Crown lengthening is a procedure in which the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question are remodeled to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This procedure is required when your tooth needs any type of restoration but the position of the decay or fracture is deep below the gum tissue, inaccessible to your restoring dentist. Without the crown lengthening procedure in these cases, the surrounding tissues will be chronically inflamed due to improper spacing between the base of the restoration. This allows the restoring dentist the access needed to ensure a proper fit to the tooth. It will also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration is stronger and more secure in the future.
Bone grafting is performed in order to augment insufficient or excessively soft bone tissue. The procedure is completed prior to before placing dental implants. In order to create a more solid base for the implant, bone is placed in the extraction area following the extraction. This procedure can also be done at the same time as the implant placement.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed in the mandibular or maxillary bone. Once integrated with your bone, the implant can be used to anchor a crown, bridge or secure a removable appliance. Dental implants are root-form implants, which means that they are used to replace natural tooth roots in areas of the mouth where teeth are missing. Dental implants provide an exciting option for people missing some or all of their teeth. There are many benefits to having dental implants. When teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to diminish, which can cause the face to look narrow, asymmetrical and even older. It will also make fitting of a partial or full denture difficult. Placing dental implants can slow or stop this process and it will give you an open, symmetrical smile. They look, feel and function like natural teeth and offer a tremendous improvement in comfort, speech, eating and convenience over conventional partial and full dentures.
A Gingivectomy is the surgical removal of gingiva (gum tissue). This procedure is necessary when the gums have receded from the teeth creating pockets. Gingivectomy is usually done before gum disease has damaged the bone supporting the teeth. The procedure involves removing and reshaping loose gum tissue, which eliminates pockets between the teeth and gums. By removing the pocket, it provides accessibility to remove calculus and any other debris throughout the area. A gingivectomy is not only performed to treat periodontal disease, but it is now a common cosmetic surgery that removes overgrown gum tissue and improve the appearance of the gums.
Gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of gum tissue around the teeth. The procedure is performed in efforts to reshape the gums to make them look more natural. The causes for this abnormality can include a patient’s genes, disease or even trauma. The procedure is often performed alone, but can be done during or after a Gingivectomy.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Guided Tissue Regeneration is a procedure that attempts to regenerate lost periodontal structures through different tissue responses. The procedure utilizes barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue at the sites that has insufficient bone or gingiva for proper function, esthetics or prosthetic restoration. Guided Tissue Regeneration is beneficial because it assists in improving the body's natural ability to regenerate bone and gum tissue. With the elimination of the existing bacteria in the mouth and the regeneration of the bone and gum tissue, this will aid in reducing pocket depth and damage caused by periodontal disease.
Soft Tissue Graft
Soft tissue grafting is a procedure often necessary to combat gum recession that is caused by periodontal disease, trauma, and over brushing. Gum recession may be very painful in some cases and decay is more prevalent due to tooth-root exposure. The main objective in soft tissue grafting is to cover the exposed root and to thicken the existing gum tissue in order to prevent further tissue loss. Some of the benefits associated with soft tissue grafting treatment are increasing comfort in your mouth, improving aesthetics and improving gum health.
A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It's sometimes called a sinusaugmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose.