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  • 1. Welcome to the Dental Office of Liana Libin, D.D.S. For a quarter of a century, we have been providing the finest dental care to the members of the Sheepshead Bay community and its surrounding environs. Exemplary patient care, outstanding aesthetic results, compassion and integrity are the cornerstone of our dental practice. Incorporating the latest technology, our state of the art practice specializes in preventive, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. In the 21st century, dentistry has evolved into a science that maintains function, form, health and a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. At our state of the art dental practice, we take the time to speak to our patients about treatment goals and our staff will make recommendations allowing patients to make the most educated oral health care decisions.
  • 2. Below are some of the most common services we provide: Complete dental examinations Cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers A full array of preventive, hygiene and periodontal therapies The latest in porcelain restorations Teeth bleaching and whitening procedures Extractions Root canal therapy Pediatric dental care Fixed and removable prosthodontics Dental implant restoration We hope that patients will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all of their dental concerns. To learn more information about any of the procedures that we offer or to request an appointment, please call our office at the number listed above.
  • 3. Services - Liana Libin, DDS From routine cleanings and fillings to cosmetic dentistry, we are equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our common procedures. 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 proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with us, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. Dental Fillings Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include amalgam and composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth's location, we may recommend a specific type of filling material. Root Canal Treatment 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.
  • 4. 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. 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.
  • 5. Dental Implant Restoration If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is like a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more naturallooking smile. Tooth Whitening Using our in-office laser bleaching system, we will be able to make your teeth whiter and brighter in one 1 hour visit. You can also choose our easy at-home applications which provide outstanding results in a matter of days. Extractions When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform extractions using local anesthesia. 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
  • 6. bone that supports the teeth. If the disease (known as Gingivitis) is caught in the early stages 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. Pediatric Dental Care We take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.