Oral Cancer Prosthetics

Oral cancer patients can suffer from cosmetic and functional problems as a result of the cancer and its treatment. Functions such as speech, swallowing, and chewing are affected. Prosthetics for oral cancer patients help improve the quality of their lives. Treatment with oral cancer prosthetics is a part of a larger treatment plan that is conservative and restorative in nature. Thus, the doctors try their best to preserve the teeth and other oral tissues. Surgical removal is the last option. Oral cancer prosthetic treatment is a multi-disciplinary affair and requires the skills of not only prosthodontists but maxillofacial surgeons as well.