Call Island Dental Associates at (516) 565-6565 if you’re having problems with your dentures. We have an on-site dental lab in our Franklin Square, Long Island office so we can fix your dentures in one day!

Most local dental offices on Long Island send their dentures out to an off-site denture lab so they can rarely ever give you same day denture repair services.

However, at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square we have a fully equipped and staffed dental lab which can provide same day denture repair, relines, and fabrication of new dentures.

Call us today at (516) 565-6565 if you’re in need of work on your dentures.

whiteningwoman-largeIt’s much easier today to have a beautiful smile than it was, let’s say, twenty years ago. Cosmetic dentistry has made huge progress, so practically everybody who has the wish and the money can have a Hollywood-like smile with very little effort.

Cosmetic dentists make use of various procedures to give people a beautiful smile. We are going to see a few of them in this article.

Teeth whitening or bleaching is probably the most common treatment. It is done through a chemical process: a special substance is applied on the teeth, then you either need to let that substance act for a certain amount of time, or your teeth get exposed to UV light that accelerates the whitening. Teeth whitening can be done either in the dentist’s office or at home.

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Mini dental implants are also known as denture retention type implants that use tiny titanium posts in order to provide the user with a secure and comfortable fit for their lower dentures. The implants can be compared to the roots of normal teeth which will be a permanent fixture placed into the gums.

The implants at the top are ball shaped and the posts are placed for the ball to fit into in a secure and stabilizing way. When the procedure is complete the balls of the implants snap into the posts for a secure fit of the lower denture.

How Do Mini Implants Help People Who Wear Dentures?

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Fix your loose denturesOne of the most frequently repeated complaints of denture wearers is that their dentures are too loose, making eating and even talking more difficult. Although the bottom is the one that experiences the greatest slippage, it can affect the top plate as well.

Is there a solution? How can you fix loose and slipping dentures? Most would suggest that denture adhesive is the answer, but we have something much better, a solution which is both permanent and revolutionary.

As a denture wearer, you will have had – at least once – the embarrassing experience of your bottom plate falling out whilst eating. Unfortunately, this is a problem that can, and does, very easily recur. The market provides plenty of denture adhesives, but they are all less than adequate.

The best solution for your problem is dental implants.

A dental implant is a surgical-grade titanium post that is placed in the jaw. These posts are specially designed to allow the bone to grow around it, and as a consequence also helps to prevent bone loss, an issue so common with denture wearers. Each of these titanium posts has a small round ball at the top over which the dental plates are placed. You will receive approximately three or four such implants, and when the dental plate is laid over top of it your dentures will be firmly secured. In fact, your dentures will remain as stable as real teeth.

The benefits of dental implants are obvious: You will be able to chew and eat any food that you desire, your speech and pronunciation will vastly improve eliminating any lisps or whistles, and because the dental implants allow your dentures to function as real teeth your self esteem will significantly improve, making you a happier and more confident person.

Don’t waste your money buying expensive denture adhesives; they just don’t work. Ask us about our dental implants, and how you too can benefit from this revolutionary, safe, and effective technique!

Call our Franklin Square, Long Island office today at (516) 565-6565 for a free consultation to discuss how we can give you the smile you always wanted.

denture wearersOne of the most common questions that we receive at our practice is what the patient can do to prepare for their next appointment. Denture relinings are one of our most common procedures, so we’ve had a lot of time to figure out what works best for everybody. Follow these tips, and you should be good to go for your relining!

Brush And Floss Daily

This seems like common sense; but you’d be amazed at how many people there are that don’t take care of their dentures because they’re “not real teeth”. If you cause damage to these, then we’re going to have to replace the whole set, and if your gums aren’t healthy either that becomes a huge problem! Brushing and flossing just takes a few minutes, and your mouth will thank you!

Try Not To Eat A Few Hours Before The Appointment

Ideally, you want to avoid eating or drinking too much in the two or three hours before an appointment (clear non-carbonated liquids like apple juice or water are OK). The less that we have to clean up before getting your dentures relined, the easier and faster it is to complete your procedure! Getting in and out as fast as possible is both of our goals, so lets work towards it.

Relax

This is a completely normal procedure, and you’ll feel loads better once your dentures are properly relined! You don’t have to worry about feeling massive amounts of pain, and as long as you go into your appointment relaxed and upbeat the doctor will be able to have you out and enjoying your dentures in no time at all.

None of that’s too hard, now is it? Follow these steps and we look forward to having a great next appointment with you!

Question: I have dentures that are uncomfortable. They’re loose. They get food trapped underneath them. What can I do?

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Dr. Eric Weinstein

Answer: I get asked frequently about dentures and how come they get small particles of food trapped underneath which irritate the gums and make it uncomfortable to eat.

Dentures are a great replacement for missing teeth, but unfortunately sometimes they don’t provide that stability and the adequate seal that you need to eliminate the possibility of particles of food getting trapped or pieces of food getting trapped. So a lot times we go ahead and place dental implants which will give you a permanent restoration, it can give you a permanent replacement of those missing teeth without having to remove your dentures using different types of adhesive which sometimes is not even healthy to use and give you the permanent option that you need and eliminate that problem that you’re experiencing.

Dentures can also be realigned and refit if necessary to try to eliminate the food impaction or the particles getting underneath, but it doesn’t always eliminate it.

So therefore there’s many other options available to you.

Give us a call today. We participate with many different insurance plans. We offer interest free financing. We have flexible payment options as well.

So give us a call, I’m sure we can help you. There’s no reason to wait because those dentures will not get any better. Implants could be a great solution to your problems. Even if you’re a smoker there’s still options available to you to replace those missing teeth. So give us a call today at 516-565-6565 for your free consultation.

older couple with nice smilesQuestion: What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

Answer: The best way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. The reason why implants are so great is because you can never develop a cavity from it. It’s a standalone tooth, you can floss in between it, you can keep it clean, it’s very natural, it looks very esthetic and it provides a long term solution to replace missing teeth.

Within a few months after the dental implants gets inserted within the jawbone we go ahead and we fabricate a custom-made tooth specifically for your own mouth and your own jaw so therefore we can create the best esthetic smile that we can give you.

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Dr. Eric WeinsteinHi, this is Dr. Eric Weinstein from Island Dental Associates located at 639 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.  A common question we get from patients is…“how can I replace my missing teeth?”

The answer is that there are many options. Choosing the option that is appropriate for you will depend on what your needs are. At Island Dental we can offer many different options for replacing missing teeth, such as…

(1) dental implants
(2) bridge work
(3) removable prosthesis such as partials

For dental implants, temporary bridges, or partials we can provide you with immediate placement.

Give us a call today at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square, Long Island to see how we can help you replace your missing teeth as soon as possible.