We are a well-established Periodontal and Dental Implant practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having served the community since 1975, we welcome you to our long-standing family of patients. We hope this website answers any initial questions you may have.
Upon referral to our office, the first step is a clinical examination. Dr. Sorensen will thoroughly discuss options for treatment and his recommendations for care. In some cases we may schedule a second consultation appointment. This allows us to consult with your general dentist and review diagnostic images such as x-rays. Our goal is to work with you and your general dentist to provide the highest quality of care.
The foundation of our practice is the high level of training and experience of each member of our team. Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest recognition in periodontics. As a leader in his field, Dr. Sorensen engages in advanced clinical training to provide new standards of care. Our clinical staff is similarly committed and regularly attends advanced training courses. You can be assured of exceptional care in our office.
As a health care provider, we exist only because of you. Our long-standing base of patients serves as a testament to our commitment to your comfort and health. We will continue to do our best to provide you with the high standard of care you expect.
What is Periodontal Disease?
The word "periodontal" literally means "around the tooth". Periodontal Disease (also known as "gum disease" or "periodontal infection") is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums, and if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.More information on periodontal disease...
Dental implants are the healthiest replacement for missing teeth. Implants can also be used to stabilize full and partial dentures, allowing you to eat and chew much like you would with natural teeth.
A natural tooth is anchored into the jawbone by its tooth root. Tooth roots attach firmly to the jawbone and keep your teeth stable when chewing foods