Certain dental conditions might require a dental surgical treatment. Here at Reflection Dental, we strive to focus on minimally-invasive treatments first. But, there are some situations where a patient can benefit from surgical dentistry. You can talk with our team to learn more about these services so that you can decide if you need surgical dentistry.
These surgical treatments might include services such as dental implants and tooth extractions. We have modern technology in our office to make these surgical appointments as fast and comfortable as possible. By using the right equipment, we can minimize the recovery time and improve the possible results from the treatment.
Dental implants offer a great long-term solution for missing teeth. If you have gaps that need to be filled in within your mouth, then you should compare the benefits of dental implants with other types of dental restorations. These implants have the same function as the original tooth, which means that you will be able to eat and talk like normal.
Implants are done with a strong post that is inserted into the jaw bone where the tooth was once located. Then, it is necessary to give the post some time to bond in the jaw bone, so you will need to wait for a few months before your next appointment. Once the post is held in place by the jaw bone, then the treatment is finished with a follow-up appointment to place a dental crown on top of the post. The final result is a dental restoration that looks and acts like a natural tooth.
For an aesthetic smile, it is essential to consider the teeth-to-gum ratio of your mouth. A certain portion of each tooth should be covered with gum tissue to protect the health of your teeth and create a nice gingival contour. Soft tissue crown lengthening can be used to improve the ratio of teeth and gums, to create the optimal coverage with the gums.
This dental procedure helps by reshaping the gum tissue so that the right amount of natural tooth is shown when you smile. It can be done to improve your smile for aesthetic purposes. If you are interested in learning more about how your smile will be improved with this treatment, then we invite you to schedule an appointment with our office.
Tooth extractions might be needed to remove wisdom teeth, prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatments, or to remove a tooth that is deeply decayed. Dental extractions can be completed with minimal discomfort because we use modern medical technology to manage pain and speed up the treatment.
After the tooth extraction is done, you will have a few instructions to follow at home. These guidelines are designed to prevent complications, keep you comfortable, and reduce the pain and swelling that can occur.
When the tooth is extracted, it is essential to consider the space that is left behind. Space can cause the jawbone to change shape and degenerate when the mouth is healing and after the gums have healed over. In this situation, you might consider the benefits of a dental implant or a bridge to fill in space and prevent the loss within the jaw bone.