Our East Setauket, Long Island dental office is calm and relaxed and we pamper both our adult and children patients with personal service and dental excellence. We spend ample time with each patient, making sure that we understand all of their special needs and concerns. It is very important to us that we get to know you as an individual.
Dr. Shapiro believes in living a healthy life style with healthy food choices, regular exercise, and avoidance of biological and environment hazards. She carries this philosophy into her practice, using the safest dental materials and recommending alternative modalities, when warranted. As a woman dentist, she is attuned to the particular dental needs of her women patients.
Your initial oral examination consists of a complete visual examination, digital radiographs, digital photographs, a cancer screening, and periodontal assessment. At your consultation visit we will discuss treatment options so that we can help you to select the best treatment for your needs, including:
Veneers made of porcelain are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front of the teeth. Placing custom porcelain veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Porcelain veneers require less tooth reduction than conventional crowns and can conservatively transform a smile.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a durable composite material that bonds to teeth and help to reinforce and strengthen your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are an alternative to the conventional amalgam or silver-mercury fillings and will repair decayed, chipped or fractured teeth.
A crown, or cap, is often the solution to restore a tooth that is too decayed or broken for a filling. A crown covers your tooth completely and fits snugly at the gum to protect what remains of the natural tooth. A bridge can replace missing teeth with a fixed, cemented prosthesis when dental implants are not an option.
Unlike fixed bridges or dentures, restored dental implants most closely resemble real teeth because the implant replaces the root as well as the crown of the tooth. The dental implant is surgically placed into the bone and actually fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Restored dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.
We will replace your worn out dentures with custom-made, state-of-the-art dentures. We also construct quality immediate dentures and partial dentures. Dr. Shapiro is trained in the Massad technique of denture construction which provides the patient with a denture that is comfortable, functions well, and looks great. We will work with you until you are thrilled with the result!
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Our patients achieve brighter, whiter teeth with the Opalescence professional at-home tooth whitening (tooth bleaching) procedure or with the in-office tooth whitening procedure. Tooth whitening corrects brown, yellow and mottled teeth and can bring a dull smile alive.
Soft Tissue Management is an individualized plan to eliminate infection of the gums and root surfaces. With scaling and root planing we help eliminate infection in the pockets below the gumline. Root planning focuses on eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum and detoxifying the root surfaces where disease occurs.
Root Canals (Endodontic Therapy)
Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure to save abscessed and infected teeth and avoid extractions. With our use of modern technologies of rotary instrumentation, electric motors and apex finders, we can perform root canal therapy, comfortably and often in a single visit for our patients.
We enjoy treating our youngest patients and do our best to make their visits comfortable and fun. We practice minimally invasive dentistry. We apply fluoride varnish to strengthen the tooth enamel. We apply sealants to protect the teeth against decay. We stress proper home care and regular examinations to set our young patients on a lifetime of oral health.
We fabricate mouth guards for our patients in order to prevent injury to their teeth. Mouth guards are essential for contact sports. They also protect teeth from damage for patients who grind their teeth at night or during the day. A bite guard can also help reduce symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disease.
New patients are always welcome. We are happy to offer a free consultation.