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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 2784606, 7 pages
Case Report

Rehabilitation of Nose following Chemical Burn Using CAD/CAM Made Substructure for Implant Retained Nasal Prosthesis: A Clinical Report

1Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Prosthodontics, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Department of Dental Technology, College of Applied Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Prosthodontics, Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
6Department of Oral Pathology, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Saurabh Chaturvedi; as.ude.ukk@idevrus

Received 16 February 2017; Revised 17 April 2017; Accepted 3 May 2017; Published 18 June 2017

Academic Editor: Luis M. J. Gutierrez

Copyright © 2017 Saurabh Chaturvedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Insufficient knowledge of medical chemicals and their improper use have destructive effects. Accidental exposure to chemicals on facial tissue may result in large facial defect. For ages the tradition of piercing nose is common but improper use of unknown chemical for piercing has deleterious effect. Mostly rhinectomy defects are acquired caused by trauma or malignant diseases. Prosthetic rehabilitation is the preferred treatment of choice for any large rhinectomy defects as medical and surgical interventions are ineffective in developing esthetics. Main concern with the prosthesis for such defects is retention. This article describes rehabilitation of a patient with large size nasal defect created by chemical burn in childhood during piercing. Implant retained customized silicone nasal prosthesis was fabricated using simple O-ring attachments and innovative modified polyamide acrylic resin substructure acting as skeleton.