Undergoing oral surgery at Stubbs Dental in Bountiful, UT, and Layton, UT, is a far more comfortable experience than our patients imagine it will be. Our doctors use gentle techniques when performing oral surgery and take advantage of the latest, most advanced diagnostic tools for exceptional precision. Our surgical intervention methods can quickly and efficiently restore your oral health.
Traditional and All-on-4® Implants
The days of uncomfortable, slipping dentures are over due to dental implant technology. Our doctors can surgically implant titanium posts into the jawbone and attach artificial teeth (dentures) for a look and feel that is incredibly lifelike. Partial dentures or dental crowns can be retained by dental implants for patients who have consecutive missing teeth (partial dentures), or need just one tooth replaced (dental crowns).
Many patients missing most or all of their teeth often choose the revolutionary All-on-4® method. This implant technique is an improvement upon the traditional dental implant method, since an entire dental arch is immediately attached to four or more implants. Also known as Teeth-in-a-Day, the All-on-4® technique allows you to leave our practice with a complete, fully functional smile. Another great advantage to this approach is that less jawbone density is required, meaning that more patients are eligible, compared to traditional implants.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
One of the many functions of a tooth root is to stimulate the jawbone. If a tooth root is missing for too long, the jawbone will begin to atrophy. This is why patients who go years with missing teeth often experience a diminished jawbone and changes to their facial structure.
Bone graft or sinus lift procedures are designed to fortify the jawbone.
One of the prerequisites for dental implant placement is having sufficient jawbone density. To improve patient’s candidacy for dental implants, a bone graft or sinus lift can be performed. These procedures are designed to fortify the jawbone.
To perform a bone graft, your dentist will anchor grafted bone into titanium screws in your jaw. The two materials will fuse together over time for a stronger oral structure. Similarly, a sinus lift procedure, performed on the upper dental arch, involves strategically modifying your sinus membranes to create room for the dental implant posts.
Patients lacking enough jawbone mass for dental implants may be able to forgo these preparatory procedures by undergoing All-on-4® implant placement instead, which requires less bone matter to anchor the implants.
The dentists at Stubbs Dental can perform comfortable tooth extraction on damaged teeth, as well as wisdom teeth. Patients receiving implants can have compromised teeth removed during their implants procedure, for added convenience. Patients undergoing wisdom tooth removal can find peace of mind in knowing that our approach is aimed at reducing trauma and swelling for minimal discomfort and a fast recovery.
The Stubbs Dental Difference
Dr. Stubbs has been performing oral surgical procedures for many years, after receiving additional surgical and dental training as an officer in the Navy. His specialized skill set, combined with his commitment to providing patients with the most comfortable and positive experiences, means that patients can anticipate oral surgeries that maximize comfort while decreasing downtime.
Our team uses some of the latest diagnostic imagery, such as 2D and 3D x-rays, which allow for careful planning of your procedure, contributing to reliable patient outcomes. For your peace of mind, he offers sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV sedation, and can bring in an anesthesiologist as needed for your safety and comfort.
Schedule Your Consultation
Find out how our years of experience equate to oral procedures that involve reduced discomfort and healing time. Contact Stubbs Dental today to schedule your consultation.