Archive for October, 2011

Sinus Lift Surgery Creates a Foundation for Dental Implants

Chances are you may not hear the term “sinus lift” until you talk to your dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeonabout having dental implants to replace missing teeth in your upper jaw. A sinus lift (or sinus lift bone graft or sinus augmentation) is a surgical procedure that is done to add bone to the […]

When is Nerve Repositioning for Dental Implants Necessary?

Nerve repositioning, or nerve lateralization, is reserved for the rarest cases involving dental implants in the lower jaw. This technique is performed when a patient has missing teeth in the lower jaw and does not have enough jaw bone above the jaw nerve (inferior alveolar nerve) to accommodate the implant. The lack of jaw bone is usually […]

Surgical Treatment for Cleft Palate

Cleft palate, or separation of the roof of the mouth (palate), is a treatable birth defect which occurs during the early development of the fetus. In normal development, separate areas of the face are formed individually and then join together. A cleft palate occurs when the tissues of the roof of the mouth does not […]