Long Island Dental Implants - Dr. William J. Kobza - Periodontist

With today's technology and advances in implant dentistry, there ARE solutions for missing teeth, loose teeth, and decayed teeth.

There are even solutions for
complications related to previous implant treatments.

Finding a solution does not have to be a complicated and difficult process: you only need to answer 3 basic questions:

Of course, if you still have questions after speaking with your dentist, or you would like additional information, you can always give us a call to arrange for an opportunity to speak directly with Dr. Kobza.

When you visit our Long Beach Periodontal office, your oral health and confidence in your smile is our top priority.

Dr. Kobza is a specialist in Periodontics & Dental Implantology. His primary concern is to take a detalied history of the current conditon of your mouth and complete a thorough dental and periodontal exam. Only after this information has been collected will he be able to explain to you what the problem is, what your options are, and then discuss with you those options so that you can make a choice that is best for you. 

     ***your initial visit will take 30-40 minutes:

     ***additional time may be needed if your problems are complex

His practice specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease, dental implant therapy and periodontal surgery, as well as preventive services such as periodontal cleanings. He works closely with your dentist to give you the best treatment possible in terms of your overall health.

Whether you are an existing patient, referring dentist, or a new patient searching for a periodontist to treat your periodontal disease or replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, we hope our website can help to answer your questions and guide you to the best solution.

When you visit our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of Periodontal and Dental Implant services. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:

Science first: "What does science say?"

-science is your "guarantee" of the highest probability of successful treatment
-Buser criteria

Finding a solution does not have to be a complicated (opposite of simple) and difficult process
-(need a framework for the decision-making process...the 3 questions listed below).

To find a solution for your particular problem / situation / concerns to address your concerns, take a minute to answer these 3 basic questions. Get started by clicking the link for each question and review the options that are available. As you answer each question, keep track of your answers. It will help to clarify your options, and (2) if will provide you with the necessary background information to help you discuss each of these options with your dentist.
It will help you clarify your choices if you keep notes on a pad of paper. you need to answer 3 basic questions: (keep things short and simple)

-(answering these questions will help the you, the patient, in many ways:
-clarify your choices
-make you an informed patient that will help you discuss these options with your dentist
-provide background knowledge for the discussion
-take the time to answer these 3 basic questions and....
-take a minute to clear you mind, and click on each of the questions listed below. The answers to each of these questions will help you clear your mind and clarify what kind of implant solution really interests you.

1. What are my options? (alternatives)

2. What is important to me? (goals to accomplish)

-eliminate pain
-worry (freedom to socialize)
-avoid removable teeth
-my appearance
-my abiity to eat, enjoy foods they want to eat
-my ability to speak, laugh
-my freedom to do what I want, when I want, without worry

3. What can I afford? (cost, can be addressed under the 'options' link?)

4. What is the problem / what is the condition of my mouth

(Patients missing all teeth) Generalized dental disease / problems

-"Many, or most of my teeth are unhealthy and need to be extracted":
-(failing dentition): this category includes people with:
-failing bridgework
-generalized advanced bone loss from periodontal disease
-generalized root cavities
-fractured roots
-teeth with failed root canal treatments
-people in this category have what dentists call "a failing dentition".
-Select: Missing All Teeth

-"I have already lost my teeth, and my dentures are uncomfortable
-(edentulous patients)
-Select: Missing All Teeth

-"I cannot wear my dentures, and I have been told I do not have enough bone for implants"
-(patient with minimal bone levels)
-Select: Missing All Teeth

(Patients missing multiple teeth) Localized dental disease / problems

-"My permanent bridge has failed, and I don't have enough (support) teeth (to make / for) a new one"
-Select: Missing Multiple Teeth

-"Some of my teeth are unhealthy and need to be extracted":
this category includes people with:
-teeth with advanced bone loss
-teeth with very deep cavities
-teeth with failed root canal treatment
-Select: Missing Multiple Teeth

(Patients missing single teeth) Isolated dental disease / problems

-"I lost one of my teeth in an accident" (avulsed tooth)
-Select: Missing Single Teeth

-"I have any unhealthy tooth that needs to be extracted"
-this category includes people with:
-fractured teeth
-teeth with failed root canal treatment
-teeth with very deep cavities
-Select: Missing Single Teeth

Referring Dentists

We appreciate your confidence in our office and assure you that we will continue to provide your patients with the high quality care that is expected and deserved. Click here to learn more.

New Patients

Click here to learn about appointments & payment options as well as find answers to frequently asked questions, download patient forms & more.

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Dr. Kobza is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.

There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant: Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

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Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

Please browse through our website and be sure to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. You may also use our online appointment request form to schedule your appointment.