2016 | Month: | Volume:3 | Issue:1 | Page:02-11

Maxillofacial Prosthetic Materials -An Update

Body abnormalities or defects that compromise appearance, function may make an individual, incapable of leading a relatively normal life. Facial disfigurement can be the result of a congenital anomaly, trauma or tumour surgery. Surgical reconstruction may not be possible owing to size or location of the defect. The patient's medical condition or personal desires may also preclude reconstructive surgery. In such cases, prosthetic rehabilitation is indicated. A facial prosthesis restores normal anatomy and appearance, protects the tissues of a defect, and provides great psychological benefits to the patient. A number of materials are available and have been used for fabrication of maxillofacial prosthesis; the aim of this article is to provide some insight about the currently used maxillofacial prosthetic material





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