Did you know that missing teeth could cost you not only your confidence, but your general health as well? It’s true. After all, missing teeth cause the jawbone to atrophy where it will eventually be reabsorbed by your body.
But you don’t have to settle for reduced jawbone strength or functionality. Instead, you can restore the integrity of your jaw through jaw reconstruction surgery, which also readies your smile for dental implants.
Why Choose Our Practice for Your Reconstructive Surgery?
At Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona, our surgeons have extensive training and experience in restoring jaws through surgical methods.
Most notably, both Dr. Michael W. Golding and Dr. J. Gregory Sabol have been trained in the use of Bone Morphogenic Protein, or BMP for short. This protein makes it possible for you to grow your own bone that is similar both molecularly and microscopically to the other bone in your body.
By using this protein, you can naturally strengthen your jawbone to prepare for dental implants. This sets you up for improved functionality while giving you back the beautiful smile you once had.
How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate for Jaw Reconstruction?
When you first visit our practice, our doctors will discuss your unique needs and whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for BMP use. BMP is often used for patients who have lost jaw strength due to injury, tooth extractions, or even gum disease. However, you need to have a healthy amount of jawbone left for BMP to be successful.
Our team is uniquely committed to replacing bone with BMP rather than harvesting bone from elsewhere in your body. We believe in this approach as it strengthens your jaw without compromising the strength or integrity of other body structures, restoring you to complete health.
We’re Here to Help
Every patient is different in terms of his or her current jaw strength, needs, and preferences. As such, it’s important to first educate yourself on treatment outcomes and whether or not jaw reconstruction surgery will give you the smile you’ve been hoping for.
Consult with one of our oral surgeons today to determine if our jaw reconstruction techniques are right for you.