Cosmetic Procedures in Birmingham, AL
Treating with Dermal Fillers
For various reasons, the gum tissue between the teeth (called interdental papilla) may be in an unfavorable position. This can cause the appearance of unattractive “black triangles” between the teeth. These areas can also be a food and bacteria trap because the function of the interdental papilla (to deflect food and debris from going between the teeth) is lost. Dermal fillers are used to plump these areas between the teeth and regain the function of the interdental papilla as well as to eliminate these unsightly “black triangles”. The effects of dermal fillers last about 6-12 months.
Intraspin Centrifuge For Platelet Rich Fibrin Harvesting
Periodontal disease is well known for causing irreversible, permanent damage to the mouth which progresses over time. Receding gums and the formation of gum pockets make conventional treatment difficult and sometimes ineffectual.
With Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy, Dr. Maddux has a cutting-edge new treatment designed to directly harness the natural regenerative abilities of the human body and focus them efficiently on dental applications. Platelet Rich Fibrin techniques can be used to accelerate the recovery process following a dental procedure, or it can be utilized to repair and replace damaged oral tissues directly.
Platelet Rich Fibrin is derived from a small amount of a patient’s blood which is centrifuged and processed to separate red blood cells from platelets and leukocytes which form the basis of a complex fibrin matrix membrane. When a PRF matrix membrane is placed over a wound, the platelets are activated releasing several regenerative proteins with real therapeutic potential.