Oral Cancer Reconstruction
Oral cancer is a scary, and life-threatening, issue. It is a diagnosis no one wants to receive. However, if you have been diagnosed with oral cancer, getting treatment right away is essential. The sooner oral cancer is diagnosed, and the sooner treatment is received, the better your chances for recovery. However, many oral cancer treatments can leave your mouth at risk for issues like dry mouth, lesions, and severe tooth decay. Dental Arts of Frederick is here to help with oral cancer reconstruction.
The Effects of Oral Cancer Treatment
While oral cancer treatment can help to eliminate the malignant tissue, stopping the spread of cancerous cells, it can have some significant impacts on your mouth, as well as your head and neck regions. The effects of oral cancer treatment include:
Restoring Decayed Teeth
As Prosthodontists, we can help to reconstruct teeth that have suffered decay as a result of oral cancer treatment. Decay can compromise the structural integrity of your teeth, as well as their health, leading to issues such as splitting, shattering, and painful infections. We can provide treatment to save the teeth, stopping decay, restoring your smile, and allowing the teeth to remain in their sockets. Depending upon the severity of the decay, you may require:
Replacing Missing Teeth
In some cases, oral cancer treatment can lead to tooth loss or the need for tooth extractions. Without your teeth, your smile is significantly affected. Tooth loss also results in bone loss, which alters the shape of your jaw as well as your face. We can provide different treatments to replace your missing teeth, giving you back your smile as well as the functions of your missing teeth. We can replace missing teeth with:
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If your mouth is affected by multiple issues, we can perform a full mouth reconstruction. This treatment is similar to a smile makeover. The difference, however, is that a full mouth reconstruction focuses on restoring the functions of your mouth while also restoring the appearance of your smile. A full mouth reconstruction is customized to meet your specific needs. We perform a combination of different treatments to restore decayed teeth and replace missing teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak normally.
Reconstructing Damaged Tissues
Oral cancer treatment can cause different types of tissue damage. We offer a variety of different maxillofacial prosthetics to help restore the functions of your mouth as well as the appearance of your face and mouth. Prosthetics include:
Learn More About Oral Cancer Treatment
Oral cancer reconstruction can help to improve your quality of life and improve the quality of your smile. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Dental Arts of Frederick today at 301-732-7277.
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Providing prosthodontic and dental care in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington DC.