Facilitation of facial prosthesis placement with tattoo markers: A clinical report

Gunay Y., Erkan M., Gurbuzer B., Karayazgan B.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.97, no.5, pp.256-260, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Proper repeatable alignment of an adhesive-retained auricular prosthesis may be a difficult challenge. Usually anatomical undercuts, tissue remnants, and scars are used as references to secure a facial prosthesis and provide retention and stability. Repeated application may be hindered when none of these references is present. This clinical report describes a method of using tattoo marks as references to repeatably align the facial prosthesis of a patient with a skin flap reconstruction.