Dr. Sean Meitner & Dr. Gabriela Ciornei, DDS

Periodontics & Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own!

What is treatment like?

This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. It will be important for you to work as a team with your periodontist and dentist to reach your treatment goals.

What can I expect after treatment?

As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! After treatment, your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
Benefits of Dental Implants:

    * Look, feel and function closest to that of your natural teeth
    * Eliminates the need for healthy teeth to be ground down
    * Help to stimulate bone tissue and gums, which helps to maintain facial structures
    * Does not require the use of any adhesives or clasps
    * Can help eliminate the discomfort and insecurity often associated with loose, ill-fitting dentures.

Bone Grafts

Dental implants function as artificial tooth roots and are about the same size as natural tooth roots. They need approximately the same amount of bone as was present before the tooth was lost.

Where insufficient bone is present for the placement of a dental implant, a bone graft may be placed. A bone graft creates an environment in which a person's body can grow the bone back that used to be present before teeth were lost.

Bone grafting is routinely done after an extraction is done, or if the tooth has been missing for a long time, as well as to correct bony defects. Our office recommends using INFUSE? Bone Graft.

INFUSE? Bone Graft consists of two parts: a protein that is found in everyone's body, plus a natural carrier for delivery. INFUSE? Bone Graft is surgically placed where new bone growth is needed It attracts your body's own bone building cells to the site and, over time, new bone is formed. Bone grows where the INFUSE? Bone Graft is placed, for predictable bone growth results.

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Periodontics

Periodontics refers to the treatment and maintenance of the structure that supports your teeth - namely, the gums and bone matter.

Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis, or gum disease. If you experience an occasional swelling of the gums, gums that bleed after brushing or flossing, itchy gums, or bright red or purple gums, chances are you have gingivitis. Gingivitis can be treated by having your teeth professionally cleaned, followed by a strict oral hygiene regimen, including anti-bacterial rinses.

Periodontitis symptoms include those of gingivitis, as well as a metallic taste in the mouth, receding gums, enlarged spaces between the gums and teeth, severe halitosis (bad breath), and even loose teeth (from loss of bone).

To rid your mouth of periodontitis, we remove the buildup of bacterial plaque through scraping or sonic vibration. Alternatively, small pads treated with antibiotic solutions can be placed between the teeth and gums, which also help to reduce plaque and combat the disease.

 

 

 

 

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