For Porcelain Veneers, Massapequa, NY, Comes to South Shore Dental Care

July 27, 2015

92589293Most 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.

Perfect Porcelain Veneers

June 24, 2015

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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.

Quick and Easy Smile Makeovers with Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers

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)

Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers in Massapequa, NY

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.

Have You Tried (And Failed) With At Home Teeth Whitening?

October 10, 2014

187872302Lisa loathed the idea of going on a blind date. But a good friend finally convinced her to go on one with a smart and classy dentist from her hometown. With a few more days to go before the big date, Lisa was starting to get a little worried. In her opinion, she was looking better than she ever had, except for her smile. Lisa loved her coffee, and indulged in a cigarette or two here and there. She also enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. Over the years, she noticed that these habits had begun to take a toll in her teeth. Instead of the bright white color they were in high school, now they had a yellowish hue and some brown spots near her gum line.

Lisa had a long standing fear of the dentist so she hadn’t had any dental care in a few years. Lisa tried switching to a teeth whitening toothpaste a few months ago, but hadn’t noticed any difference in the color of her enamel. So with only two days to go before her date, she decided to try an at-home teeth whitening system from her local drug store. She followed the directions correctly, or so she thought, but soon began to regret this decision. Not only did the harsh bleaches irritate her gums, but they failed to whiten her teeth any better than the whitening toothpaste and did nothing to affect the brown spots. That was the last straw. Lisa decided it was time to make an appointment with a dentist and get her teeth whitened professionally. She only hoped she’d be able to get an appointment in time for her date. Don’t waste time with inferior whitening treatments like Lisa. Make an appointment with the experienced dentists of South Shore Dental Care. They help patients like you everyday achieve the teeth whitening results they expect and deserve. South Shore Dental proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding areas.

Do It Yourself Teeth Whitening Treatments

  • Whitening Toothpaste- Whitening toothpaste can polish away shallow surface stains but can’t change the actual color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than the tooth’s surface. Typically, whitening toothpaste takes two to six weeks to produce any results. Whitening toothpaste is probably most useful for maintaining the results of professional teeth whitening treatment.

 

  • Store-Bought At- Home Whitening- Over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain much lower concentrations of whitening agents than the professional products used by a dentist. In most cases, you need to use them over and over again for many weeks before you will see any change in the whiteness of your teeth. This type of teeth whitening treatment can also irritate your gums or be completely ineffective if you have worn tooth enamel, gum disease, sensitive teeth or tooth-colored fillings and crowns.

Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions in Massapequa Park, NY

South Shore Dental offers Zoom Whitening. Zoom can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just in hour. You can also try their take-home teeth whitening option. This includes custom bleaching trays and teeth whitening bleaching gel to protect your gums from irritation. You may not have a date with a dentist, but you probably care just as much as Lisa does about how your teeth look. Remember that your teeth may have stains that require professional teeth whitening, or even more permanent cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers, bonding or dental crowns. Get the teeth whitening results you want the first time by making an appointment with the teeth whitening experts of South Shore Dental Care. They help people like you and Lisa achieve brighter, whiter smiles every day. South Shore Dental proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.

Give Yourself A Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

April 23, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentist — South Shore Dental Care @ 4:00 pm

shutterstock_95709055Having a perfect smile is something many people strive for. Beautiful, straight, white teeth are an accomplishment few people get to have, and being able to have a smile like that is something to be proud of. Being insecure about your smile is never easy to live with, and you may think that nothing will be able to help. Thankfully, our doctors are able to give you the Hollywood smile you have always wanted with the use of porcelain veneers.

The start to getting your porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with our doctors. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. This will also give you the chance to address any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be fully informed throughout the entire procedure. Once it is determined that you are a candidate, that is where the real fun begins!

Your natural tooth is prepared for your porcelain veneers by removing a small bit of enamel. Your custom made porcelain veneers are then added, and are made permanent with dental resin cement. A simple procedure, but at the end, you are left with a completely new smile that anyone would be proud of showing off! If you are curious as to how our talented doctors can help give your smile the makeover you deserve with porcelain veneers, make an appointment today, and we will be glad to help!

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.

Brace Yourself for a Straighter Smile—In Only Six Months!

June 28, 2011

shutterstock_7441711Did you know you can straighten your teeth in only six months? It’s true! Sure, conventional braces are used as corrective measures for problematic bites, or other structural issues. But not everyone needs the long-term solution of traditional orthodontia to get a beautiful smile. In fact, all you may need is Six Month Smiles®!

What is Six Month Smiles?

Braces are the most effective means to straighten teeth and correct your bite. But if you’re an adult, wearing conventional braces can feel “too junior high.” With Six Month Smiles, you’ll get straighter teeth without the long wait, or the conspicuous metalwork. Dr. Kalinda Stutman will use the tooth-colored wires and brackets to create your perfect smile.

How does Six Month Smiles work?

Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth more quickly and comfortably-in months instead of years. The system focuses on straightening the front teeth, the ones visible when you smile. The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are made of nickel titanium. Your orthodontia will be virtually unnoticeable.

Is Six Month Smiles safe and comfortable?

Yes! Six Month Smiles offers no more risk than traditional braces. In fact, there are fewer risks. The forces used to move your teeth are much lighter, and you don’t need to worry about constant tightening of the wires. And you’ll get nearly the same terrific results in a lot less time!

With Six Month Smiles, you don’t have to commit the same amount of time and money as you would with regular braces. Call Dr. Kalinda Stutman and her team at South Shore Dental Care to learn more about Six Month Smiles.

How to Choose a Massapequa Cosmetic Dentist

June 2, 2009

massapequa cosmetic dentistYour smile is a crucial aspect of your appearance and self-image, so choosing a cosmetic dentist is an important decision. There are lots of dentists out there. How do you pick the one that’s right for you?

When selecting someone to care for one of your most treasured assets – your smile – Massapequa cosmetic dentists Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman encourage you to consider a variety of factors, including training, experience, and services offered. Does the dentist you’re considering have before and after photos to browse? A state-of-the-art dental office and modern technology?

At South Shore Dental Care, we make your cosmetic dentistry decision easy! (more…)

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