Pocket Reduction Surgery

All on 4 Implants

Dentures can be a pain. Sure, they help you speak and eat like you have regular teeth, but they also come with their problems.

  1. Dentures can cause soreness
  2. excess saliva, and worst of all,
  3. they can slip out of position, making for really embarrassing moments

The dental industry is constantly advancing, and now, there’s a better option that will give you an new set of teeth in just one day.

All On 4 implants restore your entire smile with only – you guessed it – 4 implants.

The treatment involves just one surgery, and the cost of this procedure is much lower than other alternatives, giving you an affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Unlike dentures, All On 4 implants are securely placed deep in the jawbone, which means you’ll never have to worry about them shifting or loosening.

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To give you a better idea of how this procedure works, let’s first go through what a single dental implant looks like.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is secured deep in your jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. After the implant is put in place, a crown is attached to give you a secure and functional prosthetic tooth.

The beauty of the All On 4 implants is that you don’t need a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth.

All you need to get an entire new set of teeth on the top row of your mouth is 4 implants that are strategically placed.

The implant material is made of titanium, meaning that it’s extremely durable.

The best part of the procedure is that titanium has the ability to fuse to your bone and to function as a part of it.

That means that the All On 4 implants will become a part of your jawbone, serving as prosthetic teeth that feel and look completely natural.

The implants can also help prevent future bone loss in your jaw. Your facial structure will be maintained for a longer period of time, and your oral health will be much better.

Dr. Jae Cho has expertly perfected this technology so that you can have a perfect smile in one day.

Here’s why patients who are missing most of their teeth rely on Wildflower:

  1. Our staff takes your comfort and care seriously
  2. We use the latest technology and techniques to guarantee that your visit is a pleasant one
  3. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health

After you leave with a brand new smile, everyday activities will feel different – better. The dental implants are temporary, which gives them time to heal and attach correctly to your jawbone.

Once that legwork is complete, we’ll replace those temporary teeth with permanent ones, leaving you with a smile that fits your facial structure perfectly.

If you’re not sure whether the All On 4 implants are right for you, consider these questions:

  1. Are you missing most or all of your teeth?
  2. Are you tired of dealing with dentures?
  3. Do you want a new set of teeth in just one day?
  4. Do you want teeth that look and feel real?
  5. Are you ready to have teeth that are secure and won’t wiggle or move?

If you answered yes to 1 or more of these questions, we’d like to invite you to a free consultation.

We’ll scan your jawbone to help you determine if this procedure is the answer to your perfect smile dilemma.

Give us a call to find out how you can save $500 off the All On 4 procedure.

Pocket reduction surgery (also known as gingivectomy, osseous surgery and flap surgery) is a collective term for a series of several different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus).

The human mouth contains dozens of different bacteria at any given time.  The bacteria found in plaque (the sticky substance on teeth) produce acids that lead to demineralization of the tooth surface, and ultimately contribute to periodontal disease.

Periodontal infections cause a chronic inflammatory response in the body that literally destroys bone and gum tissues once they invade the subgingival area (below the gum line).  Gum pockets form and deepen between the gums and teeth as the tissue continues to be destroyed.

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which, if left untreated, causes massive bacteria colonization in gum pockets can eventually lead to teeth falling out.  Pocket reduction surgery is an attempt to alleviate this destructive cycle, and reduce the depth of the bacteria-harboring pockets.

Reasons for the pocket reduction surgery

Pocket reduction surgery is a common periodontal procedure which has been proven effective at eliminating bacteria, reducing inflammation and saving teeth.  The goals of pocket reduction surgery are:

  • Reducing bacterial spread – Oral bacteria has been connected to many other serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Oral bacteria can travel to various parts of the body from inside the bloodstream and begin to colonize.  It is important to decrease bacteria in the mouth in order to reduce the risk of secondary infection.
  • Halting bone loss – The chronic inflammatory response induced by oral bacteria leads the body to destroy bone tissue.  As the jawbone becomes affected by periodontal disease, the teeth lose their rigid anchor.  When the teeth become too loose, they may require extraction.
  • Facilitate home care – As the gum pockets become progressively deeper, they become incredibly difficult to clean by the patient.  The toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach to the bottom of the pockets, increasing the risk of further periodontal infections.
  • Enhancing the smile – An oral cavity that is affected by periodontal disease is not attractive to the eye.  In fact, smiles may be marred by brown gums, rotting teeth and ridge indentations.  Pocket reduction surgery halts the progression of gum disease and improves the aesthetics of the smile.

What does pocket reduction surgery involve?

Before recommending treatment or performing any procedure, the dentist will perform thorough visual and x-ray examinations in order to assess the condition of the teeth, gums and underlying bone.  Pocket reduction surgery may be performed under local or general anesthetic depending on the preferences of the patient.

The gums will be gently pulled back from the teeth and bacteria and calculus (tartar) will be eliminated.  Scaling and root planing will generally be required to fully remove the ossification (tartar) from the surface of the tooth root.  If the root is not completely smooth, a planing procedure will be performed to ensure that when the gums do heal, they will not reattach to rough or uneven surfaces.

The final part of the surgery is usually the administration of an antimicrobial liquid to eliminate any remaining bacteria and promote healing.  The gum is then sutured with tiny stitches that are left in place for 5-10 days.

Though the gums will be more sensitive immediately following the procedure, there will be a significant reduction in pocket depth and a vast improvement in the condition of the teeth and gums.

If you have any questions about pocket reduction surgery or treatment for periodontal disease, please ask your dentist.