Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the dental implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even as an alternative to conventional dentures. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural.
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. As gum diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorates. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
Dr. Bloch’s practice provides a variety of non-surgical and surgical periodontal services including scaling & root planing, gum grafts, crown lengthening and bone regeneration. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.
Dr. Bloch has devoted his professional career to all aspects of periodontal practice with special interest in the placement of dental implants and cosmetic periodontal treatment. Dr. Bloch participates in continuing education seminars which enables him to keep abreast of the latest research and developments in periodontics and implant dentistry.