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Tooth Loss & Diminished Jawbone Density

November 26, 2017

woman with beautiful smileWhen you lose a tooth, the last thing you’re thinking about is whether or not you’re going to look great. You’re likely in pain and stressed. Don’t handle the situation on your own. Find a restorative dentist you can trust to help you. It’s important that you reach out for help replacing your missing tooth or teeth right away. The sooner the better. Keep reading to find out more about the potential hazards of not replacing even one missing tooth and how dental implants offer the best treatment option.

Versatile, Effective Dental Implants

August 7, 2017

smiling senior man with natural looking dental implantsLooking and feeling your very best may be intrinsically linked to your smile. Studies show that people with full, attractive smiles are perceived as smarter, healthier, and more successful. They’re also twice as likely to be hired for a new job or receive a promotion. If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t put off tooth replacement. Visit a trusted dentist to find out more about your tooth replacement solutions, including versatile dental implant supported prosthetics.

Dental Implants Massapequa Residents Rely On – South Shore Dental Care

September 4, 2015

Woman smiling with beautiful teeth thanks to the dental implants massapequa lovesDid you know that even one missing tooth can change your face? Over time, the jawbone and gum tissue that support and shape facial features deteriorate creating wrinkles, indentations, and sagging. Even patients who wear traditional dentures experience these changes because the root of the tooth actually stimulates the retention of gum tissue and bone density. Traditional tooth replacement options only restore the visible parts of teeth, but dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up. That means patients are better able to retain gum tissue and bone density, and maintain their youthful appearance. At South Shore Dental Care, we offer the dental implants Massapequa residents prefer. Our skilled dentists, friendly team, and patient-centered care make us the ideal dental implant dentist for all of Long Island. Call to schedule a dental implant evaluation today.

Dental Implants in Massapequa Park

May 10, 2015

134124545If you have even one missing tooth—to say nothing of having several missing teeth—then you know the consequences can be more than just inconvenient. First, you may not be able to eat the food you enjoy most, such as a fresh apple or a juicy steak. In addition, your diet may not be well-balanced and nutritious because you must eliminate healthy foods that are difficult to chew, such as many fresh fruits and vegetables. Then there is the whole issue of what missing teeth can do to your ability to speak clearly or smile and laugh with confidence. If this describes your situation, then you should consider dental implants for your teeth replacement. Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman of South Shore Dental Care have restored the smiles of many patients in Massapequa Park, NY, and the surrounding communities. With dental implants, they can do the same for you.

You may have missing teeth for a number of different reasons:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • A traumatic tooth injury
  • A failed root canal
  • Congenital defects
  • Gum disease
  • Certain medical treatments, such as some types of chemotherapy

Regardless of why you have missing teeth, the need for tooth replacement cannot be understated.

The Dental Implant Difference

When you come to South Shore Dental Care for your dental implants, you can take comfort in knowing that they entire procedure will be completed in the comfort and convenience of our office. There’s no need to see an implant specialist, because our dentist are skillfully trained in the procedure.

First, one of our dentists will surgically implant a small titanium post in the jaw bone beneath your missing tooth. This post will serve as the “root” of your new tooth. As such, the post anchors the custom designed porcelain crown that will ultimately sit on top of the post. Moreover, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together, forming a solid foundation that is as solid as one of your natural teeth. In addition, the relationship between post and bone can help you avoid bone deterioration that can lead to facial sagging. Therefore, with dental implants, you’ll not only be able to confidently eat, speak and smile, you’ll look better and younger for years to come.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To learn more about dental implants, call South Shore Dental Care today. We are trusted by families throughout Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.

Got Dental Implants Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

February 10, 2015

471814805Are you considering dental implants? Many tooth loss patients are excited about dental implants, but are still confused by the wealth of information available on the topic. The fact is that dental implants are fast becoming the preferred treatment choice of both patients and dentists, because of their numerous restorative and practical benefits. We hope to make the process as simple and transparent as possible. Read on to explore the  implants process for yourself, and then make an appointment with the experienced restorative and dental implants experts of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care delivers quality care daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.

Dental Implants FAQ

Dental implants are tiny biocompatible titanium posts which serve to replace both your missing tooth and your missing tooth’s root.

  • How Are They Placed?

Dental implants are placed gently in the jawbone through the gum line. The implants then require several weeks to fully fuse with your natural bone structure.

Dental implants are, by far, the most effective and beneficial form of natural tooth replacement available today. Implants offer stability, comfort, and ease of care not afforded by dentures. Implants are also better for your long term oral and overall health than dental bridgework. In fact, implants are the only tooth replacement method which actually preserves your natural bone structure and youthful facial features.

Massapequa Dental Implants Appointments

While dental implants are not for everyone, they are unequivocally the best choice if your oral health and bone densities meet the minimum treatment requirements. Millions of patients have discovered the life changing advantageous of dental implants tooth replacement, and now you can too! Just make an appointment with South Shore Dental Care and our highly qualified  implants specialists today. South Shore Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and neighboring 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.

Have A Fuller Smile with Dental Implants

August 8, 2014

480753457One thing that many people strive for is a beautiful, full smile. Though it may not be important to some, there are those who spend a lot of time and effort into making sure their smiles are in excellent condition, and if their smiles are compromised in any way, it can have negative effects on the way they feel about yourself and the way they interact with the people around you. Not having a complete smile can be detrimental to your oral and bodily health, and our doctors are able to give you the comprehensive smile of your dreams by offering dental implants to their patients.

When you have teeth missing from your smile, there are many negative side effects that can take place. Some of them being a greater risk at gum disease, a misaligned bite, TMJ, and your teeth shifting in order to make up for the extra space. It is important to replace any missing teeth in your smile, and dental implants are an excellent and permanent way to accomplish that goal.

The journey to your dental implants begins with a consultation with our doctors. They will be able to assess your smile in its current condition, ask you about your future smile goals, and determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. You will also have that opportunity to ask questions or bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. We want you to be as informed as possible throughout the entire process, making sure you feel comfortable.

If you are deemed a candidate for dental implants, a titanium screw will be embedded into your jaw bone, replacing the missing tooth root. Over time, the screw will fuse with your jaw bone, creating a strong and solid foundation. After the proper amount of healing time has passed, the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the implant itself as well as the crown. Last, the tooth-resembling crown is added placed, completing your new look. At the end of the procedure, you have a flawless, full smile you have always wanted! If you would like our doctors’ help restoring your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

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 with Dental Implants

January 8, 2014

shutterstock_100424281For many people, having concerns about their smile can prevent them from doing a lot of things. It may be the color of your teeth, the misalignment, or the obvious gaps; either way, insecurities about your smile make you cautious to make a joke, smile, or even tell someone hello. A lot of people, though, are less than confident in their smile because they have teeth missing. Though there are a couple ways to tackle the issue, dental implants  at South Shore Dental Care may be a great option!

A consultation with our doctors is the first step in dental implanting. They will be able to get a closer look at your smile, as well as speak with you about your long term goals. Once you are considered to be a candidate, the process begins. A metal implant, looking nearly identical to a screw, is rooted into your jaw bone. This screw-like metal implant will be able to give your new teeth security and immovability. Then the abutment is added, which is in essence a support system for the metal implant as well as the crown to be placed on top. After that, the tooth-resembling crown is cemented to the abutment, finishing your new look!

With a nearly perfect success rate, dental implants will give you back the sense of security may have lost. It can even improve your speech and ability to eat. Another plus point with getting dental implants is the fact they look exactly like your real teeth. Smoothly blending in with your natural teeth, implants are a sure way for you to look as natural as possible. Contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, and be prepared to smile from all day, every day!

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.

Advantages of Dental Implants

March 20, 2013

Last time, we talked about dental implants and why they’re important for the health of your smile. Today we’re going to compare dental implants to other tooth replacement methods to see why they’re the most effective option to restore the health, appearance and function of your smile. At South Shore Dental Care, we want our patients to be fully informed about all their smile choices.

When people think of replacing missing teeth, their first thought is often dentures. Dentures are a traditional way to help restore function if you’ve lost all or nearly all of your teeth. However, they’re removable, so there’s always the risk of them slipping or coming loose in public.

Crowns and bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth. While these can be sturdier than dentures, they don’t do anything about the missing tooth roots. Your tooth roots are important because without them, you could lose bone from your jaw.

Only dental implants give you a secure fit while creating a replacement tooth root to ensure the health of your jaw bone. Dental implants not only stop any further bone loss, but they can sometimes encourage growth of the jaw bone to replace what has been lost.

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.

What are Dental Implants?

March 6, 2013

If you’re missing a tooth, the health of your smile is at risk until it is repaired. Once you lose a tooth, your risk for losing more teeth increases. Also, your remaining teeth can shift around into the empty space and result in a misaligned bite, and risk losing part of your jaw bone. Dental implants from South Shore Dental Care are a great way to help restore a missing tooth and prevent negative consequences to your smile.

When you have a dental implant, a titanium post will be inserted into your jaw to create the base for your implant. The post will bond with your jaw bone over time, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. A crown will be custom made to resemble your natural teeth and placed on top. At our office, we can both place and restore your dental implants, so you don’t have to go to anyone else.

If you take care of your implant just as you would your natural teeth, with proper brushing, flossing and dental visits, it can last you a long time. We want all our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles, and dental implants is a great way to do so. If you’re interested or want to know more, call us to schedule your consultation.

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.

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