Surgical Treatments in Allen
Bring Back Your Smile’s Health
When periodontal/gum disease has damaged the soft tissues of the mouth and the teeth, sometimes the only way a patient can regain their healthy, beautiful smile is with a surgical procedure. Fortunately, at our practice, we have The Oral Plastic Surgeon. Thanks to Dr. Robertson’s years of experience, she’s able to provide a wide variety of restorative procedures that can combat gum recession, restore missing teeth, and dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Her gentle touch and skilled hands will make sure your entire experience, both during and after a procedure, will be comfortable, relaxed, and yield fantastic results.
Dental implants are currently the premier tooth replacement solution available today, able to rebuild any number of missing teeth from the root up. In the end, the results they provide are more natural-looking and long-lasting than any other treatment. To begin your journey to reclaim your smile, Dr. Robertson can expertly place your implants to make sure your new teeth have a strong and sturdy foundation. With them, you’ll be seeing your complete smile in the mirror again in no time.
All-on-4 Implant Dentures
Are you missing an entire row of teeth and want to enjoy a whole smile again? Or, do you have a denture that simply won’t stay in place? With All-on-4 implant dentures, Dr. Robertson can restore an entire row of teeth in just one appointment using four strategically placed implants and a full denture. Even if you have been deemed ineligible for dental implants in the past, this treatment can help you regain your smile in less time than ever.
Soft Tissue Grafting
The perfect smile shows just the right proportion of teeth, gums, and lips, and anything that throws off this balance can leave a smile looking less than stellar. If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to gum recession making your teeth appear too long, Dr. Robertson has the solution. With soft tissue grafting, she can restore your gums and give you that beautifully balanced look you desire. The procedure can be completed in just one appointment, and thanks to local anesthesia, you’ll barely feel a thing.
For a patient hoping to get dental implants, one of the basic requirements is that they have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to support them. A patient who has dealt with tooth loss for a long time may have a jawbone that is simply too thin and brittle to safely support implants due to bone loss, which naturally occurs after a tooth has gone missing. Fortunately, with a bone graft, Dr. Robertson can build up the jawbone, increasing its height and thickness so a patient can finally receive implants.
This procedure is used to build up the bone that surrounds and supports an individual tooth, and it is mostly utilized after a tooth has gone missing in order to make replacing it with a dental implant much easier in the future. Whether you have a tooth that needs to be removed or are interested in having one restored with an implant, a ridge modification may be your first step to having a complete set of teeth again.
Gum recession is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease, causing the tissue to pull back from the teeth and expose the vulnerable roots. This actually makes them more likely develop decay, become loose, and eventually fall out. With a gum graft, Dr. Robertson can prevent this from happening by building up the gum tissue around your teeth. This will not only restore your smile’s appearance, but it will also provide your teeth with the essential protection they need.
When a patient wants to replace missing teeth towards the back of the upper jaw, sometimes a sinus augmentation is a necessary first step. This will build up and strengthen a thin or weak jawbone in order to make it thick enough to support implants. It will also ensure that a dental implant will not pierce the sensitive membrane that surrounds the sinuses located right above the jaw.
Crown lengthening is a procedure where Dr. Robertson can reshape and remove the bone located around the root of a tooth in order to expose more of the crown and make it appear longer. This can be used to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile, make it possible for a patient to receive a dental crown or veneer restoration, or help Dr. Robertson remove infected tissue. In the end, the result will be a more healthy and attractive smile.
If left untreated, gum disease can be an extremely damaging infection, affecting the teeth, gums, and bone within the mouth. It can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including pain, gum recession, and even tooth loss to name a few. To help counteract these effects, Dr. Robertson can perform a number of restorative procedures, including bone and soft tissue grafts, to bring back everything you’ve lost so you can have a healthy, stunning smile for years to come.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
Gum disease most often tends to develop in the small spaces located between the gums and teeth called periodontal pockets. As gum disease worsens, these pockets can fill with bacteria, grow, and make a person much more likely to redevelop the infection even after it has been treated. To prevent this, Dr. Roberson can perform this procedure to greatly reduce the size of these pockets. This will not only prevent gum disease in the future, but it will also help restore the original look of your smile.