While many individuals might not be aware of maxillofacial surgery, it is performed often by dental specialists, referred to as maxillofacial surgeons. Maxillofacial surgery in Brookfield involves facial reconstruction, usually including procedures involving the oral cavity. Denture-related procedures and jaw surgery are some examples of maxillofacial surgery in Brookfield.
Maxillofacial surgery can be performed in order to fix protruding chins, crooked or buck teeth, or misaligned teeth. All of these maladies can cause problems with appearance, as well as with chewing, swallowing, and sometimes talking. Maxillofacial surgery in Brookfield can correct these problems, as well as problems with upper facial features such as the nose and cheek.
Maxillofacial surgery also involves the introduction of orthodontic appliances such as braces, which are often necessary to restore a bite relationship and ensure continued proper alignment of the jaw.
People who have worn dentures for a long time can sometimes experience loss of gum tissue and even bone, mostly from the wear and tear of the appliance on the soft tissues of their mouth.
In extreme cases, maxillofacial surgery, including bone grafts, manipulation of soft tissues or even jaw realignment, may be performed to correct such problems.
For more information on Maxillofacial surgery in Brookfield, Wisconsin call Paul G. Culver, D.D.S. (262) 782-1655 today or request an Appointment!