Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and roots. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, acting as a tooth root substitute. Posts are attached to the implant allowing for dental prosthetic attachments.

Immediate Implant Placement

The hopeless tooth or teeth are removed and implants are immediately placed in the residual socket. Often temporary teeth can also be fabricated at the same time.

Delayed Implant Placement

The hopeless tooth or teeth are removed and the residual socket is bone grafted due to limited bone or proximity to vital structures. Implants can be placed in approximately 3-6 months after healing.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery includes, but is not limited to Aesthetic Crown Lengthening, Soft Tissue Grafts, and Bone Grafting. These procedures can enhance your smile by correcting problems like long or short teeth, uneven gum line, receding gums, exposed roots, and indentations in the gums or jawbone.

Commonly used to treat root exposure resulting from receding gum tissue. Connective tissue can either be recovered from the patient or acellular tissue can be utilized when multiple teeth or larger areas of grafting is required. This is dependent on patient desires as well as the degree of recession.

Commonly used to expose more tooth structure. Crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of a tooth’s structure.

Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is utilized in an attempt to regenerate bone around teeth that have bone loss due to periodontal disease. Bone grafting can also be utilized to augment areas of tooth loss to enhance the jawbone in order to place dental implants.
Emdogain® is a protein gel which can be utilized alone or combined with a bone graft to regenerate bone around teeth and enhance wound healing after surgery.

A surgical procedure to gain access to bacteria deep under the gum that cannot be removed from conventional cleaning and appointments. After complete removal of the bacteria, the gum can be reattached to create a new healthy environment for the patient.

A procedure where bone grafts or soft tissue grafts are utilized to correct deficiencies in the ridge prior to implant or restorative treatment

Is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.