Surgical procedures are common in dentistry, and our dentists have been trained to perform surgeries in ways that reduce patient anxiety and minimize post-operative pain. In our office, dental surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. Depending on the surgery, generally patients can generally return to their normal routines within a few days.
Implants are currently the best replacement for missing teeth and this service is offered to patients in our office. The placement of a dental implant involves surgery to insert them into the jawbone. The implant is generally a titanium screw that is lightweight and biocompatible. After an implant has been placed, the area usually requires 3-6 months of healing to allow for the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone. After the fusion and the healing are completed, a crown is made and fitted to the implant to replace the missing tooth..
This surgery is an outpatient procedure that involves removing a decayed, broken, infected, or otherwise compromised tooth. Depending on the tooth, surgical intervention may be required. Pre-operative and post-operative measures are taken by our dentists to minimize discomfort and expedite healing during and after the procedure.
When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone around the extraction site will reshape itself to fill in the new hole. This results in bone loss, both in height and width. If a dental implant is desired later, a bone graft is recommended at the time of the extraction. This involves the placement of a filler material to maintain the dimensions of the bone while new bone can be formed into the space. This provides a better foundation for the implant later.
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