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SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Some dental conditions are serious enough to require oral surgery. Wisdom tooth extractions and dental implants are perhaps the most common examples of dental surgery, but there are many other procedures, as well. Dental surgery may be performed under either local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia. Either way, the procedure itself should be painless, and with proper aftercare, the patient generally returns to normal functioning fairly quickly.

Eltek Dental includes a limited practice in oral surgery, as well as a visiting maxillofacial surgeon who can perform wisdom tooth extractions in our pleasant, comfortable operatories. With our state-of-the-art dental equipment and experienced, knowledgeable team, you’re mouth is in good hands at Eltek.

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Block bone graft

Forces through the teeth stimulate the underlying bone to maintain its strength. A lack of stimulus due to missing teeth causes the bone to slowly shrink away, leaving insufficient bone present for other dental procedures.


Crown Lengthening

Decay which occurs underneath the gums is restored through a procedure called crown lengthening.


Sinus Lift

Bone that is not stimulated due to missing teeth shrinks and is reabsorbed over time. A sinus lift is carried out to increase the height of the upper jaw bone, to allow for the placement of implants. After an anesthetic has been applied, the maxillary sinus is accessed from inside the mouth. Dental instruments called osteotomes are used to create small holes in the bone. Various different sized osteotomes are then used to gently lift the membrane wihch covers the sinus. This membrane is very delicate so it is moved carefully to prevent it from being ripped or pierced which would require stitching. When sufficient clearance has been achieved, bone graft material is inserted into the space which has been created. After three to six months the bone graft will integrate with the natural bone leaving a thicker layer of bone between the mouth and the sinus.


Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Extraction of wisdom teeth is often required when they cannot emerge properly from the gum.

I'm ashamed to admit that I hadn't been to the dentist in over 7 years. When I went this time, I was convinced I was going to get some bad news. The team was very informative and thorough as they examined my teeth. Turns out, there was nothing too bad to worry about. Between the x-rays, photographs and cleaning I learned more about my teeth in two hours than I had probably all my life. It was a great experience and I will definitely be coming back here more often!
Markus T.

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