At Powers Ferry Family Dentistry, you can get a brand new dental implant, without having to leave our office! We have an Oral Surgeon on staff that can place the implant screw, and our cosmetic dentist will ensure that the crown that is placed on the implant will fit perfectly into your smile! No need to visit multiple dental offices!
Dental implants are modern, efficient and the most sensible alternate to natural teeth which may have been lost or damaged. Implant Supported Crowns look and feel natural, give you a perfect smile and better dental health.
We offer Implant Supported Crowns for patients who have damaged a tooth or lost multiple teeth. These are artificial tooth roots (surgical grade titanium) that are implanted into the jaw to support the replacement tooth. Afterwards, we will take a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory, where qualified technicians use the impression to build a custom made crown specifically designed for your implant.
SLEEP APNEA SURGERY
Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is blocked, interrupted or stalled during sleep. In most cases, the person suffering from Sleep Apnea is unaware that their breathing is stopping during the night, as they do not prompt a complete awakening. Sleep Apnea can be a very dangerous affliction, and is known to cause death if untreated.
SLEEP APNEA SURGICAL SOLUTION
At Powers Ferry Family Dentistry, we provide a surgical solution to sleep apnea. Our Oral Surgeon on staff will provide this service to our patients. Although, there are other treatment options, surgery has been found to be one of the most effective, and provides an alternative treatment option when other treatments have not worked. In most cases, we recommend that patients go through a diagnosis by a Sleep Specialist before opting for surgery. If you need a recommendation for a Sleep Specialist, please call our office.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
In our late teens or early twenties, our third molars, commonly known as our wisdom teeth, begin to come in. In many cases, the jaw is simply not large enough to accommodate the extra teeth, and they become impacted, meaning they remain under the gum.
Once impacted, wisdom teeth can cause complications including infection, crowding, damage to other teeth, cysts that permanently damage the jaw and other complications. There are cases as well where the wisdom teeth penetrate through the gums, possibly at an awkward angle, also necessitating wisdom tooth extraction. While it is difficult to predict whether your impacted teeth will cause such damage, it is highly likely complications will arise.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common procedure performed under local anesthesia. Barring any complications, the tooth can be easily removed in one piece. After surgery, patients can expect varying levels of swelling and discomfort. However, we do everything possible to minimize pain and recovery time.
SURGICAL TOOTH EXTRACTION
Do you have a tooth in pain? Or one that is cracked or damaged? If the tooth cannot be repaired with a filling, crown or cap, then a tooth extraction may be required. Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Your comfort is our primary goal. We both simple extractions as well as surgical extractions of badly decayed teeth or impacted teeth.
When dental patients suffer from periodontal disease, dental infections or traumatic injuries, they may often lose the buildup of bone and soft tissue in the areas around the diseased teeth as a result. This process of bone loss is accelerated when teeth are missing, and nothing is done to replace the stimulation that a tooth root provides. When the quality and quantity of bone around the affected areas is inadequate support for the placement of a dental implant, the deteriorated bone must be replaced.
Bone Grafting is the technique of growing bone tissue where it is needed, enabling us to replace missing teeth with dental implants, even for patients with significant bone loss. It is a specialized procedure that our doctors have done many times, thus enabling our patients to replace missing teeth, even if they have been missing for several years.
Board Certified Oral Surgeon on Staff – Hari K. Digumarthi, DMD, MD
About Dr Digumarthi
Hari K. Digumarthi, DMD, MD earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in 2007. Upon earning his D.M.D., Dr. Digumarthi was accepted to the six year Oral and Maxillofaical Surgery Residency Program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). After completing his internship from 2007 to 2008, he earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from UAB Medical School in 2010.
Dr. Digumarthi then went on to receive extensive training in Maxillofacial Surgery including Facial Trauma, Dentoalveolar surgery, Dental Implants, Tempromandibular joint disorders, Orthognathic surgery, Nerve injury repair, Anesthesia and Pathology. Dr. Digumarthi has been involved in numerous research projects, lectured to colleagues and dental students, and presented at several national meetings on various aspects of maxillofacial surgery and patient management. Dr. Digumarthi is licensed to practice dentistry in Alabama and Georgia. Moreover, he is also licensed to practice Medicine in Georgia. Dr. Digumarthi is a Board Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon.