Invisalign clear aligners take between 12 and 36 months to fix a crossbite, with most patients requiring 12–18 months of treatment. With that said, the exact length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your crossbite. Invisalign is an effective treatment for most types of crossbites. To achieve the quickest results, make sure to follow your cosmetic dentist’s instructions for wearing and changing your aligners. If you’re considering Invisalign to fix a crossbite and straighten your teeth, here’s what you can expect. What Is a Crossbite? Crossbites… Read More
Yes, it is certainly possible to get multiple dental implants in the same procedure. In fact, getting them all at once is ideal because you would only need to go through one surgery and one recovery period. Of course, only a dental implant specialist can determine whether receiving multiple implants is the right treatment plan for your particular needs. Every patient is a little different. Do you need more than one surgery for multiple dental implants? In the past, the standard procedure for placing a dental implant required two separate… Read More
Yes, dental implants are worth it. If you have missing teeth, there are other options for restoring your smile, such as dentures and bridges. However, implants are the gold standard in smile restoration treatments. Unlike other restorations, dental implants can be a permanent solution to tooth loss-- they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Explore the many benefits of dental implants below and talk to a dental implant specialist to find out if this treatment is right for you. Dental implants function like natural teeth People who suffer… Read More
In children, some gaps between teeth may close naturally as more adult teeth come in. In adults, tooth gaps tend to be permanent and are unlikely to close without the aid of orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry. If you feel that a gap between your teeth is detracting from the appearance of your smile, consulting an experienced dental specialist is the best way to determine the most effective solution for your case. Here is what you need to know about whether or not teeth gaps will close on their own. Teeth… Read More
Invisalign is an alternative to braces, which means you shouldn’t expect to wear braces before undergoing this treatment. However, since everyone’s smile is unique, you should consult an authorized Invisalign provider to get a definitive answer customized for your particular needs. Invisalign is an ideal treatment for teens (and adults) interested in getting a beautiful, straight smile without the inconvenience of metal braces. To find out if it’s right for you, talk to a cosmetic dentist today. How is Invisalign different from braces? Braces consist of metal brackets and wires.… Read More
With proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups, dental implant screws can last a lifetime. However, the crown typically lasts between 10 and 15 years with normal wear and tear. Dental implants are a long-term, permanent solution for patients who need a tooth replacement. In addition, they can be used as a whole-mouth alternative to support dentures for patients with few or no teeth. If you have missing teeth, our knowledgeable team of Long Island dentists can help you explore your treatment options for a happy, healthy smile. Can Dental Implants… Read More
Almost anyone who has missing teeth may choose to replace them with dental implants. There are very few contraindications for getting them. However, your dentist will need to make the final determination as to whether you’re a good candidate for this type of restoration. “Even if you’ve been told by another dentist that you aren’t a good candidate for implants due to less than adequate jawbone mass, you may actually still be able to get them thanks to some of the newer, innovative placement techniques,” said Dr. Nick Augenbaum of… Read More
Teeth whitening pens do brighten up your smile to a certain extent. They are a good option for a quick fix before a special event. However, the bleaching agent in these OTC products only works on certain types of stains, and the results are short-lived compared to professional tooth whitening at your dentist’s office. Convenience and portability are the hallmarks of whitening pens but do not expect dramatic improvements if you’re a coffee, tea, or wine aficionado. The pen’s peroxide does a fair job tackling superficial discoloration but may provoke… Read More
It is possible to get veneers with an overbite—however, it's best to first correct any bite issues with orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. What is An Overbite? An overbite is when the top teeth overlap the bottom, generally by about one-third. Overbite is frequently confused with overjet when the top teeth stick out farther than the bottom. Overbites are mainly caused by genetics, though they can sometimes occur after a trauma or injury to the teeth or jaw. It's essential to correct an overbite as soon as possible because, if left… Read More
Dental implants are long-term tooth replacement solutions that mimic the look, feel, and maintenance of natural teeth. They are generally made from titanium roots and implanted directly into the jawbone and fitted with dental crowns. They provide superior support and permanence when compared to other tooth-replacement methods. Interested in dental implants? Here are 4 myths about them: Myth #1: Dental Implants are Purely Cosmetic Solutions Many people believe that dental implants only offer cosmetic benefits. However, missing teeth can have serious health implications: Difficulty Eating and Speaking – Teeth are… Read More
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