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

Vero Beach Dental Implants | Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

Dentists and oral surgeons hear this question a lot. Patients over a certain age wonder if Vero Beach dental implants are safe or if they’ll be effective at all. Dental implants work just as well for seniors as they do for younger patients. There is no specific age for dental implants. What’s important to qualify for dental implants is your general health.

Requirement for Dental Implant Eligibility

When determining a patient’s eligibility for dental implant surgery, we will take into account your bone health, your general health, as well as any medications you may be taking. Adequate bone structure is required for implant support. If your jawbone has had significant bone loss, a bone graft may be required to help regrow the bone.

How Does Smoking Reduce Your Ability to Heal

A vital step for the success of the osseointegration is the patient’s ability to heal. Smoking tobacco decreases your healing rate and is often the common cause of implant failure. The effects of smoking directly impact your overall health and your immune system. Smoking not only causes damage to every organ of the body, but it also reduces your ability to heal. This is due to the constriction of capillaries that decreases the blood flow. Clinical studies have shown the effects of a single cigarette reduces the peripheral blood velocity by 40% in just an hour.

Are Smokers Disqualified as Candidates for Implant Surgery?

Smoking is one of the factors often discussed in relation to implant failure, but smoking does not eliminate a patient as a candidate for implant surgery. But to help you increase your ability to heal and aid the success of the procedure, we will want the patient to cease smoking for a certain period of time.

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Need More Information About Vero Beach Dental Implants?

If you smoke and need advice and tips on how to temporarily quit for your dental implant surgery, our staff at Smooth Sailing Dental would be able to give you the necessary information about how to quit smoking. If you need to talk to us about Vero Beach dental implants, contact us to schedule an appointment.

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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