Customized Dental Care To Meet Your Needs
The health of your mouth is the result of good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. We want you to be informed on how to detect any problems with your teeth — so we can maintain your smile as a team. We provide general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry and restorative dental care.
The first dental visit
The health of your child’s teeth is essential to us. We are specialized in pediatric dentistry and will be there for you from the very first dental visit on.
Most of the time, cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and inadequate brushing. Dr. Cucchiara will review tips for cavity prevention and proper healthy nutrition with you and your child.
Tooth enamel becomes stained and darkened over time. One of the fastest methods to improve the appearance of your teeth is professional teeth whitening.
Composite bonding is used to repair chipped teeth and to enhance the esthetics of your smile by eliminating gaps and reshaping your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are the highest standard of cosmetic dentistry. They are thin ceramic shells designed to close spaces and conceal cracks, old discolored fillings, or very stained teeth.
For our patients who need corrective teeth straightening, we offer an alternative to metal braces.
When a cavity is detected, Dr. Cucchiara will restore it with a tooth-colored filling that will match the shade of your natural tooth! These fillings are less invasive and since they are metal-free they will never turn your tooth dark like traditional dental amalgam.
Partial & Full Dentures
Dentures can improve your appearance and your confidence. They can replace teeth that have been lost due to decay, periodontal disease, or accidents. f you are having problems with your existing dentures, please feel free to bring them to your appointment for Dr. Cucchiara’s assessment.
Dental implants can effectively replace missing teeth. If there is a sufficient bone foundation, implants can also provide support for loose-fitting dentures.
Bridges, Crowns & Overlays
A bridge is a porcelain-fused-to-metal prosthesis that is cemented to the teeth next to a space in the dentition in order to replace the missing tooth. This procedure is usually done when implants cannot be done.
Root Canal Treatment
When tooth decay has progressed to a certain point or when a tooth becomes non-vital, root canal therapy is recommended in order to save the tooth. This procedure involves cleaning and reshaping the innermost part of the tooth, then filling and sealing the root canals. The top part of the tooth is restored with a dental crown for long-term strength and prevention against tooth decay.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Periodontal Disease affects nearly 75% of all adults and has become a hot topic of research linking it to various diseases, such as diabetes. The disease weakens the bone and gum support around the teeth, resulting in loose, infected teeth that will eventually require extraction. Dr. Cucchiara is dedicated to diagnosing and treating periodontal disease at its earliest stages. Each patient will receive a thorough periodontal exam. She will refer you to her trusted periodontal specialists for more advanced treatments like bone and soft tissue grafting and periodontal surgery.
Oral Cancer Screening
Close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Dr. Cucchiara is committed to your health and conducts a thorough exam of your lips and mouth at each check-up visit.
A GREAT SMILE STARTS HERE!
call us today (718) 848-6177
Appointments can be booked through our contact form
Gina M. Cucchiara, DDS
160-04 92 Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Mon, Wed & Thur: 9am – 6pm
Tue, Fri & Weekends: Closed