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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 Plano, Texas, call our dental office at 972-964-5928 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.