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1.  Maxillofacial Prosthetic Materials- An Inclination Towards Silicones 
There have been constant searches and researches which are taking place in the field of dental materials to best suit the ideal selection criteria to satisfy the functionality, biocompatibility, aesthetics as well as the durability as a maxillofacial material. Among all the different materials, Silicone is the most popularly used, but still studies are carried out to overcome their weaknesses and to come out with a material which can be labeled as the “ideal maxillofacial prosthetic material”. This article comprises the materials which were and are in use and the reason for their unpopularity. It also gives us a scope to understand the major fields where the materials lack and thus needs improvement to render an individual with the best maxillo-facial prosthesis.
PMCID: PMC4316360  PMID: 25654054
Heat-vulcanized silicones; Maxillo-facial materials; Room temperature vulcanized; Silicones

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