Our Blog

1 Apr 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

4 Reasons to Get Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable and effective way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. It involves the application of a small amount of composite resin onto the tooth. This tooth-colored material is then shaped and polished until it takes on a perfectly natural appearance and form. The result is that no one will be able to tell where the natural tooth ends, and the dental bonding material begins. Here’s a quick look at the top reasons why you might consider talking to a cosmetic dentist about this. Dental… Read More

1 Apr 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

8 Advantages of a Dental Bridge

If you’re missing a tooth (or teeth), you’ve probably wondered if a dental bridge is right for you. From implants to bridges, there are many options. The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to speak to a dentist who specializes in cosmetic procedures. Bridges are a popular solution to replace missing teeth as it utilizes your surrounding teeth to hold your crowns in place. There are many advantages to choosing this solution. Here are 8 of them: #1 Jawbone mass doesn’t matter Dental implants are… Read More

31 Mar 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Can a Loose Tooth Tighten Back Up?

It’s perfectly normal for teeth to become loose—but only if they are a child’s first set. If you’re an adult, a loose tooth can be quite alarming. There are several possible causes of this in adults. In some cases, a loose tooth can tighten back up. However, it’s always best to seek professional dental care, as it may require treatment. Furthermore, if the tooth is quite loose (such as from an injury to the face), this should be treated as an emergency that requires a quick visit to the dentist.… Read More

31 Mar 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Most common sports-related dental injuries

Athletes often pay particular attention to their physical health, but how much do they think about their oral health? With up to 39% of dental injuries attributed to sports and an estimated 50% of children sustaining an injury before graduation, it’s essential to understand the risks you or your child face as an athlete. Untreated dental injuries could lead to more significant (and costlier) problems down the line. If you think you may have experienced this due to sports or another activity, don’t wait to be seen. Schedule an appointment… Read More

25 Mar 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Can Damaged Teeth Be Whitened?

A person’s smile tends to be the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. So, to many, having a beautiful set of pearly whites is essential. However, when you have a traumatized tooth from an injury or previous dental procedure, whitening it may seem daunting. Still, it can be done and shouldn’t hold you back from discovering your options. Why damaged teeth become stained An injury can cause a lot of things to happen in your mouth—pain, breakage, misalignment, sensitivity, and color discoloration. The reason why the color can… Read More

3 Mar 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Can Invisalign Fix an Overjet?

There is a natural space between the upper and lower teeth at the front of the mouth. Normally, this space is only big enough to let the front upper teeth rest comfortably on the front bottom teeth. Some people have a larger space between their upper and lower front teeth. This condition is referred to as an overjet. Often caused by crowded teeth or thumb sucking, overjet bites can easily be fixed by Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments. Overjet Vs. Overbite Though commonly confused, there is an important difference between… Read More

27 Feb 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

What can you not do with Invisalign?

Invisalign is a beautiful alternative to traditional braces, making it easier, more comfortable, and less noticeable to correct misaligned teeth. However, the same as conventional braces, there are some things you will need to give up in favor of straighter teeth. Here are some things you should not do with your new retainers: Don’t leave your trays at home To maximize the effectiveness, and to achieve results faster, you should leave your retainers in for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours each day. Essentially, you’ll only remove your trays… Read More

27 Feb 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Can Invisalign Fix an Underbite?

Invisalign is a popular way of correcting many types of malocclusion, or misalignments of the upper and lower arches of teeth. It’s a convenient cosmetic treatment because they are removable. You’ll take them out to eat and pop them back in when you’re done— which also means there are no dietary restrictions. Furthermore, since the aligners are made from clear plastic, the treatment is 100% discreet. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing (unlike those bulky metal braces). While Invisalign is capable of fixing many types of malocclusion, including… Read More

19 Feb 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

Can Invisalign Close Big Gaps?

Celebrities like Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, and Lauren Hutton are famous for their gapped front teeth, but for many people, this dental anomaly prevents them from smiling with confidence. The medical term for a gap or space between two teeth is diastema. While it is most commonly seen between the upper front teeth, diastema can occur just about anywhere. Gapped teeth can be hereditary or caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. In some people, a space develops because of undersized teeth, or teeth that don’t grow in.… Read More

17 Feb 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Can You Have More Than One Implant at a Time?

If you’re missing multiple teeth, you already understand the many negative effects it has on your life. You likely have to exercise caution while biting into and chewing food, and you may have trouble articulating certain sounds. You probably also hide your smile and try to avoid being photographed. You shouldn’t have to live like this. Cosmetic dentists often recommend dental implants for people who have missing teeth. You can replace just one natural tooth with an implant, or you can replace multiple missing teeth. Every patient’s needs are different,… Read More

“Dr. Elliot is the first dentist that has truly made me feel comfortable while at the dentist’s office. His dentistry is top-notch and I had zero pain during and afterwards. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.”
- Susan H.

100% Would Recommend
What Our Clients Say About Us
"I needed work and had anxiety. The entire office made me feel welcome and as calm as I could get. I am almost finished and so happy with the people and the work done."
- Karen
"As a resident of both New York City and Long Island I am so pleased to have discovered this practice. Up on all the latest dental procedures and techniques makes necessary treatment easy and well done!"
- Corrinne K.
"I would recommend using Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. They helped me change the way I look dramatically. Thanks so much!"
- Jason C.