What is Maxillofacial Prosthodontics?
Facial Defect Treatments
Featured below are some examples of prosthetic treatment which are not all-inclusive. Often these prostheses are combined with traditional dental therapy to restore health, function and esthetics to the oral cavity. This comprehensive care is possible because Maxillofacial Prosthodontists initially completed 3 years of advanced training in complex oral rehabilitation. If you believe that you might benefit from one of the following services or related treatment, please contact a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist near you for further information.
Replaces Eye and surrounding tissues
Replaces part of the face which may involve more than
Replaces a body part like fingers, hands, etc
Worn during radiation therapy for protection of normal tissues
Covers palate after partial or total loss of the maxilla (upper jaw). This is used after surgery to provide closure
Interim and Definitive Obturator
Covers palate after partial or total loss of maxilla or due to cleft palate. It restores teeth and gums and has an extension which closes the defect or hole for swallowing, eating, chewing, and speaking.
Palatal Lift Prosthesis
Helps soft palate assume correct position for speech
Palatal Augmentation (Drop) Prosthesis
Alters palate prosthetically for speech
Mandibular Resection Prosthesis
Replaces portion of the jaw that has been lost and restores gums and teeth
Tray filled with Fluoride gel for patients with dry mouth from medications, radiation therapy, or certain medical conditions. Helps to strengthen, protect and preserve compromised teeth