Sam’s Family Dental is a full service general dental office in Jackson Heights that specializes in quality removable
dentures and partials. We understand the anxieties that many people experience when
faced with the dentist’s chair, and so we work hard to prove those anxieties unfounded.

The services we provide to our patients are as follows:

Preventive Services
  • Cleanings
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Flouride Treatments
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
Periodontal Services
  • Bad Breath Management
  • Scaling and Root Plaining
  • Repetitive Periodontal Therapies

Restorative Services
  • White Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Implants
Surgical Services
  • RootCanals
  • Oral Surgery

Cosmetic Services
  • Free "Smile Makeover" Consultation
  • Veneers
  • Natural Looking All Porcelain Restorations (No more grey and oqapue crowns on your front teeth!)
  • Invisalign
Completely Antiseptic Procedures

We take your health seriously, which is why our sterilization procedures meet Center for Disease Control guidelines.

  • We heat-sterilize all instruments after each use.
  • We always use gloves, gowns, masks, eye protection, and barrier covers for each procedure.

We use only ADA–approved disinfectants

Payment Options

We gladly accept personal checks, Visa, Master Card, and most dental insurance plans.


Ask us about our Dental Care Financing Program.


We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you


Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Before beginning any treatment, a thorough exam is done. This is where all of the records that have been taken are used to craft the most ideal treatment plan for your situation

Dr  Bhagat works as a team with the best dental specialists in our area to insure that you receive the best dental care possible. You can be assured that the most advanced dental treatments will be considered as your treatment plan is being developed.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Are you one of those who think that the only solution to cavities is metal fillings that look so ugly? Well, now metal fillings, also known as amalgam, have been replaced by natural-tooth-colored fillings that make your smile beautiful. Tooth colored fillings are the latest in cosmetic dentistry. The use of composites for tooth colored filling in place of amalgam is a safer and better solution. Also, tooth-colored fillings are long lasting as they are bonded onto your teeth.

Dr. Sam Bhagat’s tooth colored fillings provides you with a refreshing smile. Tooth colored fillings procedure is done in just one visit. The procedure is simple and painless.

Tooth colored fillings are ideal for:
  • Cavity Restorations: Cavities must be filled immediately before they lead to a situation where the tooth has to be extracted. Tooth colored fillings can repair the cavity and make your tooth look better.
  • Silver-free smile: Get rid of those ugly amalgam fillings with more attractive and safer tooth-colored fillings. Go home with a beautiful silver-free smile.
  • Aesthetic look: Tooth colored fillings do not look artificial. So, now you can go out with that perfect and confident smile without hiding your teeth.
Tooth colored fillings last for many years, depending on the following factors
  • Daily maintenance and cleaning of teeth.
  • Smaller fillings last for a longer time than larger ones.
  • The area or the tooth which is filled.
Know more about composite tooth colored filling

Composite fillings are a better alternative to the traditional, ugly looking metal fillings. Metal fillings are more obvious and have the tendency to blacken over time, but this is not the case with composite fillings for they are more durable, strong, attractive, and natural looking. With a composite filling, a dentist can make a more conservative repair of the tooth where the composites are held in a cavity. If the chewing load is high, the composite fillings will wear but less so than metal fillings.

  • They provide a natural tooth color making the teeth look better.
  • They can last for about six to twelve years.
  • They are hardly affected by hot and cold items.
  • Drilling is not required as much of the tooth structure as was with metal fillings.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin casings of ceramic that are bonded to the front of the patients’ tooth to create a new smile. Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth that appear too small or large, slightly discolored, or simply are not cosmetically pleasing to the patient. For many patients, teeth may have chipped, become discolored, or are slightly crooked. For the majority of these patients, porcelain veneers can prove to be the perfect solution.

When placing porcelain veneers, we pay close attention to the patients surrounding teeth and design each veneer to complement the overall smile. The result is a beautiful, attractive new smile.

If cared for properly, your veneers will last you a long time. We ensure that your new veneers are constructed of the most durable porcelain materials available.


Procedure

The procedure begins with the preparation of the tooth. This entails removing the discolored or unsightly portion of the tooth and meticulously shaping the tooth in preparation for the new veneer. Once we have shaped the tooth, we will take an impression. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While the new veneers are created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.

During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. The veneers will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process will be to bond the new veneers into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as partial crowns. These partial crowns are utilized when there is still a healthy enamel portion of the tooth. An inlay or onlay is a like a puzzle piece that will be fitted into the remaining portion of the tooth to help increase its strength. This piece is usually crafted out of porcelain or gold, but can also be made of a composite material. We will make the determination as to which restoration will work best in your specific situation.

An inlay is used when there is not damage to any of the cusps of your tooth and is essentially placed within these cusps. An onlay is used when there is slightly more extensive damage to the tooth structure. This type of restoration is placed over at least one of the cusps on the tooth.


Procedure

When we have decided to go ahead with an inlay or onlay, we will set aside 2-3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of inlays and onlays are completed in two visits, there is sometimes a need for a third visit to ensure a proper fit.

The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. Once we have removed the decay, we will take an impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.

During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. The inlay/onlay will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new restoration feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the inlay/onlay into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.

Bonding/White Fillings

A bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgams and veneers. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers. Bondings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained


Procedure

The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.

Bonding Durability

Although composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, their durability is not as strong as other types of restorations. These resins typically last from 4-7 years before they begin to chip and wear away. When this happens, the restoration will need to be replaced.