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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2003 October;52(10):435-40
New aesthetic results with auricolar prosthesis: two case reports
Ciocca L., Gentile L., Scotti R.
The extrinsic and intrinsic coloration of maxillo-facial silicone elastomers has always been a challenge for the clinician in order to obtain a perfect, durable integration with the surrounding skin tissues. This preliminary report describes the method for obtaining good aestethetic results for maxillo-facial prosthesis. This study shows the aesthetic results of a new silicone for the laboratory technique of creating color of the basis for a maxillo-facial prosthesis, with a good matching with human skin. The technique is useful for the direct extrinsic coloration of the surface onto the skin of the patient by means of the RTV version of the same silicone. The technological properties of this material also make it easy to reproduce the emerging profile of the prosthesis from the human skin, avoiding anaesthetic overcounturings. The 12 month follow-up shows excellent and stable aesthetic results, which are not influenced by home care procedures and by the weathering effect on color and on physical properties.