[Fabricating facial prostheses using CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping technique].Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2005 Apr; 22(2):320-3.SW
At present, the treatments of hemifacial microsomia such as the missing of ear and eye still rely on the skill of technician to make the wax model of contralateral apparatus of patient in China. In this paper, CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping (RP) techniques are integrated to successfully create a silastic prosthesis by using the patient's data of CT or laser scanning. The clinical results suggest that a high accuracy has been achieved in shape, size, and protrusion of the facial prostheses, which indicates that the application of RP techniques in conjunction with CAD/CAM is a suitable approach for fabricating facial prosthesis.