Ridge Augmentation Bone Grafting

Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. These defects may be caused by bone loss from or following the extraction of a tooth, periodontal disease, wearing dentures, developmental defects, injury or trauma. Not only do these deformities cause problems in placing dental implants, but they can also cause unattractive indentations in the jawline near implant restorations.  These indentations may be difficult to clean and maintain.

Pocket Reduction Surgical Procedures

Pocket reduction surgery (also known as gingivectomy, osseous surgery, and flap surgery) is a collective term for a series of several different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus).

Periodontal Disease Treatments

As specialists, our periodontists are experts in treating periodontal disease. We have trained in a variety of techniques, including non-surgical, surgical, and laser-assisted approaches, to provide comfortable, effective care. Our practice works conservatively to save teeth whenever possible and to offer strong, natural-looking replacements when teeth are beyond repair.

Multiple Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth that bring a new way of life to thousands of people who have suffered the indignity, both physical and emotional, caused by missing teeth or poorly fitting full or partial dentures.


A frenum is a fold of tissue or muscle connecting the lips, cheek or tongue to the jawbone. The most common places to find frenums are at the midline between the front top teeth, the bottom front teeth or connecting the tongue to the lower jawbone. A frenectomy is the removal of one of these folds of tissue.

Choosing an Implant Surgeon

There is a general misconception that any dentist is qualified to surgically place implants. The truth is that it is legal for any licensed dentist to place implants, however, not every dentist has had extensive training and experience in implant placement procedures, or experience handling potential complications that can occur.

Gingival Grafting Procedures

Gum grafting replaces tissue that has recessed to protect your teeth and tooth-supporting bone. Our specialists can use many different techniques to make treatment more comfortable and to shorten healing time, and we will consult with you beforehand to determine the best approach for your procedure.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening allows us to save an otherwise non-restorable tooth by lowering the foundation around the tooth so a crown can be placed. Our practice also offers esthetic crown lengthening, in which we revise “gummy” smiles to give patients a more balanced and cosmetic appearance.