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Can You Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

October 6, 2017

Woman receiving dental examWell – no, but you shouldn’t need to whiten your veneers. If you have porcelain veneers and you notice they no longer blend in with the color of your full smile or surrounding teeth have darkened, you cannot whiten your veneers, but a skilled cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the desired aesthetic results with a variety of other procedures. Keep reading to find out more about caring for your porcelain veneers, maintaining optimal oral health, and how your dentist can help you extend the life your porcelain veneers
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4 Reasons to Invest in Your Smile with Our Massapequa Dentist

August 16, 2017

man crunching the numbers before visiting Massapequa dentist When it comes to making decisions about where to invest our hard earned dollars, many of us choose to set aside extra income for necessities like home maintenance or things that benefit their families. It’s difficult for many patients to spend money on something they perceive as only benefiting them. If you’re struggling with oral health issues, hiding your smile when you talk, or avoiding smiling altogether, it’s time to consider investing in a new you. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry services can require a large initial investment, but with proper care, high quality dentistry solutions will last for years. The team at South Shore Dental Care offers comprehensive dental services at a comparable and affordable price for our patients. In addition to working to keep our quality dental treatments at a reasonable cost, our Massapequa dentist team also works with CareCredit and Springstone to provide patients with low and no interest payment plans for any service.
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Brighten Your Smile with Zoom! Teeth Whitening

August 7, 2017

Woman pointing to her smile after teeth whiteningWe’ve all seen the commercials. Trying to decide whether or not you passed the “tissue test?” Every whitening toothpaste guarantees results and claims backing from 1 in 3 dentists. These over the counter whiteners typically don’t leave people with much more than disappointment in the time and money they wasted. If you’ve tried all of the over the counter whitening products on the market and still want a brighter smile, it’s time to visit a cosmetic dentist who offers Zoom! professional teeth whitening.
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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.
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Perfect Porcelain Veneers

June 24, 2015

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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.

Brilliant Teeth Whitening in Massapequa Park, NY

June 14, 2015

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At South Shore Dental Care, we provide the full-spectrum dental service for our patients of all ages. From children’s visits to senior care, Dr.s Dory and Khalida Stutman have you covered no matter what your oral care needs. Cosmetic dentistry services from our practice are more than just esthetic enhancement. Because your smile is one of the first things people see when they meet you, our doctors believe that all dentistry should be cosmetic. We strive to give every patient a beautiful, healthy smile they can be proud of. Our traditional cosmetic services include porcelain veneers, Invisalign and Zoom! teeth whitening. Zoom! whitening is one of the leaders in office visit whitening and at home whitening, and we offer our patients both options. If you’re interested in learning more about Zoom! whitening or any of our other dental services, call our convenient Massapequa Park, NY office to schedule an appointment.

Time May Not Be on Your Side

You can brush and floss in the morning, before you go to bed, and after every meal and your teeth will still yellow as your age. The best way to keep your natural glow is to maintain great oral hygiene, but for a truly brilliant white smile, you might need a whitening agent to help. When we eat or drink or even breathe, we expose our teeth to molecules that can discolor our enamel. Brushing, flossing and regular hygienist visits remove the majority of stains from the surface of your teeth, but enamel is extremely porous. Even if we brush or floss after meals, some of the molecules still get trapped in the porous enamel. Over time, these molecules reach the inner dentine layer where regular brushing and flossing can’t reach them.

Unless you aced chemistry, you may not realize that these molecules bond to the molecules in your teeth changing the way the look and the way they react to other molecules. In order to remove the stains, you have to break that bond through oxidation. Using hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, creates a chemical reaction that causes the foreign matter that discolors your teeth to release its bond.

Brighter Smiles for Summer

The good news for your smile is that, over the years, researchers have developed a great way to improve the whiteness of your teeth. At South Shore Dental Care, the Dr.s Stutman utilize one of the most effective whitening treatments on the market, Zoom! whitening. Created as an at home whitening gel, professional grade Zoom! whitening gel used in our office is paired with a special no-heat light that amplifies your results, but at home whitening is still an option.

At home whitening with Zoom! can be just as effect as our in office treatments, if you don’t need as much whitening or you’d prefer to whiten more gradually. We will create a customized application tray to be used with our professional whitening gel that is a much higher quality than gels you can buy in stores. Over the course of one or more weeks depending on how much change you desire, your teeth will gradually lighten leaving you with a brilliant smile.

In office whitening takes a little over an hour. We’ll need to prep your mouth before we whiten by protecting your lips and gums. Then, we apply a layer of whitening gel to your teeth. The no-heat light is placed over your mouth for about an hour to kick start the whitening process. After your teeth have whitened for an hour, we will give you a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth and make the whitening last. Patients who whiten in our office can see a difference of 6 to 10 shades with just one visit.

Find Out More

If you want to restore a brilliant shine to your smile, Zoom! teeth whitening makes a big difference. Whether you’re looking for a quick, significant change or a subtle, gradual lightening, the experts at South Shore Dental Care are here to help. For more information about our Zoom! whitening options, other cosmetic treatments, or any of our comprehensive dental care, call our Massapequa Park, NY office to schedule an appointment today. Our state-of-the-art facility and expert staff invite patients form Massapequa Park and the surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

Economic Smile Makeovers with Cosmetic Bonding in Massapequa, NY

January 24, 2015

A Brilliant New Smile Is Closer Than You Think! It can be intimidating to consider the costs of cosmetic dentistry techniques like porcelain veneers. Though you may want to correct your smile imperfections, you could be worried about overloading your budget. If this sounds familiar, Dr. Stutman can help you using economical cosmetic bonding. Dental cosmetic bonding is not only used to fix cavities or broken teeth. It can also be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of your healthy teeth. Cosmetic bonding is very affordable and can easily fix discolored, misaligned, or worn down teeth. Don’t put off your smile makeover any longer. Make your cosmetic bonding appointment with the trusted cosmetic dentistry experts of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.

What Can Cosmetic Bonding Do For Your Smile?

Dr. Stutman can use cosmetic bonding material to easily improve the color, shape, and arrangement or your teeth in just one office visit. Cosmetic bonding is incredibly versatile and requires very little preparation. It can be sued to correct discolored or chipped teeth, close spaces or gaps between teeth, elongate teeth, or change their shade and form.

How Does Cosmetic Bonding Work?

First, Dr. Stutman will place a thin, clear plastic film between the tooth to be bonded and neighboring teeth. Next, a mild chemical will be applied to the tooth to give it a rough texture. This helps the composite resin bond with the enamel of your tooth. The composite resin that matches closest to the color of your natural tooth is then chosen. Dr. Stutman will then apply the composite resin in layers. A special curing light is used to harden each layer. After the last layer of composite resin is hardened, Dr. Stutman will shape and polish the material to blend perfectly with your tooth. The finished tooth will look completely smooth and natural.

Cosmetic Bonding Appointments in Massapequa, NY

Dr. Stutman understands that a bright and healthy white smile is an asset. That’s why we offer a cost efficient way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care today for your cosmetic bonding smile makeover. South Shore Dental Care is trusted by families throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and nearby areas.

Quick and Easy Smile Makeovers with Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers

December 10, 2014

Do you need a smile makeover? If you have to hide your smile because of discoloration, cracks, chips, or misalignment you need help from Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers. These ultra thin veneers can fix multiple cosmetic issues at once with little to no pain or discomfort. Traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the dentist to grind, file, or cut down your natural teeth and alter your original tooth structure.  With no-prep or minimal prep veneers, the dentist doesn’t need to change the structure of your teeth in any way. Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to overhaul your smile in just one visit. Make an appointment with the experienced cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. They can give you a brand new smile without any pain, discomfort, shots, or drills. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.

What Cosmetic Issues can Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers Correct?

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Misshapen, fanged or pointy teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Small teeth

What’s Different about Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers?

  • Ultra-thin (0.2 mm)
  • Highly translucent
  • Replicates your natural enamel
  • Lasts over 20 years
  • Pain free application (no shots or drills)

Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers in Massapequa, NY

If you have more than one complaint about your smile, Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers could be your answer. They are the least invasive method for permanently correcting cosmetic imperfections. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care for your minimal prep veneers today. You can get the “Hollywood” smile you’ve always wanted in just one office visit. South Shore Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby areas.

Cosmetic Dentistry from an AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist

February 20, 2013

Is your smile not quite as bright and beautiful as you’d like it to be? If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Long Island, why not go to a dentist that has been recognized for his skills in the art of cosmetic dentistry?

Here at South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman has been recognized as Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He has fulfilled numerous requirements and has been awarded this distinction for the quality of his work and his dedication to cosmetic dentistry.

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

You don’t have to be dissatisfied with your smile any longer. If your teeth are yellowed, stained, chipped, cracked or crooked, we can fix them. A smile makeover may be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Come in for a consultation, we’d love to help you see how our cosmetic dentistry experience can give you the smile of your dreams. Having a healthy, beautiful smile is important, not only for your dental health but also for your self esteem. Take the first step today towards improving 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.

A Discrete Solution to a Straighter Smile with Invisalign Braces from Dr. Khalida Stutman

July 25, 2011

invisalignTraditional braces may be the most well-known method for correcting a smile, but they aren’t your only option. If you want a straighter smile but don’t want to lose the professional image you’ve cultivated, consider Invisalign clear braces from Dr. Khalida Thompson.

Invisalign offers a discrete and convenient method for bringing your teeth into alignment, granting you the confident new smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Improve Your Smile without Sacrificing Your Professional Image

What makes Invisalign such a great option for adult patients? The most obvious benefit is that they’re clear.

But more than that, they’re also removable. Made from clear acrylic aligners custom made to fit your teeth, Invisalign clear braces can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, and special events-whether that be a meeting at work, a family reunion, or some other social event. And because Invisalign clear braces don’t need to be tightened, we only need to see you ever four to six weeks to make sure you’re progressing as expected.

If you want to learn more about Invisalign, or if you want to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Khalida Stutman, just give us a call. Our office is located in North Massapequa and serves patients from New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, Merrick, greater Nassau County, and surrounding areas.

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