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Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants in Singapore Blog

Missing Teeth and Jaw Deformity in the older patient

Most dental implants patients are usually older adults who have lost some or all dentition over the course of many years. On the other hand, corrective jaw surgery patients tend to be younger, those in their late teens and twenties. However, there is a group of patients who have dentofacial deformities that require orthognathic surgery but somehow did not get around to doing it when they were younger but in their later years, require dental implants to replace their missing or failing dentition. For such patients, orthognathic surgery may be done in conjunction with dental implants to restore not just a functional dentition but an improvement of facial aesthetics as well.

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Jaw surgery and oral appliance therapy for  Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

bigstock-Attractive-asian-woman-awaking-92232875.jpgI spent my last weekend attending a Sleep Medicine meeting organized by the National University of Singapore. This meeting was to raise funds for the Edmund Tay Mai Hiong Endowment Fund, which seeks to educate dentists on Sleep Medicine and the role they play in management of sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD). This is a very good initiative as dentistry offers solutions to such conditions that are as effective as any branch of medicine. What are the dental treatments that can help patients with sleep-related breathing disorders?

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