Moumneh Dental Polyclinic provides exceptional oral surgery care to the patients. Numerous conditions necessitate oral surgery. The list below are the oral surgeries available at our polyclinic.
- Dental Implants
- Bone Graft
- Gum Graft
- Crown Lengthening Surgery
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery
One of the most common dental procedures to replace missing teeth or to give stability to a new or existing denture is dental implant practice.
Dental implants can prevent bone loss and other oral health problems associated with tooth loss. Dental implants consist of a medical-grade titanium post that seamlessly replaces the root of the patient's tooth. A custom-made prosthetic tooth or multi-tooth bridge will be attached to this post using a secure abutment piece. At the end of the process, the patient gets a permanent new smile.
The different types of dental implant are shown below:
Below is the procedure of dental implant:
In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of the patient's body or use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto the patient's jaw bone. The patient will have to wait several months (2 to 6 months), while the graft creates a new, strong bone to make sure that the implant will be stable and secure. A successful bone graft allows the jaw bone to be strong enough to support the dental implant. Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can proceed.
The process of bone regeneration is shown through 3 steps:
Gum GraftA root coverage graft is the attachment of gum tissue over the receding gum line. This procedure is used to cover exposed root surfaces, which may be causing sensitivity and pain. The breakdown of gum tissue could have been caused by over enthusiastic or improper brushing and flossing, genetics, plaque and tartar, or periodontal disease. Whether the recession is just around one tooth or across the entire smile, this procedure will help to protect the patient's teeth and reduce sensitivity.
Below is an example of a gum grafting case:
Surgical orthodontics may be used to treat adults with improper bites or other aesthetic concerns. The need for surgical orthodontics occurs when the jaws do not line up correctly, and a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone. Orthognathic surgery will help properly align the jaw, and orthodontic braces will then be used to move the teeth into their proper position. Surgery can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. While the patient's appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems.
Correction of common dentofacial deformities:
- Correction of an open bite
Some of the bone in the upper tooth-bearing portion of the jaw is removed. The upper jaw is then secured in portion with plates and screws.
- Correction of a protruding lower jaw
The bone in the rear portion of the jaw is separated from the front portion and modified so that the tooth-bearing portion of the lower jaw can be moved back for proper alignment.
- Correction of a receding lower jaw or "weak chin"
The bone in the lower portion of the jaw is separated from its base and modified. The tooth-bearing portion of the lower jaw and a portion of the chin are repositioned forward.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery
Wisdom teeth are the very last teeth that people get as a young adult. They are also called the third molars. Some people may keep their wisdom teeth if they do not cause any problem. However, wisdom teeth may cause pain, have decay or are associated with gum disease or other dental problems. Therefore, extraction of the wisdom teeth might be required.
Usually wisdom teeth are surgically removed when one of the below cases happens:
- Cavities can't be restored
- Damage to neighboring teeth
- Cysts, tumors or other pathologies
- Infections or periodontal (gum) disease
Possible symptoms with impacted/erupting wisdom teeth:
- Ear ache
- Pain and difficulty opening mouth
- Bad breath and taste
- Pain/swelling around wisdom tooth
- Swollen glands
- Pain/ulcers on the cheek