Surgical Procedures

Listed below are the surgical procedures we routinely perform in our office for our patients.  We specialize in the placement of dental implants to replace missing dentition.  We also care for our patients' periodontal concerns whenever necessary.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. A small abutment is attached to the implant to provide a stable anchor for the replacement tooth. Read more.


When extraction of a tooth becomes necessary, we can quickly remove the tooth under local anesthetic. Many times, a replacement implant can be placed at the same time. Read more.

Bone Regeneration

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is resorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to regenerate bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. Read more.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening (or crown exposure) is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration, and the edge of that restoration would end deep below the gum tissue and would not be accessible. Read more.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening. Read more.

Tissue Augmentation

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option. Read more.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery is performed to treat periodontal gum diseases which do not respond fully to scaling and root planing. Osseous surgery involves cleaning out pockets between the teeth and gums, as well as re-shaping the bony structure holding the teeth. Read more.

Surgical Instructions

View our large selection of pre-operative and post-operative surgical instructions. Read more.