volume 10, issue 4, P529-536 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100408
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Abstract: Success in the use of custom‐fabricated Silastic implants in patients with facial contour defects led us to utilize this method in reconstructing mandibular defects. However, mandibular reconstruction with alloplastic material is quite difficult because of the presence of continuous stress and motion in that region. The evolution in the use of the mandibular implant from the commercially available one to the K‐wire reinforced, prefabricated, silicone implant was largely dependent on the availability of silicon…

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