Dental implants offer the strength and durability of natural teeth and allow patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution because they provide permanence and stability without compromising look or function.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the final set of molars that grow into the mouth. Removing wisdom teeth is often recommended because of the abundant potential for oral health problems.
BOTOX® and Restylane® have revolutionized the way we fight the signs of aging. Millions of people around the world have used these products to make non-surgical enhancements to their appearance by reducing or eliminating wrinkles -- and you can, too.
While these procedures could be done by a dermatologist, there are benefits to having your treatment planned and implemented by an oral surgeon.
AN EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF FACIAL STRUCTURE
An oral surgeon (aka an oral and maxillofacial surgeon) has a deep understanding of how your skin, muscles and bones work together. By coupling this with an analysis of your personal features and facial physiology, a treatment plan can be developed that will best remove the signs of aging while maintaining a natural look.
Understanding your facial anatomy can lead to:
• A better fit for how your lips should look over and around your teeth
• A more natural smile
• An improved look for the skin surrounding your eyes
An oral surgeon’s expertise allows them to more accurately predict the results of a given BOTOX® and Restylane® treatment and how expected results will react to facial movements.
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Your oral surgeon can help you put together a single, extensive appearance improvement plan that includes repairing your teeth and fixing crow’s feet, worry lines, laugh lines and frown lines.
Complications with the application of BOTOX® and Restylane® are extremely rare. However, in the unlikely event of complications, working with an oral surgeon ensures that you’ll be in great, professional hands.
Full-arch restoration is a desirable option for patients who have several teeth that are missing or failing. This procedure is intended for patients who have severe tooth loss and want to replace an entire arch of teeth at once.
A bone grafting procedure replaces or restores lost bone. Some patients may need a bone graft to be able to receive the dental implants they desire. Because the bone structures play a large role in the shape of the face, patients who undergo a bone grafting procedure find improvement and balance in their facial aesthetics.
Sometimes, a tooth can become so damaged that it is not able to be saved. In other cases, there may not be enough room in the mouth to accommodate another tooth. In these instances, extraction is the best option to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth.
IMPACTED TOOTH EXPOSURE
A tooth is said to be impacted if it is completely or partially trapped beneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted, but any tooth can be affected.
If the teeth and jaws are misaligned, and braces cannot provide successful treatment, then orthognathic surgery may be the right solution. Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, realigns the teeth and jaws to restore and optimize their function.
CLEFT LIP & PALATE
During fetal development, two sides of the mouth and lips join together in the middle. A cleft lip and/or palate occurs when part of this development fails to occur. A cleft can mean a split in the lip and/or the roof of the mouth.
TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Patients who are missing teeth are at risk for other oral health issues, such as bone loss and infection. It can also make eating and speaking difficult. Sometimes, the teeth move out of their proper alignment.
While most changes that occur within the mouth are not harmful, it is a good idea for an experienced professional to take a look to make sure it is not something more serious. Oral pathology identifies and treats these abnormalities.
If your dentures do not fit the way that they should, pre-prosthetic surgery may be the solution. As with any oral and maxillofacial procedure, we create a customized plan to ensure that you receive optimal care.
An oral surgeon is the most qualified professional to treat you if you incur a facial injury because they have undergone years of education and specialize in the function and aesthetics of the facial structure.
SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
If nonsurgical treatments of sleep apnea are ineffective, or if the condition is severe, surgical intervention may be the most effective treatment. This involves repositioning the upper and/or lower jaw.
Distraction osteogenesis is the method of gradually growing existing bone to lengthen or alter its shape. In oral and maxillofacial surgery, distraction osteogenesis is a common treatment for patients who have a narrow palate or jaw bone.
If you place two fingers in front of the ears and open and close your mouth, you will feel the temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ. A disorder of the TMJ happens when pain occurs in the joint and surrounding muscles.
Platelet-rich plasma speeds up the healing process by introducing a patient’s own blood platelets in high concentration. PRP promotes healthy healing, rapid vascularization, and bone and gum tissue growth.