At Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery, our team of professionals provide patients with solutions for their smile. This includes jaw reconstruction surgeries to replace lost bone caused from dental resorption.
Understanding dental resorption
Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Fort Lauderdale, FL community will take the time to educate patients on bone resorption and how it occurs. When patients wear full dentures for an extended period of time, or deal with multiple missing teeth for many years, the jawbone will begin to shrink through dental resorption. Because it is not needed, it begins to get smaller and results in a noticeable change in the patient’s lower jaw and profile. This gives patients a “sunken in” appearance due to their long-term denture wearing.
Fortunately, there are ways to combat this loss of bone. First and foremost, when patients are faced with tooth loss, they should consider the benefits of dental implants. These titanium posts can be placed during oral surgery into the jaw and help stimulate bone growth through osseointegration. This maintains the bone and fights again bone resorption. Patients who have full dentures can still enjoy these benefits by considering implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures replace all the teeth in a dental arch but use several implants along the arch to stabilize and strengthen the dentures in place. The result? No bone resorption and the ability to enjoy all one’s favorite foods without feeling self-conscious about their dentures!
Jaw reconstruction surgery
The procedure for jaw reconstruction surgery is rather invasive, but it can help rebuild the bone of the jaw and make patients look and feel many years younger! Determining candidacy starts with a consultation visit with Dr. Leslie Sultan.
Call the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery
If you are interested in fixing the damage caused by bone loss and resorption, our doctors are here to help. Dr. Leslie Sultan provides a comprehensive full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including jaw bone reconstruction. His practice is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL at 4800 North Federal Highway in Suite #201, and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (954) 771-8772.