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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.
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
A 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.
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.