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What Can You Expect to Pay for Crown Lengthening?

September 23, 2023

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Bearded man checking his smile in a mirror

When you have a gummy smile, it’s often possible to improve your appearance with a crown lengthening procedure. But will the treatment fit into your budget? It’s essential to learn as much as possible about the costs involved before you make any decisions. Your periodontist is here to give you a quick look at crown lengthening and the factors that could influence the amount you end up paying for it.


What are the Risks Involved with Osseous Surgery?

July 14, 2023

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Blonde female patient giving a thumbs up

When your periodontist is going over your options for gum disease treatment, they may recommend osseous surgery. The goal of the procedure is to get rid of infected gum pockets as well as the bacteria that are causing your gum disease. But while osseous surgery is definitely an option worth considering, it’s important to make sure that you understand what it entails – as well as what kind of risks it involves.


Why Dental Implants Are an Ideal Option for Seniors

June 13, 2023

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Woman with dental implants

If you’re concerned that you are “too old” to receive dental implants, you’ll be pleased to know that when it comes to these prosthetics, age is just a number. Although there are considerations that must be taken into account by a trusted periodontist, most individuals who are in their senior years can benefit from these permanent replacement teeth. Find out why dental implants are a great option for more mature adults.


No Dental Anxiety? 4 Reasons to Still Choose Sedation Dentistry 

May 12, 2023

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person under sedation

Visiting the dentist’s office may not be a troublesome concept for you but what about sitting still for prolonged periods? Or maybe you have a sensitive gag reflex. Many people assume that sedation dentistry is only helpful for those who experience dental anxiety, but the truth is that there are plenty of other reasons you might consider this form of treatment. Read on to discover four unique benefits of sedation dentistry so that you can ensure a successful appointment.


How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation

April 14, 2023

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man preparing for oral conscious sedation

When visiting with your periodontist about your upcoming procedure, you may become fearful about treatment. Although it is not uncommon for patients to experience mild, moderate, or even severe dental anxiety, many professionals offer methods to help calm nerves and keep individuals relaxed. But who is a good candidate for oral conscious sedation? Is it a safe option for patients like yourself? Read on to find out.


Is Scaling and Root Planing a Costly Method of Treatment?

March 2, 2023

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scaling and root planing

After meeting with your periodontist, you learn that you need scaling and root planing. Because of how your gum disease has progressed, this method of treatment is necessary to avoid more serious symptoms that can affect both your mouth and body. You begin to learn more about the process and what you can expect on the day of your appointment, but you may wonder about the cost of scaling and root planing and what you can do to afford it. Before assuming it is financially out of reach, learn about the different types, how your insurance can help, and what you can do to prevent it in the first place.


3 Reasons to Choose an Implant Dentist Who Uses a Cone Beam Scanner

February 28, 2023

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CT/Cone Beam Scanner

Are you unsure as to who you want to replace your missing teeth? Selecting a professional who is skilled, highly trained, and can deliver long-lasting results is not something you should rush into. Instead, taking your time to do your research will prove more beneficial and reassuring in the long run. As you narrow your search, however, you might consider the kind of technology they use. Why? Because it can mean a more accurate and precise treatment plan or one that is simply “good enough.” As you continue to look for a team who is right for you, here are three reasons why you should choose an implant dentist with a cone beam scanner.


Exposing Your Smile: 3 Benefits of Crown Lengthening

February 15, 2023

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woman after crown lengthening

You are scheduled to meet with your periodontist about the state of your gum health. You’ve discovered that you need restorative care because of a damaged tooth that needs repair; however, you lack the necessary tooth structure to support it. When learning about a procedure that removes gum tissue to create space for a customized dental crown, you wonder if it’s worth the investment. Here are three unique benefits of crown lengthening that you should consider if you want to embrace a healthier smile.


4 Ways to Prevent Dental Implant Failure

January 10, 2023

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man with dental implants

Have you recently had your missing teeth replaced with dental implants? These permanent prosthetics are a great alternative to traditional bridges and dentures because of their longevity, functionality, and natural aesthetics. But have you thought about how to avoid dental implant failure? Although rare, it can happen. A periodontist is here to share four things you can do to minimize your risk and keep your new smile in place for a lifetime.


3 Reasons Crown Lengthening Might Be Necessary

December 20, 2022

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crown lengthening

When meeting with your dentist, you may learn that crown lengthening is necessary. If you’ve never heard of this type of procedure before, you might have several questions, one of which is why? It’s normal to wonder if what is recommended is actually something you do in fact need, so hear from a periodontist who explains three reasons why this unique procedure is necessary and can be helpful to your smile.

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