maxillofacial prosthesis

a prosthetic replacement for parts of the maxilla, mandible, or face that are missing or defective because of surgical intervention, trauma, pathology, or developmental malformations. See also under prosthetics.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • maxillofacial prosthetics — the branch of prosthodontics concerned with anatomic, functional, and cosmetic reconstruction by means of synthetic substitutes of those regions of the maxilla, mandible, and face that have been damaged, absent, or malformed due to illness,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Craniofacial prosthesis — Craniofacial prostheses are prostheses made by individuals trained in anaplastology or maxillofacial prosthodontics who medically help rehabilitate those suffering from facial defects caused by disease (mostly progressed forms of skin cancer, and …   Wikipedia

  • Ocular prosthesis — For the functional replacement or bionic eye, see Visual prosthetic. An ocular prosthesis …   Wikipedia

  • Dental technician — Dental technologist building porcelain Fixed prosthesis. A dental technologist is a member of the dental team who, upon presciption from a dental clinician, constructs custom made restorative and dental appliances.[1][2] There are four major… …   Wikipedia

  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences Mangalore — Manipal College of Dental Sciences Established 1987 Type Private Location Mangalore, Karnataka, India Campus Urban …   Wikipedia

  • Dental implant — Intervention A Straumann brand root form endosseous dental implant placed in the site of the maxillary left permanent first molar with bone graft used to elevate the sinus floor …   Wikipedia

  • Osseointegration — derives from the Greek osteon, bone, and the Latin integrare, to make whole. The term refers to the direct structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of a load bearing artificial implant. Osseointegration has… …   Wikipedia

  • Dental surgery — Intervention A dental officer and his assistant remove the wisdom tooth of a crew member of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) …   Wikipedia

  • Prosthodontics — is one of the 9 specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in prosthodontics, the specialty of… …   Wikipedia

  • Dentistry — This article is about dental science. For the profession see Dentist. For tooth care see oral hygiene and dental surgery. Dentist Occupation Activity sectors Medicine …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.