Category Archives: Dental Services

Dr. Edward Filangeri's, dental office in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York provides service in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Orthodontics, and Children’s Dentistry. Call us at 631-588-9041 to schedule a full consultation today.

Dental Implants

Missing Teeth? Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?

Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, to the back, where they provide stability to chew a full variety of foods, implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don’t move around when they talk, and don’t need to be taken out at night. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there’s no need to be referred to another office. Dental implants can also be used to “lock in” dentures for a secure fit. Contact us for a no-obligation implant consultation today.

Children’s Dentistry

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician

Dr. Filangeri understands this. Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health.

Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures thorough cleaning as well as the development of proper dental habits.

Little kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.

A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will be exposed to acid when food and juice contact it. This acid often speeds up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity. Sealants may be recommended!

Calming Dental Fears

One of Dr. Filangeri’s goals is to make sure that this and future generations of children grows up WITHOUT a fear of the dental office. And according to our many satisfied parents, we are doing just that! Our office is a relaxed and happy place that children love to visit.

Your Child’s Dental Health is SO Important

Children’s dentistry is very different from adult dentistry. Many people had unpleasant experiences at the dentist when they were growing up. We want to ensure that sort of thing does not happen with our young patients. Dr. Filangeri is proud to have a staff to treat our younger patients with the understanding and compassion they need. Helping children form healthy oral habits and making their visits to the dentist a fun experience will be the foundation of a lifetime of dental health.

Dr. Filangeri believes good children’s dentistry is about more than just regular dental visits. Our job is to educate parents on good dental habits that lead to healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics – How Long Will it Take?

Using the latest in modern techniques, Dr. Filangeri can now make braces more comfortable and attractive than ever. It used to be that you might spend 3 – 5 years in treatment. It’s not that way any more! The time needed for treatment will vary from person to person but usually can be completed in 6-24 months or less.

Braces are not just for kids anymore. We provide orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Dr. Filangeri is proud to offer the Tip-Edge System™, which uses a new system of light wire orthodontics, for gentler, more successful results.

The Tip-Edge System works with light orthodontic forces along with traditional brackets. This technique moves teeth faster, farther, and with significantly less discomfort than other techniques available. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, 631-588-9041.

We look forward to seeing you smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening – Dazzling Results in Just One Visit!

Dr. Filangeri features ZOOM!™ Whitening – the same teeth whitening treatment seen on the popular reality show, Extreme Makeover. Now you can have brilliantly white teeth, without stains or darkness, in just one visit. The results can last for years!

We also offer custom whitening trays, made in our own lab. You will receive supplies and instructions and you finish the procedure at home. This technique is safe and effective. Results occur within 1-14 days.

‘Smile Makeovers’ in as Little as Two Visits!

If you have misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps, or deep discoloration, our porcelain veneers may be the answer. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that fit over and are bonded to your teeth, look natural, and are made from the most advanced dental ceramic available.

No Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!: White Dental Fillings

For years, the silver-mercury amalgam was the standard filling material used in dental practices, and many practices still use it. While they are a reasonable restoration, amalgams have certain shortcomings. Metal does not bond well to teeth, so decay can and does eventually leak into the tooth. But the biggest reason many of our patients are choosing the white bonded fillings has to do with the way they look. Many people just don’t want an ugly black plug in their teeth. We offer modern restorations that are a natural-looking white, contain no metals, and can actually strengthen your teeth. They also bond very tightly with the healthy part of the tooth so there is much less chance of decay in the future.

Tired of Dentures Slipping?

We can design and fit natural-looking dentures that won’t slip! This breakthrough involves anchoring the denture plate so securely that you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat or that your dentures might shift or slip. If you are a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this. It will make your life so much easier.

Will You Need a Crown?: Porcelain Dental Crowns

Crowns can often be a part of your dental treatment. A tooth can be broken down over time by decay or just general wear. When the tooth is too damaged for a filling we will place a crown over it in order to save it and in fact strengthen it. We use only the highest quality materials, like porcelain, to construct your crown. A crown will often last 20 years or even longer. It will look so natural that you won’t be able to distinguish it from a natural tooth.