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    Dental Health & Information: Pros & Cons of Invisalign Braces

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Invisalign braces realign teeth much faster than traditional braces and offer many advantages. There are some cases where Invisalign braces aren’t appropriate, but for most people they are a great choice.

    This video explores the distinct advantages of Invisalign braces, such as their reduced cosmetic appearance. Additionally, Invisalign’s removability offers convenience in terms of hygiene and comfort. This video also discusses why it’s important, despite their removability, to wear the braces for many hours throughout the day to heighten their effectiveness.

    Central Park West Dentistry proudly provides Invisalign braces to our patients. If you are from the New York City area, then schedule an appointment today by calling (212) 579-8885.

    When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Tooth extractions are necessary in many cases to relieve pain or restore one’s smile. Accidental damage and poor oral health are just two of the reasons why a dentist might need to extract a tooth. Read on to find out more about when tooth extraction is necessary and what to talk with your cosmetic dentist about once your tooth is removed.

    Emergencies: Accidents happen and severely damaged teeth can present a risk of infection or further injury to your mouth. Sometimes there isn’t enough of the tooth left to save, and this is when your dentist will extract your tooth. A cosmetic dentist can help restore missing teeth with dental implants or other procedures, such as crowns or partials. Even if an accident occurred in the past, a dentist can still extract damaged teeth today and offer cosmetic and functional replacements.

    Poor Oral Health: Oral hygiene is very important to preventing tooth loss. Improper tooth care can result in cavities and, if left untreated, a tooth can decay to the point that it cannot be saved by your dentist. In this case, your dentist may choose to remove all or part of your damaged tooth. Crowns can help restore a damaged tooth, but in some cases extraction of the entire damaged tooth is the best option.

    Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the very back of your mouth. They don’t always have to be extracted—in time, they can naturally emerge from your gums and grow in behind your other teeth. In other cases, wisdom teeth never emerge from beneath the gum line. However, in many cases, wisdom teeth are impacted at an awkward angle, causing pain or crowding your other teeth. They can become infected if their eruption is difficult or cause shifting in your dental work.

    If you are experiencing pain due to wisdom teeth or tooth decay, 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.

    4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist before Getting Dental Implants

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Dental implants are used to restore a patient’s teeth in the event of an accident or extraction. Cosmetic dentists perform this procedure to improve function and help patients enjoy a bright smile. When you’re considering dental implants, talk to your dentist to fully understand the procedure. 

    1.  Will the implants look natural? Dental implants are designed to appear as natural as the existing teeth in your mouth. Your implant dentist can often take molds of your teeth, and sometimes even the extracted tooth, to fashion a duplicate replacement.

     2.  Why do I need dental implants? Dental implants are intended to replace missing or extracted teeth. The reasons for tooth extraction can vary from an accident that resulted in a trip to your emergency dentist or a rotten tooth that was far too damaged to save. Whatever the reason for your extraction, dental implants provide you the opportunity to restore your smile by replacing missing teeth.

    3.  How long will dental implants last? Dental implants are permanent. They aren’t intended to provide short-term cosmetic improvements but to look and function like your own teeth. They can help restore speech and the ability to chew, and they offer a complete smile that boosts your confidence. You don’t have to live with missing teeth. An implant dentist can explain further how this procedure can improve your dental health.

     4.  Is there special care involved with my implants? Implants are a replacement for a missing tooth. As long as you continue to practice good oral hygiene as directed by your dentist, you can treat your implants as any other tooth in your mouth. Regular visits to your dentist for cleanings will allow them to inspect your implants the first few months after the procedure to make sure your healing is going well.

    At Central Park West Dentistry in New York City, we have experienced dentists and caring staff that can answer all your questions about dental implants. Visit us online or give us a call at (212) 579-8885 for more information today.

    We want you to have all the information!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    We want you to have all the information you need to know how to keep up your dental health.  From brushing and flossing to complete restorative dentistry, Central Park West is here for you!  Check out these great resources:

    Central Park Dentistry West will keep your mouth healthy. Make an appointment today for a regular checkup, a cosmetic appointment, or to talk about any of our services, including Invisalign. If you are looking for a great dentist in New York City, then look no further. To learn more or to make an appointment, call us at (212) 579-8885.

    Why It's Important to See Your Dentist Every 6 Months

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Without the proper care, your teeth can become infected and start to decay, causing a variety of dental problems. Keeping up with your regular dentist appointments is the best way to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.

    Detect Periodontal Disease

    Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused by bacteria left on the teeth and gums. The disease will eventually widen the space around the tooth, which makes it easier for it to fall out. Periodontal disease usually starts off as gingivitis, which causes swelling and bleeding of the gums, before it progresses to periodontitis. When plaque gets beneath the gum line and starts to grow, it eventually breaks down the tissues and bones that support the teeth. If you don’t want to go through the process of getting dental implants, then it is important to go in for regular dental checkups to make sure you do not have periodontal disease.

    Treat Cavities

    Plaque buildup on the teeth, especially from foods with sugar and starch, breaks down the tooth enamel. Without the proper dental hygiene, the plaque will continue to destroy the enamel until it causes a cavity. When cavities are left untreated, they can cause tooth decay. Don’t wait until it becomes an emergency; go in for an appointment every six months so your dentist can fill any cavities you may have. 

    Maintain Proper Dental Hygiene

    The best way to prevent problems with your teeth is to take good care of them on a daily basis. When you go in for regular dental appointments, you can learn the right ways to clean and care for your teeth so you don’t have to deal with cavities or periodontal disease. Knowing how to properly floss, brush, and clean your teeth will keep you with a beautiful smile that cosmetic dentists try to replicate for others.

    Central Park Dentistry West will keep your mouth healthy. Make an appointment today for a regular checkup, a cosmetic appointment, or to talk about any of our services, including Invisalign. If you are looking for a great dentist in New York City, then look no further. To learn more or to make an appointment, call us at (212) 579-8885.

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