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19 Jul 2019 by  admin in Crowns

Should It Hurt to Chew After Getting a Crown?

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Having a dental crown placed over a damaged tooth can be a simple to moderately complex procedure, depending on the state of the tooth in question. Many people, especially patients who haven’t had this type of dental work in the past, may notice pain when chewing after getting a crown. They might wonder if something went wrong with their procedure. So, what’s the answer? Should it hurt to chew after a crown is placed on your tooth? According to the dentists at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, mild pain… Read More

15 Jul 2019 by  admin in Whitening

How Many Teeth Whitening Sessions Do I Need?

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Coffee, blueberries, wine, green tea… the list of things that can stain your teeth can seem endless. Pretty much any pigmented food or beverage can gradually dull your teeth and result in discoloration. This change can occur so subtly that you may not notice it’s happening—until you compare your current smile to older pictures of yourself. When you decide it’s time to restore your brilliantly white smile, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. You’ll get results sooner than you might think. “Lots of our patients come in expecting to… Read More

11 Jul 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Every year, thousands of Americans turn to dental implants to replace lost or missing teeth. For most people, dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting solution to improve functionality, oral health, aesthetics and -- perhaps most importantly -- one’s confidence. Dental implant surgery has come a long way in recent years, and when performed by a skilled dentist, this procedure is one of the safest with predictable outcomes. Implants not only remove the daily frustrations that often accompany removable dentures, but they can also help preserve underlying bone tissue, preserving… Read More

28 Jun 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

What Happens If My Invisalign Breaks?

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One of the many benefits of choosing to straighten your smile with the Invisalign system is that the aligners are highly durable, while also remaining comfortable to wear in your mouth. As durable as they are, however, it is possible for Invisalign aligners to become damaged. The good news is that, unlike metal braces, there are no sharp wires or brackets to hurt your soft tissues when breakage happens. Plus, aligner damage isn’t a complete catastrophe. Here’s what you need to know when it happens. What to do if there’s… Read More

21 Jun 2019 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

How Long Does it Take to Get Invisalign Trays?

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You have decided that it’s high time to straighten out your smile, and have elected to do so with Invisalign. Assuming you’re a good candidate for the Invisalign treatment (most people are thanks to innovative aligner features) you’re likely eager to get the process started. Once we determine you’re a prime candidate for Invisalign here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we develop a customized treatment plan that begins with taking 3D images of your teeth. These digital scans are relatively quick, painless and require none of the goopy… Read More

14 Jun 2019 by  admin in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea Is on the Rise

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Everyone knows that sleep disorders can make you feel groggy and sluggish during the day. But did you know that one sleep disorder in particular could lead to life-threatening complications? And what’s worse—it’s on an upward trend in the U.S. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that at least 25 million adults in the U.S. have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that needs to be treated in order to manage the risk of complications like heart disease and diabetes. What’s behind the rising rates of sleep… Read More

12 Jun 2019 by  admin in White Fillings

Do Dental Fillings Last Forever?

Portrait of happy patient in dental chair

A dental restoration replaces tooth structure eroded by mild to moderate decay. The benefit is that you do not need the entire tooth pulled to have a strong, healthy smile again. How long your filling lasts depends upon the type of material used and how well you take care of your teeth. Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we use top-of-the-line materials combined with patient education to ensure the longest lasting fillings possible. How Long Do Dental Fillings Last? Some fillings last longer than others, depending on the… Read More

31 May 2019 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

Is 50 Too Old for Invisalign?

gray haired woman smiling

Orthodontic treatment is often done during one’s teenage years, but there’s fantastic news for those who have waited to get their teeth straightened until later in life. Invisalign clear aligners have made it possible to achieve a beautiful, straight smile at just about any age. If you’re in your 50’s and wondering if it’s too late to correct crowded teeth or malocclusion, there is a good chance you are a great candidate for Invisalign treatment. Many of our Baby Boomer patients worry that age is a determining factor for orthodontics, but… Read More

25 May 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Dental Implant Recovery Timeline: How Long Does It Take to Heal?

Dental Implant

Dental implant technologies and techniques have been perfected over the past few decades. Today, patients can look forward to restoring their smiles with a straightforward procedure. However, even though the surgery itself has a favorable safety profile, it’s still an invasive procedure and patients should expect some downtime afterward. Your cosmetic dentist will help you prepare to have a healthy recovery. Immediately after the surgery You’ll need a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for a while afterward. If you had sedation, you may feel a… Read More

24 May 2019 by  admin in Whitening

Do Teeth Continue to Whiten After Treatment?

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A sparkly white smile projects health, happiness and vitality, and can give you confidence that helps you succeed in social situations, in client meetings, or in the boardroom. It’s no wonder, then, that many people who come to Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry ask about our teeth whitening services. One of the most common questions we hear is, “Do teeth continue to whiten after treatment?” The simple answer is that oftentimes they do, but it depends on the individual and the type of treatment they get. Types of Teeth… Read More

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