|Oral Surgery for Dental Implants
|Oral surgery is a broad term that encompasses treatment for a wide array of different defects that affect the mouth, jaw, head, and neck. We specialize in oral surgery and can provide you with the treatment you need to restore the health of your mouth, and your facial aesthetics. We offer different procedures to achieve these goals, including dental implant placement and bone grafting.
Dental Implant Placement
Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining the proper functioning of your mouth, your oral health, and the appearance of your smile. Dental implants have quickly become the most popular option for tooth replacement, providing several significant benefits including the preservation of your jawbone. No other option can provide this benefit. Dental implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to provide support for the ceramic crowns that replace your missing teeth. Your bone fuses to the posts as you heal, a process that stabilizes them in your jaw so that they can provide secure support for your dental restorations.
Bone loss can happen for several reasons. When it does happen, your jaw grows weaker and begins to change shape. This affects the alignment of your teeth as well as the health of your mouth. Bone loss can also affect the shape of your face, causing sagging skin and wrinkles to form as the skin on your face loses support. A bone graft is a surgical procedure that uses bone mass from another area of your body or from a compatible donor to replace the missing bone mass, effectively restoring the strength and shape to your jaw. Sometimes you may need a bone graft before getting dental implants.
From dental implants, bone grafting, tooth extractions to facial reconstruction, and so much more, oral surgery not only restores your oral health but also your facial aesthetics. If you are in need of oral surgery, call us today to schedule your appointment.
|Why Do I need An Oral Surgeon?
|People don't often think about or know what an oral surgeon does, but in reality, it's an essential profession that is often overlooked. An oral surgeon performs complex surgeries on the mouth, jaw, and teeth. They can be called upon to perform surgery for anything from removal of wisdom teeth to reconstruction after cancer surgery. Many people are not aware that they need an oral surgeon until something goes wrong with their mouth or jaws, which is why knowing when you need to see one could save you time and money down the road.
How They Differ From Dentists
Oral surgeons are a type of dentist, but their training in specialized areas sets them apart from general dentists. Oral surgeons not only attend dental school for four years, but they also complete three additional years in an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program after dental school.
We hope this has helped you better understand the role of oral surgeons and what they do to help patients. If you have any additional questions or want more information about our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us with your questions!
|Brushing Too Often Is Good for Your Oral Health – True or False?
|Brushing twice or three times a day is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You can brush once after breakfast, after lunch, and before you go to bed. However, do not convince yourself that brushing more is better. It really isn't. When you brush too often, it wears down your tooth enamel and irritates the gums, often causing inflammation and infection. Keep the "2 or 3 times-a-day rule" when brushing as it is more effective while also preventing damage to your gums and teeth.