For people with a missing tooth or even several missing teeth, dental implants can seem like a miracle. They are a wonderful tooth replacement option, which avoids the frustration of dealing with bridges and dentures. Once in place they maintain normal jaw functioning and look very natural.
Our gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue that is absent due to excessive gingival recession.
This dental specialty focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of structural and functional membrane disease concerning the periodontal membrane and other related tissues that surround the teeth and support them. This includes disease of the gums, periodontal ligaments, and bone that hold the teeth in place. If these structures are weakened by bacteria and infection a person risks losing their one and only set of teeth.