Patient and dentist discussing the possibility of veneers

Common Questions About Veneers

Let’s talk about veneers. This cosmetic option is one of our most popular treatments among Briarwood and Great Neck patients, and for good reason! Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the overall aesthetic of your mouth. They can positively impact your tooth position,…

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Parts of veneers on a surface.

Why So Many Celebrities Love Veneers

What do Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, and Tom Cruise have in common? They are all rumored to have veneers! It’s no secret that this cosmetic dental procedure is popular in Hollywood and around the world. And here in Briarwood and Great Neck, I frequently consult with patients about the pros, cons, and transformative power of…

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Woman at the dentist's office, considering dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Tooth loss happens. Whether it is because of older age, unhealthy habits, or a random accident, at some point in your life, you might find yourself in need of replacement teeth. Today, there are many options for replacing missing teeth and filling in gaps in your smile. In some ways, the amount of choices can…

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Woman holding up her clear aligners.

Three Groups Who Can Benefit From Clear Aligners

In New York and across the nation, clear aligners  (for example, Invisalign) have quickly become a preferred choice for individuals wanting a straighter smile, and understandably so. Clear aligners are an effective and efficient way to straighten out teeth in a pace and method that works for a modern lifestyle. Much like traditional metal braces,…

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Saliva’s Role in Oral Health

Saliva or “Spit” as some call it, plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. It is derived from blood and acts as the bloodstream of the mouth. Like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissue in the mouth. It washes away food from teeth and neutralizes acid produced…

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A Temporary Flipper

Do you have a tooth that needs to be extracted and you are concerned about the temporary aesthetic of a missing tooth? A temporary flipper can take carer of that concern. In this picture you can see that an  extraction of a compromised front tooth was done. Bone graft was also placed to preserve the…

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Gum Disease

Gingivitis (inflammation of the gum) as shown in this picture, is the first sign of gum disease. If left untreated, it could lead to periodontitis which is a more severe form of gum disease. This condition develops from long term exposure to bacteria and its toxins inside the gum. Over time, it destroys connective tissue…

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A Special Smile

Yesterday, January 27th 2019 was the 74th Anniversary of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today, I had the honor of restoring our beloved patient’s smile who is also a holocaust survivor. During office visits, she told us stories about her personal experiences in the concentration camp and her liberation at the end of the war. It was…

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Tooth Pain

Many times I hear patients say ” but doc I have no pain , the tooth is okay” Unfortunately, pain could be the last symptom to a tooth problem, not the first. This tooth was on its way to creating a potentially serious infection. The patient had no pain at the time but it was…

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Advantages to Porcelian Veneers

Porcelain Veneers can be one of the most successful treatment dentistry has ever offered for restoring a smile to optimal beauty and function. Its use depends on the preexisting conditions and positions of the teeth. If done correctly, Veneers can last for years and create the most beautiful smiles.  Veneers are made with the same material as …

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