Maxillofacial prosthodontics is a subspecialty of Prosthodontics that involves rehabilitation of patients with defects or disabilities of the head and neck region. The defect may be congenital, such as cleft lip and palate, or acquired due to accidents, surgeries, or cancer. A maxillofacial prosthodontist is uniquely trained and experienced in fabrication of prostheses that replace missing areas of bone or tissue to restore oral functions such as swallowing, speech and chewing. A maxillofacial prosthodontist can also replace missing extraoral structures such as an artificial ear, anose, and an eye with its surrounding structures where surgical reconstruction is not possible and or is extremely complex.
One of the most significant roles of a maxillofacial prosthodontists is management of patients who are to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy for head and neck cancer and careful post treatment follow up. The doctors at Oral Construx provide comprehensive care for head and neck cancer patients by collaborating with medical and radiation oncologists, ENT’s, oral surgeons, plastic surgeons, and speech pathologists to ensure excellent outcomes during and following surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.