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Life-Like Color Characterization and Extrinsic Layering of Silicone Orbital Prosthesis: A Case Report

Manisha Khanna, Jyoti Yadav

Keywords : Extrinsic layering, Maxillofacial prosthesis, Shade matching

Citation Information : Khanna M, Yadav J. Life-Like Color Characterization and Extrinsic Layering of Silicone Orbital Prosthesis: A Case Report. 2023; 11 (1):39-42.

DOI: 10.5005/djas-11014-0002

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 27-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Orbital mucormycosis was the second most common type of mucormycosis during the COVID-19 wave, which along with the loss of orbital content, lead to a loss of confidence in the patients as well. Prosthodontists play a major role in rehabilitating the lost structure as well as the lost confidence in the patients by providing extra-oral silicone prosthesis. Shade matching of maxillofacial silicone elastomer is one vital step during fabrication of the prostheses. Available literature does not yet describe the procedure of shade matching and extrinsic layering of silicone prosthesis in detail. This article presents a case report of a 45-year-old male patient who presented with a healed surgical site of exenterated orbit due to mucormycosis and complained of disfigurement of the face. A customized silicone orbital prosthesis was fabricated for the patient. The present case report critically focused on color matching during silicone manipulation and extrinsic layering after curing the prosthesis.

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