For people who are missing a complete upper or lower arch of teeth (or both arches), same-day dental implants can be a life-changing choice. Same-day implants allow you to fix the most common issues related to having missing teeth, including:
If you have a traditional removable denture, you know how frustrating it can be to make it look and feel like a part of your mouth. Not only are old-fashioned dentures notoriously tough to keep in place, but they limit your ability to eat what you want. A better solution is state-of-the-art All-on-4® dental implants, which allow you to have an implant-supported removable bridge that is securely anchored in place.
By replacing your missing teeth with All-on-4® dental implants, you can gain all the benefits of having a full smile without dealing with traditional denture challenges.
Yet many of those individuals have never been to a periodontist for periodontal maintenance. Instead, they only commit to their regular six-month dental appointments. That is simply not enough to contain and control periodontal disease.
Gum disease requires consistent periodontal maintenance every four to six months over and above your regular dental exams. At your periodontal maintenance appointments, your hygienist will conduct deep dental cleaning treatments. These treatments are comfortable and efficient, as well as effective. The goal of periodontal maintenance is to stop the spread of the bacteria that cause gum disease.
At our office in Las Vegas, NV, we utilize the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ 2.0 for laser gum surgery. This innovative handheld laser-based tool offers tremendous benefits over traditional hand-directed scalpels and similar instruments, including:
As periodontal disease progresses toward periodontitis and then advanced periodontitis, it begins to break down healthy teeth, bone, and gums.
To stop the progression of periodontal disease, periodontists often recommend scaling and root planing. This is a trusted method to remove the bad bacteria and calculus that are growing deep in the periodontal pockets of your mouth.
Although tooth extractions are typically a last course of dental treatment, they are sometimes recommended or needed. In Las Vegas, trust Dr. Curry Leavitt for professional, effective, and safe tooth extraction services.
Whenever possible, periodontists like patients to keep their natural teeth. However, there are some circumstances that make tooth extraction a necessary option: