3 Different Procedures That Can Repair And Reconstruct Your Facial Features After An Accident

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Unfortunately many people are involved in car accidents, fires, animal attacks, and other accidents that may leave their face damaged and deformed. While these people may initially feel that hope is lost, this isn't the case at all. With the help of several different medical professionals, amazing surgeries and procedures can be performed that will make this person's face look whole once again. This article will discuss 3 different procedures that can repair and reconstruct your facial features if you have gone through an accident that has deformed them. 

Dental Implants

If you have lost some of your permanent teeth during your accident, they can be completely replaced thanks to dental implants. The dentist will be able to look at the damage that has been done, and will then take molds of your teeth. They will then create new teeth for you, and will implant each of them into your mouth by anchoring them to the bones of the skull or jaw. These teeth will look just like real teeth, and no one will likely be able to see any difference between them and your remaining real teeth. 

Plastic Surgery

If you have received damaged to any of your facial features, such as: your jawbone, cheekbones, nose, mouth, eyes, ears, or any other feature on your face, then plastic surgery is a great option for correcting this damage. Bone can be taken from other parts of your body to reconstruct any features that have been deformed due to broken or chipped bones. Your nose can be reshaped to be whole and symmetrical once again, and the cartilage of your ears can be reshaped. This process will likely take time, but the results will be well worth the time spent in surgery and spent healing. 

Skin Treatments

If your skin has been burned due to your accident, or if your skin has been removed from your face, then you will likely need skin grafts. A skin graft can either be a thin skin graft or a full thickness skin graft. The surrounding skin is more likely to accept a thin skin graft, but the full thickness skin graft will look more natural and receive less scaring. The skin can either be taken from a donor site on your body, or on another's body that is an identical match to yours. This skin graft will allow you to have skin where you otherwise would not have been able to, and will help to make your face look whole once again. 

Talk to places like Michels & Gauquie Cosmetic and Family Dentistry should you ever need reconstruction.


23 January 2015

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.