As a cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon we can provide our patients with greater options in what they can achieve in regards to their oral health and appearance. A traditional dentist typically focusses on preventative care and general dentistry procedures. We handle more complicated cases in order to solve oral health concerns.
Our first objective is to ensure that our patients are in excellent oral health. With this in mind, we regularly perform procedures like gum grafts and deep cleanings in order to remove bacteria and treat gum disease. As bacteria cause the gums to become irritated, they will start to recede or pull away from the tooth. This creates pockets in the gum tissue and the need for a gum graft to be completed in order to seal up the pockets and secure the gums around the tooth. This type of treatment helps a patient’s appearance and health.
For those that don’t have a problem with the health of their gums but don’t like how they look, we can help with that as well. As a cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon, we can remove excessive gum tissue that makes a smile look “gummy”. This is a common condition that can make teeth appear too small. We can remove this extra tissue and contour the gums so that they appear more normal in size and shape.
We can also use our cosmetic dentistry skills to craft an entirely new smile. Those that don’t like the appearance of their teeth or are missing several natural teeth can benefit from having dental implants. This procedure is becoming wildly popular as a way to create the perfect looking smile. As a surgeon, we implant a metal post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. This is done for every tooth that is being replaced. The bone and metal will fuse together over the course of several months and by doing so a new root system will be created. This synthetic root system is just as strong as a natural one, and it allows the new tooth to remain independent of the surrounding teeth. This promotes long term oral health.
As a cosmetic dentist, we find that our patients love their implants because they look like natural teeth. It is difficult, if not impossible to tell the difference between an implant and natural tooth because the crown used to replace the natural one, will be created in the size, shape, and shade of the surrounding teeth. Since the crown is attached to a new root system, it is also durable enough for you to eat all of your favorite foods, run a marathon, sing your heart out and stay active without fear of it falling out.
When it comes time to replacing teeth or restoring damaged ones, visiting a cosmetic dentist that is also an oral surgeon will provide you with the most options for doing so. Our expertise allows our patients to love their smile every day.