Oral Surgery

oral surgery in Orange CAModern-day dentistry techniques allow us to treat a number of oral problems with the latest and most up-to-date science in the industry. This includes such issues as missing teeth, gum recession, and alignment correction. Michelsen Dental offers several of these surgeries to the Orange, CA area.

Oral Surgery Procedures in Orange, CA

Dental Implants

Implants are one of the most popular and long-lasting ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Implants begin with a titanium post which is placed into your jaw where the roots of your tooth used to be. This post is topped with a porcelain crown, effectively restoring your biting surface.

See our page about implants for more information on this process.

Bone Grafts

When teeth are missing, the bone around that area begins to deteriorate. This can also be caused by disease. However, it is necessary to have a certain amount of bone in order to successfully implant a titanium rod.

When the bone has deteriorated too much for implants, we are able to do a bone graft. This graft builds up the bone in the area, so we can eventually place that implant post.

Sinus Lift

The maxillary sinuses are two large spaces near your nose. They reach all the way down toward your upper jaw. In the case of significant bone deterioration, they may even come too close to your jaw to allow for upper-tooth implants.

A sinus lift is a procedure that grafts bone in between the jaw and the sinus cavity, allowing that area to gain enough density and thickness to secure upper implant posts.

Palatial Expansions

Palate expansion is a surgery that helps us to align your upper and lower jaw for a proper fit. Sometimes the lower jaw is wider than the upper, which can cause several complications with biting, chewing, and muscle tension. Expanding the palate alleviates that discrepancy.

Nobel Biocare™ All-on-4®

Implants can be used for both singular tooth replacements and full-mouth restorations. One method of doing this full replacement is the All-on-4® method. Four implant rods are placed in strategic locations around the mouth. From these posts, a set of dentures will be securely and permanently anchored. This prevents any slippage due to adhesive failure.

Call Michelsen Dental

If you have questions about any of our surgery options or wish to set up an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Orange, CA office.

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

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