Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws.
The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a "clicking" sound, you'll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past.
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon,Dennis L. Gorospe, DDS,Cerritos,CA, practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal.