Dental Surgery and Sedation Dentistry: La Canada’s Lytle, Tate and Stamper

Through dental surgery and sedation dentistry, La Canada patients of Lytle, Tate and Stamper can rejuvenate a smile that may be suffering from the effects of missing teeth, disease, the loss of bone and tissue, or the impact of developing wisdom teeth.

Why does a healthy smile matter?

• Confidence. When patients are missing teeth, it may cause them to feel less attractive and in return, they may become less sociable or confident around others. With teeth replacement procedures like dental implants, La Canada patients can replace gaps with teeth that look and feel natural.
• Health. Disease that begins in the teeth can spread to the gums and can ultimately cause problems in other areas of the body. In addition, poor oral health can prevent patients from eating certain foods or from getting enough nutrition.
• Aesthetics. A smile that is complete, natural, and comfortable is one that patients want to share. Lytle, Tate and Stamper doctors work with patients to help them achieve beautiful smiles.

The Value of Dental Implants

Some patients are unaware of the extent of dental problems until they have sought advice about dental surgery. For example, La Canada patients who have missing teeth may experience bone resorption. This is a phenomenon in which bone begins to dissipate at the site of the missing tooth, causing the gap to appear even larger.

Fortunately, through a procedure such as dental implants, La Canada patients can promote bone growth. Dental implants utilize a post and crown system. The post is implanted within the gap and the crown is connected to the visible portion of the post. Because the post acts as a tooth root, it helps prevent bone resorption.

The implant system has other advantages. Implants can be created using minimal sedation dentistry. La Canada patients may only require local anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and a light sedative. This will depend on the extent of the procedure and the number of implants that the doctor is creating. Also, dental implants are more durable than dental bridges or dentures, and they do not cause the type of damage to adjacent teeth that these other measures may.

About Our Practice

Lytle, Tate and Stamper specializes in dental surgery. With three offices in La Canada, Pasadena, and Glendale, we are able to serve patients locally with experts in the field. After over 80 years in practice, we are proud of the relationships we have built in the Southern California community.

Our doctors have advanced training in oral and maxillofacial procedures and are leaders within the organizations that guide dental best practices, such as the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They approach each client case focused on individual needs, proven methods, and great results. In short: LTS provides patients with the high-quality dental care we feel they deserve.

If you are in need of dental surgery services, call or email the La Canada office of Lytle, Tate and Stamper.