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Demonstrating a Commitment to Conservative Dentistry with Root Canals

September 12, 2012

No patient wants to hear that they need a root canal. But there’s a reason why doctors like Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman perform them instead of just extracting teeth when they become infected. With a root canal, our South Shore Dental Care team can help you preserve more of natural smile, which will benefit you in the long run.

Tooth Extractions vs. Root Canals

Let’s take a moment to consider these two very different approaches to treating an infected tooth.

A tooth extraction, on the one hand, will help you eliminateinfection and restore your smile to a healthier state. But extracting a tooth also creates a particular complication. With a tooth now missing, you have to replace what you’ve lost to prevent surrounding teeth from repositioning. That means coming back to our Massapequa dental office for a whole other service, like a crown and bridge or a dental implant, which can also help you stave off bone loss.

Now consider the benefits of a root canal from South Shore Dental Care. With a root canal, there’s no missing tooth to replace and no threat of bone loss. Some patients may need to have their tooth capped with a crown, but that tooth and its root are still there, ensuring that your smile’s appearance and functionality aren’t negatively impacted.

Does Your Smile Need Restorative Care?

If you’ve recently been told you need a root canal but have been putting off care, get in touch with South Shore Dental Care today. Our Massapequa team would be happy to reserve a consultation visit for you, in addition to answering your questions. We serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

Mind the Gap—Restoring Your Smile with a Crown and Bridge

August 29, 2012

When you lose a tooth, how your smile looks and functions will change. Eating certain foods will be more difficult, and over time, your remaining teeth will shift out of alignment. But a simple restorative dentistry service from South Shore Dental Care can help you restore functionality and prevent teeth from moving. It’s called a crown and bridge.

How Does a Crown and Bridge Work?

Like a dental implant, a crown and bridge is designed to fill in a gap in your smile. Unlike a dental implant, though, a crown and bridge doesn’t use a prosthetic root to anchor your new tooth. Instead, a crown and bridge includes a false tooth with a crown on either side. These crowns, which will cap the two healthy teeth surrounding your gap, are what will anchor your restoration and help you return to a full, healthy smile.

Getting Started

If you’ve lost a tooth because of poor oral health, an accident, or an injury, Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care can help. And getting started is easy—you just need to give us a call to schedule your consultation appointment. During your visit, we can examine your smile and answer any questions you might have about what a crown and bridge involves. In all, treatment will take between two and three visits to complete.

Are you ready to get started? Call us today! Our office serves patients Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh with a wide array of great dental care services.

How Can I Stop Further Tooth Loss?

June 29, 2012

Have you lost one or more teeth as a result of decay or an injury? Are you worried now about losing more teeth? Your concern is understandable. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that anchored it to your jaw. And that right there is why you could lose another tooth further down the road.

Here’s why.

When you lose a tooth root, the part of your jawbone it used to be in contact with doesn’t have a purpose anymore. As a result, it will begin to atrophy. With time, more bone tissue will be affected, increasing your risk of losing one or more healthy teeth.

But there is a way to stop all this.

Preserve Your Smile with Dental Implants

If you’re worried about losing more teeth, call South Shore Dental Care to find out how dental implants can help you stop further tooth loss. As one of the most effective restorative dentistry solutions available, dental implants can restore strength and function to your entire smile, including your jaw. They do this by replacing your missing tooth and your missing root, helping your jaw grow new bone tissue and remain naturally strong.

Do you want to find out if dental implants are right for you? Then give our Massapequa dental office a call today. During your appointment, your doctor will have a chance to examine your smile and recommend a treatment plan.

At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman happily serve patients Massapequa, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Crowns in a Single Visit with CEREC and Smiles of Style

July 7, 2011

shutterstock_707240114It can be frustrating to hear that you need a crown. With your busy work schedule, family commitments, and everything else going on in your life, finding time for two, possibly three, return visits can feel next to impossible. Wouldn’t it be better, you might be wondering, if you could have your crown placed in just one visit?

The good news is, at Dr. Stutman’s Massapequa dental office you can. Using our CEREC machine, Dr. Stutman can mill the crown you need in about an hour, and then have you on your way again with no second or third visit necessary.


Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman on the Importance of a Healthy Smile

September 30, 2009


A beautiful smile can improve your appearance and self-esteem. But did you know that your smile plays an important role in your overall health? Many people ignore dental problems, thinking they’ll go away. They won’t. The initial discomfort may subside, but the damage continues, wearing away your smile’s foundation and jeopardizing your quality of life.

At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman provide comprehensive care for smiles that look beautiful and stand the test of time. Our compassionate cosmetic and restorative dentists offer conservative, full-service dental care to enhance and renew smiles and improve lives. (more…)

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