Have you experienced tooth loss? If the answer is yes, there’s no way around it: missing teeth must be replaced. You’ve probably heard about the wonderful benefits of dental implants, and did you know you can have the entire procedure, from implantation to final restoration, performed at South Shore Dental Care? It’s true. Read on to learn more about comprehensive tooth replacement with dental implants in Massapequa today!
March 14, 2016
February 16, 2016
They 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.
January 27, 2016
We’ve got some unsettling news for you this morning. Did you know as many as 75 percent of Americans are suffering from gum disease? And that the condition has been linked to far more serious health problems — like cardiovascular disease, stroke and even breast cancer? It’s true. Fortunately, gum disease is incredibly easy to prevent. Keep reading for more information on how you can keep your gums as healthy as can be in 2016, from the trusted team at South Shore Dental Care!
December 23, 2015
If 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!
November 9, 2015
A 2005 survey conducted by the Children’s Hospital Boston Dental Clinic collected data on childhood bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) from nearly 900 families. 38% of these families reported having children that engaged in night-time teeth grinding and clenching. Children whose parents brux were 1.8% more likely to engage in night-time bruxism. A 2013 study revealed that 5% of the population reported experiencing night-time bruxism, and 10% reported diurnal (day time) teeth clenching and grinding. However, day time bruxism may simply be more easily diagnosed than night time bruxism rather than more common. Bruxism is a fairly common problem with numerous causes, and appropriate treatments are almost as varied as these causes. It’s essential for patients who brux to seek appropriate treatment since bruxism causes or worsens numerous oral health concerns including dental wear, chips, cracks, damaged restorations, and TMJ disorder. If you experience day or night time bruxism, don’t hesitate to contact your South Shore Dental Care team for treatment recommendations.
October 30, 2015
Like so many other things related to insurance, it’s easy to forget you have a remaining balance left on your dental plan. But you need to use those benefits to your oral advantage — don’t let them, or your teeth, go to waste this year! If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, or if you know you need a little dental work done, use those benefits to your advantage at your Blue Cross Blue Shield and Metlife dentist at South Shore Dental Care before time runs out! Dr. Dory and Khalida Stutman are ready to help you make the most of your 2015 dental benefits.
October 29, 2015
The holidays are just around the corner. Why not give yourself and your loved ones the most precious gift of all? The gift of good health. At South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY, an oral cancer screening is a routine part of your biannual dental checkup. With this regularity, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are better able to catch a symptom of this cancer early when it is still very treatable.
September 4, 2015
Did 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.
August 18, 2015
We all want teeth that can turn heads. The easiest way to get a smile that looks simply gorgeous is by receiving straightening treatment. You see, straight teeth get noticed for all of the right reasons. Straight teeth can be a goal for anyone, no matter how young or old. Traditionally, the only way to correct a misaligned smile was through conventional metal braces. It’s a good thing treatment has taken a major step forward within the last decade. Now, there’s treatment that can get your teeth straight under the cover of disguise! Well, sort of. It’s “invisible” treatment that can straighten your teeth.
Invisalign has quickly become the preferred method of straightening treatment for many patients. There are plenty of reasons why people have chosen it over and over, and it’s mainly because traditional metal braces take way too long and are a lot more costly. Our office in specializes in offering this state-of-the-art treatment. Are you ready for Invisalign, Massapequa Park residents?
July 27, 2015
Most people can’t help but smile when they’re happy or when they see something that amuses them. But if you are one of those who immediately brings your hand to your mouth to cover your smile, then perhaps you should consider porcelain veneers from Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY. Porcelain veneers are the modern dental wonders that cover up the smile you don’t want to share and reveal the smile you are proud to show!
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic flaws in your smile including:
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth that are slightly broken or fractured
- Misshaped teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Teeth with gaps in between them
Regardless of which cosmetic imperfection is causing you to hide your smile, our doctors can give you the smile of your dream with porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or just veneers.
What is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?
To make that dream a reality, you’ll first meet with one of our dentists to discuss you smile goals. We want to know what you envision. If you want, you can even bring photos of family, friends, or celebrities whose smiles have characteristics you admire. Once we determine that you are a qualified candidate for veneers—meaning you don’t have any other outstanding dental problems that need to be taken care of first—we will take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth.
Then, one of our dentist will prep the teeth that will receive veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps to ensure that your veneers lay flush with your other teeth and adhere well. If you are getting minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, then we will only need to etch your teeth. Once this step is completed, we’ll take another impression that will be sent to our renowned dental ceramist who will hand craft your porcelain veneers. While this is happening, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your prepped teeth and accustom you to the feeling of veneers in your mouth.
In a couple of weeks when your permanent veneers are ready, we will call you back to have them adhesively bonded to your teeth. Each veneer will be carefully examined and gently trimmed for a perfect fit. Once all of your veneers are in place, you’ll never want to hide your smile again!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to talk to the cosmetic dentist Massapequa, NY, can trust for the best advice on enhancing your smile, then schedule an appointment with Drs. Stutman at South Shore Dental Care. Our practice welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.