Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit

Academic centre for reconstructive science

Maxillofacial prostheticsWe provide facial and body prostheses that are needed due to trauma, birth defects (congenital malformations) or surgery (for example, tumour removal). Prostheses are devices designed to replace a missing part of the body, or to make a part of the body work better.

We are a regional centre covering south east London, Kent and surrounding areas.

We provide services for:

  • ear nose and throat (ENT) – nasal splints, keloid splints, sleep apnoea appliances
  • plastics – breast and nipple prostheses, custom made silicone implants
  • ophthalmology – ocular and orbital prostheses
  • orthodontics – orthognathic model surgery planning
  • respiratory medicine – customised trachea tubes.

Maxillofacial 3D cameraWe are leaders in implant supported facial prostheses and the use of three dimensional (3D) imaging for pre-operative surgery.

Thanks to funding, the unit has a handheld 3D camera which can capture images of the face. These can be viewed three dimensionally or used to make 3D models.


We're part of a five year multi-centre study on mapping facial change using a 3D image capture system (stereophotogrammetry) for head and neck cancer patients.




Tel: 020 7188 1864