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My name is Maggie, and I’m from Odessa, Texas. I came to Permian Basin Oral Surgery because I came to the point where I needed to get my wisdom teeth removed, and my mother is very good friends with Dr. Porter and knew I would be in the best possible place if ....
As a patient at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, you can expect to receive individualized care which addresses your specific oral health needs. Dr. David Brown, Dr. Kevin Porter, Dr. Robert Fuentes, and Dr. Helaman Erickson are highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons who have undergone rigorous education and hands-on surgical training to properly address problems pertaining to the face and oral cavity. This makes Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center your best option when seeking treatment for tooth replacement, impacted wisdom teeth, facial trauma injuries, and defects of oral and facial structures. Our practice offers the full scope of procedural services and treatments, and we work closely with every patient to develop a treatment plan that will provide the optimal results that they desire. The team at our practice is a dedicated group of individuals who are highly dedicated to ensuring that every patient experiences compassionate and comfortable care at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center.
The placement of dental implants is one of the most popular solutions today for restoring missing teeth. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, dental implants tend to be the best solution for restoring your oral health. When compared to other tooth replacement options, such as removable dentures and bridgework, dental implants are the strongest and longest-lasting replacement solution and offer the closest resemblance to natural teeth. Each dental implant is comprised of three parts—the medical-grade titanium implant, the abutment (a small metal post to secure the components together), and the custom crown. Medical-grade titanium will not corrode over time, and its properties allow it to naturally integrate into the jaw bone, offering patients the sturdiest tooth restoration available. The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center have placed thousands of dental implants both during their oral surgery training and in their offices. To make a consultation appointment with one of our surgeons, receive a thorough oral exam and discuss your restorative options for dental implant placement, please contact one of our offices.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are usually the last set of teeth to develop and grow behind the second molars at the back of the mouth. While the vast majority of individuals develop all 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth, they usually do not have enough room to accommodate this additional set of teeth. Often times, these teeth do not fully grow into the mouth which can cause problems in a patients overall oral health, including severe pain, bacterial growth, potential disease, and even the development cysts or tumors. We recommend that wisdom teeth extraction occurs during the mid- to late teens to avoid these complications. When you choose to have your wisdom tooth extraction at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, you will receive high-quality care at one of our state-of-the-art surgical centers. Drs. Brown, Porter, Fuentes and Erickson have received extensive training to administer various anesthetic options to ensure you have a comfortable and pleasant procedure.
When searching for a solution that restores a full arch of missing or problematic teeth, it can be difficult to find a cost-effective replacement option that provides both a functional and aesthetic solution. Utilizing the full-arch dental restoration comprised of four specialized dental implants, our oral surgeons can restore the patient’s upper and/or lower arch of teeth. Drs. Brown, Porter, Fuentes, and Erickson can secure a full set of temporary replacement teeth in the first surgical procedure. After a brief healing period, the permanent replacement denture is inserted into the mouth. Unlike many temporary denture options, the full-arch dental restoration uses minimally invasive techniques for dental implant placement, which also reduces patient recovery time. If you are interested in learning more about our tooth replacement options and the placement of dental implants, please contact our offices in Odessa or Midland for a personal consultation with one of our oral surgeons.