Multiple tooth extraction facial deformaties
This study was done to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies and facial profile abnormality and its association with the non-syndromic cleft lip and palate CLP as compared to the non-cleft children. Their ages were between 3 to 12 years old. Clinical oral and facial profile examinations were carried out to look for dental anomalies morphology, number and alignment of teeth and facial profile abnormality. The prevalence of anomalies in morphology of teeth in CLP
Jaw Surgery & Treatment of Facial Deformities
Facial asymmetry: a current review
The following are the most common causes for jawbone deterioration and loss that may require a bone grafting procedure:. When an adult tooth is removed and not replaced jawbone deterioration may occur. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone and stimulate the jawbone through activities such as chewing and biting. When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, or the portion of the jawbone that anchors the teeth in the mouth, no longer receives the necessary stimulation and begins to break down, or resorb. The rate that the bone deteriorates, as well as the amount of bone loss that occurs, varies greatly among individuals. However, most loss occurs within the first eighteen months following the extraction and will continue gradually throughout your life.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly. To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.
Cherubism is a progressive, hereditary fibro-osseous lesion exclusively affecting the jaw bones. It is caused by the abnormal functioning of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, leading to replacement of normal bone by cellular fibrous tissue and immature bone, which produces painless progressive growth of the jaw, with a round facial appearance. The bony lesions generally occur at an early age, affect one or both jaws symmetrically, and grow progressively until puberty. Spontaneous regression is seen in most cases, although surgical re-contouring may be required for others for aesthetic reasons.