A gap between two teeth, or a diastema, can form anywhere in the mouth but is most noticeable between the two front teeth. Diastemas are more common than you would think, affecting both adults and children. While some gaps are small or not noticeable in a far corner of the mouth, other gaps are very noticeable and can cause issues with self-confidence. Luckily, diastemas are fairly simple to fix with treatments like dental bonding, veneers, and orthodontics. What causes gaps in teeth? Diastemas can occur in both adults and children… Read More
Federal and NY State regulators have given the okay to dental practices to re-open as restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to ease. By implementing proper safety protocols, dental offices can keep the risk of COVID-19 transmission low and keep patients, doctors, and staff as protected as possible. According to a survey by the American Dental Association, over 70% of dental offices have reopened since the end of June. Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Suffolk County is open and welcoming patients for all procedures, including cosmetic dentistry… Read More
We understand it’s been a difficult time for New Yorkers. Like the rest of the country, the staff here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry have been carefully monitoring the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re happy to say that we are once again open for all types of appointments (emergency and otherwise)— with some modifications. Our entire team is taking every possible precaution to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff members. Please take note of the following coronavirus safety precautions. How we’re keeping… Read More
For many years, the only option for people with missing teeth was dentures. Unfortunately, there were a lot of issues and health problems associated with them. This is why so many people are now turning to modern dental implants. They are anchored directly into the jawbone, just like the root of a natural tooth. This enables them to support the bone density of the jaw. In addition, they are as functional and aesthetically beautiful as natural teeth. If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you may be wondering what they… Read More
If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’re not alone. Many people wish they had whiter, straighter, or more even teeth as a beautiful smile builds confidence. Luckily, many cosmetic dentistry options can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Two of the most popular are veneers and dental bridges. A dental bridge is a structure that replaces one or more teeth, forming a “bridge” between the gap created by missing teeth. Veneers are thin shells that cover the front surfaces of teeth to change the tooth appearance. You can… Read More
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that fit comfortably on the visible sides of your teeth. They look exactly like your natural teeth, except they are free of blemishes and imperfections. With porcelain veneers, you can effectively eliminate the appearance of stubborn stains, chips, gaps, and misshapen or uneven teeth. And since they are made from composite resin, they can effectively resist staining. However, they aren’t entirely impervious to discoloration. The following tips can help. Follow recommended oral hygiene practices Brushing and flossing is a great way to keep your smile… Read More
When you think teenage orthodontia, you might immediately picture shiny metal braces, colored rubber bands, and lots of embarrassment. You wouldn’t be alone. Metal braces have been the only viable treatment option for misaligned teeth for years, but not anymore. Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear and removable plastic “aligners” to straighten teeth without any wires, metal, and rubber bands. While many adults use Invisalign to get the smile they’ve always wanted, it’s a great option for teens, too. Here are 7 reasons parents should consider Invisalign for… Read More
By far the most effective and quickest way to get whiter teeth is to schedule an in-office appointment with a dentist. They use a whitening solution that is far stronger than anything available over the counter. Further, they also have the technical expertise and equipment necessary to protect sensitive gum tissues. It generally takes less than one hour to receive a professional teeth whitening treatment in the office. You will leave with a smile that is several shades whiter than when you came. Plus, your dentist may provide you with… Read More
Everyone wants to look younger, but since we haven’t found the key to eternal youth yet, we are left with different methods to prevent or reverse signs of aging. From makeup and skincare to Botox, plastic surgery, and more, these methods have different levels of efficacy. But what about the smile? Oral B recently conducted a study in which participants were shown two photos of a model. In one photo, the model had white teeth, and in the other, her teeth were yellow. Participants were then asked to estimate her… Read More
Dental implants have become an increasingly popular tooth replacement option for many reasons. An estimated 3 million U.S. adults have opted to restore their smiles with implants, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and this figure is only expected to grow in the coming years. Tooth implants prevent bone loss Why are tooth implants the preferred choice for millions of people? For one, this is the only restorative method that prevents bone loss. This means that when you get a dental implant, you are helping to preserve your natural… Read More
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