Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth, and many people consider them to be more aesthetically pleasing and convenient than dentures. Whereas dentures are removable, dental implants are permanent—and they look just like natural teeth. If you’ve been thinking of talking to a cosmetic dentist about implants, here’s what you should know. Dental implants can replace a full arch of missing teeth Dentists often place implants to replace one, two, or three missing teeth in the same patient. In fact, they can replace all of the teeth… Read More
Metal or amalgam fillings can be replaced with white fillings at the discretion of a dental professional. The former is made of a combination of silver, copper, gold, and mercury and are considered a durable, stable material. Although concerns have been raised about mercury, the FDA considers them safe. The American Dental Association also supports the use of dental amalgam as a reliable and effective treatment for dental decay. Should I Replace My Metal Fillings with White Fillings? Although the consensus is that amalgam fillings are completely safe, white fillings… Read More
One of the largest concerns that patients have before receiving dental implants is just how long they will have to wait to have their permanent teeth put into place after having their damaged teeth extracted. The thought of having an empty smile can feel overwhelming and embarrassing. However, this isn’t really anything you should be worried about. For whatever amount of time you will need to wait before sporting your permanent smile (if you have to wait at all), there are always temporary solutions to save you from embarrassment. How… Read More
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that, if left untreated, can increase a person’s risk of many health complications. These include stroke, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure, among others. Now, researchers are adding vision loss to the list of devastating health problems found in some sleep apnea patients. “This evidence is troubling, but hopefully it will encourage more patients living with sleep apnea to seek treatment in order to avoid these serious complications,” says Dr. Nick at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. “Many patients don’t realize… Read More
A smile is the most memorable feature of a person. In fact, 48 percent of adults think this is even more powerful than appearance or even smell. Because this is so important--for those with even minor imperfections--gaps, crookedness, or stains--it can be intimidating. If you are looking to make enhancements to your smile-- porcelain veneers or invisible alignment treatments will help you reclaim your confidence. When deciding, you’ll want to evaluate the cost, timing, and specific needs for treatment in the Huntington, Long Island-area. Below is a quick guide to… Read More
If you want a beautiful, straight smile without having to deal with the hassle and inconvenience of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign could be the perfect choice for you! During your consultation with a cosmetic dentist, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, including how to avoid staining them because they can become discolored or even warped. However, taking a few simple precautions can easily prevent this. Here’s what will stain Invisalign aligners Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic material. This means that anything… Read More
Over four million Americans wear braces to correct misaligned teeth. It’s never too late to straighten your smile; in fact, 1 in 5 braces-wearers are over 18 years old. Braces have been a traditional treatment for crooked teeth, but more Long Island residents have been asking about Invisalign at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in recent years. Learn why! Aesthetics Some children like the look of metal wires and colorful rubber bands – proud of their differences. However, the invisibility of Invisalign treatment is the top reason people choose… Read More
Since its introduction in 1997, Invisalign has “invisibly” straightened and corrected more than 7 million smiles around the world. Not only does the system offer a more discreet straightening process than its traditional metal bracket competitor, but it can also often correct teeth alignment faster than braces. Still, the retainer-like plastic tray system takes 12 to 16 months to work for the average patient, who must wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. While the process can make dramatic changes to your smile without the discomfort and… Read More
When teeth are missing, it can be painful, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. Everything from old age, disease, improper care, and unexpected accidents can lead to unsightly missing teeth. When a mouth has absent teeth, proper oral function can be limited. A person’s speech and ability to chew are often impacted, and self-confidence is also likely suffering. Yet beyond those noticeable changes, there also can be imperceptible challenges. The digestive quality of food can decrease, causing more internal health problems in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as increased inflammation, and decreased immunity… Read More
A number of factors can cause your pearly whites to lose their luster and turn a yellowish hue. And while smoking and oral tobacco-use are a primary culprit, your diet can have a dramatic impact on the color of your teeth. What causes yellow teeth? Beverages that are rich in tannins like red wine can stain tooth enamel over time, as can drinks like soda, coffee, and black tea. Of course, diligent brushing and flossing can go a long way toward maintaining a brilliant smile, but you can’t control the… Read More
“I had a crown put on. The procedure went really smoothly. It was pain-free. The quality of dental work is very good. I am really pleased with it and I will be going back to this office! ”
- Arnold S.
"I needed work and had anxiety. The entire office made me feel welcome and as calm as I could get. I am almost finished and so happy with the people and the work done."
"As a resident of both New York City and Long Island I am so pleased to have discovered this practice. Up on all the latest dental procedures and techniques makes necessary treatment easy and well done!"
"I would recommend using Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. They helped me change the way I look dramatically. Thanks so much!"