Dr. Karas is a board-certified oral surgeon who offers dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, corrective jaw surgery, and more in Walnut Creek, CA.

Comprehensive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Care

Since 2001, Dr. Karas has been providing patients in Walnut Creek, CA, with remarkable patient experiences and results as the go-to, board-certified oral surgeon. At Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery of Walnut Creek, we believe in keeping our patients informed and comfortable throughout treatment. We take the time to answer questions and our staff works together to improve your quality of life through oral surgery.

We perform a range of oral and facial surgeries to alleviate pain or problems and improve the health of your smile. From restorative to preventative treatment, we offer a range of solutions, including dental implants, bone grafting, full-arch restoration, and wisdom teeth removal. Our Walnut Creek office is equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology and the tools necessary to diagnose problems, perform surgical and rehabilitative procedures, treat injuries and oral diseases, and produce remarkable results.

Featured Procedures

At Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery of Walnut Creek, we offer a variety of procedures for patients of all ages.

Oral Surgery in Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Nestor Karas is a board-certified oral surgeon who holds both dental and medical degrees. With this additional training and education, he approaches patient care from the perspective of a dentist and physician to ensure his patients' health and safety while achieving exceptional clinical outcomes. Dr. Karas has published extensively in a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgery topics and enjoys every opportunity to help others improve their oral health. Our team at Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery is always happy to answer questions and do our part to ensure every patient has a positive and beneficial experience.

Dr. Karas performs many procedures including dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, orthognathic surgery, impacted tooth exposure, cleft lip and cleft palate treatment, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, and much more. We offer anesthesia and sedation for any type of procedure to help our patients feel relaxed and have a comfortable surgical experience. By undergoing oral surgery, you can improve your oral health and feel more confident about your smile. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Karas with or without a referral, and we will closely evaluate the needs of you and your loved ones to create a custom treatment plan.

Dental Implants in Walnut Creek, CA

Dental implants are the ideal option for tooth restoration because they look, feel, and function just like a healthy, natural tooth. When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone does not receive the stimulation it needs to stay healthy, leading to bone loss. Your oral surgeon will insert the dental implant into the jaw bone, creating a strong fusion that keeps the jaw bone strong. With this strong foundation, dental implants restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak comfortably. Your implant is made just for your smile and will blend in with your other teeth for beautiful results.

Dr. Karas offers many types of dental implant treatments and will determine the right option for you based on your tooth restoration needs, your smile goals, and your budget. He can place a single implant to replace one tooth or multiple teeth throughout the mouth, or an implant-supported bridge to restore several teeth missing next to each other. If you have a damaged or infected tooth that requires extraction, he can extract the tooth and immediately replace it with a same-day dental implant. Mini dental implants are a great option for patients who would like to receive dental implants, but who cannot undergo invasive surgery or lack jaw bone density. If you have missing or failing teeth, contact us today to learn about dental implants in Walnut Creek, CA.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Walnut Creek, CA

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically develop around the age of 17 or during the early twenties. The average mouth does not have enough room to house an extra set of molars, which is why dental experts recommend having them extracted. Some wisdom teeth are impacted, or trapped beneath the gums, and must be surgically removed to protect your other teeth. Partially impacted wisdom teeth easily trap bacteria, which can lead to infection and the formation of cysts or tumors. These molars also have large roots which can grow into the roots of other teeth or damage facial nerves.

By having wisdom teeth extracted, you can avoid all of these oral health issues. Most patients undergo this procedure when the wisdom teeth first make an appearance, because the procedure is easier when the teeth are not fully developed. However, you can have wisdom teeth extracted at any age. Dr. Karas and the team at Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery will explain every step of the wisdom tooth removal process beforehand so you know exactly what to expect. If you or your child have wisdom teeth or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Walnut Creek, CA.

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