In Our office, we office Oral surgery services so that our patients do not have to be referred out to an outside specialist. Having a CT machine in the office, helps us attain a more detailed and accurate 3D imaging for complex surgical cases.
Why Take Them Out? Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they're spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons: 1)They’re impacted- Because they're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful. 2)They come in at the wrong angle- They may press against your other teeth. 3)Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars. 4)You have cavities or gum disease-You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.
A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, or facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium or zirconia form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic/crown.
Dental bone grafting is a specialized surgical procedure that has been developed to reestablish lost jawbone. This loss can be a result of dental infection of abscess, periodontal disease, trauma, or the natural process of aging.