Offering a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a focus on dental implant reconstruction.
Swedish orthopedic surgeon Per-Ingvar Branemark is widely credited with the discovery of root form titanium dental implants. In the 1950’s, he found bone fused to titanium in his animal studies. In 1965, he applied this technology to humans with the first titanium root form implant placement.
Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars. They are the last teeth to come in (16-18 years approximately). They seem to cause the most problems, as removal of many is necessary. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Arthroscopic joint surgery was first done in Japan and became popular in the 1980’s. The concept of minimally invasive surgery made it to America and was widespread by the early 1990’s.
A good bone foundation is necessary for reconstruction and cosmetics, especially with dental implants.
Every tissue of the body can have abnormal growths. The mouth and jaws are no exception. Most growths are benign. The ones we worry about are cancer. Pathology is the science of disease growths.
Many people are familiar with TV advertising that talks about having fixed teeth on implants placed in one day. It can/does happen in one surgical appointment, but it is not quite that simple.
Orthodontics alone can only move the teeth so far. Sometimes the problem is in the position or shape of the jaw bones.
Removing teeth has always been a brutal procedure that leaves a raw wound behind. Teeth are much harder than the bone.