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Color stability of facial prostheses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8778386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The limited service of facial prostheses is the result of degradation of the elastomer and color instability. Deterioration may be caused by many factors, which include environmental exposure and changes in humidity. This investigation assessed the efficacy of an additive, intrinsic, broad-spectrum ultraviolet light absorber on the color stability of a pigmented facial elastomer. Samples were weathered artificially and outdoors at exposure levels of radiant energy of 150 to 450 kJ/m2. The samples changed color slightly but perceptibly. Artificial aging caused a greater change than outdoor aging. The ultraviolet light absorber UV-5411 did not protect the samples from color changes.
J C Lemon; M S Chambers; M L Jacobsen; J M Powers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of prosthetic dentistry     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0022-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prosthet Dent     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-16     Completed Date:  1996-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376364     Medline TA:  J Prosthet Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Oncologic Dentistry and Prosthodontics, University of Texas, Houston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Environmental Exposure
Maxillofacial Prosthesis*
Prosthesis Coloring / standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Silicone Elastomers / chemistry,  radiation effects
Time Factors
Ultraviolet Rays
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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