New Bedford, Falmouth, & Hyannis, MA
We can help you have a beautiful smile. We offer a wide range of services each with enhancing the look of your smile in mind. Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades, often because it is easier and faster than many people think. At the Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic services each aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. We offer treatments that can be completed in one visit, and treatments that are completed through a multi step plan. We invite you to learn more about our cosmetic services and ask questions - you may be surprised.
A ridge augmentation is a common dental treatment. It is often performed following the loss or extraction of a tooth. When a tooth is lost, the alveolar bone is left damaged or exposed. The goal is to prepare the bone for restoration, and not leave an empty socket. We can rebuild this socket area through a bone graft procedure. We remove a small portion of bone from the chin, though donated bone is also available, and place this bone material into the socket. The gum tissue is then closed over the socket. With time, the bone will grow and fill in the damaged portion. Following the augmentation, we may place a spacer to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting.
Leaving an empty socket can cause further problems. Restorative practices, including a ridge augmentation and then the placement of a dental implant, can help keep your jaw healthy and your remaining teeth healthy.
A dental crown lengthening is a procedure that is done to remove excess gum tissue that is covering too much of the surface area of your teeth. The procedure can be used if several teeth are covered by excess tissue or even if one tooth is affected. Typically, the adjacent teeth are also treated, helping to provide a more natural, more aesthetic result. In some cases, we may also need to remove a small amount of bone in the process to provide you with the best results.
Your gum tissue plays an important role in your dental health. It supports your teeth. We want to help your tissue provide that support. When gum tissue becomes infected, it can not fight it, it can only pull away from the source of the infection. This often means pulling away from your teeth. People with bulky, excessive gum tissue, provide places for bacteria to hide. Bacteria, food debris, and plaque can become stuck under the nooks and crannies of bulky gum tissue. Brushing away these materials can be difficult, or sometimes even impossible. If you have extra gum tissue hanging over your teeth, we can help.
A gum lift is a simple procedure in which we carefully remove and reshape the gingival tissue around your teeth. We do this to remove hiding spots for disease causing bacteria. Many patients love the difference in how they look with smoother gums, and we love the healthier result.
A smile makeover is a complex treatment plan that we design custom for you. Each makeover can look entirely different because we look to enhance and improve your look specific to your needs. This means that you’re in control and you have options. Some treatments completed in a smile makeover may include:
|Replacement of fillings
|Addition of dental crowns or veneers
|Repairs completed with composite bonding
|Orthodontic appliance including clear aligners
|Dental prosthetic such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture
|Surgical placement of dental implants
Gum grafting is a treatment we perform for patients who have lost gum or gingival tissue due to periodontal disease. Your gum tissue is of high importance to the health of your teeth. When your gum tissue is damaged, receded, or diseased, it can lead to the loss of teeth. We can help you gain control of the infection and restore the health of your gum tissue through the grafting of healthy tissue.
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If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, we can help you create a treatment plan to help! Call 508-996-3131 to schedule your consultation now!