What is Periodontics?

Periodontal health refers to the condition and well-being of the tissues that support and surround the teeth, including the gums, and the underlying bone. Rebottaro Family Dentistry teaches each of their patients that maintaining good periodontal health is essential for overall oral health and improved health in general.

Our team of dental hygienists use every resource available to restore and maintain a patients’ gum health by providing customized oral hygiene instructions and observing multiple health metrics over time to make recommendations regarding ideal cleaning intervals. When the presence of moderate stage periodontal disease is identified our hygiene team will implement mechanical and pharmacological techniques to achieve periodontal stability. When non-surgical efforts are not enough, Dr. Michael & Dr. Brandon Rebottaro will collaborate with the hygiene team and our resident Periodontal Specialist, Dr. Philip Vassilopoulis to determine how optimal periodontal health can be achieved.

Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos is not only specialized in gum and bone health, but also the placement of dental implants to replace one, or multiple missing teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a remarkable dental restoration option that offers a lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, several teeth, or even an entire mouthful, dental implants can be the ideal choice. They consist of three main components: the titanium implant post, which is surgically placed into the jawbone; the abutment, which connects the implant post to the prosthetic tooth; and the crown, bridge, or denture, which serves as the visible, functional tooth replacement. At Rebottaro Family Dentistry, we are fortunate to have an esteemed specialist, Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos, on our team, who expertly handles the surgical portion of dental implant placement. After the implant has been securely positioned by Dr. Vassilopoulos, Dr. Brandon and Dr. Michael Rebottaro take over to restore the implant with a prosthetic tooth. Our practice utilizes cutting-edge dental technology, including digital CBCT X-rays, to ensure a predictable and successful surgical implant outcome, allowing our patients to enjoy the benefits of a natural-looking and fully functional smile.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that purposely lengthens a tooth, by removing some of its bone and gum. It may be carried out for either functional or esthetic reasons.

Why would I need Crown Lengthening?

Function: Crown lengthening is indicated if there is not enough healthy tooth structure above the gum. By changing the bone level and exposing more of the tooth structure, a tooth can be properly restored with a crown or other restoration.

Esthetics: Crown lengthening (also referred to esthetic crown lengthening) may be indicated to improve a gummy smile of the front teeth. By changing the bone level around the teeth in question and subsequently changing the levels of the gums, an esthetic Improvement is achieved.

Connective Tissue Grafting (CTG)

Connective tissue grafting is a dental procedure commonly performed by periodontists to address gum recession, a condition where the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing the roots of the teeth. This exposure can lead to increased tooth sensitivity and an aesthetically undesirable appearance. The connective tissue graft is carefully placed over the exposed tooth root and sutured in position. Over time, the grafted tissue integrates with the existing gum tissue, providing added structural support and covering the exposed tooth root. Patients must follow post-operative care instructions to aid in the healing process. Connective tissue grafting is an effective solution to address gum recession, reduce tooth sensitivity, prevent further recession, and enhance the overall aesthetics of the smile, and it’s a procedure recommended by periodontists when necessary for a patient’s oral health.

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