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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2728-2731

Customized nasal prosthesis in continuous positive airway pressure treatment, current trend in treating obstructive sleep apnea for better patient compliance


Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge and Implantology, C.K.S. Theja Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Chadalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, Renigunta, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Nagam Raja Reddy
Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge and Implantology, C.K.S. Theja Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Chadalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, Renigunta, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_473_19

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Snoring is common disorder in India, which is caused due to obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for this condition. Prefabricated nasal masks lack intimate adaptation and cause air leakage producing discomfort for patient and decrease the compliance for treatment. This article describes a simple method for customizing nasal CPAP mask and fabrication using maxillofacial prosthodontic laboratory techniques currently available.


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