Leaderman Periodontics - Patient Services

Tissue Grafts

tissue graftsDuring this procedure, gum tissue from your palate or other materials are used to facilitate coverage of the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity. Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots, develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession or to make prosthetic devices, such as dental implants, look natural. In some cases, they can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay and prepare teeth for orthodontic treatment. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile as well.

 

 

Ridge Augmentation

ridge augmentation

Ridge augmentation procedures are used to correct concavities in the jawbone where natural teeth are missing. Ridge augmentation corrects depressions in your gum line that are unnatural looking and sometimes make you seem older than you really are. It is also used to prevent the jawbone from collapsing following tooth extraction, and helps to even out replacement teeth that may seem too long compared to adjacent teeth.

 

Periodontal Procedures

periodontal procedures

Following are some of the procedures that periodontists use to treat patients diagnosed with a periodontal (gum) disease. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.

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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

cosmetic surgery

A combination of periodontal procedures can result in a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating, and speaking with comfort and confidence. 

Your periodontist may use several different types of procedures to build a framework for your perfect smile.

Oftentimes, periodontal plastic surgery lays the foundation for further cosmetic enhancements by your general dentist.

 

Are You Considering a Dental Implant?

considering an implant?

Having a dental implant is a lifelong investment. To be sure of choosing the right implant system, you should ask your dentist three important questions.

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Dental Implants

Leaderman Periodontics Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a  replacement tooth or bridge in place, or to provide support for a denture.

Dental implants are the answer for many people with missing or damaged teeth – they look and feel just like your own teeth. Implants enhance smiles and prevent bone loss that often accompanies dentures.

 

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure to remove the excess gum tissue, exposing more of the “crown” of the tooth. The gum line is then sculpted (or sutured) to create the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface. This sets the stage, allowing your new veneers or crowns to have the correct length and shape.

This procedure is for patients who feel their teeth are too short (known as a gummy smile) or their gum line is uneven.