What is Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Prosthodontics ?
Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry which deals with the rehabilitation of patients with acquired and congenital defects of the head and neck region. These range from minor to major functional disabilities combined with cosmetic disfigurement.
Craniofacial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate are managed by specialized teams of doctors and allied health professionals. The role of the maxillofacial prosthodontist is critically important in supporting the surgical care in such patients when closures of the openings between the nasal and oral cavities are achieved, or providing supporting structures for swallowing, chewing, and speech.
Injuries resulting from motor vehicle, industrial and residential accidents, and gunshot wounds from assaults and/or suicide attempts account for a high incidence of residual orofacial defects which can result in disfigurement or compromise of function. These injuries can often be assisted by this Centre.
Defects of this type can lead to altered function and an inability to participate in normal activities, which has a negative impact on the patient’s psychosocial behaviour. Dr Nilesh Pagaria, maxillofacial surgeon treats all inability in a very dextrous manner to utmost satisfaction.