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Patient Benefits: Advanced Screenings from Long Island Dentists

The Huntington Station office of Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry provides patients with access to advanced diagnostic tools not found everywhere. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are able to offer in-house screenings at no additional cost or inconvenience to patients.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are quickly becoming the gold standard of dental surveillance. Images of the teeth put into an imaging program allows dentists the ability to take a closer look with amazing accuracy. Not only do they show imperfections and anomalies with greater precision, but a digital x-ray also gives off 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray.

Oral cancer screenings

We provide oral cancer screenings at every visit. Each year, 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer and 9,750 people die from it. You may be at increased risk of oral cancer if you are a man between 60 and 70, with a past history of chronic mouth trauma or HPV. The use tobacco, alcohol consumption, and diets poor in fruits and vegetables are responsible for up to 90% of oral cancers. The five-year survival rate is 65%, but with early detection, the survival rate exceeds 80%.

Intraoral images

Our Long Island dentists are pleased to offer our patients Intraoral cameras that are essential to early detection and delivering optimum quality of care. These cameras, which look like a writing pen, are able to quickly, painlessly, and effectively deliver detailed images of corroded fillings, hairline fractures, plaque, bleeding gums, and other issues in real-time. Technological advances over other cameras on the market include LED lighting for visibility, 0 to 90 degree head rotation, and up to 100x zoom magnification.

Q&A : All You Need To Know About Long Island Dentistry

Patient education is an important facet of our business. In our Huntington, Long Island office, Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot take the time to answer all patient questions, explain conditions and procedures, and empower individuals to take charge of their oral health. Here you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions, which we can expand upon, if necessary, during your consultation.

How can I prevent tooth decay and gum disease?

Lifestyle choices like daily brushing and flossing, refraining from tobacco use, and eating a healthy, balanced diet are most important in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease as you age.

What is the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth?

Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. Made from titanium and screwed into the upper or lower jaw bone, a natural fusing process creates the strongest anchor for one or more prosthetic teeth. Crowns are custom-made of porcelain, ceramic, or resin to match your existing teeth and fit your mouth.

What can I do to improve the look of my smile?

We are able to improve your smile through tooth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns. Tooth whitening is a safe, fast, cost-effective way to undo enamel stains and tarnishing from coffee, tea, and wine. Bonding fills gaps in front teeth and changes a tooth’s color with amazing results. Porcelain veneers placed overtop your natural teeth can improve teeth damaged by fracture, darkening, or genetics. Porcelain crowns replace natural teeth that are injured, improperly sized, or misshapen.

Why are my teeth so sensitive?

Sensitive teeth are often due to gum recession, which allows food and water easier access to sensitive nerves. Toothpastes, gels, and dental procedures can be used to improve the feel of your mouth. Gingivitis is another possible cause of sensitive teeth, so it’s best to bring up your concerns with Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at your consultation.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an inflammatory condition occurring when bacteria covers the teeth and enters the gums. The gums become irritated, inflamed, sensitive, and may bleed. Brushing, flossing, and regular hygiene visits are the best way to prevent the condition from occurring or from worsening.

What is periodontal disease?

We call periodontal disease a “silent disease” because most people are diagnosed with little to no symptoms. This chronic disease begins as gingivitis, but worsens if left untreated, causing bad breath, gum recession, mouth sensitivity, tooth pain, and a domino-effect of tooth loss. Through a full mouth irrigation, periodontal cleaning, and local antibiotics, we can typically control the condition without surgery.

What type of filling should I get?

For years, silver amalgam fillings, made from metal alloy and mercury, were the best type of restoration available. Silver fillings harden quickly, are very durable, and cost less. Some insurers will only cover the cost of silver fillings.  White composite fillings, made of plastic and ceramic, are preferred by many patients because they match the look of natural teeth better and do not experience heat or cold sensitivities.

If you’re looking for expert Long Island dentistry in South Huntington, look no further than Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. We accept most insurances, offer comfortable sedation dentistry by trained in-house professionals, and perform many procedures same-day for your convenience.

What Our Clients Say About Us
"Great Dental office! I had such a wonderful experience there! Awesome Dentist and caring, compassionate staff! I would definitely recommend to all my friends."
- Andrew O.
"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.
"The staff is wonderful and the office is very clean. The most extensive exam I have ever had, treatment plan was designed specifically for me with my needs and wants. The Dr. Nick spent a lot of time explaining everything to me. This is the place for real one on one dental services."
- Arianne U.
"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.
"I HATE DENTISTS... but these dentists have changed my life!!! Thank you Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot! NOW I LIKE DENTISTS!!!!!"
- Robert G.
"Very clean, professional and nice doctor and the staff a really very nice and very good experience."
- Bentzion S.
"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.
"Have never had things explained as clearly and he has such a warm, personable manner. It was very refreshing."
- Susan S.