Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Airway obstruction is prevented by delivering air at a constant pressure via a nasal mask worn during sleep. Small nares may cause difficulty in wearing even the smallest standard nasal mask, with wear resulting in discomfort and air leaks. This article describes a method for fabricating a custom nasal CPAP mask using maxillofacial prosthodontic laboratory techniques. (J Prosthet Dent 2008;100:147-152).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery