Restorative Treatment – Alexandria, VA
How We Enhance Your Oral
Health and Appearance
While implant placement and tooth extractions are some of the more well-known forms of oral surgery, they are not the only kinds of treatments that we offer here at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery. From cosmetic BOTOX to sinus lifts to full mouth restorations, we offer many options that can help improve your overall health and/or enhance your appearance. Call us today to learn more about these services and how they can help you.
Why Choose Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery for Restorative Treatment?
BOTOX® is a well-known treatment for reducing wrinkles and deep lines on the face. Wrinkles often form because of the repetitive motions that your facial muscles make. With BOTOX, we can help these muscles relax and reduce the pull that they have on your skin, causing your wrinkles to soften or even disappear. This treatment can be used to treat the kinds of wrinkles that are formed by smiling, frowning, and making other common facial expressions.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
If there isn’t enough quality gum tissue around your teeth or dental implants, soft tissue augmentation (also known as soft tissue grafting) may be needed. A small amount of tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth (or another area with plenty of healthy tissue) and transplanted to the graft site. This is often a treatment for gingivitis, which can cause gum recession if it’s left alone for too long. Some minor recontouring of the grafted tissue might be performed after healing to give the best final appearance.
Sinus Lift Procedure
A sinus lift is much like a bone graft, but in addition to building up the jawbone, it also involves lifting the maxillary sinus. This creates room for new bone, and it allows us to place dental implants without damaging the sinus cavity. Just like a normal bone graft, a sinus lift can be performed with bone taken from elsewhere in your body or synthetic bone material; we can discuss which option is best in your case before the procedure.
Gender differences are often reflected in the jaw, cheekbones, and other facial features. For transgender people, altering these characteristics is often seen as an important step in transitioning. We can discuss your own ideas about your face and what sort of changes you would like to make, and we’ll help you figure out which procedures will help you attain the results you want. This may involve treatments such as mandibular angle reduction to make your jaw smaller and narrower.
Your lips and tongue are attached to the rest of your mouth by small bands of tissue known as frena. When a frenum is too tight or overdeveloped, it can restrict movement of the mouth, hindering eating and speech function. Such issues are common in children and can be detrimental to their development, which is why frenectomies are often performed at a young age. The excess tissue is removed to allow full movement of the lips and tongue.
A full mouth restoration is a customized process designed to reverse extensive dental damage. This means different things for different people, but in many cases, it might involve dental implant placement to restore missing teeth. Other forms of oral surgery might be required depending on the damage that has already been done. We can discuss potential procedures in more detail once we have examined your mouth and have a clear idea of what your individual needs are.