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How Much do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

March 16, 2018

woman with beautiful smile in dental chairBefore you get started with any big dental treatment plan, you need to take some time to consider the cost. If treatment doesn’t fit your budget, it’s likely not the right solution for you. If you’re considering a smile makeover using porcelain veneers, there are a number of factors that can increase the cost of your treatment plan. A good dentist will take the time to talk to you about the cost of treatment and financing options, so you feel completely prepared. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the factors that change the cost of your porcelain veneers, so you can prepare to talk to your dentist about the cost of your plan.
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Can You Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

October 6, 2017

Woman receiving dental examWell – no, but you shouldn’t need to whiten your veneers. If you have porcelain veneers and you notice they no longer blend in with the color of your full smile or surrounding teeth have darkened, you cannot whiten your veneers, but a skilled cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the desired aesthetic results with a variety of other procedures. Keep reading to find out more about caring for your porcelain veneers, maintaining optimal oral health, and how your dentist can help you extend the life your porcelain veneers
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4 Reasons to Invest in Your Smile with Our Massapequa Dentist

August 16, 2017

man crunching the numbers before visiting Massapequa dentist When it comes to making decisions about where to invest our hard earned dollars, many of us choose to set aside extra income for necessities like home maintenance or things that benefit their families. It’s difficult for many patients to spend money on something they perceive as only benefiting them. If you’re struggling with oral health issues, hiding your smile when you talk, or avoiding smiling altogether, it’s time to consider investing in a new you. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry services can require a large initial investment, but with proper care, high quality dentistry solutions will last for years. The team at South Shore Dental Care offers comprehensive dental services at a comparable and affordable price for our patients. In addition to working to keep our quality dental treatments at a reasonable cost, our Massapequa dentist team also works with CareCredit and Springstone to provide patients with low and no interest payment plans for any service.
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Massapequa Cosmetic Dentist offers a Sneak Peek at your New Smile

February 16, 2016

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cosmetic dentistThey say hindsight is 20/20. Well, what if you could take a look at what your smile will look like after cosmetic dentistry? Then your foresight would be 20/20 and you’d probably feel much more comfortable with the decision to go ahead with treatment. That’s exactly what’s happening at South Shore Dental Care, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman’s Massapequa dental office. With PreNew Preview, you get to see what your new smile will actually look like on you before treatment begins with your Massapequa cosmetic dentist.
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You CAN feel comfortable in braces (with Invisalign!)

January 19, 2016

invisalign massapequaGetting the straighter teeth you desire as an adult doesn’t have to leave you feeling anxious or uncomfortable in metal braces. In fact, today’s adult braces are convenient, comfortable and practically invisible. Keep reading to learn about Invisalign in Massapequa at South Shore Dental Care, your answer to adult orthodontics!

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Fix Problems Quickly with Dental Bonding Massapequa

December 23, 2015

dental bonding massapequaIf you’re interested in cosmetic bonding but afraid of making the investment in time and money, you’ll be thrilled to know there’s a quick fix at South Shore Dental Care. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s not — dental bonding gives Massapequa neighbors the brilliant smile makeovers they desire, faster and at a price that’s much more affordable. Don’t overload your budget when you don’t have to. Choose dental bonding with South Shore Dental Care!

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Fantastic Cosmetic Dentistry Service Is Available To You in Massapequa Park, NY

July 27, 2015

Cosmetic dentistry services are available for your smile.Everyone wants their smiles to look and feel beautiful. It makes sense — your smile is one of the first thing anyone notices about you. Your teeth are on display when you talk, eat, smile or do anything else that involves showing your teeth. If you’re dealing with some discoloration issues or want a straighter smile, we offer cosmetic services that can bring your smile back to where it needs to be. Our dental team is ready to give you a smile that’s brighter than it has ever been before. We want you to be proud of a smile you can show off, not hide. Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are the cosmetic dentists that everyone can trust, including those of you in Massapequa Park. Getting you a whiter and brighter smile is what we want to do all of the time. With our cosmetic dentistry services, we can help you achieve your dental goals.
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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.

Brilliant Teeth Whitening in Massapequa Park, NY

June 14, 2015

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At South Shore Dental Care, we provide the full-spectrum dental service for our patients of all ages. From children’s visits to senior care, Dr.s Dory and Khalida Stutman have you covered no matter what your oral care needs. Cosmetic dentistry services from our practice are more than just esthetic enhancement. Because your smile is one of the first things people see when they meet you, our doctors believe that all dentistry should be cosmetic. We strive to give every patient a beautiful, healthy smile they can be proud of. Our traditional cosmetic services include porcelain veneers, Invisalign and Zoom! teeth whitening. Zoom! whitening is one of the leaders in office visit whitening and at home whitening, and we offer our patients both options. If you’re interested in learning more about Zoom! whitening or any of our other dental services, call our convenient Massapequa Park, NY office to schedule an appointment.

Time May Not Be on Your Side

You can brush and floss in the morning, before you go to bed, and after every meal and your teeth will still yellow as your age. The best way to keep your natural glow is to maintain great oral hygiene, but for a truly brilliant white smile, you might need a whitening agent to help. When we eat or drink or even breathe, we expose our teeth to molecules that can discolor our enamel. Brushing, flossing and regular hygienist visits remove the majority of stains from the surface of your teeth, but enamel is extremely porous. Even if we brush or floss after meals, some of the molecules still get trapped in the porous enamel. Over time, these molecules reach the inner dentine layer where regular brushing and flossing can’t reach them.

Unless you aced chemistry, you may not realize that these molecules bond to the molecules in your teeth changing the way the look and the way they react to other molecules. In order to remove the stains, you have to break that bond through oxidation. Using hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, creates a chemical reaction that causes the foreign matter that discolors your teeth to release its bond.

Brighter Smiles for Summer

The good news for your smile is that, over the years, researchers have developed a great way to improve the whiteness of your teeth. At South Shore Dental Care, the Dr.s Stutman utilize one of the most effective whitening treatments on the market, Zoom! whitening. Created as an at home whitening gel, professional grade Zoom! whitening gel used in our office is paired with a special no-heat light that amplifies your results, but at home whitening is still an option.

At home whitening with Zoom! can be just as effect as our in office treatments, if you don’t need as much whitening or you’d prefer to whiten more gradually. We will create a customized application tray to be used with our professional whitening gel that is a much higher quality than gels you can buy in stores. Over the course of one or more weeks depending on how much change you desire, your teeth will gradually lighten leaving you with a brilliant smile.

In office whitening takes a little over an hour. We’ll need to prep your mouth before we whiten by protecting your lips and gums. Then, we apply a layer of whitening gel to your teeth. The no-heat light is placed over your mouth for about an hour to kick start the whitening process. After your teeth have whitened for an hour, we will give you a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth and make the whitening last. Patients who whiten in our office can see a difference of 6 to 10 shades with just one visit.

Find Out More

If you want to restore a brilliant shine to your smile, Zoom! teeth whitening makes a big difference. Whether you’re looking for a quick, significant change or a subtle, gradual lightening, the experts at South Shore Dental Care are here to help. For more information about our Zoom! whitening options, other cosmetic treatments, or any of our comprehensive dental care, call our Massapequa Park, NY office to schedule an appointment today. Our state-of-the-art facility and expert staff invite patients form Massapequa Park and the surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

An Alternative to Traditional Braces: Invisalign in Massapequa Park, NY

April 27, 2015

How do you feel about your smile? Are you content with the way it looks? Do you often find yourself thinking of a straight, lovely smile that you can be proud to show off to friends and family? It is possible to straighten teeth, but most adults do not like the treatment to accomplish this: braces. Adults generally find the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces unappealing, making teeth straightening options very limited. So, what can people do to achieve the straight smile of their dreams? The Luminous Smile at South Shore Dental Care, located in Massapequa Park, NY offers a personalized alternative to braces in the form of Invisalign.

What’s Invisalign?

ThinkstockPhotos-493536487Adults who seek straighter teeth want to avoid the metal appliances of traditional braces, as the tension utilized can apply a lot of pressure and many see the aesthetics as somewhat juvenile. Invisalign differs from braces as they use clear, customized aligners to move teeth into position. There are several sets of aligners, which are rotated as the process continues, which slowly push your teeth into a straight position and give you a beautiful smile. The aligners are clear, which allow you to have a natural appearance, and they are removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite meals, brush your teeth, etc.

What is the Treatment Like?

When you arrive at our office for your initial consultation, we will take 3D images of your mouth and plan the treatment. The data and images are sent to a certified Invisalign laboratory, where professional technicians will create your customized aligners. When finished, we will receive the aligners and have you return to our office. We will present your aligners, tell you which set to start with, how long to wear the set, which aligners to use afterward, etc. Within 9-18 months, you will have the vibrant, straight smile you always wanted.

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

If you are ready to get a straight set of teeth, then schedule a consultation with our amazing staff. Call or email our office and start your journey with Invisalign. Our office doors are always open to the residents of Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring communities.

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