Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Address both minor and complex facial injuries and issues through surgical treatment.

The Role of Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery combines medical and dental science and encompasses procedures that treat both minor and complex facial injuries and issues. In combination with sedation dentistry and our state-of-the-art surgical suite, surgical procedures are efficient and painless.

Surgical Services

Implants (Single and Multiple)
Dental implants restore function and appearance to the mouth, not just in the teeth but in the surrounding bone and tissue. Inserted into the jaw bone, implants are very durable and will last many years. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.

Occaisonally, bone grafting is needed to create the needed bone structure to support and sustain dental implants. Dr. Meden will assess your bone structure prior to placing implants and determine whether bone grafting is needed or not.

All-On-4 Technology (Fixed Prothesis)
All-on-4 implants are a dental implant technique where the upper or lower set of teeth are replaced with just four implants. These four implants act as a support mechanism for the placement of a new set of fixed teeth. Because the All-on-4 method uses fewer implants, the surgery is less invasive than other techniques and may not require a prior bone grafting procedure.
Digital CT Scan + Surgical Planning
Dr. Meden uses a digital CT scanner to precisely plan your surgery. High quality images of your mouth’s anatomy are obtained with the digital CT scanner that allows us to create a digital surgical guide to, for example, place implants for at the optimal angle for the strongest support.
Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is often used to repair areas that have an inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. Dr. Meden will obtain the bone graft from a tissue bank or your own bone.

Using the bone grafting technique, we can not only replace bone where it is missing, but also promote new bone growth in that location. This gives Dr. Meden the the ability to place dental implants of proper length and width, while also giving him the chance to restore functionality to the teeth and jaw, as well as improve a person’s smile.

Membrane + Tissue Grafting
“Membranes act as a biological and mechanical barrier against the invasion of cells not involved in bone formation, allowing for the migration of slower-migrating bone-forming cells into the defect sites.” Learn more about this technique here.

Tissue grafting deals mostly with the gums and is a common procedure that uses healthy tissue (usually from the top palette) to restore gum health. There are various types of tissue grafting, and the type will depend on your unique situation.

“Blood derivates, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), are autogenous sources of many growth factors that are involved in the healing and regeneration of tissues, and for this reason, are used in dentistry treatments.” Learn more about this technique here.
Sinus Augmentation (Lift)
Implant success is dependent on the presence and quality of bone where an implant is going to be placed. It is common that the upper back jaw has insufficient bone density to successfully place implants, often due to its close proximity to the sinus.

Sinus augmentation (lift) surgery helps restore bone density and structure by lifting the sinus floor and developing bone through a series of techniques.

Wisdom Teeth + Extractions
Wisdom teeth removal is regularly performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Meden will discuss anesthesia as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), with you before the procedure is performed.

Dr. Meden will administer a local anesthetic to help reduce the pain of tooth extractions, making the procedure as comfortable as possible. A stronger, general anesthetic will be used if multiple teeth need to be removed (like wisdom teeth).

Preparing for Surgery

Sedation dentistry and properly following pre-operation instructions will ensure that surgical treatments go smoothly and that you feel comfortable during and after the surgical treatment(s). While Dr. Meden will review specific instructions with you before your surgery, this video is a helpful resource. If you have questions about an upcoming surgery, please do not hesitate to call us.

Aftercare + Healing

Following post-operative instructions are imperative to healing after surgery. Dr. Meden will review post-operative instructions with you and schedule a follow-up appointment with you to ensure you heal properly and achieve the intended results. This video is a good general guide of what to do vs. what not to do after surgery. As always, if you have questions about post-operative care, please call.

Surgical Suite

Our state-of-the-art surgical suite boasts the latest technology and equipment to acheive your dream smile, but, just as important, also a relaxing environment to enjoy the process.

Surgical suite utilizing sedation dentistry

Why Choose Dr. Meden?

Dr. Walter Meden is a passionate dentist with high levels of training and experience. Dedicated to his craft, he far exceeds the required hours for continuing education, having received the best training at institutions around the country. He is an active member of many dental organizations, and has the most modern equipment. Most importantly, the smiles of his patients speak for themselves.

Great dentist and highly qualified. The implants he undertook are excellent and have drawn many compliments. Very satisfied customer.

Patient, Google Review

Thank you Dr. Meden for making my experience at the Dental office very informative and helpful. I knew I had to have implants in the front of my mouth but I was always afraid to go ahead with the procedure. Dr. Meden had the patience to explain to me why I needed to do it which was not only for cosmetic reasons. Today I was done with the procedure and I am very happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Meden for your exellent work.

Patient, Google Review

Dr. Meden was extremely professional. I had complete implants put in and it looks fantastic. He is very meticulous and knows how to make teeth look and feel great.

Patient, Google Review