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Maxillary Hypoplasia (Underdeveloped Upper Jaw Bone)
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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Anatomy and quality: There are anatomical restrictions that make the site either ideal or not: proximity to the nasal sinus is an important factor, as are the roots of adjacent teeth. It is more important to plan well, have spot on imaging and use proper case selection. The speed of the doctor is really unimportant, the quality of the diagnostics and the procedure are most vital. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw.Yes?
It's true: The healing time depends on the actual dental implant procedure performed, the surgical approach used and implant location (lower vs upper jaw). However, most cases require a healing period of 3 to 6 months before the prosthetic restoration can be finalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months post op double jaw surgery (advancing the maxilla and mandible) could banging teeth togethar hard move the jaws? I did it by accident, sorry I've asked this before
If you have a overbite, will rapid maxillary expansion (upper jaw) can be recommended to treat sleep apnea for 15 yrs old boy?
Airway: Sleep apnea often associated with airway obstruction. Widening palate may help if obstruction is in nasal/oral cavities. If the obstruction is in your throat, palatal expansion will not be of benefit. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation of your overbite, palatal width, airway, and the rest of your dent-facial structures. Referral to an ENT may be advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer