Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons performe a wide range of surgical procedures so you can smile with confidence again!
Here at TIM Dent Zivanovic, we take pride in our expertise in oral surgery.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have advanced training and are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions. With the usage of the latest technology in 3D diagnostics, our surgeons can form an extensive and detailed surgery plan for our patients.
The vast range of services and procedures performed in TIM Dent Zivanovic can help our patients solve problems caused by conditions such as headache and orofacial pain, loss of tissues, or conditions that require a sinus lift.
1. Tooth extraction
At TIM Dental Office we are all for natural teeth because they are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. As an addition to routine tooth extraction, surgical intervention is required due to unexposed wisdom teeth or to poor tooth placement that can endanger other teeth.
1. Tooth extraction
At TIM Dent Zivanovic we are all for natural teeth because they are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. As an addition to routine tooth extraction, surgical intervention is required due to unexposed wisdom teeth or to poor tooth placement that can endanger other teeth.
2. Frenectomy or frenulum resection
TIM Dent Zivanovic surgeons perform this routine procedure on patients with a high frenulum adhesions for the gums to prevent gum withdrawal and periodontitis in the adhesion region. Also, this intervention is included in a denture treatment plan for patients in need of a pre-prosthetic preparation in the wearer of total or partial dentures without anterior teeth.
3. Apicoectomy or resection of the tooth root
Patients at TIM Dent Zivanovic that suffer from an infection in the tooth root are in need of this type of surgery. Apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that aims to remove the top of the root along with its infection, and the procedure itself involves the mandatory treatment of the root canal from where the infection started.
4. Flap procedures
This surgical intervention is most commonly performed in TIM Dent Zivanovic as part of the periodontitis treatment. Apart from those treatments, this surgery is used to fill defects resulting from an infection we perform the implantation of artificial bone.
5. Bone augmentation or enlargement
In this intervention performed at TIM Dent Zivanovic, we perform the enlargement of the bone using patient bone as well as artificial bone. The materials we use for the artificial bones are provided by Geistlich Bio-Oss® which is the global leader on the market for natural bone substitute, regenerative dentistry and biomaterials.
6. Osseous surgery
As part of the prosthesis or fixed prosthetic treatment, this is a pre-prosthetic surgical procedure performed by TIM Dent Zivanovic surgeons where the toothless jaw ridge rises to the level before lowering.
7. Sinus-Lift Procedures
TIM Dent Zivanovic surgeons perform sinus lift procedures that aim to raise the floor of the sinus with the implantation of the artificial bone to patients that need a bone defect corrected. With this procedure we create sufficient bone height necessary for the implant placement.
As part of a denture or implant therapy plan, this procedure is one of the steps necessary to be taken in order for the patients to achieve full rehabilitation of their dental strings (no more mobile denture needed) and also to receive a fixed prosthetics.
8. Surgical closure of oroantral communications
This surgery is performed in TIM Dent Zivanovic on patients that suffer from sinus opening meaning the sinus is of such size that causes the tips of the root teeth of the upper jaw to penetrate the sinus and are covered with only a thin layer of bone or mucous. Thus, the extraction of these teeth inevitably leads to the opening between the oral cavity and the sinus. In addition, some or all of the roots can be inserted into the sinus itself.
Treatment for complications of sinus opening depends on several factors and at TIM Dental Office our specialist will perform a thorough exam and give you a correct diagnostic, surgery and treatment plan.
9. Wisdom or impacted teeth surgery
Wisdom teeth that can cause swelling, pain and infection of the gum tissue and permanently damage nearby teeth, gums and bone. Therefore with a careful examination performed by TIM Dent Zivanovic surgeons would inform the patient if there’s a wisdom and/or impacted teeth surgery needed.
The most common issues we come across are due to our patients wisdom teeth or third molars coming out from the gum line and there’s not enough room in your jaw for them or they aren’t coming out in a normal alignment or they haven’t come out at all.
10. Improve fit of dentures
Whether our patients are first-time or veteran denture wearers, at TIM Dent Zivanovic we’ll perform this type of oral surgery to correct any irregularities of the jaws and in order to fit dentures better. Long-term denture wearing patients know that bone often deteriorates over time and a loss of support of dentures occur. In these cases, our surgeons will perform this type of surgery and add bone graft to areas needed. The results of these types of surgeries are better support, fit and comfort of denture wearing patients.