Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialist branch of dentistry. Oral Maxillofacial surgeons specialise in disorders of the mouth, teeth, jaws and facial structures.
The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses diagnosis, surgical and related management of various conditions such as impacted/embedded teeth (particularly wisdom teeth), misaligned jaws, facial pain and trauma, snoring/obstructive sleep apnoea and oral cancer.
Working in collaboration with the restorative dentist, the oral maxillofacial surgeon also offers patients suffering from permanent tooth loss an excellent alternative to natural teeth, in the form of dental implants.
Your Prosthesis is an important new part of your body.It is a sophisticated tool, designed to enhance your independence, activity level, and mobility. As you gain experience using your prosthesis, you will become more and more dependent on this tool.
Your Prosthesis is customized specifically to you and your individual needs.
Prostheses Parts and Types:
There is a wide variety of prostheses that are designed to function and in many cases look -- like a natural arm, leg, hand, or foot. Although there are many different designs, most have similar parts. These include:
A socket into which the stump of the amputated limb fits
The suspension, which holds the prosthesis onto the stump
The foot, hand, or hook
A covering for cosmetic appearances
The socket is often lined with foam or silicone to protect the stump. Special socks are also worn over the stump to ensure a proper fit and improve comfort.