It Is Time to Reclaim Form, Function, and Confidence

Palatal augmentation devices in Baltimore & Columbia are precision-crafted prosthetics designed to address various conditions. This specialized branch of prosthodontics may be required to help treat a variety of diagnoses and circumstances, including:

Comprehensive Solutions: Palatal Augmentation Devices in Oral Rehabilitation

Oral Cancer Reconstruction

Following surgery for oral cancer, palatal augmentation devices can be needed to restore jaw function, enhance oral and facial aesthetics, and provide support for speech and swallowing rehabilitation.

Congenital Anomalies

Individuals born with congenital conditions affecting the palate, such as cleft palate, may require palatal augmentation devices.

Traumatic Injuries

Individuals who have experienced traumatic injuries, such as accidents resulting in defects in the palate, may benefit from palatal augmentation devices to restore function and looks.

Post-Traumatic Defects

After surgery to address post-traumatic defects in the palate, palatal augmentation devices can play a crucial role in the comprehensive rehabilitation process.

Jaw Surgery or Resection

Patients who have undergone jaw surgery or resection may require palatal augmentation devices for the restoration of facial symmetry and proper jaw function.

Speech and Swallowing Impairments

Individuals experiencing difficulties in speech and swallowing may find relief and support with palatal augmentation devices.

Augmentation for Prosthetic Support

Palatal augmentation devices can be utilized to provide support for other prosthetics, such as obturators, ensuring optimal fit and functionality for individuals who have undergone oral surgeries or have congenital anomalies.

Orthognathic Surgery

Patients undergoing orthognathic surgery, which involves repositioning the jaw, may require palatal augmentation devices to aid in the overall rehabilitation process.

Our practice offers a comprehensive range of palatal augmentation devices, each serving a unique purpose in your personalized treatment plan.

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Interim Palatal Augmentation Devices:

  • Immediate Support: Crafted to provide immediate support during the initial phases of your recovery, interim devices aid in protecting surgical sites and promoting optimal healing.
  • Adjustability: Designed for adaptability as your tissues heal and adjust, interim palatal augmentation devices are integral to a phased treatment approach, ensuring a smooth transition to the definitive prosthetic.

Definitive Palatal Augmentation Devices:

  • Long-Term Restoration: Meticulously tailored for lasting restoration, definitive devices offer sustained augmentation to meet your unique needs.
  • Optimal Functionality: Focused on providing enduring oral function, speech clarity, and aesthetic harmony, definitive palatal augmentation devices are the result of a detailed understanding of your individual anatomy and requirements.
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What to Expect from Maryland Prosthodontic Associates

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a detailed consultation, where our specialists assess your oral health, surgical history, and specific requirements. This step ensures a precise understanding of your unique case.

Customized Treatment Plan

Based on the evaluation, a personalized treatment plan is developed. This plan outlines the type of palatal augmentation device needed, expected timelines, and associated costs.

Fitting and Adjustment

For interim devices, adjustments may be necessary as your tissues heal and adapt. Definitive devices undergo meticulous fitting to ensure optimal comfort and functionality. Our team employs the highest standard of cutting-edge technology for the creation and fitting of your palatal augmentation device(s).

Integration with Ongoing Care

The use of palatal augmentation devices is often integrated into a broader care plan that may involve collaboration with surgical specialists, oncologists, and other healthcare providers. Our affiliations with Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University Hospital ensure a seamless, comprehensive approach.

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Getting the Technological Edge

Maryland Prosthodontic Associates leverages advanced technologies to guarantee precision, efficiency, and superior patient outcomes. Your dedicated specialist may employ:

  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): Detailed 3D imaging aids in comprehensive diagnostics and treatment planning, ensuring the optimal design of your palatal augmentation device.
  • Intraoral Scanners (3Shape TRIOS): Immediate 3D impressions enable the creation of devices that integrate seamlessly.
  • RayFace Scanner: A fast and user-friendly facial scanner contributes to your understanding of your care and faster, better outcomes.
  • 3D Printer (Sprintray Pro95 S): Our state-of-the-art 3D printer ensures the rapid and precise fabrication of palatal augmentation devices, tailored exactly to your specific needs by our experts.

Oral Restoration: Expert Guidance at Maryland Prosthodontic Associates

The choice to restore oral function and aesthetics with a palatal augmentation device is a major one. At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, our compassionate team is committed to guiding you through this transformative journey with expertise and understanding.

Schedule your consultation today to explore your options, including palatal augmentation devices. Meet with a specialist dedicated to answering your questions and helping you get the right answers for your unique healthcare needs. We look forward to serving you.

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