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    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you’d like to learn more about procedures that will give you the perfect smile or whether you should get your amalgam filling replaced, then visit these helpful resources for more information or contact Central Park West Dentistry by calling (212) 579-8885.

    • This article from Colgate addresses the health risks surrounding amalgam fillings.

    Fillings, Crowns, & Root Canals

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Fillings, crowns, and root canals are some of the most popular dentistry procedures available. With today’s technology, these procedures are quick and comfortable for patients, even the more fearful ones.

    While each procedure is often done on its own for various reasons, they can all relate to one another. For example, a large filling or not getting a needed filling can lead to a root canal and, therefore, a dental crown. Watch this video to learn more about these processes.

    At Central Park West Dentistry, we are focused on giving you a healthy smile. If you are looking for a great dental experience in New York, then contact our office by calling (212) 579-8885 or visit our website for more information.

    3 Reasons to Have Your Old Amalgam Fillings Replaced with Natural-Colored Fillings

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Today, there are a number of options available for filling teeth, including both gold and composite, tooth-colored fillings. However, a number of people have silver-colored amalgam fillings either because they are older fillings or that was the most cost-efficient option at the time. Many dentists now, though, recommend replacing amalgam fillings with natural-colored fillings and here are some of the reasons why:

    1.  Aesthetics

    While amalgam fillings are the convenient choice for many, they are easy to identify when the mouth is open for eating, yawning, or even talking. While it’s not uncommon to have fillings, tooth-colored fillings are more aesthetically pleasing for those concerned about the appearance of their smiles. These newer fillings are undetectable in the mouth, leaving you nothing to feel self-conscious about.

     

    2.  Health

    Recent studies have shown that the mercury contained in amalgam fillings can travel through the body, causing detriment to your health. Tooth-colored fillings are made out of a safe material and won’t affect the rest of your body or health, no matter how long you have the fillings in your mouth. Also, amalgam fillings tend to make teeth more sensitive to cold and hot, particularly if the individual is sensitive to metals.

     

    3.  Strength

    Natural-looking fillings are also sturdy, which means fewer visits to the dentist for repairs or replacements. The material is less prone to wear from everyday brushing and eating. Amalgam fillings suffer from wear and tear more easily, which could lead to gaps around the filling and a bigger cavity underneath of the filling.

    Here at Central Park West Dentistry in New York, we encourage our patients to get their amalgam fillings replaced to preserve the health of their teeth and gums. If you are interested in getting your fillings replaced, then contact us by calling (212) 579-8885 or try visiting our website for more information.

    Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for a Brighter, Straighter, and All-Around More Perfect Smile

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Cosmetic dentistry is one of the top reasons why patients visit the dentist today. With technology making most procedures convenient, safe, comfortable, and affordable, more and more people are choosing to create their perfect smile. Here is an overview of some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today:

    • Teeth Whitening

    Professional teeth whitening is the most popular and affordable option when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Laser teeth whitening and at-home bleaching trays are both convenient and popular options. Visit your dentist today to discuss which whitening option might work best for you and your lifestyle.  

    • Invisalign

    Invisalign is one of the leaders in teeth straightening. Invisalign is nearly invisible, allowing the wearer feel more confident about straightening his or her smile. These teeth-straightening trays can also be removed, so you can still eat the foods you want when you want to eat them. Invisalign can be used to straighten almost any bite and is now being offered to teens. The appeal of Invisalign is in both the subtlety and the convenience.

    • Bonding and Veneers

    Bonding and veneers can be used to fix nearly any smile. If you have minor imperfections such as a chip or slight misalignment, then bonding is a great and quick option. However, for more extensive smile alteration, veneers can be used to create a straighter, smoother, and whiter smile.

    To find the perfect plan to get your perfect smile, come to Central Park West Dentistry in New York City. We will make sure that you get the smile you want in a way that’s convenient for you. Contact us by calling (212) 579-8885 or visit our website for more information.

    Looking for some great reading material to learn more from? Check out these resources!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Check out these webpages to learn more about the necessity of tooth extractions and to get an idea of what to discuss with your dentist regarding dental implants. Call Central Park West Dentistry at (212) 579-8885 for more information.

    • Find out how dental implants compare to bridges and other procedures on this page from AAOMS.org.
    • Explore the facts behind wisdom teeth and learn about why they sometimes need to be removed on MayoClinic.com.
    • Visit ADA.org for a basic rundown of tooth extractions, procedures, and why they are necessary.

    If you are looking for a great new dentist, then Central Park West Dentistry in New York City can help you with tooth extraction or dental implants. Call us at (212) 579-8885 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your options.

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