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Silicone elastomer implants in surgery of the temporomandibular joint

      Silicone elastomers are elastic materials that contain linear silicone polymers that are cross-linked in a 3-dimensional network. Silicone rubber, one form of inorganic synthetic silicone elastomer, is made from a cross-linked, silicon-based polymer strengthened with a filler that acts as a reinforcing agent to impart certain mechanical, chemical, or physical properties. In general all silicones (polydimethyl siloxanes) are noted for their high thermal stability, biocompatibility, hydrophobic nature, and electrical and release properties.
      • Jerschow P.
      Silicone elastomers.
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