Restorative Dentistry Services
At Burlingame Dental Arts, your family dentist in SW Portland provides compassionate, comprehensive restorative dental care services designed to strengthen the dental health and improve smiles of our patients. Our restorative dental care services include:
- Periodontal services, including gum disease treatment, scaling and root planing
- Dental bonding
- Dental bridges
- Dental implant surgery and restorations
- Sleep apnea appliances
- Partial and full dentures
Our highly trained staff work hard to ensure your comfort while providing the best in restorative dental care services and treatment.
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and underlying jaw bone, and ranks as the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. Fortunately, our family dentist in SW Portland can help control the progression of periodontal disease, enabling patients to save their teeth and restore their smiles back to health.
Periodontal scaling and root planing is the most common form of periodontal disease treatment. This procedure allows our dentists to clean a patient's teeth and gums, all the way down to the very roots. This type of treatment is the most successful for dealing with early stage periodontal disease. More severe forms of the disease, however, could require more a complicated procedure - such as pocket reduction and gum grafts - to correct.
Dental implants are a conservative and long-term option for replacing missing teeth. Current technology has created software that allows for computer guided placement of implants, which ensures precise fit and improved success rate. The implant surgery and crown placement are done by the doctor at Burlingame Dental Arts so you don't have to go multiple places to get your treatment completed. The 3-D computer imaging and CEREC technology allows full control of all aspects of the process, from the surgery to the final crown placed on the implant.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep Apnea appliances, also known as Oral Appliance Therapies, are an effective treatment option for many patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then your doctor will write a prescription for you to receive a custom-made oral appliance. Burlingame Dental Arts can provide you with a sleep apnea appliance and will recommend the oral appliance that is best for you. Oral Appliance Therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans.