A surface roughening technique for maxillofacial prostheses

Cifter E. D., Ozdemir-Karatas M., Sancakli E., Balik A.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.113, no.3, pp.250-252, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Giving a natural surface texture to the maxillofacial prostheses is one of the major goals for the maxillofacial prosthodontists. This article describes a technique for application of an antiskid epoxy resin to the surface of the definitive mold before pouring the maxillofacial silicone elastomer. This technique produces evenly distributed and same-size pores that are more similar to the natural appearance of human skin.