Oral and Facial Surgery Improves Health, Corrects Damage, and Helps Patients Smile Brighter
Whether you're ready to replace missing teeth with modern dental implants or hoping to overcome serious damage and start living your best life again with facial trauma care, Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center is here to support you every step of the way. Dr. Fangman is a dedicated professional who believes in prioritizing clear communication and patient comfort, and he does everything he can to help you feel respected and at ease whenever you visit. Please contact our Highlands location today if you'd like to learn more about our available services, or if you're ready to schedule the first visit with our team.
Dental implants are a modern, state-of-the-art solution to natural tooth loss, providing patients with a replacement that seamlessly fits in with the rest of their smile. This is accomplished by surgically inserting the implants themselves into the gums so that they can function as new “tooth roots,” stimulating the jawbone and preserving the patient’s oral health. Our team will personally handle this portion of the procedure, working alongside your general dentist to ensure that the results are precise and well-suited for the placement of restorations.
IV Sedation & General Anesthesia
Whether you’re worried about the pain or simply uncomfortable with having to sit still too long during a surgical procedure, IV sedation & general anesthesia is available here at Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center for patients who need some extra help feeling genuinely comfortable in the treatment chair. Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation allow patients to achieve a deep, genuine level of relaxation, while general anesthesia can render you completely unconscious throughout the process. We’ll help you determine which option fits your needs best!
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
If you’re an older adult and still have your wisdom teeth (third molars), you’re part of a growing minority. In many cases, having one or more of these teeth extracted when they first emerge through the gums is the right choice for the patient’s ongoing oral health. Because of the lack of space available in the mouth, wisdom teeth can lead to higher risks of decay and even become impacted (trapped) within the jawbone. Here in Highlands, our oral surgeon is an expert in removing teeth safely and efficiently, and you’ll be kept comfortable at every stage of the procedure.
Treatment of Impacted Canines
If your child is 13 years of age or older and is still missing certain adult teeth, there’s a possibility that they may be impacted (trapped) within the jawbone and unable to erupt without guidance. This is particularly a problem with canine teeth. Here in Highlands, our oral surgeon partners with orthodontists to repair this serious problem and guide the tooth into the right position. Our goal is to leave young patients with a healthy, complete smile!
Facial trauma can happen in an instant, leaving patients pained, frightened, and emotionally scarred from the experience. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we want to assist you in your recovery process and provide the rehabilitative care you need to get back to living your best life as soon as possible. Our surgeon is excellent when it comes to repairing injuries that have affected the oral tissues, bone, teeth, or other nearby areas, and we’ll work with medical and dental specialists as needed to ensure success.
Whether your jaw has been injured recently because of an accident or you’ve been struggling with a congenital defect for years now, our patients deserve quality, long-lasting relief. That’s why our practice features corrective jaw surgery! Dr. Fangman will be happy to work with your general dentist, orthodontist, or another specialist in order to correct your jaw and restore its strength and function as soon as possible.
Oral pathology (disease) can threaten your health, your ability to function, and even your life – for instance, nearly half of the people diagnosed with oral cancer each year don’t survive five more years. That’s why our surgical team takes this threat to your safety so seriously. If you notice any suspicious lumps or colored spots in your mouth, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We can review your oral health, test suspicious areas of oral tissue, and provide revitalizing treatment as necessary.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Oral surgery isn’t just capable of correcting injuries and restorative concerns – we can also greatly improve your aesthetic appearance as well through our efforts. With cosmetic facial surgery, Dr. Fangman is able to target specific areas of the face and jaw in order to correct frustrating imperfections, from loose and sagging skin that’s appeared in old age to noticeable birth defects that you’ve struggled with for years. To get started, just contact us for a consultation!
Cleft Lip / Palate Treatment
If you’ve noticed that the sides of your child’s upper lip aren’t properly joined together or the roof of their mouth isn’t fully connected, it’s important to take action as early as possible. These conditions are known as cleft lip and cleft palate, and untreated cases can result in both functional and emotional problems for young patients. Thankfully, our surgical team is well-trained in this type of treatment, and we can repair the defect in a safe and comfortable manner as your child sleeps peacefully.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that can make it difficult to live your life to the fullest, hindering your ability to enjoy uninterrupted rest. While there are several treatment options available – including CPAP machines and custom-made oral appliances – many patients still can’t achieve relief from their symptoms, leaving them exhausted and frustrated. When you’ve reached this stage, consider visiting our oral surgery practice for a consultation. Surgical intervention may be the key to providing you with significant, long-lasting improvements!