Oral Surgery: Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, and Tooth Extractions

Headshot of a smiling brown-haired manDr. Jeffrey J. Emmi is an oral surgeon providing dental implant placement, bone grafting, and tooth extraction. At Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates, we use advanced oral surgery techniques to relieve painful symptoms, restore damaged or lost teeth, and generally improve patients' quality of life. During all oral surgeries, we will provide local or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. To learn how you can benefit from oral surgery, contact our Wilmington, DE, practice today and schedule a personal consultation.

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth cannot be salvaged with fillings or other restorative treatments, extraction is often necessary to preserve oral health. Dr. Emmi can perform tooth extraction to completely remove a tooth and prevent the spread of infection and other complications. Tooth extraction can involve several procedures, including the clearing of gum tissue, the removal of bone, or the sectioning of a tooth into multiple pieces for more efficient removal. 

Dr. Emmi provides wisdom tooth removal to help patients of all ages address or prevent complications. Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, usually in adolescence, and they can often become impacted or blocked by surrounding teeth. Many patients choose to have the wisdom teeth removed before they erupt to eliminate these risks. 

Dental Implants Surgery

After experiencing tooth loss, the jawbone can naturally begin to lose density over time. If you are missing teeth, Dr. Emmi can perform dental implants surgery, which is the only restorative treatment that can halt this bone loss. A dental implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots and support restorations. Over the course of four to six months after placement, the implanted posts will become fused with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. Once the implants have fully integrated with the bone, they can prevent jaw atrophy and provide a lifetime of support for restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. These unique advantages make dental implants an ideal restorative treatment for most patients with missing teeth. We can assess your candidacy for dental implants during an in-depth consultation.

Other Oral Surgery Procedures

Patients may find that they do not qualify for dental implant surgery because of advanced jaw bone atrophy. In many of these cases, Dr. Emmi can perform a bone graft to restore bone density and candidacy for implants. During a bone graft, Dr. Emmi will take donor tissue and attach it to the affected area of the jaw. After the graft has healed, Dr. Emmi can proceed with implant placement. Some patients may require a sinus lift, a special bone graft in the upper jaw that gently "lifts" the soft tissues of the sinuses and makes room for implants. 

Contact Our Friendly Staff

Dr. Emmi is a skilled oral surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. If you are suffering with a compromised smile, or experiencing symptoms of tooth decay or impaction, he can help you. Contact our office today.

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