Restorative Dentistry in Patchogue

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Restorative dentistry (also known as prosthodontic dentistry) often involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases and helps manage oral health problems. Restorative dentistry is needed to deal with diseases caused by cavities or other conditions as well as possible chipped or cracked teeth caused by trauma. Restorative dentistry involves the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

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    Our Restorative Dentistry Team

    Dr. Clifford Brown, DDS, and Dr. Harold Gaynes, DMD, are both members of the ADA. The entire team at Babylon Dental Care offers a wealth of experience.

    Dr. Stephen Peck, GWP/GSB, is a Doctor of Dental Surgery who trained at Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Harold Gaynes, GSB, taught at Temple University Dental School and had dental residency and was chief resident at Stony Brook Hospital.

    Dr. Mark Knakal, GSB/GWP, is in charge of the proper maintenance of periodontal health for the patients. Dr. John Baker, GSB, specializes in orthodontics about dentistry.

    Dr. David Durgan, GSB, has been practicing dentistry for more than a quarter-century. Dr. Mark Polanski, GSB, is an associate dentist who has been in private practice for the last 25 years in New York and New Jersey.

    Dr. Silvia Baker, GSB, received a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Matthew Kahn, GWP, trained at Brown University and Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine as well as Stony Brook Hospital.

    Restorative Dentistry Services We Offer

    Restorative dentistry focuses on trying to preserve natural teeth as much as possible but often involves replacing missing teeth. It is necessary to fill gaps in the mouth to prevent cavities caused by the buildup of plaque and other bacteria.

    Some of the most common kinds of restorative dentistry procedures that Babylon Dental Care provides include:

    • The Altadonics Assurance Denture — An Altadonics™ Assurance Denture is an exact copy of a patient’s current denture, and it allows people to maintain the length of teeth with the comfort of the original denture. The Altadonics™ Assurance Denture serves as a valuable “back-up” for your existing denture, and the information used to create the denture can be saved for future use if additional dentures are needed.
    • Dental Bridges — Dental bridges are used to bridge gaps caused by missing teeth. The four main types of dental bridges are the traditional cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported dental bridges, and they may need to be replaced every few years. Babylon Dental Care can help you determine the best bridge for your gap issue. Dental bridges also help keep other teeth from moving out of place.
    • Dental Crowns — Dental crowns are covers or caps for teeth that help restore teeth to their normal shape, size, and function. Crowns may be needed when a person has a cavity that is too large for a filling, a cracked tooth, a person has had a root canal, or a person has discolored or misshapen teeth. Permanent crowns may be stainless steel, all metal (gold, platinum, or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Babylon Dental Care offers porcelain crowns for patients created by Dr. Clifford Brown, Dr. Stephen Peck, and Dr. Harold Gaynes. Our advanced technology allows us to create crowns that ready for use quickly.
    • Endodontics — Endodontics is a dental specialty relating to the study and treatment of the dental pulp. They are dental specialists in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatment. Endodontics may be needed when a person is dealing with tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Endodontics can also involve traumatic dental injuries and dental implants.
    • Full and Partial Dentures — All dentures are replacements for missing teeth, and partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain while full dentures apply when all teeth are missing. Most dentures can be ready to use within a few weeks of tooth removal. Babylon Dental Care can help provide you with a great smile through a comfortable set of dentures.
    • Implant Dentistry — Dental implants can provide permanent solutions to what might otherwise be recurring problems requiring more constant treatment. Implants can often be ideal solutions, but patients have to have the proper bone quality and content to be able to stabilize an implant. In many ways, dental implants are as close as you can get to natural teeth. Implants often help restore the confidence of many people dealing with missing teeth, and Babylon Dental Care has a number of specialists who have performed multiple implants.

    Restorative dentistry may be direct or indirect. Direct restoration involves filling prepared cavities and indirect restoration involves customizing tooth replacements. Babylon Dental Care can work with your dental insurance provider to try to get all of your restorative needs covered, but insurance is not required.

    When you visit our office, we can diagnose your oral health condition and help explain what all of your options are for the issues that you are dealing with. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and help put you in a place of comfort.

    Restorative dentistry is important to help fill empty spaces and keep a person’s teeth properly aligned. It is also beneficial to replace missing teeth so a person can maintain good oral care habits and prevent a number of plaque issues while also being able to regain a greater sense of self-esteem because of their improved smile.

    Contact Us

    Babylon Dental Care has a Patchogue location in Gateway Plaza on the North Service Road just off the Long Island Expressway. We have been treating our patients like family for nearly 40 years, so do not hesitate to call one of our compassionate and skilled Patchogue dentists today at (631) 983-2937 or contact us online today to request an appointment.



    “Amazing experience getting my teeth cleaned at Babylon Dental Care. Melody is fantastic and provided a top-notch painless service. Highly recommend.”

    Ron S


    “Absolutely incredible team. From the very moment you walk in you're greeted with kindness and people who want to help you. When I was asked how everything was I literally told them I was speechless. Having had terrible experiences as a kid with dentistry I wasn't sure if the nice things I've heard and read would live up to my expectation. I'm so glad they met them, and even went above and beyond what I had imagined. They offered me several options (a comfort menu) for things I could ask for to help make the time go by easier and with less anxiety.. all for free! If you have been holding off due to how long it's been and how anxious you might be then take this as your sign to look into coming here. I really truly am so glad I overcame my fear and made my appointment, they are just *that* good”

    Brian K


    “Really love this office, they are so kind and non judge mental, I have dealt with so many judge mental dental offices and I have felt totally at ease here. Truly grateful to find them. Dr David is so gentle and for the first time ever I don’t have an anxiety attack coming in to the dentist. The ladies in the front are a pleasure as well, Beth is a breathe of fresh air.”

    Angela P


    “I had my teeth cleaned by Melody and she did an incredible job. She is gentle, and caring. My teeth look and feel amazing! I normally hate going to the dentist but now look forward to my cleanings with Melody and this location! Everyone is this office is so kind and sweet from the moment you walk in.”

    Gillian W


    “This was my first time at this Dental office. I went in for a cleaning and dental exam. The office is Clean and modern. I felt comfortable and welcomed right from the start. My hygienist 'Melody' was great! I feel that she was very thorough, talked me through everything she was doing and made recommendations for improving my routine at home. My dental exam with Dr. Diamond was just as pleasant. I liked that she also took her time and I didn't feel rushed. All-in-all it was a good experience. The entire team at the clinic displayed a high level of professionalism and made me feel comfortable throughout my visit.”

    Brenda S


    “Love this office and all staff! From the front desk, to the hygienist, the dentists and the lovely ladies that check you out, it’s a top notch experience. I trust them 100%!”

    Marian P


    “Dr. David and the entire staff at Babylon Dental Care are amazing! Every single person who works there is so kind compassionate. I’m a very nervous patient and Dr. David and his assistant Amber made me feel so at ease. I highly recommend Babylon Dental Care especially if you’re an anxious patient!”

    Elisabeth D


    “From the moment I walked in it was a great experience. The facility is modern and clean. I was treated extremely well. And I really don't like going to the dentist but I'm actually looking forward to my next visit. Everyone I met was great! Thank you for making me feel comfortable.”

    Tom M


    “Everyone in the Patchogue office are wonderful! Kind, caring, and attentive. I have always hated dentists but I am never anxious to come there. I can honestly say I have NEVER felt this at ease. Thank you all for making this a wonderful experience for me. I won’t ever hesitate to go to the dentist again!”

    Susan G


    “First visit and everyone was so nice and made the transition to a new dentist seamless! Corinn did a great cleaning and explained everything as she was doing it!”

    Kayleigh P


    “I would highly recommend Babylon Dental Care. The Drs and Staff are all very friendly and professional. They take the extra time to explain the procedures which are truly done gently and with care. I saw Dr. Knakal and Dr. Diamond. The lobby is comfortable and the dental work areas are immaculate. Also, I have never had to wait very long before being seen!”

    Regina B


    “First time here, never felt so comfortable at the dentist. Super clean and friendly staff. Corrin and Dr. Brown are absolutely wonderful! Very thorough and knowledgeable.”

    Cara P


    “This is quite possibly the most impressive Dental office I’ve ever seen. All the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The office is so gorgeous through out. I loved my hygienist, she was very knowledgeable and very thorough and informative about being proactive with your hygiene habits. Dr Hsu was amazing. I highly recommend him. Very professional and explains everything he’s doing and that you’re comfortable during the visit. I’m really glad I found this office and my new Dentist.”

    Angel W


    “I have been using Babylon Dental Care for almost 10 years. Dr. Brown, Jen, Melody and Michelle are incredible. They are always concerned with the patients well being and health making it a different experience. They treat you like family, not a patient. I use them for dentistry and their silent night therapy. Thank you for taking care of my family. Great job team!”

    Chuck M


    “I've been coming here for about a year and a half. I have always had Francesca and she's great. She's always professional, friendly and honest with me. They have a pretty good system with the walkie-talkies too which makes the process more or less pretty smooth. I also really appreciate that they are transparent up front with cost, not many places are like that in my experiences.”

    Scott A


    “Professional and courteous staff, every time I come here I’m more than satisfied. Dr Wrann & Dr Knakal are exceptionally good. I would highly recommend Babylon Dental!”

    Nick S


    “Very professional staff and the hygienist Melody is amazing. The dentist are very thorough and they explained every little bit of details of your procedure. They make you feel so relaxed and welcoming. I would recommend Babylon Dental Care to anyone.”

    Verona B


    “I recently moved approximately 300 miles away, I continue to make the trip back to Babylon Dental Care. My hygienist Paige could not be kinder, friendlier or professional. I have been having issues with bone loss in my jaws and now it's time for implants. Dr. Knakal has been outstanding. I know I am in the best hands. Everyone I have dealt with at BDC from the receptionists to the checkout personnel are awesome! I will be continuing to make the trip for all my dental care.”

    Pete R


    “Babylon Dental Care is an amazing practice! I had an issue with my teeth and they took me immediately. Their friendly and compassionate staff walked me through each step and in a matter of a week I had that tooth extracted and my flipper ready for every day use! You can’t even tell I have it in! The office is spotless and they even have Netflix! How cool is that! You’re welcomed as soon as you walk in and they made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Golo and Dr. Knakal took such good care of me and I would recommend them to anyone! The office is so convenient and literally across the street from my home so it doesn’t get better than that! Thank you Babylon Dental!”

    Joseph S


    “I've never had such an amazing experience at a dentist. They are so kind, so caring, so friendly, and really make you feel appreciated and not just like a patient number. I am blown away by the care I received here, and will be recommending them to everyone I know!”

    Jessica C


    “I cannot adequately express my appreciation for this practice. Best dental practice ever! Everyone is so kind, caring and respectful. I don't dread going to the dentist anymore. I've had a lot of work done and am extremely pleased. They are very gentle and strive to keep you pain free. Very professional from reception on up. I highly recommend Babylon Dental. Would give them 10 stars if I could!”

    Debra B


    “Had the zoom whitening treatment and all I can say is wow!!”

    Beth L


    “At Babylon Dental Care, “care” is given from arrival to check out. I was anxious; it had been a few years since my last filling. From the moment I walked into the exam room, Karen comforted me. She explained the process, answered my questions and talked with me to keep me calm. Dr. Wrann was excellent! I did not have any pain before, during or after the procedure. So happy! Thank you to a truly great team!”

    Kristina F


    “I went there during covid as my dentist was shut down by the pandemic. They really do everything they can to make you feel good about your experience. Melanie who cleans my teeth as well is wonderful and does a great job everything by the time I leave I don't want to go. Excellent place for dental work. They go above and beyond.”

    Connor L