April 27, 2016
Tooth colored and silver fillings — they’re both common ways to restore a tooth from decay and damage. Which is better, though? Your dentist at East Islip Dental Care is here to help you understand your options. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between silver and tooth colored fillings in Islip!
April 19, 2016
Root canal therapy is necessary when tooth decay, injury or fracture affect the inside of the tooth as well as the outer enamel. While no one wants a root canal, it’s actually a blessing for those who are experiencing severe pain related to their damaged tooth — the treatment alleviates discomfort and prevents extraction. How does the root canal procedure work? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from a root canal in Islip.
December 16, 2015
The words “Root Canal,” send most patients bolting for the door, but to be fair, root canals have gotten a bad reputation in large part due to misunderstanding. Root canal infection occurs when tooth decay causing bacteria reach the inner, pulp, layer of teeth. Root canal treatments are procedures that involve the pulp of the tooth, and the dental specialty, endodontics, was created to provide these necessary treatments. The procedure traditionally referred to as a “root canal” consists of the removal of infected pulp, refilling of the tooth with biocompatible material, and the placement of a dental crown to provide additional stability and protection to the treated tooth. This blog provides facts regarding some of the common misconceptions about root canal infection and treatments.
November 11, 2015
When disease, decay, or damage ruin a smile, a patient may feel embarrassed about seeking professional dental care. To those people we say, “Take heart”—Dr. Rosenfeld and his team welcome patients with broken-down smiles. In fact, we applaud you for taking a step toward reclaiming a strong and healthy smile for a healthier life! You’ll feel better emotionally and physically when you have a comfortable, beautiful smile to share with the world.
October 1, 2015
A lot of things stick out to me from my childhood — and one thing is the time I learned that age old lesson: never do anything halfway. I won’t go into the details, but it’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me throughout my life, and something I remind myself of a lot in dentistry — especially when it comes to missing teeth. Did you know that in tooth replacement, there’s only one option that truly acts as a replacement for the whole tooth, rather than just the part you see? If you’ve got missing teeth, they need to be replaced — and if you don’t want to just do it halfway, you need to choose dental implants in Islip.
September 15, 2015
Have you had enough of the difficulties that come with missing teeth? If the answer to that question is, “Yes,” then depending on the extent of your tooth loss, partial dentures or full dentures can restore your smile and your confidence, as well as your ability to speak and chew. At East Islip Dental Care in East Islip, NY, Dr. Julie Blais Boerger is our dentures dentist. She is highly skilled in dental prosthetics and has provided many patients with dentures and partials that look and feel completely natural. Dr. Boerger is a clinical professor at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and a board member for New Dentist magazine. These posts give her the ability and opportunity to stay abreast of the latest in dental treatment and tooth replacement with partial or full dentures.
June 25, 2015
Do you know what puts a damper on a beautiful smile? Missing teeth. Would you happen to know what kills a person’s confidence? Missing teeth. There should never be a reason why you wouldn’t want to show off your smile. Heck, you burn calories just smiling for crying out loud. Your smile is your personality and everything that you throw out there. Smiling can be just as contagious as laughing, if not more. If you’re missing teeth, there’s no need to fret. The dental industry has come a very long way in providing comfortable (and affordable) treatment for people who have suffered from missing teeth. At the office of Dr. Gary Rosenfeld, we know a thing or two about dental bridges, and the welcomed treatment they can provide patients. If you’re in the East Islip, NY and surrounding areas and want to rid yourself of the embarassment of missing teeth, then consider a dental bridge.