GENERAL DENTISTRY

GENERAL DENTISTRY


We speak English, Russian and Spanish

Park Slope, Brooklyn


General Dentistry Services Include:

Diagnostic

  • Oral Exam
  • Intraoral Camera- allows for early detection of potential dental problems
  • X-Rays (Digital X-Rays uses almost no radiation, quicker image for viewing by doctor and patient)

Oral Cancer Screening

  • Brush test used in office for suspicious areas

Preventative Cleaning

  • Hand Scaler- used to get into areas that cannot be reached w/cavitron below the gum line
  • Cavitron- machine that vibrates and uses water to remove plaque and buildup above the gum line
  • Prophy- paste with fluoride used to polish teeth

Composite or Dental Fillings

  • Mercury free restoration of damaged and decaying teeth by filling cavaties with any one of a variety of fillings which will provide a natural tooth appearance

Night Guards

  • Custom made plastic appliance which can be worn on either the upper or lower teeth. To protect teeth from pressure of clenching and grinding by providing a protective cushion, by keeping mouth in a relaxed position which helps relieve pain from TMJ

Dentures

  • Dentures- are a removable prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. They are designed to resemble your natural teeth so that you can maintain a more natural appearance
  • Partial dentures- are a removable prosthetic device for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Made from metal or plastic could be done in cosmetic form to eliminate metal hook
  • Complete Dentures- are a removable prosthetic device for patients who are missing all their teeth on a single arch

Extractions

  • Are the removal of teeth from the mouth – usually wisdom teeth or severly compromised teeth such as from tooth decay
  • The removal of a tooth due to severe tooth decay which destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration and/or due to infection
  • Nitrous oxide (if decided by patient). Done with local anesthesia
  • Bone graft to fill bone defect after extraction is recommended

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment

Treatment May Include:
  • Desensitizing agent application 
  • Fluoride Gel 
  • Bonding 
  • Gum Graft - In case of sensitivity due to decay or tooth flaw 
  • Crowns, inlay, root canal

Bridges / Crowns / Inlays

Missing teeth can make you self-conscious about your appearance. With one of several techniques, gaps in teeth can be bridged, covered or “replaced” to give the appearance of full set of natural teeth
  • Bridges- are a permanent custom made restoration to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Usually supported by natural teeth or implant
  • Inlays- similar to a filling, is laboratory madeand works as a puzzle piece to fill a tooth/teeth with mild or moderate decay. Usually made from porcelain, composite resin and sometimes even gold
  • Crowns- are a restoration technique which completely cover a tooth or implant. Crowns are used to improve the strength and appearance of teeth and prevent possible tooth fracture. They are usually made from metal, porcelain and gold
  • Cosmetic Crowns- are ametal free restoration technique which has a natural appearance, eliminating grayish line at gum line
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