Smile Gallery

Welcome to our Before & After gallery.  Click the images to zoom in.

Canine Exposure

In some cases, teeth do not erupt properly through the jawbone and gum tissue, into the mouth. Impacted teeth may cause problems including bone loss, root resorption, or formation of cysts or tumors.  With a combined surgical and orthodontic approach and impacted tooth can be brought to the ideal position, therefore achieving esthetic and function.

Crown Lengthening

Some people have small teeth not because of a gummy smile but from worn dentition. With crown lengthening and other dental procedures such as porcelain veneers or crowns, a beautiful, aesthetic result can be achieved.

Free Gingival Graft

free gingival graft is a dental procedure where a small layer of tissue is removed from the palate of the patient’s mouth and then relocated to the site of gum recession. It is sutured (stitched) into place and will serve to protect the exposed root as living tissue.

Implants

Dental implants are long-term replacements that your doctor surgically places in the jaw bone.  A dental implant is a bio-compatible metal cylinder that is placed into the jaw bone to function as a prosthetic tooth ‘root’.  The goal is to achieve osseointegration, which occurs when the dental implant is integrated into the alveolar bone.  This provides a foundation for a prosthetic replacement for one or more missing teeth. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Soft Tissue Grafting

The purpose of soft tissue grafting is to create an amount of attached gum tissue to reduce the likelihood of further gum recession and eventual tooth loss. Other purposes for this procedure are to cover exposed root surfaces, to enhance the appearance of the teeth and gum line, and to prevent or treat sensitivity.

Scaling and Root Planing

With lack of proper oral hygiene and regular professional dental visits patients accumulate plaque and calculus that leads to sever tissue inflammation and even bone loss. If not treated properly, it can lead to loss of teeth. After the patient has undergone scaling and root planing with oral hygiene instructions and improved care, the tissue tone and color improves significantly and they are in a better position to keep teeth.

In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
 
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.