COLOURATION TECHNIQUES FOR INTRINSIC STAINING OF MAXILLOFACIAL SILICONE PROSTHESIS: A NARRATIVE REVIEW
Received 2022-02-15; Accepted 2022-04-07; Published 2022-11-23
Keywords:Colour, Facial skin, Maxillofacial prosthesis, Silicone, Staining
Several congenital and acquired defects require alloplastic restorations. These kinds of prosthesis may be retained and supported by osseointegrated implants, the remaining skin with or without adhesive and body cavities. Extraoral maxillofacial prosthesis are primarily fabricated using silicone. Obtaining a reliable and reproducible coloration technique is important in the process of fabrication. The present study is to study the development of and advancements in intrinsic staining techniques of silicone prosthesis. The authors reviewed literature and summarized the different colouration techniques for intrinsic staining previously and presently used for maxillofacial silicone prosthesis from published research available in the Dental Library of the University of Malaya and different databases: Science Direct, PubMed and Web of Science. There are diverse methods to intrinsically match the colour of facial skin in maxillofacial prosthetics. Newer methods used in coloration have produced more accurate colour matching and have proven to be less time-consuming.
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