Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting, Extractions, and Dental Implant Placement

With over three decades of experience, Dr. Howard S. Snider offers advanced surgical treatments to put your mind and mouth at ease. At Advanced Dental Health, Dr. Snider provides extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement. Dr. Snider will begin with a thorough consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for oral surgery at his Phoenix, AZ, practice. He will plan a custom procedure accordingly, tailoring it to meet your health needs and personal preferences.

Dental Extractions

With a full range of restorative treatments, we always attempt to save your compromised teeth. However, if you have severe damage, extraction may become necessary. Dr. Snider also performs wisdom tooth extraction, and he can treat impacted teeth and other difficult cases. Wisdom tooth extraction is very common, but Dr. Snider will never recommend removal unless it is necessary.

With more than 30 years of experience in oral surgery, Dr. Snider studies the most advanced techniques in this field to provide the best possible treatment.

Tooth extraction procedures can vary. In many cases, Dr. Snider may simply need to loosen the tooth slightly before removing it. However, if you have an impacted tooth, he will first need to remove the gum or bone tissue covering it. Dr. Snider uses gentle techniques and effective local anesthesia, so you should feel nothing more than a sense of pressure during treatment.

Implant Placement And Bone Grafting

Whether you have undergone dental extraction, or you have lost teeth in some other way, you may benefit from dental implants. Dental implants will replace your tooth roots and uphold a custom-crafted restoration. After taking CT scans of your jaw, Dr. Snider will insert the small titanium posts in your bone. He will choose the exact placement of the posts to ensure a strong foundation for your restoration. As your jawbone heals, the implants will integrate with the surrounding tissue, and over time they will become permanently fixed in your mouth.

To qualify for implants, you must have enough bone tissue to support the posts. Bone recession is a common consequence of tooth loss. Fortunately, if you have suffered jaw recession, you may still qualify for implants. Dr. Snider offers bone grafting to rebuild your jaw and support the titanium posts. During this surgery, he will place a sample of your own bone (often taken from your hard palate) or a substitute material over the recessed areas of your jaw. The sample will fuse with your jawbone over time.

bone grafting process

You may need a bone graft to bolster your jaws before receiving implants.

Why Choose Us For Your Oral Surgery?

At Advanced Dental Health, providing patients with state-of-the-art dental solutions is our mission, and we strive for the best possible results in each and every case. Dr. Snider has helped many patients achieve a better quality of life with implant-supported dentures. If you are suffering with missing teeth, and wish to achieve a fully restored smile, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

Contact Us For An Appointment

Dr. Snider offers gentle care that involves minimal discomfort and recovery time. To learn more about oral surgery and Dr. Snider’s expertise, contact Advanced Dental Health today.

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