Dr. Dallessandro, known to many of his patients as Dr. D. or Dr. Joe, did his premedical studies at Boston College where he doubled majored in Biology and Philosophy and graduated with magnum cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He proceeded to the University of Buffalo where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation, he was accepted to and attended the much sought after and highly competitive James M. Rozanski General Practice Residency at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in upstate New York. “Studying under the tutelage of Dr. Rozanski was undoubtedly one of the best learning experiences of my life. Not only was I able to fine tune my skills as a dentist, Dr. Rozanski reinforced my commitment to be kind, caring, and compassionate. It was from Jim I learned the motto, “nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Dr. Dallessandro has been practicing in Manhattan for over twenty-five years. “I consider myself very fortunate. After so many years in practice, I still love what I do and hope to continue for many more years to come. I am very grateful to all my patients who have placed their trust in me. Their trust has reinforced my resolve to always do my very be.” He is a member in good standing in the First District Dental Society, the New State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dental implants :
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.