Oral Surgery

What Oral Surgery Procedures Does Grand Avenue Family Dentistry Perform?

Here at Grand Avenue Family Dentistry, your oral health and care is our top priority. Oral surgical procedures are necessary in cases where implants are needed, or deeply-rooted teeth need to be extracted.
In these cases, we perform the following oral surgery procedures:oral surgery


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are tooth root replacements that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. A small, Titanium implant is inserted into your jawbone, which shortly after, your bone will fuse with. Once this happens, a post placed into the implant creates a strong root for an artificial tooth to be attached.

These implants are achieved, usually, in two different surgical procedures. During the first, the implant posts are placed into your jawbone. After this procedure, you continue to wear your dentures for about three to six months while your bone fuses to the implant. Then, once your replacement teeth are created by your dentist, you then have a second procedure where posts are placed into the implant for the artificial teeth to attach to, and your artificial teeth are inserted to those posts.

What Types of Dental Implants are Available?

There are two main types of dental implants that may be required to replace missing teeth: singular implants and dental bridges.

Singular implants are exactly how they sound – implants that replace one missing tooth in your jawbone. Dental bridges are attached to implants to replace more than one missing tooth usually. Dental bridges are not always attached to implants because they can be bonded to existing teeth when the case permits.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

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There are many benefits of the dental implants Grand Avenue Family Dentistry may perform if your case requires. These include restoring your smile, restoring the ability to chew and speak properly, restoring and supporting the natural shape of your face, correcting your bite, and maintaining alignment of your remaining natural teeth.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is necessary in cases where missing teeth have created an atrophy of jawbone that was supporting that missing tooth. Because there is no tooth or implant, that jawbone can atrophy or be reabsorbed, which makes the section of jawbone unsuitable for a dental implant. Bone grafting is a procedure that entails inserting new bone in that spot, so a dental implant may be placed. The bone will either be obtained through a tissue bank or your own suitable bone from your jaw, hip, or tibia.

Once the new bone is placed and healed, your jawbone is then ready for a dental implant procedure to restore your missing teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal and Other Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth removal is often required when wisdom teeth grow in and start causing unwanted problems, or when X-rays reveal that the wisdom teeth are soon to do so. In such cases, your Grand Avenue Family Dentistry dentist will perform a wisdom teeth removal procedure to extract your wisdom teeth and rid your mouth of the unwanted problems such as: damage to other teeth, alignment issues, cavities, sinus issues, and inflamed gums. In most cases, extraction procedures in the office with only local anesthesia. Your dentist then performs minor surgery where the tissue and bone around the wisdom tooth are removed and the tooth is extracted from the socket. In some cases, the patient does need to be placed under anesthesia when local anesthesia won’t suffice.

Other tooth extractions might require similar minor surgical procedures if the root is too deep to extract with local anesthesia only. In that case, you will be placed under anesthesia, so your dentist can remove the tooth without you going through unnecessary pain.

If you are in need of dental implants, dental bridges, bone grafting, or tooth extraction, Grand Avenue Family Dental is the dentist for you. Our fully-trained, qualified, and friendly staff pays special attention to your family needs, making sure your entire family is comfortable no matter what the procedure is. Call us today to talk about your dental needs.