My New Tooth!

By Carol Waldman July 30, 2008

Dear Dr. Waldman

I just want to let you know how pleased I am with my new tooth! A year ago you took x-rays, saw infection and told me that one of my teeth would have to be removed. Because it was a rear molar, I thought the tooth would not have to be replaced. You explained that not replacing the tooth is not an option that you recommend as it could lead to many problems in the future. You then explained my other two options: a bridge or a dental implant. Both sounded complicated and expensive and I asked what you would do if you were in my situation. Your advice was to have a dental implant. Because you have always provided excellent care to myself and my family, I trust and respect your judgment and decided to proceed with the dental implant.

You referred me to Dr. Phillip Novack, a periodontist who performs dental implants. The entire implant process took nearly 8 months from the time my tooth was removed to the time that I was ready to have the crown placed on it. This was an investment in my health, my future, and myself. I was confident that the dental implant was a permanent solution to the missing tooth.

Yesterday you placed the crown on top of the implant. It feels good and looks great. As soon as I looked in the mirror, I knew that I made the right decision.

I am happy to share my experience with other patients who might be faced with the same decision. Thank you Dr. Waldman for helping me to make the right decision and for the excellent care and attention that both you and Dr. Novack gave me.