Before placing a crown your general dentist must first prepare your
tooth. Sometimes there is not enough tooth structure above the gum line
to accept a new crown. "Crown lengthening" provides more tooth structure
for your crown. This ensures a more stable crown with less resulting
Natural Bone Regeneration 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 occurred. In many cases,
various bone regeneration techniques can be used to re-grow some of the
jawbone that was lost.
Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Sometimes after an extraction, there will be a sunken spot or concave
appearance 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.
Natural ridge augmentation can also be used to build up an
area of bone so that a dental implant can be placed.
Aesthetic Soft Tissue Grafting Longer teeth or exposed tooth roots can look unsightly. They can
also increase your sensitivity to heat, cold or sweets. In some cases,
through a plastic surgical procedure, connective tissue can grafted, or
placed, in these areas to cover root surfaces.