smile surgery

smile surgery

A popular term for surgery that corrects the unilateral facial drooping which occurs with facial nerve paralysis, which results in loss of contractility of the mimetic muscles on the affected side. Smile surgery takes two formats:
(1) Static (structural), in which the lips and related tissue are tightened, which improves the appearance and reduces some of the adverse effects of facial nerve paralysis; or
(2) Dynamic (functional), in which the facial nerve is repaired.
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Some of the procedures that are commonly used for a full mouth reconstruction are dental implants, Invisalign aligners, teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers or Lumineers, gum grafts, and gummy smile surgery, to name a few.
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