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Covering an Exposed Root with a Tunneling Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH
January 19

Covering an Exposed Root with a Tunneling Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Covering exposed roots of teeth is very difficult when they are missing a neighboring tooth. We and our patient were very gratified with the result of her microsurgical tunneling graft. Her root sensitivity is now gone. Even still, we hope that she will come back to replace the missing tooth with an implant.

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Curing Sensitivity to Cold and Sweets With a Gum Graft in Portsmouth, NH
January 12

Curing Sensitivity to Cold and Sweets With a Gum Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 One-quarter to one-third of teeth have a gap between the protective surface of the root (cementum) and the enamel. This gap causes sensitivity to sweets and to cold temperatures with even mild recession. Using a microsurgical grafting technique, we were able to cover the gap in our patient’s canine tooth. She loves the way it …

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Correcting a Gummy Smile With Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Portsmouth, NH
January 5

Correcting a Gummy Smile With Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Portsmouth, NH

 Our young patient was self-conscious about her gummy smile. We performed esthetic crown lengthening and positioned her tissue at the correct level. She was amazed at how painless the procedure was during and afterward. Even better, she loves her beautiful new smile.

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Rapid Replacement of a Broken Incisor With a Dental Implant in Portsmouth, NH
December 29

Rapid Replacement of a Broken Incisor With a Dental Implant in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient broke his upper left central incisor and was desperate to have a tooth for the holidays. We were able to extract the broken root, place his implant, and provide a crown very rapidly using 3-D imaging and planning. Gone are the days when patients must wait months to have teeth replaced and restored …

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Smile Makeover Using a Gingival Tunneling Graft in Portsmouth, NH
December 22

Smile Makeover Using a Gingival Tunneling Graft in Portsmouth, NH

Our patient had sensitive teeth and would not smile because of the recession involving his upper central incisors. Using a microsurgical tunneling grafting technique, we were able to restore his lost tissue, prevent future recession, and eliminate his sensitivity. And now he is smiling for the holidays.

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December 16

Which dental care services are included in the comprehensive dental treatment plan?

Regular trips to the dentist are essential for maintaining your oral and dental health. The risk of developing dental diseases is higher in people who don’t regularly visit their dentist for a dental examination or fail to maintain dental hygiene. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, the risk of dental diseases can …

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Gum Grafting To Restore Tissue After Excising a Benign Tumor in Portsmouth, NH
December 15

Gum Grafting To Restore Tissue After Excising a Benign Tumor in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient had a benign tumor of the gum tissue around her two lower incisors. Removing this and preventing its regrowth required excision of a wide area of tissue, extending to all four incisors. Fortunately, using a large connective tissue graft, we were able to reconstruct all the lost tissue. This perfect result is only …

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Full-Arch Implant Restoration in Portsmouth, NH
December 8

Full-Arch Implant Restoration in Portsmouth, NH

 Here is another in our series of implant restorations of an entire jaw. Our patient was so discouraged about her decayed, sensitive and unsightly teeth. In a single day, we removed her upper teeth, placed five implants, and connected a fixed prosthesis. When she saw the result, she smiled through her tears of happiness. Soon …

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH
December 1

Bone Grafting for Dental Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient lost her lower right bicuspid many years ago and wanted to replace it with a dental implant. Unfortunately there was a large defect in the bone, which appears as a notch in the first 3-D xray image. This would have made implant placement impossible. We rebuilt the lost bone with an extensive bone …

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Using Cone Beam Technology and a Short Implant to Avoid Bone Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
November 24

Using Cone Beam Technology and a Short Implant to Avoid Bone Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient wanted to replace her missing upper molar tooth with a dental implant. Using Cone Beam 3-D (mini-CAT scan) technology, we measured how much bone she had for placing the implant. As you can see in the lower right section of the first image, there was only 6 mm (less than 1/2 inch) available …

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Eliminating Gum Inflammation With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
November 17

Eliminating Gum Inflammation With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient’s gum recession made effective oral hygiene nearly impossible, leading to severe inflammation and discomfort when biting. We performed a microsurgical tunneling graft, covered the exposed root, rebuilt the tissue, and eliminated her pain.

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Covering a Decayed Root With A Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH
November 10

Covering a Decayed Root With A Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient’s molar had severe recession and beginning decay in the exposed root. Restoring the decay with a filling would not have addressed the gum recession and would have required replacing the filling periodically. Instead, we removed the decay and performed a microsurgical connective tissue graft, which covered the root and will prevent future recession. …

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Gingival Graft and Internal Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH
November 4

Gingival Graft and Internal Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH

Our patient’s lower central incisor had severe recession and a high attachment of the lip muscle (frenum) at the lower edge of his gums. Using a microsurgical tunneling technique, we were able to reposition the frenum and restore the lost gum tissue. He is amazed at how painless the process has been and how natural …

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Covering An Exposed Canine Root With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
October 27

Covering An Exposed Canine Root With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Upper canines are often prominent, and gum recession can be caused by routine toothbrushing and even chewing. Our patient was not brushing excessively but nevertheless she wore away her gum tissue and some of the surface of the root (cementum) of her canine. Fortunately, we were able to completely rebuild the lost tissue and cover …

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Perfect Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
October 13

Perfect Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 We are posting our photos in reverse chronological order. Take a look at the upper “after” photo and try to guess which tooth had the tunneling connective tissue graft performed. Was it the lateral incisor with the tiny reflection at the gum line, or the bicuspid at the rear with a small amount of root …

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