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    CEREC: Improving Your Smile in an Hour

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays provide durable and natural-looking restorations for teeth that have been damaged by cavities or an injury. CEREC technology allows your cosmetic dentist to create your dental restoration while you wait. You can enjoy your beautiful and functional smile immediately after one dental visit, rather than requiring a temporary crown.

    How CEREC Works
    When your dentist designs your CEREC restoration, he will first take a digital impression of your mouth. An intraoral camera is used to photograph the tooth that requires restoration. These images are sent to a computer, where your dentist uses specialized software to create an exact reproduction of the tooth. The software takes into account the way your teeth naturally fit together to restore a healthy bite. Once the digital model is complete, the information is sent to an in-office milling station that creates your porcelain restoration in a matter of minutes. When your restoration is complete, your dentist will cement it permanently in place.

    Benefits of CEREC
    CEREC restorations are often called “same-visit restorations” because they can be completed during a single dental visit. In the past, patients requiring a restoration had to wait while impressions were sent to a lab for design and manufacture off-site. A temporary crown was placed until your dentist received the final restoration, after which a second dental appointment was needed. The CEREC system compresses this entire process into a single visit because restorations are designed and milled right in your dentist’s office. Additionally, many patients found the process of creating a physical impression slow and uncomfortable. The use of intraoral cameras to create a digital model of your mouth has replaced the need for impression material.

    KFA Dental is pleased to offer the latest in dental technology to our Long Island patients, including CEREC, Diagnodent, and anesthetic-free laser dentistry. Call us today at (888) 829-9575 to schedule your visit and discover how our experienced dental team can help you improve your smile. Visit us on the web for more dental health information and tips.

    Meet Our Amazing Dental Team!

    Last updated 4 months ago

    At KFA Dental, our fantastic team of cosmetic dentists is ready to help you improve your smile. Each of our dentists is trained in the treatment of cavities with the Biolase dental laser system. We also offer CEREC same-visit porcelain restorations. Dr. Donald Kahn is a respected dental professional specializing in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is one of Pulse Magazine’s top dentists on Long Island. Dr. Daniel Aldieri is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, focusing on personalized patient care and the restoration of healthy smiles through cosmetic treatment. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Angela Ferrari offers customized smile design through the application of dental implants, veneers, bonding, and other cosmetic procedures. In addition to her rewarding dental career, she is also an active member in both the Farmingdale Rotary and the Junior League of Women's Clubs.

    You can meet the amazing dentists at KFA Dental when you call (888) 829-9575 to schedule your first appointment with us. We proudly provide specialized general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care in Long Island. Visit us on the web to learn more!

    The Relationship Between Your Smile and Your Confidence

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses not only on your oral health, but on the appearance of your teeth and gums as well. A healthy smile can imbue you with a sense of well-being and confidence that others can clearly see. If you have questions about how improving your smile can make a positive difference in your life, talk to your cosmetic dentist at KFA Dental.

    How Your Smile Affects Others
    Your smile is often the first thing that others notice when meeting you. A bright and beautiful smile shows others that you take pride in your appearance and your health. Your smile can be a great asset, helping you to present yourself confidently at work and in your social life. Failing to smile may make you seem sour, unhappy, or angry. Others may hesitate to approach you because you don’t appear friendly. An unhealthy smile can also give a poor impression of your personal hygiene regardless of the amount of time and effort you put into your health and your appearance.

    How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help
    Feeling that your smile is not attractive may cause you to hide it or avoid social situations. You may also feel nervous or unhappy with your looks, reducing your overall confidence when making first impressions or attending important business or social functions. A smile that you are proud of can have a positive impact on your life. Improving the appearance of your teeth and gums through cosmetic dentistry helps you to look healthier, younger, and more vibrant. You will be more willing to share your smile and your laughter with others, making you appear happier, friendlier, and more approachable.

    Cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, implants, gum contouring, and tooth whitening can change the way you feel every day of your life. You can discuss your cosmetic options with Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, or Dr. Aldieri when you call KFA Dental of at (888) 829-9575. Click through our website to learn more about the benefits of a healthy and appealing smile! 

    What Is CEREC?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    A damaged tooth requires a cap called a crown to restore its form and functionality. Today, CEREC technology allows your dentist to create a crown instantly using a digital image of your mouth.

    In this video, you will see the CEREC procedure in action. Because CEREC provides instant results, there is no need for a temporary crown or multiple visits to your dentist. Your CEREC crown will fit perfectly over your damaged tooth to offer long-lasting, stain-resistant protection and a beautiful, complete smile.

    KFA Dental is pleased to offer convenient, durable, and natural-looking CEREC crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. If you’d like to learn more about the many benefits of choosing a CEREC restoration, call us at (888) 829-9575. Visit our website to learn more about our cutting-edge cosmetic and restorative dental services in Long Island. 

    Who Needs a Night Guard?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Bruxism is a dental condition that causes clenching and grinding of the jaws at night. The forces exerted by your jaws can easily damage the teeth over time by chipping, cracking, or wearing away tooth enamel. A night guard is a device designed by your dentist to cushion and protect your teeth from the effects of nighttime bruxism.

    Signs of Bruxism
    Bruxism can be difficult to diagnose because patients only clench and grind their jaws while they are asleep. The effects of bruxism may appear slowly or cause only intermittent dental problems. Knowing the signs of bruxism can clue you in to the need for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Bruxism often causes the muscles of the jaws or face to feel tired and sore in the morning. Nighttime clenching may also cause headaches, earaches, and a stiff feeling in the jaw or neck. Visible signs of bruxism include cracked or chipped tooth enamel or teeth that have become worn, shortened, and flattened over time. You may also experience pain when biting and chewing or eating foods that are hot, cold, spicy, or sour. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with your dentist to discuss your dental health.

    Damage Caused By Bruxism
    Bruxism can cause severe damage to the teeth and gums over time without treatment. Teeth that have become worn, shortened, or chipped can make your face appear older and affect the cosmetic appearance of your smile. As tooth enamel is damaged or worn away, dental sensitivity may make eating or caring for your teeth uncomfortable. A tooth that has cracked due to the jaws’ intense forces is more susceptible to deep infection and may require a root canal or an extraction if not addressed.

    Bruxism can threaten the health of your teeth and your confidence in the appearance of your smile. If you have questions about your dental health, contact the Long Island dental office of KFA Dental by calling (888) 829-9575 to schedule an exam. You can find out more about our services and special offers on our website.

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