Services We Offer
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession.

  • Crown Lengthening: Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. This can be corrected by reshaping the excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth.
  • Soft Tissue Graft: Another cosmetic procedure. Soft tissue grafting is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss.
  • Bone Grafting: Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw. Bone grafting can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for an implant crown.
Dental Implants

Patient ExperienceWhen teeth are missing, the bone that previously supported those teeth deteriorates. With dental implant surgery, the bone can be preserved by replacing missing tooth roots with the dental implants. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Eventually, the bone will form a strong bond to the dental implants where they will serve the same functions as natural tooth roots. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence.


Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Dental implants help preserve your jaw bone.
  • The human jaw bone maintains its integrity through proper stimulation from the roots of the teeth. When a tooth is missing that portion of the jaw bone atrophies and wastes away.
  • Dental implants help save the adjacent teeth.
  • Traditional replacements like bridges, or partials permanently damage the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space.
  • Dental implants are a lifetime restoration.
  • Properly placed and maintained dental implants will last you a lifetime. Crowns, bridges, and partials only have an average life span of 5 to 20 years.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Dental Implants Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious bacterial infection that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. It begins when the bacteria in plaque release toxins which cause the gums to become inflamed. The gums then separate from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and jawbone supporting the teeth are destroyed. Often, there is no discomfort associated with periodontal disease. Without treatment, the teeth often become loose and have to be removed.



Non-surgical Treatment: Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing.


Surgical Treatment: Osseous Surgery


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