Patients and their families can depend upon the office of Clever Dental for the highest quality of skilled and experienced care.
To help restore oral health, rebuild smiles, support the integrity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth, and reduce the risk of tooth loss or infection, Dr. Twerskoi performs the following surgical procedures:
Bone graft procedures address hard tissue loss from dental disease, missing teeth, or trauma. By placing a bone graft, Dr. Twerskoi can effectively rebuild and regenerate dental bone to its original dimensions. In addition to providing a platform or “scaffolding” for new growth, bone grafts restore bone volume to support optimal facial esthetics and facilitate the successful placement of dental implants.
Dr. Twerskoi has been placing dental implants for close to three decades and understands the complexities and unique requirements of every smile. With the assistance of advanced 3D radiographic imaging systems, he considers all aspects of a patient’s smile when treatment planning the precise surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Whether a patient requires one implant to replace a single tooth, or multiple ones to rebuild an entire smile, Dr. Twerskoi provides the skilled care necessary to achieve healthy and cosmetically pleasing results of care. For patients missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth, Dr. Twerskoi also offers the All-On-4® or All-On-6 methods of care. Both of these advanced solutions provide patients with a complete and beautiful set of teeth the same day as surgery.
Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth. This situation can happen for a variety of reasons. Extractions are commonly performed in cases where a deciduous “baby” tooth is reluctant to fall out, a severely broken down and non-restorable tooth is present, or “wisdom tooth” is poorly positioned and unable to fully erupt into place.
To reduce any anxiety and help ensure patient comfort whenever a tooth extraction is required, the procedure, the post-surgical instructions, as well as any restorative follow-up care will be explained in detail.
If gum disease has advanced and cannot be reversed with conservative approaches to care, periodontal surgery may be recommended. In this way, any bacteria and tartar from between the teeth and gums can be removed, and gingival pocket depth reduced. With successful periodontal surgery, improved oral hygiene, and care, the risk of further damage to the bone and soft tissues supporting the teeth diminishes. Periodontal surgery not only helps to prevent and address tissue damage to preserve your natural smile, but it can also help avert systemic problems linked to gum disease.
In addition to the development of pockets and bone loss, periodontal disease can cause the gums to recede, thereby exposing the roots of the teeth. When the root of a tooth loses its overlying soft tissue, it becomes more vulnerable to decay, sensitivity, and additional bone loss. Gum recession also takes a toll on smile aesthetics.
By performing soft tissue grafting, which is also known as a “gingival graft or gum graft,” Dr. Twerskoi surgically replaces the lost soft tissue on the exposed area of the tooth with donor soft tissue harvested from elsewhere in the mouth. This procedure not only insulates and protects the underlying tooth structure, but it also restores a normal appearance to the tooth and gums. While a soft tissue graft is often performed on a single tooth, it may also be performed for multiple teeth as needed.