Your mother probably told you to take care of your teeth, because you only get one set. She’s right, but you might be amazed at what we can do to repair and improve your smile.
Have an emergency? If you’ve put off getting help for your toothache, don’t be embarrassed. We are available to treat chips, fractures, lost fillings, or crowns.
With over 20 years of experience in dentures and a lab on the premises, we are fully equipped to handle your denture needs, even providing same day denture service. If you are in need of dentures we have immediate dentures and partials available after extraction.
Having trouble with your dentures? We offer same day reline and repairs. We have metal free and flexible dentures available as well. Come see why our patients trust us to provide them with comfortable and natural looking dentures.
For more information about partial dentures read more under Crowns & Bridges.
Sometimes there is just no way to save a tooth, and for a variety of reasons, extracting one or more teeth is the best option. While it is common to dread this procedure, as evidenced by the expression, “It’s like pulling teeth,” you will find that, at NY Dental, it is not all that bad. We have a lot of experience and are skilled at pulling wisdom teeth, emerging teeth, broken teeth, and even baby teeth.
As with any surgery there is going to be some amount of pain, but we try to alleviate as much of it as possible. Tooth extractions do result in some bleeding for a short period of time. If you have any concerns over your tooth extraction, we will gladly discuss it with you, letting you know what you can expect before and after the surgery.
Some reasons why teeth need to be extracted include:
- Extensive decay
- Broken or cracked
- Complicating factors that rule out being able to do a root canal
- Advanced periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Crowding (some teeth may need to be removed for orthodontic purposes)
- Malpositioned or impacted (a common reason for removing wisdom teeth)
At NY Dental the health and beauty of your smile is important to us. Regular dental check-ups and x-ray screenings of your teeth are important for maintaining oral health, which can have an impact on your overall health and wellness. Regular checkups provide the dentist with an opportunity to catch minor concerns before they become major problems.
X-rays are a great tool for finding problems early. Small cavities that are undetectable to the naked eye are made visible through the use of x-ray photography. Tooth decay can be stopped when found and treated early. Unfortunately, some people will wait to see the dentist when their tooth hurts. At this point it may be too late to save the tooth because the decay is too large or has reached the nerve.
Besides tooth decay, x-rays can detect damage to the bones that support the teeth, dental injuries that lie below the surface of the gums, teeth that are not coming in properly, and other things that the dentist cannot see by simply looking inside your mouth. Another reason for taking x-rays is to help the dentist make solid plans for the treatment of major cavities, root canals, dental implants, and tooth extractions.
Radiation from dental x-rays is a concern for some people, and we can understand this. We can tell you that the radiation exposure from dental x-rays is very minimal and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that medical problems resulting from this very small amount of radiation are unlikely to occur. We are exposed to radiation from various sources everyday, and the exposure from a dental x-ray is a negligible amount (much less than other medical x-rays). We also protect you with the use of a lead apron which covers your vital organs.
Do not wait until you have pain to visit a dentist. Call us today to make an appointment, and we will get you on a regular schedule of twice a year check-ups so that we can treat and prevent problems before they lead to oral surgery, the loss of your teeth, or other undesirable outcomes. Our phone number is (607) 777-1340.
How important is your smile?
First impressions matter. And your smile is the first thing that many people will notice about you. While dentistry is a science, we like to bring an artistic touch to make your smile look its best. Virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe that an attractive smile is important, and nearly as many (74%) believe that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances of career success. Give yourself every advantage with cosmetic dentistry from the NY Dental Group.
If you’d like to improve your smile, we have several different options for you to choose from:
Smoking, coffee, tea and even soda can leave your teeth looking less than pearly white. Return them to their original luster in just over an hour with our safe, efficient whitening treatment.
You can straighten your teeth without metal braces. The FDA approved “invisalign” method uses a series of clear, removable, custom-molded aligners to gently move your teeth. The best part: it’s practically invisible.
If chipped, stained or unevenly spaced teeth are keeping you from the smile that you desire, veneers may be the best solution for you. We apply a thin layer of porcelain to both improve the aesthetic of your teeth and harden them against further damage.
Composite Resin Bonding
Decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth can be repaired. Don’t assume that your smile is beyond help. You might be amazed at what we can do for you.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or a dental implant. A dental crown can be used for a tooth you might consider to remove and make it stronger for years. A dental crown can also anchor a dental bridge, which is a replacement option for a missing tooth or teeth.
Why you would need dental crown?
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
What are Dental Bridges?
A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and TMJ disorders.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be.
Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to crowns that cover the abutments.
How many different types of crown are to choose from?
Noble metal crowns:
Gold is used to make the crown.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns:
The crown has an internal structure made of metal, which is covered over with a ceramic material.
All ceramic crowns:
The crown is made entirely of highly strong material.
All silver metal crown:
During your treatment plan you can discuss the options with your dentist.
How are Crowns and Bridges made?
Before either a crown or a bridge can be made, the tooth or teeth must be reduced in size so that the crown will fit over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, dentist will take an impression to make an exact mold for the crown or bridge. The dentist and you can determine the correct shade to match the color of your existing teeth.
Using the impressions at the initial visit, a dental lab then makes your crown or bridge. A temporary crown or bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the new crown or bridge is permanently cemented over your tooth or teeth.
How long do Crowns and Bridges last?
While crowns and bridges can last a decade or more, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing twice a day, flossing and using a mouth wash daily.
As always, good oral hygiene is still necessary, even with false and crowned teeth. For a potential alternative to a bridge, consider dental implants.