Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we get great satisfaction helping our patients get beautiful smiles they can be proud of. Dental implants are one of our most popular tooth replacement solutions that truly improve quality of life. Patients who were once embarrassed to smile or laugh with confidence now flash a mouthful of gorgeous pearly whites. Our patients are amazed at how dental implants have transformed their lives—here are just a few of the reasons they love this lasting tooth replacement solution! #1: Dental implants give you… Read More
Congratulations on regaining confidence and quality of life with dental implants. An elegant solution to one or more missing teeth, implants dramatically improve both appearance and function. And they can last a lifetime if properly taken care of. One of the reasons why dental implants can last for decades is their biocompatible titanium posts that fuse with the jaw bone. But the real key to long-term success comes down to great oral hygiene and committing to regular dental check-ups. As you may know, dental implants are immune to tooth decay.… Read More
Advances in cosmetic dentistry have paved the way for minimally-invasive, permanent solutions for missing teeth. Among all of the latest tooth replacement options, dental implants are generally considered the gold standard when it comes to comfort, appearance and durability. Implants are custom-made to look and function like your own teeth and are -- without question -- one of the most important innovations in modern dentistry. With dental implants, you can smile with confidence, enjoy your favorite foods again and never have to worry about uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures. Besides their… Read More
“Congenitally missing teeth” is medical terminology that describes the condition in which a person does not develop teeth, or is born without teeth. This can manifest as a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. Frequently, the cause of missing teeth is unknown; however, some conditions will result in missing teeth, including viral infection or high fevers as an infant, metabolic disorders, trauma, taking medications at a young age, and genetic defects. For the most part, it’s rare to not develop permanent, or adult, teeth. The most common congenitally missing teeth are… Read More
Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they may also be vital for your long-term oral and bone health. Not everyone, though, is a perfect candidate for same-day dental implants in Suffolk County. The only way to determine if All-on-4 dental implants are right for you is to schedule an exam with the expert implantologists at LI Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. What Is a Same-Day Dental Implant? A same-day dental implant is exactly what its name implies. With today’s technology, it’s possible to get a dental… Read More
A dental crown looks exactly like a natural tooth. It fits over a reduced natural tooth, essentially taking the place of the thick enamel. Dental crowns can even be shaped and shaded to blend in well with the rest of the patient’s teeth. Cosmetic dentists apply dental crowns for a number of reasons, but this procedure is primarily done in order to protect, repair, and restore a smile. Why do I need a crown tooth repair? Missing teeth can be replaced by permanent dental implants, which imitate the structure of… Read More
A dental implant is the next best thing to your own, natural teeth. These artificial restorations are an excellent option for patients who have lost one or multiple teeth to injury, periodontal disease, or other causes. Incredibly durable, dental implants are designed to look, fit and feel just like your own teeth, and won’t ever slip out of place like dentures. Dental implants function like replacement tooth roots and may be used to restore a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth. They can not only improve your… Read More
Gum disease, trauma and tooth decay are some of the most common causes of missing teeth, but did you know that some people are genetically predisposed to have fewer than 32 permanent teeth? Congenitally missing teeth, known as hypodontia, is an anomaly in which one or more adult teeth fail to develop. Hypodontia tends to run in families, but has been linked to factors like exposure to radiation, chemotherapy, or following a childhood illness with rubella or candida. Children born with Down’s syndrome, ectodermal dysplasia or a cleft palate may… Read More
If you’re wondering what the difference is between “mini” dental implants and conventional implants, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most commonly fielded questions by our Suffolk County cosmetic dentists, who offer the latest advancements in tooth restoration and implantology. As their name implies, mini dental implants are much smaller than traditional implants, which typically average 3.5 to 6 mm wide. By contrast, mini implants are 1.8 to 3.4 mm in diameter, making them a more suitable option for patients who do not have sufficient bone mass or space… Read More
Don’t let gaps in your smile hold you back. With dental implants or bridges, a cosmetic dentist can restore your missing teeth with synthetic versions that look completely natural. Both implants and bridges are excellent choices for many patients with edentulism, but for certain people, one choice is better than the other. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out which is best for you. Dental bridges and implants: what do they do? Dental implants and bridges both replace missing teeth, but the similarity ends there. Dental implants are surgically… Read More
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