Oral Surgery in Greeley, CO
At Luker Dental, you can receive a long list of oral surgeries under one roof, from wisdom tooth removal to expertly placed dental implants. Dr. Luker offers top oral surgeries in Greeley, CO and beyond, using state-of-the-art tools to maximize patient comfort and deliver long-lasting results!
Sedation Dentistry For Oral Surgeries
Our team is committed to providing exceptional care for every patient. We offer a full spectrum of oral surgeries performed patients' optimal safety and comfort in mind, including comfort dentistry for those with dental anxiety, have unique healthcare needs, or are scheduled for surgical procedures spanning multiple visits.
During your consultation with Dr. Luker, he will discuss the safest, most effective comfort dentistry level for you based on your health history and unique treatment needs.
Dental Implant Placement
Luker Dental specializes in dental implants, which offer a more permanent way to restore missing teeth than other options like bridges and dentures. For many patients, dental implants are life-changing and allow them to regain their smiles! They are also suitable for people with dietary restrictions and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- Single Dental Implants
- All-on-4® Dental Implant
- Hybrid Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Dentures
- Bone Grafting
Periodontal disease can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate, making it impossible for a dental implant to be firmly held in place. If the jawbone is not strong enough to hold an implant, Dr. David Luker may recommend bone graft surgery (also known as natural bone regeneration). With this specialized treatment, the inner layers of your jaw will begin to regenerate and strengthen, just like muscles do when you exercise!
After a tooth is removed, ridge augmentation is performed to rebuild the gum line. This involves placing a bone graft directly into where the structures once were, helping recreate the natural shape of the gums and jawline. Because a patient's jawbone begins to deteriorate after a tooth is extracted, dentures are often placed in the space right afterward instead of waiting for deterioration to occur. In this way, benefits can be dramatic and last indefinitely.
Ridge augmentation surgery often provides patients with the following benefits:
- Improve a patient's health, appearance, and self-esteem.
- Recreates a natural bone and gum ridge
- Improves aesthetic appearance
- Increases stability for long-term function and oral health
- Reduces gaps between the gums and dental restorations
Dental extractions can be done in an emergency or planned procedure, depending on the patient's unique needs!
Luker Dental provides patients with simple and surgical extractions if the tooth appears above the gum line. Surgery may be required, but simple extractions are also performed if the tooth is damaged beyond repair—also known as endodontic treatment. Before beginning any procedure, Dr. Luker will perform a dental exam and take x-rays to assess the extent of the damage.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The Luker Dental team will use its state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to determine when it is healthiest for you or your child to undergo wisdom tooth removal. Although not every patient will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, leaving third molars untreated can often cause tooth pain, misalignment and other complications. At Luker Dental, we perform various wisdom tooth removal surgeries, including the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.