At Lombardo & Cho Dentistry, we make it our mission to add value to patients’ lives by investing in a lifetime relationship with our patients and their health. We are committed to helping our patients achieve the highest level of oral health in an atmosphere of trust and compassion. We especially “Cater to Cowards” and those in need of gentle, compassionate, quality dental care. We commit to a vision where we continue to provide excellent, informed clinical care for our patients, manifested in trusting lifelong relationships. We commit to continually advancing in our professional skill through the integration of relevant education and advanced technology, in order to deliver the exceptional care worthy of our patients.
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.
Let's face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You can probably see a filling or two in your own mouth, which do just that -- "fill" a cavity, or hole, in your tooth left from the excavation of decayed tooth structure. In many cases, those fillings are made of metal material and can go bad, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay under or around it. In fact, 1.2 billion of these metal fillings will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.
Dr. Lombardo wanted to be a dentist since he was about 13 years old.
Upon graduation from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2007, Dr. Cho joined Dr. Lombardo's practice for 3 years.
Dr. Kim was admitted with advanced standing to UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine where he was awarded his MD