Customizing a nasal CPAP mask using a silicone elastomer

Paul M. McLornan, Nancy A. Hansen, Ronald G. Verrett

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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