Maxillofacial surgery and dentistry often go hand in hand and need each other to be able to offer a comprehensive and complete treatment ensuring successful results even in cases of great difficulty.
Working with Dra Caleya, a maxillofacial surgeon with extensive and well-known experience is a luxury for the clinic and gives us one more point in this excellence and quality declaration that we always pursue in our treatments..
Thanks to teamwork and continuous training and interest in our fascinating profession, today we can say that neither age nor bone loss prevents implant treatment with excellent results.
Zygomatic implants are born out of the need to provide a solution to those cases of severe bone atrophy, that is, patients who suffer a large loss of bone in the upper jaw and that implants were only an option if large bone reconstructions were previously performed to return a minimum volume that would allow them to work with them.
Currently, zygomatic implants open a predictable therapeutic possibility that consists of using long implants anchored in the cheekbones and emerging through the maxilla to anchor the fixed dental prosthesis. With zygomatic implants, the patient comes out with teeth the same day.
In our clinic, there are more and more cases of patients arriving with implants that are poorly placed, broken or affected by an infection that we call peri-implantitis.
Unfortunately, this can lead to pain, halitosis, or poor aesthetics. In many occasions these implants have to be removed and the process begins with the regeneration of bone and gums to place new implants in a safer and more stable way.
The implants retreatment is only possible in initial cases and although they are unfavorable situations, we have carried out a comprehensive maintenance protocol to maintain and prevent the appearance of the disease and that the implants can be kept in the mouth for years.
Teamwork with specific training and experience in these situations is key to success. If you have any problems with your implants come to consult us.
This surgical specialty provides a solution to situations of dental malocclusion caused by an alteration in the growth and development of the maxilla, the mandible or both. The result is usually a facial asymmetry, a disharmonic profile and sometimes a difficulty in chewing.
All this is corrected by one or several maxillary replacement surgeries together with an adjuvant orthodontic treatment that will correct the position of the teeth to facilitate the repositioning of the jaws before and after surgery.
The objective is to achieve an adequate bite, restoring chewing function and improving facial aesthetics.
Powerful diagnostic tool for oral pathologies to find the right treatment.
Oral cancer may be the most significant disease to look for on an exam, both because it can be life-threatening and because early detection increases the survival rate. But it is important to remember that a large majority of unusual growths are benign.
In addition, some systemic diseases (such as diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and heart disease) can produce effects that can be seen in the mouth. We are always within reach of the signs of these potentially serious conditions.
Although most oral lesions are benign, if there is a chance that the growth may be cancerous or pre-cancerous, a biopsy is likely. Depending on how much tissue needs to be removed, this can be a simple procedure indoors or it can be done in a hospital setting. Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia and does not take long. If incisions are made, they are often closed with self-dissolving sutures (stitches) that do not need to be removed.
Because oral tissues are rich in blood vessels, bleeding is normal for a later period of time. You will be given follow-up instructions as needed, for example, how you can combine bloating and discomfort, when to take medicines, and what to eat and drink. Rest and good oral hygiene will also help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. When the pathology report is complete (usually within a few days), we will give you the results.