Oral and maxillofacial surgeons pioneered the placement of dental implants more than 25 years ago, and are still the leaders in providing the innovative techniques that offer patients long-lasting, natural looking results that last a lifetime.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the training and experience to successfully place dental implants in most patients, even "high-risk" patients suffering from chronic health conditions, gum disease or bone loss in the jaw area.
Following are some of the procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to assure the best possible outcome:
Immediate Loading - Advances in dental implant technology allow OMSs to extract teeth and place implants with crowns in one visit.
Bone Grafting - Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists trained to obtain and place bone grafts in areas where little or no bone exists. Implant sites that lack the necessary bone can be enhanced with the use of bone grafts. Bone grafts are also used to treat bone loss resulting from traumatic injuries, tumor surgery or congenital defects.
Sinus Lift - A sinus lift is a bone grafting procedure that is sometimes performed when the amount of bone in a patient's upper jaw is inadequate to accommodate a dental implant.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are skilled in evaluating their patient's unique needs and developing an appropriate treatment plan. Whether they are replacing a single tooth or a mouthful of teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform dental implant surgery comfortably in the office setting