You can have a luminous smile through cosmetic dentistry at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa. Erase years of stains, chips or gaps. Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman possess advanced aesthetic expertise, rendering smiles that not only are healthy but which reflect the real you. (more…)
November 25, 2016
July 27, 2015
Most people can’t help but smile when they’re happy or when they see something that amuses them. But if you are one of those who immediately brings your hand to your mouth to cover your smile, then perhaps you should consider porcelain veneers from Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY. Porcelain veneers are the modern dental wonders that cover up the smile you don’t want to share and reveal the smile you are proud to show!
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic flaws in your smile including:
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth that are slightly broken or fractured
- Misshaped teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Teeth with gaps in between them
Regardless of which cosmetic imperfection is causing you to hide your smile, our doctors can give you the smile of your dream with porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or just veneers.
What is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?
To make that dream a reality, you’ll first meet with one of our dentists to discuss you smile goals. We want to know what you envision. If you want, you can even bring photos of family, friends, or celebrities whose smiles have characteristics you admire. Once we determine that you are a qualified candidate for veneers—meaning you don’t have any other outstanding dental problems that need to be taken care of first—we will take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth.
Then, one of our dentist will prep the teeth that will receive veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps to ensure that your veneers lay flush with your other teeth and adhere well. If you are getting minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, then we will only need to etch your teeth. Once this step is completed, we’ll take another impression that will be sent to our renowned dental ceramist who will hand craft your porcelain veneers. While this is happening, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your prepped teeth and accustom you to the feeling of veneers in your mouth.
In a couple of weeks when your permanent veneers are ready, we will call you back to have them adhesively bonded to your teeth. Each veneer will be carefully examined and gently trimmed for a perfect fit. Once all of your veneers are in place, you’ll never want to hide your smile again!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to talk to the cosmetic dentist Massapequa, NY, can trust for the best advice on enhancing your smile, then schedule an appointment with Drs. Stutman at South Shore Dental Care. Our practice welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.
June 24, 2015
If you have significant damage to your front teeth, you may be tempted to hide your smile. Fixing chipped or cracked teeth or replacing missing teeth can be expensive and time consuming. At South Shore Dental Care we offer comprehensive dental care no matter what your oral health needs. We can restore your smile with crowns, bridges, dental implants or other restorative dentistry treatments, but for many the hours of dental work is too stressful. Porcelain veneers from the experts Dr.s Dory and Khalida Stutman can correct your smile without the time and financial commitments of restorative dentistry. We believe that all dentistry is cosmetic because a beautiful smile should be the end result of everything we do, but our traditional cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, Invisalign and porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in any of our full-spectrum dental care options from pediatric to geriatric dentistry, our Massapequa Park, NY office has you covered. Call to schedule an appointment today.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Our office prides itself on offering our patients the widest array of dental treatment options, and this includes our cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in having porcelain veneers placed to correct your smile esthetics, our highly skilled dentists will start by explaining the numerous options our practice can provide.
Traditional porcelain veneers require two visits. An initial consultation/examination visit allows our staff to examine your teeth and determine whether veneers are a good option to correct your bite. If you and your dentist determine that veneers are right for you, molds will be made of your teeth so a customized veneer can be milled. At South Shore Dental Care we work with the renowned dental ceramist, Jason J. Kim to produce the highest quality natural looking and feeling veneers available. Once your custom veneer is ready, you’ll come in for your second visit to place the veneer.
For patients who need minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, we work with several of the leading ultra-thin veneer brands: Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers and Durathins. These brands offer similar look and function to the traditional porcelain veneer, and still require two dental visits one to take molds of your teeth and one to apply your custom veneer. However, these veneer options are made of extremely thin layers of porcelain so less tooth preparation is needed to place the veneers.
Who Should Consider Veneers
If you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth, veneers can be a less invasive treatment option that traditional crowns to correct smile esthetic. If you have dental damage caused by tooth decay, veneers help protect against future cavities or bacteria. Patients who are not healthy enough to undergo complex dental procedures like crown and bridge therapy or dental implants, are usually able to have veneers placed with no adverse health effects. Any patient who isn’t happy with the smile they have, but doesn’t have the time or budget to undergo extensive dental restoration treatments will benefit from porcelain veneers.
Schedule an Appointment
Whatever the reason you’re considering porcelain veneers, our expert staff can help you make a dental care decision that’s right for you. A consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will thoroughly explain your options, and give you the opportunity to hear about other dental treatments to correct your bite. If you’re in need of cosmetic dentistry treatment or any dental care, our convenient Massapequa Park practice is here to help. Call to schedule a consultation today. Our practice welcomes patients form surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.
December 10, 2014
Do you need a smile makeover? If you have to hide your smile because of discoloration, cracks, chips, or misalignment you need help from Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers. These ultra thin veneers can fix multiple cosmetic issues at once with little to no pain or discomfort. Traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the dentist to grind, file, or cut down your natural teeth and alter your original tooth structure. With no-prep or minimal prep veneers, the dentist doesn’t need to change the structure of your teeth in any way. Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to overhaul your smile in just one visit. Make an appointment with the experienced cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. They can give you a brand new smile without any pain, discomfort, shots, or drills. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.
What Cosmetic Issues can Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers Correct?
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Misshapen, fanged or pointy teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small teeth
What’s Different about Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers?
- Ultra-thin (0.2 mm)
- Highly translucent
- Replicates your natural enamel
- Lasts over 20 years
- Pain free application (no shots or drills)
If you have more than one complaint about your smile, Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers could be your answer. They are the least invasive method for permanently correcting cosmetic imperfections. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care for your minimal prep veneers today. You can get the “Hollywood” smile you’ve always wanted in just one office visit. South Shore Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby areas.
April 17, 2013
Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? Are your teeth yellowed, stained or worn? Do you have cracks, chips, or gaps in your smile? Are your teeth crooked, misshaped or misaligned? Any or all of these concerns can be addressed with porcelain veneers from South Shore Dental Care.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure allows us to change the physical appearance of your smile. This is a simple, yet often dramatic, method to improve your smile.
We try to use minimal or no-preparation veneers whenever possible. Traditional porcelain veneers require us to remove some of the tooth structure to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. We prefer to use extremely thin veneer solutions that require little to no removal of tooth structure. This allows us to be conservative with our treatments and keep as much of your existing tooth structure as possible.
We offer Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers, and DURAthins to improve your smile. These are all minimal or no-prep options. The more of your natural tooth structure that remains, the healthier and stronger your teeth are. Also, this gives you the option of removing your veneers in the future.
If you want to improve your smile, porcelain veneers could be a great solution for you. We offer minimal or no-prep solutions as well to make the process even easier. If you want to freshen up your smile, give us a call to see if this could be the right solution for your smile.
At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
June 11, 2011
You have an important job interview. Your 15-year high school reunion is just around the corner. Your ex-boyfriend wants you to give a speech at his wedding (oh, brother). Do you have to show up with your same-old smile, self-consciously hiding crooked or stained teeth when you speak? Do you have to wear unsightly metal braces for years, visiting the orthodontist on your lunch breaks? No, no, no. There’s a brace-free secret that celebrities like Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Demi Moore turn to for their flawless smiles. (more…)
May 2, 2011
Do you look in the mirror and wish you had a straighter, more vibrant smile? Our Massapequa office offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to help. Whether you’re simply looking for whiter teeth or need a complete smile makeover, Dr. Dory Stutman can help.
And because choosing the right cosmetic service without knowing what the end result will look like can be intimidating, we’re making the whole process easier with digital imaging. Now you can know what the final results will look like before you even begin, no matter what procedure you’re considering.
October 8, 2009
Your smile is an important aspect of your appearance and self-image. When choosing cosmetic dentistry treatments to revitalize your smile, how do you know which ones will deliver the results you want? At South Shore Dental Care, the renowned dental team of Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman give patients a glimpse into the future with digital imaging.
Our advanced Massapequa dental office is equipped with leading-edge tools and technology to provide patients with the best of modern dentistry. We also believe in educating patients about their dental care choices. Computer-generated digital imaging lets you see the results of specific therapies before you begin treatment. You’ll get a glimpse of your new smile and information to make wise decisions. (more…)
August 24, 2009
Do you have a wedding, anniversary, class reunion, or other special occasion in your future? Are you concerned about your appearance? Important events in our lives make us think about the way we look. How can you improve your appearance quickly and without invasive surgery? With cosmetic dentistry from South Shore Dental Care!
Every day, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman create beautiful smiles for patients from across New York state who seek cosmetic dentistry services. Our patients have discerning tastes. They want esthetic solutions that deliver optimal results, comfortably and quickly. Your Massapequa dentists delivers! (more…)
June 16, 2009
A flawed smile can diminish your natural beauty and destroy your confidence . You don’t have to settle for imperfect teeth. With porcelain veneers from South Shore Dental Care, you can have the smile you want – and deserve!
As trusted Massapequa cosmetic dentists, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman apply handcrafted porcelain veneers to create stunning, one-of-a-kind smiles. The ultra-thin shells are made from high-quality dental porcelain that looks and feels completely natural and resists stains. In as few as three visits to our boutique dental practice, we can completely transform your appearance and improve your self-image. (more…)