February 06, 2014
If Your Gums Look Like This, You Need....
If your gums look like this, you need treatment. In this situation, the difference between the tissue disease around the six front teeth--porcelain jacket crowns--and the tissue health around the back teeth is very apparent. This inflammation and bone loss--called periodontitis--requires both tissue therapy and replacement of the existing crowns, so that harmonious crown contours can be constructed, especially below the gumline, that facilitate effective oral hygiene of the tissues after they have been appropriately treated and healed.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309