Oral Surgery | Nottingham Dental
At Nottingham Dental, we offer a wide range of oral surgery options such as tooth replacement, implants, porcelain bridges, full or partial dentures, extractions, or all-on-4 implants.
Surgical procedures are often necessary to preserve your dental and overall health. There are a lot of different types of oral surgery procedures, some involving emergency dentist tooth extraction, full mouth dental implants recovery, surgical implants dental solutions, and many others. While our dental clinic strives to resolve your dental issues with minimally invasive procedures, oral surgeries are sometimes unavoidable.
Damaged teeth may have to be removed because of dental decay or because of financial limitations that prevent you from seeking other options. You may even opt for procedures to contour and shape your gums or get implants to support dental crowns and bridges. The reasons for oral surgery are multifold and numerous.
At Nottingham Dental, we only go for oral surgery if there are no other options available. We provide a wide range of services such as tooth replacement, implants, porcelain bridges, full or partial dentures, extractions, or all-on-4 implants. Please continue reading for a detailed overview of our oral surgery options.
Dental implants are the ideal option for tooth replacement. An Implant doesn’t replace the visible tooth crown but rather the tooth’s hidden root. Implants are metallic or titanium posts attached to the jawbone underneath the empty socket of the lost tooth.
The dentist screws the implant into the jawbone. It takes your jaws around 3 to 6 months to completely heal around the implant, making the metallic post a natural part of your body. As such, the metal implant becomes just like an actual tooth root. Once the implant is in place, the dentist attaches dentures, dental crowns, or dental bridges. This makes it the most effective foundation for teeth replacement.
In some cases, however, you may lack bone structure in your jaws, making them incapable of supporting the implant. When you lose your teeth, there isn’t enough support for the underlying bone structure so it gradually wears away. If you’ve been missing your teeth for a long time, you may not have enough bone structure left. In that case, the dentist will have to use a bone grafting procedure to facilitate bone regeneration and then use dental implants. This may delay the procedure, which is why you should ideally get dental implants soon after tooth loss.
Porcelain bridges are fake or artificial teeth used to replace a series of missing teeth and they are held together by dental crowns or dental implants on both sides. The fake teeth, otherwise known as pontics, are supported by the adjoining crowns or implants, otherwise known as abutments. Porcelain bridges are the best surgical teeth replacement options for you if you’ve lost several of your teeth.
There are various types of porcelain bridges. A traditional dental bridge comprises pontics supported by abutments in the form of crowns on both sides of the missing teeth. A cantilever dental bridge comprises pontics supported by a dental crown abutment on one side of the missing teeth. A Maryland dental bridge is a temporary bridge comprising pontics supported by metallic abutments bonded to the back of the surrounding teeth. And dental implant bridges comprise pontics supported by implant abutments on both sides.
Dental crown abutments are the most invasive because the surrounding teeth have to be filed down to a small size to accommodate the cap. Implant-supported bridges are the best because they’re firm, highly supportive, and there’s no need to make alterations to healthy existing teeth.
Dentures are removable appliances attached to your gums to replace some or all of your teeth. If you’ve lost all the teeth on one of your arches or both your arches, you should go for full dentures because they’re a complete set with a full arch. They comprise porcelain or acrylic fake teeth supported by a gum-colored base.
If you’ve only lost some of your teeth intermittently, then you should go for partial dentures. These dentures come with fake teeth in specific gaps with metal clasps that attach to the backs of your healthy teeth. As such, your existing teeth support the dentures.
Dentures are the most cost-effective means of replacing your missing teeth, but they’re also fairly inconvenient. They keep coming off when you talk or eat, which makes them slightly difficult and even embarrassing. Furthermore, they’re difficult to maintain.
We always try to remedy all of your dental problems with minimally invasive procedures and we do our best to save your teeth. However, sometimes, tooth extractions may be necessary. You may need to get your tooth or teeth removed for several reasons — dental decay, overcrowding of teeth, braces, and many others. The dentist removes your teeth through a simple or surgical procedure, depending on the condition of your teeth. Surgical tooth extraction is a procedure in which the dentist creates an incision on your gums and removes your bone tissues to loosen impacted teeth.
All-on-4 implants also refer to dentures as a solution for teeth replacement, but a far more effective method of wearing dentures. Traditional dentures are unstable and they come off occasionally while talking of eating, which makes them embarrassing and uncomfortable. All-on-4 implants is a method wherein the dentures are attached to implants strategically lodged into four different parts of your jawbone. The implants support the dentures and keep them in place permanently so they don’t keep coming off.
Nottingham Dental is the best clinic for oral surgery in Katy, TX. We have highly-qualified board-certified dentists who try their best to treat your issues with minimally invasive procedures and save your teeth at all costs. We only go for surgical options if there’s no other alternative. For more information, please schedule your oral surgery consultation today.