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Dr. Rubino is a highly trained and experienced periodontist who provides the full scope of periodontal treatments to both adults and children. This includes gum disease treatment, gum recession treatment, cosmetic gum treatments and full dental implant services. He uses the latest advancements in technology and minimally invasive techniques for successful, long-lasting results and a comfortable experience.
Below are the services we offer. Just click on the title to find out more information about each one.
In your first visit to our office, you will meet our friendly staff and Dr. Rubino will give you a very detailed exam. He uses high-tech digital imaging and close visual inspection to thoroughly assess the state of your teeth, gums and jawbone. Dr. Rubino listens to your goals and concerns and will always explain his findings and your treatment options so you can easily understand them.
Dr. Rubino and our highly skilled hygienists and clinical staff provide expert gum disease treatment using advanced technology and gentle, minimally invasive procedures. We use proven treatment methods to save compromised teeth, thoroughly eradicate even severe gum disease, and keep it away in the future.
Following your full gum disease treatment, an adequate frequency of effective maintenance cleanings is vital to keep your teeth and gums healthy and keep further gum disease at bay. Our hygienists use advanced technology which makes your cleanings thorough and comfortable. They also provide excellent personal oral hygiene care instruction so you can maximize your home oral care results.
Gums can recede and leave your tooth roots exposed. This subjects your tooth roots to damage or decay and jeopardizes their long-term health. Dr. Rubino uses minimally invasive procedures to restore your natural gumline, including the breakthrough Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique which restores full root coverage around your teeth without having to surgically graft gum tissue.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for receding gums is a breakthrough procedure that provides an alternative to traditional gum grafting treatment. Using this technique, Dr. Rubino is able to bring back full gum coverage around your tooth roots without the invasive procedures and sutures used in conventional surgery. The entire procedure can be completed for a large number of teeth in a couple hours, and healing time is fast with minimal to no discomfort.
Too much gum tissue covering your teeth can make them look too short and give you a “gummy smile.” This impairs the beauty of your smile and makes it difficult to keep your teeth fully cleaned and healthy. An uneven gumline around your teeth can make your smile look lopsided and asymmetrical. Dr. Rubino gently removes excess gum tissue to reshape your gumline so that your oral health is easier to maintain, your teeth look natural in size, and your gum line is symmetrical and nice when you smile.
There are times when certain teeth fail to erupt (break through the gumline) and descend to the proper position in the dental arch, requiring treatment to correct this. Cavities can also form partially or completely below the gumline, and cannot be treated until the crown of the tooth is further exposed and the gumline pulled back. Dr. Rubino gently reduces the covering gum tissue is such cases so orthodontics or other corrective treatments can occur.
A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone to act as a replacement tooth root. Dental implants are the strongest, most lifelike and longest-lasting replacement option for missing teeth and are the modern gold standard of tooth replacement. Dental implants can support a single crown, a bridge or a denture.
Dr. Rubino is a highly trained dental implant specialist and has placed thousands of implants. He uses advanced technology and minimally invasive procedures to place dental implants which will support new replacement teeth that are comfortable, totally natural-looking and fully functional.
Dentures have been the traditional solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth, but dentures have many disadvantages that make them the choice of last resort. Dr. Rubino can place dental implants to strongly support dentures so that they attain stability and chewing power more like that of natural teeth. He can also place a series of implants to support a full-arch dental bridge.
Dr. Rubino can place dental implants to support a full-arch of new replacement teeth that are firmly fixed to your arch, have close to the chewing power of natural teeth and won’t slip, irritate your gums or lose their fit over time. In the vast majority of cases, he can perform the entire implant procedure and give you your new teeth in the same day!
Adequate bone support is necessary to keep the teeth secure in their positions, to preserve the size and shape of the jaw and to provide anchoring support for dental implants. Gum disease and other factors cause bone loss around the teeth. Bone can also be lost in the floor of the sinuses which lie just above the upper rear teeth. Dr. Rubino can expertly regenerate lost bone in your jaw and on the floor of your sinus cavity with minimally invasive bone grafting procedures.
While the success rate of dental implants is extremely high, Dr. Rubino occasionally sees new patients who have received implants elsewhere and whose implants have become unstable or been compromised by infection and bone loss. He uses advanced technology and minimally invasive, effective treatments to save these implants whenever possible.
If you need to straighten your teeth with an orthodontist but dread the idea of wearing braces for anywhere from 18 months to three years, you may be able to take advantage of a breakthrough periodontal treatment known as accelerated orthodontics. Dr. Rubino can perform this simple and precise procedure that will allow your orthodontist to safely move your teeth at up to four times the usual speed. In most cases, this brings your full correction time down to approximately seven months.
Children and teens will sometimes need gum grafting for receding gums, gum recontouring around their teeth, or periodontal treatments to assist orthodontics. Teenagers with fully developed jaws can also receive dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth. Dr. Rubino provides gentle, comfortable and effective periodontal care to children and teens.
Teeth need to be extracted under certain circumstances, such as when they are too deteriorated to be saved, or need to be removed to prepare for a dental implant. Dr. Rubino uses a high-tech, minimally invasive procedure to extract teeth gently and with minimal to no damage to the surrounding gum and bone.
Dr. Rubino and our staff treat your comfort as a top priority and do everything possible to make your treatments as pain free and easy on you as possible. Our friendly service, minimally invasive treatments, comfort amenities and sedation options all contribute to providing comfortable care.
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