Oral Rehabilitation in the Face of Thoracic Challenges: Prosthodontics Unveiling New Frontiers in Healthcare


  • Muhammad Abdul Muqeet BDS, FCPS prosthodontics Senior Registrar Department of Prosthodontics, Dental college HITEC-IMS taxilla cantt
  • Muhammad Uzair BDS, Registrar department of prosthodontics Dental college,HITEC-IMS,taxila cantt
  • Sumayia Qaiser Demonstrator (Prosthodontics) de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, LahoreDemonstrator (Prosthodontics) de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
  • Naveed Ahmad Demonstrator Prosthodontics department Dental college HITEC-IMS taxilla cantt
  • Amna Nisar Demonstrator (Prosthodontics) School of Dentistry, G 8/3 , Islamabad
  • Syeda Sameen Zehra Rizvi Assistant Professor (Prosthodontics) Dental College HITEC-IMS, Taxilla Cantt


Rehabilitation, Head and neck cancer, Obturators, Quality of life, Denture


Objective: The objectives were to determine problems unique to oral rehabilitation, patient compliance with prosthetic rehabilitation, the impact of radiation therapy on prosthetic recovery, to attain significant differences over time prior to and following prosthetic intervention, and to conduct and record specific patient-deprived problem solving.

Study Design: Retrospective study

Place and Duration: The study was carried out at Department of Prosthodontics,Dental college HITEC-IMS taxilla cantt from June 2021 to December 2021.

Methods: Total 90 patients with oral cancer were examined. Using the LORQv3 and OHIP-14, patients were asked to score their experience with dental difficulties both before and after the prosthesis was fabricated. A Likert scale was used to compare the responses. All of the data were analysed using SPSS 24.0.

Results: Before receiving dental rehabilitation, patients with head and neck cancer experienced severe issues. All domains of LORQ-v3 and OHIP-14 showed improvement after a year of prosthetic therapy. For the duration of the one-year trial period, there was complete compliance with using prosthetic appliances. The LORQ-v3 showed a 12-40% improvement in function across all elements. OHIP-14 revealed gains ranging from 14% to 230% across all domains. According to the lower Likert scale values following prosthetic treatment, patients with head and neck cancer fared better thanks to prosthetic rehabilitation.

Conclusion: We came to the conclusion in this study that following prosthodontic rehabilitation, the oral health-related quality of life increased for patients with head and neck cancer.




How to Cite

Muqeet, M. A., Uzair, M., Qaiser, S., Ahmad, N., Nisar , A., & Rizvi , S. S. Z. (2023). Oral Rehabilitation in the Face of Thoracic Challenges: Prosthodontics Unveiling New Frontiers in Healthcare. Medical and Life Sciences, 2(2), 43–51. Retrieved from https://journals.smarcons.com/index.php/mls/article/view/91