Dr. Ortolano is a Western New York native,and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He is also a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May of 1994. He is a member of the 8th District Dental Society, Erie County Dental Association and The American Dental Association. In his continuing effort to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to his patients, Dr. Ortolano participates in work study groups and has taken several courses in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Ortolano resides in Clarence Center with his wife Jody and their three children Massimo, Ava and Salvatore. He enjoys coaching boys and girls travel soccer. He is a member of St. Mary’s church in Swormsville. He also supports local hockey teams including the Amherst Hockey Club and Sweet Home Ice Hockey.
We are committed to successfully completeing your treatment. Please understand that payment of your bill is considered a part of your treatment. If you or someone you know has been putting off dental treatment because of financial reasons, we have great news. We offer Care Credit, a flexible payment plan that allows you to start treatment right away, but pay for it over time with no upfront costs. Care Credit can also be used for co-payments, deductibles, and treatments that are not covered by insurance.
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or even to close gaps between teeth. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are adhered, or "bonded" to a tooth surface. A Bonding may also be used to protect a tooth's root surface which may have been exposed due to gum recession or tooth decay.
A dental implant is a great way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. They are made of titanium, a metal well tolerated by the body and one that can form a strong bond with the bone to create a stable foundation. An abutment is then fitted to the top ot the implant to create an anchor for the placement of a crown, bridge or prosthesis. If you're tired of conventional dentures or removable partials, or you're looking for an attractive, comfortable, and permanent way to replace missing teeth, ask us about dental implants. They may be the answer.
Veneers are thin custom made shells that are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to close spaces between teeth and to repair teeth that are permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. They are also used to repair teeth that are chipped or worn.
If your gums bleed, are red, swollen or tender, these may be signs of periodontal disease. If you notice that your gums are pulling away from your teeth, or if you have persistent bad breath or a bad taste, call us immediately to schedule an appointment. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss over the age of 35, and 80% of the population is affected by it.