When it comes to picking a periodontist, we know that you have options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority. Here are just a few things that make our practice unique: From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
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. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become swollen and red. Gum disease can also be a contributing factor in stroke, heart disease, and other serious health issues. Here at Dr. Orth, we treat people with gum disease daily.
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are specialized forms of periodontal surgery designed to enhance your smile by covering unsightly root surfaces or lengthening of your natural tooth. If you are unhappy with appearance of short, unattractive teeth and a gummy smile or exposure of too much root surface due to gum recession periodontal cosmetic surgery may be right for you. We can correct either by performing periodontal plastic surgery procedures with root coverage grafts or removal of excessive gum tissue through crown lengthening.
Dr. Orth started his career by receiving an undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in 1980 (Magna Cum Laude) and his dental degree from Creighton University in 1984.