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cosmetic & implant dentistry
Periodontal Dentistry relies heavily on precision, planning and clinical artistry, no two patients are alike. Our commitment is to incorporate state of the art technology and cutting edge techniques to provide the best results possible for our patients. Our top priority is your dental health and smile.
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A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth. As a dentist specialist, Dr. Pumphrey and Dr. Shuster spent 3 additional years of training to specialize in the field of implants.
A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. If you've lost bone in that area due to reasons such as periodontal disease or tooth loss, you may be left without enough bone to place implants. Sinus lift surgery can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants. Several techniques can be used to raise the sinus and allow for new bone to form.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure used to fix problems with lack of bone in certain areas of the mouth. Bone grafting, or transplanting of bone tissue, is beneficial in fixing bones that are damaged from trauma, or loss of bone. It's also useful for growing bone around an implanted device or for implant placement in the future.
It is believed that by creating a small amount of trauma, bone growth is stimulated, and should aid the braces or an Invisilign type treatment option in moving the teeth more quickly. A Periodontist manipulates gums and bones into shapes that allow the teeth to slide more easily into their desired positions. When accompanied by active treatment, research suggests that it can cut treatment in braces up to 50 percent or 2 to 3 times faster, cause no further recession and prevent less post-orthodontic movement of teeth.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, the use of specially designed instruments gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
If you have swollen, bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease. The sooner we eliminate this menace in your mouth, the better. Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) accumulate on the teeth, the bacteria can cause infection and inflammation in the gums. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause serious loss of teeth and bone, and it has recently been linked to heart disease, stroke, obesity, as well as premature and low-weight babies.
Sometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive "gummy" smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your smile. This can create a more even gum line or make the teeth appear longer. "Gingival (gum) contouring" is the process of re-contouring the gum only. "Crown lengthening" refers to re-contouring of both gum and supporting bone. A local anesthetic is administered and the excess gum and bone tissue is gently re-contoured to expose more of your natural teeth.
Replacing missing teeth with implant retained dentures
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. The following information reviews replacing missing teeth with an implant retained denture.
Sedation dentistry is the discipline in dentistry that manages pain and anxiety through the use of local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia. For patients who suffer anxiety when visiting the dentist, it is sometimes necessary to administer sedative medications before a treatment. These sedatives are administered directly into the blood stream, in a procedure known as intravenous conscious sedation. This enables the patient to relax but also remain conscious during treatment.
What Our Patients Say
Dr. Brock Pumphrey was caring and fully outlined the findings of my examination and recommendations for treatment. He listened carefully to my questions and answered them completely. During treatment, he was very interested in my condition and made sure I was comfortable.
“Dr. Brock Pumphrey takes a personal interest in your case, assuring the best possible outcome that involves periodontal care.
Abe and his staff were great from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. The office is modern and clean, the staff works diligently to insure your taken care of professionally.
I am excited to have someone so very knowledgeable overseeing my care. Dr. Brock Pumphrey takes the worry away!
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Sedation dentistry is the discipline in dentistry that manages pain and anxiety through the use of local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia...
REVERSE GUM RECESSION
What is gum recession? Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease...