At Orchard Park Dental & Implant Center in Kelowna, our dentists can help protect your oral health and treat conditions with a variety of oral surgery procedures.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is a critical component of dental care that encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem our patients may have, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions similar to a natural tooth root. If you are missing teeth, dental implants are used as part of the process to replace them and restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, typically looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so a dental implant can be placed.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may need to remove it. Your dentist can review tooth replacement options with you, such as dental crowns, bridges or implants.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, causing crowding or not growing in properly, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy procedure removes the small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area - also known as a frenum.
Our dentists complete frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is impeding function, typically referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied. This simple procedure can be completed at any age and will help the patient's oral health, leaving them to enjoy a lifetime of confident smiles.