Port Jefferson, NY general dentist, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino celebrates 35 years of quality dentistry for the entire family

June 29, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — dr_lavino @ 1:17 pm

Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino has been serving patients of the Port Jefferson, NY area with quality general dentistry for the past 35 years. Building his dental practice on the solid foundation of skilled and quality care, Dr. Scotto-Lavino delivers numerous services which promote healthy and attractive teeth and gums and also long-term well-being.

Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino is celebrating 35 years of Port Jefferson dentistry.

Dr. Scotto-Lavino has invested his professional and family life in Port Jefferson and the surrounding area. Also on staff at St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, this well-respected dentist makes sure every patient need is fully met. From important preventive care to complex procedures such as Port Jefferson, NY dental implant restorations and endodontics to great aesthetics with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, Dr. Scotto-Lavino treats the whole person, not just a set of teeth and gums.

An informed dental patient is a healthy dental patient.

Dr. Scotto-Lavino and his team wish to empower all their patients with the knowledge that will help them achieve and maintain healthy gums and teeth. Twice yearly check-ups and hygienic cleanings should begin in childhood when this Port Jefferson dentist can detect tell-tale signs of decay and misalignment before they become advanced. Dr, Scotto-Lavino finds that early dental intervention presents a great teaching opportunity for doctor and hygienist, reinforcing the good brushing and flossing habits begun in the home. Also, fluoride treatments and sealants are helpful dental services to keep young teeth cavity-free.

For adults, Dr. Scotto-Lavino is happy to go over his diagnostic findings with each patient. Recommendations for optimal oral health might include:

  • metal-free fillings
  • periodontal treatment (for gum disease)
  • TMJ and bruxism (tooth grinding) appliances
  • endodontics (comfortable root canal therapy)
  • restorations such as crowns, bridgework, dentures and dental implants

Depending on patient need and preference, Dr. Scotto-Lavino makes All-on-4 full dentures available to individuals who want solid feel and function for their dentures. This remarkable system places 4 dental implants into the jawbone. The devices support a full arch of dentures, restoring aesthetics and normal eating and speaking ability.

Patients want their smiles to look nice

Over the past 35 years, cosmetic dentistry in the Port Jefferson, NY area has grown in popularity. Recognizing that patients want their smiles to look as youthful and attractive as possible, Dr. Scotto-Lavino and his staff keep abreast of the latest innovations in smile aesthetics. Ask him about Sapphire in-office or at home whitening, a safe, and customized, teeth bleaching system that produces bright smiles without the sensitivity some teeth whitening procedures can cause.

Many times, whitening is used with individualized porcelain veneers which bring out the best in smile shape and color. These natural looking ceramic shells are bonded to the front side of one or more teeth to cover:

  • cracks, chips and gaps
  • minor overcrowding and misalignment
  • uneven wearing

Whatever a patient’s cosmetic concerns are, Dr. Scotto-Lavino works to find a solution that’s satisfactory and beneficial to the patient’s complete well-being.

Learn more about skilled and experienced dental services

Call Dr. Scotto-Lavino at his Port Jefferson area office today. For new patients, he is offering a free comprehensive exam and x-rays–a $150 value–for free. Trust the skill and experience of 35 years in compassionate dental care.

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