Brighton Periodontal and Implant Group, Woodland Hills & Oxnard CA
Saving Teeth –
Periodontists are focused on saving teeth. We provide many services that can treat infections or defects around natural teeth. When teeth have periodontal disease, the infection can affect not only the teeth and the surrounding tissues, but also has implications on the overall health of the individual. Early intervention can save one’s teeth. Periodontal infection may be treated by conservative therapy such as scaling and root planing ( deep cleaning) or definitive treatment such as periodontal pocket reduction surgery. Gum recession may be reversed by gum grafting to restore esthetics and function. Certain types of bone loss around teeth may be treatable with bone grafting.
Replacing Teeth –
In cases when teeth may be too compromised to be saved, dental implants offer a predictable replacement for natural teeth. Dental implants are often the most conservative tooth replacement option and in many cases can be placed using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Most patients with dental implants express that they look and feel just like their natural teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures, healthy teeth do not need to be ground down to support the dental implants. They eliminate the discomfort and insecurity of loose or ill-fitting dentures.