Fabrication of facial prostheses by applying the osseointegration concept for retention

Richard R. Seals, Aquileo L. Cortes, Stephen M. Parel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

24 Scopus citations

Abstract

Initial clinical studies applying the osseointegration concept for retention of facial prostheses have been encouraging. The results of these preliminary investigations indicate new treatment possibilities with facial prostheses anchored to the cranial skeleton by osseointegrated implants. Osseointegrated rehabilitation of the maxillofacial prosthetic patient presents the potential for overcoming many of the disadvantages associated with conventional retentive methods. Fabrication and support for facial prostheses by using osseointegrated implants for retention are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-716
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fabrication of facial prostheses by applying the osseointegration concept for retention'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this