At Meadowbrook Dental Care we not only perform general services and cosmetic dentistry, but we also specialize in Orthodontic Services. One reason why patients love our office is because they don’t have to go to a different office if they happen to need specialized care. It is a great factor that sets us apart from other dental practices. Sometimes seeing a specialist outside of your dentist’s offices creates miscommunication. At Meadowbrook Dental Care, we provide both services so we always know what is best for your dental hygiene.
Our dental specialization on Long Island is sure to help you with any care your teeth need. We have plenty of treatments so you don’t have to go to another specialist:
Oral & Maxillofacial
Unlike many dental practices, we offer an array of oral & maxillofacial-related services such as extractions including wisdom teeth, exposure of impacted teeth, root surgery, bone grafts, sinus lifts, taking of biopsies and treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular disorder). In many cases, an assessment by the oral surgeon will be required if it is determined that you may need one of the previously named procedures.
A dental implant is a fixture that is permanently attached to the bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing. Once the implant has been placed and the area has healed, either a crown, bridge or denture will be attached to it. This dental specialization procedure may also require oral or maxillofacial treatment, which is why most dental practices do not offer dental implants.
While many believe only orthodontists specialize in teeth alignment, Meadowbrook Dental Care has services for Invisalign and Fastbraces. Invisalign’s state-of-the-art technology creates a custom-made series of aligners which gently shift the teeth into place over time. The aligners are smooth, comfortable, and clear trays that are barely noticeable. Fastbraces are not available in many dental specialization practices on Long Island other than Meadowbrook Dental Care. The unique heat-activated technology of Fastbraces enables the roots and crowns to shift simultaneously. The teeth are realigned in half of the time resulting in less discomfort and less chance of tooth decay.
This dental specialization is a little more serious than the rest. Soft-tissue Management or STM is a non-surgical plan of action created for patients who suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). STM is needed when excessive plaque build-up deters the ability of a simple cleaning. This multi-step process often requires several visits.
Tooth sensitivity occurs from hot, cold or sweet food and liquids that discomfort your teeth. In addition to our other dental specialization services, we offer both in-office and take-home treatment options to those of our patients who deal with these types of issues and do not show signs of decay.
Meadowbrook Dental Care offers different types of custom-made mouth guards depending on the need of each patient. Mouth guards can be used to treat various problems such as jaw clenching, grinding of the teeth, TMJ disorder or simply to protect the teeth while playing sports. If it is determined that you need a mouth/occlusal guard, we will take a mold of your mouth and create a custom-fitted guard, which will be available for pick-up at your next visit.
Let us serve your general and dental specialization needs at one location. We are more than happy to help you have a healthy and bright smile. For more information about our dental specialization practices, please contact us at 516-272-4280 and make a consultation at our location in Mineola, Long Island.