Custom Facial Prosthetics In Naples and Miami
Utilizing the Latest Technologies to Provide Custom Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Are you interested in learning how prosthetics can improve your life and relieve the loss of an important body part?
At Center for Custom Prosthetics, we use advanced technology to create custom prosthetics for our patients. It’s our goal to make sure you are receiving the best possible prosthesis to help you.
We can provide you with a number of different custom services, including:
- Eyes and Scleral Shells: The loss of an eye can have significant impact on your life. In addition to not being able to see, anatomical changes in the socket can take place and leave the underlying tissue unprotected.
- Orbitals with Custom Eye: Damage to the face surrounding the eye can also be rehabilitated with prosthetic orbitals, which includes an appropriately fitted custom eye.
- Nose: There are many different situations in which we can create a prosthetic nose, including for those who are born without a functioning nose or when part of a nose must be removed.
- Ears: Losing an ear can leave your head and face looking unbalanced. A realistic looking prosthetic ear can be customized to your skin tone and restore balance, and in some cases, enhance your hearing.
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 appointment.
Professional and caring! David’s demeanor made me feel at ease. His attention to detail is meticulous. Thank you for a pleasant experience. A very positive experience.Frank R.
THE VA CAN COVER 100% OF YOUR PROSTHESIS COSTS
We’re on a mission to help Veterans take advantage of the valuable VA benefits you have earned: 100% coverage of your facial prosthesis expenses. We proudly work directly with the Veterans Administration on your behalf to make the process simple, affordable, and hassle-free!
Are You Ready To Restore Your Quality Of Life?
1175 Creekside Parkway, Suite 400
Naples, FL 34108
Monday–Friday 8:00 – 4:30 PM
9150 S.W. 87 Avenue, Suite B-100A
Miami, FL 33176
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