The faculty of the division Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery work closely with restorative dentists to help plan and place dental implants used to replace missing teeth. Bone grafting (synthetic or autogenous) is often required to provide for an adequate bone foundation to allow for implant anchorage. The surgeon can also modify gingival (gum) tissue surrounding implants when necessary to make teeth placed on implants look even more natural.
Complex implant cases such as those involving significant trauma or reconstruction due to a tumor/cancer require the co-ordination between the surgeon and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry specialized Maxillofacial Prosthodontists.
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