Maxillofacial Dental Services
AIOR Institute of Maxillofacial & Dental Expertise
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures:
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws, and have extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving both the soft tissue (skin and muscle) and hard tissue (bone and cartilage) of the head and neck.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge.
Most patients experience very little discomfort or pain during maxillofacial surgery. This is because anesthetics are used to dull or block nerve receptors.
Jaw surgery, which is also called orthognathic surgery, is intended to correct unequal jaw growth. During corrective jaw surgery, the individual’s upper and/or lower jaw is moved into the position that is best suited for the person’s facial structure and appearance.
Many people think of facial reconstruction only being performed on individuals involved in traumatic accidents or fires. Facial reconstruction sometimes involves the placement of soft tissue or bone grafts in the facial area.