Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery: Solution For Unpleasant Teeth

 These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Brete D. Moran, D.M.D., L.L.C. and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening.

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Importance of Missing Teeth Replacement

Missing one or more teeth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. It is recommended to replace missing teeth as soon as possible and below are a list of reasons why.

Bone Atrophy
In the same way that exercising your body helps keep muscle tone, jaw bone mass is maintained through the stimulation of chewing and biting. When a tooth is missing, the area of bone where the tooth was originally located no longer receives such stimulation and it starts to disappear, a process called resorption. Continue reading “Importance of Missing Teeth Replacement”

Guarantee Long-Term Success of Dental Implants

Some patients that have received dental implants have questions about dental hygiene and other tips to help ensure that their investment lasts many years. Often times bad dental hygiene may have contributed to their tooth loss, many understand the importance of recommitting to good dental care. For patients considering implants or those who have them and are looking for ways to keep them healthy, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure success of dental implants.

Follow Recovery Instructions
After your implant procedure, you will be given a number of instructions for managing symptoms such as inflammation and pain, keeping your mouth clean to fight infections and medications to help speed your recovery. Follow all instructions as closely as possible, and complete taking any prescriptions, especially antibiotics. The more smoothly your recovery goes, the better foundation is established for long-term good dental health. Continue reading “Guarantee Long-Term Success of Dental Implants”

Can I Have Dental Implants After Braces?

Patients with missing teeth who also want or need to bring their smiles into the correct alignment may need to get both braces and dental implants. In such cases, the patient’s specific needs will determine the order in which those treatments are provided.

Dental Implants After Braces
Placing implants after orthodontic work is completed is the most common method of treatment. There are several reasons for this. First and most importantly, dental implants can not move once placed in the jaw and osseointegration has taken place. Unlike natural teeth, they will not move in response to orthodontic treatment. So if the teeth around the implant need to be moved, it is better to have the implant placed after all the surrounding teeth are in the correct position. Continue reading “Can I Have Dental Implants After Braces?”

Do Specific Health Condition Lessen Dental Implant Success Rate?

Dental implants are considered the standard for replacing missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for the procedure, which replaces the root of the missing tooth for a sturdy, permanent restoration.

Most patients who are healthy enough to undergo a routine extraction will also be healthy enough for dental implants. Several factors will be considered when determining if you are healthy enough for dental implants.

General Health Conditions – Certain health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, will not affect your candidacy for dental implants as long as they are well-controlled. If you are struggling to maintain a healthy blood pressure or blood sugar levels, we may recommend regaining control of your symptoms to reduce the risks of complications. Continue reading “Do Specific Health Condition Lessen Dental Implant Success Rate?”