Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 12

The Early Development of Maxillofacial Prosthetics-A Historical Review

Chandrasekharan Nair K1*, Viswanath Gurumurthy2 and Pradeep C Dathan3

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Dental Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, KSA
3Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: November 02, 2023; Published: November 20, 2023


Facial deformities whether induced as part of punishment, accidents that happen during war or due to disease process have always intrigued fellow human beings. Those who were engaged in the profession of healing, in the ancient times have attempted surgical correction or created prostheses so that the humans could be rehabilitated both in appearance and in function. At times ingenious patients also have tried making prosthesis for themselves. The history of maxillofacial prosthetics has an abstract nature and it is developed through different periods of time. Initially maxillofacial prosthetics (MFP) was necessitated by humans who were not living but when the time transgressed from BC to AD, MFP was designed for living human beings.

Keywords: Maxillofacial Prosthetics; MFP; Tagliacozzi


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Citation: Chandrasekharan Nair K., et al. “The Early Development of Maxillofacial Prosthetics-A Historical Review".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.12 (2023): 20-28.


Copyright: © 2023 Chandrasekharan Nair K., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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