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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

Dental Services in Northport

Northport New York Dental Services

From routine cleanings and fillings to full mouth restorations, our office is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we have included descriptions of some of our leading services below.

Initial Oral Examination

Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.

The Preventive Program

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our dental hygiene program is designed to preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.

Dental Fillings in Northport

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include porcelain and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.

Root Canal Treatment in 11768

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. If you experience any of these symptoms, we will most likely recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

Veneers

Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.

Crowns & Caps

The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.

Bridges & Dentures

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During your consultation visit, we will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Tooth Whitening

Our state-of-the-art bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in easy at-home applications with outstanding results achieved in just days.

Extractions

When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform simple extractions using local anesthesia. If you choose, we can also replace the missing teeth with dental implants.

Gum Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate your progression of periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages (known as Gingivitis) and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings may be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. However, if the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include scaling and root planing, bone surgery or gum therapy.

Children’s Dentist 11768

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

General Dentist East Northport

General Dentist East Northport

The general dentists at the East Northport dental practice of Dr. Roger Curtiss, we stress the importance of routine dental cleanings and proper brushing and flossing. Sometimes though, regular dental cleanings with our staff of dental hygienists may not be enough. A hygiene cleaning with your East Northport dentist, Dr. Curtiss can remove some plaque and calculus from the mouth, but many times a more thorough cleaning, also called deep cleaning, may be necessary to return good oral health to the mouth.

Gum disease is the greatest threat to the longevity and health of your teeth. This condition of bone and tooth loss is due to forms of oral bacteria, plaque and calculus, that grow and spread in the mouth. This silent and painless gum disease starts from neglected cleaning and builds up over time. A deep cleaning with your East Northport general dentist, Dr. Curtiss can prevent the birth, growth and spread of gum disease to keep your teeth and gums healthy. A deep cleaning at our East Northport dental practice involves a more rigorous cleaning of the teeth, including the removal of plaque and calculus around the teeth and the roots of the teeth. A deep cleaning is usually done in sections over a period of appointments because it is more intensive than a regular dental exam and cleaning. By removing these sources of disease however, you’re less likely to experience future bone loss due to gum disease.

If you feel that you could benefit from a deep cleaning, come see East Northport dentist, Dr. Curtiss today for a routine cleaning. During this regular dental exam, he can evaluate your mouth for traces of gum disease, as well as inspect the levels of plaque and calculus buildup in your mouth.

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

Implant Dentist Centerport

Implant Dentist Centerport

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to the implants, often times dental crowns, are natural-looking and enhance a patient’s smile. Dental implants are a very strong, stable, and durable tooth restoration options, but on occasion, the implant may need to be re-tightened or replaced due to everyday wear.

Like most cosmetic dentistry, the process of getting dental implants requires several visits to Centerport implant dentist, Dr. Roger Curtiss. After your consultation with Dr. Curtiss regarding dental implants and other viable cosmetic dental options, your next dental appointment will include dental x-rays and impressions or molds of the jaw and teeth. These help Dr. Curtiss to determine the structure of your jaw, as well as illustrates what bone, gum tissue and spacing is available for the implant. The next step in dental implants involves the surgical placement of the implant into the bone, often this procedure will happen with an oral surgeon. After the area has been allowed to heal, which could take up to six months, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post on the dental implant. During this part of the procedure, you will have several fittings with Dr. Curtiss so that we can ensure the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant and provide stability and comfort.

Following a dental implant procedure with Dr. Curtiss, you’ll receive at-home care instructions. Good oral hygiene, healthy eating habits, and regular dental visits to Dr. Curtiss’ Centerport dentist office will all aid in prolonging the life of your dental implants.

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