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Surgical Procedures

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Oral Surgery

Extractions

Our doctors can perform simple, surgical and wisdom tooth extractions. We also have great relationships with local oral surgeons for especially difficult cases or if you desire IV sedation for your procedure.

Bone Grafting

When a tooth is taken out, bone grafting may be done to preserve the bone ridge for implant placement or esthetics when a bridge is placed. The two options for bone grafting are synthetic and freeze-dried cadaver bone. This important step can increase the success of future implant dentistry.


Implant Placement

Dental implants are titanium anchors that are placed in the bone. They can then have either single crowns or bridges placed over them, or work as attachments for dentures.

Single Tooth Replacement

If you are missing a tooth, an implant is the ideal replacement that most closely mimics a natural tooth. You can floss like a normal tooth and esthetics closely resemble a natural tooth.

Multiple Tooth Replacement

Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth. They can be restored with bridges or as individual units to replace natural teeth. Multiple implants can also be used to support a fixed or removable partial denture.

Denture Anchors

Implants can also be used to anchor dentures and reduce the sliding and movement many patients have with their dentures. Implants increase chewing efficiency and retention, so your dentures stay put. Many now consider at least 2 implants on the lower arch the standard of care for dentures.


Gingival Surgery

Gingival Grafting

Gingival grafting is needed when the firm tissue around the gums, or the attached gingiva, is lost. This can result in bone loss, root exposure and other problems. Our office can diagnose gingival problems and either treat or refer you to a periodontist in our referral network. For more information on periodontal grafting procedures, see the Academy of Periodontology website.

Crown Lengthening

When decay or a fracture causes a restoration to get too close to the bone around the tooth, clinical crown lengthening is required to create enough space for the periodontal structures. Crown lengthening may also be required in esthetic cases where the gums are too low or not even.

Frenectomy

The frenum is the attachment of mucosa between the lip and the gums. The most prominent areas are between the front teeth on the upper and lower and between the lower teeth and tongue. A frenectomy involves cutting the frenum. This is done when the frenum pulls on the attached gingiva and causes either recession or movement of the teeth.

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