Oral and dental surgery is a field in dentistry where it emphasizes different aspects of treatments. Tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgical procedures that dentists undertake.
Dental extractions are recommended when teeth are non-restorable, infected, abscessed, have advanced periodontal disease, failed root canal treatments and or retained roots. It may also be as part of the orthodontic treatment as per the recommendations of the specialist.
Of all the traditional and modern advancements in dentistry, dental implants are by far the best replacement option. Based on scientific evidence, dental implants have the longest-lasting results with high predictability and excellent prognosis.
The implant is osseointegrated with the jaw bone beneath the gum. It provides a fixed, permanent base for an implant-supported bridge or artificial tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, a single tooth, or a complete upper and lower set of teeth.
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that uses the transplanted bone to repair and rebuild diseased or damaged bones. A bone graft is a choice for improving bones almost anywhere in your body. There are different types of grafting material.
The type of grafting depends on the defect that is being fixed,
- allograft: Most commonly used; which uses bone from a deceased donor or a cadaver that has been cleaned and stored in a tissue bank.
- xenograft: refers to a tissue or organ that is derived from a species that is different from the recipient of the specimen.
- autograft: which comes from a bone inside your body, such as your ribs, hips, pelvis, or wrist
Dentures are classified into partials or complete. They are basically removable prosthesis designed to replace your natural teeth and gums. Suppose for any reason you are left with only a few healthy teeth or none at all. In that case, dentures might be a great solution to replace missing teeth.
Immediate as the name implies are inserted immediately once your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures are made in advance prior to extraction, once you remove your teeth the immediate denture will be inserted, you don’t have to worry about lacking teeth during the healing period which takes up to 6 months. Immediate dentures require adjustments to fit properly after the healing process since your bones and gums can shrink during the healing period.