Last updated 7 months ago
Even patients with exceptional oral hygiene will likely need a filling at some point in their lives. When your dentist finds a cavity or chip in one of your teeth, there are several options available to restore it. Amalgam fillings and tooth-colored fillings are among the most common and effective forms of restorative dental treatment.
Amalgam fillings are composed of several different metals. They are silver in appearance and most commonly applied to the back teeth. Amalgam filling material has been used by dentists for over a century and is one of the most reliable and durable filling materials available. In addition to being incredibly strong, amalgam fillings also are easy to place and good at preventing future decay. Additionally, they require little long-term maintenance. Amalgam fillings are suitable for patients of all ages and can treat varying degrees of decay and damage.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from a variety of materials including porcelain, glass, or acrylic resin and are designed to imitate the color and shading of tooth enamel. Tooth-colored filling material can be customized to match your teeth’s individual level of brightness and tint. They are generally easy to craft and easy to apply and can last for many years. The cost of tooth-colored fillings varies depending on the material used and the severity of decay or damage to your teeth. These fillings are perfect if you are looking to make minor repairs to a tooth’s chewing surface or if you prefer a restoration that is subtle.
If you are looking for reliable restorative dentistry, visit Dr. Peter Rubinstein. We offer a number of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services, including fillings, teeth whitening, and dental implants. If you live in New York City and would like to make an appointment, call us today at (888) 375-3531.
Last updated 7 months ago
Dental technology has greatly improved over the past several decades. With the use of laser treatment and digital radiography, cosmetic dentists can now provide less invasive yet highly effective oral care for patients. To find out more about cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening and veneers, and innovations in dental technology, read the following articles:
Laser periodontal treatment can remove diseased gum tissue with minimal discomfort. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the warning signs that your dentist may look for when diagnosing periodontal disease.
Digital radiography allows dentists to immediately view patient x-rays and easily share or transport them to other oral specialists and dental facilities. The International Atomic Energy Agency explains the many benefits of this dental technology.
If a person suffers from enamel staining only, he may want to consider teeth whitening in lieu of veneers. Floss.com details the teeth-whitening process.
Dr. Peter Rubinstein offers patients comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry care options, including dental crowns and dental implants. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, call our New York City office at (888) 375-3531.
Last updated 8 months ago
Many dental patients have aesthetic concerns about the looks of their smiles. Teeth can become discolored from unhealthy lifestyle habits or medications, or they may be chipped or cracked. Patients may also have malocclusions or gaps that were never treated with orthodontics.
Each of these circumstances can leave dental patients lacking in confidence and comfort. However, dental veneers can provide a highly effective corrective treatment for patients who suffer from one or several of these cosmetic concerns. If you are unhappy with your current smile, consult with your cosmetic dentist regarding your dental veneer options.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are constructed to cover a person’s natural teeth. Though veneers may be placed on virtually any tooth, a cosmetic dentist will typically apply them to the frontal teeth to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The construction and application of dental veneers is a two-part process. First, the dentist will shave down a minimal amount of the existing enamel surface to accommodate the future veneers. Next, a mold is taken of the mouth and teeth, which will be sent to a laboratory wherein the dental veneers are fabricated. Temporary veneers are then administered so that the patient can engage in their normal everyday activities.
A week later, the patient will return to the dentist so that the final veneers can be affixed. By utilizing a special adhesive that bonds the veneers to the teeth, the dentist creates cosmetically appealing and long-lasting results for each patient.
Anyone who suffers from teeth discoloration, teeth chipping or cracking, minor malocclusions, or teeth gapping may be eligible for dental veneers. To determine if you qualify for veneers, speak with your cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Peter Rubinstein offers porcelain veneers for patients in the greater New York City area. We also provide a number of other cosmetic and restorative dentistry services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and dental crowns. Call us today at (888) 375-3531 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein.
Last updated 8 months ago
Individuals who suffer from teeth discoloration, minor malocclusions, chipped teeth, or gaps may benefit from porcelain veneers. As this video demonstrates, veneers offer a highly effective means to achieve a cosmetically appealing smile.
Veneers are wafer thin ceramic shells that typically cover the frontal teeth to create an aesthetically pleasing look. During veneer application, the dentist will shave down a thin layer of enamel and make impressions that will serve as a model for veneer construction. Once the veneers are fabricated, they are applied using a special adhesive to cement them to existing teeth. With continuous care, veneers can last for many years before replacements are required.
Are you dissatisfied with your smile? Dr. Peter Rubinstein can help. Our New York City office offers patients comprehensive cosmetic dental care, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and veneers. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rubinstein, call us at (888) 375-3531.
Last updated 8 months ago
Recent advances in laser and digital technology have afforded dentists the ability to provide more effective dental care. From gum disease treatments to cosmetic enhancements, dental technology allows for comprehensive oral services with less discomfort and inconvenience to patient.
Laser Gum Recontouring
Excessive gum tissue can compromise the aesthetic appeal of a person’s smile. To alleviate this concern, your cosmetic dentist may suggest laser gum recontouring. This minimally invasive procedure provides an effective means to safely eliminate unwanted gum tissue. By administering focused laser heat at targeted areas of gum tissue, a dentist can remove excessive gum to reveal more tooth surface.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal disease is a common concern among dental patients. Diseased gums can be both painful and harmful to surrounding healthy tissue. To eliminate damaged gum tissue, your dentist may employ laser periodontal treatment. This procedure quickly and safely removes diseased tissue with minimal discomfort to the patient. Though continuous care is needed to prevent future gum disease, laser periodontal treatment is highly effective in addressing current gum disease concerns.
In the past, dentists utilized traditional x-rays to determine if a patient was suffering from tooth decay or other dental problems imperceptible to the human eye. However, digital radiography provides instant results that can be shared with or transmitted to other dentists and oral care facilities. Moreover, digital radiography emits a fraction of the radiation to which dental patients would typically be exposed if traditional x-ray practices were employed.
Dr. Peter Rubinstein utilizes the latest in dental technology to provide patients with the most comprehensive dental care available. Our dental facility also offers a wide array of cosmetic care services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and veneers. To find out more about our dental options, call our New York City office at (888) 375-3531.