SHARON MIYAMOTO, DDS

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

COSMETIC PERIODONTAL SURGERY:  Periodontists perform a wide range of procedures that are often looked at like plastic surgery of the dental world. Trained in seeing even the smallest flaw, we work to give patients a smile that is both attractive and functional. GUMMY SMILE OR UNEVEN GUM LINE A gummy smile is one in which […]

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Bone and Tissue Regenerative Procedures

If you’ve suffered from bone loss due to periodontal disease, you might be the perfect candidate for a procedure that regenerates the bone that you’ve lost. This, in essence, reverses the loss of bone. Dr. Miyamoto has been performing this procedure for over 25 years. Bone regeneration is an ideal way to restore both form and […]

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Teeth Whitening

A beautiful, white smile is something everyone wants. The daily wear and tear of life can lead to discoloration of your teeth. From drinking coffee to smoking to enjoying a glass of red wine, your teeth take a beating. Professional teeth whitening can get you a whiter smile in just one or two sessions. Give […]

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Oral Cancer Exam

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or doctor to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of an oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. These exams take a few minutes and we look […]

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Periodontal Maintenance

A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth ABOVE the gum line. During a regular cleaning, the teeth are also polished. A periodontal maintenance cleaning is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected UNDER the gum line. Oral Irrigation and Antimicrobials are also utilized […]

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Teeth Cleaning

All good dentistry starts with preventative care as its cornerstone. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends people visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam. Regular cleanings play an important role in your overall oral health because they remove the build-up of plaque and allow the dentist to gauge how healthy […]

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Scaling and Root Planing

While there are a wide variety of procedures available to treat periodontal disease, our practice aims to give patients a healthy smile with the least invasive and most budget-friendly method possible. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment method that is best thought of as a deep cleaning. During this procedure, plaque is removed […]

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Tooth Extraction with Ridge Preservation

A tooth extraction can be required for a variety of reasons, including severe decay, injury or trauma, or disease, such as periodontal disease. Teeth that are misaligned or impacted may also need to be removed to accommodate additional treatment like orthodontic treatment. After a tooth is extracted, bone is placed in the socket to preserve […]

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Pocket Reduction Surgery

Healthy mouths have tissues that fit tightly around teeth. The tighter the tissue the better, as it creates a strong barrier to pathogens. When a person develops periodontal disease however, these supporting tissues and ultimately bone, are damaged. As the gum tissue is damaged, pockets form. These pockets provide the perfect space for food and […]

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Enamel Matrix Derivative and Bone Morphogenic Protein

Different types of materials are used during surgery to regenerate the bone and attachment.  EMDOGAIN is designed to treat and reverse gum disease and bone loss in a completely natural method. Just like stem cells, EMDOGAIN uses your body’s naturally produced proteins to regenerate gum tissue, bone, and the ligaments that anchor your teeth to […]

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Bone Grafting

While the bone grafting procedure sounds scary, it’s an important procedure that helps build up the bone beneath the gums. These bones are the main foundation that supports your upper and lower teeth. When a tooth falls out, your bone resorbs, which ultimately results in bone loss. This becomes problematic when a missing tooth needs […]

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial teeth that function just like your natural teeth. They’re a long-term solution for people who have lost one or more teeth. The dental implant functions by replacing the tooth, while increasing stability and durability. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jaw bone to replace the […]

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Pinhole Procedure

A Revolutionary Treatment for Gum Recession What is gum recession? The term gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. This is often the result of gum disease (periodontitis), aging, genetics, and habits like smoking or even brushing your teeth too hard. Why should gum recession be taken seriously? As […]

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Gum Grafting

Gum recession is both an uncomfortable and unattractive problem that can be caused by gum disease, genetics, use of a hard toothbrush, or even bruxism (grinding or clenching). A gum graft can help solve this problem. From a Cosmetic Perspective From a cosmetic perspective, your smile plays a huge role in how people view you. […]

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