At Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry in Vancouver, our dentist performs a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and preserve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, face, teeth and jaws should be appropriately diagnosed and surgically treated. This is classified as oral surgery.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not effective and oral surgery is needed.
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Dental implants are small titanium screws, which function like natural tooth roots. As part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, our dentist places dental implants. A dental implant, combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, usually looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this is simply impossible. If a tooth is too severely damaged as a result of gum disease, decay or injury, your dentist may need to remove it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars erupts in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, particularly for people between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth can become problematic if they emerge in the incorrect positions, are crowding out other teeth, do not erupt fully or become impacted.
If your wisdom teeth are causing issues for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend having them extracted to help preserve your oral health.
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, ensuring it is strong enough to support a dental implant. This procedure rebuilds or repairs bones by transplanting bone tissue. Bone grafts are a common procedure and is the first step many patients take before they are able to receive a replacement tooth.
A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to increase the amount of bone in your sinus area, so a dental implant can be placed. Due to the anatomy of the sinus cavity, healing can typically be expected to take 8 to 12 months.