The Problem

Maxillofacial prosthetics denotes the specialty that designs and manufactures prostheses used to replace parts or all of any stomatognathic system and/or craniofacial structure.

The common and traditional method of prosthesis production includes taking an impression, manufacturing a cast, and ultimately handcrafting a prosthesis in a silicone-based or similar material. This method has shown some limitations, which are basically related to the processing strategy, technical expertise, which takes significant amount of time and effort, it is costly, and has retention problems.

Furthermore, there are durability issues due to material degradation and color fade after a relatively short period of service because of general wear and tear and exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

For these reasons, facial prostheses require renewing and periodic replacement, which is again costly and time-consuming, and can place a burden on both patients and prosthodontists.

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