Dr. Scott Silverstein is the Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist that area Dentists rely on for their patients' and personal care. Our team takes much pride in the unique structure in which our practice is modeled. Here are just a few things that make our practice unique: Our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and your comfort in mind, we offer the most contemporary care in an atmosphere that is built with you in mind.
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.
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Periodontal disease affects one or more of the periodontal tissues: alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum, or gingiva. While there are many diseases that affect the tooth-supporting structures, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the majority of periodontal issues and are divided into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. While gingivitis, the less serious of the diseases, may never progress into periodontitis, it always precedes periodontitis.