Permanent Smile Restoration
We offer a wide variety of oral surgeries including jaw surgery for complex occlusion issues/adjustments, bone grafts, sinus lifts, and alveoloplasty to prepare for implants, and tori removal to remove bony growths from the mouth that may interfere with dentures or implants.
The biggest benefit of oral surgery is that it prepares you for further treatment. With bone grafts or sinus lifts, for example, you can get a dental implant even if your jaw bone is weak. Once the graft has taken hold, your bone will be sufficiently strong to support an implant and restore your smile, and that’s a great thing.
It will take about 1-2 weeks to heal from your initial surgery. However, your jaw bone requires about 3-6 months to fully bond (osseointegrate) with your jaw bone. During this time, you will need to follow your recovery instructions from Dr. Effinger closely. You’ll also come in for a few follow-ups to check your healing progress.
At Alliance Family Dentistry, we offer both gas-based nitrous oxide sedation and pill-based oral conscious sedation to keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout your appointment. To learn more and see if dental sedation is right for you, contact us for a consultation now.