Facial reconstruction is necessary when there is a congenital defect, post-tumor damage or trauma to the face and jaw that must be repaired. An example of a condition that may need facial reconstruction includes cleft lip or cleft palate.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can repair the facial skeleton, including the cheekbones, jaw and the soft tissues nearby.
The Advanced Graduate Resident Dentists Prosthodontics Clinic staffed by a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist working with dental school graduates in advanced training to become prosthodontic specialists. Patient referral is not required.