As a general rule, a person of any age can benefit from Invisalign. However, children are not typically candidates for the treatment before the age of 6. Sometimes, a dentist will recommend that a child between the ages of 6 to 10 receive Invisalign to deal with oral issues that are already present. In many cases, early intervention can be beneficial for young patients. Treatment at this stage is known as Phase 1 treatment, and it can help prevent further orthodontic complications later in life. When Does the Invisalign Process… Read More
When a child is diagnosed with congenitally missing teeth, it means that some teeth fail to erupt-- along with the rest-- because they are missing. This is a condition present at birth. Although it might seem like this condition would be fairly rare, it's not that uncommon. However, congenitally missing teeth can be problematic as your child grows, so it's best to consult a dentist about restorative options. Taking a closer look at congenitally missing teeth Usually, people are born with 20 baby teeth, also called primary teeth. These remain… Read More
The answer is yes-- you can treat just your top row of teeth-- or your bottom row using Invisalign. This approach is known as a single arch treatment. Before making any decisions about what type of cosmetic treatment you would like to pursue-- it's always best to consult with your dentist. If you are interested in Invisalign as a solution to your cosmetic issues, the team at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry will be glad to speak with you. What Are the Benefits of Only Getting Invisalign on Your Top… Read More
A person who has gum disease may still be eligible for dental implants. However, in most cases, your dentist will advise you to have the gum disease treated first. The reason for this is that dental implants require a stable jawbone and strong, healthy gums. Since gum disease attacks bone and gum tissue, it can significantly undermine the very structures that implants rely on. To ensure that your implants are sturdy and lasting, your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan that will meet all of your oral health requirements, including treatment for… Read More
When you decide to use Invisalign to achieve the smile you've always wanted, your dentist will examine the current position of your teeth and then develop a detailed digital plan for your treatment. Part of that plan will be a week-by-week schedule of when you will receive your new Invisalign trays, each of which will replace an old one. As you switch out your trays, your dentist will monitor your teeth to make sure that you are staying on schedule with your Invisalign treatment. If there are any signs that… Read More
Sufficient bone is necessary for dental implant support. People with bone loss might think they are not good candidates for dental implants. While that may have been true in the past, new bone grafting technology means that even with bone loss, many people can still get them. A good dentist for implants can perform bone grafts and sinus lifts on some patients, followed by implants after healing. However, candidates for the procedure cannot have an active periodontal infection. If they do-- they may become candidates for dental implants after successful… Read More
Insurance plans that cover orthodontic treatment with traditional braces will also typically cover Invisalign. Note, however, that each plan and insurance company can differ considerably in their coverage and limitations. You will need to check your own plan’s policy to determine if your insurance will cover it. If you’re having trouble deciphering confusing insurance language, don’t hesitate to call your representative for more clarity. You can also check with your benefits manager at work. Furthermore, even if you don’t have insurance or if your insurance won’t cover Invisalign-- there are… Read More
After the initial consultation, your dentist may be able to place the dental implants and complete your treatment in just one appointment. In other cases, it may take up to one year to complete the treatment process. It all depends on your unique smile restoration needs. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our customizing a personalized treatment. Whenever possible, we like to send patients home with their new smiles in just one appointment, although in some cases, the process will involve more stages. What are… Read More
Dental crowns serve a wide range of purposes, from protecting weak or cracked teeth to improving the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. Whether you already have a dental crown or you are considering having the procedure done, you may be wondering whether or not they will eventually need to be replaced. If you have any questions about crowns, the best first step to take is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. Here’s what you need to know about the durability of your dental crowns. Dental… Read More
Patients have long prized dental implants for their ability to effectively restore missing teeth. Since they are anchored directly into the jawbone, they are a long-term solution that allows patients to confidently speak, eat, chew, and enjoy intimacy with their partner, unlike dentures. Furthermore, implants can be used to replace one tooth or many of them—up to an entire mouth of missing teeth. It’s not necessary to have one implant per crown. Introducing the All-on-4 technique for multiple dental implants The All-on-4 technique is a revolutionary approach to restoring a… Read More
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