Patient Education

Common Questions

Common Questions Questions Relating to Dental Implants What are dental implants? Implants are natural looking replacements for missing teeth. The implant itself is a post that attaches to your jawbone. This post provides an anchor for your general dentist to place crowns, bridges or other restorations.Dental implants begin with an evaluation by your general dentist…

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Gummy Smile – Short Teeth Treatment

Gummy Smile Short Teeth Treatment Sometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive “gummy” smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your smile. This can…

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Sedation Dentistry

Advanced Sedation Increasingly, patients understand the importance of periodontal treatment for their dental and overall health. Despite this awareness, patients may face the additional barrier to treatment-anxiety about the actual procedure. Although recent advancements in dentistry eliminate nearly all the discomfort involved, many patients are still apprehensive. Thankfully, sedative procedures are available to assist in…

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Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting Functional Soft Tissue Grafting Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canal infection, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases. Functional Soft Tissue Grafting replaces the missing gum tissue…

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Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening The “crown” is the part of a tooth visible above the gumline.  Sometimes more of the tooth below the gums must be exposed to fill a cavity near the gumline or place a new crown on a tooth.  “Crown lengthening” provides more tooth structure  to ensure that the general dental procedure is successful…

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Ridge Augmentation

Ridge Augmentation Sometimes after an extraction, a sunken spot or concave appearance will develop in your gum line. This looks unsightly and can also jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area. Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression. Ridge augmentation can also be used to…

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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the damage that has…

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Smile Gallery

Dental Implants Impact of Tooth Loss Replacing a Single Tooth Replacing Several Teeth Smile Gallery

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Oral Hygiene Videos

Oral Hygiene Videos Your oral health and the quality of your smile have a large impact on your well-being. A bright, welcoming smile can greatly increase your self-confidence, and make a positive impression on others. The health of your teeth and gum tissue also affects other aspects of your physical health. Researchers continually link good…

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