Oral Surgery

Implants & Reconstruction

Dental implants are medical devices surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person’s ability to chew or their appearance.

They provide support for artificial teeth, like crowns, bridges, or dentures.

A dental implant is a small, titanium post (screw) that is surgically placed within your jawbone beneath your gum line. This post will fuse with your jawbone, creating a stable foundation for your tooth restoration.

A dental implant post is a replacement for your missing tooth’s root. Not only does it fuse with your bone like a root, but it also stimulates and preserves your bone structure.

Extraction

In extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. If you need an extraction, the dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort.
After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow.
For recovery, patients should always follow the instructions their surgeons give them, as they can differ from different patients. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for two to three days after having a bone graft. Swelling is normal. Patients can apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time during the first 48 hours to minimize the swelling. The surgeon can prescribe pain medication to keep the patient comfortable and antibiotics to prevent infections.