Archive for December, 2011

Seven Key Causes of Jawbone Deterioration

Jawbone deterioration is the loss of bone in the jaw. Bone loss can occur in the upper (maxilla) and lower (mandibular) jawbone for a number of reasons. A healthy jawbone is important in order to support your existing teeth properly and can be compromised by various conditions such as: Trauma – Events which cause a tooth […]

Distraction Osteogenesis Repairs Facial Deformities

Maxillofacial distraction osteogenesis is a surgical process used to correct oral and facial skeletal deformities by increasing bone in the jaw. New bone formation is stimulated by the controlled, gradual separation of bony segments after the jawbone is cut (osteotomy).  The procedure has the benefit of simultaneously increasing bone length and the volume of surrounding […]