• Severe Toothache or Bleeding

  • Cracked or Knocked Out Tooth

  • Chipped or Broken Tooth

  • Gum Correction

  • Invisalign

  • Mouthguard's and Sealants

  • Over-Dentures

  • Veneers and Bondings

  • Dental Crowns and Bridges

  • Dental Fillings

  • Root Canal

  • Tooth Extraction

  • Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

  • Dental Implant

  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

  • Teeth Cleanings and Exams

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Emergency Dentist

  • Family Dentistry

Severe Toothache or Bleeding

Severe Toothache or Bleeding

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Severe Toothache/Sensitivity

The pain you are feeling from extreme toothache and/or sensitivity may be due to a more serious issue that needs to be dealt with immediately.  Without addressing the nature of your issue with the doctor, there is no way to know how this pain could actually be affecting your dental/physical health!  The condition could be worsening daily, even hourly.  Decay can move quickly. Severe pain is most definitely a dental emergency that should be addressed as quickly and as efficiently as possible. 

Bleeding from Gums, Tongue, and/or Cheek

Suddenly bleeding from one’s gums, tongue, and/or cheek could be indicative of a serious dental or bacterial issue.  If standard flossing, brushing, and rinsing is not making your bleeding go away, this may be indicative of a bacterial infection that is out of control and needs to be dealt with by the professionals. 

How Can I Make An Emergency Appointment?

We usually take our emergency patients same-day, so if you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office at 516-336-4902 and we will do our best to accommodate the emergent nature of the situation. If you call the office outside of normal business hours, you will be given an after-hours phone number to call.

Dental emergencies are serious, but the experienced team at SimpliSmiles takes these things seriously and will do our utmost to fix your emergency as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Cracked or Knocked Out Tooth

Cracked or Knocked Out Tooth

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Cracked Tooth

It’s not too late to salvage your cracked tooth!  It’s also never too early!  We use the utmost in technique and high-quality materials to re-solidify and to revitalize your tooth back into its full strength and durability.  If you have noticed a crack in your tooth, be sure to get down to office as quickly as possible, as “sitting on it” will only lead to more opportunities for the crack to expand or even worse, for a part of the cracked tooth to chip off with further wear and tear the more time you let pass before treating it. 

A cracked tooth is considered a dental emergency!

Loose or Completely Knocked out Tooth

If your tooth is feeling loose, we strongly advise that you make an emergency appointment as quickly as possible. Allowing more time to lapse will further increase the risk to the tooth’s integrity.   

It isn’t always possible, but there are times when we can salvage a tooth that has been knocked out of the gums completely and restore it.

If you have the tooth that was knocked out, take it and gently clean it in room-temperature water.  Afterwards, place it in a small container.  It is very important to keep the tooth submerged in either water or milk to preserve it until the doctor can properly assess the situation. 

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Chipped or Broken Tooth

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Have you chipped or broken tooth on a quickly-moving glass bottle?  Or worse, has some sort of sporting accident knocked your tooth right out of your mouth?  Have your teeth suddenly gone from feeling their usual healthy self to extremely achey or sensitive?  Are you suddenly bleeding consistently from your gums, tongue, or cheek whereas you were not before? 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your issue is considered a dental emergency and the experts at SimpliSmiles will see you as soon as possible

Dental emergencies can happen at almost any time - or, if a long-neglected issue suddenly takes a turn for the worse, you may be having a dental emergency.

Whether your tooth is cracked, chipped, missing, or if it is simply causing you great pain and you don’t know why, there is no reason that you should not be seen as soon as possible by the experts at a quality practice such as Simpli Smiles!

Accidents happen!  If you have suffered a chip in your tooth, the experts at SimpliSmiles can help you to restore the tooth to its original look and feel.  Using the highest quality BPA composites, we will perfectly match this strong and durable composite to the exact shade of your teeth and cement it in for a secure look and feel.

If you or your loved one are in need of emergency dental treatment, please call 516-336-4902 for your dental emergencies in the Hicksville, Plainview or Syosset area.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Gum Correction

Gum Correction

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Gum Correction

Some people are blessed with strong and healthy teeth, but are also cursed with gums that are not at all complimentary to the rest of their smile or their face and require a gum correction.  If you suffer from gummy smiles, this means that your gums look disproportionately large compared to the teeth and/or rest of the mouth. To correct gummy smiles, we use a specialized dental laser called PerioLase that removes the excess gum tissue safely and without the need for surgery.

Alternately, if the patient’s gums appear to look too small for the rest of the mouth, making your teeth look disproportionately big, the doctor will utilize something called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique - a procedure that uses the patient’s existing gum tissue to cover up more of the surface of the teeth.  The same effect may also be accomplished via gum grafts.  Whatever the problem may be with your gums, Simpli Smiles has a sensible and attractive solution.

At SimpliSmiles, we believe that nothing should ever hamper somebody from exercising their right to smile confidently. Sometimes, no matter what the situation, the ability to smile can pull you through a rough moment.  With our expert proficiency in this wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, we are able to fix problems that might cause insecurity and to restore your healthy smile - Or, we can make it more beautiful than ever!

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Invisalign

Invisalign

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Who Can Wear Invisalign?

It’s not just for adults anymore!  Teens may choose to opt for Invisalign over traditional braces.  The teenage years are known to be a rough time for just about anybody, so opt to remove a source of real anxiety and the hindrance to confidence that traditional braces have been known to provide, and ask today about Invisalign Teen: a set of clear aligners that straighten your teen’s teeth, and are practically invisible!  The process of Invisalign Teen is practically identical to process of Invisalign for adults:  Molds of the current bite will be made via 3D imaging and sent off to the Invisalign lab.  Meanwhile, the dedicated and caring team and SimpliSmiles will be able to thoroughly monitor the straightening process over the course of several months to about a year or so. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign system is a set of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks.  It is recommended that patients wear these aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day, taking them off only to eat meals and to brush their teeth. 

It is important that your teen understands that the minor trade off with using Invisalign over traditional metal braces are that every time you eat or drink something that is not water, you will need to take the aligners out while eating and you will need to clean your teeth before putting the plastic aligners back into place.  This will prevent staining of both the teeth and the aligners.  So these aligners are optional, invisible - but also very much a self-guided endeavor that certainly requires a degree of personal responsibility on the part of your teen. 

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Mouthguard's and Sealants

Mouthguard's and Sealants

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What Are Mouthguard?

For our little athletes!  Having a custom-fit mouthguard rather than generic store-bought one will encourage your little one to commit to wearing it on the field more often than not, as the custom fit will make the mouthguard feel much more snug and comfortable.

The mouthguard protects not only the teeth, but much of the lower half of the face by providing a solid barrier to anything on the field or court that might fly into your child’s jaw while playing sports.  It is important to keep our children’s teeth as safe and as undamaged as possible during these crucial developmental years.  Safety first!

Avoid any unnecessary hassle and enjoy the convenience and comfort of being able to bring your whole family to a single dental office. 

What Are Sealants?

Sealants are a serious and proven protective liquid that the doctor brushes onto the teeth during childhood. Typically, these sealants are brushed onto one’s adult teeth as soon as they come in.  This is a significant reason why it is important to have your child in for dental cleanings/exams every six months.  The earlier you get sealants brushed onto the newly-emerged teeth, the better it is for your overall long-term dental health.   These dental sealants are a long-term proven method of protecting the teeth throughout one’s lifetime.

Typically, around age 6, your first molars will appear.  The second set of molars typically breaks through around age 12.  It is ideal to seal these teeth off as soon as they come in, keeping them cavity-free from the start.  Over the years, this paired with proper dental care will save a lot of physical, mental, and financial trouble later on. 

For more information on how we can help your family enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles, call the office at 516-336-4902.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Over-Dentures

Over-Dentures

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What Are Dentures?

Dentures, unlike over-dentures, are a set of completely removable teeth that though they will function as one’s own teeth when bonded onto the gums during the day, can easily be removed at night or whenever one doesn’t want them in the mouth.  Dentures are a dependable and long sought-after option for full mouth reconstruction. As a matter of fact, new advances in dentistry have made it so that dentures are much more secure in the mouth and highly unlikely to move around while you are eating or talking.

Depending on the degree of damage, we offer patients the full set of dentures, which are held to the gums by suction and adhesive, or we also offer partial dentures.  Partial dentures replace only a few consecutive teeth and are held in by clasps that we attach to your remaining teeth.

What are Over Dentures?

We offer both regular and removable over dentures, which can be used to replace individual teeth or groups of teeth.  These over dentures are fixed onto special titanium screws, or what are known as dental implants.  With removable over dentures, patients are able to conveniently snap them on and off as they please.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Veneers and Bondings

Veneers and Bondings

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What are Veneers?

Veneers are often used as a cosmetic dental solution geared towards issues with our front teeth. The front teeth are the most visible and also the most vulnerable to damage and discoloration.  Veneers can also be used to fix any large gap in the front teeth or small alignment issues.  The veneers themselves are thin porcelain slabs that are well-adhered to the remainder of the tooth which’s aesthetic you would like to perfect.  Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or of a composite material, and are carefully affixed to the fronts of damaged teeth in order to improve the patient’s smile.  The color of these custom-made veneers is perfectly matched to the exact shade of the patient’s teeth in order to ensure the patient will have an easygoing, naturally beautiful look.  Though typically considered a cosmetic procedure, veneers are also known to add a bit of extra stability to the teeth they are affixed to. 

What Are Bondings?

Much like dental fillings, dental bonding involves the use of a special light-activated resin to improve the look, strength, and/or color of the existing tooth.  Bonding is often used for chipped or cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, or teeth that simply need to be “built up”.  The process is quite similar to the process of fillings, but bonding is more geared toward improving the form, although the tooth’s strength and function are inevitably improved as well!

If you have a number of teeth which are damaged or missing, you may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction.  To make an appointment, call SimpliSmiles at 516-336-4902.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

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What Are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a full covering made of porcelain that is placed atop a damaged tooth in order to protect the tooth’s root as well as the tooth’s placement within the mouth, ensuring that remaining teeth will not shift and thus cause any sort of misalignment.  These crowns are used to protect damaged teeth.  Teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure are also privy to receiving crowns in order to protect the existing natural material and prevent the possibility of further decay.

Examples of these issues are:

  1. When a tooth is badly broken/chipped, a crown could be placed atop.  This will help hold the teeth's alignment and prevent shifting. It will also serve to prevent any kind of bacterial entry into the vulnerable gums.
  2. After undergoing a root canal, a crown will serve to protect the tooth from future decay.

Chipped or Misaligned Teeth Accidents happen!  However, just because they happen does not mean we have to live with them.  If you have suffered a chip in your tooth, the experts at SimpliSmiles can help you to restore the tooth to its original look.  Using the highest quality composite materials, we will perfectly match this strong and durable composite to the exact shade of your teeth and cement it in so for the most secure look and feel.

If your teeth are misaligned, then we offer a variety of cosmetic solutions to straighten out your situation including Invisalign and bondings

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth or set of teeth used to replace gaps in between teeth where there are missing teeth.  The bridge restores the form and function of your bite and will help you maintain your face’s natural shape and bite.  Otherwise, if large gaps between teeth are left unchecked, the other teeth could shift to fill in the space and change the alignment of your jaw.  This drifting also leaves teeth more vulnerable to decay.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

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What To Know About Our Metal-Free Dental Fillings.

At SimpliSmiles, we are proud to offer composite dental fillings that we custom-create to match perfectly with the shade of your existing teeth.  In order to attach these fillings and halt the spread of decay, we are careful to remove as little of the existing teeth as possible.  We also offer durable porcelain fillings, which are known to stand the test of time and can also be perfectly matched to the exact shade of your existing teeth. 

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Root Canal

Root Canal

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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is the delicate process of removing damaged or decayed nerves inside the tooth through a canal. The utmost in precision is required for this process so as not to damage any healthy tissue. After the damaged tissue is removed, a crown will be placed over the remaining tooth to protect it from further damage.

A root canal is what is known as an endodontic procedure, meaning that is deals with the delicate and complex nerves within the teeth. This procedure is performed on teeth that are damaged within, but that have fortunately maintained their healthy exteriors.

In order for the doctor to neutralize the decay, the infected nerves inside the tooth must be taken out with the utmost precision. If the decay is left unchecked for too long, then it can spread further into the tooth or even into other parts of the patient’s mouth.

If the type of infection is left untreated for too long, there can be painful and unattractive consequences. The abscess created by the decay may grow so that it could even lead to bone loss. An untreated infection can also cause severe oral pain. Using the side of the mouth with the infection can cause great pain and lead to imbalanced chewing, which can hugely detract from the overall quality of life.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

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What you need to know about Oral Surgery and Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, a tooth will be in such a depleted condition that a tooth extraction is necessary in order to preserve the integrity of the area surrounding the decaying tooth. When it comes to a potential extraction, you want a dentist who is empathetic to the sensitive nature of this procedure and who will afford you the utmost in comfort and consideration - That is where the experts at SimpliSmiles come in! We know that having to get a tooth pulled is far from ideal and we do our absolute best to make our valued patients, young and old feel as comfortable and as cared for as possible throughout any oral surgery or extractions.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a serious threat to one’s oral and physical health that can cause excessive bleeding and bacterial infection. Depending on the stage that the gum disease has progressed to, it is possible to treat and beat this condition non-surgically.

What are the treatment options?

One deep cleaning procedure we can utilize that will stop gingivitis from progressing into periodontitis is called scaling and root planning. The doctor scrapes away the built-up plaque above and below the gum line. The doctor will also smooth down any rough spots that have occurred near the tooth root. Having scaling and root planing done during the early stages of gum disease should serve to prevent it from advancing any further, provided you exercise diligence with flossing, brushing, and rinsing twice daily.

If your gum disease has advanced past the gingivitis stage and is now periodontitis, then surgical treatment may be necessary. This surgery may include partial bone and/or tissue replacement as well as contouring. Contouring will help if the gum disease has brought the gum line too high due to inherent decay. Contouring is also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting. This cosmetic procedure can even out an uneven gum line and restore a healthy, natural look and feel completely to the gums.

Proper dental care begins in the home, and it can go a long way in the prevention of gum disease. We always recommend that you practice proper diligence in these good hygiene habits. If you need treatment for gum disease, please call the office as soon as possible so we can restore the health of your teeth and gums.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Dental Implant

Dental Implant

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Dental Implant Q&A

After many years of discomfort and self-consciousness, we may decide that it is time to pursue something called dental Implant. With this route, one or a variety of the below methods will be utilized in order to restore your smile to its full brightness and beauty, including dental implants. After we assess the patient’s needs, we will form a dental reconstruction plan that will address the various issues to tackle and methods to get your teeth back to their optimal form and function.  

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant consists of a titanium screw that is held in by the patient’s jawbone. This procedure is surgical in nature and requires anesthesia. While the patient is anesthetized, the titanium anchors for the dental implant are placed into the jaw. The next visit will not occur until later, as the anchors will require several weeks’ healing time. Once the area has properly healed, the doctor will then attach a prosthetic tooth to the implant. These teeth replacements are also made of titanium. Often, a porcelain crown is attached on top of the teeth replacement, which allows for it to look and feel just like your natural tooth. The biocompatible nature of titanium allows it so that the implant will become part of your natural face and can last a lifetime. These implants may be used for individual teeth, a row of teeth, or even for an entire mouthful of teeth. In some cases, they’re also used as the base for removable dentures, or over-dentures. The cost of these procedures may vary depending on individual needs.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction

After many years of discomfort and self-consciousness, we may decide that it is time to pursue something called Full Mouth Reconstruction. With full mouth reconstruction, one or a variety of the below methods will be utilized in order to restore your smile to its full brightness and beauty. After we assess the patient’s needs, we will form a dental reconstruction plan that will address the various issues to tackle and methods to get your teeth back to their optimal form and function.

Crowns

A crown is a full covering made of porcelain, gold, or a special alloy that is placed atop a damaged tooth in order to protect the tooth’s root as well as the tooth’s placement within the mouth, ensuring that remaining teeth will not shift and thus cause any sort of misalignment. Crowns will hold steadfast anywhere from 10, 20 or even more years.

Bridges

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth or set of teeth used to replace gaps in between teeth where there are missing teeth. The bridge restores the form and function of your bite and will help you maintain your face’s natural shape. Otherwise, if large gaps between teeth are left unchecked, the other teeth could shift to fill in the space and change the alignment of your jaw. This drifting also leaves teeth more vulnerable to decay.

Dental Implants

A dental implant consists of a titanium screw that is held in by the patient’s jawbone. Typically, a titanium tooth will then be attached to the screw once it has healed, and above that, a porcelain crown will be placed. The biocompatible nature of titanium allows it so that the implant will become part of your natural face and can last a lifetime.

Bondings

Much like dental fillings, dental bonding involves the use of a special light-activated resin to improve the look, strength, and/or color of the existing tooth. Bonding is often used for chipped or cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, or teeth that simply need to be “built up”. The process is quite similar to the process of fillings, but bonding is more geared toward improving the form, although the tooth’s strength and function are inevitably improved as well!

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain slabs that are well-adhered to the remainder of the tooth which’s aesthetic you would like to perfect. After assessing that veneers would be the ideal solution, the tooth is partially shaved away to make room for the veneers. These veneers are custom-made to match the exact shade of the patient’s other teeth and can last ten years before wearing down and needing to be replaced.

Dentures

Dentures are a set of completely removable teeth that though they will function as one’s own teeth when bonded onto the gums during the day, can easily be removed at night or whenever one doesn’t want them in the mouth. Though it may seem dated, dentures are actually still a sought-after option for full mouth reconstruction. As a matter of fact, new advances in dentistry have made it so that dentures are much more secure in the mouth and highly unlikely to move around while you are eating or talking. Depending on the degree of damage, we offer patients the full set of dentures, which are held to the gums by suction and adhesive, or we also offer partial dentures. Partial dentures replace only a few consecutive teeth and are held in by clasps that we attach to your remaining teeth.

Over-Dentures

We offer both regular and removable overdentures, which can be used to replace individual teeth or groups of teeth. These overdentures are fixed onto special titanium screws, or what are known as dental implants. With removable overdentures, patients are able to snap them on and off as they please. If you have a number of teeth which are damaged or missing, you may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction. To make an appointment, call Simpli Smiles at 516-336-4902.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Teeth Cleanings and Exams

Teeth Cleanings and Exams

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Teeth Cleanings and Exams

On top of the regular recommended routine of flossing and brushing twice a day, it is also important to get a professional teeth cleaning every 6 months. The dentist’s skills and professional tools are able to remove buildup that cannot be removed with regular tools at home. Once this difficult plaque and buildup is removed, the teeth are then professionally polished, thus making it more difficult for plaque to attach to the teeth afterwards. We also provide something called a dental deep cleaning, which is geared toward more serious buildup. With this option, in addition to everything that would be done with a regular cleaning, scaling and root planing will be performed as well, if the condition of the patient’s mouth should require it.  

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

SimpliSmiles is at the forefront of all forms of cutting edge cosmetic dentistry. Our art is well-practiced, as we believe that all of our patients deserve their most beautiful smiles. Our valued patients hold us in the highest esteem for our well-honed ability to transform their cosmetic dental problems into beautiful, strong smiles whose form and function will shine brightly for years to come. If you feel that any of the following cosmetic dentistry solutions might be right for you, come for a consultation and we will expertly assess your situation.

Veneers

Veneers are often used as a cosmetic dental solution geared towards issues with our front teeth. The front teeth are the most visible and also the most vulnerable to damage and discoloration. Veneers can also be used to fix any large gap in the front teeth or small alignment issues. The veneers themselves are thin porcelain slabs that are well-adhered to the remainder of the tooth which’s aesthetic you would like to perfect. Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or of a composite material, and are carefully affixed to the fronts of damaged teeth in order to improve the patient’s smile. The color of these custom-made veneers is perfectly matched to the exact shade of the patient’s teeth in order to ensure the patient will have an easygoing, naturally beautiful look. Though typically considered a cosmetic procedure, veneers are also known to add a bit of extra stability to the teeth they are affixed to.

Bondings

Dental Bonding involves the use of a special light-activated resin to improve the look, strength, and/or color of the existing tooth. Bonding is often used for chipped or cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, or teeth that simply need to be “built up” for an improved look and feel. The process and materials are quite similar to the process of dental fillings, but bonding is more geared toward improving the form, though function is inevitably improved as well!

Crowns

A crown is a full covering made of porcelain, gold, or a special alloy that is placed atop a damaged tooth in order to protect the tooth’s root as well as the tooth’s placement within the mouth, ensuring that remaining teeth will not shift and thus cause any sort of misalignment. These crowns are used to protect damaged teeth. Teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure are also privy to receiving crowns in order to protect the existing natural material and prevent the possibility of further decay. There are various dental/cosmetic issues for which crowns might be a solution. Examples of these issues are:
  1. When a tooth is badly broken/chipped, a crown could be placed atop. This will help hold the teeth's alignment and prevent shifting. It will also serve to prevent any kind of bacterial entry into the vulnerable gums.
  2. After undergoing a root canal, a crown will serve to protect the tooth from future decay.

Chipped or Misaligned Teeth

Accidents happen! However, just because they happen does not mean we have to live with them. If you have suffered a chip in your tooth, the experts at SimpliSmiles can help you to restore the tooth to its original look. Using the highest quality composite materials, we will perfectly match this strong and durable composite to the exact shade of your teeth and cement it in so for the most secure look and feel. If your teeth are misaligned, then we offer a variety of cosmetic solutions to straighten out your situation including Invisalign and bondings.

Gum Corrections

Some people are blessed with strong and healthy teeth, but are also cursed with gums that are not at all complimentary to the rest of their smile or their face. If you suffer from gummy smiles, this means that your gums look disproportionately large compared to the teeth and/or rest of the mouth. To correct gummy smiles, we use a specialized dental laser called PerioLase that removes the excess gum tissue safely and without the need for surgery. Alternately, if the patient’s gums appear to look too small for the rest of the mouth, making your teeth look disproportionately big, the doctor will utilize something called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique - a procedure that uses the patient’s existing gum tissue to cover up more of the surface of the teeth. The same effect may also be accomplished via gum grafts. Whatever the problem may be with your gums, SimpliSmiles has a sensible and attractive solution. At SimpliSmiles, we believe that nothing should ever hamper somebody from exercising their right to smile confidently. Sometimes, no matter what the situation, the ability to smile can pull you through a rough moment. With our expert proficiency in this wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, we are able to fix problems that might cause insecurity and to restore your healthy smile - Or, we can make it more beautiful than ever!

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist

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Looking for an Emergency Dentist?

Have you chipped or cracked your tooth on a quickly-moving glass bottle? Or worse, has some sort of sporting accident knocked your tooth right out of your mouth? Have your teeth suddenly gone from feeling their usual healthy self to extremely achey or sensitive? Are you suddenly bleeding consistently from your gums, tongue, or cheek whereas you were not before? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your issue is considered a dental emergency and the experts at SimpliSmiles will see you as soon as possible. Dental emergencies can happen at almost any time - or, if a long-neglected issue suddenly takes a turn for the worse, you may be having a dental emergency. Whether your tooth is cracked, chipped, missing, or if it is simply causing you great pain and you don’t know why, there is no reason that you should not be seen as soon as possible by the experts at a quality practice such as SimpliSmiles! If you or your loved one are in need of emergency dental treatment, please call 516-336-4902 for your dental emergencies in the Hicksville/Oyster Bay area.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Accidents happen! If you have suffered a chip in your tooth, the experts at SimpliSmiles can help you to restore the tooth to its original look and feel. Using the highest quality BPA composites, we will perfectly match this strong and durable composite to the exact shade of your teeth and cement it in for a secure look and feel.

Cracked Tooth

It’s not too late to salvage your cracked tooth! It’s also never too early! We use the utmost in technique and high-quality materials to re-solidify and to revitalize your tooth back into its full strength and durability. If you have noticed a crack in your tooth, be sure to get down to office as quickly as possible, as “sitting on it” will only lead to more opportunities for the crack to expand or even worse, for a part of the cracked tooth to chip off with further wear and tear the more time you let pass before treating it. A cracked tooth is considered a dental emergency!

Loose or Completely Knocked out Tooth

If your tooth is feeling loose, we strongly advise that you make an emergency appointment as quickly as possible. Allowing more time to lapse will further increase the risk to the tooth’s integrity. It isn’t always possible, but there are times when we can salvage a tooth that has been knocked out of the gums completely and restore it. If you have the tooth that was knocked out, take it and gently clean it in room-temperature water. Afterwards, place it in a small container. It is very important to keep the tooth submerged in either water or milk to preserve it until the doctor can properly assess the situation.

Severe Toothache/Sensitivity

The pain you are feeling from extreme toothache and/or sensitivity may be due to a more serious issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. Without addressing the nature of your issue with the doctor, there is no way to know how this pain could actually be affecting your dental/physical health! The condition could be worsening daily, even hourly. Decay can move quickly. Severe pain is most definitely a dental emergency that should be addressed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Bleeding from Gums, Tongue, and/or Cheek

Suddenly bleeding from one’s gums, tongue, and/or cheek could be indicative of a serious dental or bacterial issue. If standard flossing, brushing, and rinsing is not making your bleeding go away, this may be indicative of a bacterial infection that is out of control and needs to be dealt with by the professionals.

How Can I Make An Emergency Appointment?

We usually take our emergency patients same-day, so if you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office at 516-336-4902 and we will do our best to accommodate the emergent nature of the situation. If you call the office outside of normal business hours, you will be given an after-hours phone number to call. Dental emergencies are serious, but the experienced team at SimpliSmiles takes these things seriously and will do our utmost to fix your emergency as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

We all know that good dental care begins early in childhood, with the baby teeth. How we take care of these precious baby teeth will pave the way for how we take care of our teeth as adults - and what better place to gain the knowledge of the importance of good habits as well as the gentle and comprehensive dental care a young person needs than with a team of caring and professional experts at SimpliSmiles! Ours is a family-oriented practice with experience with children of all ages. As well as our wide range of general dentistry skills (cleanings, exams, fillings, etc.), we also have expert knowledge with kid-specific dentistry:

These may include:

Invisalign

It’s not just for adults anymore! Teens may choose to opt for Invisalign over traditional braces. The teenage years are known to be a rough time for just about anybody, so opt to remove a source of real anxiety and the hindrance to confidence that traditional braces have been known to provide, and ask today about Invisalign Teen: a set of clear aligners that straighten your teen’s teeth, and are practically invisible! The process of Invisalign Teen is practically identical to process of Invisalign for adults: Molds of the current bite will be made via 3D imaging and sent off to the Invisalign lab. Meanwhile, the dedicated and caring team and SimpliSmiles will be able to thoroughly monitor the straightening process over the course of several months to about a year or so. The Invisalign system is a set of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks. It is recommended that patients wear these aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day, taking them off only to eat meals and to brush their teeth. It is important that your teen understands that the minor trade off with using Invisalign over traditional metal braces are that every time you eat or drink something that is not water, you will need to take the aligners out while eating and you will need to clean your teeth before putting the plastic aligners back into place. This will prevent staining of both the teeth and the aligners. So these aligners are optional, invisible - but also very much a self-guided endeavor that certainly requires a degree of personal responsibility on the part of your teen.

Sealants

Sealants are a serious and proven protective liquid that the doctor brushes onto the teeth during childhood. Typically, these sealants are brushed onto one’s adult teeth as soon as they come in. This is a significant reason why it is important to have your child in for dental cleanings/exams every six months. The earlier you get sealants brushed onto the newly-emerged teeth, the better it is for your overall long-term dental health. These dental sealants are a long-term proven method of protecting the teeth throughout one’s lifetime. Typically, around age 6, your first molars will appear. The second set of molars typically breaks through around age 12. It is ideal to seal these teeth off as soon as they come in, keeping them cavity-free from the start. Over the years, this paired with proper dental care will save a lot of physical, mental, and financial trouble later on.

Mouthguards

For our little athletes! Having a custom-fit mouthguard rather than generic store-bought one will encourage your little one to commit to wearing it on the field more often than not, as the custom fit will make the mouthguard feel much more snug and comfortable. The mouthguard protects not only the teeth, but much of the lower half of the face by providing a solid barrier to anything on the field or court that might fly into your child’s jaw while playing sports. It is important to keep our children’s teeth as safe and as undamaged as possible during these crucial developmental years. Safety first! Avoid any unnecessary hassle and enjoy the convenience and comfort of being able to bring your whole family to a single dental office. For more information on how we can help your family enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles, call the office at 516-336-4902.

Available Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DDS

DDS

Frequently Asked Questions

At What Age Should My Child Visit The Dentist For The First Time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your child to the dentist for their first visit no later than the first birthday, or earlier if teeth have started to come in. Since prevention is so important in dentistry, this allows our dentists to look for any signs of trouble early enough to take care of things before they get big, painful, or expensive.

 

Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?

A lot of store-bought teeth whitening products are made weak so they can be sold without a prescription. They do work, but it often takes so much time and repeated purchases before seeing results that professional teeth whitening usually makes more sense. Our Sapphire in-office whitening can deliver incredible results in one visit, while our take-home trays have the professional-strength whitening agent needed to truly work.

 

What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Some patients have multiple problems with their teeth. For example, you could be missing teeth, have others damaged from tooth decay, and have yet another cracked and ready to fracture. A full-mouth reconstruction is a complete plan to fix all of these issues and get you healthy teeth and gums to last.

 

Are Dental Implants Healthy To Get?

When you are missing a tooth, the worst thing you can do is leave that space empty. Not only can your teeth start to slide toward that space, but food particles can collect in that gap, increasing your chances of tooth decay in nearby teeth and gum disease. And without a tooth’s root there, the bone underneath will start to deteriorate. Dental implants hold a beautiful replacement tooth in that space with a titanium root, helping avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and bone deterioration. Dental implants are actually a healthy treatment.

 

What Is The Best Toothbrush To Use?

You do not need a toothbrush with a giant head or really hard bristles. In terms of size, you want something smaller so it can reach all areas of your mouth, including your back molars. The bristles should be soft, as they will still be strong enough to clean your teeth and gums without harming either. We recommend Oral B Genius Tooth Brush to all of our patients.

 

Can A Dentist Help With Bad Snoring?

Not every dentist can. But at SimpliSmiles, you can work with dentists trained to help treat sleep apnea. Bad snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. This disorder causes you to stop breathing as you sleep. In the short-run, you can experience irritability and fatigue. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause depression, accidents, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more.

 

Will I Need Metal Braces To Straighten My Teeth?

If you need straight teeth, you do not need to wear metal braces for 2-3 years. Instead, call us to make an appointment for Invisalign. These aligners sit over your teeth and gently move them to a better position. Because they’re made from clear plastic, they’re almost invisible when worn. Metal braces are better for some people, and they still work great at realigning your teeth and jaw. But if you do not want metal braces, you can get Invisalign instead.

 

Are Veneers Cosmetic Or Restorative Dentistry?

The answer is, “Yes!” Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re a cosmetic dentistry treatment because they hide damage and stains. Once placed, your smile looks beautiful. But they are also restorative dentistry because they seal up damage like chips and cracks. This prevents them from getting any worse. With dental veneers, you can make your smile healthier and better looking.