Dental Services - Marvin Price, DDS - Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Our Dental Services Team – Marvin Price, DDS – Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Dental Services – Marvin Price, DDS – Massapequa Park

Laser Therapy Treatments

A revolutionary, minimally-invasive treatment that uses laser technology to remove diseased tissue and bacteria with little or no postoperative pain. The roots of the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and the laser is used to seal pockets so that new bacteria cannot get back in. Laser therapy often eliminates the need for traditional gum surgery. The best part is that there is minimal to no pain associated with treatment.

Crown Lengthening

Commonly used to expose more tooth structure. Crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone to obtain full display of your teeth for cosmetics or to allow restoration of a broken down tooth.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery includes, but is not limited to Crown Lengthening, Soft Tissue Grafts, and Bone Grafting. These procedures can enhance your smile by correcting problems like long or short teeth, uneven gum line, receding gums, exposed roots, and indentations in the gums or jawbone.

Gum Grafting

Commonly used to treat root exposure resulting from a receded gum line. Tissue may be transplanted from the palate or from adjacent teeth and placed into the area needing repair. Alternatively, donor Allograft® tissue may be used.

Bone Grafting

The replacement or enhancement of bone around teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone collapses. Bone grafting is performed to reverse bone loss or enhance bone volume. The bone can be donated from another area of the mouth or from synthetic materials.Bone grafting allows for proper support of dental implants or prosthetics.

Osseous Surgery (Pocket Depth Reduction)

Periodontal disease develops when plaque spreads below the gum line and causes the tissue and bone that support the teeth to decay. The gums then separate from the teeth and form what are known as periodontal pockets which can become infected, leading to loss of tissue and bone. Extensive bone loss due to periodontal disease can result in the loss of one or multiple teeth.

In order to rid the gums of bacteria, the periodontist can perform a procedure often referred to as pocket depth reduction. During this procedure, the periodontist will cut a flap into the gum and fold it back to temporarily expose the tooth root and bone. If necessary, the periodontist will smooth areas of damaged bone to limit the surfaces upon which bacteria can grow. After ridding the area of bacteria, the gum tissue is stitched back into place. This procedure minimizes the depth of periodontal pockets and gets rid of bacteria in order to minimize the effects of periodontal disease and limit its progression.

Bone Regeneration

A periodontal surgical procedure that regenerates jaw bone and surrounding tissue. This procedure is often performed to protect your existing teeth and the tissues that keep them in place) from bacterial plaque. The gingival tissue is folded back to remove the disease-causing bacteria. Collagen membranes, bone fillers or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage the body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and ligaments.

Ridge Preservation

Involves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into empty tooth sockets to rebuild bone where an extraction has left an empty, weakened area. This process enhances your body’s natural capacity to regenerate bone.

Scaling and Root Planing

Are non-surgical procedures used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized ultrasonic dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from the visible crowns of the teeth above the gum line. Root planing is the procedure used to smooth the roots of the teeth after the scaling process. Scaling and root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to cleaner, smoother, disinfected root surface.

Implant Restorations

Dental implants are the replacements for missing tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. Over a few months, these anchors fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. Then, abutment posts are inserted into the anchor implants to allow for the permanent attachment of replacement teeth.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the premolar and molar areas of your mouth. An incision is made to add bone where the premolar and molar teeth were previously. A small circular shape is made in the bone to access the sinus and then the sinus membrane is gently pushed up and away from the upper jaw. Once this is completed, bone graft material is filled into the space where the sinus was previously, the incision is closed and the healing process begins.

Cosmetic Smile Makeover

The team at Sunrise Periodontics partners with your restorative dentist to restore the appearance and function of your smile. This is done using a variety of dental treatments.

A cosmetic smile makeover could include the following:

  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Implants
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Composite Fillings

Periodontal Maintenance Program

Home care is an extremely important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but even excellent home care cannot prevent bacteria and plaque. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden, becoming calculus. We will recommend a periodontal maintenance program that is best for you based on how quickly you develop calculus and your past and current periodontal health. During your maintenance visits, we will perform and oral examination as well as a dental cleaning.

During an oral examination, a visual inspection is performed to detect normal and abnormal structures of the entire mouth, head and neck. Along with radiographs, an examination detects cavities, abnormalities in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession and any other abnormal findings within the mouth, head and neck

A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces.

To learn more about some of these services, click on the link below to view educational videos about specific procedures.