Dr. Mehdi’s expertise in prosthetic work extends beyond the replacement of missing teeth. The field of maxillofacial prosthetics addresses the loss of facial and oral bone and soft tissues. Whether these losses are present at birth or the consequence of an injury or illness, a custom prosthesis can provide valuable cosmetic benefits as well as support in important functions like speaking, chewing, biting, and swallowing.
Maxillofacial prostheses can respond to issues that affect the mandible, the soft and/or hard palate, the tongue, and more. These issues can stem from cancer, traumatic injury, disabilities from certain neurological disorders, or issues from birth. The right appliance can also help with functional issues, such as those created after experiencing a stroke.
The issues that make maxillofacial prosthetic work necessary can be complex in nature. Because patients in need of treatment can have several concerning medical issues, and because the right appliances can be required for functional as well as cosmetic improvements, Dr. Mehdi can work closely with other specialists, including ENTs, oral surgeons, plastic surgeons, oncologists, and more to ensure treatment is successful.
The field of maxillofacial prosthetics has offered significant cosmetic, functional, and quality of life improvements for patients affected by a broad range of afflictions. To learn how the right restoration can help you, reach out to My Dentist in Londonderry, NH today at 603-965-3407.