How can Dr. Dean Glasser help you prepare for dental implantation?Sep. 15 2022
Dental implants are a common and highly desirable way to replace one or more missing teeth within the smile. With the help of Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser, many patients can find out that they are appropriate candidates for this solution and can enjoy a more permanent, long-lasting alternative to a dental bridge, complete dentures, and partial dentures. During a consultation appointment, our team can evaluate you to determine if you are a good fit for dental implants and discuss the plan for dental implantation long before the final surgery is performed.
What are dental implants?
Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser of Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island describe the dental implant as a titanium metal replacement of the natural tooth root. These restorations are known to last a lifetime with appropriate care from the patient as they use the natural jawbone to maintain them in place and ensure proper functionality. These are popular because they function like natural teeth and provide a more permanent alternative to parietal and full dentures.
How can I prepare for the placement of dental implants?
Patients who want to receive dental implants must ensure that they are in good oral and overall health. This means that if you have any current gum disease, it must be resolved before implant surgery can occur. Also, patients with diabetes or other medical conditions will need to have these under control. Smokers will also need to abstain from cigarettes for at least two weeks prior to and after the surgery to ensure proper healing. Patients who do not have enough bone available for successful placement can talk to our team about the possibility of bone grafting to build up the area and prepare for placement at a later time.
Request a visit to Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island!
Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser of Melville, NY, encourage you to take the time to learn about the placement of dental implants and how they can help improve your quality of life after tooth loss! If you are ready to discuss this treatment with a professional, call 631-423-6767 to request a consultation visit. We are open to new and returning patients from in and around the community and welcome you to our facility!
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.