A technique for fabrication of cranial prostheses using high-temperature vulcanizing silicone material

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Abstract

Cranioplasty is performed with various alloplastic implant materials, each having advantages and drawbacks. High-temperature vulcanizing silicone is used to fabricate cranioplasty implants because of certain beneficial properties. Silicone cranial implants lead to better adaptation with the bone adjacent to the cranial defect than acrylic resin and metal cranial prostheses. This article describes a technique for fabricating cranial implant prostheses using high-temperature vulcanizing silicone material.

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