ATTENTIVE CARE, QUALITY TREATMENT

If you have decayed or damaged teeth, Dr. Steve Brown can perform oral surgery to restore your dental health. With more than twenty years of experience serving patients in the Fort Worth area, our dentist, Dr. Brown, is uniquely qualified to perform oral surgery. To ensure that patients remain relaxed and comfortable during their treatment, our team is happy to offer dental sedation options, including oral conscious sedation. Patients who experience dental anxiety or suffer from a phobia can rest assured that their needs will be taken into consideration by our team. To schedule a visit with Dr. Brown, please contact our Fort Worth dental practice today. Modern oral surgery is quick, effective, and painless.


DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT

At the Dental Implant Place, we specialize in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Though dental implant restoration may sound like it refers to the maintenance and upkeep of titanium implant posts, it actually refers to the placement of dental prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, and dentures atop the implant. Our ability to provide both the oral surgery and restoration phases of implant dentistry in-house provides our patients with a number of benefits, including convenience, comfort, and beautiful results. Because Dr. Brown is able to maintain complete control over the planning, placement, and post-surgical aspects of the procedure, you can be assured of superior care every step of the way. Further distinguishing himself from other dentists, Dr. Brown also offers small diameter dental implants. Not only is Dr. Brown among the only dentists to offer this oral surgery in the Fort Worth area, he’s among the only to offer this treatment in the entire State of Texas. In fact, he places more small diameter dental implants (sometimes referred to as mini dental implants) than anyone in the state.

IMMEDIATE LOAD DENTURES

The majority of denture patients at the Dental Implant Place receive immediate load dentures. These dentures are anchored into place with dental implants, which prevents slippage while preserving underlying jaw bone tissue. The implants are placed into the jaw, and a prototype denture is then affixed to them. This prototype denture allows the patient to leave the practice with an attractive, effective prosthetic that will provide a wealth of benefits while his or her permanent denture is being fabricated. These benefits include increased comfort and function, improved appearance, and the ability to determine his or her satisfaction with the “permanent” denture prior to its being placed.

BONE GRAFTING

In some instances, the jaw bone may have insufficient tissue to support dental implants. In these cases, Dr. Brown can perform a type of oral surgery called a bone grafting procedure. During the grafting procedure, bone is harvested from a donor site (in many cases, from elsewhere in the jaw) and re-positioned where the jaw needs to be strengthened (the treatment site). Bone grafting is possible because bone tissue has the ability to regenerate itself if given room to grow. Once the donor bone is relocated, it will continue to fuse with surrounding bone tissue through a process known as osteogenesis.

SINUS LIFT

If the sinuses are too close to an area of the upper jaw where dental implants are being placed, a sinus lift (or maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure) is necessary to ensure that the dental implants have sufficient room for placement without impacting the sinuses. To achieve a sinus lift, the amount of bone is the posterior maxilla or upper jaw area is increased through traditional bone grafting methods. This prevents any interference from the sinuses when dental implants are placed in the upper jaw. As implants are Dr. Brown’s specialty, he is intimately familiar with all associated treatments; offering this oral surgery at our Fort Worth practice, along with bone grafting, allows Dr. Brown to provide implants to patients who otherwise might not be suitable candidates.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

The root canal is a chamber within the tooth that contains the tooth pulp: various nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. If it becomes infected, it can result in constant and severe pain; if left untreated, the infection can lead to abscesses and eventually tooth loss. To preserve the tooth and eliminate painful symptoms, endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy, can be performed. During this oral surgery treatment, a small access hole is drilled into the affected tooth (contrary to popular belief, this treatment is actually painless; it’s the infection that hurts, not the treatment!) so that the pulp can be removed. Once the infected pulp tissue has been removed, the chamber is filled and the tooth is sealed with dental cement (and in some cases, a dental crown as well). This simple, quick, pain-free treatment is remarkably effective, and allows individuals to keep their natural teeth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ORAL SURGERY – CONTACT DR. BROWN

The health and appearance of your smile is our priority at the Dental Implant Place. Whether placing dental implants or performing oral surgery, the team at our Fort Worth dental practice, led by Dr. Steve Brown, wants to ensure that you enjoy sound oral health and a beautiful smile. If you suffer from severe dental decay or are missing teeth, seek treatment today.

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