Our office extracts teeth using using different methods of anesthesia and sedation, including local anesthetics. Extraction services range from difficult single tooth extractions or tooth loss to full mouth extractions in preparation for dentures. One of the most common extraction services provided by our office is the removal of wisdom teeth.
What’s it for:
- Removal of a non-restorable tooth or teeth
- Removal of an extra tooth (supernumerary)
- Removal of impacted teeth that will not erupt naturally into the arch
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a single tooth or multiple tooth restoration. The dental implants also serves to stimulate the alveolar bone and prevent bone loss in the area of the missing tooth or teeth. Our implant restorations are virtually indistinguishable from your natural and/ or restored teeth. We prefer in most cases to use implants to restore a single missing tooth instead of “cutting down” two healthy teeth to make a dental bridge.
What’s it for:
- Replacement of missing teeth
- Anchor for dentures
What does it require:
Implants are typically placed in a single sitting but require a period of osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process when the bone actually adheres to the implant forming a bone/implant union. This union of the bone and implant is crucial for the long term success of the implant. After a period of 3-6 months for the osseointegration process to complete, we will see you back in our office for to complete a porcelain crown restoration which will “sit on top” of the implant.
Wisdom teeth or 3rd Molar Extraction
Wisdom teeth erupt in the late teenage years. It is often the case that one or more of these third molars fails to emerge in proper alignment or fails to fully emerge through the gum line. The tooth becomes or impacted between the bone and the gums. If impacted wisdom teeth are not removed in a timely manner, swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth can result. Even more detrimental, impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of the jaw. We will routinely check for development of your wisdom teeth and determine if they will need to extraction. If extraction is necessary, we can remove the impacted teeth in our office in most cases.