Fix That Tooth Fast (And Right) With A One Hour Crown!

November 25, 2015

one hour crownIf you’ve got a cracked, broken or severely discolored tooth, you’re probably already aware of dental crowns — an excellent option in tooth restoration. But if you’re familiar with crowns, you probably also know the total treatment used to take as long as two to three weeks to complete. We’re here with good news: you can now have dental crowns applied in just one, one hour visit to Dr. Stutman, your Massapequa dentist at South Shore Dental Care!

(more…)

Perfect Porcelain Veneers

June 24, 2015

Friendly middle aged man's face.

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.

CEREC One Day Crowns in Massapequa Park

May 25, 2015

100047604We know you may not want to hear that you have a tooth that needs a crown, but sometimes that’s the only way to preserve a tooth and, in turn, your smile. The good news is that crowns—along with inlays and onlays—do not necessarily require two trips to the dentist’s office the way they always did. Nowadays, you can have a new crown and a restored smile in just one appointment. With CEREC One Day Crowns from South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman rebuild teeth for patients from Massapequa Park, NY, and the surrounding areas.

Thanks to the CEREC in-office dental CAD/CAM equipment by Sirona, one hour crowns are not a dream, but a reality. The CEREC system includes:

  • A digital camera infrared that allows us to obtain a visual impression of your damaged tooth
  • 3-D CAD software for designing the restoration
  • A milling unit that uses high-speed burs to manufacture the restoration

High Time for High Tech CEREC Same Day Crowns

Once one of our dentists has completed your exam and determined that a CEREC One Day Crown is the best option for treating your damaged tooth, then you are on your way to having your tooth restored quickly and conveniently. First, we’ll make sure you’re completely comfortable before we begin your procedure. South Shore Dental Care offers sedation dentistry. So, if you need some help relaxing in the dentist’s chair, we can provide either oral conscious sedation or IV sedation. Then, the area surrounding the affected tooth is anesthetized.

Using a special digital camera, we take a photo of your tooth that is entered into the CEREC computer system. This system in turn creates a virtual model of your tooth in order to accurately design your crown, inlay or onlay. In just one step, we can identify the appropriate color, shape and biting surface for your restoration.

The design is then sent to the CEREC milling unit in our office, which fabricates the same day crown in about 20 minutes. When the milling process is completed, the restoration can be polished for a perfect match to your natural teeth. Finally, the restoration is fired in an oven, much like pottery. Dr. Stutman or Dr. Stutman will then place the tooth, check for a perfect fit and then cement your new crown into place.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about the advantages of CEREC One Day Crowns, then call South Shore Dental Care to schedule a consultation. We are trusted by families throughout Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.

Enjoy Fast and Efficient Dental Restorations with CEREC One- Hour Crowns

January 10, 2015

461188145Let us help you fulfill your New Year’s resolutions. Did you promise to find ways to save time and money in 2015? If so, we can help you keep these resolutions, and still get you the dental care you need to stay healthy. We achieve this goal through the use of CEREC one-hour dental crown technology. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) can literally cut the time you spend in the dentist chair in half. If you value your time and money, you should make an appointment with the highly qualified restorative dentists of South Shore Dental Care today for a new CEREC restoration. South Shore Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.

How Do CEREC One- Hour Crowns Work?

  • First, Dr. Stutman will give you a full dental examination to determine that a CEREC restoration is most appropriate for your treatment. If it is, Dr. Stutman will prepare the affected tooth for restoration. Any decay or infected tissue will then be removed.
  • Next, Dr. Stutman will take digital impressions of your prepared tooth. These digital images are then sent to the CEREC computers for processing. This will only take a few minutes.
  • Next, the CEREC computer will convert your dental impressions into a 3-D virtual model. Dr. Stutman will use this information to design your crown. After a few more minutes, the design is finalized and sent to an in- office milling unit to be fabricated.
  • The CEREC milling unit will create your dental crown based on the final design. The crown is crafted from a ceramic block that perfectly matches the shade of your teeth. This step takes no more than twenty minutes to complete.
  • Finally, Dr. Stutman will place and adjust your new crown for proper fitting, and make any revisions if necessary. If the crown fits properly, it is bonded over the tooth, and thoroughly polished.

Why Choose CEREC One- Hour Crowns?

We strive to make your dental care as fast and efficient as possible. With CEREC one-hour crown restorations you can save time and money. By cutting your dentist office visits in half, you will spend less time in the dentist chair and you will save the extra expense of a second visit. Additionally, you will not have to endure the inconvenience or costs of a temporary crown as your permanent crown is fabricated in a far off laboratory.

CEREC One- Hour Crowns in Massapequa, NY

We understand how valuable and limited your time can be. That’s why we’ve eliminated the need for temporaries or additional office visits. You will walk in for your appointment, and walk out with your new dental crown in place. Make your appointment for a new CEREC One-Hour crown from the experienced restorative experts of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and nearby areas.

 

 

CEREC One-Hour Crowns at South Shore Dental Care

September 6, 2013

CEREC crownDo you have a damaged or decayed tooth that needs a crown restoration but you’ve been putting it off because of the time involved? At South Shore Dental Care we are proud to offer CEREC one-hour crowns that fit into your busy life. We’ll repair your tooth with a minimum impact to your life. In most cases it only takes an hour.

A crown is a cap that is designed to fit over a damaged or decayed tooth to help strengthen it and return function to your smiles. Traditionally, getting a crown was a fairly lengthy process that involved at least two dental visits and requiring a temporary crown while waiting for your permanent restoration to be milled. We know that our patients are busy, so we take advantage of this great CEREC technology that allows us to speed up the process.

For CEREC crowns, we take a digital impression of your tooth that’s then sent to an in-office milling unit which will craft your porcelain crown while you wait. This technology also eliminates the need for impressions, which many patients don’t enjoy. Once your CEREC crown is ready, we’ll fit it onto your tooth, leaving you with a completely restored tooth after only one dental visit. Give us a call today to learn more about this technology and see how it can help improve your smile.

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.

Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

June 28, 2013

shutterstock_58106728Are you no longer impressed by your smile when you look in the mirror? Do you wish your smile looked more attractive but aren’t sure where to start? At South Shore Dental Care, we can improve your smile with a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe any dental procedure that changes the appearance of your teeth and smile. If your teeth are crooked, misshaped, misaligned, or discolored, we can help. Teeth whitening can remove stains and brighten your smile, while porcelain veneers can cover chips, cracks and misaligned teeth. If your tooth is damaged or decayed we can repair it with a CEREC One-Hour Crown, and if your teeth are crooked we can correct them with Invisalign.

As an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Dory Stutman is a highly skilled professional ready to improve your smile. He can create a treatment plan to help your smile achieve its full potential. Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. Give us a call today to see how we can help you smile brighter than ever before.

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.

Restore Your Smile’s Functionality and Appearance with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction

October 12, 2012

For some patients, extensive decay, disease, or a serious injury has left their smile with limited functionality, or with a smile they’re embarrassed to share with others. In cases like these, one service may not be enough to restore functionality or appearance. That’s why, at South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are happy to provide a service called full-mouth reconstruction.

A full-mouth reconstruction uses multiple services and multiple appointments to do what just one service can’t—create a beautiful smile that gives you the maximum amount of functionality. Our Massapequa dental office offers a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental services, including:

Depending on your needs, a full-mouth reconstruction would use several of these cosmetic or restorative services to help you achieve a smile that boosts confidence and restores your ability to chew effectively.

But which services are most right for you?

Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman will help you determine that during your consultation appointment. At that time, we’ll assess what your needs are through an oral exam, and we’ll also talk to you about your concerns before finalizing a personalized treatment plan. We would also be happy to talk to you about your sedation options.

Are you ready to get your smile back on track with a full-mouth reconstruction from South Shore Dental Care? Call our Massapequa dental office today. Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman proudly serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

State of the Art Services from South Shore Dental Care

April 26, 2012

In our last post, we talked about the relaxing amenities on offer at South Shore Dental Care. Some of the most popular ones included sedation dentistry, big screen TVs, personal headphones, and WiFi. But as great as these amenities are, we’re most proud of the great state-of-the-art services we offer.

At South Shore Dental Care, we can mill and place a crown for you in a single visit with CEREC technology. And if you’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure but still aren’t sure, we can show you what your smile brand new smile will look like with cosmetic imaging software. All of this alongside other great technology, such as:

  • Intraoral cameras
  • Digital X-rays
  • ViziLite Cancer Detection
  • Laser dentistry

South Shore Dental Care also offers services like porcelain veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, teeth whitening, and more.

To find out about all the great features at our North Massapequa dental office, visit our About Our Office page and our Services page. You can also give us a call. Regardless of whether you have a question to ask or just want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman, we’d love to hear from you.

Our North Massapequa office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. We look forward to seeing you!