DR. SKENE’S CASES

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Crown Lengthening

BEFORE

This patient has thick gums that cover her teeth.

BEFORE

This patient has excess gum tissue that is making it difficult to clean around her braces.

AFTER

After crown lengthening her teeth are exposed revealing a brilliant smile.

AFTER

After crown-lengthening oral hygiene is facilitated and her teeth are visible.

Dental Implants

BEFORE

This patient has been missing teeth since birth.

AFTER

Implants with temporary crowns were placed in one visit.

Implants that Secure Full Over-Dentures

This patient had multiple failing teeth. All of her teeth were extracted and implants were placed the same day. She left with a full set of teeth.

BEFORE

AFTER

Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery

BEFORE

This patient has deep periodontal pockets between his molars. The numbers above his teeth represent the pocket depths. Pocket depths of 3 millimeters or less are considered healthy.

AFTER

These are the new pocket depths 6 weeks after corrective gum surgery. Notice that there is space between his teeth so that he can access the roots to clean between them.

Bone Grafts

BEFORE

This patient has been missing teeth since birth. Notice how the gums are thin and concave.

AFTER

After bone grafting the tissue is thick and the underlying bone is wide enough to accommodate implants.

BEFORE

This patient has a deep infection in the bone behind his back molar. The defect was measured with an instrument and the x-ray displays significant bone loss.

DURING SURGERY

During surgery the defect is cleaned and a bone graft is placed into the space. Note: Bone graft material is purchased and is packaged in bottles. It does not require a separate surgical site.

DURING SURGERY

A collagen sheet is placed over the bone graft to hold it in place and stitches are used to secure the gum tissue.

AFTER

After two weeks of healing the tissue is pink and healthy. Stitches are removed.

After 4 to 6 months of healing the underlying bone has healed and the x-ray shows how bone has filled the defect. As a result the patient was able to keep his tooth.

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