Dr. Stambaugh’spractice provides a variety of surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues in Burlington WA and surrounding communities. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.
Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Stambaugh is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Stambaugh performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.