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19 Dec 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

How Long Will I Wear My Retainer After Invisalign?

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For patients and cosmetic dentists alike, Invisalign is often the preferred method to correct malocclusions and produce a more beautiful, straight smile. Invisalign gently repositions teeth through the use of a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. After the treatment, patients will wear a retainer to preserve their results. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment or the retainer, you can consult an Invisalign dentist in Huntington, NY. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry are always happy to answer their patients’… Read More

12 Dec 2018 by  Ali Long in Dental Implants Resources

All on 4 vs. All on 6 Dental Implants: Which Is Right for You?

The foundational component of a dental implant is the titanium post. The material itself is significant, since titanium has a remarkable ability to integrate directly with the jawbone. In other words, over time, the bone fuses securely to the titanium in a process known as osseointegration. Thanks to this special property, dental implants are able to restore strength and stability to the jaw in a way that dentures simply cannot mimic. They are the preferred choice of dentists, and most patients prefer implants too because of their aesthetic appeal and… Read More

4 Dec 2018 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How to Choose a Dentist for Dental Implants in Huntington, NY

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Millions of Americans suffer from edentulism, which is the clinical term for having one or more missing teeth. The loss of natural teeth is devastating. Not only is it damaging to your self-confidence and self-image, but it can also result in health complications. Without the gentle stimulation of biting and chewing on a natural tooth, the jawbone will begin to lose density. Many patients prefer dental implants over dentures because implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Once you’ve had the permanent crown placed, you won’t be able… Read More

27 Nov 2018 by  admin in Crowns

CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a necessary treatment for many patients. A crown caps a natural tooth to strengthen and protect it. Patients receive a dental crown after undergoing root canal surgery, suffering a severe tooth fracture, or having a cavity treated that is too large for a simple filling. Dental crowns are also a necessary component of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. For years, the only way to get a permanent crown was to have one custom fabricated at a lab, a process that generally takes two to… Read More

6 Nov 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Why Teenagers in Huntington, NY Are Choosing Invisalign Teen

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Invisalign is an ideal treatment option for people of all ages who suffer from crooked teeth. It’s capable of addressing many types of malocclusion—from mild to severe. For teens in particular, Invisalign offers many advantages. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign Teen in Huntington, NY, here’s a quick look at what you can look forward to. Invisalign Teen lets you stay active Traditional metal braces can be a pain—literally. With wires that can become loose and poke the soft tissues in your mouth, playing sports can be problematic. Invisalign aligners… Read More

2 Nov 2018 by  Ali Long in Veneers, Whitening

Tooth Whitening or Veneers: Which Is the Best Option?

Looking for a quick way to get a luminous smile? Want to brighten and correct discolored or damaged teeth? Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to enhance your smile (and boost self-esteem in the process!). If your teeth are stained, chipped or misshapen, there are two excellent options for achieving a movie star smile: tooth whitening and porcelain veneers. These two powerhouse treatments are the secret behind many of those perfect smiles you see A-listers flashing. Between teeth bleaching and veneers, which option will help you correct aesthetic issues and achieve… Read More

2 Nov 2018 by  Ali Long in Dental Implants Resources

5 Reasons to Get Cosmetic Dental Implants in Huntington, NY

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When disease, trauma or other factors result in tooth loss, there are several cosmetic dentistry solutions for restoring both functionality and appearance. However, none offer the long-term benefits provided by dental implants. Whether you are missing a couple of teeth or need a full upper and lower arch, dental implants are a superior option, and preferred by many patients here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Here are five reasons why you should consider cosmetic dental implants. The most natural look and feel Perhaps the star quality of dental… Read More

29 Oct 2018 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

What Happens if You Don’t Wear Your Invisalign for a Week?

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Convenience is one of the biggest advantages for Invisalign wearers. Patients love the flexibility and freedom of removing their clear aligners for short periods of time, whether for a special event, during meals or while brushing and flossing. Too work effectively, Invisalign requires self-discipline and patient compliance. Those who wear their aligners for less than 22 hours a day will see much slower results, and while a couple of hours here or there won’t derail your progress, forgetting to wear them for a week can have more serious consequences. What… Read More

19 Oct 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

What Is An Uneven Bite and How Can You Fix It?

Senior Woman Sitting In A Chair Looking At Her Teeth In The Mirror

When you visit a cosmetic dentist because of crooked teeth, you’ll learn exactly which type of malocclusion you have. There are many different types, including overbites, underbites, and open bites. An uneven bite, however, simply means that the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together the way they should. Signs of an uneven bite The most telltale sign of an uneven bite is that your smile looks crooked or uneven when your upper and lower jaws meet. Some of your teeth may be too close to each other. Others may… Read More

5 Oct 2018 by  Ryan Brown in Invisalign

Do Invisalign Trays Stain? Keeping Your Clear Aligners Clear

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Teens and adults alike often choose Invisalign because it’s so discreet. Unless you tell someone you’re wearing your aligners, they probably won’t have any idea you have them. Invisalign is considered superior to metal braces because of its convenience, as well. However, before you start your treatment, you do need to know that there’s a possibility of Invisalign getting stained. Here’s your crash course in preventing stains, and how to whiten Invisalign attachments and aligners when they do become stained. Invisalign staining 101 Your cosmetic dentist will instruct you not… Read More

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