A crown lengthening is a procedure that will reposition your gum tissue at the lower level of your teeth and it will aid in increasing the amount of tooth structure available to be able to retain your crown, and will reduce the risk that your crown will lose its connection due to decay.
An ideal candidate for a crown lengthening procedure is anyone who is looking to correct a gummy smile or anyone who is looking to increase the amount of their tooth structure.
The entire procedure takes about an hour and will be required that you come in for a follow up for removal of your sutures. However, since the procedure only requires local anesthesia, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities within the same day. You can take ibuprofen to manage any of the pain from the procedure.
Dental implants are used to replace the roots of teeth, and can serve as a base for crown bridges, or dentures. They are placed into the mouth using a surgical procedure that typically lasts about an hour or so depending on how many implants an individual may need. They are a great alternative to dentures, because they look and feel like your natural teeth.
An ideal candidate for dental implants is anyone that is considering getting dentures or looking to have one or multiple teeth replaced.
Recovery process for dental implants is fairly quick, you will be able to resume your daily activities after the procedure, and will only require a follow up to remove your sutures. We would advise if you feel any discomfort or pain to take ibuprofen to ease the pain.
The frenum is the term that we give to the stringlike attachment of your upper lower lp or tongue to your gum line. When the frenum attachment causes a recession in the gums, or creates the opening of spaces on your incisors a procedure can be required to reposition the frenum to its rightful location. This procedure is known as a frenectomy.
An ideal candidate for a frenectomy is anyone that is experiencing a recession in the gums or an opening of space between your incisor teeth, or might even be experiencing restricted tongue movement due to the frenum.
Recovery for the procedure isn’t too extensive since it takes a little under a half hour to complete with anesthesia you’ll be able to resume your daily activities and can manage your pain with ibuprofen if you feel any discomfort.
Gingival gum grafting procedure is done to prevent any future gum recession or prevent further recession if it is already occurring in your gums. It will help to increase attached gum tissue to one or more teeth in your mouth.
An ideal candidate for gingival gum grafting is anyone that might have experienced gum recession or is looking to prevent further gum recession on their teeth.
Recovery for a gingival gum grafting is fairly quick, you will experience some sensitivity following the procedure and can manage any pain or discomfort with over the counter pain medicine. You will be required to come in two weeks after the procedure to remove your sutures, but most patients resume their activities the same day after the procedure.
Guided bone regeneration is a procedure that is done to help with rebuilding the bone within the jaw to aid the air for any future implants. This procedure is done to patients that have usually been missing teeth for longer periods of time due to periodontal disease.
The ideal candidate for guided bone regeneration procedure is anyone that might have had teeth missing for long periods of time, usually from periodontal disease. It is also ideal for anyone that is looking to rebuild the bone there before or during an implant procedure can take place.
You will be able to resume your normal activities within 24 hours post surgery, you can manage your pain with pain medication if needed. We recommend patients have only soft foods on the opposite side of the mouth of where the procedure was conducted, and when you feel comfortable you can revert back to your normal diet.
Laser periodontal therapy is an alternative to traditional periodontal therapy. Laser therapy is the use of a laser during certain procedures, it is less invasive than traditional periodontal therapy. Using a laser allows for less discomfort and bleeding during a procedure since there is no use of traditional periodontal tools.
Ideal candidates to receive laser periodontal therapy is good for any patients that might experience any anxiety of discomfort during dental procedures, laser therapy is a great alternative for those looking to ease their distress during dental procedures.
Scaling and root planing is a non surgical procedure that is a deep cleaning above and below the gum line near the roots of the teeth. Your periodontist will use special tools to scale the teeth to aid in the removal of plaque, tartar, and other food debris from the teeth.
The ideal candidate for this procedure is ideal for patients who might be noticing signs of gum disease, such as their gums bleeding while brushing. In this stage your gums might have not experienced any permanent damage to their gums and can use this deep cleaning to help reverse some of the damage.
The recovery period for scaling and rooting isn’t extensive, and is relatively pain-free. You are given a local anesthetic prior to the procedure beginning to numb the area, but you will be able to resume your daily activities as soon as you leave the practice.
Sinus grafting, also known as a sinus lift is used to add bone under the lining of the area on the upper jaw to allow for future implant placements, this is done in areas where your bone height might be reduced due to enlarged sinuses.
The ideal candidate for a sinus grafting is a patient who has enlarged sinuses and is looking to reduce them, especially before getting implants done in the upper jaw region of the mouth.
The recovery period for sinus grafting is usually a couple of days, you should experience some pain and bruising, so we recommend applying ice and taking any pain medication to manage the pain
A ridge (socket) preservation procedure will involve the placement of the bone during the time of a tooth extraction, while minimizing the shrinkage of jaw bone that could lead to the loss of teeth. It will help create stability for cosmetic results for implants that are planned for extraction.
The ideal candidates for tooth extractions and ridge (socket) preservation are those who will be planning for implants and want to prevent shrinkage of their jaw bone.
Traditional periodontal therapy is the method of surgery that uses dental tools to lift the gum away from the root of the teeth so that your periodontist can remove the bacteria, plaque, or debris from your teeth. The gums then will be sutured against the teeth to result in a tight seal around the tooth and reduce any pocket depth.
Recovery period is typically about 24 hours, your mouth might be a little sensitive. You can always use pain medication to manage any discomfort. Your mouth will be numbed during the procedure so you will very minimal pain.