This morning was my third implant procedure at Periodontal Services. I cannot recommend anyone more highly that the folks here. The doctors and staff are always pleasant, professional and attentive. From the initial appointment, through…
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staff made me very comfortable and felt no pain, I was dreading coming here and all turned out well. would highly recommend.
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A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you'll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium — the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
After Drs. Friedman, Freedman or Ocampo has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, your periodontal disease will be under control. He will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy. Maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious home oral care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Drs. Friedman, Freedman or Ocampo will give you an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for your lifetime.
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Drs. Friedman, Freedman or Ocampo and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist. Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening.
Dr. Jonathan Friedman joined our practice in June of 2007. He is originally from Venezuela, where he completed his dental education at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in May, 2000.
Dr. Freedman, born and raised in Philadelphia, completed his periodontal training at Temple University School of Dentistry, where he also previously earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Brisa Ocampo is originally from Mexico, but was raised in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College where she majored in Kinesiology.