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13 Jan 2020 by  Ali Long in Crowns, Invisalign, News, Veneers, Whitening

Let 2020 Be the Year You Finally Get Your Dream Smile

The new year is here, and what better way to start off 2020 than with an improved smile! Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers numerous ways to achieve your goals and will work with you to understand your concerns and identify areas of improvement. There is no need to feel self-conscious about your teeth anymore, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy (and painless) it can be to realize the looks, functionality, and confidence you deserve. Get the smile you've always wanted in 2020 Cosmetic dentistry can… Read More

13 Dec 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

What Are the Best Alternatives to Dentures?

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Dentures are a cost-effective solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. And while they restore function and some degree of confidence, many people feel self-conscious wearing dentures, afraid the false teeth will slip out of place when chewing or speaking. Properly fitted dentures can still create pressure sores, be a constant source of discomfort, and cause noticeable changes in speech patterns. Fortunately, dentures are not the only option for restoring your smile. Whether you have a few missing teeth or need to replace both upper and lower arches,… Read More

9 Dec 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Dental Implant vs Dental Bridge: Which Is Right for You?

People with one or more missing teeth often suffer from a reduced quality of life. It can be more difficult to articulate words properly, eat foods you enjoy, and smile without feeling self-conscious. There are a few different options for restoring an incomplete smile, including dental implants and dental bridges. Each option offers compelling advantages, so talk to a cosmetic dentist to determine which choice will work best for you. About dental bridges A dental bridge literally bridges the gap in one’s smile. This oral appliance consists of two crowns,… Read More

9 Dec 2019 by  admin in Veneers

Can dental veneers match the color of my teeth?

When it comes to enhancing your smile with small fixes to make you feel more confident, veneers are a great option to consider. Unlike crowns or implants, which are meant to stabilize the structure and improve the function and health of a tooth, veneers are a better option for aesthetic improvements. Often, dental professionals will recommend veneers to enhance the overall appearance of a smile. They do this by attending to discolorations, chips or breaks, misalignments or gaps, as well as irregular shapes or unevenness. One of the primary benefits… Read More

22 Nov 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How Much Space Is Needed for a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are an excellent option for people who have one or more missing teeth. In fact, they are widely preferred over dentures, since dentures are removable, difficult to keep clean, and have a tendency to loosen when speaking and eating. In contrast, dental implants are a permanent solution. The implant post is placed directly in the jawbone, providing a secure connection for the natural-looking crown that’s placed on top. However, before determining whether a person is a good candidate for a dental implant, the dentist must determine whether there… Read More

22 Nov 2019 by  admin in Dentistry, Invisalign

What Is Better – Braces or Invisalign?

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 has 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

18 Nov 2019 by  admin in Veneers

4 Tips for Keeping Your Dental Veneers Looking Spectacular!

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Is your smile looking discolored? Do you have gaps between your teeth, misshapen teeth, or chipped teeth? You might be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentists often recommend these to patients who desire rapid and long-lasting results. Dental veneers are made of wafer-thin sheets of porcelain. They are custom-made to fit your smile and cover up imperfections. Although dental veneers are durable, they won’t last forever and will need to be replaced eventually. You can extend their longevity and keep them looking spectacular by following these tips. Choose… Read More

15 Nov 2019 by  admin in Crowns

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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One of the most common questions patients have before receiving a dental crown, or a dental cap, is, "how long will my dental crown last?" There are a lot of factors that play into the overall durability and longevity of your crown. Materials used, your oral hygiene, and wear and tear can all decide whether your crown lasts 5 years or 15 years. Here are some things to consider when choosing and caring for your dental crown: Materials make a difference The primary function of a dental cap is to… Read More

15 Nov 2019 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources, White Fillings

Can you replace metal fillings with white fillings

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

31 Oct 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How Soon After Tooth Extraction Can I Have an Implant?

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

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