Patients’ quality of life is a paramount concern. For patients with acquired or traumatic defect of the mouth, face, or head, this concern is even more significant. These patients typically experience dramatic psychosocial impact due to disfigurement, including loss of self-esteem and lifestyle changes. The defect also often causes a loss of physical function (chewing, swallowing, speech, etc.), which can further diminish quality of life.
Orofacial defects that cause loss of function and changes in appearance can be either traumatic or acquired. While trauma is, in fact, acquired, the term “acquired” in this context typically refers to noninjury defects acquired as the result of surgery or disease process. Some of the more common reasons for orofacial defects include motor-vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, falls, residential accidents, gunshot wounds, surgical removal of anatomical structures, and neuromuscular disorders resulting from ALS, stroke, and other problems.
As a Board-Certified Prosthodontist and Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dr. Joseph DiFazio specializes in creating orofacial prostheses to improve the lives of patients who can’t be helped by reconstructive surgery. Prostheses help them regain lost function — such as chewing, swallowing, and speech — essential to their health and sense of normalcy. Yet, esthetics are just as important to quality of life. With experienced skill, Dr. DiFazio creates prostheses to uphold these patients’ self-esteem and prevent unwanted attention. Because each patient’s defect, needs, and desires are unique, Dr. DiFazio custom-crafts each prosthesis for each individual.
For patients who have suffered from orofacial defect or disfigurement, help them live and function as normally as possible. Let Dr. DiFazio improve their lives with prostheses designed to meet their unique needs. Call today.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our West Long Branch, New Jersey prosthodontist office at (732) 542-0011 or use our online appointment request form today! Our prosthodontics and prosthetics patients come to us from Central New Jersey, Eastern New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County.
It is a pleasure being treated with respect and skill by Dr. DiFazio and his staff. Big city quality dentistry in a small town caring atmosphere.
Dr. DiFazio continues to operate at a very high standard as does the entire staff. Highly recommend this Dental firm.
Both Doctor and Staff are very professional and courteous! I was in and out quickly with no pain. I would recommend Dr DiFazio to relatives and friends.
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