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Dr. Charles Kaner is a leading periodontist, specializing in the prevention and treatment of periodontal/gum disease.
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If you have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease or physical trauma, you may wish to consider having dental implants instead of bridges or dentures. Dental implants involve the surgical implantation of a post, which mimics a tooth root, into the jawbone. A crown is placed on top, which will look exactly like a natural tooth. Unlike bridges, which are anchored to adjacent teeth, the dental implant doesn’t exert any pressure on your natural teeth. This helps preserve your oral structures.
Periodontists also recommend dental implants over dentures because dentures are removable appliances that have a tendency to create sores on the gum tissue and cause dry mouth. It’s often difficult to speak or chew properly with dentures, and they require a long period of adjustment. There’s also the possibility of damaging your dentures or losing them, and replacements can be costly. In contrast, dental implants are permanently affixed in your mouth and you’ll take care of them just like your natural teeth.
To learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, call the periodontal office of Charles Kaner, DDS. You can reach our practice in NYC at (646) 461-6582 or visit our website to view our services.
As periodontal disease progresses, the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, creating a receding gum line. This can cause complications such as tooth sensitivity and bone damage. Periodontists routinely perform gum grafts to repair the receding gum line and protect the oral structures. There are a few different types of gum grafts your periodontist may recommend for your procedure.
Free Gingival Grafts
In this procedure, the periodontist removes a layer of gum tissue from the palate, or roof of the mouth. Then, the tissue graft is attached to the area with the receding gum line. Periodontists typically recommend this type of gum tissue graft for patients with thin layers of gum tissue along the teeth.
A pedicle graft is typically recommended for patients with a receding gum line that does not affect many teeth. The gum tissue for the graft is taken from the adjacent tooth with healthy gum tissue. The periodontist creates a flap, called a pedicle, from the adjacent gum tissue and adjusts it to cover the exposed area of tooth.
Connective Tissue Grafts
A connective tissue graft is the most frequently used type of gum tissue graft. It’s similar to a free gingival graft because the tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth. The periodontist creates a flap at the palate and harvests tissue from underneath the flap. This tissue is called subepithelial connective tissue. The graft is secured into place and then the flap is stitched back to the palate.
Acellular Dermal Matrix Allograft
Some periodontal patients may prefer this type of gum graft because there is no need for the site of the harvested tissue to heal. Instead, the gum tissue is taken from donated human tissue that has been medically processed.
Charles Kaner, DDS uses state-of-the-art periodontal techniques to restore your smile and your oral health. Patients who require gum graft surgery or dental extractions in NYC are encouraged to schedule an appointment with our practice. Contact us at (646) 461-6582 or visit our periodontal practice on the Web to learn more about us.
Decades ago, it wasn’t a common practice to visit a dentist regularly for preventative care. Most people only saw dentists when they experienced tooth pain or other problems. These days, however, it’s widely recognized that visiting a dentist regularly is a critical component of safeguarding oral health. Even if you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly and regularly, you’ll still need to see your dentist for a professional exam and cleaning.
When dental organizations first considered establishing guidelines for the frequency of dental visits, they arbitrarily decided that twice per year would be the recommendation. Although these guidelines were not based on a wealth of clinical evidence, they turned out to work very well for most people. These days, dentists still recommend that most patients schedule an exam and professional cleaning every six months.
Oral Health Issues
Even if your dentist recommends a visit every six months, there are still some circumstances under which you may need to schedule an extra appointment. If you experience tooth pain or persistent sensitivity, for example, it’s a good idea to have your mouth examined. Schedule an extra visit if you notice any abnormalities with your mouth, such as lesions or bumps. Additionally, if you chip your teeth, develop bruxism, or break a tooth, you will need to be treated promptly.
For certain people, scheduling dental exams every six months isn’t quite often enough. This is because they are at a high risk of oral health problems. If you have a tendency to develop cavities often, for example, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits to reduce tartar buildup. You’ll also need more frequent visits if you already have gum disease or you’re at a high risk of it, or if you use tobacco products. Additionally, you should schedule appointments about every three to four months if you have diabetes or a weakened immune system. If you’re diagnosed with cancer, your oncologist may recommend seeing a dentist and having necessary treatments performed before beginning chemotherapy.
The periodontist office of Charles Kaner, DDS offers comprehensive preventative care, dental X-rays, and oral cancer screenings. Schedule an exam today by calling (646) 461-6582. We’re conveniently located in NYC.
Having white teeth isn’t the only component of having a beautiful smile. Consider the appearance of your gum tissue as well. Many people have a gummy smile, which means that the lip pulls too far back when they smile or they have too much gingival tissue over the teeth.
This video explains the treatment methods of correcting a gummy smile and gum tissue that is discolored. For example, lip repositioning surgery offers significant improvements in preventing the lip from pulling too far back during smiling. You’ll also see a few “before” and “after” pictures of people who have undergone successful treatment to improve their smiles.
The periodontics office of Charles Kaner, DDS utilizes cutting-edge techniques to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. We offer crown lengthening and lip repositioning in NYC to correct gummy smiles. Call us at (646) 461-6582 to schedule a consultation.