Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on the proper function of the mouth, teeth, face, and jaws. Best Dental Care offers a wide range of oral surgery procedures.
Gum surgery may be needed in conjunction with another procedure, or may be used on its own to correct a problem and improve the patient's appearance.Sinus lift.
There are two primary procedures for cosmetic gum surgery, depending on your current smile: "Gummy Smile" (Excessive Gingival Display) and "Long Tooth Smile" (Gum Recession).
A "Gummy Smile" can occur due to wear of teeth from teeth grinding, a short upper lip, or having a longer than usual upper jawbone. This smile is when your teeth appear too small and your gums appear too large.
As your gums recede, your teeth appear longer than normal. While "long teeth" may result in an unattractive smile, you should also be concerned with root sensitivity and possible tooth loss.
Recent advances in techniques and materials have resulted in significant improvements in both comfort, predictability and esthetics.
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted."
Sinus lift surgery often is recommended when the patient wants to replace teeth with dental implants in the maxillary arch. Dental implants require a certain amount of bone height to support the base of the implant.
A sinus lift may be an appropriate oral surgery option for a patient who is:
Extraction of wisdom teeth.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with the jaws. In almost all cases, there is a distracting facial deformity or the patient in need of this treatment just looks different than the normal person.
Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, or braces. However, corrective jaw surgery repositions the misaligned jaws, something that braces alone cannot do. Orthognathic Surgery not only improves facial appearance. It also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
Dr. Ervin Agababaev is proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.
Best Dental Care, P.C.
13 Backus Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-744-7111, Fax: 203-744-6471