Dental Implants

 

 Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.  Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.  No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Unlike bridges, dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant.  More of your own teeth are left untouched, which is a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.  


The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health.  Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free from periodontal disease.

Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.  Since periodontists are the dental expects who specialize in these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant ream.    

Your general dentist and Dr. Krese will work together to ensure you are happy with the aesthetics and function of your implant.


 Our office is happy to announce the addition of BIOMET 3i implants to our family of implant systems.   Please feel free to contact our office to see if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.  


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Soft Tissue Grafting

Dr. Krese may recommend soft tissue grafting to stop further gum recession, and/or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.


Recession occurs for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing, clenching/grinding of the teeth, or progressive periodontal disease.  If left untreated, gum recession can worsen over time and eventually result in tooth loss.  


Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession and often result in tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids.  Dr. Krese will help identify the contributing factors to your recession and provide a treatment method to repair the defect

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Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration

 Advanced periodontal disease can lead to loss of tissue and bone supporting the teeth. and if left untreated, can eventually result is tooth loss.  


Dr. Krese  may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.*


During this procedure, Dr. Krese folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.*  


Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of other health problems associated with periodontal disease. *


*Facts and information provided by the American Academy of Periodontology.  For more infomation, please visit www.perio.org.

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Crown Lengthening

 Crown lengthening is recommended to patient that have a "gummy" smile, meaning that the teeth appear short because they're covered by too much gum tissue.  During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth, and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.


Your general dentist may refer you to Dr. Krese in order to make a restorative dental procedure possible.  Perhaps your tooth is decayed, chipped beneath the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a crown or bridge placement.  Crown lengthening adjusts the gum  and bone levels to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored by your general dentist. 

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