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Dental Solutions for Soft Tissue Defects in Maxillofacial Prosthetics


Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Maxillofacial prosthetics involves rehabilitating facial and oral structures lost from disease, trauma, or birth anomalies. Solutions for missing hard teeth and bones include dental implants, bridges, and removable dentures. Meanwhile, defects affecting overlying soft tissues require additional specialized prostheses to reduce functional impairment and promote self-image.

Soft Tissue Replacements


When cancer, injuries, or infections destroy areas of facial skin, underlying fat, nerve, and muscle layers, significant disfigurement results. Maxillofacial prosthodontists counteract this through hyperrealistic prostheses replacing these vulnerable soft tissues. They create extraordinarily lifelike facial prostheses using photographic imaging and advanced digital technology.

Implant-Retained Prostheses


Facial prostheses typically attach to implanted posts for reliable adhesion and easy removal. Your prosthodontist surgically places biocompatible implants in strategic bone sites neighboring the defect. Following osseointegration, they connect custom-sculpted silicone or urethane facial prostheses to these implants. This method enables excellent prosthesis stabilization and realism.

Precision Through Digital Workflow


First, advanced imaging captures defect shape and surrounding facial topography data. CAD software helps design an anatomically accurate prosthesis digitally. Precision milling creates a physical prototype later characterized into a copy indistinguishable from your natural appearance. This exceptional realism dramatically improves emotional healing.

Restored Form and Function


Besides flawlessly blending soft tissue prostheses with remaining facial elements, maxillofacial prosthodontists ensure optimal function. For nasal replacements, nasal airway passages get incorporated so you can breathe freely. Prosthetic ears, eyes, and lips also get embedded mechanisms enabling realistic movement for restored dynamism.

A Team Effort


Rebuilding extensive facial defects requires the synchronized collaboration of a talented prosthodontic team. Sculptors, engineers, and artistic painters work seamlessly under the guidance of a lead prosthodontist to craft flawless, hyperrealistic facial prostheses.

Revitalize Your Life


With aesthetic maxillofacial prostheses integrated with dental implants or other oral rehabilitations, quality of life significantly improves for those with facial differences. Specialized prosthodontic solutions provide the means for reengaging life with inspiring hope, joy, and confidence once more. Contact us today to learn about treatment possibilities for your unique needs.



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