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Frequently Asked Questions

At LIC Dental Associates, Dr. Saran and the rest of our dental experts consider it a top priority to help patients feel well-informed about their respective oral healthcare journeys. That’s why we’re always available to answer your questions and address your concerns, whether in person or over the phone. For added convenience, we’ve taken the time to compile some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below:

Do you see children?

Absolutely! We have a pediatric dentist on-staff, Dr. Ng, who possesses a true talent for helping even the youngest patients feel right at home here in Long Island City. Our comprehensive menu of services has several options that are ideal for supporting growing smiles, including fluoride treatments, dental sealants, tooth-colored fillings, and more.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

While every patient’s needs are different, our doctors are very likely to recommend dental implants as the premier tooth replacement solution in today’s modern landscape. Implants stand alone because they actually rebuild every part of your natural tooth, including the sturdy root within the jawbone. This comprehensive approach preserves oral health, encourages unparalleled longevity, and creates a finished “tooth” that’s virtually seamless in look and feel from what came before. If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to welcome you in for a consultation soon.

Will I need to go to a separate dental office to have my dental implants placed?

Not at all – we’ve actually brought the specialist to you instead. Dr. Bizzell is our in-house periodontist and has trained extensively in surgical dental implant care. With the help of our team of experts’ collaborative approach, patients can regain a mouthful of strong, attractive teeth in one convenient location.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Yes, we do. In fact, because we have several dentists on-staff (including multiple specialists), we are often available to accommodate urgent injuries and oral pain on the same day as the patient’s initial call – no days or weeks of waiting required! Both new and reoccurring patients are welcomed, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you’re in need of urgent assistance.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Yes. Dr. Saran has several years of cosmetic expertise and always enjoys helping patients create smile makeover plans that match the unique goals they have in mind for their appearance and self-confidence. Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, aesthetic gum recontouring, and other options are available!

I’m afraid of the dentist. Can you help?

You’re not alone – it’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans actively avoid the dentist’s office because of negative emotions. That’s why the LIC Dental Associates team works so hard to create a pleasant, spa-like environment where genuine relaxation is the norm. Additionally, we offer a full menu of sedation dentistry services with the help of our highly experienced anesthesiologist Dr. Barnes, from mild nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) all the way to general anesthesia. Simply put, we are capable of providing whatever you need to receive important care safely and comfortably.

Do you have appointments available outside of normal business hours?

When it comes to appointment availability, our team is proud to offer flexibility that’s rare across the greater Long Island City community! LIC Dental Associates is open until 7:00pm on multiple weeknights and welcomes patients in on Saturdays as well. Take a look at our contact us page for more detailed hours.

How exactly does the LIC Dental Associates Perks Program work?

The LIC Dental Associates Perks Program is an excellent financial option for patients and families who currently do not have any dental insurance coverage. It works a lot like traditional insurance, only without the deductibles, yearly maximums, and miles of red tape. For a simple yearly fee, you’ll be able to take advantage of preventive care, emergency visits, and valuable discounts on other services, including cosmetic ones. To learn more, please visit our new patients page.