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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: BS and DDS, Advanced Periodontics, University of Southern California
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies: Periodontics and Implantology, University of Southern California
Treatments offered at CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy
Most popular answers from Alina Krivitsky, DDS
Even when bone loss is severe, it is possible to augment bone and place dental implants in most cases. Usually major bone augmentation is done with... READ MORE
Gum lift may imply gum graft (shortening the tooth, helping to cover an exposed tooth root) or crown lengthening (lengthening the tooth, exposing the... READ MORE
I Had Tooth #18 Extracted 20-25 Yrs Ago. Can I Now Have It Replaced with an Implant or is It Too Late?
One of the reasons your dentist is telling you to hold of is because they probably want to give you at least one functional chewing side on the right,... READ MORE
Gummy smile can be or skeletal (skull growth) or dental (short teeth) origin, or a combination of both. Skeletal cases are treated with orthognathic... READ MORE
Smoking can adversely affect the success of dental implants. It is protocol to quit smoking at least 2 weeks prior to implant placement, though longer... READ MORE
It is very difficult to answer this question without proper diagnostic information. Definitely, if you have crows feet or drooping around the upper... READ MORE
Dipping can definitely contribute to gum recession as it traumatizes gums continuously. If recession progresses enough, you may eventually loose the... READ MORE
A board certified periodontist should be your first choice for a gum lift. Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty. Cosmetic dentists are general... READ MORE
Receding gums can be caused either by trauma or periodontal disease. Only removal of these etiologic factors can arrest gum recession. Gum recession... READ MORE
Gummy smile treatment options can cary depending on the origin. Gummy smile can be of skeletal origin, dental origin or a combination of both. For... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Krivitsky
Alina Krivitsky, DDS has shared 7 before and after pictures with 12 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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