Surgery of the Jaw / Mandibular & Maxillary Reconstruction
Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) Dr. Fernando Burstein uses a variety of reconstructive surgery techniques to address conditions like mandibular deformities and protrusion (lower jaw deformity) or maxillary deformities (upper jaw deformity) Surgery of the jaw is often necessitated by a congenital defect, trauma to the jaw, disease, or infection affecting the jaw bone. Maxillary reconstruction can consist of bone reshaping, repositioning of the existing bone, or implanting bone grafts to replace missing or compromised sections of the jaw. In rare instances if biologically based material is not available for implant, Dr. Burstein may use a facial implant to remedy the appearance of a jaw deformity.
Read Dr. Burstein’s articles on mandibular and maxillary reconstruction
- Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis in Pierre Robin Sequence: Application of a New Internal Single-Stage Resorbable Device
- Measurement of Torque During Mandibular Distraction
- Resorbable Distraction of the Mandible: Technical Evolution and Clinical Experience