Fabrication of an auricular prosthesis: a case report.

Nayana Prabhu, Sandeep Kumar, Seema Gupta

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The fabrication of ear prosthesis is considered by many prosthetists to be one of the more difficult replacements in maxillofacial reconstruction. The severe undercuts and pronounced convolutions of the ear's surface present a challenge in simulating a natural proportioned prosthesis. The mould for the ear is generally made by creating a three surface die to reproduce the unique configuration adequately and to allow retrieval of the finished prosthesis without damage. This article presents an outlined procedure in the basic fabrication of a prosthetic ear by a conventional technique where the wax pattern is fabricated from the impression of an individual with a similarly proportioned ear. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Fabricating an auricular prosthesis may be part of the work of a maxillofacial department.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDental update
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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