Maxillofacial prosthetics

Maxillofacial prosthodontists treat patients who have acquired and congenital defects of the head and neck (maxillofacial) region due to cancer, surgery, trauma, and/or birth defects. Maxillary obturators, speech-aid prosthesis and mandibular-resection prostheses are the most common prostheses planned and fabricated by Maxillofacial prosthodontists.

Finger Prosthesis

Finger Prosthesis
The loss of a finger can happen in an instant. Trauma, disease and congenital differences can change how the hand functions. Many people that have had a finger amputation complain of reduced function and discomfort from bumping their hand or fingers.
Wearing a prosthesis may help close the “holes” in a person’s grip, so that objects don’t fall out of the hand. Custom prostheses are colour matched and made to look as life-like as possible. These prostheses can usually be fit with suction and custom acrylic fingernails can be added.

Eye Prosthesis

Eye Prosthesis
In certain cases where normal eye is bulging forward, or have pain in the eyes with out Vision, these patient may under go for evisceration or enucleation with or with out use of orbital implant. Both procedures will need prosthetic restoration with the fitting of an artificial eye. This process can usually begin approximately six weeks following the initial surgery. This procedure ensures each patient attains the maximum amount of comfort and movement possible.

Ear Prosthesis

Ear Prosthesis
Traumatic loss of the ear and unsatisfactory surgical reconstruction are often followed by the implant-retained auricular prosthesis as the definitive treatment. The final restoration completes the individual’s quest for symmetry, anonymity and a sense of serenity that comes with having a stable and normal-looking ear.