Our team at Utah Surgical Arts is proud to serve Provo, Payson, and the larger Utah County community. Thanksgiving is getting closer, and to show how thankful we are to be a part of this community, we wanted to give back. Starting this November, we are launching two new programs, which aim to improve the oral health and overall quality of life of two deserving recipients. The Share-A-Smile program and the Facial Reconstruction Program will both drastically improve the health of a community member in need.
A beautiful smile and a healthy mouth and jaw can truly change a person’s life. People who suffer from oral health problems like extensive tooth loss or jaw misalignment often suffer from low self-esteem, difficulty eating, pain and swelling, difficulty fully closing the mouth, headaches, and other complications. Some patients even report difficulty finding jobs or feeling comfortable in social situations because of the appearance of their teeth and mouth. A restored smile can give a person a completely new outlook on life, and open doors to opportunities that once seemed out of reach.
The Share-A-Smile program will provide a full-mouth restoration procedure to one community member, free of charge, performed by our expert oral surgery team. The Facial Reconstruction Program will provide another recipient with a free jaw reconstruction surgery to treat TMJ problems, jaw misalignment, underdeveloped jaws, or other problems. If you or a loved one suffers from poor oral health, but cannot afford most dental procedures, one of these programs may be perfect for you.
The application periods will be open from November 18th through December 18th. Drs. Park, Harris, and Brown are thrilled to have this opportunity to help our community members through these two wonderful programs. Share your story or the story of someone you love to start moving toward a new smile and apply for the program most appropriate to your dental situation.
The full-arch restoration procedure consists of the placement of a custom, permanent prosthetic denture using four or more strategically placed dental implants. Once your implants have healed, you will be able to smile and eat with confidence. Additionally, the implants will stimulate the jaw bone, combatting bone loss and preserving your oral health for years to come.
In jaw alignment surgery (or orthognathic surgery), an oral surgeon usually works with an orthodontist to perfect the alignment of your teeth before surgery. Next, the surgery usually involves the separation then placement of the jaw bone into the correct positioning, after which the jaw will be able to heal with the correct alignment. Finally, the orthodontist will be able to put the finishing touches on your teeth’s final position. Most patients who receive jaw surgery report that their quality of life improves drastically after they have healed. Their TMJ pain or difficulty opening their mouth goes away, and many patients also see an improvement in the appearance of their jaw and face.
We are excited to be starting this journey and cannot wait to serve our community through these programs. You deserve a beautiful, functional smile and a life without oral pain and discomfort. If you are interested in these programs, we encourage you to apply today.
All of us look forward to hearing your stories and helping someone improve their oral health and quality of life. Have a great Thanksgiving from all of us at Utah Surgical Arts, and thank you for reading!