As an oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Gregory and Erdeljac manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Our doctors practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. We can also diagnose and treat oral lesions, certain types of facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our surgical staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in a fully equipped office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. Our administrative staff is well-versed in medical and dental insurance policies, financial policies, and Care Credit applications. All office personnel are CPR certified.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.