A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is carefully placed into the jaw and allowed to integrate into the bone. Once healed, the general dentist can place a crown, bridge, or denture.
When deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is not enough to restore the health of the bones supporting your teeth, the specialists at Dr. William E. Mason Periodontics & Dental Implants may recommend Surgery and Bone Regeneration Procedures.
Gum or Soft Tissue Grafting
At Dr. William E. Mason Periodontics & Dental Implants, we perform Soft Tissue Grafting, also known as Gum Grafting.
Ridge Augmentation and Socket Preservation
After a tooth is removed, the jaw shrinks, leaving an indentation in the gums and jawbone.
Sinus Lifts involve placing bone graft material underneath the sinus to allow us more bone to place an implant.
During a Crown Lengthening/Crown Exposure procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of your natural tooth.
Crown Exposure is done to expose a tooth so that it can be moved into the correct position during orthodontic treatment
Frenectomy and Fiberotomy are each simple surgical procedures often recommended as part of an orthodontic treatment plan.
TMD or TMJ
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, often abbreviated as TMD or TMJ, occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles. It also can result from grinding or clenching your teeth.
Soft Tissue Biopsy
Soft Tissue Biopsies are performed on abnormal oral lesions. The experts at Dr. William E. Mason Periodontics & Dental Implants will biopsy the lesion and send the tissue to an oral pathologist for diagnosis.