Lengthening upper and lower jaws after premature tooth loss.
This condition can cause a number of problems for the patient, both functional and cosmetic:
- Shrinking upper and lower jaws can make it hard or impossible to fit most dental prostheses, including complete dentures
- A diminished jaw height can alter a person’s facial structure and, ultimately, their physical appearance
The Vestibular Surgery Procedure
A vestibular surgery procedure typically begins with the administration of a general anesthetic to the patient.
The periodontists will then reposition the soft tissues to lengthen the vestibule – the area between the lip and teeth. Additional tissue may be taken from the patient’s palate.
A successful vestibular lengthening will allow for maintenance of the exposed jaw and will also provide a more durable and secure surface for a denture or other prosthesis.
Schedule a Vestibular Lengthening Procedure with Stoner Periodontic Specialists
Please call (614) 889-8222 or click here to schedule an online appointment.