Maxillary polydimethylsiloxane glossal prostheses

Shlomo Taicher, Stephen F. Bergen

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Abstract

A technique was described to mechanically combine acrylic resin with a polydimethylsiloxane (silicone) material. The polysiloxane glossal prosthesis was suspended from the palatal surface of a maxillary complete denture obturator. While a prosthetic tongue is a poor substitute for a most vital structure, every attempt must be made to make the patient comfortable and aid the patient in dealing with routine social demands. This type of prosthesis attached to a stable maxillary denture provides a rehabilitative service which may be considered for patients who experience glossectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1981
Externally publishedYes

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