Oral & Implant Surgery in Torrance, CA
At Barrera Advanced Dentistry, we understand the prospect of receiving oral surgery may feel a bit daunting for some. We want to always be there for our patients who do require surgical dental procedures, offering a long list of oral surgeries under one roof from our gentle, skilled dentist. When you’re a patient at our practice, Dr. Barrera becomes familiar with your health history, your care preferences, and your dental needs, so she can provide the most comfortable and effective treatment outcomes!
For some of our oral surgeries, Dr. Barrera invites her trusted colleague Dr. Torres in to assist. With his education and training at Indiana University and Loma Linda University, his credentials in prosthodontics, and his extensive clinical experience, he’s able to aid Dr. Barrera with cases that are more involved or complex.
Oral Conscious Sedation For Oral Surgeries
We offer a comprehensive list of oral surgeries that are designed with your comfort in mind. To help our patients feel at ease, we provide safe, advanced oral conscious sedation dentistry services for those with dental anxiety, special healthcare needs, or for those undergoing a lengthy procedure.
During your surgical consultation, Dr. Barrera will assess your medical history to determine the safest, most effective sedation level for you!
If you’re missing one or more teeth, then dental implants could be the permanent tooth restoration solution you need to address gaps in your smile. Dental implants offer long-lasting and natural-looking results by placing titanium posts into the jawbone where luminous dental crowns can then be attached. They also require no dietary restrictions and are built to last for life!
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- Single Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Bridges
- All-on-4® Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Overdentures
- Hybrid Dental Implants
Periodontal disease can wreak havoc on the jaw bone, making it impossible to support a dental implant without specialized treatment. If you are suffering from gum disease and a weakened jaw bone, then Dr. Barrera may recommend bone grafting (also known as natural bone regeneration) to promote bone growth in the jaw. With this specialized treatment, your jaw bone will begin to regenerate and strengthen itself enough to support a dental implant.
Sinus lift surgery, also known as maxillary sinus elevation, is performed for patients who do not have enough bone height to support a dental implant or whose sinuses are too big or too close for an implant. This surgery allows for greater implant stability using a bone graft that is taken from the patient's body, from an allogeneic (human cadaver), or from a xenograft (cow) bone graft. Dr. Barrera or her esteemed colleague Dr. Torres will perform our sinus lift surgeries for our patients who need more secure dental implants.
After tooth extraction, ridge augmentation is performed and involves placing a bone graft directly into the empty socket where the tooth's roots once were. This is done to help recreate the natural shape of the gums and jaw after the tooth is removed. When Dr. Barrera or Dr. Torres provides ridge augmentation surgery, it can prevent jawbone deterioration where a tooth socket once was following a tooth extraction, making it possible for patients to use dentures or receive dental implants in the future.
Ridge augmentation procedures have been proven to benefit the overall health of a patient's smile, and to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. In addition, the ridge augmentation procedure:
- Recreates a natural bone and gum ridge
- Improves aesthetic appearance
- Increases stability for long-term function and oral health
- Reduces gaps between the gums and dental restorations
Tooth extractions can be performed in the event of trauma or injury as an emergency procedure, or to prevent a future problem from occurring. Dr. Barrera or Dr. Torres will provide extractions for patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort, or who have an infection caused by a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be required, but simple extractions can be performed if the tooth appears above the gum line. Before any extraction, Dr. Barrera will administer a dental exam and take digital x-rays to determine the full extent of the damage.
Top Oral Surgeries In Torrance and Lomita, CA
If you're in need of oral surgery, Barrera Advanced Dentistry is here for you, providing customized treatments and safe sedation dentistry services. Contact our office today to schedule your surgical consultation!