Coquitlam City Dentist

Jaw Correction Surgery Coquitlam

Dental Services

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
in Coquitlam

Oral and maxillofacial surgery refers to mouth and jaw surgery. These surgeries can be more complex than the more general procedures conducted at Coquitlam City Dentist. These surgeries could involve the treatment of oral cancer, oral and facial reconstruction, and jaw correction. When our dentists believe you may benefit from a type of oral or maxillofacial surgery, we will make a referral to our professional partners.

Jaw Correction Surgery

Jaw correction surgery is a procedure used to correct issues associated with irregularities of the jaw, which usually include bite issues such as underbites or overbites. Your surgeon will break the jawbone to move it into the correct position before using screws to keep it in place. The surgery is meant for adults whose oral development has finished and works in conjunction with orthodontics to create a natural and beautiful smile.

Pre-Implant Bone Grafting

Before receiving a dental implant, a bone graft may be required to make it successful. When receiving an implant, a metal post needs to integrate with the jaw bone to serve as the tooth’s root. Sometimes the jawbone is not thick enough to support the implant, so that thickness needs to be created via surgery. If your dentist deems you a candidate for pre-implant bone grafting, we will refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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