Cosmetic dentistry can help create or restore a beautiful smile and prevent long-term damage to the structure of your mouth.
Dental Implant Technology
Implants are very durable and will last many years. They require the same “maintenance” as real teeth, including brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. Dental implants can help restore almost anyone’s smile even if natural teeth have been lost to injury or disease.
A very common reason people consider implants is because a sliding lower denture makes chewing and talking difficult. Implants can also replace individual teeth and partial bridges in the upper and lower jaws. The majority of patients treated with dental implants experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food and feel more comfortable.
Dental implants are permanent fixtures of titanium posts anchored to the jawbone and topped with individual replacement teeth or a bridge that screws or cements into the posts. Implant technology and materials used today in the United States were developed more than 30 years ago in Europe. The success rate for implants is remarkable: 98 percent for lower implants and 91 percent for upper implants.
You don’t need to live with an imperfect smile. Dental implants are as close to your natural teeth in both form and function. We can give you a beautiful smile that you will love to show off!
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Your wisdom teeth are four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. For some, these teeth grow in without issue. However, if a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow it can become impacted and result in pain, infection or other dental problems and will need to be removed to alleviate those symptoms.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Overcrowding, placement of braces, and teeth that are severely broken or damaged by decay and cannot be repaired may require tooth extraction.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease treatment depends on the severity of the decay in your mouth. If decay has progressed, surgical treatment may be needed to restore health to the gums and bones in your mouth in order to prevent progression of the disease.
This procedure is generally performed when periodontitis has destroyed the bone surrounding your tooth root. Bone grafting uses either your own bones, donated bones or synthetic material. Bone grafting helps hold your tooth in place to prevent tooth loss. It also encourages regrowth of the natural bone.
A gingivectomy is the total removal of a portion of gingiva (gum) from in and around a tooth or teeth to treat gum disease. At Dedicated Dental, we generally use laser technology to reduce bleeding and decrease healing time. The laser is used to remove and cauterize the gum and then sutures are used to reattach the remaining gums.
Bone Growth Removal
Often called Tori Removal or Reduction. Tori are excess bone that develop in the mouth. With some these are painless growths that don’t cause any issues but with others they can cause pain and irritation, and can be removed.