Oral Surgery, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale
Advanced Solutions for Your Complex Dental Needs
Oral surgery encompasses a number of safe, effective procedures that manage a wide variety of dental problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and jaw. With expertise in oral surgery procedures ranging from teeth extractions to dental implant placement, At the office of Dr. Nicole M. Berger, D.D.S., Dr. Jonathan Cohen can successfully correct your dental imperfections and optimize your oral health. For the most comprehensive range of oral surgery procedures in the Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale area, please contact Dr. Berger to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Berger also offers general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients who are interested.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants represent the state of the art in the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw, where they serve as artificial tooth roots to anchor artificial teeth. Of all the methods of replacing the teeth, dental implants are far and away the longest lasting and most realistic. Simply stated, implant-supported restorations are the closest that dental science has come to replicating natural teeth.
While many dentists in the area offer dental implant restoration, this simply means that they are able to fit implants with artificial teeth, but that they have to refer the actual implantation out to an oral surgeon. At the practice of Dr. Nicole M. Berger and Dr. Jonathan Cohen, we are able to perform all phases of implant dentistry, from the complex oral surgery to the placement of the crown, bridge, or set of dentures, all within the comfortable confines of our Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale area office.
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry today.
Augment with a Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is a procedure used to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, between the sinus and the mouth; it is sometimes performed prior to dental implant surgery. This bone insufficiency may be due to tooth loss or periodontal disease that causes the bone to deteriorate. At the office of Dr. Nicole M. Berger, Dr. Jonathan Cohen uses bone grafting, which is explained below, to expand the bone to create more room for the dental implants. This additional support increases the chances of a successful surgery and can improve the overall appearance and comfort of your dental implant.Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that repairs deteriorating bone loss due to previous teeth extractions, gum disease, or other tooth damage. Over time, the body can reabsorb part of the jawbone where teeth are missing, leaving an insufficient amount of bone to support a dental implant. Using advanced bone grafting techniques, At the office of Dr. Nicole M. Berger, Dr Jonathan Cohen can rebuild your jaw line using human or artificial bone, creating a solid foundation for your dental implant.
Clinical Crown Lengthening
Clinical crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that is sometimes necessary before the placement of an artificial dental crown or filling. The procedure involves the removal and re-contouring of gum and bone tissue in order to reveal more of the natural tooth’s structure. This procedure is particularly useful in cases in which the damage to a tooth extends below the gum line. By performing clinical crown lengthening, At the office of Dr. Berger, Dr.Cohen creates a greater surface area to which to attach a filling or crown, increasing the chances that the restoration will be successful.
Gingivectomy is a form of periodontal surgery in which gum tissue is removed and re-contoured. The procedure is often performed as a means of halting the progress of gum disease when non-surgical methods have not been effective; the removal of diseased gum tissue can help to preserve the healthy tissues that are still providing adequate support to the teeth. In some cases, gingivectomy may also be performed for aesthetic purposes.
Gingival Tissue Grafting
Sometimes after gum tissue has been removed, either as part of a clinical crown lengthening procedure or a gingivectomy, it is necessary to restore tissue to the treated area. Likewise, it may be desirable to augment periodontal tissue after the gums have receded, whether due to time or disease. In all of these cases, gingival tissue grafting can be performed to improve the stability of the teeth and the appearance and health of the gums. Tissues from the roof of a patient’s mouth are carefully removed and inserted between the gum and the tooth to cover root surfaces. The result is a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile.
In cases of severe decay or structural damage, teeth extractions may be the only possible treatment. Depending on your needs, Dr. Berger and Dr.Cohen offer simple surgical extractions of wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely decayed teeth, as well as of teeth that are responsible for overcrowding. Extractions are highly recommended in the case of an unhealthy tooth that cannot be salvaged through root canal therapy; this is sometimes the only effective way to alleviate serious pain and discomfort as well as prevent infections and further damage. For patients undergoing a surgical extraction, Dr. Berger offers conscious IV sedation to reduce anxiety. With a variety of cosmetic and oral surgery options, she can also recommend a tooth replacement solution after your tooth extraction.
Learn More about Oral Surgery
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, teeth extractions, and other forms of dental oral surgery or general dental care, contact our Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale area office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Nicole M. Berger will help you better understand your dental health needs and how you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.