Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Adriana Albite, DMD

W. Roger Long, DDS

Bethany Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

How Do I Know if I Need a Dental Crown or a Filling? 

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Toothaches and dental damage can be worrying, but modern dentistry offers solutions like fillings and dental crowns in Fort Pierce to restore your smile.  While both address tooth issues, they serve different purposes. Here’s a breakdown to help you understand which might be right for you. 

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When Are Fillings the Recommended Treatment? 

Dental fillings are ideal for early intervention. If you have a small cavity or minor tooth decay, a filling effectively removes the affected area and replaces it with a tooth-colored composite resin. Fillings are generally less invasive and quicker than crowns. 

When Are Crowns the Best Option? 

Crowns offer a more comprehensive solution for teeth that require significant repair. Here are some signs a crown might be necessary: 

  • Extensive Decay: If a cavity is large or affects a substantial portion of the tooth, the remaining structure may not be strong enough for a filling. 
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth: Cracks or fractures compromise the tooth’s integrity. A crown encases the tooth, restoring strength and preventing further damage. 
  • Root Canal Treatment: After a root canal, the tooth becomes brittle. A crown protects the weakened tooth and prevents breakage. 
  • Worn Teeth: Excessive wear and tear can significantly reduce tooth size. Crowns restore the tooth’s shape and function. 

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Not Sure If You Need a Filling or Dental Crowns in Fort Pierce?  

Ultimately, diagnosing the best course of treatment requires a dental professional’s expertise. Here at Smooth Sailing Dental, our experienced dentists will examine your teeth, assess the damage, and recommend the most suitable option. Contact us and schedule an appointment today! 

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA