Surgical Dentistry: Implants and Oral Surgery
Surgical Implant Placements
THE BICON IMPLANT was designed to restore dentitions without using screws. For this reason, clinicians, technicians, and patients do not experience the limitations and frustrations inherent with the use of screws.
The Restorative Dentist
The Bicon System, with its 360˚ of universal abutment positioning and sloping shouldered implant, offers clinicians the ability to consistently provide gingivally aesthetic restorations. Bicon’s restorative techniques can be conventional or revolutionary with the cementless and screwless Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC). Bicon restorative crown techniques routinely take less chairtime than those for natural teeth
Wisdom Teeth Removal
If your wisdom teeth have already erupted, hopefully they're not causing you any pain. In the event that your wisdom teeth pain is unbearable or lasts for days or even weeks, be sure to see your dentist. Although pain is a good indicator that wisdom teeth removal is the next step, it's not always the case. For example, if your wisdom teeth have yet to erupt and there appears to be enough room for them to grow in straight, without crowding other teeth, a wisdom teeth extraction may not be be necessary. Two things are likely to happen: Your dentist may take a "wait and see" approach or recommend removing the wisdom teeth preemptively. The reason for an early extraction is because as wisdom teeth grow, their roots also get longer. That makes them harder to remove and complications more likely. Discuss the risks and benefits with your dentist about removing your wisdom teeth versus waiting; everyone's situation is unique.
In some cases, a broken tooth may also need to be extracted, as well as teeth with significant tooth decay that cannot be treated by a root canal. Patients with advanced gum disease may be considered for tooth extractions as well. While it's your dentist's goal to do everything to save your natural tooth, in the end, removing a potentially harmful tooth can spare you time, money and discomfort.
Bone and Gum Grafting
If your gums have receded to the extent that your alveolar mucosa or tooth roots are exposed, your periodontist may recommend a gum grafting treatment. Exposed tooth roots can cause varying degrees of tooth sensitivity or make your teeth appear longer than normal. But more importantly, exposed tooth roots can leave your teeth vulnerable to bacteria and periodontal disease.
Gum grafting may be recommended to correct a high frenum attachment if the frenum is pulling on your gum margin. During this type of procedure, the frenum is surgically released and a new band of hard gum is added to re-establish the amount of attached gingiva required for support and movement.