Your oral health directly affects your overall health and well-being. Dr. Kepic provides a number of important services to enhance the quality of patients’ lives.
The three major areas of concentration in his practice are:
Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone that hold your teeth in place. Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and maintenance. Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth, like a frame around a beautiful painting.
An implant is a small titanium fixture that is placed in the jawbone and serves as an artificial root for the replacement of a prosthetic tooth. The implants become firmly attached to the bone by a process called osseointegration. This means that the molecules in the dental implant, or artificial tooth root, becomes integrated with the molecules in your jawbone. The result is an artificial tooth root that is as secure and stable as a natural tooth root.
Gum tissue may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of plastic surgery, but procedures such as gingival grafts can improve the smile’s aesthetics after gum recession, which makes the teeth appear unusually long and gives the patient a prematurely aged appearance.