Jaw realignment surgery from Dr Lance West

If you’re in need of jaw realignment surgery, then Lance West is your answer. With over 30 years experience, Dr Lance West can help with any serious reconstructive surgery you may need. With specialised expertise in correcting jaw deformity, dental implants (including implant cases requiring bone grafting) and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, he is simply one of the best oral surgeons in Auckland. From broken bones to damage to facial bones, Dr La...

How dental implants helped these people

Dental Implants are a way to give people their life back. If someone looses their teeth, either through natural reasons or in an accident, dental implants can help regain their former life. Whether it's the confidence to smile again, or just to eat normally, dental implants may be the answer to your problem. Dr. Lance West is Auckland's foremost Maxillofacial surgeon, specialising in dental implants and reconstructive jaw surgery. With over 30 years exper...

Wisdom Teeth Removal: what to expect

If your wisdom teeth are coming through and giving you trouble, then it’s maybe time to have them removed. Dr Lance West is the best oral surgeon in New Zealand, and he’s the guy to call if you find yourself in pain. "Most people don’t feel any significant pain after wisdom teeth removal." Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they're spotted on X-rays. If they come through...

Wisdom tooth removal from Dr Lance West

An impacted wisdom tooth can be one of the most painful things a person can endure. If you’re having pains, the bad news is they’re probably only going to get worse. The good news is we offer wisdom tooth removal surgery. Most people have four Wisdom teeth, and they don’t come through until usually the late teens. If they become impacted then the pain is only the first sign of trouble… Wisdom tooth removal is the best answer to this problem, as they wil

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery, also known as maxillofacial surgery, is special surgery which involves the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or diseases around the facial region. It can cover many aspects of surgery or dentistry, including Wisdom Teeth removal, jaw re-alignment and the removal of tumours or cysts. If a person has been in an accident, or the victim of assault, then oral surgery may be needed to correct or repair the damage. Dental specialists in oral surg...

A short video on wisdom teeth removal

Having your wisdom teeth removed fills one's head with images of pain and complicated dental work; but this is not the case. Today, having your wisdom teeth extracted is less of a task than at anytime before, and with modern advances in technology, techniques and treatment, it's never been easier to remove wisdom teeth from a patient. Dr Lance West is Auckland's foremost maxillofacial surgeon and expert in wisdom teeth removal. With over three decades exp...

The procedure for wisdom tooth removal

Wisdom teeth are the last of our teeth to come through, usually in our late teens or early twenties. There’s a space at the back of our jaw for them when they finally decide to show up, but sometimes they get stuck. This is called Impacted Wisdom Teeth, and it can be extraordinarily painful. In many cases surgery is needed to remove these impacted wisdom teeth, and that’s when you should call Lance West. What happens next? If you come to us to for wi

Dental Implants – all you need to know

Dental Implants are a way to add a false tooth to your gum where your original tooth has been lost. A dental prosthesis is used, such as a crown, denture or bridge, and it’s literally surgically implanted into your jaw bone. Modern materials, such as titanium, are used in a process called osseointegration, in which the material is formed with the bone. The implant is usually added first, allowing it time to bond with the jaw bone, and then afterward the pr...

Lance is the best oral surgeon in Auckland

If you’re on the look out for an oral surgeon in Auckland, then Lance West is your man. With over three decades experience, Dr Lance West can help with any serious reconstructive surgery you may need. With specialised expertise in correcting jaw deformity, dental implants (including implant cases requiring bone grafting) and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, he is simply the best oral surgeon in Auckland. From broken bones to damage to facial bones...