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

Interesting Facts About Getting Dental Implants

Fort Pierce Dental Implants diagram

Did you know that over half a million American adults opt for Vero Beach dental implants each year? Deciding to replace your missing teeth with this form of restorative dentistry is a wise move. If you want your smile to look and feel as natural as ever, then you can never go wrong with this solution.

Vero Beach Dental Implants color matching

Dental Implant Facts That May Pique Your Interest

They’re Usually Made from Titanium

The same material that’s used to make space shuttles is what makes up a dental implant. Due to its strength and durability, titanium is the number one choice for dental implants.

Since it’s biocompatible, this material can seamlessly integrate into your jawbone through the process of osseointegration. This allows your dental implant to stand alone as it roots itself into the bone much like your natural teeth.

They Help Preserve Your Jawbone

Did you know that tooth loss can cause your bone tissue to deteriorate? The bone is weakened when bacteria seep below the gum line. The absence of pressure from chewing will eventually lead to a loss in bone mass.

Since dental implants have this uncanny ability to mimic your bone tissue, they can easily stimulate new bone growth. The new bone tissue will not fail to provide enough support for your implant and for your remaining teeth.

They Don’t Look Like Prosthetic Teeth

Since dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, no one will be able to notice the difference between both. Unlike a partial denture or a bridge that requires other teeth to support them, each dental implant is a separate tooth.

Installing Them Requires a Surgical Procedure

On your first consultation, your dental health care provider will complete your medical history and do a thorough exam to determine if you’ll make a good candidate for dental implants. The dental team will schedule the procedure once you’re approved for dental implant placement.

During the procedure, the implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. A temporary crown may be placed on the implant during the period of healing. After osseointegration has taken place, the abutment is placed over the implant and the temporary crown is replaced by the permanent crown.

Vero Beach Dental Implants Office

Considering Vero Beach Implants?

Do you want to find out more about this remarkable restoration option? Contact Smooth Sailing Dental to schedule your consultation 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