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Doctor insights on: Maxillary Hypoplasia (Underdeveloped Upper Jaw Bone)

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I have a bump on my upper jaw bone?

I have a bump on my upper jaw bone?

Need examination: See an oral surgeon who can help diagnose and treat problem. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Will a slight overbite mean you have a small upper jaw (maxilla), and small lower jaw (mandible)?

Will a slight overbite mean you have a small upper jaw (maxilla), and small lower jaw (mandible)?

It's the opposite!: A slight overbite refers to a slightly more protruded (larger) upper jaw and a smaller lower jaw. A smaller upper jaw compared to the lower jaw is referred to as an underbite. ...Read more

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How long would it usually take to fit two dental implants on the upper jaw bone?

How long would it usually take to fit two dental implants on the upper jaw bone?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Probably not: Although you have boney union by this point, excessive trauma can do damage, with or without a history of recent jaw surgery. It would be prudent to visit your Oral and Maxilla-facial Surgeon just to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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If you have a overbite, will rapid maxillary expansion (upper jaw) can be recommended to treat sleep apnea for 15 yrs old boy?

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 more

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Pain in upper jaw (not teeth, more cheek bone). Dull but intense, only left side Been battling a cold/cough for a week or so. ?

Pain in upper jaw (not teeth, more cheek bone).  Dull but intense, only left side Been battling a cold/cough for a week or so. ?

Good chance: Good chance it's a sinus problem. Try sitting in a chair, then lower your head between your knees. If pressure intensifies it's probably sinus...see your Physician. If pressure remains constant, may be an abscess...see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Help docs! i had 2 dental implant done in my front-upper jaw. Is this normal for bone-grafted dental implant?

Help docs! i had 2 dental implant done in my front-upper jaw. Is this normal for bone-grafted dental implant?

Yes: If the dentist performing the procedure determines that the site does not have enough bone, you will need bone graft to help the implant stabilize. if there is not enough bone, the implant will fail. check with the dentist to determine if bone graft is needed. you can send me xrays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more