An implant-supported auricular prosthesis: a team effort between two South African tertiary institutions
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Primary osseo-integration with cranio facial implants is so reliable that it may be considered routine. Arcu ri ef nl.' reported that the use of titan ium endosseous screw implants proved to be a successful, predictable, and quali ty-of-life-enhancing technique for prosthetic anchorage in the midface region. Nishimura el nl.' reported a 100% success rate for implants used for auric ular prosth eses.This may be part ly the resu lt of a generous thlckness of compact bone in the craruu m . The Division of Prosthodontks, School for Oral Health Sciences, Universi ty of Stellenbosch and the Department of Dental Services, Faculty of Scien ce, Peninsula Technicon collabora ted to provide a maxillofacial serv ice and to create a training opportunity for senior undergraduate s at the two tertiary institutions. This article describes the prosthodontic management of an implant-supported auricu lar prosthe sis.