If infection, decay, or damage to a tooth is too extensive to save the tooth, it must be extracted. Wisdom teeth are extracted because they can cause pain and damage to nearby teeth and gum disease.
Before extraction, you will have a consultation and examination to determine the proper treatment options. To remove teeth precisely and in order to minimize disturbing the surrounding teeth/bone/tissue, the latest imaging via 3D Conebeam Technology will be used. When necessary, teeth will be removed in sections to also minimize risk to adjacent structures. Together, this precision helps provide a more comfortable post-operative experience.
We offer specialized treatments required in preparation for successful dental implants, including bone grafting, sinus lift, and tooth extraction.
Missing teeth cause the jawbone to atrophy and become absorbed by the body. Bone grafting while removing a tooth is designed to preserve the natural bone contours. If a tooth has been missing for an extended period, we may recommend a bone graft to strengthen the jaw. Dental Implants require adequate bone density and volume for successful implant placement. Our specialized team uses modern bone grafting techniques to augment weakened jaws and bone structures in preparation for dental implants. A bone graft by an experienced clinician will help regenerate the bone necessary for a long-lasting implant.
Sinus lift/augmentation raises the sinus floor to allow for new bone formation in the upper jaw. Bone is added between the jaw and maxillary sinuses to repair missing bone levels for the proper placement of implants. We use minimally invasive techniques to perform a sinus augmentation to help ensure the stability and durability of your new tooth.
A ridge augmentation is often performed to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw. Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge (bone surrounding tooth roots) and may be required for dental implant placement, or for aesthetic purposes.