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Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center strives to build a foundation of trust by treating our patients with individualized care. By offering a wide array of oral surgery services, from simple tooth extractions to wisdom tooth removal, and dental implant placement to corrective jaw surgery to complete facial trauma treatment, Dr. Michael Kunkel and his skilled surgical team ensures that every patient receives an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan.
At Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we understand how uneasy or anxious some patients feel their procedure, and we want to make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. We utilize the latest surgical techniques and materials to provide our patients with the highest standard of care. Our office has the pleasure of serving the entire Colorado Springs area and is dedicated to providing exceptional oral surgery and care to patients of all ages. Please call us today at (719) 264-6070 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kunkel.
Wisdom teeth grow into the far corners of the jaw and typically emerge during early adulthood. But most people do not realize what kind of health risks wisdom teeth present because most human jaws are not large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth. Sometimes, the teeth will partially emerge from the gums but not grow in completely, leaving the gum open for bacteria or infection; wisdom teeth can also become completely submerged below the gum line, causing impaction, which can lead to serious oral infections or chronic pain.
We recommend that wisdom teeth removal happens early to prevent serious oral health problems, during the mid- to late teens. At this point of the developmental stage, the roots of the wisdom teeth have not fully grown into the jaw, making the extraction process easier on the patient. Plus, younger patients are more likely to experience a faster recovery after surgery and avoid serious complications. Please call Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center to make an appointment with Dr. Kunkel.
Are you considering dental implants? If you are missing one or several teeth, you should know that dental implants are your best option to receive the most natural-looking, long-term results. Patients choose dental implants because of the numerous benefits, like easier eating, speaking, and maintenance of their restored smile. Dental implants also offer protection for your remaining healthy teeth and jaw bone from degradation while maintaining your natural facial aesthetics. You will not have to worry about any sinking or sagging of the face that occurs due to tooth loss.
To determine if you are a candidate for dental implant placement, Dr. Kunkel will perform a thorough oral exam and review your health history. You may also need additional X-rays, 3D scans, or a CT scan. You can rest assured knowing that the surgical team at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center has received extensive training in dental implant placement. Give us a call today; we would be happy to discuss your treatment in detail and answer any questions you have about the procedure.
Several years ago, if patients experienced extensive tooth loss or tooth decay, their options for tooth replacement were pretty limited. Back then, bridges and dentures were not considered long-term solutions and even required the remaining healthy teeth to be altered in order to support the placement. Now, the innovative All-on-4® Treatment Concept is available and can be completed in one visit, which allows the amount of post-surgical discomfort, swelling, and bruising that many patients experience with other restoration options to decrease.
Patients express the All-on-4® Treatment Concept offers them a cost-effective and time-efficient option not offered by other replacement options involving several dental implants. Dr. Kunkel will restore an entire arch of teeth by inserting four specialized dental implants in the patient’s upper or lower jaw. This procedure allows patients to solve both their functional and aesthetic problems much more quickly. Find out if you are a candidate for this unique procedure and make a consultation appointment.
Dental Implants | Wisdom Teeth Removal