Great Neck, NY -- According to the most recent statistics from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth due to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. The AAOMS also reports that by age 74, approximately 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Dr. Sam R. Morhaim of the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates says dental implants in Long Island have become an increasingly popular option for restoring a beautiful smile over the past few years as patients have begun to see the benefits of undergoing a more permanent procedure than dentures. Dr. Morhaim says he often recommends dental implants over dentures to patients at his Long Island dentistry practice due to a number of important factors including strength, durability, and lasting results.
As a dentist in Long Island, Dr. Morhaim and his team focus on a wide variety of procedures ranging from orthodontics and periodontal care to pediatric dentistry and aesthetic treatments. He says patients at his practice typically request dental implants because they offer secure, long-lasting relief from the inconveniences many people associate with dentures. Because they are permanently attached to the jaw bone, Dr. Morhaim says dental implants are sturdier than dentures, they eliminate the fear of slippage, and can be easily cleaned and brushed as one would do with natural teeth.
Performed using a minimally invasive procedure that anchors a biocompatible metal post to the patient’s jaw, dental implants can be used to correct one missing tooth or multiple gaps in a person’s smile. Dr. Morhaim says a carefully-crafted, custom permanent tooth is then placed on the top of the abutment to ensure an aesthetic appearance and optimal functionality.
Regardless of whether patients are looking for dental implants or another cosmetic procedure such as porcelain veneers, Dr. Morhaim says he recommends consulting with an experienced and dedicated dentist before undergoing any dental treatment. Through partnership with the right practice, he says patients can experience the benefits of a natural-looking, beautiful smile with the safety and peace of mind available from modern implant dentistry techniques.
About the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates
For the past 35 years, the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates has served the Long Island area, providing a wide range of treatment options including cosmetic and general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Dentists with the practice include members of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontology, the International College of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and Accredited Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sam Morhaim, a senior partner of the GNMIDA, earned his D.D.S. degree from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He also graduated with honors from the Boston University School of Postdoctoral Periodontics and Oral Biology. Dr. Morhaim is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the highest honor bestowed upon active members, and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations.
The GNMIDA offices are located at 611 Northern Blvd Suite 100 in Great Neck, NY and 400 South Oyster Bay Road Suite 201 in Hicksville, NY. It can also be contacted online via the website greatneckdentalassociates.com or the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates Facebook page.