A method for fabricating an implant-retained orbital prosthesis using the existing prosthesis

J Prosthodont. 2011 Oct;20(7):583-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2011.00763.x. Epub 2011 Oct 4.


This article describes a time-saving technique for fabricating a new implant-retained orbital prosthesis using the patient's existing prosthesis. The location of the ocular component is transferred; the position and openings of the palpebral anatomic structures and the precise anatomic details of the existing orbital prosthesis are duplicated. Making the impression, fabricating the definitive cast, alignment of the ocular component, and completing the wax sculpture of the prosthesis are accomplished in one appointment.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orbital Implants*
  • Prosthesis Design / methods*
  • Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Prosthesis Retention / instrumentation*
  • Silicones


  • Silicones