Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR) An FDA-cleared laser treatment called the LANAP protocol offers a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery. The procedure is a surgical therapy for the treatment of periodontitis, intended to work through regeneration rather than resection. This therapy and the laser used to perform it have been in use since 1994.
Sedation dentistry is used by many dentists to provide a relaxing, calming experience for patients who are afraid of going to the dentist and/or having dental procedures performed. There are many forms of sedation that can be administered in a variety of ways such as intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, or nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). This variety of sedation methods offers dentists the flexibility of three levels of sedation – minimal, moderate, and deep – depending on the level of anxiety the patient experiences.
There are over 50 years of science and research that supports the use and success of dental implants. Often, they are the best long-term option for tooth replacements. When considering dental implants as a solution to a missing tooth or teeth, it is important to have a basic understanding of the three part implant procedure. Once placed, successful implants provide stability and work to maintain jaw health just as natural teeth do.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gingival Recession
The Pinhole Technique is a patented procedure that combines several techniques from traditional periodontal surgical procedures to reverse gingival recession.
Functional Crown Lengthening
Sometimes functional crown lengthening will be needed in order to perform a cosmetic or restorative procedure. This may be the case if a tooth is too far decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient structure for restoration like a crown or bridge.
All-On-4 Implant Supported Dentures
The All-on-4 solution is designed for patients who have limited amount of bone and/or a limited budget. All-on-4 is an alternative dental implant solution that maximizes the use of available bone for immediate use using just four implants!
Digital x-rays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit our office. Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation used by nearly 90%. Since the images are rendered digitally, we are able to computer enhance them for better diagnosis. This system provides for faster turnaround and shorter appointments for our patients
Supportive Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent periodontal disease in in the gum tissue and bone. Periodontal maintenance is usually necessary for patients who are susceptible to periodontal disease or who have been treated for gum disease. Maintenance visits to the periodontist will help prevent additional dental problems in the future. Treating the disease in its early stages saves you not only discomfort but also money!
Gum recession is one of the most noticeable results of periodontal disease (gum disease) and is the movement of the gum line down the root of a tooth. Recession can be limited to one tooth or many and symptoms vary from none at all to root sensitivity, inflammation of the tissues, root exposure, cavities, or esthetic concerns.