our services

  • Periodontal Treatment

    The goal of scaling and root planning is to remove bacteria deposits (plaque and calculus), which cause inflammation of the gingival tissues and surrounding bone. Progression of the disease ultimately may lead to tooth loss. The procedure utilizes special dental instruments (ultrasonic and hand instruments) to carefully remove calculus and plaque that cause periodontal disease. Following these deep cleaning procedures we may also prescribe an antibiotic.

  • Recessions- Soft Tissue Grafting

    Also referred to as Periodontal Plastic Surgery, gingival recession treatment aims to improve soft tissue attachment around teeth and implants. The Gold standard in soft tissue grafting is the use of connective tissue grafts. Connective tissue grafting is performed to cover exposed root surfaces and provide adequate attached gingiva. Gingival recession can lead to bone loss, exposure of root surfaces and can compromise esthetics. Gum tissue is taken either from the palate or another donor source, and used on the affected site.

  • Dental implants

    Implant supported replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth and full arch replacements. A titanium screw is used to act as an artificial root to hold a tooth or bridge. With the application of current technologies, dental implants have a very high success rate of about 95%.

  • Crown lengthening

    Crown lengthening is performed to provide an adequate amount of tooth structure for fabrication of a crown by your general dentist. In some cases excessive gingival tissues are evident resulting in shorten teeth and a "gummy smile". To correct this, the doctor would perform a procedure known as crown lengthening ("gum lift"). Using micro surgical blades excess gum tissue and bone is reshaped so that a more natural appearance is achieved.

  • Extractions and Bone preservation

    Bone grafting after dental extractions is essential to preserve bone. This allows the periodontist to have sufficient supporting bone to provide adequate stability for future dental implant treatment. Without this treatment, the bone support around the extracted tooth resorbs in about 20% of its height and 40% of width.

  • Periodontic- Orthodontic procedures

    It is not uncommon, when undergoing orthodontic treatment to need additional services to complete the optimal smile design outcome. Most commonly these might be a frenctomy, soft tissue grafting, dental implants, anchorage devices (TADs), and crown lengthening.

    A labial frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth (either upper or lower). It connects the inner aspect of the lip with the gum. A lack of attached gingiva, in conjunction with a high (closer to the biting surface) frenum attachment, which exaggerates the pull on the gum margin, can result in recession or in a gap between the front teeth. The procedure design to reduce or eliminate the abnormal frenum attachment is known as a frenectomy.

  • Guided Tissue regeneration and Biologic Agents

    Periodontal surgery allows the periodontist to gain access to the roots of teeth to aid in removal of bacteria and calculus. Periodontitis is an infection that causes loss of bone support. Periodontal disease, if left untreated, will result in further bone loss and loss of teeth.

    Regeneration around teeth and dental implants is performed to regenerate lost bone and tissue support. The gingival tissues are reflected and a bone graft and membrane is utilized to encourage new bone growth. Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating the bone will help reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by periodontal disease.

    In patients were the healing potential is reduced due to systemic conditions or local factors, the use of biologic agents is encouraged to help the healing potential of the affected site. Biologic agents are human proteins that are added to the host in order to increment the native cell response.

  • Sinus augmentation

    Posterior bone loss in the maxilla can prevent placement of dental implants. A sinus augmentation can raise the sinus floor to allow for adequate new bone formation. The sinus lift is performed by making a small opening and elevating the sinus floor to fill the space with a bone graft. The site will need to heal for 6-9 months before placement of dental implants. Example ase to the right.

  • Intravenous Sedation

    We offer different levels of sedation, ranging from nitrous oxide inhalation, oral sedation (benzodiazepine) and intravenous sedation (IV sedation). IV sedation involves administering a sedative through a vein, allowing the medication to work very quickly.

    Since it's administered intravenously, the dentist is able to adjust the level of IV sedation as needed for the procedure. This makes it easy to tailor the amount of sedative used to the specific patient, reducing the risk of complications and side effects.

    While you'll still be in a semi-awake state and you'll probably be able to communicate with the dentist, most patients have little or even no memory of the procedure when IV sedation is used.

  • CBCT Imaging

    CBCT technology is a special kind of x-ray machine that allows us to visualize the full 3D anatomy of a given area. Usually we suggest these images to plan for dental implants or when a traditional x-ray is not allowing us to reach a diagnosis.

    This is one of the newest additions to our office and allows us to provide the best level of care for our patients in a timely manner.

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