Improving the beauty and function of your gums with modern services in San Francisco.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Cosmetic periodontics provide an effective way to improve the esthetics of your gums. This can include preventing further gum recession, repairing substantial damage, or bone regeneration. Here are a few cosmetic services we provide:
Many people look in the mirror and believe their teeth look too short and their smile is too gummy. Did you know your teeth might actually be normal length but covered by excess gum tissue? At SF Perio & Implants, we use crown lengthening to remove this gum and bone tissue to reveal more of your natural teeth.
Soft Tissue Graft
Soft tissue grafting is used to cover over damaged tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay. These can be issues after tooth loss and can lead to the appearance of aging and unattractive indentation on your gums or jaw. This treatment can be improved further with bone grafting.
Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration
Guided bone and tissue regeneration helps stabilize your teeth and can be used to prepare your jaw for dental implants. When periodontal disease has progressed into a more severe issue, your jaw bone can be affected. Small pockets of degenerated bone can develop and enable the growth of negative bacteria. Dr. Pasquinelli and Dr. Olivares may use a surgical procedure called tissue regeneration to help fix these pockets. This procedure begins with your doctor cleaning the pockets; then a membrane is placed over the pocket. The slow-growing bone then has time to regenerate itself and repair the issue. We strive to ensure this surgery is performed comfortably and to the highest standard. Our team remains by your side and monitors you during the healing process too.
I've never trusted anyone more with so many dangerous tools! That's gotta say something! Also, I didn't feel a thing, not during, not after. He knows what he's doing and he is definitely the BEST there is!
Aristocles P. (Actual Patient)
When gum recession occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma.
Gum grafting is a proven solution for severe gum recession. When this happens it can expose the tooth root’s surface, which can result in sensitivity and pain.
A gum graft is when a thin piece of tissue (taken from the roof of your mouth) is attached to the gum tissue around your tooth. This stablized, healthy tissue is placed around the tooth and thus prevents recession.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Introducing science into periodontal surgery.
Bone morphogenic protein (BMP) is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the BMP is soaked onto and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is then designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone. The BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump-starting the normal bone healing process. This results in fewer complications and means there is no need for a donor.