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23 Oct 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Top Problems People Have with Their Smiles    

A great smile gives you confidence. If you are self-conscious-- it can affect many aspects of your life. Remember that many other people are having the same problems as you. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can resolve this and give you the smile you have always wanted. Here are some of the most common issues we can fix: Poor Alignment If you have always kept your mouth closed in photos due to poor tooth alignment, Invisalign will let you smile for the camera. You are never too old for Invisalign. Unlike traditional… Read More

22 Oct 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Are Dental Implants As Strong As Natural Teeth?

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If you are considering getting dental implants, you may wonder if they will be as strong as the rest of your natural teeth. Fortunately, the answer is yes. Modern dental implants bond directly with your jawbone, so they are as sturdy as--if not more sturdy than-- your natural teeth. They are made using strong, high-quality material so that they will hold up well to regular use. Indeed, dental implants are a safe and time-proven procedure that has been used to help numerous patients restore the full functionality of their teeth,… Read More

20 Oct 2020 by  admin in Crowns

Are CEREC Crowns Better Than Traditional Crowns?

Dental crowns are used by your dentist to treat damaged teeth, restoring them as much as possible to their original shape and function. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients-- CEREC same-day dental crowns, which are faster and more expedient to apply than traditional crowns. In addition, they perform well and provide lasting results for the patient. In many ways, they offer clear advantages over traditional braces. If you are considering them-- here are some facts: CEREC crowns provide exceptional results Patients consistently… Read More

14 Oct 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How Long After Dental Implants Can I Eat Normally?  

Dental implants are the gold standard for permanent tooth replacement, giving patients the confidence and functionality to smile, speak, eat, and laugh-- just as they would with a set of healthy, natural teeth. Because implants need time to integrate with the jawbone after placement, patients are asked to restrict their diets after surgery to avoid disrupting the osseointegration process. Osseointegration is the fusing of living bone with the titanium implant. In general, osseointegration occurs gradually over four weeks to six months, depending on the health of the bone tissue and… Read More

8 Oct 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Take-Home Whitening vs. In-Office Whitening: Which Is Best?

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You’ve undoubtedly seen over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products at your local drugstore. Unfortunately, these OTC products aren’t strong enough to produce impactful results. Furthermore, they aren’t customized to meet your needs and protect your sensitive gum tissue. Professional teeth whitening treatments are always preferable. When you visit a cosmetic dentist, you’ll have the option of having an in-office whitening treatment or taking home a customized whitening kit to use at your convenience. This begs the question: Which option is better? The benefits of in-office teeth whitening The main advantage of… Read More

7 Oct 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

What Happens When Tooth Enamel Wears Away?

Tooth enamel is an integral part of your teeth. It is the thin outer layer that protects your tooth’s root and is the part that we see-- it’s the part that bites, chews, and shines when you smile. Enamel is very tough; in fact, it’s the strongest tissue in the human body. However, it can be damaged. Various types of food and drink can stain it. Coffee, red wine, tea, dark sodas, and smoking can all cause discoloration. More seriously, they can also cause decay. What Causes Enamel Wear? Enamel… Read More

24 Sep 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Should I Keep My Invisalign Trays Once They Are Done?

Unless you are planning to keep your Invisalign trays as a souvenir for your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile, you don’t need to keep them. Aside from your current tray (obviously) and the tray you had used before, you can throw away all the others. For many, tossing out old used trays can actually be helpful to avoid confusion. Because Invisalign is designed to gently guide your teeth into their new position, the differences from tray to tray may seem minute, making it relatively easy to mix up… Read More

24 Sep 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

How to Fix an Undersized Tooth

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, just like teeth. Your teeth might be a bit bigger than average, a condition called macrodontia, or they may be smaller than average-- microdontia. Microdontia can have a significant impact on your smile. Too-small teeth can create a childlike appearance or even affect other facial proportions. Luckily, several different cosmetic dentistry procedures can help fix undersized teeth from veneers and crowns to bonding and gum contouring. The treatment that is right for you and your teeth depends on your dental health, the underlying cause… Read More

23 Sep 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Can Invisalign Help Gum Recession?

woman clear aligners invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular methods of straightening teeth. It’s an effective way to gently reposition a smile affected by almost any type of malocclusion. Plus, unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. This makes it a great choice for teens and adults alike. If you’ve been thinking about getting Invisalign treatment, you may have been doing some reading up on its many advantages. One of the perks of treatment with Invisalign can include alleviating gum recession. Can Invisalign help with receding gums? To understand how Invisalign… Read More

9 Sep 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Invisalign vs Braces for Teenagers: What’s the Better Choice?

Smiling girl holding invisible aligner, modern teeth trainer

Gone are the days when thick, metal braces were the only option for straightening teeth. These days, parents can choose between Invisalign and braces for their teens. When it comes to straightening your teenager’s teeth, how do you know which is the better choice? Simply put, in the question of Invisalign vs. braces for teenagers, there is no wrong answer. It all depends on your teenager’s teeth condition and personal preferences. Braces Traditional braces are metal brackets that are individually bonded to teeth and connected with wires and rubber bands… Read More

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