Custom Facial Prosthesis
Restoring Balance to Your Head & Face
A Prosthesis is an artificial device for a missing, disfigured or malformed
part of the body. The main goal of the prosthesis is to restore the formant
function of the particular area involved. It also helps in protection
of sensitive tissue, aids the auditory reception of the ear or if necessary
for the placement of a hearing aid, or the support of glasses and also
restores appearance and self-esteem. The process of making a facial prosthesis
is a synergy of art and science. At the Center for Custom Prosthetics
we are constantly improving our artistic and clinical/technical techniques
to provide state of the art prosthetics. Skin like texture is sculpted
in the facial prosthetic to replicate the patient, skin coloration are
matched to blend perfectly create a life-like prosthesis. Every patient
is evaluated individually to determine the best method of retaining their
custom made prosthesis. The prosthesis when in place has to be comfortable
and secure. Retention methods include the use of medical grade adhesives,
anatomically self-retained, attachment to glasses or the use of bone anchored
implants with magnetic retention.
A prosthesis will degrade after time due to use. This is a normal process
due to absorption of fluids or other environmental substances which will
cause a color change. Care and maintenance is very important to the wellbeing
of the prosthesis.
The Center for Custom Prosthetics specializes in the provision of a fully
maxillofacial prosthetic service including complete custom prosthetic clinical assessment from impression-taking,
construction and fitting of ocular, auricular, nasal, orbital, hemi-facial,
maxillofacial prosthetics associated with osseo-integrated implantology.
We guide the patient through each individual step of the process, which
allows the patient to become an integral part of the process of making
a custom-made facial prosthetic. The patient is instructed in the care
and handling of their prosthesis and are given the appropriate materials
for the prosthesis.
Facial prostheses are namely duplications of anatomical parts of the body.
When an individual loses a body part due to trauma or from a cancer-related
surgery, this area is replaced with a duplication of this part made form
a medical grade silicone elastomer. These materials are subject to deterioration
from wear and tear-body oils and other atmospheric exposures and must
be replaced periodically for the health of the tissues they lie against.
There is no set time limit on the life of the prosthesis as this is determined
by the conditions that they are subjected to. Most insurance’s approve
these replacements due to medical necessity.
We have more than 50 years of experience using advanced prosthetics technology
to provide our patients with high quality prosthetics. The prosthetics
we provide are easy to maintain and clean. Do you have further questions
or concerns about a facial prosthesis?
Please contact us today at (239) 254-1648 if you have any questions or are ready to schedule an