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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Top 5 Reasons Not to Fear Bone Grafting
...The grafts used — whether synthetic or from a natural source, such as cow or human bone — have been specially treated for medical use...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... How do bone grafts work...

Periodontal Surgery may be Needed to Halt Gum Disease and Encourage Healing
...Using grafts or other enhancements, these plastic surgical techniques are especially useful where gum tissues have receded above the natural gum line, leaving more of the underlying tooth below the enamel exposed to disease...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
... Grafts may take longer to heal, particularly if tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth...

Bone Grafting
... Uses for Bone Grafts Bone grafts are used in dentistry to accomplish the following treatment goals: Saving Teeth — When severe periodontal disease causes bone loss, teeth can become loose and at risk of being lost...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Bone grafts to repair the hard palate may be recommended at age 8-11 years, when the cuspid teeth are developing...

Sinus Surgery
...For the most part, bone grafts act as scaffolds that the body will eventually replace with its own bone...

Bone Grafting
... Types of Bone Grafts There are a variety of sources of bone grafting material used for preserving or augmenting bone for dental implants...