Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center

3 Services You Never Knew Oral Surgeons Provide

Child getting his tooth examined.

If you ask anyone what it is that our Lafayette oral surgeon does, the first thing that comes to their mind may be extracting wisdom teeth. But at Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center we offer a full range of other specialty services that you may not be aware of!

1. Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Do you have a “gummy” smile? Does more pink show when you smile, than teeth? Lafayette cosmetic dentists and oral surgeons like Dr. Hayes offer gum recontouring services to help your smile look fuller, even, and healthy.

With gum recontouring, the gingiva is gently adjusted with a soft tissue laser or manual instrument to recreate a new gumline that frames each tooth. Depending on the method used, you may experience very little discomfort or healing time afterward.

If you’ve been considering cosmetic options like veneers or porcelain crowns, instead of seeing a Lafayette cosmetic dentist for complex or expensive work-ups, visit Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center to find out if a simple visit for gum recontouring could give you faster and more affordable results!

2. Replacing Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Dental implants are the chosen option for many dental professionals like Lafayette cosmetic dentists and oral surgeons, because they’re very predictable, have an extremely high success rate and are stronger than natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

●       They are permanently fixed and not removable

●       No other teeth are compromised during the treatment

●       Work great for holding dentures or bridges in place for multiple missing teeth

●       They have the potential to last a lifetime

Our Lafayette dental implants feature an artificial root, typically made from surgical grade titanium, placed within the jaw bone.  The implant has threads around it, and over the period of a few months your bone will grow and fuse to those threads, securing the implant in place. Once our Lafayette implant specialist says that the restoration has integrated as it should, we can help you plan a restoration to go over it.

An implant crown can be made from a number of durable porcelain or ceramic materials.  The size, shape, and shade will all be custom matched to your other teeth.

3. Helping Out Your Orthodontist So You Don’t Need to Pull a Tooth

Are you, your teen, or your child about to start orthodontic treatment? Sometimes, teeth don’t come all the way down into place like they ought to. You may have even visited a Lafayette cosmetic dentist to try to find an option to fill in the gap left behind.

But oral surgeons like Dr. Hayes can help your orthodontist by guiding unerupted or partially-erupted teeth down into place where they need to be, so that you can avoid unnecessary extractions or oral surgery.

Book Your Consultation Today

Searching for a specialist or Lafayette cosmetic dentist to discuss your smile’s aesthetic needs? Visit Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center to find out how we can help you enjoy the beautiful teeth you deserve. Call today to schedule your appointment!