Extending from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan sits Portage, IN. Views of the water give way to countryside, followed by a bustling cityscape. Residents work hard to keep the community thriving and evolving, and they want their oral health care to keep pace too. Glacial Sands OMS uses state-of-the-art technology to provide Portage families with quality, comprehensive oral surgery services from a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Bennett treats patients of all ages with needs ranging from wisdom teeth removal and corrective jaw surgery to dental implants and the All-on-4® treatment concept.
Meet Board-Certified Oral Surgeon, Dr. Sonia Bennett
Dr. Bennett graduated at the top of her class from Indiana University School of Dentistry and has engaged in extensive training to stay abreast of the latest techniques and advances in the field. She is recognized as one of the most experienced orthognathic surgeons in the country and one of the most experienced dental implant surgeons in Northwest Indiana. Tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth, and bone grafts are also an integral part of available services, in addition to regenerative solutions. Dr. Bennett is passionate about providing exceptional care and designing customized treatment plans to fit patients’ needs and goals.
Glacial Sands OMS offers the Portage community a wide range of oral surgery procedures.
Missing teeth can cause both functional and aesthetic concerns. Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting solution to fill gaps and restore a full smile while preventing bone loss, preserving the integrity of adjacent teeth, and maintaining facial structure. Patients can return to eating the foods they enjoy and smiling with greater confidence. Dental implants are cared for through regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth.
All-on-4® implants are an effective alternative to traditional dentures and offer a more stable solution for individuals missing all or most of their teeth. A full arch of teeth can be secured with as few as four implants and will not shift out of place as patients eat, speak, or laugh. In most cases, a new set of prosthetic teeth can be fitted during the same appointment as implant placement to deliver a natural-looking smile.
Wisdom tooth extraction is an extremely common and safe procedure for proactive oral health. The jaw is often too small to accommodate this final set of molars, and the teeth may fail to fully erupt, emerge at an angle, cause gum infections, or crowd existing teeth. Monitoring wisdom tooth development and having teeth extracted by an oral surgeon before more serious complications occur is recommended.
Missing teeth can lead to jawbone atrophy because there is no root to stimulate healthy bone development. Too much bone loss can alter facial structure and prohibit dental implant placement. Bone grafting can help generate new bone growth to build a strong foundation for dental implants and restore facial aesthetics. This procedure can also be combined with a sinus lift to support bone regeneration in the upper jaw.
Misaligned jaws can impact the look of a patient’s smile, as well as their ability to bite, chew, and breathe comfortably. Corrective jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery can address complex conditions such as an overbite, underbite, open bite, and jaw asymmetry. Detailed imaging and examinations are used to develop an individualized treatment plan to restore jaw function and aesthetics safely and effectively.
You’re in Good Hands with Glacial Sands
Residents of Portage, IN and surrounding areas can find quality, compassionate oral surgery care they can trust at Glacial Sands OMS. Patients with concerns about their smile’s health, function, or look are encouraged to contact our office at (219) 964-4321 to schedule a consultation and discuss available treatment options.