Your jaw bone plays an important role in not only holding your teeth in place, but also giving structure and definition to your face. Bone is maintained through stimulation from tooth roots as you chew.
BOTOX® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure.
When a tooth is missing, a dental implant functions as a substitute tooth root to maintain the integrity of the bone and adjacent teeth. The implant is a titanium screw or post that is inserted into the jawbone.
Facial trauma can encompass a wide range of injuries to the face. These injuries may include the teeth, skin, and bones. Tampa residents may sustain injuries from vehicle accidents, sports incidents, workplace mishaps, acts of violence, falls, or other impacts.
An impacted tooth simply means that it is stuck and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get stuck in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems (see Impacted Wisdom Teeth under Procedures).
Orthognathic surgery is used to reposition the jaw and correct problems with how the upper and lower mandibles align. Common issues include overbite, underbite, open bite, TMJ disorders, or breathing problems
Juvederm is the one of the latest dermal fillers introduced to the U.S. market by Allergan, the company which manufactures Botox. It is a hyaluronic acid based filler similar to Restylane.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood and the large amount of blood needed to produce a suitable quantity of platelets.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your face where the maxilla, mandible, and jaw muscles meet. Typically, these structures work together harmoniously, and you do not even realize they are there.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is an incredibly common oral surgery procedure in Tampa, FL. The wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge, typically between the ages of 17 and 25.