Experts in Smile Zones

Summer is the perfect time to remind our current and future patients of the many ways we can help improve your “smile zone,” what we also refer to as the aesthetic zone—the front areas of your top and bottom arches of teeth that clearly show when you smile.

Smile Zone Dental Implants

We take all our procedures and treatments very seriously, always striving for perfection. But dental implants in the aesthetic zone are even more complex and require the greatest skill and attention to detail. These replacement teeth must be fully functional and aesthetically attractive. You should not be able to distinguish the replacement teeth on implants from natural teeth.

This highest level of excellence takes a lot of knowledge, skill and planning to achieve. Our dedication to precision placement and management includes individual tooth implants, implants replacing several teeth and our TeethToday© “immediate load” dental implants for either or both arches.

Treating Gum Disease

In its earliest stage, called gingivitis, gum disease can be reversed. If left untreated, gum disease becomes periodontitis, a more serious stage that will destroy your beautiful smile without treatment. If you already have bone loss, we may initially suggest minimally invasive procedures like LANAP® laser therapy to control gum disease, remove diseased tissue inside the gum “pockets” and kill germs that cause gum infections while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. LANAP can add life to otherwise compromised teeth.

Addressing Gum Recession

When an individual loses gum around a tooth, the exposed tooth roots can often decay more easily. We have many solutions to address and resolve this problem, including several that avoid using the palate (roof of the mouth) as a donor site for gum grafts.

One option is Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation, where we use specially designed instruments to treat receding gums without needing scalpels or “donor” tissue. We also perform grafts using regenerative materials, growth factors and pharmaceutical-grade specialty collagen products. Our doctors have participated in clinical research in tooth root coverage. It’s interesting to note that, in some cases, we can often not only reverse damage caused by recession but actually can regenerate lost bone support.

Contact us today for a consultation on dental implants, gum disease treatments, gum recession or any other periodontal concerns such as gummy smile correction, crown lengthening and lip repositioning. We’d love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!