Learn more about our Melville Dental Care Procedures
Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results. Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.
A New Dental Implant Treatment: THE NOBELGUIDE-PERFECT PLANNING FOR PERFECT TEETH
The NobelGuide enables the pre-planned treatment via 3-D computerized imaging to be transformed into clinical reality, utilizing a customized surgical template. Dental implants are precisely positioned with the NobelGuide. The surgical treatment is based on guided keyhole surgery that is minimally invasive without flaps or sutures. This greatly reduces discomfort and swelling considerably, as compared to conventional treatment. At the completion of the implant procedure, the pre-manufactured dental restoration can be placed, usually in the space of one hour. The new concept also reduces the number of appointments resulting in fewer interruptions in everyday life.
The patient can immediately return to work and social life after the treatment, since the concept is built on Immediate Function. For many patients this means a considerable cost savings. The combination of Immediate Function and the fact that the final restoration is ready at the time of surgery, radically shortens treatment time, therefore producing- TEETH IN AN HOUR
Once you learn about dental implants, you will realize, there is a way to improve your life and replace your missing teeth with titanium tooth roots, thereby providing teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth, and also restore a feeling of self-confidence.
The modern concept of dental implants began in 1965 when Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark placed the first dental implants in Sweden. It was originally a two-stage procedure, which required 3-6 months of healing, and two surgical procedures. This led to the development of the Novum Concept where an entire lower jaw is treated with only three dental implants and the permanent lower restoration is completed in the space of one day. This is the “Teeth in One Day” procedure. Immediate loading of dental implants followed with the ability to deliver an acrylic restoration for a full mouth in one day. Surgical modifications including flapless surgery make the entire procedure quick and easy. The new All-On-4 enables treatment of many cases with only four implants per jaw.
The use of Board Certified Medical Anesthesiologists provide a safe, monitored environment where the patient is totally relaxed, comfortable and without any feeling or recollection of the procedure.
Single teeth to full-mouth treatment can be accomplished in a single day or as little as one hour. Remember that NOTHING REPLACES EXPERIENCE. Dr. Howard A. Popper has been in practice 33 years, with more than 20 years of implant experience with thousands of implants placed, including the first TEETH IN AN HOUR on Long Island.
The mouth has a wonderful blood supply, and when the gums become inflamed, the numerous bacteria that have been making bacterial plaque spill into the blood stream, which carries them to important organs. If the bacteria settle in the heart, serious consequences can occur. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone supporting the teeth in the jawbones, thereby leading to loss of teeth. The next phase of treatment consists of scaling, root planning and curettage, which is essentially cleaning the teeth well, smoothing the roots and scraping the gums to eliminate the inflammation. If the periodontal pockets persist then periodontal surgery should be performed. Receding gums are a frequently overlooked problem that requires treatment. Periodontal surgery is often done to improve cosmetics when there is too much gum tissue in the front area of the mouth when people smile. It is also done to improve the foundation around dental restorations prior to crowns and bridges. There have been numerous studies linking periodontal disease with heart disease, diabetes and low birth weight babies. Good oral health is a huge step toward a healthier life. Periodontal disease can be a chronic condition, which requires ongoing care and monitoring to keep it under control. Professional periodontal treatment is an investment in the health of your mouth and overall health and well-being. Maintenance protects your investment. Treatment by a PERIODONTIST can correct this disease.
HOWARD A. POPPER D.D.S.
999 WALT WHITMAN ROAD
Melville, NY 11747
1 MEDICAL DRIVE
PORT JEFFERSON STATION