Westland MI Periodontist
We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. At Samir F. Zakaria, D.D.S., M.S.D. your smile is our first priority. Dr. Zakaria is a specialist in periodontics and implantology. We specialize in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care.
Periodontist Dr. Samir Zakaria in Livonia is conveniently located near Westland.
Periodontics Westland MI
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance. Periodontist Samir F. Zakaria, D.D.S., M.S.D. provides complete Periodontal care for the residents of Westland MI including:
- Dental Implants
- Bone Grafting
- Guided Bone and Tissue Regeneration
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Bite Adjustment
- Gum Grafting
- Crown Lengthening
- Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
- Oral Cancer Exam
- Bruxism Treatments
- Periodontal Disease Treatment
- Oral Pathology
Dental Implants Westland MI
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants near Westland or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at 734-542-9904.
Gum Grafting Westland MI
Gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option when gum recession is a problem. Gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.
A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root. The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.
Before and After Gum Grafting
Bone Grafting Westland MI
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Gum Disease Westland MI
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Periodontal disease affects one or more of the periodontal tissues: alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum, or gingiva. While there are many diseases which affect the tooth-supporting structures, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the majority of periodontal issues, and are divided into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. While gingivitis, the less serious of the diseases, may never progress into periodontitis, it always precedes periodontitis.
Periodontal disease is dangerous in that it is often painless and symptomless. 80% of Americans will be afflicted with periodontal disease by age 45, and 4 out of 5 patients with the disease are unaware they have it. It is important to maintain proper home oral care and regular dentist visits to reduce the risk of obtaining this disease.
Periodontist Samir F. Zakaria, D.D.S., M.S.D. provides Periodontal care to the following communities:
Please call our Livonia office at 734-542-9904 should you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.