A fiber-reinforced composite prosthesis restoring a lateral midfacial defect: A clinical report

Hemmo Kurunmäki, Rosita Kantola, Muhanad M. Hatamleh, David C. Watts, Pekka K. Vallittu

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    Abstract

    This clinical report describes the use of a glass fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) substructure to reinforce the silicone elastomer of a large facial prosthesis. The FRC substructure was shaped into a framework and embedded into the silicone elastomer to form a reinforced facial prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to overcome the disadvantages associated with traditionally fabricated prostheses; namely, delamination of the silicone of the acrylic base, poor marginal adaptation over time, and poor simulation of facial expressions. (J Prosthet Dent 2008;100:348-352). © 2008 The Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)348-352
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
    Volume100
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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