doctor looking at dental x-rayDr. Chris L. Tye, MD, DDS, is living his childhood dream of being a surgeon. Even with such lofty childhood goals, he couldn’t have dreamed up all the things he would accomplish.

Over 25 years ago, he became the first dual-degreed oral surgeon in Tarrant County as a licensed physician and dentist. Since then, Dr. Tye has been nominated by his peers as one of the best oral surgeons in the North Texas area in Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Doctor and Top Dentist for consecutive years and by Southlake Style Magazine. He is also a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the Texas Dental Society and American Dental Association.

Outside of his profession, Dr. Tye loves spending time with his wife, traveling, and achieving his personal fitness goals.

To visit with Dr. Tye and discuss how he can help you, request an appointment online or us today at (817) 552-3223.

What is an oral surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in surgery of the mouth and face. They must undergo two years of specialist education and residency after dental school. Some of the surgical solutions Texas Oral Surgery Specialists offers are wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting, implant surgery, All-on-4® dental implants, and TMJ surgery.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Third molars, called wisdom teeth, are the last set of teeth to develop in young adults. Unfortunately, they don’t always develop properly and can become impacted, causing swelling, tightness, or pain. These teeth can damage nearby teeth or cause crowding. Because they’re far back in the mouth and hard to floss, cavities are common in wisdom teeth. Removing third molars is recommended to relieve impaction, infection, pain, and to prevent future problems.

Bone Grafting

Your jawbone provides support for your face, smile, and teeth roots. If the bone starts to deteriorate, tooth loss is probable. Luckily, there is a solution. With bone grafting, ridge expansion, or a sinus lift, Dr. Tye can strengthen and restore your jaw’s density and health. In some cases, bone grafting is necessary prior to dental implant placement.

All-on-4® Implant Dentures

SecureBite®, ProArch, and All-on-Four are different brands of a similar implant-based denture retention system. Each one involves placing four dental implants in the front portion of the jaw, where bone is densest. The treatment will give you a secure, reliable foundation for dentures. All-on-4®-type systems are the perfect solution for patients who want dentures that will never wobble or slip. Benefits for this option include:

  • Outpatient day surgery
  • Wearing a temporary denture right after the procedure
  • Only four implants
  • Bone grafting can be avoided in some cases
  • Promotes jawbone tissue retention
  • Long-lasting
  • Easy care

Living with missing teeth can cause extreme damage to your mouth and face. Learn more about All-on-4® implant system by calling us today.

TMJ Surgery

The temporomandibular joints are is one of the most complex systems in your body. When they don’t work properly, their dysfunction can lead to discomfort, hard and soft tissue damage, headaches, and chewing limitations. TMJ dysfunction, or TMD, can be caused by:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Infections
  • Physical injury
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Congenital deformation

To correct this issue, Dr. Tye offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment solutions. Because all TMJ disorders are not equal, he will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Contact Your Southlake Oral Surgeon Today

If you’ve been searching for a great oral surgeon in the Southlake area, look no further! Dr. Tye and our team are highly trained professionals who want to help restore your oral health and comfortable oral function. Contact our office today at (817) 552-3223 to schedule an appointment.