[Maxillofacial prosthodontics. Its possibilities and limitations].

  title={[Maxillofacial prosthodontics. Its possibilities and limitations].},
  author={Robert P van Oort and W D Noorda and Harry Reintsema and Jim Baas and R Popma and Grietje van Dijk},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde},
  volume={96 4},
The maxillofacial prosthodontist acts primarily as a member of the head and neck oncology team. Using special methods and techniques, and more or less specific materials, speech, chewing, swallowing and facial expression are to be regained as good as possible. Due to the complexity of several orofacial functions, surgical or prosthodontic rehabilitation cannot always be accomplished.