Archive for November, 2015

Understanding Bone Grafting

Tooth loss as a result of periodontal (gum) disease, facial trauma or tooth extractions can cause the jaw bone to atrophy, as it no longer has something to support. As if bone deterioration isn’t bad enough, tooth replacement requires a solid foundation, meaning that patients with jawbone degeneration aren’t candidates for dental implants. Fortunately, our […]

Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), patented by Dr. John Chao, DDS in 2006, has revolutionized the treatment of gum recession and is a valuable treatment option in our office. We get a lot of questions about our state-of-the-art technology, so keep reading to find out what makes PST such a forward-thinking treatment method!