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Northport Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Roger Curtiss Dentist in Northport

For over twenty five years, Dr. Roger Curtiss has been providing outstanding dental care in Northport community and their families.  A 1977 graduate of SUNY Buffalo College of Dentistry, Dr. Curtiss is renowned for his kind and gentle demeanor.  He has completed extensive postgraduate training in implant, prosthetics and cosmetic dentistry and is a member in good standing of the New York State Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Suffolk County Dental Society. Dr. Curtiss is also proud to have served as the president of the South Bay Study Group.

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.

Northport Family Dental Office

About Us

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Northport, you have come to the right place. Our dedicated staff will cater to all of your dental needs in a comfortable and patient-focused environment. At our dental practice, we offer the highest-quality dental treatments using the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques for patient safety. We know that some patients may feel anxious about their visit to the dentist. That why it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible.

Scheduling Appointments

To make an appointment, you can either call us at the numbers listed above or fill out the form on our Make an Appointment page. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards as well as personal checks. We also offer no interest or low interest financing through Care Credit. Additionally, we accept as full or partial payment, many dental insurance plans, some of which are listed below.

Aetna Empire CSEA Sisco
Ameriti Fitzthis MetLife SunLife
Cigna Guardian Newman United Healthcare
Delta J.J. Stanis Seledent United Concordia

 

If you insurance is not listed, please call us and ask because we may accept it.

Convenient Location

We are located at 299 Main Street, Suite I, Northport, New York 11768 with parking available Please click here for directions to our office.

Family Dentist 11768

299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

Dentist East Northport

Dentist East Northport

Whether due to poor hygiene, bad eating habits or just bad genetic luck, lots of Americans suffer from gum disease, which is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, among other signs and symptoms. As with a great many other diseases of the body, gum disease progresses in stages of steadily increasing severity. Each one of these stages, in its turn, requires an ever more involved course of treatment. Because Roger Curtiss, DDS — our East Northport dentist — sees patient education as an integral component of patient health, we’d like to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about the stages of gum disease and the stages of addressing it.

Periodontal Care East Northport

Periodontal Care East Northport

Gum disease starts off small, when bacteria in accumulated plaque cause gums to become red and inflamed. This first stage is called “gingivitis”, and, generally speaking, it’s fairly easily cured with a combination of improved oral hygiene habits and a professional cleaning. However, if gingivitis is allowed to fester unimpeded, swollen gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets where plaque and bacteria can gain an even stronger foothold. This is called periodontitis, and once this happens, your East Northport dentist will need to go beyond simple cleaning to a pair of procedures called periodontal scaling and planing to bust up plaque deposits and smooth out the roots of affected teeth (bacteria love any nook and cranny they can find). Now, if Roger Curtiss, DDS, checks you out and finds signs that these pockets in your gums have become especially large, you may need to undergo pocket reduction surgery.

You may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Sure, gum disease is uncomfortable and somewhat unsightly, but, really, what’s the big deal? We here at the practice of Roger Curtiss, DDS, hate to break it to you, but gum disease threatens more than just your comfort and appearance. If left to its own devices, periodontal disease can cause tooth-loss and, believe it or not, spread serious infection to other parts of your body. This is why prompt treatment is so very important. If you’ve noticed your gums aren’t looking so hot — or even if you’ve simply not been to the dentist in a while — call or go online to set up an appointment with our East Northport dentist today!

Gum Disease Treatments East Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

East Northport Dental Implants

East Northport Dental Implants

Do you want to replace a missing tooth without affecting other tooth? Do you want to restore a confident and natural-looking smile? Do you want to restore chewing, speech and digestion? Do you want to avoid joint and biting problems associated with drifting teeth? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above question, than dental implants from your East Northport implant dentist, Dr. Roger Curtiss is the right choice for you! Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth without modifying or destroying the adjacent teeth, something that is common in other tooth restoration and replacement options. Though many patients opt for dental bridges or crowns to replace missing teeth because it is initially a more affordable procedure, a dental implant lasts longer and provides excellent stability to your artificial tooth.

Dental implants are actually titanium anchors that are meant to mimic your natural tooth roots. The implant is surgically placed under your gums in your bone and as you heal from this procedure, the dental implants becomes integrated with your jaw bone, creating a stable and solid foundation for an artificial tooth. Dental implants from East Northport dentist, Dr. Curtiss provide patients with the same functionality and usability of their natural teeth. And because implants are made of titanium they have a greater chewing force than other tooth replacements and are more resistant to gum disease.

Do you want to learn more about the multi-specialty procedures involved in receiving dental implants? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roger Curtiss, your trusted general dentist near East Northport. During this appointment, Dr. Curtiss will explain all the steps involved in receiving dental implants, discuss how this tooth restoration can benefit you, and determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

Implant Dentist Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185