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NEW YORK, NY, September 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Missing teeth can take a toll on a person's confidence and ability to properly eat. While losing a tooth is not always avoidable, Dr. Joseph Lattinelli, Upper East Side dentist, is available to help patients who have gaps in their teeth regain their smiles. When teeth are missing, Dr. Lattinelli offers patients on the Upper West Side, NY, dental implants to replace gaps in their smile
"People who have lost teeth may feel too self-conscious to smile, or even talk. Biting irregularities can also develop due to tooth loss, which leads to poor eating habits and secondary health problems, such as malnutrition. It is important to replace missing teeth, which is why I am happy to continue to offer dental implants as the best option," said Dr. Joseph Lattinelli, dentist in Upper East Side.
Before placing dental implants, Dr. Lattinelli will assess a patient's bone density. If there is not enough bone or significant bone loss has occurred, a patient might need bone grafting before the implant is placed. Once a patient is assessed for proper bone density, Dr. Kauffman will explain the treatment plan. Next, Dr. Latinelli will select the appropriate implant system and size of the implant before it is surgically placed.
As the implant is securely placed into a patient's jawbone, a protective screw cover or cap will be placed over the implant, and then the gum tissue is sutured over the top. The patient's dental implant is then left to heal for approximately six months, which is a process called osseointegration. During this process, the bone tissue around the implant grows onto the roughened surface of the implant so that it effectively becomes part of the jawbone and can securely hold a restoration in place. After healing is complete, the screw cover is removed and an abutment is placed on the implant, which serves as an anchorage point to securely hold a restoration in place.
For more information on dental implants, patients can visit the website for Dr. Joseph Lattinelli at http://www.drlattinelli.com/. Dr. Latinelli strives to be the best Upper West Side dentist, which can be further seen through the availability of dental implants at his dental practice.
About Joseph C. Lattinelli, DMD, PC: Dr. Joseph Lattinelli, cosmetic dentist in the Upper East Side is a highly regarded member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Lattinelli has been in private practice for over a decade specializing in advanced Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with distinguished honors and recognition as the top Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry clinician. After graduating, Dr. Lattinelli, Upper West Side cosmetic dentist, went on to complete his General Practice Dental Residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ where he was a Chief Dental resident. While there, he mastered advanced techniques in Implantology and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Joseph Lattinelli is also a recipient of many honors and awards, including being name to the Who's Who publications, and numerous inclusions in "America's Best Dentists" by the Consumer Research Council of America in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Joseph Lattinelli
121 East 60th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
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