Explore Transformative Oral Surgical Services with Our Team’s Help
So your general dentist has recommended that you see an oral surgeon in the Denver, CO area -- now what? At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, Dr. Fangman and the rest of our staff are up to the task of handling your needs efficiently, comfortably, and successfully. Our practice is home to a wide range of services, from the correction of facial trauma to replacing missing teeth with state-of-the-art dental implants. Oral surgery can do much more than just correct your face and smile – it can improve your life! Contact our LoDo office today if you have any questions, or if you're ready to schedule a visit.
When it comes to selecting the right tooth replacement solution, dental implants are at the top of the list in terms of quality. The secret behind this state-of-the-art treatment is the surgical component – the implants themselves are inserted by our doctor into the jawbone, creating a solid foundation for replacement teeth that preserve your oral health in the process. Then, the patient will return to their general dentist to have the implants covered with custom-made, tooth-colored restorations that beautifully complete their smile.
IV Sedation & General Anesthesia
Many patients fear that their surgical procedure will be painful, but that’s not the case at all here at Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center. We utilize several IV sedation & general anesthesia techniques in order to help you feel truly relaxed throughout the process. During your initial consultation, our team can review these options with you in greater detail and help you select the one that bests your personal situation. Patient comfort is a top priority for us!
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your third molars (also known as “wisdom teeth”) are the last adult teeth to emerge into a patient’s smile, usually arriving between the ages of 16-22. Unfortunately, this late emergence can bring a whole host of problems with it, including impaction (when the teeth become trapped beneath the gum line), dangerous overcrowding, and a higher risk of oral infection. During a consultation, our team can inspect the patient’s mouth with high-quality digital X-rays and determine whether or not the wisdom teeth are a danger. If they are, our surgeon is capable of extracting them in order to protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
Treatment of Impacted Canines
Everyone knows that primary teeth (also known as “baby” teeth) will eventually come loose and make way for the permanent adult teeth. However, contrary to popular belief, this process doesn’t always go smoothly. In particular, the canines may be unable to successfully break through the gum tissue and assume their proper place without intervention. If your child is older than 13 years of age and still does not have visible canine teeth, don’t hesitate to contact our practice for further assistance.
Severe injuries to the face and jaw can happen in the blink of an eye – maybe you’re involved in a car accident, or maybe you fell from a high place. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we understand how difficult and draining these events are, both in the physical sense and the emotional sense. That’s why we want to help you repair the damage that’s been done through facial trauma care. Our surgeon will form partnerships with other dental and medical doctors to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive care possible.
Your jaw is a critical part of your body’s form and ability to function in everyday life, and unfortunately, serious injuries and congenital defects can leave it unable to work as it should. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we want to assist you in reclaiming not only a stable, working jaw but the higher quality of life you need and deserve. If you struggle with problems like difficulty chewing, constant facial soreness, and an inability to speak clearly, corrective jaw surgery might be the right choice for you here in the LoDo area.
Did you know that tens of thousands of new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year? What’s worse is that nearly half of these patients won’t survive more than five more years because their case wasn’t identified until the disease had reached advanced stages. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we do everything in our power to help you identify signs of oral pathology at their earliest stages possible. If we discover anything out of the ordinary during a consultation, we’ll work with you to diagnose and treat the damage right away.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
While oral surgery typically has a restorative element to it, our team also understands that your appearance might be a motivating factor in pursuing care. Thankfully, Dr. Fangman is happy to offer facial cosmetic surgery for patients who are hoping to overcome birth defects, aesthetic damage caused by an injury, or other concerns and feel truly self-confident once more. We can assist you with improving several areas of the face and jaw, providing revitalizing, lifelike improvements.
Cleft Lip / Palate Treatment
What many new parents don’t realize is that facial deformity can begin before their baby has even left the womb. Cleft lip (when the left and right sides of the upper lip don’t meet) and cleft palate (when the roof of the mouth hasn’t completely joined) are common conditions that can negatively affect your child’s appearance, ability to eat, and overall sense of self if they’re not treated early on. Thankfully, Dr. Fangman is a true expert in this type of surgery, and he can reshape and suture the tissue as your child peacefully sleeps.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you regularly feel exhausted in the mornings, despite seemingly getting a full night of rest? Are you keeping your family members awake with chronically loud snoring? These are tell-tale signs of obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the patient’s airway becomes partially or fully blocked during sleep. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we always recommend that patients with this condition pursue non-invasive solutions (oral appliances, CPAP) first in order to find relief. However, if you’re still struggling to sleep properly, surgical treatment from our practice may be the answer.