SURGERY

Pulling wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the teeth located farthest back. If you don’t have enough space, they might not ever emerge. Since most people have a jaw that is too narrow to have complete teeth, most people have wisdom teeth embedded in their gums. When teeth take too long to emerge, they might even be interrupted (semi-embedded wisdom teeth).
To avoid possible complications such as pain, infections or crowding out neighboring teeth, the Alain Cyr Clinic opts for the systematic removal of wisdom teeth to avoid any problems.

Implant – prothesis onto an implant

Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth. To avoid any form of complication, implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible material. Once it is inserted into the alveolar bone, an artificial replacement tooth can be set into the dental implant.


Which criteria make me a good candidate for an implant?
First of all, you need to be in good overall health. You also need to have a rather large bone structure that will house the implant. If your bone structure has grown weak with time, we will give you a bone graft so that implants can be possible. To do this, your dental profession will first proceed with an oral assessment and determine if this procedure is possible in your case.
Inherent benefits to implants:

  • Maintaining the bone mass
  • Optimal level of comfort
  • Aesthetics similar to a completely natural tooth
  • Largely improved chewing and speech
  • Much simpler oral hygiene than with dental prosthesis.

In short, implants are a perfect solution to replace one or several missing teeth. If you want this procedure, feel free to ask for a full examination from Dr. Cyr in Boucherville to find out if you’re eligible for this treatment.

Greffe alloderme

Allogenous grafts come from a donor, unlike autogenous grafts, which come from you. In dentistry, we use gum grafts either to counteract gingival recession or to prevent the possible loss of teeth.

Here are the advantages of allogenous grafts:

  • Single surgical location (only the receiving site)
  • Several sections can be treated simultaneously
  • No scarring at the surgical site
  • Minimal post-operation discomfort
  • More aesthetic results than with autogenous grafts

For more information about gum grafts, please ask for adivce from the staff at the Alain Cyr Clinic.

Conscious sedation (nitrous oxide)

Along with oxygen, nitrous oxide is very useful in dentistry to reduce the anxiety level of our most nervous patients. Unlike general anesthetics, sedation using nitrous oxide lets patient be conscious throughout the duration of the procedure.

Rest assured, this sedative agent has no risks for the health and is fully eliminated from your body shortly after the procedure. Also, even the youngest patients can use it.

If you have any questions at all about sedation with nitrous oxide, the Alain Cyr Clinic team will be pleased to provide you with further information!

3D scanning

For several years now, dental scanning has only grown in popularity. Indeed, the various technologies we use are now adapted to be used directly in the clinic. 3D scanning, in addition to emitting must less radiation than traditional tools, is actually much more precise, while also helping to considerably reduce the overall cost of implant treatments.

Nowadays, images produced by scanners are processed by software specific to implant treatments. In fact, they help to visualize the bone volumes available as well as any anatomical obstacles. As such, we can then accurately plan our procedures and ensure maximum comfort throughout the duration of the surgery.

So what are dental implants?

The purpose of dental implants is to replace one or several teeth permanently. To do so, your dental professional will design an artificial root, which will serve as a support for the replacement tooth. This root will be made of titanium, a biocompatible material known for its light weight and durability. Once the implant is inserted into the alveolar bone and the healing process is complete, we can then set the replacement tooth.
Here are the advantages of a treatment involving an implant:

  • A highly aesthetic permanent solution
  • Helps to slow the bone-loss process
  • Considerably improves chewing function
  • Prevents early wear and displacement of adjacent teeth
  • Offers better stability to partial or full prostheses.

Considering the simplicity of the procedure and the numerous benefits involved in dental implants, this practice has become very common at the Alain Cyr Clinic. For more information, feel free to ask our staff. We’re always please to provide answers to all your questions!

PRF

We are pleased to offer our patients a cutting-edge technology that promotes healing. For most of our dental surgery procedures, a blood sample is taken and put into a centrifuge to produce a clot rich in fibrin and platelets and in growth factors. This is called the Platelet-Rich Fibrin or “PRF.” The expected goal of these growth factors is to accelerate scarring of mucous membranes and bone.

Many international publications are available to show the effectiveness of PFR: in oral surgery (implants, bone grafts, periodontal surgery, extractions, etc.), in orthopedic, aesthetic and dermatologic surgery. Nowadays, PRF is present and recognized all over the world.