Are you embarrassed by your gummy smile? You might be a candidate for gum recontouring. Although you’ve heard about its benefits, sutures and scalpels are enough to deter anyone; however, what if you could skip the cutting and stitches? Laser gum recontouring is a revolutionary treatment used to remove and reshape gingival tissue. The minimally invasive procedure is virtually pain-free. Here’s how you can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with laser dentistry.
August 13, 2021
June 7, 2021
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you might attribute it to using too much pressure when cleaning your teeth. Unfortunately, it’s the first symptom of gum disease. Although it’s preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of Americans have the infection. It’s also the leading cause of tooth loss. Don’t worry, if you act quickly, gum disease can be cured without leaving a lasting mark on your smile.
September 24, 2017
Now, when needing an invasive treatment, many patients have come to prefer sedation dentistry. While it is safe and effective, there are times when traditional options, like oral conscious sedation, may not be enough. As a result, your periodontist may recommend the use of general anesthesia. This will render you completely unconscious during the procedure. When choosing an anesthesia periodontist, you can expect a different experience than when using other forms of sedation.
August 25, 2017
Your teeth should last you for a lifetime; however, for 74% of adults, this is not the case. It is not uncommon to need to have a tooth extracted, which is often the result of decay, disease, or infection. When you need one removed, a general dentist can often handle a tooth extraction in Sunnyvale, but it is often better to see a periodontist. A periodontist specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease and tooth replacement. By having the specialist performing the procedure, you will have your dental health rehabilitated and your missing tooth replaced from one location.
July 13, 2017
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth using a permanent solution? You are making a wise investment in your dental health and quality of life by choosing dental implants. To start your journey to a complete smile, you must first find someone to handle the procedure. Although many general dentists offer the service, it is best to choose a periodontist in Sunnyvale. Due to special training, it will ensure the procedure is successful to treat your tooth loss. At Peninsula Center for Implantology, Dr. Joe Provines has undergone extensive training to safely and effectively replace your missing teeth.
June 26, 2017
If you are among the 178 million adults in the United States missing at least one tooth, you need an effective form of replacement. The most preferred and successful option involves dental implants in Sunnyvale. This procedure replaces both the root and crown of the tooth with an option that closely mimics natural teeth. Designed to last a lifetime, they allow you to make a true investment in your oral health and quality of life. However, they do tend to cost more than traditional solutions, like dentures. To help make them more affordable, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
May 15, 2017
Did you know that half of all Americans suffer from some form of gum disease? That’s right – from the beginning stages of gingivitis all the way to the progressive phase of advanced periodontitis, this common condition shouldn’t be taken lightly, even though it’s so prevalent. Tooth loss, oral infections, root problems, and severe pain can all result from gum disease, but with LANAP treatment from your trusted laser dentist in Sunnyvale, you can help stop the damage of this dental issue and restore the health, beauty, and functionality of your smile. Learn more about this innovative treatment option from the team at Peninsula Center For Implantology.
April 19, 2017
When you look in the mirror, are you happy with your smile? Or do you see a smile that is child-like and excessively gummy? Or maybe your dentist just informed you that you need to address a cavity that’s been hiding below your gum line. The good news is that Dr. Joe Provines knows that you have a full, healthy smile beneath your gums that just needs to be contoured. Crown lengthening in Sunnyvale with our advanced technology at Peninsula Center of Implantology may be the best dental treatment you’ve experienced in a long time.
March 20, 2017
Gum disease doesn’t just affect patients that have bad oral hygiene. It is fairly easy to get gum disease no matter what age or habits you have. Many factors may play into it, even your genetic makeup. For instance, take Tully as an example. He was only 29 when he was diagnosed with periodontal disease (advanced gum disease), and quite distraught. After practicing good oral hygiene, he was still susceptible to bone loss and losing his natural teeth. Dr. Joe Provines and his supportive team at the Peninsula Center for Implantology offer periodontal therapy in Sunnyvale. This offers patients just like Tully the opportunity to get their oral health back on track, hopefully saving their natural teeth in the long run. Our office is passionate about rebuilding the foundation of your smile, let us help you revive your smile!
February 6, 2017
Although it is a sad reality, the fact remains that there are very few lives today that haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. When the word cancer is brought up, people usually have an example to relate to whether it be their mother, father, siblings, friends, colleagues, or in some cases just acquaintances. It is important to consider the very realistic chance of you or a loved one having oral cancer. Dr. Joe Provines and our team at the Peninsula Center for Implantology give you the information you need to keep your mouth healthy. While many patients who develop oral cancer have a history of tobacco use and/or excessive alcohol consumption, a quarter of all cases occur in patients who have never engaged in these hazardous behaviors. That is why it is imperative to have Dr. Provines run an oral cancer screening in Sunnyvale, in hopes to catch any signs of it at its earliest stages.