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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Underdeveloped Upper Jaw Bone

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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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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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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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My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

Should not.: Fractured bone should not typically cause any mental problems. But if you have had chronic pain in the region of the jaw, it could very well cause behavioral/mental symptoms. ...Read more

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After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

Straight Talk: A beautiful smile is meaningless if a patient cannot function normally. If the origin of the problem is a result of muscular hyperactivity, it is a good idea to have your bite digitally balanced by your orthodontia/dentist. ...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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What is the best way to treat a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone?

What is the best way to treat a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone?

Depends: A ganglion cyst should not arise on the jaw bone. If it is attached to the jaw then it is more involved like a bone cyst. If it is in the skin overlying the jaw then it can be either a cyst of the skin or a lymph node. ...Read more

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What is the best x-ray for examining the jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the best x-ray for examining the jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal?

It Depends: The answer may depend on why the x-ray is being performed. A panoramic x-ray is commonly used for preoperative evaluations of impacted wisdom teeth, and postoperative if indicated. If a more detailed evaluation is necessary, a cone beam CT can be performed which allows manipulation of the data to reconstruct 3D images of the desired area. ...Read more

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Maxilla (Definition)

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