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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2015 Jan;53(1):74-80. Korean. Case Report.
Choi HS , Lee CH , Cho JH .
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyoungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

When oral cancer is occured, one may experience problems such as lip defect, necrosis of periodontal tissue and cervical caries caused by radiotherapy. According to ADI (Association of dental implantology), recent radiotherapy on jaw bone could be a relative contraindication of implant treatment. Due to this controversy, in most cases, treatment is done with removable dentures rather than implants. Especially, lip defect caused by an oral cancer operation have a serious repercussion on the retention of the denture. In this case report, patient with upper lip cancer had undergone resection primarily and secondary radiotherapy was done periodically. As a result, upper teeth of patient were extracted gradually and lower teeth showed very poor periodontal status. Therefore, Polident(R) denture adhesive cream (GlaxoSmithKline, London, England) was applied on maxillary complete denture to overcome reduced retention due to the lip defect and double crown RPD with friction pin was applied on the mandible successfully for two years.

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