Gum Grafts - If you have experienced gum recession, we can restore and prevent further gum loss through a gum graft using either your own tissue or donated tissue.
Bone Grafts - Bone grafts are performed for two main reasons: bone loss from periodontal disease and bone replacement after an extraction. If you have experienced bone loss from periodontal disease, we can replace the missing bone to restore the support of your teeth. If you need a tooth extracted, we immediately place a bone graft in the extraction site so an implant can be placed at a later date.
Scaling & Root Planing - Scaling is the removal of plaque & calculus (tartar) from the teeth at and below the gum line. Root planing is the smoothing of the root surfaces so the gums can reattach to the root. Scaling and root planning will result in gum and bone regeneration.
Gingivectomy - A gingivectomy is the removal of the overgrowth of inflamed gum tissue to eliminate pockets where bacteria can collect. This can also be performed for aesthetic reasons for people with a "gummy" smile.
Pocket Depth Reduction Surgery - The gum tissue is opened to remove disease-causing bacteria, smooth the bone surface, and remove gum and bone tissue to reduce the pocket depth which provides the bacteria a place to hide.
Regeneration Therapy (aka Bone Grafting) - The gum tissue is folded back and disease-causing bacteria is removed. Then membranes, bone grafts, and tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and surrounding tissue.
Crown Lengthening - Excess gum and bone is reshaped to expose more of the crown of the tooth for restorative or cosmetic purposes. (It is often performed to fully expose the decay so that the tooth can be saved with bonding or with a crown).
Frenectomy - The correction and removal of unfavorable soft tissues in the mouth, such as when someone has a gap between their front teeth. Additionally it aids in the prevention gum recession.
Ridge & Socket Augmentation - Soft tissue grafts can be performed to increase the ridges of the jaw where dentures are positioned, to improve their contour and comfort. Bone grafts can be placed inside the tooth socket after an extraction so an implant can be placed in a few months or to improve the ridge for denture placement.
Sinus Lift - A sinus lift increases the amount of bone between your upper jaw and the maxillary sinus so that implants can be placed. In order to make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or “lifted”.