maxillofacial prosthetic treatment in Frisco, TX

As a branch of dentistry and prosthodontics that focuses on rehabilitation, maxillofacial prosthetics is used to replace missing soft tissues or bone tissues in patients who have been born with or developed disabilities or defects due to trauma or disease.

A patient may need a maxillofacial prosthetic if:

  • They have been in a severe accident.
  • They have had diseased tissues surgically removed.
  • They have a neuromuscular disorder due to a stroke or Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS.
  • They are a child born without fully developed ears, teeth or palate.

Patients who need help through this treatment often have issues chewing, swallowing and speaking. The aim of these prostheses is to restore the functionality and appearance of the face and mouth for a better quality of life.

General and specialty dentists work with oral surgeons, neurologists, plastic surgeons and other maxillofacial medical professionals to provide a collaborated treatment plan for optimal end results.

At Centre for Diagnostic & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Regina Powe is happy to assist patients who may need maxillofacial prosthetics. Our dentist and team will work with your medical providers to create custom prosthetics that match your needs so you can enjoy lifelong well-being.

To learn more about maxillofacial prosthetics in Frisco, Texas, call our dental office at 972-964-5928 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.

Maxillofacial Prosthetics In Frisco, TX

Oral & maxillofacial prosthetics is a subspecialty of prosthodontics involving rehabilitating patients who suffer disabilities or congenital disabilities or develop later in life due to disease or trauma. Patients need prostheses to replace missing parts of tissue or bone and restore oral functions like chewing, swallowing, and speech. Visit Regina Y Powe DDS to receive advanced restorative dentistry in Frisco, TX.

What Does Maxillofacial Prosthetics Involve?

We perform procedures such as:

  • Palatal lift prostheses – help the soft palate attain the proper speech position.
  • Mandibular resection prostheses – replace a lost jaw part or restore teeth and gums.
  • Obturators – cover the palate when you have partial or complete maxilla loss or a cleft palate. Obturators restore gums and teeth by closing the hole or defect to allow proper eating, speaking, chewing, and swallowing.
  • Fluoride carrier – provides a tray for filling fluoride to be used by patients facing dry mouth due to medication, certain medical conditions, or radiation therapy. Fluoride helps preserve and protect compromised teeth.

Occlusal Adjustment Frisco, TX

If your teeth don’t align seamlessly or cause discomfort when you bring them together, you may require occlusal adjustment in Frisco, TX, to help correct malocclusion. We do occlusal adjustments to modify tooth surfaces to improve how teeth make contact.

Contact Regina Y Powe, DDS, for General & Family Dentistry services in Frisco, TX, today!