Cone Beam

Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, a dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face […]

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local delivery antibiotics

Local Delivery Antibiotics

Local delivery antibiotics are antibiotic medications that are strategically placed in the periodontal pockets to deliver a specific dose of medication over a set period of time. There are various forms of local delivery antibiotics can come in, such as chips, fibers, polymers, and trays. When treating periodontal disease, dentists look to accomplish three things. […]

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a specialized type of teeth cleaning that works to address the needs of patients with previous cases of periodontitis. Although periodontal maintenance is similar to teeth cleaning, there is one main difference. During prophylaxis, or teeth cleaning, plaque is only removed from above the gum line. In patients with previous instances of […]

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Periolase

Laser Gum Surgery Treatment

Lasers are rapidly becoming a standard in dentistry and periodontics due to their pinpoint accuracy and diverse functionality. Laser Gum Surgery Treatment is an FDA approved laser used to carry out laser periodontal therapy for the treatment of periodontal gum disease. Laser Gum Surgery treatment features laser pulses that can be used at flexible settings […]

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a very common infection of the periodontal tissues (gums and bone) that are responsible for supporting the teeth. These infections are caused by bacteria that grow on the teeth near the gum line due. Periodontal disease is known as gingivitis during its earliest stages, which is typically characterized by a sore, swollen […]

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Gum Surgery

Periodontists treat their patients with the most conservative measures possible, but sometimes surgery is necessary to facilitate oral health and aesthetics. Some of the reasons your periodontist may recommend gum surgery include: To restore gum tissues lost to periodontal disease. Also known as guided tissue regeneration, this procedure is often combined with bone grafting to […]

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Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

Periodontal scaling and root planing are procedures used to treat periodontal disease. Thought of by many as a ‘deep cleaning’, this in-office procedure involves the careful removal of hardened plaque near the gum line, where harmful bacteria can grow and cause damage to both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. The treatment starts […]

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What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone additional specialty training beyond dental school pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases. While general dentists often treat the mildest cases of periodontal disease, most patients with moderate to advanced gum disease are referred to periodontists. A periodontist can carry out complex periodontal treatments […]

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Removable Dentures

Removable Dentures

Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic […]

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Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes […]

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Implant Retained Dentures

For decades, dentures have been the go-to solution for missing tooth replacement. These dental prosthetics are carefully crafted for a shape and appearance that is unique to each patient. As technology has improved, dentures have been made to look more natural than ever – often undetectable to other people. But despite their versatility and effectiveness, […]

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single tooth replacement

Single Tooth Replacement

Nearly all adults will need tooth replacement at some time in their lives. There are many options for single tooth replacement; but none are as long-lasting and natural-looking as dental implants. Like natural teeth, dental implants are rooted in the bone beneath the gums. They are customized to each patient’s natural tooth shape, size and color, making for […]

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Dental Implant Supported Bridges

If you are missing several teeth a dental implant bridge might be the best solution. Dental implants act as the root of the tooth. An abutment is set over the implant and it will hold a crown or a bridge on top. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, this could be the […]

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Provisional Restorations

Provisional Restorations

Provisional restorations are often used during complex restorative dental procedures to serve as temporary prosthetic replacements while patients wait for a permanent restoration. Provisional restorations offer patients to try-out the look and feel of the final prosthetic and make any necessary changes before the final fabrication and fitting. Unlike temporary prosthetics of the past, modern […]

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PFM Crowns

PFM Restorations

Porcelain fused to metal, or PFM restorations have been a standard in restorative dentistry for more than three decades. During that time, dentists around the world have adopted PFM crowns and bridges due to the versatility for use, as well as their ability to be matched to surrounding teeth. PFM crowns provide an excellent balance […]

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Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes […]

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Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth. Composed of a durable plastic resin and sometimes porcelain, both partial and full dentures can be fabricated to look and feel natural. Today’s dentures are custom-fit to make it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. Depending on the patient’s preferences and […]

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