Microwave techniques for fabrication of provisional facial prostheses

Richard R. Seals, Aquileo L. Cortes, Jeffrey J. Funk, Stephen M. Parel

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Abstract

Timely rehabilitation of facial defects necessitates provisional prostheses during the period following surgery. The possibilities of using microwave radiation in the drying of gypsum casts, the preparation of stone molds, the curing of silicone elastomers, and the extrinsic coloring of silicone prostheses are presented. Microwave radiation has the potential for saving time, energy, and resources during the fabrication of provisional facial prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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