SCOPE OF MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHESIS MATERIALS: FROM PAST TO FUTURE- A LITERATURE REVIEW
*Dr. Dhaniram Talukder and Dr. Shubhda Gandhi
Reason behind the facial defect can be trauma, tumor, surgery and congenital/developmental anomaly. Aim of maxillofacial prosthesis is to restore the lost structure, normal function as well as esthetics. Surgical reconstruction may not be possible owing to size or location of the defect. Materials used for fabrication maxillofacial prosthesis, which include full range of chemical structures, with physical properties ranging from hard, stiff alloys, ceramics and polymers.
Keywords: Maxillofacial, Polymers, Tumor.
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