Oral Surgery

Surgical Implant Placement

Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.  Dental implants are changing the way people live!  With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.  The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing.  The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

  • Single Tooth Implants

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  • Implant Supported Dentures/Partial Dentures

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  •  Implanted Supported Bridge

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  • All on Four

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“Had 2 implants done in ’07 and they are fabulous- feel very natural- just like real teeth- no pain in my gums or jaw.  I would do them again in a heartbeat.”

– Bill S.

Galileos 3D Imaging Unit

We have a SUPERIOR way of answering not only your questions but ours as well.  Galileos provides Dr. Ed Monroe the ability to take a walk through someone’s jaw by creating a detailed view from every angle imaginable.  How much bone is available?  What is the exact distance between point A and point B?  What size implant is best?  And so much more… With this State of the Art Imaging Technology, Dr. Ed will be able to provide you a greater understanding of recommended treatment.  He can place your implant virtually before placing it in your mouth.  Radiation exposure with the Galileos is also reduced by 50% compared to other imaging units.  And, for those patients in wheel chairs, no need to transfer any longer.

Step into our office!  Let us show you how Galileos can change and improve your smile!

 

Extractions

Extractions may be necessary for any number of reasons.  Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired.  Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted wisdom teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, your jaw joint, and shifting teeth.  All of this can have a major impact on your dental health.  To avoid these complications, Dr. Monroe will discuss alternatives to extractions, as well as replacement of the extracted tooth/teeth.

Bone Grafts

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed.  This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.

Bone grafting can repair sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.

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I have never met a dentist like Dr. Monroe.  He is kind and is very helpful to my needs.  He doesn’t judge me for my past dental choices.  He is concerned, like I am, about getting a smile that I want.  The staff is all great.  Also, my daughter, who is special needs, loves everyone.  She always has a smile when we leave the office.”

– Patti N.