• Teeth Whitening

  • Lumineers

  • Laser Dentistry

  • Kid Friendly Dentistry

  • Full Mouth Dental Reconstructions

  • Dental Emergencies

  • Dentures

  • Dental Bridge

  • Dental Check-Ups

  • 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

  • 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

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening enables patients who have discoloration to restore their smiles and confidence levels. Even when patients practice regular brushing and flossing, discoloration can occur which is why tooth whitening counterbalances the adverse effects of food, drink, and lifestyle choices. Whitening not only restores the beauty of your smile, but it makes you feel good about showing others as well.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes discoloration?

Discoloration can occur for a variety of reasons including continued consumption of caffeine, sugars, acids, or nicotine. As the staining gets darker, it becomes more noticeable to others. There are primarily three types of discoloration that you should be aware.
  • Intrinsic: A darkening that occurs to the dentin (inner layer).
  • Extrinsic: Discoloration that occurs in the enamel (outer layer) of your teeth.
  • Aging: Over time, the enamel thins and yellowing occurs in the dentin as well.
  The most significant contributors to discoloration include:  
  • Long-term use of caffeinated drinks like tea, soda, and coffee.
  • Intake of wine over an extended period.
  • Consumption of tar and nicotine are significant contributors to discoloration.
  • Natural discoloration often occurs because of the natural aging process.
  • The build-up of plaque and debris will contribute to yellowing.
  • Long-term use of medication causes discoloration.
  • Trauma to a tooth such as an accident or internal bleeding.
 

Can I use a store-bought whitener?

Because of the popularity of whitening, there are plenty of over-the-counter products available. Even though some are cheaper than professional dental whitening products, there are distinct differences in the quality which means that they will not make much of a difference when it comes to extrinsic discoloration on your enamel. Therefore, the American Dental Association recommends that you consult with a dentist before using any product that contains bleaching agents. OTC products often include harsh chemicals that cause thinning which cause irreparable damage to your natural teeth.

What procedures are available at SimpliSmiles Dental?

Dr. Peter Yelizar and Dr. Tammy Yelizar provide a variety of whitening services that are highly effective and affordable. After an initial exam and cleaning, you have access to in-office and at-home treatment plans based on necessity.
 
  • In-office teeth whitening: Patients who opt for an in-office procedure have access to stronger ingredients as you are under medical care. Patients typically experience a whitening of up to eight shades depending on either a 30 or 45-minute process.
  • Professional at-home dental whitening treatment: Some patients opt for an at-home treatment plan because of accessibility. SimpliSmiles Dental experts use a scientifically-proven gel and a customized tray to ensure a higher probability of results.
  Patients who choose to whiten their teeth do so for both personal and professional enrichment. The best option is to consult with our dental experts to decide which option will be better based on factors like daily schedules, eating habits, and whitening needs.  You may opt for an initial in-office treatment and then use a gel and tray to maintain your beautiful new smile at home.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Lumineers

Lumineers

Lumineers

As your teeth age, they naturally weaken structurally and become discolored. Some patients even may experience a dental issue like chipping and breaking that will lead to further structural damage. For business professionals and moms and dads alike, a beautiful smile boosts self-confidence which is why our patients turn to Lumineers as the solution to their oral health and cosmetic needs.

Lumineers Q & A

What is Lumineers?

Lumineers are an innovative “no-prep” procedure that is highly beneficial to patients both orally and cosmetically.  Lumineers are only 0.2 mm thick which means that we will not have to remove any enamel unlike veneers. They are also translucent which is why they look and feel like your natural teeth. They are also durable and more resistant to wear and tear which makes Lumineers an ideal choice for patients who want a long-term solution because it blends usability and the aesthetics of a beautiful smile.

What are Lumineers made of?

Lumineers are constructed from a patented material called Cerinate porcelain. Even though Lumineers are thin, they are durable which infers that cerinate porcelain will last much longer than standard veneers. Unlike other dental restoration procedures, Lumineers require no pre-preparation, drilling, or temporary use of acrylic veneers, so there is no extended timeframe for the restoration of your beautiful smile.  

What takes place during a Lumineers dental restoration?

You will only need two appointments with us to receive your customized Lumineers. After receiving a consultation with one of our certified Lumineers specialists at SimpliSmiles Dental, we will schedule your first appointment where we will begin the process by performing an exam and cleaning. We will also take x-rays and impressions of your teeth using specialized technology that technicians at Lumineers will use to customize your veneers.   During your second appointment at SimpliSmiles Dental, you will receive your new Lumineers where you will want to analyze to verify their look and feel. Once we receive your approval, we will bond your new Lumineers to your teeth. We will also check that the accuracy of your bite correctly balances which will help to ensure the longevity of your beautiful smile.  

What are the benefits of choosing Lumineers over veneers?

Lumineers is a highly popular product because of the widespread benefits to patients. Not only do you rejuvenate your smile, but you do not cause any undue harm to your underlying teeth. Other benefits include:
  • No-preparation required
  • Will boost your confidence levels
  • Best choice to cover structural damage
  • No need for temporary acrylics
  • Lumineers are translucent so it provides a natural look and feel.
  • It will raise your confidence level.
  • Lumineers create an aesthetically-pleasing look.
  • Lumineers improve your quality of life.

Am I a candidate for Lumineers?

Candidates for Lumineers include dental patients who want to correct small to moderate dental imperfections or to enhance your smile cosmetically.  Much like the use of porcelain veneers, Lumineers is the ideal solution to a variety of dental issues including:
  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Structural problems affecting shape or alignment
  • Gaps and spacing issues

Send us a message via our website or call us. We will be more than happy for our Lumineers specialist to consult with you and answer any questions you may have.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Our dentists use lasers to assist in specific oral dental procedures which makes them easier to perform. Not only do dentists choose this method over other available instruments, but lasers ensure comfort and speed of healing time for patients.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Dentists use a variety of devices in their daily activities including the use of lasers to treat several dental procedures. Laser dentistry is a specialized procedure that creates a thin, precise beam of energy that connects with bone and tissue. This technique enhances many processes including:
  • Eliminates decay
  • Tissue removal
  • Remove bacteria
  • Reshape tissue
  • To make teeth whitening faster
  • To perform biopsies
  • To treat infected tissue during a root canal or gum disease
  • Remove excess tissue
  • Getting rid of tumors
  • To rejuvenate muscle attachments that limit a tooth’s function
  • Assist in procedures that require impressions
  • Helps in removing throat tissues that influence sleep apnea
  • Removal of tissue around wisdom teeth that have only partially erupted
 

What are the advantages of lasers during dental procedures?

Dentists cite numerous advantages to using lasers over other instruments which improve the patient’s overall access to oral health. Other benefits include:
  • Lasers enable dentists to perform invasive surgery without drilling.
  • Enables dentists to administer anesthesia.
  • Lasers assist in recovery times.
  • Reduces the risk of bacteria that the tooth or gums are exposed.
  • Restricts blood loss during surgery.
  • Patients may not need sutures with the use of laser technology.

What type of laser surgery is used by dentists?

There are two primary lasers used in dental practices: hard tissue and soft tissue which determine wavelength depending on the type of tissue in your mouth that needs removal.
  • Dentists use hard tissue lasers for your teeth. Hard tissue laser wavelengths are designed to cut through the calcium phosphate in bone and water. Hard lasers also enhance:
      • Cavity detection
      • Tooth sensitivity
      • Formation of dental fillings
  • Soft tissue lasers have a light wavelength which is more suitable for the absorption of water and hemoglobin. This type of wavelength penetrates soft tissue and encloses blood vessels after the procedure ends which is why you experience minimal bleeding.   Soft tissues also assist in the following:
      • Cosmetic surgery
      • Extending crowns
      • Reshaping gums to enhance your smile
      • Removing tissue to accommodate dentures
 

Are lasers safe?

  Dentists at SimpliSmiles Dental receive training on proper use and technique so that each patient receives the safest care possible. As our dentists perform any laser procedure, we will ask every patient to wear safety glasses to ensure further that we protect your eyes from the rays.

What should I expect after laser surgery?

Laser dentistry is a minimally-invasive surgery, and the post-operative experience is much different from dental procedures that use scalpels. Laser surgery reduces the amount of bleeding, and you will not have an open wound. With proper after-care instructions, it will minimalize the risk of infection since you will not have sutures. You will also not experience any discomfort making this type of procedure patient-friendly. Laser dentistry is a convenient and safe solution for many of the dental procedures you have today.  Ask us about laser availability the next time you are in for a dental visit.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Kid Friendly Dentistry

Kid Friendly Dentistry

Kid Friendly Dentistry At SimpliSmiles Dental Pediatric dentistry has become more popular since its start in 1948 because of the complexities of oral health in children. Pediatric dentists today not only learn the treatment plans, but they also understand how to overcome undue anxiety and stress.  Our dentists at our Hicksville location strive to make every patient comfortable which is why we train in dental health for children and young adults. Kid-friendly Dentists Q & A Why is it important to care for baby teeth? In the past, dentists and parents alike were not so concerned about maintenance because children had to lose them eventually. Parents would wait for the permanent teeth to come in before visiting a dentist. Over the last few decades, dentists became more knowledgeable about the importance of children’s teeth, so practice and procedure changed to be more focused and friendlier to the needs of children where the natural course of deciduous teeth are concerned. Allowing our dentists to care for your child’s baby teeth will prevent problems from occurring with your adult teeth. Other benefits include:
  • Pediatric care prevents decay from spreading to other teeth.
  • Regular check-ups prevent infection and gum disease.
  • Prevents misalignment after the loss of a baby tooth.
  • Dental care prevents shifting after a loss occurs which will affect adult teeth.
  • Early detection of dental issues often deters extensive orthodontic treatments.
What is kid-friendly dentistry? Pediatric dentistry specializes in oral health care for infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers.  A dentist who works with children engage in many of the same activities as adults, but they provide more thorough attention to the procedures that benefit children. Dentists want younger patients to feel at ease, so dental offices utilize kid-friendly colors, toys, and décor that makes them feel excited about their visits. SimpliSmiles Dental is a kid and family-friendly dental clinic. We want our clients to have an accessible location that fits all your family’s oral health needs. How often should my child have a check-up? Any time that yellow plaque is present, it is an indication that bacteria is in the mouth. The build-up of plaque and debris will eventually lead to severe damage that early detection will deter. To prevent it from forming, you should bring your child in every six months to receive a check-up and cleaning which will include a fluoride treatment which protects the teeth from enamel loss, cavity damage, and gum disease. What are the benefits of visiting a kid-friendly dental office? Children often require different dental treatments than adults because they are continuously growing which means the teeth and jawline are still developing. So, there are benefits to visiting a kid-friendly dental office.
  • Kids receive targeted care that incorporates a variety of oral health techniques centered on the care of baby teeth.
  • Our dentists are trained to meet the needs of children of all ages from birth to adulthood.
  • Dentists receive training to communicate with children which ensures proper diagnosis.
Brushing two times a day, flossing once daily, and rinsing after eating sugary or acidic things will promote oral health. Visiting us at SimpliSmiles Dental will also ensure that your child’s teeth receive the best treatment available.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Full Mouth Dental Reconstructions

Full Mouth Dental Reconstructions

Full Mouth Dental Reconstructions Any dental treatment that involves the rebuilding or reconstructing of the entire mouth is commonly referred to as a full mouth dental reconstruction. Our dentists may utilize a variety of methods including inlays, overlays, crowns, implants, veneers, bridges, and dentures. Not only will you receive a dental makeover but will receive full restoration of function and oral health. Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction Q & A What are the benefits of a complete dental reconstruction? There are many benefits to a full dental reconstruction when performed at our Hicksville office. Overall, it restores your oral health, renews the beauty of your smile, and renews full function such as eating, chewing, or speaking. Other benefits include:
  • Dr. Peter Yelizar and Dr. Tammy Yelizar will consult with you to determine the best treatment for your dental needs.
  • We will customize a treatment plan that our dentists oversee from start to finish.
  • Our staff will provide information on your dental diagnosis as well as treatment plans that are available to you which will help you decide on issues like materials or therapy.
  • We will help you to boost your confidence and overall oral health.
  What occurs during a full dental reconstruction? Many patients opt for full mouth reconstructions to restore the function and look after experiencing chipping, fracturing, or wearing down of your natural teeth out. You may also have uncontrollable habits like grinding that require dental reconstruction. You may also be one of many patients who have medical conditions like mouth cancer, Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, or Amelogenesis which will require more comprehensive rehabilitation. Am I a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction? There are five types of people who want full mouth reconstruction treatments.
    • People who grind or clench their teeth which have worn down the structural integrity of your bite.
    • Patients who have experienced chipped or cracked front teeth.
    • To fix bites including underbites, crossbites, overbites, and open bites.
    • To help patients who experience pain because of medical illnesses that affect the jaw and joint.
    • Patients who want a cosmetic enhancement.
  When we perform a full mouth restoration, we measure and construct your materials based on specifications like length and size which ensure for a more accurate fitting.   How does SimpliSmiles Dental perform a Full Mouth Reconstruction? The most critical element of a full mouth reconstruction is to identify each patient’s bite position which requires the use of technology that predicts the appropriate alignment so that the teeth, joints, and jawline adjust accordingly. Once we locate the optimum positioning for your bite, you may need to wear an artificial device for several months to confirm that the location is in the correct positioning. We will also want to ensure your comfort. After this critical element, we will begin to reconstruct your new smile in just two dental visits. If you are looking for a solution to a painful jawline or worn or cracked teeth, a full mouth restoration may be the solution. Please contact our office so that we can give you more information on this procedure.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies   People have dental emergencies during the most unlikely of activities from biting into a hard piece of candy to getting hurt while engaging in a favorite sport. Whether you sustain a severe injury or chip your tooth, it is critical that you know how to contact your dentist during times of emergencies. Reaching us soon after an injury will improve the chance of saving your tooth as opposed to waiting and losing it. It may also reduce your costs since it will avoid the need for more extensive restoration methods.   What can I do if I suffer an injury?   When an emergency occurs, it leaves you with all sorts of fears because of the what-ifs. Unlike other medical emergencies, dental issues are rarely life-threatening. If you experience dental distress, you should not panic as there are many techniques that repair and restore your teeth.   When you call our office, follow the medical advice that our staff gives you as it will sustain you until your appointment time. Here are a few other things you can do as well to enhance recovery.
  • If you crack your tooth, rinse your mouth out and use a cold compress.
  • If you have lost an adult tooth, keep the roots moist. You can lightly push it back into place or put it in a cup of milk or an OTC product to preserve it, but works up to only one hour. Remember that time is critical for this type of injury, so contact our office quickly to receive emergency care.
  • If it is a baby tooth, do not worry as there will be no permanent issues because of its loss. For blood loss, apply a small amount of pressure and contact us for a check-up to ensure no damage has been caused to the underlying adult tooth.
  • If you have a toothache, take an OTC medication for relief of pain or inflammation. Dentists recommend acetaminophen or numbing products that can be found OTC for quicker relief till you can be seen.
  • Keep your mouth clean as possible so that you avoid the spread of bacteria.
  • If you have food stuck between your teeth, try to remove it gently.
  • If you experience pain, rinse your mouth with warm water or salt water to get rid of debris.
  • If you happen to bite your tongue, you need to clean your mouth out with warm water and apply a cold compact to reduce swelling.
  Contact our office immediately after an injury occurs so that we can administer treatment as quickly as possible.   How do I prevent a dental emergency?   Taking preventive measures is the best way to avoid accidents and injuries. Here are a few basic tips you can follow.  
    • Do not bite hard candies, popcorn, or ice.
    • Wear protective gear when engaging in sports.
    • Do not open packages or beer bottles with your teeth.
    • Take care when biting down not to cause injury to your tongue or cheek areas.
  Our dentist office in Hicksville always has time for dental emergencies. Call us at to set an appointment. While speaking to our receptionist, please let us know which injury you sustained so that we can prepare for your arrival. You will also receive self-help instructions which you should continue to follow until we see you.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dentures

Dentures

over-dentures hicksville plainview Dentures For someone who has lost one or more teeth, dentures provide a long-term resolution for the losses. Our dental staff at SimpliSmiles Dental offer dentures as a means of overcoming damage from injury, disease, or illness. Not only will dentures renew your smile, but it will also restore function after your tooth loss. Denture Q & A What are dentures? Dentures come in three types of prosthetic devices: partial, removable, and overdenture implants. Each of them restores normal tooth function like speaking or eating. It also fills in the spacing of your natural teeth so it aesthetically gives you a reason to grin again.   What happens during an appointment? Our dentists carefully assess each patient during the first appointment to determine a plan for treatment. First, we will analyze your candidacy for a partial, a removable full set of dentures, or implants. We will also determine if an extraction needs to take place. If so, you will need some recovery time before the molding occurs since inflammation will prevent an accurate measurement from taking place. If you do not need any, we will create an impression during the first one which hastens the time in which you receive your dentures. When you return for your second appointment, we will either need to make a molding based solely on the mouth’s measurements. If we were able to do this during the first visit, we would teach you how to attach your denture to the gums using an adhesive. If your molding occurred during this visit, you would need to visit us a third time so that we have time to send your impression to the lab. The last thing we will do is consult with you regarding denture placement, long-term maintenance, and after-care. What is a partial? Partial dentures, also referred to as a removable bridge, help fill in spaces after a tooth loss. This type of prosthetic is most useful when you have natural teeth still present. Unlike full sets of dentures that fill in your entire mouth, partials fill the space between teeth which prevents shifting. Partials are removable as they snap into a plastic base. Metal foundations also secure the partial denture into place so it creates a more secure attachment. What is an overdenture? An overdenture is an alternative to removable dentures as it fits over your natural teeth or dental implants which provide removable or permanent replacements. Removable overdentures secure directly to your gums and jawline which creates an organic look. You can also remove them for maintenance and upkeep. Some patients need bars and removable overdentures while others need anchors that affix overdentures that replace multiple teeth. If you are missing any of your natural teeth or suffer from decay, you know how difficult it is to perform essential activities like eating, working, or engaging in social functions. It can significantly affect your mood because you lack confidence in your smile. Dentures, therefore, are an excellent choice that enables you to restore your smile while boosting your self-esteem.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

What is a dental Bridge?

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. 

Bridge Q & A Dentists and patients often refer to bridges as removable dentures which are essential for reasons including:
  • Supports the structure of natural teeth and implants.
  • Replaces one or more teeth.
  • Fits in between teeth or implants to prohibit movement.
If you would like more information on crowns or bridge techniques performed at SimpliSmiles Dental, contact us here or call our office to set up an appointment so that we can assess your dental needs and customize a treatment plan.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dental Check-Ups

Dental Check-Ups

Seeing your dentist is a vital component of your oral health and hygiene which is why our dentists provide routine check-up to prevent cavities and gum disease. At each appointment, we will take the time to fully explain the benefits of cleaning, treatment, and preventive care so that you have the knowledge you need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile fully.   Dental Check-Up Q & A How often do I need a check-up? The American Dental Association endorses dental guidance as the best indicator as to how many times you need an examination or cleaning. For the most part, patients with good oral health require a dental exam and cleaning as little as twice a year depending on necessity. Patients who have more complex dental issues may need to see our dentists more frequently. Our primary goal is to evaluate patients individually to help formulate a strategy to fit each need. What are the benefits of a dental cleaning? Even with regular brushing and flossing, it is easy to miss tartar and plaque build-up which creates an environment for bacteria to flourish. Dental cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth loss, but more importantly, it removes stains and enhances your smile. Benefits include:
  • Prevents gingivitis which causes inflammation and bleeding gums.
  • Cleanings lower the risk of high dental bills because they prevent cavities and gum disease which leads to decay and requires more extensive dental treatments.
  • Cleaning removes stains from soda, tea, wine, or inhalants which helps maintain fresh breath and healthy, white teeth.
What will I experience during an exam and cleaning? SimpliSmiles Dental wants you to feel comfortable during your appointment, so we utilize a variety of tools to deliver accurate, high-quality care.
  • During your check-up, you will have an exam and cleaning which includes a fluoride treatment. Not only will it prevent cavities, but it is resistant to build-up and sugar-decay which will improve your oral health. The access to fluoride is vital to younger patients, but it also helps during the aging process as it slows down decay.
  • You will also receive instruction on appropriate oral hygiene techniques like brushing and flossing which help to avoid serious dental problems.
  • Cancer screenings are essential parts of your check-up. Our dentists look for both precancerous lesions as well as cancerous growth as research shows the earlier the detection the higher the chance of your recovery.
  • Once you receive a cleaning, your dentist will apply a thin application of sealant which will help to prevent tooth decay. Not only will the coating protect a tooth’s enamel, but it will also block the buildup of plaque.
What tools do you use during a check-up? Typical dental tools include mirrors, burs, and probes which most patients have experience because of their routine use in dental care. You may also need an x-ray which will consist of digital imaging and an intra-oral camera.
  • Dental tools enhance imaging and provide excellent sources for accuracy and detection.
  • We use a replaceable saliva ejector which slowly removes spit while also avoiding the spread of disease.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Severe Toothache or Bleeding

Severe Toothache or Bleeding

severe toothache or bleeding from the gums or tongue

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Cracked or Knocked Out Tooth

Cracked or Knocked Out Tooth

cracked or broken tooth hicksville plainview

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. 

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Chipped or Broken Tooth

chipped or broken tooth emergency

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Gum Correction

Gum Correction

gum corrections hicksville plainview

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!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Invisalign

Invisalign

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Invisalign Invisalign is recognized as one of the most respected tooth-alignment and straightening procedures available today.  Many dental patients use braces that are constructed of severe metals that often leave those who must wear them long-term frustrated with their appearance and maintenance obligations.  Our dental staff at SimpliSmiles Dental wants to restore your smile, so we provide you with access to Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces. Invisalign Q & A What should I know about the Invisalign procedure? Dentists utilize the Invisalign system to shift and realign your teeth gently. First, we will need an impression to create a personalized aligner tray made from SmartTrack technology which securely snaps into place.   While every Invisalign patient may require a different treatment plan, Invisalign endorses the use of trays which you will switch out every 10-14 days. We understand that some patients believe that braces hinder your lifestyle choices which is why Invisalign is the ideal choice because the treatment is 50 times faster than regular brace realignment. How long will I need to use aligners? Treatment plans vary between six and eighteen months based on the results of a careful analysis. On average, patients use Invisalign for about twelve months. However, each plan takes into consideration each patient’s alignment requirements. Who qualifies for Invisalign? Patients who exhibit good oral health practices and have alignment problems typically qualify for this type of system. Invisalign is most suitable for patients who have the following:
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crowding and Spacing
  • Gaps
  • Structural misalignment
  • Open Bite
  • Overbites
  • Under Bites
  • Crossbites
Am I a candidate for Invisalign? While more than five million patients have used successfully used Invisalign, some people who have extensive alignment issues may not be a candidate which is the most critical difference between transparent and metal brace systems. Will I have to wear Invisalign aligners permanently? You are not required to wear the aligners all day and night. For the most significant results, our dentist regularly recommends that patients wear aligner trays at least 22 hours daily. You do not  wear them when eating, drinking, or maintaining your teeth, but you will need to wear them when sleeping. What are the primary benefits of Invisalign? There are critical differences between Invisalign and treatment plans that require metal fittings.  
  • The Invisalign system is aesthetically-pleasing while metal braces often make people feel self-conscious about their appearance.
  • Invisalign does not use brackets as our aligners snap into place.  
  • Clear, plastic trays provide more comfort than metal brackets.
  • Invisalign patients experience an accelerated realignment of more than 50% when they use the one-week aligner tray system instead of the traditional two-week system.
  • The aligners comfortably snap on and off.
  • Invisalign customizes each aligner based on the parameters of your gum line so that it increases usability and comfortability.
  • There are no worries about a broken band or bracket occurring.
  • Parents can track their teen's compliance as Invisalign incorporates a blue aligner to follow how long the aligners are worn.
  • Invisalign provides a six-month guarantee as well as a refitting with another system if you are not satisfied with the results.
  You can schedule an appointment via our website. We will be happy to consult with you regarding the Invisalign system as well as any other questions or concerns you may have.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Veneers and Bondings

Veneers and Bondings

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Veneers Dentists use veneers as alternatives to crowns as it provides the most likely benefit to many dental situations. They also enhance your smile aesthetically and structurally which dentists use to reshape or repair teeth from chips, fractures, or discolorations. Dentists support the use of veneers so that patients feel secure about their whiter smiles and confidence levels. Veneer Q & A What is a veneer? A veneer is a thin, durable layer of material made from porcelain, composite, or ceramics which are custom-made professionally based on size and color specifications. Our dentists then bond the veneers to your teeth to create a structurally-sound smile. They not only fix your smile, but surfaces are stain-resistant to many of the substances that contribute to stainings like coffee, tea, and wine. Why should I choose veneers? There are several reasons to choose veneers.
  • To enhance your smile cosmetically
  • To repair crooked or misshapen teeth
  • To correct discoloration or staining
  • To reshape teeth because of sizing
  • To fill in spacing
  • To fix aging or chipping
How does SimpliSmiles Dental attach veneers? Our dentists typically require two appointments to attach veneers. During your first appointment, you will have an oral examination. You may or may not need to have your teeth prepared before we make an impression so that a lab can create a molding. The preparation of your teeth varies case by case and will be discussed in detail at the consultation appointment. When you return for your second appointment, we will clean your teeth and then use cement to attach the veneers into place. Afterward, we will finish by cleaning and polishing the veneers so that it has a natural look to match your other teeth. What are the benefits of veneers? Veneers are made of a durable substance that is long-lasting which is why they are the ideal choice for people who have misaligned or broken teeth. Dentists prefer porcelain over other materials as it is one of the most durable materials available. Patients who choose porcelain are also less likely to experience discoloration.
  • Porcelain veneers most closely imitate natural teeth.
  • Porcelain will not stain.
  • Veneers assist in not having to reshape a tooth before attachment.
  • Veneers interact well with your gum line.
How do I care for veneers? Veneers do not require you to adhere to any unique cleaning practices other than regular methods like brushing and flossing. You should take note of discoloration of your natural teeth if you consume foods and beverages on a regular basis since veneers are color-matched. Am I a candidate for this type of dental restoration? Most people are candidates for veneers. Dentists do not recommend this type of treatment for some patients who have extensive damage from gum disease or grinding as it heightens the risk of breaking and chipping. It is vital that you undergo an examination to assess and validate your candidacy. Even if you are not a candidate for veneers, a dental assessment will identify other procedures you qualify for based on the state of your oral health.

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

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Dental Crowns

Dentists most commonly use prosthetically-made crowns and bridges to cover both natural teeth and implants. Crowns are widely used to cover teeth or implants after damage occurs. As we cement them into place, they also protect your teeth from future damage.   Crown Q & A

What Are Dental Crowns?

Our clinic uses crowns that are porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials. The most common material used is porcelain because of its longevity and resistance to discoloration. Because they are made to fit your natural teeth, they restore your smile both structurally and aesthetically.   Am I a candidate for a crown? After your exam, our dental staff will analyze your oral health to determine your candidacy for crowns. It is a safe procedure, so many people who are not candidates for fillings opt for crowns.
  • Patients often receive crowns after root canals to prevent bacterial infections, protect the structural integrity, and enhance the strength of your bite.
  • Patients who suffer from damage like chips or cracks benefit significantly from a crown procedure.
  • Crowns are ideal cosmetically as they restore your white smile.
  What is the procedure for a dental crown? The first thing we will do is clean and shape your tooth. We will then prepare the tooth and impression it for a complete one of a kind custom fit. As we will custom make your crowns, you will receive a temporary acrylic crown to protect the tooth. When ready, we will bond your crown with cement that will endure for many years.   How long should I expect my crown to last? The longevity of a crown differs because of oral health and hygiene routines. Generally, they last for decades with regular maintenance and dental check-ups. During routine exams, our dentists will consult with you about any developing issues as well as proper after-care techniques.

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

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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. 

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Root Canal

Root Canal

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Root Canals

Dentists utilize root canal procedures to repair a tooth or protect it from infection or decay. Without the benefit of a root canal, the tissue will ultimately suffer irreparable damage that will lead to infection or abscesses. The earlier the detection, the better your chance of saving your tooth.

Root Canal Q & A

What is the root canal procedure?

 Your dentist performs a root canal in the center of your tooth after inflammation, infection, and an abscess occurs. The procedure is safe and simple and will safeguard your tooth from further disease and pain. The infected root canal area includes the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels which is why therapy to repair the tooth becomes necessary.

What will I experience during a root canal treatment?

When you have a root canal, our endodontist will clear away the pulp and clean the tooth. After disinfecting the root, we will then reshape the canal and reseal it. During your appointment, a patient will experience four common practices during a treatment.
  • You will need an x-ray so that a current image is on-hand to verify the root’s condition as well as look for any sign of infection.
  • You have access to anesthesia if you want to be more comfortable. If the root is no longer attached to the nerves, you may not want it. For some patients who experience inflammation, it will alleviate the pain associated with it as well.
  • You will need a pulpectomy to remove any infected material from the tooth. During this procedure, we will need to drill into the interior of the tooth to clear away the underlying pulp, any debris, and damaged nerves. We will lastly utilize various-sized tools to clean the root canal and pulp chamber.
  • After rinsing the debris from the mouth with sodium hypochlorite or water, we will use a filling to restore the structural integrity of the tooth.

Is this procedure necessary?

Unlike other dental restoration procedures, root canal therapy is necessary because of the location of the infected material. Since there is also a chance of advanced decay, a root canal helps to remove the infection or abscess from the pulp, gums, or bone. Once the root canal occurs, a filling seals the tooth’s surface which completely restores its function.

Are root canals safe?

If you have never undergone a root canal, you may be hesitant to have one because of safety concerns. Not only are they safe, but dentists perform 15 million root canals annually because of favorable outcomes to oral health. This technique is one of the most efficient ways to treat decay and prevent the spread of infection to the rest of the body and preserve the tooth for use.

Will I experience any pain?

There is no pain associated with a root canal. You may experience pain before the procedure because of the advancement of abscess or infection. We do recommend anesthesia for patients who have a low pain tolerance or if you want to feel more comfortable during the process. The most critical benefit of a root canal is that after we complete it, you will be pain-free because of the alleviation of the infected material. As with other restoration therapies, root canals are long-lasting with the proper after-care.  We do recommend that you have routine check-ups so that we can assess the tooth’s functionality.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

Dental Implant

Dental Implant

dental implant hicksville Dental Implants If you have lost teeth and want a longer-lasting solution than crowns or bridges, you can choose dental implants instead. Unlike removable prosthetics that cement to the teeth, our dentists fasten the implants directly to the jawbone which restores the mouth’s function and features.  Not only will your teeth look natural, but your speech and eating patterns will resume because of the firm connection between the bone and the dental implant. Implants Q & A What is a dental implant? Patients want a prosthetic that has a natural appearance because of how they secure to the gums. A loss of a tooth or a dental extraction can occur for both medical and cosmetic reasons which leave patients feeling insecure about their smile. Dental implants, therefore, serve as the most advantageous alternative to dentures. During the procedure, your dentist will implant the devices onto which prosthetic teeth will fasten which restores many of the functions of natural teeth. Who is the ideal candidate for an implant procedure? Once a dentist performs an exam and verifies that a usable jaw bone and gum tissue are present, a patient becomes a candidate for a dental implant. We want to assist you in any way possible, so our dentists at SimpliSmiles Dental happily consult with our patients to ensure compatibility. What materials are used to make dental implants? Most labs construct implants of titanium because the body readily accepts it as a compatible alternative for your natural teeth. It is also a material that is durable and sustainable, but more importantly, the use of titanium creates a stable environment for osseointegration to occur. The replacement teeth will also be titanium. We will then cap them with porcelain crowns to create a beautiful, natural, and fully-functioning set of teeth. What will a patient experience during a dental implant procedure? Our dental staff first must prepare you for the dental implants which may require the removal of plaque or teeth extraction depending on the extent of your procedure. We will then insert anchors into your jawline. Your jawline and gums will need a brief rest and recovery to reduce any swelling. You will not need to worry about pain, however, as anesthesia is available during the procedure. Once you are ready for the second part of the implant process, you will return to our office where you will receive your prosthetic teeth. Upon completion, you will have a beautiful smile that looks and feels just like your natural teeth. Moreover, you can enjoy your life again. Is this procedure safe? Combining today’s technology and our highly-skilled specialists at SimpliSmiles Dental, dental implant surgery is one of the safest procedures performed today. Your body also naturally accepts the implants, so there is little risk to your oral health. During a consultation, it is essential to ask questions if you need additional information about the procedure or the materials we use. We strive to provide excellent service, so please contact us so that we can assist in addressing your questions or concerns.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.  

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Peter Yelizar DDS

DDS, FICOI

Dr. Tammy Yelizar DMD

DMD

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.