Tooth Exposure for Orthodontics

Orthodontic Exposure of Impacted Teeth Impacted Teeth Exposure When a tooth fails to erupt through the gum, it is impacted. In addition to the numerous problems impacted teeth can cause, they prevent the movement of teeth for orthodontic treatment. This procedure involves uncovering part of the crown of the tooth and bonding a special orthodontic…

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Patient Comfort & Sedation Options

Patient Comfort & Sedation Options Our goal is to provide you with the most advanced treatment possible in a compassionate and relaxed environment. Toward that end, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques. Every procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your general…

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Cosmetic Periodontics

Enhancing Your Smile with Cosmetic Periodontics A beautiful smile starts with healthy gums. Our goal as periodontists is to maintain the health of your gums and the integrity of the supporting structures. We use the latest research and technology to achieve this. Do you have a gummy smile? A smile is said to be ‘gummy’…

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Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting (Gingival Grafting) Functional Soft Tissue Grafting Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases. Functional soft tissue gum grafting replaces the missing…

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Esthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring

Esthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring Esthetic Crown LengtheningSometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive “gummy” smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your…

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Ridge Augmentation

Ridge Augmentation Sometimes after an extraction, a sunken spot or concave appearance will develop in your gum line. This looks unsightly and can also jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area. Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression. Ridge augmentation can also be used to…

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Functional Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening Crown Lengthening Procedure The “crown” is the part of a tooth visible above the gumline.  Sometimes more of the tooth below the gums must be exposed to fill a cavity near the gumline or place a new crown on a broken tooth.  “Crown lengthening” provides more tooth structure for this to be done.  This…

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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting / Bone Regeneration Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, periodontal infection can destroy parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal infection, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the…

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