Peter King, DDS
Peter King, DDS
Glen Rock Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Peter King
201-857-2661
849 Lincoln Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Periodontics

Tooth loss occurs for many reasons; dental decay, root canal problems, fractures, periodontal disease and trauma. Additionally at times teeth never develop. As a result of tooth loss the bone melts away. If there is inadequate bone to support surrounding teeth and future possible dental implant(s), bone grafting materials are used to rebuild and regenerate the bone providing sufficient bone in quantity and quality for implant placements and supporting tooth structure.

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Cosmetic crown elongation is done to improve a "gummy" smile or to recontour uneven gingival margins. Sometimes teeth appear short, when they are actually the proper size but are covered with excessive gum tissue. This can be corrected by removing excess tissue to reshape the tissues and expose more of the tooth structure. The outcome is a much more aesthetic smile.


Functional Crown Elongation

Often a tooth is badly worn, decayed or fractured below the gum line. Crown elongation adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more, healthy tooth structure prior to placement of a crown. This procedure allows more tooth structure to securely hold the new crown and prevents the crown from being placed below the gum line where it would damage gum tissue and bone.

When deep pockets between teeth and gums (6 millimeters or deeper) are present, it is difficult for a dentist to thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar. Flap surgery is a procedure where the gum flap is lifted away from the tooth. Diseased tissue and sometimes bone is removed. The rough surfaces of the tooth are then smoothed by root planing. The area is medicated and the gum flap is replaced and sutured allowing the bone and gum tissue to heal.


One of the goals of flap surgery is to reduce the depth of the periodontal pockets to make them easier to keep clean.

If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.

A gum lift may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.

In the back of the upper jaw bone, dental implants are frequently needed. In order for a dental implant to be successful in this area of the mouth there must be sufficient bone height and width to connect (integrate) to the dental implant. When the upper back teeth are lost and not replaced, the sinus cavity becomes enlarged destroying any bone that is left behind. This very large sinus is like a "giant air pocket" and not capable of supporting an implant. A procedure known as sinus grafting (sinus lift) is performed to create bone that will ultimately hold the implants within the sinus. Sinus grafting is an extremely common form of bone grafting.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Root exposure resulting from gingival tissue recession may pose multiple problems for patients:
- Undesirable Aesthetics
- Root Sensitivity
- Impaired Oral Hygiene
- Increased Caries Susceptibility
- Teeth May Become Loose


A gingival tissue graft will restore the proper gum tissue structure around the tooth.

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