Crown Lengthening is the process of exposing more of the tooth to prepare for a restoration.
Tissue Grafting, or Gum Grafting, can be completed to treat recession of the gums. Recession occurs when the gum line recedes towards the tooth's root, sometimes exposing it and causing sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. An exposed root is more vulnerable to the risk of cavities and decay.
There are currently three treatment techniques available for recession.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), was created by John Chao, D.D.S. and has had a significant effect on the treatment of recession. Rather than using an incision, Dr. Thanik creates a small hole with a procedure-specific instrument and loosens the gum tissue in the area. He then moves the patient's own tissue over the receding areas.
Soft Tissue Graft
Soft Tissue Grafting is done using donor tissue. This tissue is placed on the area of recession to prevent further recession from occuring and to cover any exposed root.
Free Tissue Graft
Free Tissue Grafting is a technique in which the patient's own tissue is taken from the roof of their mouth. That tissue is then placed over the area of recession and attached.
Dental Implants serve as a replacement for a missing tooth. Implants are the preferred method fo tooth replacement for several different reasons. They are typically more succesful than bridges or dentures because they are closer to a natural tooth.
The Implant becomes fused with the patient's natural bone, which allows it to replicate the function of the natural tooth. Risk of decay is significantly decrease, especially when compared to the use of a bridge or denture.
Laser Periodontal Surgery, LANAP
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP, is a fairly new method that treats gum disease. LANAP is less painful than traditional gum surgery and allows patients to return to their regular routine much quicker.
The LANAP laser is used to destroy the unhealthy gum tissue without damaging the healthy tissue or tooth.
Extractions are used to remove a tooth that may have excessive decay, infection, or a fracture. This is usually done when there are no other treatment options.
Many patients have anxiety when it comes to dental work. We understand that this is stressful, and choose to offer our patients a variety of sedation techniques to ensure a comfortable experience.
Sinus Augmentation, or Sinus Lifts, are completed when there is not enough bone to place an implant. By lifting the sinus, it assists in allowing more bone to form.
Our practice currently offers botox to our patients to assist with dental issues.