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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Dentistry Procedures

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. Dental implants are an ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Porcelain Veneers
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with a material called a bone graft. This material not only replaces missing bone, but also helps your bone regrow lost bone. For further information on bone grafting materials used here in our office, we will be happy to set up a consultation appointment for you.
Teeth Whitening
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or lifted.
Tooth Bonding
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or lifted.

 

General Dental Procedures

Crowns
Your general dentist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge.

A crown lengthening procedure is to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

Fillings
Tissue graft procedures are available to stop further dental problems and/or gum recession. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to aggressive or excessive tooth brushing, trauma to gum tissues, clenching or grinding, post-orthodontics and/or periodontal disease.

You may not be aware of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment Dr. Salha can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will stop and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts are used to cover roots where excessive gingival recession are present. During this procedure, Dr. Salha takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth depending on the severity of the recession. A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay and/or may also reduce tooth sensitivity.

Bridges
Sometimes, a new patient or an existing patient that has not been consistent with his or her oral health periodontal maintenance therapy will present with so much plaque and calculus built up on their teeth that it is impossible to completely visualize the teeth, or to probe the depths of the patient’s periodontal pockets without pain and bleeding.

When this is the case, a normal prophylaxis is not possible, and a more aggressive procedure called a full mouth debridement is necessary. It involves scaling to remove the calculus and plaque from the teeth. This will make it possible for the patient’s gums to begin the process of healing, and just as importantly, it makes a thorough oral examination possible.

Tooth Extractions
If you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Salha may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when Dr. Salha determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with a non-surgical treatment option.

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. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Root Canal
If you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Salha may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when Dr. Salha determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with a non-surgical treatment option.

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. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Oral Hygene Procedures

Teeth Cleaning
If plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, it provides the right conditions for bacteria to thrive. The bacteria irritate the gum, which means that they bleed more easily. You may notice this if you are brushing your teeth. This is the early stage of periodontal disease. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, the hygienist will scale and root plan. This removes bacteria in the pocket and provides the necessary conditions for healing to occur. If gingivitis is not treated the inflammation will work its way down towards the foundations of the tooth causing a “periodontal pocket”. Periodontal disease will break down the support (bone) structures of the teeth, so that eventually they will become loose. The problem is that periodontal disease can become quite severe, and the patient often has no symptoms.

There is some confusion about the difference between scaling and root planning. Scaling is basically the process of removing dental tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. Root planning is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing any infected tooth structure.

Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Health Periodontal Maintenance Therapy becomes the ‘steady state’ for the patient, with all treatment channeled into achieving a healthy periodontal status that can be effectively maintained. Periodontal Maintenance Therapy becomes the most critical aspect of dental treatment. Recognition of its place in the therapeutic spectrum is long overdue and needs to be highly stressed to the patients.

A typical Oral Health Periodontal Maintenance Therapy visit may include, a periodontal examination, an evaluation of your oral hygiene, a review of the proper techniques for brushing, flossing or other methods of cleaning. Cleaning and polishing of your teeth, including the removal of plaque, calculus (tartar) and stains, X-rays and treatment of tooth sensitivity.

Tooth Sealants
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains ‘Microspheres’, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the Hygienist finishes the scaling and root planning (SRP) procedure.

PDT
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains ‘Microspheres’, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the Hygienist finishes the scaling and root planning (SRP) procedure.

Enhanced TMJ
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains ‘Microspheres’, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the Hygienist finishes the scaling and root planning (SRP) procedure.

Dentures
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains ‘Microspheres’, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the Hygienist finishes the scaling and root planning (SRP) procedure.

Orthodontic Treatment
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains ‘Microspheres’, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the Hygienist finishes the scaling and root planning (SRP) procedure.

 

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