Oral Surgery

Our oral surgeons will repair your smile.

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Dr. Graham and Dr. Christman have received extensive post-graduate training in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Their industry experience makes them the top choice for surgical and non-surgical care. 
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Our oral surgery procedures

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All-on-4® Dental Implants

Replace missing teeth without the hassle of dentures. All-on-4® dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that require only 4 implants per arch. This is in stark contrast to the typical dental implants which can require 8 or more implants, depending on the number of teeth being replaced and the status of the jawbone.

Bone Grafting

Today's technology has made it possible for us to help your bone grow back, allowing you to avoid any change to your facial features, making you a candidate for dental implants and enhancing your overall oral health with bone grafting.
Bone grafting is a procedure completed right in the office. We start by gaining access to your existing bone by creating an incision in the gums. Once access has been made, the graft is attached to the bone.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a post made of metal that is designed to replace missing teeth. It is usually made out of titanium and is placed surgically into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a bridge, an implant is a more permanent solution. The crowns we place over dental implants are designed to be indistinguishable from the teeth you were born with. There's no risk of a dental implant slipping off while you eat, talk, or do anything else that requires complex motions of your mouth. They're also durable, designed to last a lifetime with proper care. This is one of the best ways to replace one or more missing teeth. If you've lost a tooth because of tooth decay, an injury, or any other reason, talk to one of our periodontists about whether dental implants are the best option for you.

Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is too damaged to repair from its socket in the jawbone. Teeth that are no longer repairable because of decay or trauma often need to be extracted in order to preserve oral health. Further procedures are often done to replace missing teeth in order to preserve the health of the remaining teeth and the jawbone. Extractions are also performed to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems. If the tooth is difficult to extract or is too damaged to extract in once piece, it may be removed in multiple pieces. In the case of an impacted tooth, the surgeon will cut away any gum and bone tissue that is preventing removal in order to facilitate extraction.

If your regular dentist has recommended that a tooth be extracted, or if you suspect that you may need to have a tooth pulled, call now for a consultation. We will examine your teeth and determine the best course of action.
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