Lefferts 26 Dentistry
Welcome to the dental office of Lefferts 26 Dentistry. At our South Richmond Hill practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest dental care to the members of the South Richmond Hill community and its surrounding environs. Exemplary patient care, outstanding aesthetic results, compassion and integrity are the cornerstones of our dental practice. Incorporating the latest technology, our state-of-the-art practice specializes in preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your dental health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. In the 21st century, dentistry has evolved into a science that maintains function, form, health and a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. At our state of the art dental practice, we take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated oral health care decisions.
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about achieving the smile of your dreams.
We hope that you will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all of your dental concerns. If you would like more information about any of the procedures that we offer or to request an appointment, please call us at (718) 843-5500.
- Initial Oral Examination
- The Preventive Program
- Dental Fillings
- Crowns & Caps
- Teeth Whitening
- Night Guards
- Root Canals
- Sleep Apnea
- Periodontal Treatment
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today's state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
Chronic jaw clenching and grinding one’s teeth is called bruxism. While it can happen any time of day, it often occurs at night causing an individual to wake up with any number of symptoms including jaw pain, headaches, and sore teeth that may feel loose. Although, stress and anxiety are the most common causes of bruxism there may be other contributing factors such as a sleep disorder, an abnormal bite, as well as teeth that are missing or poorly aligned.