Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Having a great smile boosts your self-confidence and improves your overall well-being. That’s why we provide services that will have you looking and feeling your best. Expand the menus below to see our cosmetic solutions.
Regeneration/Reconstruction of Hard and Soft Tissues
Jawbone volume can be lost due to periodontal disease, tooth loss, pressure from dentures or partial dentures, trauma, injury, or atrophy. This results in unsightly deformities or indentations in the bone which can produce an unattractive restoration, a cleansibility problem, or an inability to place dental implants. Hard and soft tissue reconstruction — to build back lost structure — is an effective procedure to either prevent volume loss or remedy it, thus improving appearance, allowing dental implant placement or both.
Healthy gums form the “picture frame” for the teeth. They also protect the teeth against decay. Root exposure or recession makes the teeth look long and unattractive. Recession can also make the teeth sensitive to hot, cold, or touch.
By recovering the roots and rebuilding the lost gum tissue, recession can be reversed, sensitivity decreased, and decay susceptibility reduced, resulting in a younger, prettier smile.
Sometimes, teeth cannot be saved for a variety of reasons - cracks or fractures, root canal failures, teeth whose structure can’t be restored, or impacted teeth associated with adjacent teeth. When this is the case, Dr. Newhouse can remove the teeth and perform socket regeneration so that the dimensions of the jawbone can be protected. Without such socket regeneration as much as 30% of the jawbone dimensions in all directions can be lost. Protecting the bone’s width and length becomes important for implant placement, for other types of esthetic tooth replacement, and for the bone support of adjacent teeth. In the end, it provides the foundation for model smiles and health!
If you are missing a single tooth, a crown restored dental implant is the most natural looking way to replace it. It functions like a natural tooth and unlike a bridge, it doesn’t involve neighboring teeth.
An implant preserves the bone, so naturally looking jaw contours are maintained. What’s more, a single-restored dental implant is much easier to clean and does not catch food like a bridge. And it doesn’t get cavities!
If you're missing multiple teeth, implant supported bridges or individually restored multiple implants can replace them.
Both implant supported bridges and individually restored multiple implants are permanently fixed in your mouth and will not move around like a removable partial denture, giving you complete support and functionality. Plus, they also preserve the remaining jawbone, so ugly indentations leading to unattractive smiles can be prevented. Best yet, dental implants act and look like natural teeth without involving neighboring teeth. Additionally, unlike teeth, dental implants do not get cavities.
If you're missing all of your teeth, rest assured, you're not alone. In fact, nearly 42% of Americans over 65 have lost all of their teeth. And, know that we can help. Regardless of your age, excluding adolescents, if you are missing all of your teeth, implant supported bridges or dentures can replace them.
Not only do implants provide or support function, but they also preserve the remaining jawbone and reduce the facial effects associated with premature aging due to tooth loss. Dental implants — whether supporting fixed bridges or dentures — improve the ability to chew, to speak, and to smile with confidence!
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
A frenectomy is a procedure where the frenum is repositioned so that it no longer creates tension on thin tissue or keeps teeth apart. It is a simple procedure that is typically done with local anesthetic so there is no procedural pain. There is with little to no post-surgical discomfort or swelling.