Contact sports like football and hockey are synonymous with broken teeth. Sometimes a mouthguard just isn’t enough to save them. The rough and tumble nature of the game can lead to all sorts of injuries, dental ones included.
If you already wear dentures, are missing teeth or are even missing just one, it's possible your jaw has experienced some deterioration. Bone grafts work by taking donated bone, attaching it to the bone that is already there, laying the
Needing dental implants can seriously affect your self-esteem. Missing teeth can drive you to blow off job interviews, dates, appointments you name it. But the effects of missing teeth extend farther than just the physical appearance of your smile.
Oral surgery and dentistry in general has advanced rapidly over the last few decades alone. To go along with these advancements, we as healthcare professionals have had to adapt to include new and better technologies to support our advanced procedures.
Having jaw problems can severely impact a patient's life in many ways, including causing excessive discomfort, inability to eat properly, breathing problems, and tooth damage. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kevin Pollock offers comprehensive orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery)