Dental implants provide the foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. If you are missing teeth, dental implants can help restore confidence and self-esteem while providing essential structure to your smile.
Tooth extractions are performed whenever a damaged or severely decayed tooth must be removed from its socket in the jawbone. The most common examples of tooth extractions are the removal of wisdom teeth and the extraction of teeth needed to prepare for dental implants.
At Tomaich Oral Surgery, we can repair areas of the jawbone that have atrophied as the result of missing teeth and prepare those areas for dental implants through bone grafting. Bone grafting enables us to install implants of a suitable length and consistency to ensure a lasting impact.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure that is typically performed on patients in their upper teens or lower twenties. Wisdom tooth removal helps prevent overcrowding of the teeth and may also help prevent the onset of tooth decay and gum disease in certain cases.
Sometimes one or more of the 28 standard teeth in a person’s mouth fails to erupt and fix into place. This can be especially true of the canines, which are typically among the last of the front teeth to erupt. To correct the patient’s bite, we work with an orthodontist to achieve full and proper placement.
Accidents happen, and emergency situations involving the face often require the work of a maxillofacial surgeon to reconstruct and rehabilitate damaged jaw structure. If you have experienced facial trauma and require surgical assistance, our staff is uniquely trained, skilled and qualified to help.
Orthodontics alone will not address all bite-related issues in every patient. Some cases require orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, to correct alignment issues. Our team is fully equipped and qualified to provide jaw surgery services.
Any changes to the naturally pink color or smoothness of the inner lining of the mouth should be addressed immediately, even if there is no pain involved. Oral cancer or other pathological factors could be causing such changes to occur.
Cleft lip and palate is a condition present at birth, resulting from an imprecise alignment of the left and right sides of the roof of the mouth and lips. To restore the structure and function of the mouth, surgery is often performed during early infancy.
To prepare the mouth for partial or complete dentures, it is often necessary to perform pre-prosthetic surgery. This important step will ensure a proper fit for the appliance(s) and will help to maximize the patient’s level of comfort.
The i-CAT dental imaging system provides our team with crucial, three-dimensional images of our patients’ entire oral and maxillofacial structures, typically in under a minute. The procedure involves less radiation than traditional CT scans and is available at a reduced cost.