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13 Sep 2019 by  admin in Dentistry

Experiencing Tooth Pain? Here’s What Might Be Causing It

Whether it’s a constant throbbing pain, a dull ache, or irritation to food or drinks, tooth pain can feel almost impossible to manage. The good news is that you don’t have to (and shouldn’t) live with it. In many cases, correcting the cause of your tooth pain can be a simple and virtually painless procedure that will almost instantly alleviate you from the agony. Plus, getting into the dentist early and receiving prompt treatment can prevent the problem from turning into something more serious and harder to correct. Read through… Read More

10 Sep 2019 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

What Can You Not Do With Invisalign?

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Invisalign has revolutionized modern orthodontic treatment, letting you straighten your smile discreetly and comfortably. Unlike metal braces, these clear plastic aligners don’t alter your appearance or cramp your style. Whether your treatment lasts 8 months or 16 months, you can smile with confidence while using Invisalign. Because the aligners are transparent, no one will even know you’re having orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign offers patients of all ages an appreciable level of comfort and convenience, the aligners do require a degree of discipline and commitment. Everyone knows there are no diet… Read More

27 Aug 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Can You Really Get New Teeth in One Day?

All on Four Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a difficult thing to live with. It makes you not want to smile and cringe whenever someone takes a picture. It can interfere with articulating words properly. And of course, tooth loss makes it difficult to bite into and chew food. The result is that your quality of life is greatly diminished. Tooth loss also affects your overall health, as you may have poor nutrition and increased bone loss in your jaw. For all of these reasons, many patients are turning to dental implants for the solution.… Read More

19 Aug 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Which Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

Losing one or more teeth can have a significant effect on your ability to smile, eat, and speak with confidence. In the past, the only solution for replacing lost teeth was wearing a bridge or dentures. Thanks to major advancements in dental implantology, people of all ages can restore their smiles with a more permanent and convenient restoration. Which teeth can be restored with dental implants? You can have any number of teeth replaced with dental implants, whether it’s a single front tooth or several molars in the back of… Read More

25 Jul 2019 by  admin in Veneers

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

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Dental veneers, often made from ceramic porcelain, resin, acrylics, or composites, are a great solution if your teeth are misaligned, chipped, damaged, or even discolored. Veneers are intended to mimic real teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Porcelain veneers are the most popular choice as they are stain-resistant, and have a slight reflective tone, but resin veneers are thinner, and therefore allow you to maintain a more natural tooth surface. No matter which kind of veneers you choose, you need to treat them with care and respect. Though they… Read More

19 Jul 2019 by  admin in Crowns

Should It Hurt to Chew After Getting a Crown?

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Having a dental crown placed over a damaged tooth can be a simple to moderately complex procedure, depending on the state of the tooth in question. Many people, especially patients who haven’t had this type of dental work in the past, may notice pain when chewing after getting a crown. They might wonder if something went wrong with their procedure. So, what’s the answer? Should it hurt to chew after a crown is placed on your tooth? According to the dentists at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, mild pain… Read More

15 Jul 2019 by  admin in Whitening

How Many Teeth Whitening Sessions Do I Need?

before and after teeth whitening close-up

Coffee, blueberries, wine, green tea… the list of things that can stain your teeth can seem endless. Pretty much any pigmented food or beverage can gradually dull your teeth and result in discoloration. This change can occur so subtly that you may not notice it’s happening—until you compare your current smile to older pictures of yourself. When you decide it’s time to restore your brilliantly white smile, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. You’ll get results sooner than you might think. “Lots of our patients come in expecting to… Read More

11 Jul 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Smiling woman with new dental implants sitting in the dental office and looking at the mirror

Every year, thousands of Americans turn to dental implants to replace lost or missing teeth. For most people, dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting solution to improve functionality, oral health, aesthetics and -- perhaps most importantly -- one’s confidence. Dental implant surgery has come a long way in recent years, and when performed by a skilled dentist, this procedure is one of the safest with predictable outcomes. Implants not only remove the daily frustrations that often accompany removable dentures, but they can also help preserve underlying bone tissue, preserving… Read More

28 Jun 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

What Happens If My Invisalign Breaks?

woman clear aligners invisalign

One of the many benefits of choosing to straighten your smile with the Invisalign system is that the aligners are highly durable, while also remaining comfortable to wear in your mouth. As durable as they are, however, it is possible for Invisalign aligners to become damaged. The good news is that, unlike metal braces, there are no sharp wires or brackets to hurt your soft tissues when breakage happens. Plus, aligner damage isn’t a complete catastrophe. Here’s what you need to know when it happens. What to do if there’s… Read More

21 Jun 2019 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

How Long Does it Take to Get Invisalign Trays?

invisalign teen clear aligners

You have decided that it’s high time to straighten out your smile, and have elected to do so with Invisalign. Assuming you’re a good candidate for the Invisalign treatment (most people are thanks to innovative aligner features) you’re likely eager to get the process started. Once we determine you’re a prime candidate for Invisalign here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we develop a customized treatment plan that begins with taking 3D images of your teeth. These digital scans are relatively quick, painless and require none of the goopy… Read More

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