Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the medical-surgical speciality that deals with the prevention, study, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions of the mouth, face and facial skull territory, as well as the cervical organs and structures related to them.

Our service stands out for its extensive experience in high-complexity implant rehabilitation, as well as in the treatment of dentofacial deformities.

Which patients is it for?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery deals with the clinical assessment, diagnosis, prevention, surgical treatment and adequate rehabilitation for patients with congenital and acquired diseases, deformities and traumatic and non-traumatic functional disorders of the mouth, face and facial skull territory, as well as the cervical organs and structures related to them.

Main conditions and diseases​

  • Odontogenic and non-odontogenic orofacial infections
  • Oral mucosal diseases
  • Impacted teeth
  • Maxillary ​​cysts
  • Benign or malignant tumour​s in the oral cavity, face and neck
  • Implant ​complications and failures
  • Surgical ​​pathology of the temporomandibular joint
  • Alveolodental injuries
  • Facial and craniofacial injuries​
  • Salivary gland conditions
  • Paranasal sinus diseases
  • Maxillary distraction

Main treatments

  • Implantology and pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Advanced ​implantology
  • Zygomatic implants
  • ​Planning and surgery of dentofacial deformities​
  • Dentofacial ​​osteotomies
  • Soft tissue ​techniques associated with orthognathic surgery
  • Postorthodontic contour surgery (sliding genioplasty, etc.)
  • Maxillofacial ​reconstruction
  • Advanced implantology​ training for maxillofacial surgeons and dentists
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Correction of compromised aesthetics
  • Pre and postorthodontic mucogingival​ ​surgery of arch teeth or ectopic teeth
  • Corticotomy, SARPE
  • Ankylosis-repositioning corticotomy
  • ​Maxillofacial cervical oncology surgery

Main diagnostic resources and technology

  • ​Orthopantomography
  • CBCT
  • ​Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Temporomandibular arthrocentesis​
  • Virtual ​planning

Main treatments and areas of specialisation

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • ​Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Facial fractures
  • Oral cancer
  • Dental implants
  • Orthognathic surgery​
  • Facial plastic surgery

Special services

Vithas has a world-class medical team to offer a quality service. This includes the best diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the hands of the best multidisciplinary team and the best technology to tackle the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of maxillofacial diseases.

Why come to our clinic?

Vithas’ Maxillofacial Surgery Service offers a wide variety of treatments in maxillofacial surgery using the most advanced and modern techniques.

We provide fully personalised and comprehensive thanks to our teams’ super specialisation and the multidisciplinary approach to each condition.


​Is it possible to place implants with little bone available?

Yes, using angled implants placed in areas of remaining bone and anchored in facial anatomical struts, or basal implants that are anchored in bone cortices, we can rehabilitate people with very little bone available. Most of the time these patients can be fitted with fixed prostheses in a day. If interested, your dentist can attend the surgery and train in the technique so that they can perform the final rehabilitation.

What are zygomatic implants?

Zygomatic implants are long implants that are placed in the malar bone in people without enough bone for normal dental implants. Most of the time, fixed rehabilitation can be done in a day, usually under local anaesthesia and sedation.

Our team has one of the most successful track records in the country and we are technical instructors for other dentists and maxillofacial surgeons, scientific societies and consultants for our recognised level of excellence. If interested, your dentist can attend the surgery and train in the technique so that they can perform the final rehabilitation.

​If I’ve had a failed implant procedure, can it be re-done?

Our team specialises in solving dental or implant rehabilitation problems and is a benchmark for other professionals in treating their patients. In many instances we will be able to provide fixed solutions in one day. We can work with your referring dental clinic if you wish.

What is the surgery-first approach?

The surgery-first approach involves performing surgery on dentofacial deformities before the orthodontic process in selected cases, in order to shorten the treatment time and ensure better aesthetic and functional results. It must be organised with your orthodontist.

​I have gum recession around my teeth and implants, can it be treated?

Mucogingival surgery is corrective plastic surgery of the gums that can correct these problems with simple surgery under local anaesthesia.

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