Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Keith Chertok, DDS, provides advanced periodontal and dental care including periodontics, laser therapy and dental implants to his Berkeley, CA, patients. For the exact placement of dental implants, Dr. Chertok now uses piezosurgery. Piezosurgery is a method of preparing the bone in the jaw to receive the dental implant using ultrasonic micro-vibrations. Because it uses micro-vibrations, it cuts the bone without affecting the soft tissue in the area. Piezosurgery can also be applied during extractions, periodontal therapy and crown lengthening procedures.
Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution for missing teeth. Implants have three parts: a titanium base that is placed in the bone, an abutment (attachment) piece, and a natural-looking crown. In some cases, a patient may require alterations to their jaw bone in the area where an implant will be placed. Some dentists still use the older method of using a burr to drill into the bone. The potential issue with using a burr is that the instrument can slip during use. Drilling can result in bone loss and tissue damage.
Patients receiving dental implants at Dr. Chertok’s Berkeley office are now being offered piezosurgery for the precise modification of the jawbone. Dr. Chertok uses piezosurgery to more accurately create the perfect implant site prior to implant placement. The precise placement of the implant is important for its quick and complete osseointegration with the jawbone. Piezosurgery often results in less discomfort and faster healing times for the patient than traditional drilling methods.
Dental implants are widely considered to be superior to other tooth replacement solutions. Because an implant fuses with the bone of the jaw, it functions just like a natural tooth so that patients can chew and eat with comfort. This is a tooth replacement option that will not slip or slide, so patients can eat a wider range of foods than they could with dentures. Dr. Chertok designs each crown to look like a perfect natural tooth for optimum aesthetic results.
People in the Berkeley area who are seeking advanced dental care should contact Dr. Chertok to schedule a consultation. For more information on Periodontics, laser therapy and dental implants, visit http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com.
About The Doctor
Keith Chertok, DDS is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for Berkeley, CA gum disease patients. Dr. Chertok graduated in the top five percent of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry and was elected to the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received the Quintessence Award for excellence in Periodontics and went on to complete a Hospital Residency program at the New York VA hospital. Dr. Chertok arrived in California to study Periodontics and Implantology at UCSF. He taught at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF dental school and continues to teach education courses to dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Chertok is the attending periodontist in charge of periodontal education for the dental residents at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Keith Chertok and his dental services visit his website at http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com and call 510-423-0748.