FAQs

Q) Why are checkups recommended every six months, even for people with excellent oral health?

A) Big problems have to start somewhere, and they usually start very small, making them hard to detect. Our Massapequa dental office uses DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection to find cavities during the earliest stage, before you could possibly see or feel them. We also use ViziLite to screen for oral cancer, a very serious health problem that affects over 30,000 Americans every year and is almost imperceptible at first. The more often you visit our office for general family dentistry care, the more likely we are to catch small problems before they become big ones, making treatment more effective.

Q) What are crowns in an hour?

A) Using CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.

Q) What is an implant and how long do they last?

A) Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. At South Shore Dental Care, we can both place and restore your dental implants. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. The life of the dental implant depends on your age, oral health status, and personal hygiene. With proper care, they last a lifetime in most cases.

Q) My teeth are stained. Can you help?

A) We most certainly can help! South Shore Dental Care uses Zoom! in-office teeth whitening to brighten your teeth dramatically in just one visit. We also offer take-home teeth whitening for your convenience. Call us for an appointment today!

Q) I want to know more about how I can get a more beautiful smile. What do you suggest?

A) Call us and schedule a consultation! We can discuss all of your options with you and determine which cosmetic dentistry services will best help you reach your smile goals. Would you like to try on your new smile without having had a single cosmetic dental procedure? Find out how you can see your new smile!

Our boutique dental practice in Massapequa attracts people from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh with our wide array of dental care services and cutting edge technology. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide oral health and smile makeovers for you and your entire family.