Oral and Facial Surgery Can Improve Your Health and Transform Your Life
Trusting your jaw, your smile, and your oral health in the hands of Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center can be a big step, but we assure you that you won't regret it. Our talented doctor and staff members strive to exceed patient expectations every step of the way, from your initial consultation to your actual procedure to your follow-up visits. Our services offer something for everyone, from cleft lip and palate surgery for young children to dental implants for older patients in need of a reliable replacement for missing teeth. Whatever your needs are, we look forward to meeting you and getting started right away. Our Denver practice is located here in the Cherry Creek area – contact us today to schedule a visit!
Dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for many reasons – they’re beautifully lifelike, impressively long-lasting, and very beneficial for the patient’s ongoing oral health. This is because the dental implant itself is designed to be a replacement for your original tooth’s root, hidden safely under the gum line. Our oral surgeon will personally insert these implants into the gum line in a safe, accurate fashion so that, once the healing process is complete, they will be capable of supporting high-quality restorations from your general dentist.
IV Sedation & General Anesthesia
There are several reasons why patients may be interested in undergoing IV sedation & general anesthesia during their surgical procedure – fear, an inability to sit still for long periods, a sensitive gag reflex. Whatever your situation is, our team wants to prioritize your satisfaction and comfort every step of the way. Several sedation options are available, including oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. We can explain the particulars of each during your initial visit and help you choose the one that fits your needs best.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
It’s never our first choice to extract natural teeth from our patients’ mouths, but the arrival of wisdom teeth often makes this service an unfortunate necessity. Because they are the last adult teeth to fully emerge into your smile, the mouth typically doesn’t have enough space left to accommodate them, leading to dangerous overcrowding and higher risks of decay. You can rest assured that, if we deem wisdom tooth extraction necessary for your ongoing health, the procedure will be handled as comfortably and smoothly as it possibly can.
Treatment of Impacted Canines
Losing your baby teeth and getting your new, adult teeth is a vital part of every child’s life – but sometimes, serious problems can occur that leave smiles incomplete and at risk. In particular, canine teeth can become impacted (trapped) in the gum and bone tissue. To correct this condition, our surgeon will partner with a trusted orthodontist in the area to guide the tooth (or teeth) towards its proper positioning.
Many people have experienced it – one minute, you’re living life to the fullest, and the next, you’re involved in a serious accident that’s left your face and jaw traumatized. After an injury like this, patients can struggle to not only recover physically but emotionally as well. Here in the Cherry Creek area, our surgical team wants to support you throughout this difficult process. We can provide facial trauma care in order to rebuild what’s been damaged and help you get back on your feet with confidence.
You likely don’t spend much time thinking about your jawbone, but this area of the body is highly essential to even the simplest of everyday activities like eating favorite foods and chatting with friends. Unfortunately, birth defects or serious injuries can lead to dysfunction. If you’re finding it difficult to move your jaw, chew food, or even speak without discomfort, talk to Dr. Fangman about the possibility of undergoing corrective jaw surgery. Recovery could be easier than you think!
Oral pathology (disease) comes in many forms – red or white patches of tissue in the mouth, suspicious sores, thick lumps. No matter how it first manifests, though, our oral surgeon is here to help both diagnose and treat your case as soon as possible. Far too many instances of oral cancer aren’t caught until it’s far too late; thankfully, our experienced assistance can help you get back to living a truly healthy life before you know it.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Over time, disease, injuries, defects, and even unavoidable old age can leave us with a face that doesn’t reflect the confident, polished image we’d like to portray. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, our team understands these woes very well, and we’d like to help. With facial cosmetic surgery, your concerns can be corrected, leaving you with the beautiful, revitalized appearance you deserve at last here in the Cherry Creek area.
Cleft Lip / Palate Treatment
Cleft lip and cleft palate are common developmental problems that can affect children from birth, resulting in either an upper lip or a roof of the mouth that hasn’t properly joined together. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, Dr. Fangman specializes in this treatment, and he’d be happy to correct the problem for your son or daughter so that they can enjoy life without worry or difficulty. Young patients respond better to surgery, which is why we recommend using general anesthesia to help them achieve restful sleep and then performing the treatment quickly and comfortably.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea (also known as OSA) is a potentially serious condition that can hurt your nightly rest, your ability to function in professional and personal settings, and your quality of life in general. If you’ve pursued oral appliance therapy and CPAP treatment without success to treat your condition, it’s time to pay our oral surgeon a visit. We may be able to adjust the jaw and/or upper airway as needed through surgery to help you finally sleep through the night without interruption.