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Prosthetic management of mid-facial defect with magnet-retained silicone prosthesis.

Authors
  • Buzayan, Muaiyed M1
  • 1 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. , (Malaysia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Prosthetics and orthotics international
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2014
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
62–67
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0309364613484052
PMID: 23625838
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A sectional mid-facial prosthesis was made and retained in place by using magnets, which resulted in a significant improvement in the aesthetical and functional outcome without the need for plastic surgery. Silicone prostheses are reliable alternatives to surgery and should be considered in selected cases.

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