Oral cancer may affect up to 275 000 new patients per year
worldwide. Many of these will be disfigured by the destruction
of tissue within the face and head area. Maxillofacial prosthodontics
can play a vital role in restoring such patients to a semblance of normality in appearance and function. This article will describe the role of maxillofacial prosthodontics in the treatment of these oral cancer patients.