Dr. Brant Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Houston, TX
Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation and Lunchtime Gum Lift
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact our Houston office (713) 795-5905.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.
How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?
During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient's existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:
- Less Discomfort for the patient after treatment.
- Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting.
- No need for uncomfortable sutures.
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
- No need to take donor tissue from the patients palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Meet Dale J. Brant, DDS
Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Dale J. Brant graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1988. He completed his General practice Residency at the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1989 and at that time became a member of the Medical Center Dental Group. Dr. Brant focuses on listening to his patients concerns, finding the best treatment to fit their needs and their overall wellbeing.
As a graduate of the highly respected Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Brant believes that the key to effectively care for his patients during treatment and post-procedural recovery is education. During his time at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, he completed several advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, as well as completing many continuing education courses in implant and restorative dentistry. Dr. Brant is also a certified instructor for the International Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Organizations and Activities
Dr. Brant is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Currently, Dr. Brant teaches and lectures all over the country to dentists and their dental teams for the Millennium Dental Technologies Company and for the BioHorizons Dental Implant Company.
Dr. Brant likes to spend his personal time playing golf, and has a passion for the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Dr. Brant and his wife Carol have a daughter Kelly, and two sons Parker and Collin.
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