Patient Testimonials

  • "Northport Family Dental provides a very welcoming and professional staff with state of the art technology at their fingertips. On my very first visit as a new patient I was made to feel welcome and comfortable in the clean, pleasant and organized waiting area and treatment room."

  • "This was my first visit and I was immediately impressed by the facility and the professionalism of the staff. I was further impressed by the attention to detail, explanations and information given by the Doctor about the available treatments and my options. Dental treatment is not high on my list of things I look forward to but this was a rewarding and relatively painless experience."

  • "My family and I have been going to Northport Dental for the past 20 years and we love it. Dr. Rubin is awesome and his staff of hygienists, assistants and administrators are all so nice and caring and professional. Dr. Rubin's office is total state of the art - with all the latest high-tech equipment and comfortable atmosphere. We've recommended this office to many friends who are all very happy."

  • "The staff was terrific...very friendly and welcoming. Everything went like clockwork. I can't think of an experience with a dentist that was as reassuring. Doctor Rubin was really something. He was approachable and easy to converse with. The technology and expertise was something to behold."

Replacement of Missing Teeth in Northport, NY

 

Replacement Teeth | Northport Family DentalMissing teeth are a concern for millions of Americans. At Northport Family Dental, we’re pleased to offer a wide array of tooth replacement solutions to restore your smile to a whole and healthy state.

We understand that appearance is important to everyone, and our goal is for you to love everything about your smile. One of the best measures of our success in achieving this goal (aside from enhanced function) is how you feel about the way you look after treatment. We want whatever solution we choose to improve your self-confidence, knowing that your replacement teeth look natural and that you feel like your smile “belongs” to your face.

As discussed in Smile Design, the process of working with you to customize and modify your treatments as appropriate also applies.

Fixed (Non-Removable) Bridge

A common scenario where a fixed bridge would be appropriate is a patient with a single missing tooth. Traditionally, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns that support an attached replacement crown – a three-tooth bridge. We can also use a fixed bridge to cover larger spans.

Using a fixed bridge can be cost effective, especially if adjacent teeth are badly broken down and can benefit from the placement of supporting crowns. However, if the adjacent teeth are in excellent condition, and circumstances allow, the choice of an implant may be the better option.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a standalone replacement that does not involve adjacent teeth. This is a big consideration, especially for patients who have high rates of decay and a repeating cycle of restoration and failure.

In addition to a single tooth replacement, implants can be used as the foundation to replace multiple missing teeth using complete or partial dentures.

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Dentures

For many decades, dentures have helped improve the lives of millions of people. They are another example of an excellent, cost-effective tooth replacement method. There are a wide variety of solutions for adapting your dentures to fit all your needs. Some of these include:

  • Complete Dentures – Used when all teeth in an arch are missing.
  • Partial Dentures – Used when just a few teeth are missing.
  • Hybrid Dentures – Also referred to as a “fixed detachable”, hybrids are dentures that are fixed in place with dental implants but can be removed by the dentist as needed.

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Would You Like to Learn More?

As you can see, we offer a variety of tooth replacement solutions based on your unique needs. Please contact our Northport dental office and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Rubin to discuss your options.

Patient Testimonial:Ann's Implant Experience

Ann talks about the transition from wearing a Removable Partial Denture to Implant supported Permanent Bridges. Read more

Patient Testimonial:Marks "Wonderful Experience"

Because Mark had a significant gag reflex, it required some creative dental juggling as we transitioned him from his failing teeth into an implant supported permanent bridge.
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