Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Ryan Hambleton offers personalized, comfortable care to families in Littleton, Colorado. His comprehensive approach includes listening to your concerns and thoroughly evaluating your dental and medical histories and oral health before explaining treatment options. Dr. Hambleton uses advanced tools and techniques and enhanced safety measures to improve the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of your care. His detailed explanations of tooth replacement and oral surgery options ease anxiety about dental procedures and help you confidently choose a treatment that supports your goals and preferences.
Meet Dr. Hambleton
During his second year of dental school, Dr. Hambleton became interested in the opportunity to combine dentistry with medicine and surgery. After dental school, he pursued training to specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery. As a resident at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Hambleton gained dental implant and orthognathic surgery experience from leaders in the field. He built his practice around patient-centered care and clinical skill, and he uses advanced technology and techniques to offer detailed, predictable results.
Dr. Hambleton offers comprehensive care for tooth removal, tooth replacement, and other oral surgeries. Our team will put you at ease and give you comfortable, supportive care throughout your visit. We educate you about what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. And we listen to your concerns and anxieties and explain how sedation can complement a smooth dental experience. We welcome you to request a consultation for any of our services.
Dental implants replace a missing tooth’s entire structure from the root to the crown. A single implant looks like a natural tooth emerging from your gums. Implants feel and function better than a partial denture or dental bridge and do not depend on support from adjacent teeth. An implant-supported bridge can stabilize your replacement teeth if you have multiple missing teeth in a row. Like natural tooth roots, implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent shrinkage. Your implant-supported replacement teeth will be comfortable and last longer than removable options.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal can relieve you of discomfort from partially or fully impacted third molars. Even if you do not have symptoms, removing wisdom teeth can prevent future concerns, including tooth decay, gum infection, jawbone cysts, or tooth misalignment from wisdom teeth that push against other teeth. Dr. Hambleton can perform oral surgery to protect your oral health. Sometimes, wisdom teeth erupt entirely in the correct position and do not require removal. But if you still have your wisdom teeth, we would be more than happy to remove them.
Teeth in a Day
Teeth in a Day is a streamlined process for getting dental implants and replacement teeth on the same day. Dr. Hambleton can place dental implants and attach crowns or a denture to them. You will leave our office with a smile. Implant-supported restorations resolve many concerns about removable options. Dental implants anchor your denture so that you can taste food better, eat and speak with ease, and avoid embarrassment from dentures that lift, shift, or click. The implants stimulate your jawbone and help retain your face shape. Your denture will be comfortable and secure without relying on adhesives. And cleaning your replacement teeth is as easy as cleaning natural teeth.
A bone graft is a procedure to restore bone loss due to an extraction, trauma, disease, or shrinkage from prolonged tooth loss. Dental implant sites require enough bone volume to serve as a solid foundation for dental implants. After reviewing a 3-D scan of your oral anatomy, Dr. Hambleton will determine whether you need bone grafting before getting dental implants. He may include bone grafting in your treatment plan to give your implants a healthy start and ensure they last.
Dr. Hambleton and his team offer residents individualized care and the optimal patient experience every time they visit our office. Contact Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery in Littleton, CO to schedule an oral surgery consultation.