-Periodontal plastic surgery
We will help you look and feel better by sharing our knowledge about current procedures in implant and cosmetic dentistry. We will work with you and your dentist to help you make an informed decision about the form of treatment to restore your oral health, and discuss the ways to care for your teeth.
Our office offers emergency service when you need it. For non-emergencies, we provide flexible hours by appointment. To ensure timely service, we request 48-hour notice if you cannot keep your appointment.
In the past, the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease was considered to be painful and disfiguring. For many years, the best way to achieve the ultimate goal of therapy (shallow, maintainable pockets) was to do resective surgical procedures that often resulted in the exposure of sensitive root surfaces and the appearance of "long" teeth.
Today, periodontists are often able to restore or regenerate missing bone and attachment around teeth subjected to long-standing periodontal disease. In addition, if you have lost a tooth due to trauma or disease, we can restore or regenerate bone prior to the placement of bridges or implants.
Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) refers to procedures that attempt to regenerate lost periodontal structures (bone, periodontal ligament, and connective tissue attachment) that support our teeth. This is accomplished using biocompatible membranes, often in combination with bone grafts and/or tissue stimulating proteins.
Guided Bone Regeneration / GBR (Ridge Augmentation & Jaw Reconstruction) refers to procedures that attempt to regenerate bone prior to the placement of bridges or, more commonly, implants. This is accomplished using bone grafts and biocompatible membranes that keep out tissue and allow the bone to grow.
Guided Tissue Regeneration / GTR (regeneration to help increase the life of teeth)
Correction of bonedefects (around teeth) The procedure consists of filling up the defect or cavity in the bone with a biocompatible material providing a protected environment for regeneration.
The regenerative material is placed into the defect to help promote regeneration
With proper oral hygiene and appropriate periodontal maintenance visits regeneration can be observed
Regenerative Materials Used
Emdogain® Gel is comprised of a number of proteins that self-assemble to create a matrix. The dominant protein in this matrix is amelogenin, which has been shown to be responsible for tooth development, and has been well-conserved throughout evolution. This protein is considered as "self" when encountered by the human body, and therefore, no allergic or immunologic reactions have been demonstrated with the use of Emdogain® Gel. Emdogain® Gel is intended as an adjunct to periodontal surgery for topical application onto exposed root surfaces to treat periodontal intrabony defects. After a single application, Emdogain® Gel leaves only a resorbable protein matrix on the root surface. No additional surgery is necessary. Regain of clinical attachment and alveolar bone has been proven with the use of Emdogain® Gel.
GEM 21S ® (Fully Synthetic Growth-factor enhanced Matrix) is a fully synthetic regeneration system for the treatment of periodontal bone defects and associated gingival recession. GEM 21S ® is composed of the tissue growth factor, recombinant human platelet derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB), and a synthetic bone matrix, beta tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP). It is the first totally synthetic product combining a purified recombinant growth factor with a synthetic bone matrix to be approved by the FDA for human application. The combination of the two components ((rhPDGF-BB and β-TCP) are key to the overall effectiveness of the product. The rhPDGF-BB provides the biological stimulus for tissue repair by stimulating the proliferation and in-growth of osteoblasts, cells responsible for the formation of bone, while the β-TCP provides the framework or scaffold for new bone growth to occur.
INFUSE® Bone Graft can be used in two dental bone grafting procedures: sinus augmentation and localized alveolar ridge augmentation. INFUSE® Bone Graft offers you and your surgeon a safe and effective bone grafting alternative.
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