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25 Oct 2019 by  admin in Whitening

What Is the Best Whitener for Your Teeth?

A beautiful smile is often the first thing people notice about a person. But if your teeth have coffee stains, or are otherwise dull or discolored, you may feel uncomfortable when meeting someone for the first time. It doesn’t have to be this way. Maybe you’ve already tried over-the-counter whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, or trays. While these may provide some relief, professional-grade teeth whitening treatments are far more effective in helping someone brighten and whiten their smile, and the results are longer lasting. There are many options for an individual… Read More

7 Oct 2019 by  Ali Long in Dental Implants Resources

Bridges or Partial Dentures: Which is Better?

People can experience tooth loss for a variety of reasons, and restoring confidence and appearance are obvious goals when seeking dentistry with a bridge or partial dentures. Both appliances can make eating, talking and smiling much more comfortable. They both bridge spaces, improve your ability to chew and speak and prevent teeth from shifting out of alignment. So how do you decide which is a better tooth replacement option? Dental bridge can look and feel natural A dental bridge can span the gap of one or more missing teeth and… Read More

4 Oct 2019 by  admin in Veneers

4 Reasons Porcelain Veneers Might Be Right for You

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You may be familiar with the use of veneer in woodworking. It involves applying thin sheets of beautiful wood to the surfaces of furniture in order to enhance aesthetic appeal. The same principle can apply to your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can apply dental veneers to the visible sides of your teeth in order to camouflage imperfections and enhance the beauty of your natural smile. The following are a few reasons why you might want to consider getting porcelain veneers. However, only your dentist can determine if you’re a good… Read More

27 Sep 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

How Fast Does Invisalign Move Your Teeth?

woman clear aligners invisalign

Invisalign is a great option for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth quickly. However, if you’re straightening your teeth in preparation for a special event, like a wedding or a high school reunion, you’ll still want to visit a cosmetic dentist as soon as possible. “Everyone’s treatment time is a little different,” says Dr. Nick at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. “Some people achieve their goals within six months or so, while those who have more severe malocclusion might take as long as 18 months,” adds… Read More

24 Sep 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental Implant

Dental implants generally last for many decades, if not a lifetime, though their longevity varies depending on a number of factors, including the patient’s dental health and age. Dental implants are the most natural-looking teeth replacement option today. This type of restoration consists of a post made from titanium or zirconia – two of the strongest materials on the planet – which replaces the missing tooth root. An abutment holds an artificial crown made of porcelain, a superior type of ceramic that acts as a protective enamel. Factors That Affect… Read More

20 Sep 2019 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

Teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but because of oral diseases and physical trauma, they often don’t. Dental implants are an excellent choice for people who are facing tooth loss. Unlike dentures, dental implants are anchored within the jawbone itself. This provides stability for the crown, which is the visible, white part of the implant that looks like a natural tooth. It also helps preserve the jawbone density, since every time you chew food the stimulation triggers the strengthening of the bone underneath. When you receive dental implants, your… Read More

13 Sep 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

4 Things Parents Should Know About Invisalign for Teens

invisalign clear aligners

Invisalign is incredibly popular among adults because it’s virtually invisible and discreet. This means adults won’t have to deal with the embarrassing “metal mouth” look while at work or around town. However, Invisalign isn’t just for grownups. It’s also a great option for teens. In fact, Invisalign provides clear aligners designed specifically with teens in mind! Invisalign can build a teen’s self-confidence Do you remember your teenage years? If you were like most teens, those years were filled with awkward moments and embarrassing social gaffes. Life’s hard enough for adolescents… Read More

13 Sep 2019 by  admin in Crowns

3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are like a cap that fits snugly around the natural tooth. Crowns are made to mimic the look, function, and feel of natural teeth. Your dentist can customize them to fit the exact shade of the rest of your smile. If you were to examine the smile of someone with crowns, you’d never be able to tell the difference between the teeth with crowns and those without them. If you are considering dental crowns as a smile solution, you may have some questions before proceeding. Why do I… Read More

10 Sep 2019 by  admin in Whitening

Is Teeth Whitening More Effective on Certain Color Stains?

Smiling woman with new dental implants sitting in the dental office and looking at the mirror

No one wants their smile to be yellowish, dingy, or dull. The solution to a less than pearly white smile is professional teeth whitening. However, you should know that teeth whitening may not work quite as well on certain color stains. Fortunately, you do have other options available to fix your cosmetic problem areas. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out more. “One of the reasons why we urge patients to come in for a consult is that the information you’ll find online isn’t tailored to their specific situation,”… Read More

6 Sep 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

How to Know When to Change Invisalign Trays

invisalign teen clear aligners

Orthodontic treatment is often necessary to straighten the teeth, as few people are born with a perfect smile. Unfortunately, metal braces are unsightly and inconvenient. Plus, they can cause discomfort if the wires break free and poke at the soft tissues of the mouth. That’s why so many people have decided to use Invisalign instead. Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that gently and effectively straighten the teeth without the need for metal brackets or wires. Since the aligners are removable, you’ll also be able to eat whatever… Read More

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