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Common Dental Questions in Westchester

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the science and art of creating or restoring amazing smiles through the use of prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays or onlays, dental implants, and dentures. For more information on what a prosthodontist is and does, click here.

Why should I choose a Prosthodontic practice for my dental care?

A prosthodontist has several extra years of specialty training and education in esthetic and restorative dentistry. Which is a lot compared to the average “cosmetic dentist” who has only attended a few courses or weekend seminars that doesn't give them the full picture of what may be the best option for you. If you want an experienced, knowledgeable, specialized dentist who serves all of Westchester and will give you the best results for your dental procedures, a prosthodontist is the wisest choice,

Dr. Brisman, a Westchester Periodontist, answering some dental questions

How do I know if Cosmetic Dentistry is right for me?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, prosthodontic procedures can be performed to fix chips, cracks, stains, gaps, misalignments, and previous dental work that is now failing. Dental implants in Westchester can even replace missing teeth with natural looking prostheses that not only return a winning smile but also gives you the strength and stability of a natural tooth.

How can Porcelain Veneers improve my smile?

Porcelain veneers can be used to cover a wide range of dental imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, and discolorations. They can also make short teeth look longer and more natural. They also can improve the look of misaligned teeth. Veneers are minimally invasive, look just like your regular teeth, and can be easily cared for with proper brushing and flossing.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants for tooth replacement?

When a tooth is missing, your mouth can slowly become compromised and cause subsequent bone and tooth loss. While dental bridges (which attach to the teeth on either side of the gap) can slow this progress of deterioration and provide some support, eventually the bone loss will cause adjacent teeth near the gap to become loose and potentially fall out. Dentures are one option for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, but also can have their own drawbacks which can include bone deterioration and chance of infection in the gums from improper cleaning. Dental Implants are a permanent solution that can prevent bone loss, provide stability to other teeth, and last a lifetime when properly maintained. Best of all, a dental implant is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Why should I choose a dental practice with an on-site laboratory and technicians?

One of the biggest advantages Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale has is a dental laboratory in house so that our Westchester dentists and lab technicians can work together to create customized prosthetics and appliances for our patients. Instead of sending impressions and the dentist’s instructions to a technician at an outside laboratory, our on-site staff is able to evaluate the patient, confer with the dentist, and provide the best functionally, precise design, and the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.

What can I do to prevent gum disease and tooth loss?

Making and keeping regular dental appointments will let your dentist screen for and treat any issues early. Keeping up a regular at-home oral hygiene regimen will help stop problems from developing between visits. Choosing a dental practice that has specialists on staff means a high level of care; this is particularly true when it comes to having a periodontist who can review your gum health.

What are my payment options for dental care at your practice?

At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we offer a range of payment and financing options to help keep dental care accessible. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover, and also have an in-house financing department. We are also happy to help you submit your claims to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please see our Financial Policy and Insurance pages for more details.

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We know you probably have many more questions, and will want to see what would be the best options depending on your dental needs.  Dr. Brisman and his staff of dentists are happy to speak with you and answer all of your questions. It is their goal to provide you with the best service and options available to every one of our patients in Westchester. Contact us today to request an appointment to come and see us!  

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