Sinus Augmentations, or sinus lifts as they are more commonly referred to, are performed to increase the amount of bone to place implants to replace top teeth (upper arch). This procedure provides a necessary foundation for the implants. Many patients that were not candidates for implants in the past due to bone loss can now have implants to aid in chewing, speech and aesthetics.
Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company will do everything possible to save your tooth. Unfortunately, sometimes due to pain, decay, cracks, impacted (growing sideways) wisdom tooth, or periodontal disease, a tooth may be deemed hopeless. To avoid future pain and infection, this tooth would need an extraction. Many advances in numbing and procedure techniques have made the extraction easier for the patient during the treatment and less painful during the healing process. Our compassionate, board-certified oral surgeon is aware that taking a single tooth or many teeth out can be a scary thought. His expertise and gentle touch will ensure you, the patient, a smooth experience with an easy recovery. We are proud to offer sedation dentistry to promise a relaxed visit.
There are many ways to restore teeth, but dental implants are the only replacement known to replace roots of teeth. Proper placement and osseointegration (bone integration) can provide hard and soft tissue stimulation, preserving bone mass and keeping tissue healthy. However, due to multiple reasons, implants sometimes fail. An accurate diagnosis should be obtained as soon as an implant begins to fail..
Types of Implant Failure
There are three categories used to describe implant failure in root form implants. The first and most mild ailing. An ailing implant is an implant starting to show signs of inflammation (redness around implant or abutment) and mild bone loss. The next is failing. This is when the implant is showing increased signs of bone loss. This should be corrected immediately, and the source of the problem should be uncovered. It could be poor hygiene, malocclusion (bad bite adjustments), infection, or that osseointegration did not fully complete. Bone should be grafted in the areas where it is resorbed, and immediate implant rehabilitation should be started to save the implant. The final and most severe classification of implant failure is failed. There is no solution for an already failed implant with mobility. It must be removed, new bone grafts placed to preserve the site, and a new implant placed four months later.
Dental Implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular procedures in dentistry. With many advances in technology, teeth can be replaced with incredible accuracy. In many cases, teeth can be replaced in as little as one day! All implants are placed by our board-certified oral surgeon. One location, one dental team, one price! His expertise promises quality treatment for the foundation of your new tooth. Once a dental crown is placed, you can rest easy knowing you will be comfortable with your beautiful and strong tooth replacement.
Types of Dental Implant Solutions
A dental implant replaces the root of a lost tooth. Implants have come a long way since their beginnings in the early 1960s. Dr. P-I Brånemark created the first modern dental implants and developed what is the “Gold Standard” of Implantology. He founded Nobel Biocare, which is one of the systems Dr. Koeppel uses in his office today. Another notable company is Dentsply, which fabricates Astra Tech Implant System EV. This system has been proven to maintain bone surrounding implants, as well as providing an outstanding base for aesthetics, a critical attribute. Implantology has really become the most permanent way to replace missing teeth. Implants cannot decay like teeth because they are made of titanium and are built to last. There are many different shapes and sizes of implants and many different brands.
Long Island Dental Implants Specialist Dr. Koeppel has attachment pieces to every top brand out there; this is beneficial to patients because he is able to restore implants done outside of his office, as well.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea is a disorder that is characterized by periods of not breathing and lowered blood oxygen levels while sleeping. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, lasts anywhere from a few seconds to minutes! When this occurs, we wake up and seriously disrupt our sleep. There are many treatment options to avoid this serious disorder. As well as prevent other diseases that are directly related to untreated sleep apnea, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and excessive daytime sleepiness, just to name a few.
Risks Of Sleep Apnea
Daytime drowsiness was responsible for 91,000 crashes, 50,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2017. Sleep Apnea makes all other diseases worse as you are not getting enough oxygen at night. Dr. Ira Koeppel is proud to be board-certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In addition, our office is also one of less than 70 offices as of January 2018 in the United States that is a facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine There are strict protocols to ensure the highest quality patient care that our office is required to follow to obtain and keep this status. We are very proud to be in this elite category of dental sleep medicine professionals, and provide this level of care.
CariFree – Cavity Prevention Program
CariFree is an advanced system of solutions used by Koeppel Dental Group to prevent tooth decay and effectively manage pH levels in the oral environment. Tooth decay, or cavities are caused by a bacterial infection on the teeth (biofilm). The CariFree system employs the use of advanced scientific technology to test for and identify the bacterial infection in the oral cavity. This allows Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group, to treat the bacterial infection before it causes tooth decay.
Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group, along with very few other elite dentists and periodontists, offers in-office salivary diagnostic tests to obtain precise information about your risk for periodontal disease (gum disease) and oral HPV disease. The information gathered from these tests allows Dr. Koeppel to effectively help prevent these diseases and in periodontal disease, to accurately treat it.
As seen on the television show “The Doctors” in a recent episode called “Silent Symptoms You Can’t Ignore”, OralDNA saves lives with just a saliva sample!
The OralDNA Labs are well known worldwide for their leadership in the advancement of wellness through dentistry, and Dr. Koeppel takes pride in his partnership with them as a forerunner in the fight against gum disease and oral cancer.
Knowing about the oral and systemic connection between chronic inflammatory periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers Dr. Koeppel chose to have these tests readily available in his office for those serious about their health. The goal of these tests is prevention and early detection for more predictable treatment outcomes.
Integrative Oral Medicine
Integrative Oral Medicine refers to the focus Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company has on not only patients’ teeth, but systemic health and whole-body wellness. This model of treatment is more comparable to a preventative medical model of treating diseases and not just the result of such diseases.
This preventative model is set on disease prevention and risk management. In a strictly reparative model, patients’ symptoms are treated (get a cavity, and fill it), and they happen over and over again (i.e. periodontal pockets). Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, prefers the preventive model by treating the underlying cause of symptoms (bacteria, nutrition and home care).