Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

jaw surgery stationReconstructive jaw surgery refers to the surgical correction of a significant defect to the maxillofacial bone structure. This can result from many different causes, such as a serious head injury, birth defect or oral cancer. When the bone structure is damaged, a reconstruction or rebuilding of the skeletal structure of the jaw is sometimes necessary to return the mouth and face to normal function and appearance. If left untreated, maxillofacial deformities can lead to poor oral health, diminished self-confidence and even depression when severe. Rest assured that Dr. White and our team of experts are here to help you determine the right solution for your specific condition.

Who is a good candidate for jaw reconstructive surgery?

Although each case is different, some common candidates for reconstructive jaw surgery include patients who are experiencing:

  • A protruding or misaligned jaw
  • An open bite (space between the teeth when the jaw is closed)
  • Bone loss due to oral cancer
  • Problems biting, chewing or swallowing food normally
  • Serious trauma to the jaw structure
  • Speech difficulties
  • Chronic jaw pain

What to Expect

Reconstructive jaw surgery can usually be performed entirely in your mouth so visible scarring is generally minimal. The exact procedure can vary greatly depending on your unique condition. Generally, Dr. White makes cuts in the jawbones and moves them into the correct position. Dr. White will then secure them in place with screws and bone plates. If you have experienced bone loss due to cancer, disease or severe trauma, a surgeon will sometimes remove a small amount of bone from your leg or rib to strengthen an area.

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  • Dr. White is an outstanding oral surgeon. He is very caring and is clinically excellent. He offers outstanding care in almost every capacity that you would expect from an oral surgeon, and he is accomplished in almost every area of maxillofacial surgery, implants and anesthesia."—David Hedrick, DDS
  • I have been referring patients to Dr. White’s practice for ever 10 years. He is experienced, competent and likeable and provides my patients with education and wise surgical options.”—Michael Dougherty, DDS
  • Dr. White is an honest, nice and knowledgeable doctor, and his staff is courteous, professional and thorough. Everyone at the practice is very lighthearted and down-to-earth.” —Frazier G.
  • Dr. White is by far the most competent, genuine and respectful person I have ever had the chance to meet in his profession. I trust him and I’m confident in his abilities and judgment. The staff is wonderful as well, and I know they truly care about my needs. For example, they called Dr. White to come take a look at the site where my wisdom teeth were removed when I was extra worried about the health of my mouth. I chose to see Dr. White because I believe an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has more expertise and experience than a general dentist and that surgeries such as wisdom teeth removal should be performed by someone who specializes in this area.” —Lawand Kamal
  • Dr. White is an excellent surgeon. I have been referring patients to him for over 10 years and I have nothing but the highest regards for his practice. Dr. White does great work, in a kind and caring manner, which is why I send all my oral surgery patients his way.” —Randy Sanders, DDS
  • Dr. White and his staff are awesome. They are friendly and easy to communicate with. My visits there could not go any better.”—Shannon R.


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Dr. Jeffery M. White, DDS

13701 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 303.344.2705
Fax: 303.344.4125