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Acta stomatologica Croatica, Vol.40 No.3 September 2006. -

This study discusses rehabilitation of masticatory system deformities and temporomandibular dysfunctions TMD’s following surgery for malignant tumors of the mandible and radiation therapy of the head and neck region. Successful prosthodontic rehabilitation results and acceptable fi nal maxillomandibular relationships were achieved with the help of myofunctional training therapy, repositioning splints, temporary mouth-guard appliances, and occlusal adjustments or modifi cations of denture design. Prosthodontic treatment of patients with postoperative mandibular defects following hemi-mandibulectomy is described, and the role of supporting physiotherapy and myotherapy in regaining functional effi ciency of the masticatory system was emphasised.

temporomandibular joint; prosthodontics; surgery, oral; neoplasms

Autor: Elzbieta Mierzwinska-Nastalska - Dariusz Rolski - Krystyna Rusiniak-Kubik - Jolanta Kostrzewa-Janicka -



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