Periodontal Treatment in Akron, OH
Practicing a proper oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist regularly can improve your overall health and help you maintain a beautiful smile.
A prerequisite to have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile is to have healthy gum and soft tissue attachment and periodontium.
Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides gentle, holistic periodontal treatment in Akron, OH, to help patients fight gum disease and enhance their smiles.
What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics is an area of dentistry that employs surgical and non-surgical procedures to restore the health of the tissues and bone that support and surround the teeth.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that develops along and sometimes under the gum line.
Periodontal disease can affect your overall health and well-being, exacerbating conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Some periodontal procedures are used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth and gums like gingivoplasty and crown lengthening.
Also known as scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning is an effective treatment for the early stages of gum disease.
Your dentist removes the calcified deposits tartar and plaque under your gums using specialized ultrasonic and hand- scaling instruments. The root surfaces of your teeth are then smoothed.
If the periodontitis is not responsive to these treatment modalities then lasers could be utilised and surgical periodontal treatments recommended.
Crown lengthening is used to expose tooth structure when a tooth is too short to properly seat a crown. It is also considered a cosmetic dental procedure that is used in conjunction with a smile makeover to match up the height and gum line of the teeth in the esthetic zone which can improve a “gummy smile".
Gum grafting procedures are performed to protect root areas that are exposed due to gingival or gum recession. The roots once exposed are prone to caries and decay and could be potentially sensitive as well.
Gingival grafting treats gum recession and eases tooth sensitivity.
Your dentist may use gum tissue from another area of the mouth or biocompatible donor tissue for gum grafting.
At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your comfort is a top priority. We use state-of-the-art laser technology for many different types of dental and soft tissue treatments. Laser treatment can cut down the time you spend in the dentist’s chair and minimize discomfort, bleeding, gum shrinkage and recovery time.
Dental implants are a stable long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth.
A titanium implant is placed in the jawbone which requires a short and easy appointment at our office. Once the implant is fully osteo-integrated or adhered to the bone,an abutment or a post will be screwed on the implant.
Next a quick scan of the abutment will be done by our CAD-CAM technology and a durable metal free cosmetic crown will be fabricated in a matter of minutes by our state-of-the-art CEREC technology.
The crown is then screwed or cemented onto the implant’s post or abutment. And in less than an hour the entire crown restoration is completed