Are you thinking about getting dental implants to get back to your full beautiful smile again?

If your answer is “yes”, your next question may be “who do I go to for dental implants?”. An answer you may not be expecting is “a periodontist”!

In fact, many people looking to get dental implants often don’t think of a periodontist when deciding on which qualified professional they should go with for their procedure.

Periodontists are experts in managing periodontal disease, which is often responsible for missing teeth. So by choosing a periodontist for your dental implant needs, you can benefit from comprehensive periodontal care before, during, and after your treatment to a healthy, long-lasting smile. Dr Sandak has over 30 years experience as a Periodontist and brings his expertise to Park City Dental Spa.

Dr Sandak specializes in saving teeth, implants, and implant problem corrections, Dr. Sandak also performs a wide variety of periodontal cosmetic procedures here at Park City Dental Spa to correct gummy smiles and reverse periodontitis, also known as gum disease.


A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth roots from cavities or further gum recession. Gum grafts can also improve the beauty of your smile so you do not look like you have long teeth. Gum grafts add protective tissue to your teeth roots and they can treat root sensitivity, teeth sensitivity, and root cavities since your exposed roots are softer than your teeth and more likely to get cavities.


Why Is Dental Bone Grafting Needed
When a patient develops gum disease the bacteria around the teeth can destroy the bone holding the tooth in the mouth and a bone defect can develop. Bone grafting can repair these defects and help save your teeth. In addition, When a tooth is lost, the surrounding jaw bone is often lost over time. Jaw bone can dissolve in both height, width, and density. Patients without enough jaw bone mass are not candidates for dental implants. Bone grafting is often performed to reverse bone loss or enhance existing bone, allowing for the placement of dental implants after the bone graft has healed and created the necessary foundation for the implants.
Bone grafting surgery may also be performed to correct problems resulting from:

  • Trauma
  • Birth defects
  • Removal of a tumor or cyst
  • Tooth loss and subsequent loss of bone in the related jaw area
  • Dental implant loss and subsequent loss of bone in the related jaw area


What is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is the process of shaping and contouring excess gum tissue in order to expose more tooth material. It can be done for cosmetic purposes in the case of a gummy smile correction. Crown lengthening is also done to prepare the tooth for a crown when there’s not enough tooth material above the gum line. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and typically with the use of a dental laser for comfort and fast recovery.


A dental implant is a foundation on which the replacement of one or more teeth can be supported. It is embedded in the jaw bone and functions like a tooth root. A dental implant may be used to support a permanent crown, a dental bridge or a removable denture. Dental implants are recommended for anyone with missing teeth provided they have healthy gums, enough supporting bone and can tolerate minor oral surgery such as a tooth extraction.