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Your Dental Implant Is Failing, But Help Is Available!

April 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 1:44 pm
Dental implant diagram.

Dental implants are pretty handy when it comes to fixing a compromised smile—these tiny titanium posts have become widely sought after in the world of dentistry for their impressive results. However, in certain cases your dental implants can fail and jeopardize your oral health! If you have an implant that seems a little loose and you’re beginning to feel concerned, you might not be sure what your options are. Keep reading to learn about why implants fail and what you can expect when it happens.


How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Dental Implants

March 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 5:10 pm
Woman at dental office.

You stare yourself down in the bathroom mirror, faced with a difficult and never-ending task: maintaining your oral hygiene. Your rheumatoid arthritis demands a great deal of effort from you to simply brush and floss your teeth. As you slowly and carefully begin your routine, you wonder if your mouth might be in jeopardy. You start to worry that your condition will negatively impact your oral hygiene, and that you’ll start losing teeth and your medication will prevent you from seeking the dental restoration that you desire. However, that might not be the case—dental implants are still a possibility for many people who are living with rheumatoid arthritis.


Everything You Need to Know About All-on-4 Implants Recovery

February 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:13 pm
Older woman sitting on couch and smiling

Missing most or all of your teeth? You could get removable dentures, but these days there’s a better way to restore your smile. All-on-4 dental implants can replace an entire row of teeth with just four to six implants. They are arguably the most efficient, cost-effective way to overcome extensive tooth loss.  However, this type of restoration does require a surgical procedure. Here’s a guide on what you can expect during All-on-4 recovery in Massapequa Park. 


4 Reasons to Give Your Dentures a Soak at Night

February 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:34 pm
denture soaking in glass of liquid

To get the most out of your denture, you want to make sure you are taking proper care of it. Being lax in that department can cause a denture to lose its fit, causing it to become increasingly uncomfortable over time, possibly creating blisters on your gums. Part of great denture care includes soaking them – a Massapequa Park dentist gives four great reasons why below. 


4 Things to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off

December 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:28 pm

Replacement veneer held next to toothModern veneers are thinner than ever, allowing them to feel completely natural in your mouth. You may even forget they aren’t part of your real teeth, that is until a veneer falls off. Don’t panic! Your cosmetic dentist can restore your stunning smile. While you wait for your appointment, here’s what you should do if a veneer fell off in Massapequa Park.


3 Types of Tooth Stains and How to Remove Them

December 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 4:43 pm
person checking their teeth in a mirror

Every smile has its own unique quirks. From crooked canines to gapped grins, our smiles are one of the many things that make us unique. Even so, if your smile isn’t something you’re proud of, that doesn’t mean you have to settle. Years’ worth of stains and discoloration can negatively impact one’s confidence, so wouldn’t it be helpful to know how your teeth got that way in the first place? Read on to learn about three types of tooth stains and how your dentist can help you gain a gorgeous grin!


How Long Will It Take to Recover After Full Mouth Reconstruction?

November 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:20 pm
Close up of smile after full mouth reconstruction

When you need to correct multiple dental issues, it’s generally simpler and more affordable to combine multiple restorative procedures into a single treatment plan rather than having them done separately. This strategy is known as a full mouth reconstruction. It’s important to know how much recovery time you’re likely to need after each step of the process so that you can make the appropriate arrangements. The following post looks at some of the procedures most commonly performed as part of full mouth reconstruction in Massapequa as well as the recovery time that you can usually expect for each one.


Everything You Need to Know for Switching from Dentures to Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 9:55 am
Older woman in white shirt smiling with implant dentures

While traditional dentures still have their benefits, it’s hard to ignore some of their drawbacks. They have a tendency to move when you’re trying to eat and speak, and they make it difficult to chew tougher foods like corn on the cob. If you’ve been dealing with some of the disadvantages of dentures for a while, then you might be thinking of upgrading to dental implants, which are considered the next best thing to getting your real teeth back. The following guide will help you have a smoother transition.


Why Dental Visits Are Nothing to Fear This Halloween

October 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:49 pm
patient experiencing dental fear in Massapequa Park

Though it’s generally recommended that patients visit the dentist every six months for exams and to have their teeth cleaned, those experiencing dental fear in Massapequa Park may struggle with this. Regular dental appointments are an important part of keeping your mouth healthy, so what can you do to overcome your fears? Read on to learn why the dentist is one place you don’t need to be scared of this Halloween season.


Can Dental Implants Become Stained?

September 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 4:21 pm
dental implant and tooth model

Dental implants in Massapequa Park require proper maintenance over the years. Your investment in this superior tooth replacement solution shouldn’t be a short-term reality, but it can be if you don’t take the proper precautions. Bad habits, unhealthy foods, and poor oral hygiene can all lead to your new and improved smile quickly diminishing and even failing. If you want to avoid the potential for stains and damage, discover what you can do to better protect these artificial teeth to ensure a longer lifespan.

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