Our Services

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Restorative
  • Dentures and partial Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dental Implants
  • Emergencies
  • TMD/TMJ
  • Dental Extractions and Oral Surgery
  • Snore Devices
  • Treatment of Sleep Apnea
  • Athletic Mouth Guards
  • Tooth Whitening

Let us be the guardians of your oral health.

Did you know that one in three people has some form of gum disease, which not only linked to tooth loss, but also to cardiovascular disease?

Professional dental cleanings are performed by registered dental hygienists and include tartar removal, plaque removal, and teeth polishing. Regular cleanings are important in stopping gum disease before it starts.

Ours is a highly proactive, systematic approach to prevention. Once diagnosed, our treatment recommendations are always based on properly planned, predictable results. We believe that final treatment decisions belong to you, the patient. However, we are involved in the process as needed to ensure that every decision is appropriate for your specific situation.

Dental care today is more than just focusing on preventing problems and restoring teeth.

Nicosia Dental uses modern cosmetic dentistry to significantly beautify smiles. Advanced cosmetic dentistry enables us to fill unattractive spaces between your teeth, replace missing teeth, lighten or brighten the color of teeth, replace old and unattractive dental restorations, change the shape, size, and alignment of certain teeth, and repair fractured, decayed, or chipped teeth. Nicosia Dental gives you a wide range of cosmetic choices, all utilizing the latest technologies.

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a simple, non-invasive procedure used to lighten the color of the natural tooth enamel.

Porcelain veneers are custom shaped and bonded to the teeth to create ideal color, contour, and shape. Veneers can close gaps, reshape teeth, and cover stained, chipped, crooked, or dark teeth.

Porcelain crowns are porcelain coverings that surround the whole tooth. They strengthen, protect, and provide a desirable natural look. With our CEREC® CAD/CAM system, we can place your porcelain crown in just one visit.

Porcelain bridges replace missing teeth in a way that is attractive and looks natural.

Composite (tooth-colored) restorations and fillings can be used to restore chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, and worn teeth, as well as close the space between teeth. Say goodbye to outdated, noticeable silver fillings. These newer composite resins match your natural colors, and improve the functionality and appearance of your teeth. Most can be accomplished in a single visit.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, attacks the gum and the bone that support the teeth.

(In fact, the word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.”) Four out of five people have some form of this gum disease. It is the number one cause of tooth loss and has been linked to increased risk for other diseases elsewhere in the body, such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes red gums, swollen gums, and bleeding gums — however, there is usually little or no discomfort. Often caused by poor oral hygiene, gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. Plaque below the gum line contains bacteria that produce toxins which irritate the gums. Inflammation occurs, and the tissue and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed.

This can be very serious stuff. Expect the Nicosia Dental staff to vigilantly look for, diagnose, monitor, and treat this condition.

Nicosia Dental has a long history of solving dental problems in the Rochester community.

We continually strive to learn and utilize the latest dental restorative techniques and advancements to offer:

  • Full-mouth restorations, tooth restoration, crowns, and bridges — cosmetic and functional dental solutions
  • Composite restorations (tooth-colored fillings) and composite bonding
  • Comprehensive implant planning and restoration
  • Extensive restoration due to sports-related dental injuries or dental accidents
  • CEREC® crowns in one visit

Dentures have the most-natural dental appearance and often provide the most dental comfort and support.

A full denture, or complete denture, is placed in your mouth when all the teeth on an arch are missing. Sometimes we place the denture immediately following extractions so you never have to walk around with a toothless smile.

A partial denture is utilized when some of the natural teeth remain. It fills in spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting.

Either way, Nicosia Dental strives for that “natural appearance.”

Done properly, root canal therapy is a highly successful, relatively painless treatment to save a tooth that otherwise would have to be extracted.

Nicosia Dental works hard to reverse the negative perceptions that patients have regarding the trauma associated with root canal therapy.

Often simply called a root canal, root canal therapy is the name of a procedure where a tooth pulp (tooth nerve) is removed in a damaged tooth or diseased tooth. The space or canal that the nerve occupied is then cleaned, shaped, and filled in. The most common causes of pulp damage are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or a dental injury. Nicosia Dental makes the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible. And remember that Nicosia Dental offers prompt emergency dental service — same day in some cases.

>Considering dental implants in Rochester, NY or the surrounding area?

Call on the Nicosia Dental implant team.

Dental implants begin with titanium posts placed in the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. The posts are then topped with dazzling new dental crowns. They restore lost chewing ability, improve appearance, are the most-stable solution for missing teeth, have a proven success rate, and give us permanent cosmetic options that we never had before. (And they look great!)

Nicosia Dental has developed the ultimate dental implant team, offering advanced training in treatment planning and restoration plus the latest dental implant technology. We’ll guide you through the whole implant process — from initial diagnosis and information collection, through planning and design, to final cosmetic natural restoration. The final decision is yours. We just want to be sure you have all the facts. And we’ll gladly assist you in making the best decision for your individual situation.

The errant hockey puck.

That unpopped kernel of popcorn. The unexpected almond. Your mother-in-law’s cooking. We’ve seen it all at Nicosia Dental. And when a dental emergency hits you, we will see you promptly, get you out of pain, fix what’s broken, and get you on with your life. We address all dental emergencies promptly, including sports dental injuries. Most patients are seen the same day.

First, let’s clear up a misnomer.

Most of us have heard of TMJ and believe it to be a disorder of the jaw. That’s partially correct. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. There are two of these joints ( TMJs) — one on either side of the face working in harmony as the jaw moves up and down. However, the jaw disorders that we sometimes talk about are actually TMDs, or Temporomandibular Disorders. TMD, and the dysfunction that results, can produce significant pain and impairment. What causes TMD is not 100 percent clear. But it’s believed that symptoms develop when there are problems with the jaw muscles or the joints themselves. Nicosia Dental is skilled at diagnosing TMD and treating TMD.

Dental extractions are the removal of teeth from the mouth.

There are times when the only option left for a tooth that is severely cracked, decayed, or injured is tooth removal. In addition, teeth that are impacted (unable to come in or misaligned) almost always need to be removed. Let Nicosia Dental smoothly handle these complicated dental procedures, often using the latest in dental laser therapy which is less invasive and more comfortable.

Once that tooth or teeth are removed, there are several ways we can replace them. One is a partial bridge that literally “bridges” the gap left after the extraction. A more-permanent solution is a dental implant, where a titanium post is inserted into the bone than capped with a beautiful crown. Call Nicosia Dental and see what options are available to you.

A better night's sleep is possible.

When you sleep, the back of your throat relaxes. This causes the airway to narrow and vibrate when breathing in. While snoring is commonly caused by the stage of sleep, position in which you sleep, and use of substances like medications or alcohol, it can also stem from an underlying medical issue. Whichever the case, Nicosia Dental can provide noninvasive snore devices to treat snoring and improve one's quality of sleep.

Are loud snoring, morning headaches, and sleepiness a constant problem for you? Sleep apnea may be the problem.

Similar to snoring, when the muscles in the back of the throat relax, the airway narrows as you breathe in. This can cause trouble when breathing in and may lower the oxygen levels in your blood. When this happens, the brain lightly wakes you up to reopen the airway, often creating a snorting, choking or gasping sound in the process. This pattern can continue for as many as 30 times per hour without you knowing.

While lifestyle changes are typically recommended, the knowledgeable staff at Nicosia Dental can provide various methods of treatment for this common, yet serious condition. Call Nicosia Dental and see what options are available to you.

An athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard.

Also known as sports guards or mouth protectors, athletic mouth guards are devices worn over the teeth to protect against impact to the face and head. These protective devices often cover the upper teeth and are designed to protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other damage to your mouth. The device may also reduce the rate and severity of concussions. In the case of braces or other dental hardware, Nicosia Dental may suggest a mouth protector during physical activities, such as sports. Book an appointment with Nicosia Dental and confirm the right athletic mouth guards for you.

What's the best way to look more attractive? A beautiful, white smile.

There are many ways to whiten your teeth — from whitening toothpaste and other products that can remove many surface stains, to light-activated whitening techniques. For the most efficient whitening, Nicosia Dental offers in-office treatments. These in-office procedures contain whitening agents in higher concentrations and produce results much more quickly than over-the-counter options.

In fact, your teeth may be visibly whiter in just one visit. While many treatments require execution by a dental professional, additional home whitening may be suggested for long-term success. In most cases, tooth whitening is not a one-time procedure and may take multiple sessions to maintain the brighter color. No matter what, Nicosia Dental will suggest the best treatment possible.

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Meet the Team

Nicholas E. Nicosia

DDS PLLC, Partner

Dr. Nicosia has been heading up the practice for 20 years and represents the second generation of the Nicosia family to carry on the business.

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Jenifer Kopacz

DDS, dentist

Dr. Kopacz is an experienced and compassionate general dentist with seventeen years of private-practice experience. She is fully knowledgeable of, and confident in...

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Heather Ludlow

RDH, dental hygienist

Heather was graduated with distinction from Monroe Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program. She also worked there as a part-time...


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Kathy McDonald

RDH, dental hygienist

Say hello to Kathy. She’s been a member of the Nicosia Dental practice since 1979. Kathy has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, and continues to grow...

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Elizabeth Rock

RDH, dental hygienist

Meet Elizabeth, who’s been with the practice since 1995. She was graduated from Buffalo’s Erie Community College in 1984 with an Associate in...


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Sue Mintz

CDA, dental assistant

Sue has been with Nicosia Dental since 1997. However, she has more than 20 years of overall experience in the dental field. Sue prepares patients...

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Karen Natale-Atkins

DDS, dentist

Karen was graduated from the Rochester Dental Assistants School in 1979. She has been with Nicosia Dental since 2001. “The many recent advances in dental...

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Maggie Smith

Office Coordinator

Maggie boasts more than 35 years of experience in the dental field. A dental assistant for many of those years, she now does an excellent job as office coordinator...

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Phone

585.442.6600
Fax: 585.442.9719

Address

980 Westfall Rd, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14618

Office Hours

  • Monday8am-5pm
  • Tuesday8am-5pm
  • Wednsday8am-5pm
  • Thursday8am-5pm
  • Friday8am-5pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Emergencies

We strive to see all emergencies promptly, usually the same day. Call the office now at 585.442.6600. Someone will assist.

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  • Dr. Nicosia repaired a broken upper tooth by installation of a crown. The quality of his work is outstanding. The crown looks wonderful and is an excellent match to the color of the adjoining teeth, In addition it is a perfect fit to my bite. The dental operation was performed skillfully, with minimum time, and at short notice. The operation occurred during a single visit and involved zero pain. I very strongly recommend Dr. Nicosia.

    Douglas C.

  • Always very pleased with our visits to Nicosia Dental. My wife and I just went for our six month check-up. As always they were friendly, thorough and took us in right at our scheduled time! We both highly recommend this practice.

    Gerald H.

  • I enjoy my visits to the Dentist now that I have Dr. Jenn! Dr. Jenn took me in when I had a cracked tooth. My regular dentist couldn't see me and a friend referred her. Wow, what a find! My hygienist is very thorough and gentle, everyone is happy and friendly,, I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for a long-term and stable practice to partner with!

    Terri R.

  • I brought the denture in at 8:45am had it repaired and refitted by 4:pm. This is excellant service and I thank Dr Nicosia and his staff for their professionalism.

    Robert M.

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