Restoration of Facial Defects with Digital Technology

Restoration of Facial Defects with Digital Technology

1st Edition - March 20, 2022

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  • Authors: Leonardo Ciocca, Giorgio Gastaldi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902953
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902960

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Restoration of Facial Defects with Digital Technology gives global descriptions of each method so that readers can project, design, and manufacture a maxillofacial prosthesis and customize maxillofacial surgery. It also covers using CAD-CAM technology to reduce the cost and time of making a facial prosthesis. The complete workflow for producing the ear, nasal, and oculofacial prosthesis (implant and mechanically supported), and for oncologic maxillofacial surgery is described. The atlas form of the book describes each procedure in a step-by-step manner so that readers may reproduce the process and obtain improved results with respect to the analogic procedures. This book communicates the most updated knowledge and the method of digital technology applied to the maxillofacial rehabilitation workflow, in a way that all may use it as a guide for replicating the methodologies presented in the book. This book will help also informatics technicians and biomedical engineers to project and customize the virtual construction of the prosthesis. It also describes how to use the new technology to reduce time and cost of the operatory room. The information in this book will also let readers: know the new methodologies to use digital technology instead of analogic procedures by anaplastologists; accomplish unusual hygiene procedures of craniofacial implants (hygienists); propose prosthetic alternative solution instead of the plastic surgery to the patient who lost ear, nose, or facial parts for oncologic or traumatic reasons; simplify the plastic reconstructive surgery and module as a function of the final prosthetic rehabilitation supported by craniofacial implants. The book has been written by experts in the field, pulling together information from disparate sources into one reference, making it ideal for anyone working in maxillofacial rehabilitation of the face.

Key Features

  • Includes coverage of case studies of facial disfiguring due to cancer or trauma using both surgical and prosthetic approaches
  • Describes the step-by-step protocol to digitally design ear, oculofacial, and nasal prostheses, and to mold manufacturing using modern 3D printing technology
  • Provides evidence-based state-of-the-art protocol on maxillofacial and craniofacial implant surgery related to the facial rehabilitation


Biomedical engineers, informatic technicians, maxillofacial prosthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Facial defects
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Etiology
  • 1.3 Epidemiology
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Facial surgery
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Ear defects
  • 2.2 Nasal defects
  • 2.3 Eye defects
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Rehabilitation of auricular defects
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Decision-making processes: the rehabilitation strategy
  • 3.2 Prosthetic rehabilitation of auricular defects: conventional (analogic) procedures
  • 3.3 Rehabilitation of auricular defects with CAD-CAM technologies
  • 3.4 Clinical procedure
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Rehabilitation of nasal defects
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Decision-making processes: the rehabilitation strategy
  • 4.2 Prosthetic rehabilitation of nasal defects: conventional (analogic) protocol
  • 4.3 CAD-CAM construction of the nasal prosthesis: eyeglasses and implant-supported prosthesis
  • 4.4 Clinical procedure
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Rehabilitation of ocular defects
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Decision-making process: the rehabilitation strategy
  • 5.2 Prosthetic rehabilitation of ocular defects: conventional (analogic) procedures
  • 5.3 Prosthetic rehabilitation of ocular defects: CAD/CAM techniques
  • 5.4 Clinical procedure
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Research trends
  • Abstract
  • CAD-CAM experimental scaffolding for the regenerative medicine
  • 6.1 Scaffolding for bony reconstruction
  • 6.2 Scaffolding for orbital reconstruction
  • 6.3 Research perspectives on bone regenerative medicine
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: March 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902953
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902960

About the Authors

Leonardo Ciocca

Dr. Leonardo Ciocca is an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the Dental School of University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, where since 2000 he is a coordinator of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Care Service of the Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Section (Head Prof. Lorenzo Breschi) at the University Dental Clinic. He studied Doctor of Dental Surgery in the University of Bologna in 1991 and earned his PhD in Dentistry for Disabled from Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. Personal Official Site at Bologna University:

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Dental School of University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Giorgio Gastaldi

Dr. Giorgio Gastaldi is an Associate Professor of Oral Disease and Dentistry, a Professor of Dental Prosthesis, and Director of the postgraduate program in Orthodontics at the Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy. Since October 2009 he has been in-charge of the Odontostomatology and maxillofacial surgery clinics of the San Rocco Clinical Institute (Ome-BS)—San Donato Hospital Group, and since 2015 he has been working as the head of prosthetic–maxillofacial rehabilitation inside the Department of Dentistry (Head Prof. Enrico Gherlone) of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. He had his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Brescia, Italy in 1988, specialized in Odontostomatology in 1992 at the University of Torino, obtained habilitation as full professor (National Scientific Qualification) since September 19, 2018, in the 06/F1 Competition Sector. Personal Office Site at Vita Salute San Raffaele University (Milan):

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Oral Disease and Dentistry, Professor of Dental Prosthesis, and Director of the postgraduate program in Orthodontics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

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