18 doctors weighed in:

What are some options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
5 doctors agree

In brief: More specific

Difficult to answer without knowing what your problem is.

In brief: More specific

Difficult to answer without knowing what your problem is.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

The first key to the answer of this question is the severity of the periodontal disease.
The less involved, the more traditional solutions are possible. A serious level of disease which has compromised one or more teeth, limits treatment options. The second key is that the patient will need to commit to a higher level of home care and more frequent professional visits to insure the longevity.

In brief: Depends on severity

The first key to the answer of this question is the severity of the periodontal disease.
The less involved, the more traditional solutions are possible. A serious level of disease which has compromised one or more teeth, limits treatment options. The second key is that the patient will need to commit to a higher level of home care and more frequent professional visits to insure the longevity.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Control disease 1st

Control and stabilize the periodontal disease first.
Then you will be ready to see what options are available for long term success. See a prosthodontist for consultation as they are specially trained in this type of complex treatment. You may be a candidate for splinted crowns to consolidate support for those teeth weakened by bone loss and heavy grinding.Good luck.

In brief: Control disease 1st

Control and stabilize the periodontal disease first.
Then you will be ready to see what options are available for long term success. See a prosthodontist for consultation as they are specially trained in this type of complex treatment. You may be a candidate for splinted crowns to consolidate support for those teeth weakened by bone loss and heavy grinding.Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Candy Sebold
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Manage perio

Manage the periodontal issues first.
Once hopeless teeth are removed, pocket depths are acceptable and tissue is healthy, you can explore restorative options with your periodontist and general dentist. They will range from dentures, implants, implants with dentures, fixed bridges, or maybe some splinting of the teeth.

In brief: Manage perio

Manage the periodontal issues first.
Once hopeless teeth are removed, pocket depths are acceptable and tissue is healthy, you can explore restorative options with your periodontist and general dentist. They will range from dentures, implants, implants with dentures, fixed bridges, or maybe some splinting of the teeth.
Dr. Candy Sebold
Dr. Candy Sebold
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Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Control gum disease

Keep in mind periodontal procedure(s) may be indicated to lay the ground work for restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gums.
Cosmetic dentistry options depends whether the diagnosis is slight, moderate or severe periodontitis. And whether is localized or generalized.

In brief: Control gum disease

Keep in mind periodontal procedure(s) may be indicated to lay the ground work for restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gums.
Cosmetic dentistry options depends whether the diagnosis is slight, moderate or severe periodontitis. And whether is localized or generalized.
Dr. Max Arocha
Dr. Max Arocha
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry

In brief: Wrong Order

Cosmetic dentistry is absolutely NOT an option if you have active, on-going, untreated periodontal disease.
You're approaching this in the wrong order. Once your gums and underlying jawbones are stable (and, hopefully, healthy), THEN you can explore your cosmetic options. No ethical dentist would build a beautiful smile on an unhealthy foundation. Health first, esthetics second...no exceptions!

In brief: Wrong Order

Cosmetic dentistry is absolutely NOT an option if you have active, on-going, untreated periodontal disease.
You're approaching this in the wrong order. Once your gums and underlying jawbones are stable (and, hopefully, healthy), THEN you can explore your cosmetic options. No ethical dentist would build a beautiful smile on an unhealthy foundation. Health first, esthetics second...no exceptions!
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Tony Kim
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Compromised Esthetic

If you have severe or even moderate periodontal problems then you may very well have less than ideal cosmetic options.
Whether saving your natural teeth or better cosmetic results are your priority, it could affect the treatment plan for you. Look at the LANAP procedure, the Periolase may help you treat your disease with less of a cosmetic impact. Look up Millennium Dental on google.

In brief: Compromised Esthetic

If you have severe or even moderate periodontal problems then you may very well have less than ideal cosmetic options.
Whether saving your natural teeth or better cosmetic results are your priority, it could affect the treatment plan for you. Look at the LANAP procedure, the Periolase may help you treat your disease with less of a cosmetic impact. Look up Millennium Dental on google.
Dr. Tony Kim
Dr. Tony Kim
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Variable

The options will vary depending upon how advanced or aggressive your periodontal disease is.
Ask your dentist for your options. There are always options!

In brief: Variable

The options will vary depending upon how advanced or aggressive your periodontal disease is.
Ask your dentist for your options. There are always options!
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: See your dentist

By seeing a dentist your particular situation can be evaluated and discussed.
There certainly are options.

In brief: See your dentist

By seeing a dentist your particular situation can be evaluated and discussed.
There certainly are options.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry

In brief: Depends.

How severe is your periodontal disease? If it is mild to moderate you may be a candidate for perioprotect (pp)(non-surgical periodontal treatment).
See your dentist or visit: http://perioprotect.Com to see who does pp near you. My perioprotect compliant patients have had excellent results. The "side-effect" that all of my perioprotect patients have had is whiter teeth!

In brief: Depends.

How severe is your periodontal disease? If it is mild to moderate you may be a candidate for perioprotect (pp)(non-surgical periodontal treatment).
See your dentist or visit: http://perioprotect.Com to see who does pp near you. My perioprotect compliant patients have had excellent results. The "side-effect" that all of my perioprotect patients have had is whiter teeth!
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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