Greenwood dentist provides cosmetic dental surgery
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin of the Greenwood area offers many general, preventative, and cosmetic solutions for his patients. Additionally, he welcomes patients to his practice for dental surgery. Dental surgery, also referred to as oral surgery, requires special attention and can include a wide range of services including tooth replacement with dental implants and extractions of adult teeth (and wisdom teeth).
Dental implantation is a dental surgery done to place titanium posts into the jawbone. These posts are placed and restored over the top with an abutment and dental crowns to act as a false tooth. Dental implants are an alternative to dental bridges and dentures which are also considered by many patients who are interested in repairing their smile after tooth loss. Dental implants are extremely strong and gather their strength from the jaw bone they are implanted into which makes them one of the most desirable solutions for patients who want a permanent, no-fuss option.
Sometimes, teeth need to be extracted. This may be done for many reasons, including:
- To make room for orthodontic work when overcrowding of the teeth is a concern
- To eliminate wisdom teeth which may be impacted or negatively affecting one’s dental health
- To remove teeth that have been broken beyond repair
- To remove teeth that have experienced large areas of decay and cannot be strengthened with fillings or dental crowns.
Extractions may be considered simple or complex. A simple extraction requires the dentist to easily leverage the tooth out of the socket in just a few seconds. A complex extraction requires him to cut into the gum tissue and access the tooth from underneath. This is often done for impacted wisdom teeth. It is more invasive but effective at addressing teeth that have been unable to erupt through the gum line.
Both extractions and dental implants are done during proper anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin wants to make sure his patients are comfortable during their dental surgery and beforehand will discuss with individuals the options available for sedation.
Interested in oral surgery? Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Christopher T. Griffin in the Greenwood area and learn about how dental implants and extractions can improve the health and function of the smile.Back to Home Page