Frequently Asked Questions
Will my dental restorations look unnatural at your practice?
Not at all! At Franklin Avenue Dental Care, Dr. Gary Sherman specializes in metal-free restorations and tooth-colored fillings so that patients are able to maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance while improving their oral health. In particular, our team offers customized E-Max all-ceramic crowns, which are widely considered to be the closest match possible for your natural smile while also providing needed strength and durability.
Are dental implants the right choice for replacing my missing teeth?
Today, there’s no reconstructive solution that’s more revitalizing, more natural, and more aesthetically and functionally pleasing than dental implants. By seamlessly mimicking the structure of your original tooth, this option allows patients to maintain healthy jawbone structure while enjoying a newly completed smile that feels virtually indistinguishable from the one you had before tooth loss occurred. Better yet, Dr. Sherman works closely with a trusted implant specialist to ensure a successful, precise procedure that creates exceptional results.
Of course, no one dental treatment is right for every single patient. Our team will review your personal needs in detail and discuss various options with you in order to confidently select the ideal service that will create the most significant benefits for your situation while also keeping in mind your budget and level of time commitment.
Is it true that a dentist can help treat my sleep apnea?
Yes. If you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by your general doctor or a sleep specialist, Dr. Sherman can construct a personalized oral appliance to help treat your symptoms. This device works by comfortably repositioning the jaw and/or tongue just enough to keep the airway clear, allowing for uninterrupted breathing and peaceful rest.
Do you see emergency cases?
We certainly do! Dr. Sherman allows time to accommodate urgent cases in every work day, and our extended evening and weekend hours allow us to see patients as soon as possible and provide the emergency relief they desperately need.
Do you take my insurance?
Here in Garden City, our dental team is in-network for a wide variety of PPO plans, including Delta, Guardian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many others. Low-interest financing through CareCredit is also available. Please visit our new patients page to learn more about these options.