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

Osseointegration: The Key to Successful Implants

dentist helping patient choosing crowns for Dental Implants Fort Pierce

Dental implants in Fort Pierce are synonymous with stability and reliability, offering a long-term solution for those seeking to restore their smiles and oral function. But what exactly is the secret behind this stability? The answer lies in a process called osseointegration. 

Dental Implants in Fort Pierce illustration

What is Osseointegration? 

Osseointegration is the biological process through which a dental implant forms a strong and lasting bond with the surrounding jawbone tissue. This integration occurs at the microscopic level, as bone cells gradually adhere to and grow around the surface of the implant, effectively anchoring it in place within the jaw. 

The Foundation of Stability 

The foundation of stability in dental implants lies in osseointegration because it directly determines the strength and durability of the implant. When the implant integrates firmly with the surrounding jawbone, it creates a solid structural connection. This integration ensures that the implant remains securely anchored in place, capable of withstanding the forces exerted during chewing and speaking without loosening or shifting.  

Without robust osseointegration, the implant may lack stability, leading to potential complications such as implant failure or discomfort for the patient. Therefore, achieving optimal osseointegration is crucial for ensuring the long-term success and functionality of dental implants. 

Factors Influencing Osseointegration 

  • Patient’s Overall Health: The patient’s general health, including conditions like diabetes and habits like smoking, can affect bone healing and osseointegration. 

 

  • Bone Density and Quality: Sufficient bone density at the implant site is crucial for successful osseointegration. Factors like age, genetics, and previous dental treatments can influence bone quality. 

 

  • Design and Material of the Implant: Implants with surface modifications and made from biocompatible materials like titanium facilitate osseointegration. 

 

  • Proper Oral Hygiene: Good oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing complications and supporting osseointegration. 

 

  • Post-operative Care Instructions: Following instructions regarding diet, oral hygiene, and activity restrictions is vital for promoting successful osseointegration. 

Dental Implants in Fort Pierce

Ready to Rediscover Your Smile with Dental Implants in Fort Pierce? 

At Smooth Sailing Dental, we specialize in providing top-quality dental implant solutions tailored to your needs. Say goodbye to missing teeth and hello to a confident, functional smile! 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