Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital offer patients who have lost the function of the craniofacial region from a disease or an injury several treatment options.
One option is to graft the bone and/or soft tissue to replace the missing or malfunctioning parts.
Another treatment option may include the use of implants and prosthetic devices. Our surgeons use these implants as a foundation for the facial prosthesis in a procedure known as craniofacial osseointegration. Patients who undergo this type of procedure will have a titanium screw implanted into his/her jaw, which helps to act as a “root.” The patient then waits six months. If the implant is accepted without any problems, a porcelain crown is inserted over the implant.
The most common parts that require facial reconstruction are the cheekbones, eye socket, forehead, bottom or top jaw and nose.
Our surgeons’ goals are to restore function to the craniofacial region, while amending the appearance with no visible scars.
For more information on facial reconstruction or to request a referral, call 713-790-3333.