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Cosmetic Surgery For A Receding Lower Jaw
Yes.: If the teeth are in a normal position, a chin implant is good for a "slightly" small chin; if lots of projection is needed, movement of the chin itself is the best option. However, if the teeth are in an abnormal position, formal jaw surgery (moving teeth and chin together) may be necessary. See a plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Genioplasty?: Presuming that your lower jaw and teeth are reasonably normal, your chin can be augmented either with a chin implant or by advancing the chin bone slightly to improve your appearance. If the problem is that the whole lower jaw is small or abnormal then jaw advancement surgery (a more significant procedure) may be indicated. You should see a plastic surgeon or oral surgeon about the correct option. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Fillers anf fat grafting can be used to augment the soft tissues and lift the corner of the mouth. Liposuction can define the jaw line. The bone can be augmented with implants and bone grafts. Surgical lifts can also be used. I recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitely!: Facelifts ( not mini-facelifts) usually include lifting the neck so as to tighten and smooth neck muscle and skin. Prominent "cords" (platysma muscle edges) in the front of the neck can be addressed during a facelift, as well. More difficult to treat are transverse neck creases. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Yes: Canthoplasty and/or canthopexy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?
What surgerys can fix vertical growth of the lower jaw, can upper jaw surgery alone fix a long face with a long lower third?
Is there any kind of cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery i can get for my teeth to show a little bit while my jaw is at rest?
Yes: Go see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon in your area that is experienced with orthognathic surgery (jaw corrective surgery). Should your problem be caused by a soft tissue problem (unlikely) such as a long lip, then a plastic surgeon would be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apples and oranges: Premolars extractions are usually required when there is moderate to severe crowding or when there is a large horizontal overbite. If your overbite was both skeletal as well as dental, jaw surgery plus braces is often the best treatment. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could be natural: While some cases of "black" gums could be the result of the tissue becoming tattooed from certain metals used in crowns and fillings. Many people of Mediterranean and African origin have heavily pigmented gums which are totally natural. The former problem can be repaired by a periodontist, but the later is natural and it's beauty should be embraced! ...Read moreSee 16 more doctor answers
Ptosis surgery: I assume you mean asymetrical drooping lids. There is good surgery called levator resection to even up the position of the lids and restore symmetry. This is commonly done by a specialty called oculoplastic surgery. ...Read more
Receding gum line on a molar. I'm 22. Is there any treatment for this or do I need graft surgery ! help?
Possible graft: Receding gums in young people generally means the gun is thin, the root too prominent, or there is an abbarant muscle pull . Make sure you aren't over scrubbing the area. As a periodontist, gum grafting is a common procedure i perform routinely. The earlier treated, the easier the procedure. It isn't a major surgery. Have a periodontist look at the tooth to see if you need one or not. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?
Brow lift: There are several types of brow lifts. The most common are a coronal brow lift and endoscopic brow lift. The coronal is utilized for more severe brow droop, while the endoscopic is more commonly performed in mild/moderate brow ptosis. Coronal leaves a scar in hair extending from ear to ear, the endoscopic leaves 3-5 small 2 cm incisions in scalp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?
Depends-which teeth?: Think of the root as shaped like an ice cream cone. Hold the cone with two hands all the way up to the scoop. Now take away the top hand. How much control remains? Same thing in the mouth, I have seen front tooth cases with almost 90% vertical bone loss survive. Multi- rooted/molar teeth? Poorer prognosis. Ask your dentist for a qualified referral if s/he not able to provide treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no
BRIDGE IS FUNCTIONAL: A bridge to restore a space from lost teeth is first and foremost to restore function. Your insurance company can not deny you reimbursement for a bridge unless they have a pre-existing clause before you received the benefit (teeth extracted ptior to your policy start date). They may offer only a removable denture but who wants that. Implants are the best solution if you have the bone support. ...Read moreSee 46 more doctor answers
What serious complications does a facial reconstruction procedure present to the patient? Regarding facial reconstruction surgery for my jaw to correct a severe overbite, I am very wary of complications that may occur due to the invasive nature of orthogn
See: See both a qualified Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral Surgeon for answers. Surgery alone is almost never indicated because teeth have adapted to your malocclusion and will not fit/function if only the jaws are corrected. Complications are the same as for any surgical procedure. As there are many types of jaw surgery, you need to discuss your needs with Surgeon directly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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