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15 Jan 2021 by  admin in Invisalign

What causes crooked teeth?

There are multiple reasons why some people’s teeth are crooked. In some cases, their mouths are too small for their teeth, which leads to overcrowding and causes them to shift. In other cases, the upper and lower jaws aren’t the same size, leading to an overbite or an underbite. Most often, crooked teeth are inherited. Other causes include the early loss of baby or adult teeth, gingivitis (gum disease), pressure on the teeth and gums, jaw misalignment after surgery, or common oral health problems in children, including thumb-sucking and using… Read More

13 Jan 2021 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

What Is the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth?

The loss of one’s permanent teeth is a serious and widespread problem. In the U.S. alone, about 120 million people are missing at least one permanent tooth, and about 36 million people have lost all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The loss of even one natural tooth can lead to significant consequences. Not only does it negatively affect one’s self-confidence and appearance, but it can also lead to health problems, such as poor nutrition and the degeneration of the jawbone. Fortunately, there are multiple options… Read More

5 Jan 2021 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

What Are Alternatives to Dentures?

Dentures have come a long way in recent decades. Modern dentures can improve your psychological and physical health by restoring your smile and the ability to chew. By helping to bolster the support structure of your face, dentures can make you look much younger. If you do not like the idea of wearing dentures, the good news is that you have alternatives. Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry can give you a great smile no matter which method you prefer. Bridges If you have lost a tooth, this porcelain or… Read More

4 Jan 2021 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Is a Bone Graft Necessary for a Dental Implant?

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Even if you have been told that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants because you lack sufficient jawbone mass in which to place the posts, you may still be able to get implants with the help of a bone grafting procedure. Many people consider dental implants to be a superior alternative to dentures for replacing one or multiple missing teeth. This is because dental implants are permanently anchored within the jawbone and offer a long-term solution to tooth loss, unlike traditional dentures, which are removable and prone to… Read More

30 Dec 2020 by  admin in Dentistry

What Do Dentists Consider the Perfect Smile?

Achieving a better smile is one of the primary reasons we go to the dentist, whether it’s for routine cleanings or cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about having a better smile? While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, dentists have a number of objective criteria by which they can gauge the health of your smile. Here are some of the qualities of a perfect smile. Straight teeth A perfect smile is one with teeth that are straight… Read More

22 Dec 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

What People Notice First About Your Smile

Everyone knows that a person's smile is among the first things other people will notice. Smiling is clearly important to socialization in our culture. According to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of people believe that a smile is crucial for a person's appearance and attractiveness. Furthermore, research indicates that it makes a person appear more intelligent, happy, and successful. But what exactly is it about a person's smile that is most noticeable? The color of your teeth One of the first things a person will notice about you is… Read More

18 Dec 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Here’s Why Dental Implants Are for All Ages

The loss of a natural tooth is a devastating event. It’s more than just an aesthetic problem (although it’s undoubtedly challenging). A lost tooth can also lead to medical complications, including the degradation of jawbone integrity, the misalignment of adjacent teeth, and the increased risk of poor nutrition. However, dental implants are an effective, long-term solution that is ideal for patients of almost any age. Only a cosmetic dentist can determine whether dental implants might be right for you. However, you can use the following information as a general guideline.… Read More

17 Dec 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Does Having White Teeth Make a Difference?

You have only seconds to make a first impression. Several surveys suggest that a person’s smile is one of the most memorable traits after a first encounter, which begs the following question-- does having whiter teeth make a difference? When it comes to making a positive first impression, the answer is a resounding yes. White teeth and first impressions Studies have shown that people with white and evenly spaced teeth are instantly perceived as more attractive than those who don’t. The reasoning behind this finding is relatively straightforward. When sizing… Read More

8 Dec 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

How Do I Prepare For Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent investment in your oral health and a great confidence booster. If you have dental implant surgery scheduled in the upcoming months, there are a few things you can do to get ready for this tremendous smile makeover. Arm yourself with information Dental implant surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure, but it’s common to have doubts and concerns. What kind of sedation will be used? How long does the surgery take? When can you go back to eating normal foods? Are there any medications I need… Read More

8 Dec 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Top 3 Smile Priorities for 2021

This past year certainly didn't turn out the way any of us had hoped. But the good news is that it's almost over, and better things are on the horizon. Get ready to take on tomorrow and brighten your future with a smile makeover for 2021. During a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Huntington, Long Island, you can discuss your concerns about your teeth and get personalized recommendations. Here's a quick look at some of the most popular options. Erase years of stains with just one treatment Nothing epitomizes… Read More

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