When Can a Craniofacial Prosthesis Be Worn?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Help Patients in Need of Craniofacial Prostheses

Congenital birth anomalies, traumatic injuries, and surgeries requiring bone or tissue removal often result in facial defects. A significant number of children are born with cleft lip or palate malformations. A craniofacial prosthesis is often the best course of action to restore normal function and appearance. Craniofacial prostheses are artificial devices utilized to replace malformed or missing facial features. The most common types of facial prostheses are created to address defects involving the nose, eyes, or ears. Older prostheses, while[…] Read More

What are Craniofacial Implants?

Deformities in the mouth, jaws, face, and skull often impact one’s self-confidence. Those suffering from craniofacial deformities may choose facial reconstruction surgery. However, in some cases, surgeons cannot reconstruct patients’ facial features due to burns, surgery, or accidents; that is where craniofacial implants offer an appropriate alternative for patients. Craniofacial surgery is often performed on those born with a cleft palate or lip, a congenital deformity that Johns Hopkins University researchers estimate impacts one in 700 children. Other facial anomalies[…] Read More

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