maxillofacial prosthesis


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maxillofacial prosthesis

Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw, facies, face
a prosthetic replacement for part, or all, of the upper jaw, nose, or cheek. It is applied when surgical repair alone is inadequate.

maxillofacial prosthesis

The repair and artificial replacement of the face and jaw missing because of disease or injury.
See also: prosthesis
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Anatomic undercut areas can always be created by planning before and after surgery as a mode of retention for maxillofacial prosthesis.
Adhesives are considered as the most popular retentive aid in maxillofacial prosthesis retention.
Recently computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing system for fabrication of oral and maxillofacial prosthesis is being used.
Fabrication of maxillofacial prosthesis using the computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing system.
Chemical disinfection can produce some property alterations of the silicones used as a maxillofacial prosthesis material, so it is important to evaluate these alterations during prosthesis fabrication.