Health, appearance, mood – whatever the reason, maxillofacial prosthetics can drastically change your life. Find out how you can benefit today!
The decision to receive maxillofacial prosthetics is a large one to make. Oftentimes, patients who have suffered from oral conditions for their entire lives can miss out on the many benefits brought on by this procedure, and how their day-to-day experience could be drastically changed for the better. Here are just a few examples of the different ways that a maxillofacial prosthodontist can help you live your best life.
4 Reasons Maxillofacial Prosthetics Can Improve Your Life
- Improved Motor Functions
Those that deal with the stress and pain of having a jaw out of alignment know that chewing can be a chore. The action of moving the lower jaw demands fluidity and flexibility for consistent use. An impedance on that can eventually wear down on the muscles, making it more difficult for basic functioning. Dr. Mary Kang, our resident prosthodontist, has experience in congenital, trauma or tumor-related procedures and can help alleviate these issues through a prosthetic surgery.
- Improved General Health
Oftentimes, if you are struggling to complete the chewing of specific foods, it can end up causing issues with your gastrointestinal system. This ultimately affects the basic functions throughout your entire body. Those that suffer from these issues would find an increase in their general health and comfort levels, as maxillofacial prosthetics drastically improves the acts of both chewing and swallowing.
- Improved Aesthetics
Those that opt to receive this type of procedure can easily look beyond the health benefits and center on something at “face value” – the overall appearance of the face! This type of procedure helps to work with facial deformities that may have less skin to work with, which ultimately leads to a more natural-looking appearance than plastic surgery. Whether it’s a protruding or recessive jaw, prosthetics can make the difference you’re seeking.
- Improved Mood
With improvement in health and aesthetics, it’s no surprise that eligible patients often see an increase in their positivity and daily productivity once they’ve fully recovered. From the moment you wake up and take a look in the mirror, you’ll feel generally better about the life you’re living, thanks to the comfort and health advantages provided through this surgical procedure.
Maxillofacial prosthetics can add a value to your daily life. Here at Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Kang is our resident maxillofacial prosthodontist. If you have any questions about any of our procedures or would like to meet Dr. Kang, give us a call at (212) 753-7000. We’d be happy to provide you with any information you may need!