Dr. Matthew Burke grew up in Alta Loma, CA where he competed in wrestling, swimming and water polo for his high school.
Dr. Leland F. Porteous grew up in Berkeley, CA and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Biology.
Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.