A combination of acrylic resin and silicone
elastomer are sometimes used in the fabrication of facial
prostheses to provide structural support when a large
prosthesis is required, a framework for retention, or
housing for bar attachment clips on facial implants may
also be used for extra support for the prosthesis.
However, peeling off of the maxillofacial silicone
elastomer from contact with the acrylic resin can be a
problem in such facial prostheses. Therefore, the
bonding process between silicone elastomer and acrylic
resin has been investigated, and the use of a primer has
been suggested to obtain suitable bond strength.
Keywords : Bonding, Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Maxillofacial Silicone Material, Primer, 180 Degree Peel Bond Test.