Here’s a fun fact: your smile (or lack of smiling) is one way people form an impression of you, albeit unconsciously, when meeting you for the first time. A smile shows you are friendly and likely easy to get along with. This is where veneers come in if you have a less-than-perfect set of teeth. One question we’re asked often is how long porcelain veneers last, especially on the front teeth. Do they need to be replaced often? Do they last indefinitely? What Are Porcelain Veneers? Veneers are medical-grade ceramics… Read More
One of the fantastic things about cosmetic dentistry is that you can tailor your treatment plan to suit your timeline. If you have a wedding, school reunion, or other major event planned, or if you simply want to look your best for your summer vacation, you can find a cosmetic dentistry treatment to fit within the amount of time you have. Some treatments do take a little while to bring results, such as Invisalign aligners. Others, like teeth whitening, can give you great results right away. Of course, it all… Read More
Dental implants are a permanent way to replaced damaged or missing teeth, and present an effective solution for a variety of injuries to the facial structure. While many patients are able to resume their normal activities within a day or two after the procedure, ensuring optimal results from a dental implant surgery involves some follow-up. Implant Placement and Healing Replacing a tooth starts with a procedure to place the anchoring bridge for the implant into the jaw bone. While the surgery itself takes just a single afternoon, the full process… Read More
Dentists often hear patients talk about how dissatisfied they are with their crooked smile. Malocclusion can result in significant social embarrassment and damaged self-esteem. It can cause people to avoid smiling and laughing altogether, or even to avoid social situations. If this describes you, you shouldn’t have to live like this. You can get a beautifully straight smile with Invisalign in less time than you might think! How long does Invisalign take? Invisalign treatment plans are developed on a case-by-case basis, since no two patients are alike. The length of… Read More
Fear of seeing a dentist is not unusual, and it’s certainly not limited to children. In a study, 58% of respondents reported having moderate to extreme anxiety in the days leading up to a dental procedure. It may also be the case that patients are not afraid but have some form of adverse reaction to procedures, such as experiencing a major gag reflex. This is where sedation dentistry comes in. One of the most common questions people ask is if they still feel some pain during sedation. Types of Sedation… Read More
Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are restorative treatments that can have major benefits for a patient’s dental health. Despite their many benefits, a lot of patients put off getting crowns because they are worried the procedure will hurt. However, these worries are unfounded, as the procedure for getting a crown at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is simple and pain-free! What Do Crowns Do? Crowns are used to boost a vulnerable tooth’s strength when the tooth can’t support a filling. For example, a broken or severely decayed… Read More
Whether you're missing a few teeth or large sections of your dental structure, dental implants can be an easy and effective way to restore your smile to its natural brilliance. The experts at Innovative Oral Surgery can even replace all of your teeth with an All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implant solution, leaving you with attractive and natural looking results. Full Mouth Implants All-on-4 or All-on-6 implants offer a range of advantages over conventional dentures, looking and functioning just like natural teeth and engineered to endure long-term. They also allow our… Read More
For years, metal braces were the gold standard in malocclusion correction. In fact, they were quite often one of the only options available. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology mean that there are more choices than ever before, and this is great news for adult patients (and teens!) who want to avoid metal braces. One of the most common reasons given for wanting to avoid metal braces is the way they look. Having a mouth full of metal is enough to make anyone want to avoid smiling. But they’re also problematic… Read More
Tooth sensitivity can happen to anyone, and it often happens abruptly, with little warning. There are many possible causes of tooth sensitivity, but the good news is that it’s also treatable. Talk to your dentist if you experience any unusual changes with your oral health, including persistent tooth sensitivity that causes pain when you consume hot or cold liquids or foods. Over-the-counter whitening strips Everyone wants a bright, white smile. If you’ve been using tooth whitening products, like over-the-counter strips or trays, this is likely the cause of your sudden… Read More
Tooth discoloration is very common. As we age, the outermost layers of our tooth enamel wears away, leaving your pearly whites looking gray or yellow. Whether your teeth are stained from nicotine, food and beverages, prescription medicines, poor oral hygiene, or even genetics, professional tooth whitening can help. There are three kinds of tooth whitening: professional in office, professional at-home, and store-bought at home. All three of these whitening systems use peroxide-based bleaching agents. The main difference, however, is the amount of peroxide. The average at-home whitening kit has around… Read More
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