Get safe, natural-looking, affordable metal free dentistry at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry in Huntington. Whether you need a tooth filling, crown, or full mouth restoration, we are devoted to providing you with the best solution.

Long Island Dentists Specializing in Metal Free Dentistry

Our Long Island dentists are pleased to offer patients metal-free dentistry. In the past, amalgam fillings were the best technology offered. The combination of 50% liquid mercury, along with powdered metal alloys like silver, tin, or copper, gained popularity due to the relative durability, affordability, and easy application.

However, silver tooth fillings are noticeable, and they are susceptible to problems associated with contracting and expanding when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. Over time, these fillings weaken the structural integrity of the tooth, and the moving filling exposes the tooth to bacteria and gum disease.

Worse yet, recently completed long-term studies suggest that amalgam fillings may release toxic mercury into the body’s organs. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration explicitly warned against the use of amalgam fillings in pregnant women and individuals with mercury sensitivity. Soon after, they re-classified amalgam fillings from a Class I to a Class II medical device to indicate the higher risk.

Mercury poisoning has been linked with gastrointestinal issues, neurological impairment, depression, memory loss, and decreased fertility.

More recently, resin-based composites (also known as metal-free dentistry) have taken the place of old mercury-based amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are made of glass, quartz, and resin, and they are tooth-colored to blend in better. There is no risk of toxicity and no shrinking or expansion. The World Health Organization has found that these new materials perform “equally as well” as amalgam, with additional oral health benefits like prevention of further tooth degradation and longer tooth survival.

If you have an older metal filling, ask Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick about the safe removal of amalgam tooth fillings and replacement with newer white fillings.

Long Island Dentistry Specializing in CEREC Tooth Restoration

You can find CEREC tooth restoration at our South Huntington Long Island dentistry practice. “CEREC” stands for CEramic REConstruction, a method of single-day dental restoration created at the University of Zurich in 1980. Rather than making multiple appointments with lab work required in between, tooth filling and crown materials can be fabricated in-house to offer greater convenience and keep costs down.

What Our Clients Say About Us
"I had a crown put on. The procedure went really smoothly. It was pain-free. The quality of dental work is very good. I am really pleased with it and I will be going back to this office! "
- Arnold S.
"I would recommend using Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. They helped me change the way I look dramatically. Thanks so much!"
- Jason C.

Do You Need Long Island Dental Insurance?

The cost of metal-free dental work is lower than other types of repair, especially because everything we do is in-house. Long Island dental insurance is helpful but not necessary. We accept most major insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Ameritas, Cigna, Delta, Guardian, J. Stanis, Metlife, Principle, and United. Depending on your plan specifications, your insurance provider may cover up to 50% of the cost of metal-free dentistry, or up to your policy maximum limits. Our friendly Suffolk County office staff is happy to discuss financing options and payment plans with you.

Who Is Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dr. Nick Augenbaum has been recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” in nationwide dentistry. After graduating from the Stony Brook School of Medicine and completing three years of residency training at New York Hospital of Queens and Brookdale University Hospital, Dr. Nick opened his own practice with Dr. Elliot Koschitzki.

Dr. Elliot is a graduate of NYU’s College of Dentistry, with three years of residency training at Brookdale University Hospital. He is the recipient of four awards from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and NYU.

We also employ two skilled dental hygienists, a dental assistant, and a friendly scheduling coordinator. You’re in good hands with Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our office is located at 7 Livingston Street South Huntington, NY 11746.