The use of RTV silicones in maxillofacial prosthetics.

  title={The use of RTV silicones in maxillofacial prosthetics.},
  author={Jason Kanter},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  volume={24 6},
  • J. Kanter
  • Published 1 December 1970
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of prosthetic dentistry

Rehabilitation of digital defect with silicone finger prosthesis: a case report.

This article describes a technique for fabrication of custom made finger prosthesis with a silicone elastomer to make a patient feel a capable person and not a handicap.

Rehabilitation of an Orbital Defect: A Simplified Technique

This article presents a simplified technique for fabricating an orbital prosthesis, one of the requirements for a successful esthetic result in maxillofacial prosthetics.

Influence of natural weathering on colour stability of materials used for facial prosthesis

The visual method demonstrated colour alteration in all materials evaluated during the first 90 days of ageing as well as between pigmented and colourless heat-polymerized resin, and between the resins Rapidaflex and Lentaflex.


This case report presents the fabrication of custom-made silicone finger prosthesis along with acrylic resin custom made nail in an attempt to avoid costly procedures and provide best possible esthetic results.

Change in the Mechanical Behaviour of Facial Elastomers after Weathering and Chemical Disinfection

Weathering and chemical disinfection are some of the parameters that lead to the deterioration of the facial elastomers over a period of time, especially the mechanical properties; tensile and tear

Concealment of Amputation: Silicone Finger Prosthesis

The fabrication of a silicone finger prosthesis for a patient after an accident offered psychological, functional, and rehabilitative advantages for the patient.

Prosthetic rehabiliation of anotia: a sense of emotional relief

A method to fabricate silicone auricular prosthesis for a patient who had congenital anotia is portrayed, which support the patients physically as well as psychologically enhancing their confidence and social acceptance.

Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Amputated finger

The traditional techniques of prosthesis fabrication as described in the review, via silicone and osseointegrated implant for anchorage of digital prosthesis serves an alternative to complex surgical procedures.



Use of silicone oils in maintaining surgical instruments.

  • F. Crowe
  • Chemistry
    Journal of the American Medical Association
  • 1952
The silicones are water repellent, superior lubricants, which are chemically and physiologically inert and show marked surface adhesiveness.

The use of silicone material for impressions of deep-seated cavities.

  • J. Rubinstein
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Dental Association
  • 1959
An impression technic for deep-seated proximal cavities is presented which takes advantage of the properties of the silicone material and avoids the preoperative treatment of the gingival tissues with astringents or vasoconstrictors.

Spray coloring of silicone elastomer maxillofacial prostheses.

Polyantibiotic treatment of pulpless teeth.

  • L. Grossman
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Dental Association
  • 1951
Much still has to be learned about antibiotics, their mode of action, their spectrum or range of activity against microorganisms, their cytologic reactions, and even their pharmacologic effects.

A New Material and Technic in the Art of Somato-Prosthesis

While the previously reported work dealt with both resilient and hard substances to achieve their results, the research herein recorded combines the physical and chemical features of both types.