Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery • Dr. Raymond J. Haigney II • 9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
Facial Reconstruction and Full Mouth Reconstruction
Facial Reconstruction refers to a range of surgical procedures that can be performed to address various issues that can be caused by trauma, post-tumor damage, or congenital defect. This can include treading conditions such as birth defects, facial burns, deformities due to trauma, facial burns, or cleft palate or cleft lip. Facial reconstruction can also include procedures that are designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the face, including procedures such as chin replacement (genioplasty) or nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty). The primary goal of facial reconstruction is to restore and/or improve function and provide patients with the support they need to feel confident in their appearance.
We perform a range of oral and maxillofacial procedures, the most common of which include:
- Facial Trauma: Facial trauma can be caused by numerous incidents, including sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, interpersonal violence or work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from soft tissue injuries or even extremely severe trauma to the bones of the face.
- Jaw Surgery: Correction of misaligned jaws that can be caused by development issues or trauma.
- Oral Pathology: Oral cancer screens are frequently performed, especially if unusual growths, lumps, or sores are present.
- Cleft Lip and Palate Procedures: Our office can perform an examination, make a diagnosis, and perform the necessary procedures to correct this congenital disorder.
Full Mouth Reconstruction is a procedure that is performed to rebuild or restore all of the teeth in the lower and upper jaw. This is not, however, the same thing as procedures that are performed for patients who are missing all of their teeth and require dentures. Full mouth reconstruction is defined as procedures that allow the dentist to repair and improve multiple issues in the mouth all at once. Another important criteria to be classified as full mouth reconstruction is that the procedure is a necessity and is not being done strictly for cosmetic reasons.
A full mouth reconstruction can include a range of procedures, such as root canals, dental bridges, cavity fillings, dental veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum contouring, and more. Additional procedures that can be used in a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Jaw Surgery
- Cleft Lip & Palate
- Bone Grafting
- Facial Trauma
- Impacted Canines
- Platelet Rich Plasma
At Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, specializing in facial reconstruction, facial surgery, corrective jaw surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, and wisdom tooth removal. If you would like to learn more about our services, or schedule an appointment for facial reconstruction or full mouth reconstruction, contact us today. New patients are welcome and a referral from another doctor is not required.
Benefits of Having These Procedures
Although it can be daunting to begin the process for either of these procedures, there are a number of benefits that make doing so worth the time, money, and effort required, which include the following:
- Improved oral health: When the mouth and face are experiencing decay or functional abnormalities, additional issues in the body can develop. For example, dental decay that is left unchecked can result in other areas beginning to decay, which can eventually result in the loss of a tooth or teeth. By correcting these issues now, you can prevent additional issues from developing in the future.
- Stronger structure leads to improved systemic wellbeing: These procedures are designed to strengthen the overall structure of your mouth and face. In doing so, other areas of the body that are impacted by these structures can also be improved. For example, patients who undergo TMJ surgery as part of their reconstruction process will benefit from no longer experiencing headaches or neck related issues. Facial reconstruction and full mouth reconstruction can also prevent other chronic issues from developing, including certain cancers, stroke, Type II Diabetes, and more.
- Improved smile and overall aesthetic appearance: In addition to the aesthetic benefits that accompany improved facial structure, the advancements that have been made in surgical techniques and dental restorations has significantly decreased any visible signs of the procedure.
The Facial Reconstruction and Full Mouth Reconstruction Process
To determine whether or not you require facial reconstruction or a full mouth reconstruction, it will be necessary to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled professionals. During this consultation, we will discuss what issues you would like to address and perform an evaluation to determine what issues you are currently having and what treatment options are available to you.
Every treatment option will be slightly different depending upon your unique needs, but we are committed to developing a customized treatment plan that will provide you with the optimal care you need and deliver results that are long-lasting.
Cost of Facial Reconstruction or Full Mouth Reconstruction
Many patients will avoid having these procedures performed because they are concerned with the costs involved. We understand the significance of financial constraints, but it is important to remember that the longer you avoid receiving the necessary treatment, the worse the issue is going to get and the greater the likelihood that additional issues will develop as well.
The cost of your procedure will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the severity of your condition, any unique oral or health issues you have that may complicate the procedure, and what type of dental insurance plan you have. Our office will file your claim, handle the paperwork, and ensure you maximize your insurance reimbursement. The remaining balance following your insurance coverage will be your responsibility.
Prior to performing the procedure, we will discuss the expected cost, as well as payment plan options that are available to you, such as Lending Club and Care Credit, which offer 6 and 12 month interest-free payment plans.
For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Schedule Your Appointment
At Lake Norman Oral and Facial Surgery, we are committed to treating our patients the way we would expect to be treated. Because Dr. Haigney is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, you can be confident you will receive care that implements the latest dental advancements and is informed by current research and best practices, resulting in you achieving the results you deserve.
To schedule an appointment or consultation, contact our staff at (704) 255-5888 or request an appointment online.