Selden Cosmetic Dentist Enhances Smile Aesthetics

November 28, 2016

Chips, stains, gaps and other defects spoil smiles. Selden cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scotto-Lavino, changes teeth using amazing aesthetic services.

What would you do for a new smile? It can be far easier to achieve one than you may think. Many people in the Selden area consult Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino to remake their chipped, stained, and gapped teeth into smiles that are simply dazzling. That new look starts with a cosmetic dentistry consultation.


Cosmetic Dentist in Selden for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

October 7, 2016

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Choose the best cosmetic dentist in Selden.Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino is more than just a general dentist. He is a family and cosmetic dentist in Selden. For more than 35 years, he has not only promoted the health of smiles, but also the appearance of smiles. When compared to a traditional general dentist, you will benefit from certain advantages when choosing one who specializes in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the health of your teeth, treatments used also promote the appearance of the teeth. As a result, you are left with a flawless, confident smile that will last a lifetime.

Dental Implants in Selden: A Solution to Missing Teeth

September 14, 2016

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Benefit from dental implants in Selden.If you are suffering from tooth loss, you need an effective option to replace your missing teeth. Not only do missing teeth cause your confidence to suffer, but it also causes consequences with your oral health and functions. Now, there are multiple options available when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Among the most preferred option are dental implants. Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino provides dental implants in Selden. We will determine if dental implants will be effective to treat your case of tooth loss. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, we offer many other options.

Porcelain veneers improve marred teeth in Selden, NY

March 3, 2016

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Porcelain veneersIs your smile worn, discolored, chipped? Porcelain veneers from Selden, NY dentist, Dr. Scotto-Lavino, cover dental imperfections for durable, lasting beauty.

Porcelain veneers are one of cosmetic dentistry’s most popular and innovative treatments. Changing a wide range of aesthetic issues, these tooth-shaped, super thin shells of dental ceramic cover the front side of teeth marred by stains, mild alignment problems and fractures. Could porcelain veneers from Dr. Stephen Scotto-Levino in Selden, NY improve your smile? (more…)

Dr. Scotto-Lavino: The Convenient Cosmetic Dentist for Mt. Sinai and Port Jefferson Residents

December 23, 2015

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I never forget a face”? When people make that remark, there is usually one facial characteristic that is more memorable than all the others: a person’s smile. If you want to make your smile one they can’t forget, then consider cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Scotto-Lavino. Conveniently located in Selden, NY, our office draws people from Mt. Sinai, Port Jefferson and beyond. We’ve helped many from the area achieve their smile goals and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

Keep Your Teeth White By Eating These Five Foods

July 29, 2015

Eating food that whitens teethIf we told you that there are certain foods out there than naturally whiten your teeth, would you believe us? You should, because we’re not pulling your leg. There are some food choices that have many beneficial attributes for your teeth. Who knew? For obvious reasons, your teeth can’t attain the level of “whiteness” that bleach treatment can offer. However, given the fact that it’s nature’s way of keeping your teeth white, we think that’s pretty darn cool. Plus, most of these food choices are quite delicious and have natural sugars that won’t harm your enamel. Our office in Selden, NY likes being at the forefront of breaking dental news, and this, though not necessarily “breaking news”, is one way we like keeping you ahead of the game. Dr. Scotto-Lavino wants your teeth to stay as white as they possibly can, and by eating these five foods, you’re brightening your teeth without paying for any cosmetic dentistry services. How neat is that?

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

May 29, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-166637260While porcelain veneers represent one of the most significant advances in cosmetic dentistry, the concept behind veneers is simple: If you have discolored, uneven, or just plain unattractive teeth, simply cover them up with paper thin, attractive porcelain veneers. When you come to our office in Selden, NY, you’ll experience the finest porcelain veneer service around.


What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are used to cover the surface of decayed, discolored, or otherwise unsightly teeth. Applied with a strong adhesive material, veneers are bonded directly to the teeth. Veneers should look completely natural and last a lifetime.

Porcelain veneers can address many dental problems including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Crookedness
  • Gaps
  • Discolorations
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth

To make your smile makeover with porcelain veneers possible, we’ll assess your current smile problems and discuss with you the changes you would like to make. Porcelain veneers can be colored to match your natural smile and made to blend beautifully with your facial aesthetics. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino will make sure that your porcelain veneers are crafted at a high quality dental lab known for producing excellent results.

The advantages of receiving a porcelain veneer are many:

  • No discoloration
  • Veneers are stain-resistant
  • They can cover virtually any imperfection, including gaps, chips and stains
  • Veneers are long-lasting – most patients get at least a decade of wear from veneers
  • They’re durable and scratch-resistant
  • They look incredibly lifelike


Heed These Helpful Tidbits

To reduce the risk of damage to your veneers, we recommend not biting or chewing on any hard objects such as nut shells or bones, and do not use your teeth to open or tear packages. You may also be advised to avoid certain foods that could damage the porcelain used.


Schedule a Veneer Appointment

Speak with our staff in the Selden, NY office and schedule your porcelain veneer appointment today. We proudly serve the surrounding communites of Port Jefferson Station, MT. Sinai, Terryville, Coram, Farmingville and beyond.


Great Alternative to Traditional Dentures: All-On-4 Dental Bridges

April 7, 2015

Severe tooth loss is never a great experience. Whether tooth loss is due to oral decay, periodontal disease, injury, or facial trauma, tooth loss is detrimental to oral health and can have a significant effect on self-esteem and self-image. Dentures are the go-to solution for severe tooth loss, but they are not permanent. The office of Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino has an alternative to traditional dentures that are permanent and fixed. All-on-4 are durable, long-lasting bridges which will replace your missing teeth and provide a wonderful smile you will be proud to show off.

What is All-on-4?

Unlike dentures that require adhesives to stay in place, All-on-4 bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth. Very similar to dental implants, which replace a tooth or several teeth, these dentures are placed in the mouth via biocompatible titanium posts. The posts are surgically attached to the jawbone, so they can naturally merge with the bone itself. The permanent dentures are then bonded to the posts, securing them in the mouth. Unlike dental implants, however, which require a healing period after the posts are inserted, with All-on-4, you can leave the placement procedure with teeth set and ready to go.

What are the Benefits?

all on 4All-on-4 are fantastic, durable replacement teeth that offers improved oral health, mouth functionality, and the aesthetics that you want. These dentures also have the following benefits:

  • Reliability: These permanent replacements have been extensively researched and tested for strength. Take solace knowing that All-on-4 are reliable, dependable dentures.
  • Time: The procedure and healing times are significantly reduced, compared to other treatments. And, after the posts are inserted in the mouth, the doctor can give you a set of temporary bridges. You can still eat and talk comfortably, while you wait for your permanent set.
  • Affordability: All-on-4 are cost-effective, since the treatment does not require bone grafting.

Restore Your Smile Today

Let our team of friendly, talented experts restore your smile and give you a set of working, amazing replacement teeth. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our passionate staff welcomes everyone who lives in Selden, NY, Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Terryville, Farmingville, Coram, and the surrounding communities.

Fall In Love with Your Smile! Get Professional Teeth Whitening from Dr. Scotto-Lavino in Selden, NY

February 13, 2015

465382113Have you noticed that your pearly whites aren’t so pearly? Tooth staining and discoloration can happen naturally over time for many reasons. As we get older, the outer layer of enamel on our teeth is slowly worn away, eventually revealing the darker dentin layer underneath. Our teeth can also discolor from smoking, drinking coffee, tea, and wine, and from taking certain medications or antibiotics. But you don’t have to settle for a dull or discolored smile. Professional teeth whitening from Dr. Scotto-Lavino can fully restore your teeth to their true hue and brightness. Make an appointment with Dr. Scotto-Lavino today for the reliable teeth whitening treatment you need. Dr. Scotto-Lavino is a well practiced cosmetic dentist, proudly delivering quality care daily throughout Selden, NY, Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Coram, Terryville, Farmingville, and the surrounding communities.

What about Teeth Whitening Toothpaste and Strips?

Given the number of teeth whitening options, how do you know which one is right for you? The first thing to consider is that teeth whitening can be achieved in one of two ways. A product can either bleach your teeth using peroxides that remove both deep and surface stains, or work to physically or chemically remove surface stains only with non-bleaching ingredients. Teeth whitening toothpastes fall into the latter category. They can’t change the color of your enamel and so are generally ineffective for correcting yellowed teeth or removing deep stains. Other over-the-counter products like teeth whitening strips, rinses, and gels, do contain the necessary bleaching agents; however, they are heavily diluted. It can take several weeks of daily use before these products begin to work, leaving you at risk for gum irritation and inflammation from the prolonged exposure.

Dr. Scotto-Lavino Offers Easy Take Home Teeth Whitening Solutions

Dr. Scotto-Lavino offers easy take-home teeth whitening using the Sapphire  system, complete with custom fitted home bleaching trays and professional strength teeth whitening gel. You can conveniently use the trays and bleaching gel at home and get noticeably whiter teeth in just 7 to 10 days!

Selden Teeth Whitening Appointments

Everyone wants a bright white smile. In fact, teeth whitening is the #1 aesthetic goal of most cosmetic dentistry patients. Make your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Scotto-Lavino today and get the quality dental care you deserve. Dr. Scotto-Lavino restores smiles daily throughout Selden, NY, Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Coram, Terryville, Farmingville, and neighboring areas.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry

January 17, 2013

smile in dig squaresWhile health is a crucial factor when it comes to the state of your teeth, many patients are also just as concerned with the look of their smile. This is understandable – a professional, polished image in today’s workforce is a powerful tool, and a white, straight smile can help you make a positive first impression on the people around you. Blemishes like stains, cracks, chips, or misalignments can diminish that impact, though, and leave you embarrassed and hesitant. While general and restorative dentistry are wholly invested in the health of your mouth and teeth, cosmetic dentistry is your solution if you’re in need of procedures that focuses on their appearance.

While cosmetic dentistry procedures can vary from practice to practice, your local dentist in Selden, NY defines them as:

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Teeth Whitening

If patients are interested in complete smile makeovers, these procedures can also be combined to target any specific concerns.

Like with any dental work, cosmetic dentistry usually begins with a thorough evaluation and consultation with your dentist. Oral health is still a priority, which means that dentals may prescribe periodontal treatment or other measures before your mouth will be ready for cosmetic dentistry treatments. After that, your dentist will discuss what you’re looking for in regards to a new and improved smile, and he or she can recommend procedures that will give you the desired results.

Our office in Selden can help with all of your cosmetic dentistry needs and send you back out into the world with a five-star smile you can’t wait to show off. We also serve patients from Centereach, Port Jefferson, Farmingville, and surrounding communities in Long Island.

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