Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

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Obturator prosthesis

Prosthodontist West Bloomfield, MI
Obturator prosthesis

 

Problem

An acquired defect in the jaw or soft palate due to an oral tumor or trauma

Solution

Your prosthodontist will fabricate an obturator or resection prosthesis, which may include precision attachments and/or implants, to close the defect in the jaw and to replace missing teeth.

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Resection prosthesis

Prosthodontist West Bloomfield, MI

 

Problem

An acquired or congenital defect resulting in loss of an ear, nose, eye, or other area of the face

Solution

Your prosthodontist will work closely with your team of physicians in order to determine the best treatment for you. Often times, replacement can be as simple as a silicone-based prosthetic which is retained with medical grade adhesive or even craniofacial implants. Our in-house laboratory technicians are true artists in fabricating life-like prosthetics. Each treatment plan is custom tailored to your needs, and it is best to consult with your prosthodontist for your unique treatment plan.

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Auricular prosthesis

Some of the types of head & neck/oral cancers for which our West Bloomfield prosthodontists are involved in the patient’s total rehabilitation include:

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Chondrosacrcoma
  • Metastatic tumors to jaw bone
  • Pleomorphic Adenoma
  • Warthin’s Tumor
  • Ductal Papillomas
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Polymorphous Low-Grade Adenocarcinoma
  • Salivary Adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ameloblastoma
  • Intraosseous Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
  • Acinic Cell Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma Ex Pleomorphic Adenoma
  • Ameloblastic Carcinoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Spindel Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkle Cell Carcinoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma of the Maxillary Sinus
  • Hemangioma
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Multiple Myleoma
  • Squamous Odontogenic Tumor
  • Others

For further information on support groups for oral/head & neck cancers/tumors and other orofacial defects and resources, please visit the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.