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Dental implant placement is an excellent solution for tooth loss and is one of the most successful procedures in dentistry today! The American Dental Association considers dental implants as the recommended standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants substitute for the roots of lost teeth and act as sturdy anchors for replacement teeth like crowns, bridges and dentures.
Our doctors utilize the most advanced technology and techniques to improve smiles for patients who would like to improve their functionality and appearance using dental implants in one day!
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive extensive and specialized training to obtain and place bone grafts in areas where little or no bone exists. Sites that lack the necessary bone for dental implants can be improved with the use of bone grafts. Bone grafts may also be utilized to reconstruct areas in the jaws which have bone lost as a result of trauma, tumor surgery or congenital defects. Bone loss can be common for people who have lost teeth or had gum disease.
We utilize state of the art 3-D imaging by offering i-CAT© digital x-rays for all of our patients. With the i-CAT©, we can evaluate bone height and density for the placement of dental implants as well as other critical anatomical features important for planning of surgical procedures with higher image quality and significantly less radiation exposure. The i-CAT© provides high-definition, three-dimensional digital imaging which allows for accurate diagnosis and precise treatment planning not possible with two-dimensional technology.
Wisdom teeth are a normal part of life…and a potential problem. Wisdom teeth often fail to erupt and become impacted, causing infection and possible damage to adjacent teeth and bone. This is usually a problem for young adults, but adults of any age may experience problems from impacted wisdom teeth. It’s best to remove wisdom teeth in the teen years to prevent future problems and while there’s a lower risk of complications.
While orthognathic sounds like a big word, it simply means “straight jaws.” When our team performs orthognathic surgery, that’s our goal…to straighten jaws, so teeth meet well…which improves your bite and allows patients to speak, chew and even breathe better. Repositioning the chin or jaw correctly creates facial harmony and improves overall appearance.
Your comfort and safety during your procedure is our priority. We understand some patients might be a little anxious about undergoing surgery. That is why we offer multiple levels of sedation and work with each patient to determine the best option for their comfort during surgery. To ensure their safety, all of our surgical suites feature full monitoring systems which are operated by our highly trained team members.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained in treating and repairing facial trauma. Facial trauma includes fractures of the upper and lower jaws, orbits surrounding the eyes, and facial lacerations. Accidents resulting from falls, automobile crashes and violence are the most common causes of facial trauma. Younger children often experience facial trauma as a result of bicycle, skateboard or sports injuries.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to perform biopsies and excisions of lesions in the maxillofacial region. Any alteration of the color or texture of the mucosa (soft tissue in the mouth) may be an indicator to have the site evaluated. Oral lesions may not always need to be managed surgically. If you are experiencing pain or symptoms which cause you concern early detection and treatment of oral lesions can greatly improve a patients prognosis as well as results of surgical treatment.
As a dental patient, you have access to many innovative procedures, from dental implants that may improve your smile and ability to eat and speak, to restorative or reconstructive surgery, to adult braces made from clear, almost invisible materials. You also have many options when...