Periodontal & Dental Implant Services
in Long Island

Dr. David R. Scharf is a periodontist in Long Island who specializes in a number of services and procedures. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating, identifying, and preventing periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are those that are related to the bones and gums. These supporting structures are essential to healthy teeth and keeping teeth in place.

You can trust that with Dr. Sharf you are getting care from a board certified periodontist who is a certified instructor for LANAP. He is a caring periodontist who takes time to talk to patients and listen to what they have to say.

Our office provides many different services. Here is an overview of the main procedures we offer and a brief overview of what they are.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that will fuse with the jawbone in ways similar to how your natural teeth do. The process of dental implants varies based on the patient. But, in general, dental implants begin with titanium posts being placed in the jaw bone. Then, the bone bonds with the titanium post to create a solid foundation. Lastly, the prosthetic teeth are put in. The material of these implants creates a look, feel, and function of a natural tooth.

Sedation Dentistry

We recognize that some patients have anxiety over going to the dentist. We offer three different methods of sedation dentistry to help put high-stress patients at ease. The three methods of sedation dentistry we have at Dr. Scharf’s office are IV sedation, oral sedation, and the NuCalm method. Each method has advantages, and it depends on the patient and procedure as to which method is used.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Scharf also offers cosmetic dentistry services. We know there are patients who don’t feel confident in their smiles. We want to help these patients feel free to smile! So, we have gum recontouring serv often use laser gum surgery to help reduce the appearance of a gummy smile and get you the smile you want.

Crown Lengthening

A crown lengthening procedure is when a periodontist exposes more of a tooth’s structure. This procedure is done so that a dentist will be able to fit a crown properly on a tooth that does not originally have enough structure available above the gumline.

Ridge Enhancement

Ridge enhancement is a way to restore functionality and cosmetic appearance. The gum ridge is part of the gum tissue that is visible after a tooth removal. This exposed ridge often will shrink and create a ridge defect. This makes it hard to create natural replacement teeth or insert dental implants. A ridge enhancement can restore the ridge and make it easier to replace teeth.

With Dr. Scharf and our professional team, we are committed to giving you high quality care. Each patient is different, and we will work on an individualized level to give every patient the services they need.

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Call our office at (631) 661-6633