Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Color stability of maxillofacial elastomers: A literature review

 Hiennaa D Mahale, Saee P Deshpande , Usha M Radke


Purpose: maxillofacial prosthesis is best solution for patients suffering from trauma, congenital defect, cancer etc. Success of prosthesis is mainly depend on its color stability. In past few years many research studies has been carried out to improve the color stability of maxillofacial prosthesis under artificial and natural aging condition. In an attempt to enhance its color stability different fillers like different pigment, nano particle , opacifier etc has been added. This article gives you detail review of maxiilofacial material and attempts made to increase its color stability in last 10 years. Material and method: an electronic search was carried out in pubmed, google search,ebscohost from january 2005 to december 2015 with the help of search term “color stability of maxillofacial material”, “color stability of silicone elastomer”, “effect of outdoor weathering on maxillofacial silicone elastomers”, “effect of artificial aging on maxillofacial material”, “pigments and its effect on maxillofacial silicone elastomers”, “ opacifier used in maxillofacial silicone elastomer. Out of 79 article only 12 had relevant data Result : room temperature shows accepted color change. Conclusion: as compared to external pigment, internal pigments exhibit less loss of colour. Opacifiers protect facial silicone.decrease in size of nano particle pigment results in increased color stability of the material.

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