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26 Oct 2020 by  admin in Crowns

Should I Get Teeth Whitening Before Crowns?

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Whitening treatments do not affect porcelain crowns, so it’s better to whiten your natural teeth first and then match the crown to the color of your new smile. If the crown is shade-matched to your current smile, and you later decide to get your teeth whitened, the hue of the crown will no longer perfectly match the surrounding teeth and may appear noticeably more yellow or discolored. If you are getting a crown and would also like whiter teeth, our Long Island cosmetic dentists will craft the perfect treatment plan… Read More

20 Oct 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Can You Have 2 Dental Implants Next to Each Other?

If you have two consecutive teeth missing, you may only need one implant for both teeth. Because there is a small gap between the teeth, the crowns are attached to each other to alleviate the gap. If your missing teeth are not consecutive, separate implants are needed. Much depends on which teeth are missing. If you lost your two upper front teeth, separate implants next to each other may give a better aesthetic result. Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry is open again and welcoming patients for all procedures, including… Read More

1 Oct 2020 by  admin in Whitening

What not to do after teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is an easy and safe way to improve your smile. However, teeth can become more vulnerable to staining after the procedure. In fact, some patients experience slight irritation and tooth sensitivity during and after treatment—though, this discomfort tends to subside after a bit of recovery time. To keep you as comfortable as possible, and your smile extra white, here are a few things to watch out for after your whitening session. Do not consume coffee or tea While it may be hard to skip your money cup of… Read More

30 Sep 2020 by  admin in White Fillings

White Fillings Vs. Silver Fillings: Which Are Best?

Most people will have at least one cavity at some point – especially because, thanks to genetics and age, even the very best oral hygiene habits aren’t 100% effective at preventing cavities. That isn’t to say that you should give up brushing and flossing, as these habits do help a lot when it comes to preventing cavities. However, it does mean that almost everyone will have to get a filling. The two most common kinds of fillings are silver and white. But what are the differences between the two? Is… Read More

23 Sep 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

How Many Refinements Do You Get with Invisalign?

woman clear aligners invisalign

Refinements are a normal aspect of the Invisalign process; they are used to ensure that you are able to achieve the results that you and your dentist had planned for. While not everyone who uses Invisalign will require refinements, in some cases, a few minor tweaks and adjustments will be necessary. Refinements are simply new sets of aligners. In most cases, only a few refinements are needed, and the cost is included in the overall price of your treatment. Here is what you need to know about refinements and how… Read More

11 Sep 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Do You Need a CT Scan for Dental Implants?

Oral surgeons take an oath, pledging to provide the best possible care to their patients. Computerized Tomography scans reveal the underlying structure of the face – including the muscles, blood vessels, lymph nodes, and nerves – to ensure minimal discomfort and maximum results. By comparison, a standard dental x-ray will only show the bony structures of the face such as the jaw, nasal cavity, and sinuses. In order to achieve the highest level of care, YES – you should have a CT scan prior to receiving your dental implants. How… Read More

31 Aug 2020 by  admin in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Now You Can Test Yourself at Home for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is an extremely common sleep disorder. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. This condition can lower the sleep quality of you and your partner, creating more serious issues during the day. Drivers with sleep apnea are almost 2.5 times more likely to be the driver in a car accident than the general population. Sleep apnea is a serious condition, and luckily, there’s a way to test yourself for it at home. Like the B.E.F.A.S.T acronym that should be remembered for signs of a stroke, there… Read More

28 Aug 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Does Teeth Whitening Affect Fillings, Crowns, or Veneers?

teeth whitening before and after

As we grow older, the appearance of our teeth inevitably changes. Whether as a result of acidic drinks, tobacco use, or simple wear and tear, our teeth tend to lose their luster with the passage of time. For many patients, teeth whitening offers an effective way to improve the appearance of their teeth and feel more confident about their smiles. There are a number of different ways to whiten teeth, and your dentist can help you settle on the most appropriate one for your needs. If you are curious about… Read More

26 Aug 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Do Dental Implants Look Real?

This is one of the most common questions we receive about implants, and the answer is simply, yes! Dental implants are undoubtedly the most natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth. Not only do dental implants look real, but they feel real as well. Thanks to fantastic advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are new materials and technologies which allow dental implants to match your natural teeth, flawlessly. Dental Implant Materials The point of dental implants is to create a permanent solution for a lost tooth that is undetectable once installed. This… Read More

19 Aug 2020 by  Lillian Slugocki in Invisalign

How Long Can You Wear One Invisalign Tray?

invisalign clear aligners

The Invisalign system gently straightens the teeth by applying pressure in strategic locations. It accomplishes this with a series of clear plastic aligners. They are custom-made for each patient. As you move through your series of aligners, your teeth will become closer and closer to your ideal smile. When you consult a cosmetic dentist about Invisalign, you’ll receive all the information you need to be successful with your treatment, including how long to wear each set of trays in the series. How long to wear each Invisalign aligner Throughout your… Read More

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