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.
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Prophylaxis is a part of a periodontal maintenance treatment, and alone, is appropriate for people who do not have gum disease. The benefits include: Prophylaxis can be performed at our office, or by your general dentist. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually for healthy patients, but should be completed every 2- 3 months for periodontitis sufferers.
Dr. Hector L. Sarmiento graduated with a degree in Dental Medicine from the Universidad Cuauhtemoc in Mexico, where he then received training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his American dental license from the University of Rochester. Dr. Sarmiento also received his specialty certificate in Periodontics and his Masters in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors. During his training Dr. Sarmiento was named the J.