Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Dr. Dennis L. Burgner Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Parker, Colorado
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 office.
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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 Dr. Dennis L. Burgner
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Parker, CO
"After interviewing a local dentist for a high-school project, I took an immediate interest in the profession. I already loved the sciences and working with my hands, so dental care seemed perfect for me. It would also let me use my leadership qualities and further develop my dexterity. Best of all, I could help people. Now, after more than 30 years, I count my blessings each day for the rewards my career has given me."
Education and Experience:
DDS – The University of Texas Dental School – Houston, 1972
BS – Biology/Chemistry, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK, 1969
Specialty Rotation Residency – United States Army / Womack Army Hospital
L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education – Alumni
The Dawson Academy Advanced Restorative Principles and Procdures-Alumni
Over 3,000 hours Post Graduate Dental Education
Master – Academy of General Dentistry (M.A.G.D.)
Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.)
Lifetime Learning and Service Award – Academy of General Dentistry (Currently the only dentist in Colorado to earn this award)
5280 Recipient – Top Dentists in Colorado
Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (the only Colorado dentist to receive this honor)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Colorado Academy of General Dentistry – Board of Directors
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Colorado Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Colorado Academy of Implant Dentistry, Colorado Laser Dentistry Study Club
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (D.O.C.S.)
Colorado Academy of Osseointegration (Implants)
Colorado ITI (International Implant Team for Implantology) Study Club