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
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 70% of U.S. adults aged 35 to 44 are missing at least one tooth due to decay, gum disease, or dental fractures. Missing teeth is no way to go through life. Not only can your self-esteem take a hit, but missing teeth can cause you to look years older. If you have lost one or more teeth, you are a viable candidate for either dentures or dental implants. Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers both teeth restoring options here in… Read More
More than half of Americans over fifty say that “a smile” is the one physical feature that stays attractive, no matter a person’s age, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Even so, as we get older, cumulative wear and tear on the teeth and gums can be an issue, says AACD President Dr. Jack Ringer. Patients with heart disease and diabetes see some of the most rapid declines in their oral health, often as early as their forties. In addition to routine dental exams, a… Read More
Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, the desire to have a beautiful smile is universal. The popular jingle “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” adequately describes the difficulty of going without a normal smile – from the social isolation to difficulty speaking. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot, two highly credentialed cosmetic dentists from Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, explain what options exist to give you the perfect front teeth. Dental implants Dental implants are considered the most desirable option for replacement front teeth because they… Read More
Implant design and fixation are some of the main services we provide here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. Naturally, our patients have many questions that Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are more than happy to answer at individual consultations prior to any work being done. We’d like to share a few common questions, though, to put your mind at ease as you consider options for enhancing your smile through the use of dental implants. What types of dental prosthetics are available? If you need just one crown put… Read More
Dental implants and dentures are both effective solutions for missing teeth. Statistics show that almost 70 percent of Americans aged 35-44 have at least one missing tooth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fractures or trauma. The quality and look of dentures, which are removable false teeth, has improved greatly over the past years, and while they’re a cost-effective option, they’re not suitable for everyone. Implants are replacement teeth that are surgically fused into the jawbone, and can last upwards of 25 years with good oral hygiene. Unlike with… Read More
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