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Do You Know About Our Practice? Meet Our Team!

The skilled, friendly periodontal professionals at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology work with you to provide you with cutting-edge options proven to improve your dental health. Meet the team that’s behind creating beautiful smiles!

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Linda Jung: Team Coordinator

From start to finish, the staff at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology try to make your experience a pleasant one. To that end, Linda Jung is the first smiling face you’re likely to see at our practice. Linda Jung, the team coordinator at our practice, manages resources on-site and helps patients better understand their options. Linda ensures that everyone on the staff is on the same page and that patients can be seen as soon as possible.

Linda can walk you through any new patient forms you may have to fill out if you’re having trouble understanding any terms or if you need to know, for instance, where to look for your medication history and possible allergies.

As a team coordinator, Linda also helps patients schedule appointments, understand financing options, and arrange payments. She’ll go through the financial policy at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology with you so that you’ll know what payment methods and insurance policies tend to work best. Cash, personal checks, and money orders are accepted and our practice accepts most forms of preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance.

Jeffrey J. Sevor (DMD): Dentist and Periodontal Specialist

You might be surprised to see DMD after Dr. Sevor’s name…what is a DMD? DMD stands for a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (or Doctor of Dental Medicine), and Dr. Sevor helps patients treat their periodontal disease and provides a number of other dental, periodontal, and implant procedures.

Dr. Sevor achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from ADA-approved University of Alabama before undergoing periodontal specialty training at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sevor is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and has years of training and experience performing: laser periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing (periodontics treatment), tooth restoration, gum reshaping procedures, bite adjustment procedures, and bone grafting.

Another huge part of Dr. Sevor’s practice is bone grafting and installing durable titanium-based implants to qualified candidates. In fact, Dr. Sevor has achieved widespread acclaim for his dedication to providing long-lasting, durable dental implants. Dr. Sevor has lectured around the globe on the benefits of dental implants and evolving best practice in periodontics.

David Fernandez del Pino (RDH): Dental Hygienist

Every dental and periodontal practice needs a registered dental hygienist. David brings enthusiasm, skill, experience, and a friendly touch to the practice. His goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and cared for. David assists Dr. Sevor throughout periodontics treatment and provides a helping hand to Dr. Sevor as patients undergo cosmetic procedures or receive dental implants.

As a registered dental hygienist, David has received training and has years of experience providing individualized hygiene assessments and leaving patients with dental home-care tips. David will clean and polish your teeth and has been known to go the extra mile to ensure that your visit to Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is as enjoyable as possible.

Renee’ Swanston and Marie Gonzalez: Dental Assistants

Renee’ and Marie make it their top priority to assist in any way they can as Dr. Sevor provides patients with state-of-the-art periodontal and implant care. Both Renee’ and Marie bring a level of compassion, skill, and knowledge to the practice that’s hard to find elsewhere. With Renee’s and Marie’s help, Dr. Sevor’s practice provides gum disease treatments and dental implants to patients in the Orlando, Florida area.

A referral from a dentist for periodontics treatment is not required and IV sedation is available. Contact Dr. Sevor’s office today.

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5 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures on the Market Today

The number of cosmetic procedures that you can have done to improve the integrity and aesthetics of your teeth and gums is expanding each year and becoming more sophisticated. Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is on the cutting-edge in that we offer laser periodontal therapy approved by the FDA as well as extremely resilient titanium-based dental implants to dramatically improve your smile.

Innovative Cosmetic Procedures Available Today

Determining whether you’re a candidate for dental implants or laser surgery starts with scheduling a dental and radiographic examination and examining whether your unique health history makes you a candidate for any of these innovative procedures. Dr. Sevor and the friendly staff at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology look forward to discussing your options with you. Below are six of the most popular procedures you might want to consider.

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Laser Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Sevor uses LANAP technology to perform laser periodontal therapy on patients who show signs of periodontal disease. The amazing thing about laser periodontal therapy is that it usually doesn’t require anesthetic, and laser periodontal therapy can precisely target the affected areas without harming the surrounding healthy gum tissue.

The laser light used by Dr. Sevor removes bad bacteria and unhealthy tissue. Then, an ultrasonic scaler is used to remove tartar from around the root surface before the gum pocket is sealed and cleaned.

Bite Adjustment

The final phase of laser periodontal therapy involves adjustment for bite trauma. As it happens, though, bite adjustment in itself is one of the most popular complementary or stand-alone cosmetic procedures requested today. Teeth that are properly aligned and free from decay are much less likely to suffer dramatic wear-and-tear damage through the years. Loose teeth or damage to your TMJ, or jaw joint, could be an indication that your bite needs adjusting.

Dr. Sevor employs a number of bite adjustment techniques depending on the patient’s unique situation to bring teeth into closer alignment. Bite adjustment procedures range from bite splint therapy and braces to reconstructing damaged teeth and replacing worn out fillings.

Gum Reshaping

Both your bite and gums can be improved with modern cosmetic techniques. Gum reshaping often involves gum grafting. The gingival graft procedure employed by Dr. Sevor’s experienced team provides predictable yet lasting results and a more natural overall appearance.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling helps to remove plaque that may have accumulated below a patient’s gum line. Once the tooth is scaled, then root planing is usually the next step to take in reversing gum disease.

In order for your gum’s tissue to heal and reintegrate with your tooth, the tooth’s roots might also require planing. This process smooths the root’s surface and allows your gums to properly heal. Topical anti-microbial agents, mouthwashes, and antibiotics could all be used in conjunction with scaling and root planing to arrest the growth of bad bacteria and other toxins. Antibiotic fibers are sometimes delicately placed in a patient’s periodontal pockets after scaling and root planing in order to facilitate healing.

Dental Implants

Dental implants have a surprising array of benefits, potentially including better speech, improved appearance, more comfort, less wear-and-tear to your teeth, better oral health, and more durability compared to other prosthetics.

The dental implants provided at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology are designed to be extremely durable. The titanium-based dental implants that Dr. Sevor works with are much more permanent than dentures and are designed to function like real teeth. A biological process known as osseointegration is responsible for allowing your jawbone to bond and support your dental implants. Contact Dr. Sevor’s office to determine your candidacy and more about implants.

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3 Types of Bone Grafting You Need to Know About

You may have heard that dental implants supported by titanium posts and your own jaw are revolutionizing the field of cosmetic dentistry. And that’s absolutely true. Most of the advances in dental implants and bone grafting have come over the last two generations. As recently as 30 years ago, the major concern among implant dentists looking to restore patients’ teeth was creating a stable enough foundation to support dentures.

Today, three types of bone grafting (socket grafting, block bone grafting, and sinus grafting) are used by implant dentists to strengthen the upper jaw (maxilla) or lower jaw (part of your mandible).

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How Do Bone Grafting and Osseointegration Support Dental Implants?

Bone grafting, in the most fundamental sense, is a surgical procedure that implant dentists use to replace missing bone, encourage the growth of new bone in a process known as osseointegration, and support dental implants.

Osseointegration takes place when the living bone in your jaw fuses with the load-bearing, highly durable titanium posts that support today’s dental implants. Most patients who undergo bone grafting experience osseointegration.

When the posts forming the foundation of your dental implants are placed into the jawbone and the bone starts attaching itself to the implant and firmly supporting it, osseointegration has taken place. Ideally, a few months after the load-bearing posts for your dental implants have been installed your jawbone would have significantly fused to the implant’s posts.

There are some patients, though, whose jawbones aren’t quite strong enough to support the titanium posts that keep dental implants firmly in place. For those patients, bone grafting may be an option.

Types of Bone Grafting: Socket, Block Bone, and Sinus Grafting

To support dental implants sometimes a bone grafting procedure is required. Bone grafting essentially takes a small piece of bone from another area of your body or uses a synthetic copy of bone and customized grafting material, to graft onto the patient’s jawbone.

  • Socket (Minor) Bone Graft

One type of minor graft is known as a socket graft. Technically, this kind of graft is known as an alveolar ridge preservation graft. A socket graft is usually used when the patient is missing just one tooth and has a small area that would benefit from being filled in by new bone. It usually takes three to six months between putting in a socket bone graft and installing a dental implant.

  • Block Bone (Major) Graft

In cases in which the patient is missing more than a few teeth and there’s significant jawbone deterioration, a block bone graft (or major bone graft) might be recommended. Tissue banks, synthetic bone material, or the patient’s own bone might be used in a block bone graft to fill in the space.

A block bone graft that uses the patient’s own bone is called an autogenous graft. The bone for a block bone graft can come from the patient’s hip, tibia, or from (very common) the third molars (where your wisdom teeth, if you had them removed, used to be). It usually takes about four months between installing an autogenous bone graft and putting in implants.

  • Sinus Bone Graft 

A sinus bone graft is sometimes called subantral graft, sinus lift graft, or sinus lift procedure. Among the three types of bone grafting a sinus bone graft can potentially require the longest healing time at around six to nine months. It can take this long for the donor bone to become part of the upper jaw.

To find out whether you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, contact Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology or request to schedule an appointment online today.

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How to Reduce Plaque and Tartar

Good oral hygiene is incredibly important. Taking care of your mouth can help to prevent various diseases and problems from developing with your gums and teeth. Many of these diseases and problems arise from the buildup of plaque and tartar.

Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is basically a film of bacteria and food debris that coats your teeth and gets under your gums. If this plaque isn’t removed, it can cause damage to your tooth enamel and result in cavities. Eventually, plaque will harden into tartar.

Tartar is a hard and porous substance that can only be removed with the use of special dental tools. The presence of tartar makes it much more difficult to brush and floss effectively and can lead to gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease can not only damage the bones and tissues that hold your teeth in place, it can also increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems.

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Reducing Plaque and Tartar

As you can see, plaque and tartar are serious issues that can cause serious problems. You’ll want to do everything that you can in order to reduce the buildup of plaque, thereby preventing the formation of tartar. The following are a few effective methods for getting rid of plague and preventing tartar:

  • Brush twice a day – You should brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove food particles and bacteria from your mouth. Brush for at least two minutes using a small to medium-sized toothbrush that has soft bristles. These types of brushes are more effective at removing plaque from hard-to-reach areas, like you molars.
  • Use the right toothpaste – Look for a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps to repair enamel damage caused by plaque. You may also want to look for a toothpaste that contains triclosan, which is an ingredient that helps to fight the bacteria found in plaque.
  • Floss daily – Even if you brush your teeth twice a day using high-quality toothpaste, odds are you won’t be getting to the plaque that’s building up between your teeth. You’ll need to floss in order to effectively get between your teeth.
  • Consider getting an electric toothbrush – If you have trouble holding a toothbrush due to arthritis, an electric toothbrush is a good option. In fact, some studies have suggested that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque than traditional toothbrushes anyway. When picking an electric toothbrush, make sure that it has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval.
  • Use mouthwash – Mouthwash can help remove food debris that was missed while flossing and brushing. It will also help kill a lot of the bad bacteria in your mouth that causes plaque. You should rinse using mouthwash once a day.
  • Avoid tobacco use – Studies have shown that people who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to have tartar.
  • Be careful about your diet – The bacteria that leads to plaque and tartar thrives on foods that are sugary and starchy. Limit the amount of sugar you consume. While it’s not realistic to brush your teeth and floss after everytime you have something to eat, you should rinse your mouth out with water to get rid of any food debris.

These are a few tips that will help you to remove plaque from your teeth. It’s extremely important that you prevent plaque from building up, or else it’s going to turn into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. For information about our dental services, be sure to contact us at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology.

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11 Tips to Lead a Healthier Life for Your Mouth

Oral hygiene is extremely important for numerous reasons. First of all, the better your oral hygiene is, the less likely you’ll need to pay for costly dental procedures in the future to fix damaged teeth or diseased gums. This makes our oral hygiene tips incredibly important for the health of your mouth.

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Secondly, good oral hygiene will help to preserve the look of your teeth and help prevent bad breath, both of which can help to improve self-confidence. The following are eleven oral hygiene tips that will help you lead a healthier life for your mouth:

  1. Brush your teeth regularly – Brushing your teeth will help to remove food debris and prevent plaque and bacteria from building up on your teeth and between your gums. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time.
  2. Use the right toothbrush – Use a small or medium-sized toothbrush that has a smaller head and smaller bristles. Bigger toothbrushes have a tougher time reaching the crevices of your molars, which is where food debris often hide.
  3. Use the right toothpaste – There are a lot of different types of toothpaste to choose from. Make sure you use a brand that has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of acceptance on it. Consider toothpaste that contains fluoride—fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel, which will make your teeth less likely to decay.
  4. Get a new toothbrush every few months – The bristles on your toothbrush will deteriorate over time, so make sure to replace the one you’re using every three to four months.
  5. Consider getting an electric toothbrush – An electric toothbrush can help to remove bacteria and food debris from your teeth more effectively than a regular toothbrush, especially if you have arthritis and have difficulties holding a regular toothbrush.
  6. Floss regularly – In addition to flossing at least once a day, make sure you’re flossing properly. Use at least 18 inches of floss so that you’re not reinserting food debris and bacteria that you just flossed out. Floss by wrapping it around your tooth in a C-shape for the most effective results.
  7. Use a tongue scraper – A lot of bacteria gets onto the tongue. While you can brush your tongue with your toothbrush, you’ll have an easier time removing bacteria by using a tongue scraper. Not only does a tongue scraper help get rid of bacteria, it will help make your breath smell better.
  8. Use mouthwash – Use mouthwash after you’ve brushed and flossed. Doing so can help to kill any leftover bad bacteria that you missed and can help prevent gingivitis. As an added benefit, the use of mouthwash can help prevent bad breath.
  9. Rinse after meals – Brushing after every time you eat is a little unrealistic, especially if you have a lot of snacks throughout the day. At the very least, you should rinse your mouth with water after you eat to get rid of all of the food debris left in your mouth.
  10. Don’t smoke – If you smoke or chew tobacco, quitting will improve your oral hygiene. Tobacco will stain your teeth and will increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
  11. Improve your dietImprove your diet by cutting out sugary foods, which can cause tooth enamel to erode. Make sure you’re getting a source of omega-3 fats as they can reduce inflammation and lower the risk of gum disease.

Your oral health will be a lot better if you follow these eleven oral hygiene tips. However, you may still run into some issues since good oral hygiene won’t prevent every single problem you could experience. If you’re having any issues with your teeth or your gums, contact us at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology today to learn more oral hygiene tips to care for your mouth.

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The Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

Laser technology is still relatively new, but it has allowed for huge advancements in a number of fields, including the dental field. For example, laser gum surgery is becoming a popular option for patients who suffer from periodontal disease.

What Is Laser Gum Surgery?

Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is an infection in the teeth’s supporting tissues and the bone that holds the teeth in place. There are several things that cause periodontal disease, including poor oral hygiene, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses, and smoking.

The traditional non-surgical method for treating periodontal disease is through a process called scaling and root planing. This process involves the cleaning of the surfaces of the teeth as well as their roots, which are sometimes exposed as a result of gum recession. Scaling and root planing helps to remove the bacteria, plaque, and tartar that has built up on the gums surrounding the root and helps to promote the healthy regeneration of gum tissue.

For more serious cases, gum flap surgery can be performed. This surgical procedure involves the gum tissue being cut and flapped back so that the area around the roots can be cleaned. The gum tissue is sutured back following the procedure.

Laser technology has allowed for an alternative to these two traditional methods. Laser gum surgery is a process in which a laser is used to access and remove diseased gum tissue surrounding the roots. Following the removal of the infected tissue, the plaque and tartar that has built up can be removed through scaling.

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The Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

While traditional methods of dealing with periodontal disease are effective, you might want to consider laser gum surgery instead. The following are a few of the advantages to undergoing laser gum surgery:

  • Laser gum surgery is less invasive – Laser surgery will remove the need for cutting into the gums. As a result, sutures aren’t needed following the procedure either.
  • Laser gum surgery results in less discomfort – Because laser gum surgery is less invasive and won’t involve any cutting, there will be less pain involved during or following the surgery. There will also be less bleeding and swelling as a result.
  • Laser gum surgery is more efficient – Traditional procedures often require up to four hour-long sessions in addition to subsequent visits to remove the sutures and to do basic check-ups. Laser gum surgery generally only takes two two-hour sessions to complete in addition to basic follow-up appointments.
  • Laser gum surgery has a faster recovery time – It can take less than 24 hours to recover fully from laser gum surgery, whereas more traditional procedures can require between two and four weeks to heal completely.
  • Laser gum surgery requires fewer diet restrictions – While a soft diet might be recommended for a couple of days, you’ll generally be able to eat whatever you want within a short time after the procedure. This is a direct result of the fast recovery time.
  • Laser gum surgery offers more precision – The use of lasers allows for more precision and accuracy than the use of cutting tools.
  • Laser gum surgery requires no general anesthetic – Other surgical dental procedures typically require some kind of anesthetic. Because of how noninvasive laser surgery is, there’s no need for a general anesthetic to be administered.

As you can see, there are many benefits to laser gum surgery. If you are suffering from periodontal disease or have the symptoms of periodontal disease, be sure to contact us at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology for more information about the periodontal disease procedures that we offer, including laser gum surgery.

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How to Know if You Need Dental Implants

The American Dental Association recently found that 5.5 million dental implants are performed by trained dental and implant professionals in the United States every year.

That number is only going to grow since there are an estimated 35 million Americans missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Age in itself is a serious predictor of how many teeth someone is likely to be missing and as Americans, our nation is getting older.

Fortunately, there’s a way to seriously take control of your dental health with amazing cosmetic procedures like titanium-supported dental implants. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that an increasing share of dentists are undertaking training to learn this exciting new technique and share it with eligible patients.

What you should know is that implants are safe, relatively affordable, compatible with dental sedation, and continue to have an amazing track record. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reported well over 98% of implant procedures are an unqualified success.

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Dental Implants? See Dr. Sevor for a Special Evaluation!

To get outfitted with titanium-supported dental implants that work with and actually stimulate your jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration, you should consult with Dr. Sevor and his staff today.

Only a special evaluation process can determine whether implants would be the right fit for you. It might be the best decision you ever made.

Dr. Sevor and his friendly staff will look at your medical history and determine whether you’re a good candidate.

A key consideration is whether your supporting jawbone is robust enough to support your implants. That’s the reason that your special evaluation with Dr. Sevor features a radiologic exam—so that Dr. Sevor can detect what’s going on under the tooth in the jaw bone (a.k.a., the mandible).

  • Two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal

The prefix -endo means “within” and the prefix “-sub” means below. In this case, endosteal dental implants are implants that are inserted into the jawbone itself—this is the most popular kind of dental implant since it provides you with such stability and reliability for years to come.

The other kind of dental implant, subperiosteal dental implants, are placed under your gum line yet above your jawbone. This kind of dental implant is far less common and used for implant candidates who come to Dr. Sevor with a shallower jawbone that can’t be fortified to support endosteal dental implants.

  • Healthy gums and a strong jawbone are huge pluses

So, a strong jawbone and compatible medical history are definite pluses on the road to receiving your implants. Healthy gums are also important because your gums support your teeth.

Inflammatory conditions like gum disease or more progressed periodontal disease can create barriers to candidacy.

Why? Because the gum tissue might not be healthy enough to fully support your implants and your recovery time could be impaired if you’re suffering from other medical conditions. (Gum disease and medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can often go together.)

  • General health is also very important

The American Dental Association says that if you have healthy gums, a strong jawbone, and robust general health then you very likely should be a candidate for titanium-supported dental implants.

Candidates should ideally be free from major diseases since this can affect your healing time following the first stage of your implants. Conditions like diabetes or immune system disorders can adversely affect your body’s ability to heal and integrate your new implants.

The good news is that a high percentage of candidates check off all three boxes and are ready to reap all the benefits.

If you’re ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, reach out to us at Central Florida Periodontics today!

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Bone Grafting Procedure from Start to Finish

For anyone out there who are missing one or more of their teeth, nothing really beats titanium-based dental implants for looks, durability, and convenience. Dental implants function as good or better than your regular teeth and don’t have to be removed daily and cleaned in the same way as dentures.

For the right candidate—who’s in good overall health with a healthy immune system and whose gums are healthy enough for dental implants—dental implants can be the best decision that you ever made.

Some patients, though, really want dental implants but their jaw bones aren’t hard or thick enough to support dental implants for years to come. It’s important that your jaw bone be able to support dental implants and, fortunately, a bone grafting procedure could help patients do just that.

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Understanding Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

So, what exactly is a bone graft procedure and why is it studied and used in practice by implant dentists and oral surgeons?

In the broader medical world, bone grafts are used for a variety of issues. Typically, bone grafts are used by surgeons to treat problems with bones or joints that have undergone some kind of trauma. Bone grafting in general simply means that you’re transplanting bone tissue from one area of your body to another.

In the case of dental implants, the idea is to use a small section of your own bone or a durable synthetic material (very common, these days) to implant into your jaw bone in order to strengthen it.

The Three Phases of Dental Implants

At Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology, dental implants usually follow a three-phase process: Consultation to determine your eligibility, placing the implants into the patient’s jawbone, and a few months later a healing collar and the patient’s new teeth can be attached to the implants.

The one imponderable is how long the patient’s jawbone takes to recover from phase two—this could take anywhere from, in most cases, three to six months. Fortifying the jawbone and getting it healthy enough for a shorter turnaround is what bone grafting is all about.

Strengthening the jaw bone for dental implants might mean bone grafting. Minor bone grafting can sometimes be done on the same occasion as your implant procedure, but that depends on how strong the patient’s jaw bone is initially.

Brief Recovery Time for New Bone to Build

Patients who need more extensive bone grafting might need to wait three months or more for jawbone to sufficiently strengthen and be able to support dental implants. It takes time for both the new bone to grow where it has been transplanted and, once your implants are installed, for osseointegration to take place between the supporting posts and your own jawbone.

The dental implants that Dr. Sevor predominately uses in this context are known as endosteal implants that go directly into your jawbone for more stability. Bone grafting works to strengthen the jawbone so that the metal cylinders that are eventually inserted into the jawbone will be strong enough to support the abutment piece that will hold your implant in place.

In the same way that your home needs a strong foundation, you need a strong jawbone to support endosteal implants. Bone grafting is one way to fortify that area and make permanent dental implants a real possibility for patients whose jawbones would otherwise be too slender or soft to support implants.

The end goal of a bone graft procedure is to create a strong enough jawbone to support dental implants. To find out if you’re a candidate, contact Dr. Sevor’s friendly staff today!

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5 Cosmetic Procedures for a Beautiful Mouth for Any Occasion

Porcelain veneers, dental bonding with resin materials, and crowns are still some of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures by patients.

More patients, though, are inquiring about periodontal and implantology procedures like dental implants and gum reshaping to provide them with a sharper appearance, more confidence, and greater ease while doing things like eating and chewing.

These procedures are quicker and more comfortable than sometimes initially thought. You can always request sedation before and during your procedure, and using state-of-the-art lasers to carry out laser gum surgeries means less discomfort and quicker healing times.

The technology behind dental implants is progressing by leaps and bounds. The resins used in dental bonding and porcelain veneers are becoming stronger and more natural looking, making these options great choices for those looking into cosmetic procedures.

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Dental Implants 

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that over 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both of their jaws. That’s a large number and it’s only growing. About half that number of Americans have crowns and bridges to address large gaps or missing teeth.

Enter dental implants. The success rate for dental implants is astoundingly high at over 98% and the pain can be lessened with the use of sedatives and anesthesia—both given and monitored by a trained professional.

Dental implants are typically supported by titanium posts, and today’s titanium-supported dental implants are considered the only dental restorative treatment that actually benefits and stimulates your supporting bone structure.

A consultation is necessary before undergoing more progressive cosmetic procedures like dental implants. A dental and radiologic exam at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology is the first step to a dramatically improved smile that lasts!

Gum Reshaping

A lot of people refrain from smiling in pictures or feel like they’re holding a piece of themselves back around company because they have a smile that they feel is too gummy. Sometimes your gums can feel like they’re just not contoured perfectly or you feel you have an uneven gum line in certain areas.

Dr. Sevor and his experienced, caring staff at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology can help correct all of these gum issues.

Gum reshaping employs the latest advances in laser technology to gently correct gum issues and contour your gums in a way that’s effective yet safe and on the comfortable side for most patients.

Tooth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping is sometimes called dental contouring because it allows a dentist the chance to subtly mold certain teeth so that they’re not putting undue stress on other teeth.

Chips, overlapping, unusually oriented teeth, or teeth that are shaped abnormally could all be candidates for perhaps the quickest and most affordable of all popular dental cosmetic procedures.

Braces and Invisalign 

Both braces and aligners like Invisalign are examples of bite adjustment cosmetic procedures.

Braces are typically made from metal or ceramic and feature brackets that are securely yet safely bonded to your teeth. A wire then is allowed to fit through your brace’s brackets in order to more perfectly align your teeth.

The end result is often a much more aesthetically pleasing smile and less wear-and-tear damage to your teeth over time.

As your teeth receive correction for underbites, overbites, or spacing issues with braces or Invisalign, there’s far less stress put on your teeth when you eat and chew food.

Scaling and Root Planing

Your gums play a major role in supporting your teeth and giving you a dazzling smile. Scaling and root planing are two cosmetic procedures that make use of modern technology (e.g., ultrasonic scalers) and can help patients take control of their gum health.

For more information about cosmetic procedures for your mouth and to find out which one is the right choice for you, reach out to the professionals at Central Florida Periodontics today!

 

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Payment in a Cinch: Why Financing Is Easier Than You Think

Dental implants are becoming a real option for more people in Central Florida. Statistics show that dental implants have a success rate of 98% or higher and that titanium-based dental implants provide years of benefits for patients. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that over three million Americans have already chosen dental implant treatment and that another half-million are doing so each and every year!

With dental implant treatment, laser periodontal therapy, and bite adjustment procedures patients are understandably concerned about their financing options. In other words, you want to know how much this is all going to cost. Fortunately, at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology you can rest assured that you’re getting the best quality care, professional yet friendly, at an affordable price.

Dr. Sevor’s office accepts many different forms of payment including major credit cards, cash, personal checks, and money orders. In addition, you can choose to pay in two different kinds of ways—you can pay once at the time of your treatment or, alternatively, go with an extended payment plan. The extended payment plan that Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology uses is called Care Credit, and it can make financing much easier than you might at first think.

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Extended Payment Plan with Care Credit 

Extended payment plans are designed for the needs of patients who require one or more visits to complete their periodontal or implant treatment. More than one visit is not unusual at all for dental implants, so an extended payment plan might be an option worth considering if you’re a candidate for titanium-based dental implants and have consulted with Dr. Sevor about your medical history and candidacy for dental implants already.

For treatments that require extended visits, like periodontal surgeries or dental implants, Care Credit might be an option worth exploring. Care Credit is a healthcare credit card that’s designed specifically for the health and wellness needs of patients in the 21st century. Care Credit is a way to pay for multiple visits to your periodontist with one manageable monthly payment. Dr. Sevor’s office accepts Care Credit, and you’ll find Care Credit accepted by nearly a quarter-million suppliers of healthcare services nationwide.

Personal Loans and Credit Cards Options 

The nice thing about taking out a personal loan to pay for your treatment is that you can work with your bank to spread out the repayment. Banks and credit unions are usually more than willing to work with people who need a quick financial lift. They’ll work with you to find the repayment schedule and monthly repayment amount that works for your needs and the needs of your family. You’ll get upfront interest rates that won’t balloon as long as you continue to make your payments on time as your progress through your multiple periodontal visits.

Dr. Sevor’s Office Works with PPO Insurers 

Much of the time, you can cover some or all of your periodontal treatment with a preferred provider organization (PPO). That’s the kind of insurance that Dr. Sevor’s office accepts. At this time Dr. Sevor’s practice does not accept HMO or DMO insurance, although those might help you defray the cost of other dental procedures. Dr. Sevor’s practice does accept most kinds of PPO insurance, though, and insurance coordinators can help ensure that your periodontal or implant services are covered.

The professionals at Central Florida Periodontal and Implantology can also work directly with PPO insurers to get your claim filed and attempt to get the highest amount of coverage available. There are really a lot of options out there for paying for your upcoming dental implant treatment. Contact Dr. Sevor to find out more.