the first step in dental implant surgery is to set up a dental consultation where we work together to create an individualized dental plan.
Bronx , NY (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
Hutchinson Metro Dental, Bronx , NY, and Bronx Periodontist John Kong, DDS are pleased to announce that he is now offering periodontal care services to Bronx area patients suffering from one of America’s number one reasons for tooth loss, periodontal gum disease. “Modern technology and the early detection of Periodontal Disease will significantly benefit people who are missing teeth from disease or accident,” says Dr. Kong.
Dr. Kong emphasizes that modern dental technology has produced updated solutions for patients missing teeth from disease or accident and one very important area that has made great changes in recent years is dental implants. At a 95%-98% success rate, dental implants can last a lifetime, if they are taken care of properly. The life expectancy of dentures is about five years. Dental implants are fused to bone in the jaw and give the recipient an artificial tooth that looks like a real tooth.
Although dental implants have been around for decades, recent advancements in dental implantology are allowing more patients access to sound periodontal solutions that were not possible even in the last five to ten years. Dr. Kong reminds his patients that not everyone is a candidate for dental implants however. “There are many factors to take into consideration before I undertake dental implant surgery,” says Dr. Kong, “the first step in dental implant surgery is to set up a dental consultation where we work together to create an individualized dental plan.”
Dr. Kong works with his patients one on one constantly educating them on the merits of proper dental hygiene in anticipation of not ever having to offer dental implants as a solution to their dental problems. Dr. Kong also tells his patients that it is very important to understand that periodontal disease can take on a number of different forms, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, as well. For a risk assessment please visit the American Academy of Periodontology.
About John Kong, DDS:
Dr. John Kong graduated from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY as a Doctor of Dental Surgery and went onto the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ where he received a Certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Kong is proficient in Korean and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association.
About Hutchinson Metro Dental, P.C.:
Hutchinson Metro Dental is a state-of-the-art dental center located inside the newly constructed Hutchinson Metro Center, 1200 Waters Place, Suite M 107, Bronx, NY 10461. The office is open seven days a week with some evening appointments available. To make an appointment or to gain more information about Hutchinson Metro Dental, call 718-822-8787 or visit http://www.bronxdentalspa.com.