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Prosthesis auricular with osseointegrated implants and quality of life.

Journal article
Authors Daniela Micheline dos Santos
Marcelo Coelho Goiato
Aldiéres Alves Pesqueira
Lisiane Cristina Bannwart
Maria Cristina Rosifini Alves Rezende
Osvaldo Magro-Filho
Amália Moreno
Tomas Albrektsson
Published in The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Volume 21
Issue 1
Pages 94-6
ISSN 1536-3732
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Biomaterials
Pages 94-6
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181c4...
Keywords Ear, External, Humans, Osseointegration, physiology, Prostheses and Implants, Prosthesis Coloring, Prosthesis Design, Prosthesis Implantation, Quality of Life
Subject categories Dentistry

Abstract

Implants in craniofacial reconstructions improve prostheses retention and stability, comfort, and safety for the patient. According to biomechanical principles, the treatment success regarding osseointegration maintenance depends on an adequate surgery technique associated to a retention system that provides favorable tension distribution to implants. Implants in the mastoid area are a very important aid for retention of auricular prostheses. Color stability of resin and silicone is an important factor for longevity of auricular prostheses, and the high degree of satisfaction of patients with head and neck defects receiving epithesial reconstruction in the maxillofacial region is demonstrated.

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