Dental implants are a modern alternative to dentures. They look like real teeth and allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. The implant is actually an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the upper or lower jaw bone to provide natural-looking stability for the replacement crowns that can then be attached on top of it. With a dental implant, the patient’s facial structure is preserved and its appearance returns to normal. They improve your quality of life by restoring a full range of natural-looking teeth, eliminating embarrassing food preferences and allowing you to speak clearly again.
Today, it is vital to develop and maintain good oral health in order to help prevent gum disease. A healthy mouth means a healthy body! That’s why we offer extensive services to treat existing conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that occurs when the sticky plaque that forms on teeth begins to harden into tartar. This disease causes the gums to become irritated and swell, which leads to bleeding while brushing or flossing. It is a reversible condition as long as you stop its advance with twice-a-year cleanings. In its advanced form, periodontitis can become a serious condition damaging not only the gums but also the bones that hold your teeth in place. Periodontitis is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. It occurs when bacteria build up below the gum line causing tissue, bone, and tooth loss. With thorough cleanings every 3 months, risk of periodontitis can be greatly reduced.
At some point in our lives, almost everyone wishes they could improve their smile. Whether it’s because we’re wary of the appearance of our teeth or just want to feel better about ourselves, our smile enhancement procedure can make a big difference. Do you feel self-conscious about your smile or teeth? We can help! To restore the natural beauty of your smile, we offer cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and teeth whitening.
Laser dentistry is a revolutionary, minimally invasive technique using the power of laser beams. Remarkably, lasers can be used to treat gum disease and dental problems without cutting or stitching, allowing for less post-operative discomfort and faster healing times. Additionally, lasers can be used to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile with less pain and faster recovery times. Lasers are often used for smile makeovers as they help whiten teeth.
In laser gum dentistry, the laser kills bad breath-producing bacteria, stops the bleeding of your gums, and reduces inflammation. It also triggers the release of growth factors that stimulate gum regrowth for healthier gums in 30 days or less. Moreover, lasers are used to remove tartar deposits below the gum line. To treat gingivitis and periodontitis, lasers can be used to shrink your gums and stimulate the production of new collagen for stronger teeth and healthier gum tissues. With less bleeding, swelling, and pain, laser gum therapy reduces your discomfort and allows for a fast recovery.
Sedation dentistry is used to treat people who have a high degree of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Sedation relieves your fear, relaxes you, and lets us do a thorough cleaning even if you have severe gum disease or dental problems. Nitrous oxide gas is often used in sedation dentistry as it is an effective way to reduce your anxiety and temporarily relieve pain. Your doctor may also prescribe an oral sedative to help you remain calm throughout the appointment. For patients with severe dental phobias, our team may suggest IV (intravenous) sedation. With this method, a vein is injected with a special drug that lets you feel relaxed and safe throughout your appointment.
Bone grafting is used to restore lost bone volume that occurs when gums recede. This loss of structure leads to tooth movement, premature tooth loss, and the need for gum surgery which can be quite painful. While it is possible to regenerate lost bone with your own cells through a process known as guided tissue regeneration (GTR), this method can be time consuming and may cause more damage to your gums. To avoid these problems, we use bone grafting instead. With this technique, artificial bone is placed in the empty sites where gum tissue has receded to help keep teeth stable and prevent further recession of the gums.
To protect your teeth from the effects of gum recession, gum tissue is placed over exposed roots to keep them safe. Gum grafting restores your smile’s health and beauty with a simple in-office procedure that reduces post-operative discomfort and speeds up healing times. Gum tissues can recede for a variety of reasons including:
Gum grafting is also used to fill in large cavities and reduce the size of small ones. Your gums will look healthier and more vibrant after a successful procedure.
To keep your teeth healthy and prevent future tooth pain, we remove problematic teeth that are badly diseased or have sharp edges. Many patients also choose to have their wisdom teeth removed as a way to prevent pain and infections. If you need a tooth extracted, dental lasers can be used for the extraction process as they minimize bleeding from gum tissues surrounding the tooth and reduce your post-operative discomfort. Patients with low pain tolerance or extensive dental work may benefit from IV sedation to stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.