Surgical Procedures

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Therapy is designed to look, feel, and function like your natural dentition. This results in a return to healthy oral function which allows for the consumption and proper digestion of foods critical to general health. In addition, the restoration of teeth supports facial contours that sink in or flatten, often associated with aging. Read More

Peri-implant mucositis and Peri-implantitis

Implants are not immune to challenges and not only require proper planning and execution, but routine professional care.  The cause of these problems can be due to a variety of factors including poor cleaning (plaque accumulation), excessively heavy biting forces, or retained cement around implant crowns. Read More

Bone Grafting

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Read More

Ridge Preservation

Ideally, when a tooth is removed that will benefit from replacement, a bone graft is placed into the extraction site to preserve the existing tissues and prevent atrophy of the bone. Read More

Alveolar Ridge Augmentation

If atrophy has occurred or bone is lost due to trauma, it can be rebuilt to receive implants. This process can involve the use of your own tissues or donor sources and requires a more extended period of time (4-6 months) of healing prior to implant placement. Read More

Sinus Elevation

The maxillary sinuses are air filled cavities behind your cheeks and above the upper back teeth. They are lined with thin skin-like membranes and may extend in close proximity to or around the roots of teeth. Read More

Periodontal Surgery

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Read More

Osseous Surgery

One of the most evidenced based and common surgical procedures where incisions are made around the tooth, and the gum tissue is pulled back slightly. This provides access to thoroughly remove all plaque and calculus. Irregularities of the bone caused by periodontal disease are smoothed and the gum tissue is placed back around the tooth, closer to the bone. Read More

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Periodontal disease results in deep pockets and bone loss around the teeth. The bone can develop deep vertical pits and crater-shaped defects, which can be treated with guided tissue regeneration to stimulate bone growth and attachment of gum tissues. Read More

Lasers Periodontal Therapy

Some practitioners may use lasers to treat periodontal disease.  We are not for or against the use of lasers, but simply demand scientific evidence to support any therapy we provide. Read More

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

These procedures are directed at improving the overall esthetic appearance of your smile. They can include: gingival grafting, gingivectomy, and esthetic crown lengthening.  Read More

Gingival (Gum) Grafting Procedures

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. Gum grafting techniques can allow for the reconstruction of these tissues and a return to health. Read More

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is required when further exposure of a tooth is necessary. This may be for functional or esthetic reasons (see Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery). Read More

Surgical exposure of impacted teeth

Most adult teeth (permanent dentition) naturally erupt into the mouth following the loss of the baby (primary teeth).  However, at times the permanent teeth will become impacted (stuck in the soft tissues and/or bone). Read More