Oconee County, Clemson, & Seneca SC
Some things in life are not always simple. The same is true in dentistry. Patients sometimes require oral surgery to help restore their smile or keep them smiling with confidence.
When you are in need of oral surgery, SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides the following services to take care of your oral care needs:
- Sinus lifts (augmentation)
- Dental implants
- Mini implants
What is a sinus lift?
Also referred to as a sinus augmentation, this oral surgery procedure involves lifting the sinuses to add more bone between the sinus cavities and where the roots of the molars and premolars would normally reside.
The purpose of this procedure is to create more bone in this area to allow for dental implants. Patients who have experienced long-term tooth loss (especially in the back of the mouth) may also have a significant amount of bone loss in this area. An adequate amount of jawbone is necessary for the successful implantation of a dental implant.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a long-term solution to replacing a missing tooth. A titanium post is surgically implanted into the area of the missing tooth. Once the healing process is complete, usually six months later, a permanent crown is placed on top of the implant that functions and looks just like a real tooth.
What are mini implants?
Mini implants look and function like traditional dental implants, but are used for smaller teeth such as the canines and incisors (front most teeth). Mini implants are most often used to help stabilize dentures or can be used for a dental bridge or crown when replacing a missing front tooth. They may also be used to replace missing pre-molars or other small, narrower type of teeth.
Nervous about your oral surgery?
Don’t be! At SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we also offer sedation dentistry, which helps you feel relaxed and less anxious about your procedure. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective for most patients. Ask the dentist during your consultation if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
To find out more about or oral surgeries services, please contact our office by calling (864) 647-9000.
SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides total oral health care to patients living in the areas of Oconee County, Clemson, & Seneca SC.