Offering decades of combined experience, Dr. Andrew Han and Dr. Michelle Lee offer distinguished periodontal care for our patients from Greater Vancouver and from around the world.
Our goal is to provide our patients with the best long-term results and we accomplish this goal through the most ethical recommendations and treatments, by working closely with your general dentist and by providing consistently high-quality care.
We offer care to patients of all ages, including those with normal oral health issues as well as those who have suffered trauma such as auto and sports-related accidents.
At our office, we understand that you want to know what to expect from a periodontal procedure. Our doctors specialized in periodontal procedures, harmonizing oral tissues, implant dentistry, grafting procedures, and the overall oral health of our patients. We offer a short description of several periodontal procedures below. Contact us today to book your appointment.
Unlike a regular cleaning, a deep cleaning removes bacteria, tartar, and any other debris that has collected under the gum line. This is an important part of combatting gum disease and bone loss.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
This procedure reduces the area between the tooth and the gum, which in turn reduces the ‘pocket’ where plaque accumulates. This helps to decrease bacterial build-up and facilitates proper access for oral hygiene homecare.
There are many methods that may be employed but the goal is to regenerate the bone, cementum (tooth root structure) and periodontal ligament which are the main support structures for your teeth.
Connective Tissue Gum Grafting & Free Gingival Gum Grafting
A gum graft is a type of gum surgery that’s used to address the effects of gingival recession and/or loose gum tissue. It is a procedure where healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and used to build the gum tissue where recession/thin gums are present. Alternatively, donor tissue (synthetic, animal, cadaver) may be used as a graft.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants can look, feel, and function like your original teeth. First, titanium posts are placed into the jawbone. Once the bonding between the jawbone and the titanium post is finalized, this creates a stable foundation to support restorations (i.e. crowns, bridges, dentures).
A bone graft is essentially a transplant of bone grafting substitute to help your own body create new bone. This procedure is performed to help build the foundation for both teeth and dental implants.
Aesthetic Periodontal Procedures
When you are wanting to improve the look of your teeth, our periodontists can offer a number of aesthetic procedures including the treatment of short/long teeth, gum recession, missing teeth, etc.
Are you unclear on what all these procedures are for? We can provide you with a brief explanation of the purpose and basic mechanisms of each procedure. Our periodontists ensure that you understand exactly what treatment you are receiving and what it is for.
Contact us today to book your appointment or your consultation with our team!