Oral surgery refers to surgical procedures around the mouth and jaws. There is a wide range of oral surgery procedures for different reasons, such as wisdom teeth removal, repositioning of jaws, tooth replacement, restorative dentistry, etc.

Sapphire Smiles provides some of the most effective restorative dentistry and oral surgery procedures. Our charismatic dentist, Dr. Antoun, scrutinizes your teeth to personalize a treatment plan for your specific needs. Our oral surgery services include extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and tooth replacement options like porcelain bridges full or partial dentures, and dental implants.

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Oral Surgery Services

Tooth Replacement

If you’re missing one or several teeth, you need restorative dentistry and tooth replacement procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Antoun examines your teeth and discusses your expectations, lifestyle, and budget to personalize the ideal restorative dentistry plan. We ensure that the replacement teeth look completely natural and suit your lifestyle.

Porcelain Bridges

Porcelain bridges are a series of artificial porcelain teeth supported on either side by dental crowns or dental implants. Dental bridge work is ideal for someone who’s missing a series of teeth from the same location. Porcelain is the ideal material for dental bridges because its texture and color resemble enamel. As such, porcelain bridges are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Full or Partial Dentures

Dentures are a removable series of artificial teeth supported by gum-colored acrylic bases. Full dentures are a complete set of artificial teeth, suitable for those who have lost all or most of their teeth. Partial dentures are suitable for those who have lost only some teeth. Full and partial dentures are the most affordable teeth replacement options, but they require considerable maintenance and don’t look or feel natural.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts drilled into the jawbone under the empty socket of a missing tooth. Instead of replacing the tooth’s crown, a dental implant replaces the tooth’s root structure. After the implant, the dentist attaches a dental crown over the implant. As such, dental implants are the best replacements for missing teeth because they’re permanent and fixed, a part of your anatomy.

Single Tooth Implants

A single tooth implant is a dental implant used to replace just one tooth. If you’re missing one tooth, the dentist will attach a titanium post into the jawbone of the missing tooth and secure a dental crown over it. The entire procedure will take approximately six months, but you’ll have the perfect replacement for your missing tooth. Single tooth implants look even better than natural teeth.

Full Arch Implants/ All-on-4

Full arch implants, also called all-on-4 dental implants, is an innovative means of combining the benefits of dental bridges/ dentures and dental implants to replace a complete set of teeth. Instead of using single tooth implants for all teeth, which can be incredibly costly, the dentist attaches implants to four strategic locations on each arch. Following that, the dentist secures a natural-looking bridge or denture over the implants.

Extractions

Tooth extractions are necessary for several reasons, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, dental fractures under the gums, dental decay, periodontitis, and overcrowded teeth. We only recommend tooth extraction if it’s necessary for overall oral health. Depending on the condition of your teeth, the dentist may use a simple tooth extraction procedure or a surgical tooth extraction procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Most people need wisdom teeth removal at some point in their lives. The wisdom teeth often erupt after all the other teeth, and they may not erupt properly. Your wisdom tooth may be stuck under the jaws, push against the second molars, or exhibit other issues. Our wisdom teeth removal dentist uses local anesthesia and sedation to ensure the surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth is painless and comfortable.

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Oral Surgery Q&As

What is considered a dental restoration?

Dental restoration refers to a range of dental services used to restore the natural appearance and functions of your teeth. Some of the most common dental restoration services include dental fillings, dentures, implants, crowns, and bridges.

What is basic restorative care?

Basic restorative care refers to procedures used to restore the functionality of your teeth if you have minor dental issues, such as cavities, for which you need dental fillings.

What are major restorative services?

Major restorative services are dental procedures necessary if you need major replacements for your teeth, such as dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.

How long does a dental bridge last?

Dental bridges typically last between 5 to 15 years. However, the overall longevity of your dental bridges on how well you maintain them. You should follow all proper oral hygiene habits and floss under the dental bridge to prevent plaque accumulation.

Can dental bridges be repaired?

Yes, dental bridges can be repaired in various ways. Simple damages can be repaired with dental bonding. However, if they are severely damaged, you may have to send them to a dental lab.

How long do you have to wait to get dentures after teeth are pulled?

You should wait for 6 to 8 weeks before getting dentures after dental extractions. After tooth extraction, your jawbones and gums shift and heal gradually, which may take up to 8 weeks.

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Contact Sapphire Smiles for Oral Surgery in Houston Heights

Sapphire Smiles is a state-of-the-art dental clinic equipped with the latest technologies necessary to provide the safest and most effective oral surgery procedures. Dr. Antoun is a charismatic and incredibly talented dentist who carefully examines your teeth to curate the ideal and least invasive treatment plan possible. For more information, please schedule an appointment for oral surgery at Sapphire Smiles, Houston Heights.