You have a hidden joint known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) located in front of your ear which allows you to open your jaw. However, millions of Americans each year suffer from TMJ disorder causing pain.
Bone grafting is an incredible tool that oral surgeons can use to help reconstruct the mouth to prepare itself for dental implants. When teeth are missing, the area along the jawbone slowly breaks down over time. Because of this, the area becomes unusable for future dentures if needed.