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Are Orthodontists Helpful for Adults?

When you think of orthodontics, you probably think about getting braces as a teenager. Although Dr. Celenza has extensive experience working with young patients, orthodontic care is also important for adults. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists reports that one out of every three orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, our dental team offers expert orthodontic care to adults of all ages.

Why Do Adults Need Orthodontic Care?

Many people are familiar with the cosmetic benefits of orthodontic treatment. Braces straighten the teeth and address a variety of spacing issues, giving you a more attractive smile. A good smile makes you feel more confident and can help you make a good impression when you meet new people. What many people don’t know is that braces do a lot more than just improve your appearance.

Improved Chewing Ability

Orthodontic treatment addresses several types of bite problems, including open bite, underbite and overbite. Not only do these bite issues change the appearance of your smile, but they also make it difficult to chew properly. If you can’t chew your food thoroughly, you may experience digestive problems caused by large pieces of food entering the stomach. Chewing difficulties may also make it difficult to absorb nutrients, leading to vitamin or mineral deficiencies in adults. Braces and other orthodontic treatments make it easier to chew your food thoroughly, which may help prevent these complications.

Reduced Damage to the Teeth and Cheeks

If you have an overbite or an underbite, you may accidentally bite the inside of your cheeks when you talk or chew food, causing sores to form. These sores are painful, and they can also get infected, increasing the risk of other oral health problems. Cheek biting may also cause hyperkeratosis, a thickening of the damaged tissue.

Bite issues also increase the risk of gum disease and tooth damage. For example, an overbite may cause the upper teeth to come into contact with gum tissue surrounding the lower teeth. In some people, repeated contact causes the gums to recede, increasing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment addresses bite issues, reducing the risk of damage to the cheeks, teeth and gums.

Better Oral Hygiene

Some orthodontic problems make it more difficult to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. For example, crooked teeth often grow in behind other teeth, making it difficult to reach them with a toothbrush. Dental crowding is also an issue, as you may have trouble getting floss in between teeth that are extremely close together. Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems, making orthodontic treatment essential for maintaining a healthy mouth.

Reasons to Consider Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

If you had braces as a teenager, that doesn’t mean you’ll never need orthodontic treatment again. It’s common for the teeth to shift over time, especially if you grind your teeth or have bite issues. As your teeth move, you may start biting the inside of your cheek more often or experiencing discomfort caused by the misalignment of your upper and lower jaws. These are good reasons to seek orthodontic treatment as an adult.

Advances in dentistry have also made it much easier for adults to get orthodontic treatment. Dr. Celenza offers traditional metal braces, but if you’re concerned about your appearance, you can request invisible brackets or tooth-colored brackets. These options make it possible to correct overcrowding, crooked teeth and other dental issues without having to worry about how you’ll be perceived in the workplace or in social situations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Adult Orthodontic Care

Will braces change the shape of my face?

If you had braces as a child, you may have noticed that the shape and structure of your face changed during your treatment. This is because the jaws and face continue growing long after you’re born. In most people, this growth doesn’t stop until between the ages of 15 and 18. When you’re an adult, orthodontic treatment affects the shape of your face much less than it would if you got braces as a child or teenager.

Will I need a retainer?

Most people need to wear retainers after completing orthodontic treatment. A retainer prevents the teeth from shifting, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic care long after you have your braces removed. Depending on your needs, Dr. Celenza may recommend a permanent retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

Are you ever too old for orthodontic treatment?

No. Braces and other orthodontic treatments correct bite problems and overcrowding, making it easier to chew properly and keep your teeth and gums clean. That means you can benefit from orthodontic care at any age.

What’s the difference between pediatric orthodontic care and adult orthodontic care?

Many of the treatment options are the same, but adults may have jaw or gum issues requiring a different approach to their care. For example, if you have gingivitis—the mildest form of gum disease—you may need to take care of your gums before you can get braces or other orthodontic treatments. At your initial consultation, Dr. Celenza will examine your teeth and gums and put together a custom treatment plan designed to produce the best possible results.

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Dr. Celenza is one of the few dentists in the Scarsdale area who has cross-training in both periodontic and orthodontic care. Periodontics deals with the prevention and treatment of gum disease, a condition that can lead to tooth decay or even tooth loss if it isn’t treated. If you’re experiencing gum issues and also need orthodontic care, you can save time by seeing Dr. Celenza and the Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale team instead of going to a separate periodontal office. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

What is Implant Dentistry?

Losing teeth as a child can be fun and exciting, but it’s much different when you’re an adult. If you’ve lost one or more teeth through an accident or had them removed due to decay, you have options for replacement. Tooth replacement has come a long way over the past couple of decades, and the dentures of the past have been largely replaced by dental implants.

Dental implants offer the most natural form of tooth replacement, and once they’re complete, can feel just like a normal tooth. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we feature implant dentistry as one of our services.

What Is Implant Dentistry?

Simply put, implant dentistry is the practice of implanting teeth into the mouth. Your teeth aren’t just there for chewing and biting – they’re also an integral part of the overall health of your mouth and jaws. The roots of the teeth grow deep into the jaw, stimulating the bone and providing stability to this active part of your body. Dental implants consist of a titanium “root” and a porcelain crown, replicating the structure of a real tooth.

Why Choose Implant Dentistry?

When you lose a tooth, you lose the root, as well. Missing teeth lead to other teeth shifting in the mouth, and the loss of stimulation of the jawbone can cause the bone to deteriorate, leading to painful thinning of the bone, and sometimes an irregular appearance. Dental implants also reduce the chances of decay and deterioration of the empty socket.

Beyond the health benefits of implant dentistry, there are cosmetic ones, as well. The crown portion of the dental implant can be colored to match your existing teeth, and custom-made to fit perfectly in the space. In fact, people won’t know that you have a dental implant unless you tell them! Dental implants, since they’re now a part of your body, can be cared for the same way that your normal teeth are, including brushing and flossing. You can also chew normally, even things like corn on the cob or taffy, things that many denture wearers have to avoid. With proper care, dental implants can last as long as your regular teeth.

The Dental Implants Process

Dental implants are often a two-step process, completed in phases to make sure that your mouth heals. It begins with an examination of your mouth, including an x-ray to determine if there is any deterioration of the jaw. If there’s thinning of the jaw, you’ll need bone grafts first, in order to give the implant enough stability. Once those heal, then your implant procedure begins.

First Visit

Your first visit will deal with implanting the new tooth root.

  • Your dentist will carefully cut into the gum to reveal the jawbone
  • Next, they will drill a small hole to screw the root directly into the jaw
  • Once the root is at the correct depth, then the gum is repaired and sewn up

Once the titanium root is implanted into your jaw, it takes about four to six weeks to heal. During this time, follow all of your aftercare instructions.

Your Second Visit

Once the incisions from the tooth root placement have healed, then it’s time to complete the process. In between the first and second appointments, your dentist will have created a custom crown just for you. This includes shaping it to make sure that it fits correctly against the other teeth, as well as coloring it to match. Then, the crown will be attached to the root and checked to make sure it’s secure.

You may have a follow-up appointment after the dental implant is completed, to make sure that no problems occurred after the procedure.

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

The healing process for the first phase of dental implant treatment is about four to six weeks, although if you have to have a bone graft prior to it, that can take longer. The bone grafting procedure is longer, and healing times can vary depending on the condition of your jaw. Once the implant is placed, though, you should be able to resume normal speaking, chewing, and oral hygiene habits within a week.

To ensure that you’ll have a successful implant procedure, and to prevent infection or other complications, make sure you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to the letter, including any kind of antibacterial mouthwash and what kinds of foods to eat. It’s also a good idea to avoid tobacco use and drinking alcohol while you heal.

Am I a Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

Dental implants may not be right for everyone, although each patient is different. Therefore it’s a good idea to have a conversation about implants with your dentist, first. Overall, however, good candidates for dental implants may be:

  • People who already practice good oral hygiene, as they’ll have an easier time healing after the process. Plus dental implants require ongoing maintenance and care, including daily brushing and flossing
  • You have adequate jawbone volume. Implants need a substantial amount of jawbone to be properly placed, and if there is too much deterioration, then the implant may damage your jaw. This is why bone grafting may be the first step for dental implants
  • You have healthy gums. Infected gums and gingivitis prevent proper healing and can lead to tooth loss, both of which can significantly impair the success of dental implants
  • Overall good health. If you’re in poor health, including if you have diabetes or a heart condition, then the procedure may not be right for you. Or, if you have a blood clotting disorder, you should seek other tooth replacement options

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Replacing a missing tooth with an implant has both health and cosmetic benefits. However, each patient is different, so at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we offer personalized consultations for every patient. When you’re looking for the right implant dentist, you don’t need to search any further than our experienced team. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form for more information about dental implants today!

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Becoming more common in dental practices across the United States, laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat and prevent a wide variety of dental conditions. Laser dentistry offers a wide variety of benefits to the patient. But what is laser dentistry, and how can it help with dental treatments?

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Standing for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation,” laser dentistry consists of an instrument using a beam to create an incision, or a procedure relating to chipping or removing tissue.

Laser dentistry can be used for a multitude of reasons, including teeth whitening, in addition to treating various ailments relating to the teeth, like sensitivity and gum disease. Laser dentistry was declared by the FDA to be safe for patients back in 1990, and ever since then, the practice has gradually grown in popularity.

While laser dentistry may seem daunting, it is far more precise and less invasive than traditional dental treatments, making it an ideal option for patients looking to speed up their time in the dental chair.

How Are Laser Treatments Performed?

Typically done in one visit, the process of performing a laser treatment is quick and comfortable. Our dentists conduct a laser dentistry treatment by using a small device that creates a beam, which is the “laser” in question. You are provided with special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. The beam comes into contact with your gums and teeth, which instantly causes a reaction from the teeth or tissue, so the desired result is achieved.

Many patients find it more comfortable than traditional treatments in comparison to something like a dental drill, which causes a lot of vibrations. In addition, there is no need to undergo anesthesia in many of the procedures. Initially, some patients can feel concerned about the idea of laser surgery. But laser surgery is safe and potentially safer than traditional methods for a variety of reasons.

What Conditions Can Laser Dentistry Treat?

Laser treatments are typically conducted for two types of dental procedures; hard tissue and soft tissue procedures.

Hard tissue refers to the teeth, and lasers can be used in the following areas:

  • Detecting cavities and decay.
  • Preparing teeth for dental fillings by using the laser to kill bacteria in a cavity.
  • Treating tooth sensitivity by sealing the tubules on the tooth’s root.
  • Lasers can help in the teeth whitening sessions. As lasers speed up the bleaching process, this greatly reduces time in the dentist’s chair.

Soft tissue treatments refer to the gums, and lasers can be used in the following areas:

  • Reshaping gum tissue associated with a “gummy smile,” where the gum covers much of the teeth.
  • Removing tissue folds, for example from dentures.
  • To reshape the gum tissue as part of the restoration process, such as crown lengthening.
  • Lasers can also be used to remove the fold of the skin under the teeth. If children experience what is known as being “tongue-tied,” a laser can be used as part of a laser frenectomy treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry provides a wide variety of benefits over traditional treatment:

  • Minimal bleeding. As lasers promote blood clotting, this is an ideal practice for treating soft tissues.
  • Soft tissue lasers may result in a decreased need for sutures.
  • In many procedures, the use of anesthesia is not necessary as the patient is more comfortable and there is no need for invasive implements.
  • Using laser treatments reduces the potential for bacterial infections. As the laser sterilizes the area, this removes any lingering bacteria.
  • Laser treatments require less healing time for the patient. As the wounds can heal faster, and the recovery period doesn’t require healing like traditional gum surgery, there is immediate improvement, but it also allows the patient to get back to normal life quickly without having to worry about looking after the sensitive area.
  • Improved results. As lasers can detect cavities at earlier stages in comparison to other technologies, this is a direct advantage for patients and the dentist.
  • Less stress for the patient. All of these factors can mean a reduced time in the dentist’s chair. And with improved results, less healing time, and less time in the office overall, this gives the patient peace of mind. Many people do not like the idea of going for a dental procedure, predominantly due to the antiquated ideas behind old dental tools. Laser dentistry greatly reduces any anxiety from the patient’s perspective.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Laser Dentistry?

It is important to note that there are risks involved with any type of treatment. But risks associated with laser treatment are very minimal. Some potential risks and disadvantages can come from a slight risk of gum injury. Predominantly, the use of lasers cannot work with teeth that contain specific types of filling, and there are cases when anesthesia may still be used.

But when you compare laser treatment to traditional dentistry practices such as opening up a wound with a scalpel, the positives of laser dentistry greatly outweigh the negatives. However, here, at the Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we are a team that can provide you with sufficient advice throughout the process, so you are comfortable and ready.

Schedule an Appointment and Get Started With Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is one of the most exciting and up-to-date procedures in the field of dentistry. As laser dentistry provides improved results for the patient and dental practices, it is an ideal way to undergo a procedure with minimal invasion.

Whether you are experiencing discomfort and need to undergo a procedure, or you are concerned that you need to check for any damage to your teeth, laser dentistry can be incorporated into any preventative dentistry plan. As you can see, there are a significant number of benefits in using laser dentistry over traditional dentistry methods. If you are looking to learn more about laser dentistry, or you wish to use this pioneering treatment in your dental plan, schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven A. Brisman and his team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale.

Maintaining Oral Health During COVID-19

Staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for everyone, and your oral health is an essential feature.

If anything, maintaining great oral health is now more important than ever. Here at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, our team understands your concerns and are committed to helping you stay on top of the situation both at home and at the dental practice.

Why You Must Maintain Your Oral Health During COVID-19

Oral health is very closely linked to many aspects of your overall health, including various diseases as well as the body’s natural immune systems. Given that individuals with pre-existing conditions or weakened immunity are more likely to contract the virus and experience its worst outcomes, it’s imperative that you monitor the situation.

The following stats underline the need for greater oral care, particularly under these challenging circumstances;

  • One in four Americans (1) has untreated tooth decay.
  • Up to 39% of low-income people (2) state that poor oral health has a negative impact on their lives.
  • Poor oral health can impact the accuracy of COVID-19 testing (3).
  • Over half (4) of 6 to 8-year-olds have dental caries.
  • One in three adults (5) has not visited a dentist in the last 12 months.
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the most common underlying issues (6) in COVID-19 patients.

Maintaining good oral health during COVID-19 can, therefore, be considered one of the most important responsibilities for anyone wanting to reduce the risk factors while also staying healthy and enjoying a better quality of life.

Maintaining Good Oral Health At Home

As always, good daily oral care will provide the perfect platform to build a strong dental routine. The following steps will give you the best shot at maintaining a winning smile and great general health during the pandemic;

  • Brush twice daily (morning and night) for 2-3 minutes at a time.
  • Choose a suitable toothpaste – usually a fluoridated toothpaste, but our dentists may advise a specialized solution to match your dental requirements.
  • Floss once per day.
  • Wash your hands with anti-bacterial gels or soap and hot water on a frequent basis and try to limit touching your mouth.
  • Use mouthwash and, where possible, eat a balanced diet that aids your mouth’s pH balance.

In addition to the general tips, you should disinfect your toothbrush daily by rinsing it for a few minutes in a 0.5% hydrogen peroxide solution. This will combat the fact that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to three days, subsequently reducing the risks of it spreading to you. Keeping the toothbrush covered is another positive step.

Further precautions include changing your electric toothbrush more frequently (monthly) and drinking fluoridated water. When you pay greater attention to your oral health amidst COVID-19 at home, the reliance on professional care will be reduced too.

What About Dental Checkups During COVID-19?

When the coronavirus was first labeled a pandemic, most dental practices were forced to temporarily close, particularly for non-emergency procedures. Moreover, the American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have both suggested delaying unnecessary appointments. For those that have already seen a professional in 2020 and boast good oral health, it may be best to delay the next appointment until 2021.

However, you shouldn’t postpone a dental health checkup if you have any reason to assume that there is a problem. Whether it’s discomfort or dental calculus, ignoring the need to visit a dentist will increase the risk of more serious conditions, as well as the threat of contracting COVID-19.

If you are planning to schedule a dental checkup, though, you need to partner with a dental office that has its health and safety under control. The telltale indicators that you must look for are;

  • Minimal time spent in the facility, especially in communal areas.
  • The presence of hand cleaning materials.
  • The use of highly advanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • A digitized surface that cuts down on touching surfaces and handling physical items.
  • High-quality HVAC systems supported by HEPA 13 filtration.
  • A service that sanitizes rooms between patients.

Here at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we spent months making the necessary changes to keep you safe during your visits before reopening our doors. Maintaining good oral health with dental cleaning procedures and oral screenings during COVID-19 has never looked better.

Emergency Dental Services During COVID-19

Life doesn’t stop for COVID-19, and you remain susceptible to health conditions, including oral health problems. When emergency dental care is needed, our team can provide a speedy solution to get your health back on track.

The definition of a dental emergency has temporarily changed due to COVID-19, but the following issues should all be investigated immediately;

  • Swelling of the gum, cheeks, or facial areas.
  • Mouth ulcers that take longer than 14 days to heal.
  • Lost teeth.
  • Broken teeth that have caused significant pain.
  • Prolonged bleeding in the site of a recent tooth extraction.

Other issues, such as excruciating pain that has impacted your sleep patterns and quality of life, should be treated as an emergency too. Ultimately, your gut instinct will probably point you in the right direction. If you feel that emergency dental care is required, Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale can support you through the pandemic.

Meanwhile, issues like uncontrolled bleeding or facial swelling that makes it hard to see or breathe should be treated by heading straight to the nearest Emergency Room. Following the treatment, you can contact our team for further advice and continued care.

The Final Word

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, and oral care isn’t any different. However, with the right daily routines and a vigilant approach to professional and emergency treatments, you can stay on top of the situation.

For further tips on preventative and responsive dental care during COVID-19, Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

How Do Dental Implants Work

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When you have missing teeth, and you want to deal with the problem, there’s a range of solutions that you can consider. But which one is best for you? For many people, the answer is dental implants. They offer a durable alternative to dentures and bridges, and there are many reasons why people choose implants over those options.

If you are looking at your options right now, you probably want to find out more about dental implants, how they work, and which benefits they bring to the table. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place. Please read on now to find out more.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants replace missing teeth that are implanted directly into the jawbone, where they’re screwed into place to ensure maximum security and durability. They offer a long-term fix to the problem of missing teeth.

There’s a wide range of benefits that come with making use of dental implants. If you’re thinking about getting them, you’re probably interested in what these benefits are. You can find out all about them below.

Fewer Daily Hassles

When you have implants, you don’t have to worry about the kinds of problems that come with dentures. Once they’re in place, they don’t come out or move about at all.

Protection for Your Bone Tissue

Your jaw bone can recede when teeth are missing. It needs a tooth root or a replacement to remain intact, and implants, which act as a root, can help to provide that to the bone tissue.

A Natural Appearance

Dental implants are also very natural in their appearance. That’s important because most people don’t want their implants to stand out or look false in any way.

An Affordable Solution

They’re one of the most cost-effective solutions out there as well. In terms of long-term costs, dental implants make a worthwhile investment.

Boost Your Confidence

With dental implants in place, many people feel much more confident in their smiles and more confident when doing things that are often taken for granted, such as eating and laughing.

Eat What You Like

Talking of eating, that’s another significant benefit of using dental implants. They allow you to eat as if you had natural teeth. There are no limitations because they’re always securely in place.

Getting Dental Implants

The process of having dental implants installed will be different for everyone. It will start with an assessment of the situation, and a decision will then be made regarding your suitability for implants. If it seems like they’d be a good fit for you, the process of having them made to fit your mouth can begin.

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you’re interested in dental implants, want to find out more about them, and talk the process through with an experienced member of our team, you need to get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you at a time that works best for you.

How Do You Clean Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are one of the most commonly used methods of repairing damaged teeth and provide a durable chewing surface and aesthetically pleasing appearance. 

That’s all well and good, but if you have dental crowns in place, you might be wondering how to keep them in good shape and how to maintain them going forward. It’s vital because they’re going to be in place for a long time, and you want to ensure they continue to meet your needs. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and taking care of your dental crowns.

Cleaning Dental Crowns

The good news is there’s nothing at all complicated about cleaning your dental crowns. You need to follow our advice for cleaning regular teeth; there’s no real difference at all. Brush them twice a day with a manual or electric toothbrush and whichever brand of toothpaste you prefer. Spend two minutes on the task each time you clean them and be sure to floss afterward, too. If you do that, they’ll remain in good shape.

Eating with Dental Crowns

Once you’ve recovered from the process of having the dental implants fitted and any sensitivity has died down, you shouldn’t have any problems at all eating anything you want with your new dental crowns. Of course, you do need to give yourself some time to recover after the initial process, but as long as you do that, you’ll have no issues. The only thing to be aware of is that very sticky food can sometimes cause problems for new crowns.

How Your Dentist Can Help

When you have your crowns in place, it’s best to look after them and make sure that they’re checked and assessed regularly by your dentist. That’s why you need to keep making appointments for routine checkups so your dentist can see how everything’s going. They can make sure that they’re in place and secure as they should be and carry out any treatment or repairs when it’s necessary to do so.

What To Do If A Crown Falls Out

No one wants to go through the experience of having a crown fall out, but it can happen, and you should know what to do in the event of it happening to you. Put it in a secure bag if it falls out and schedule an appointment with us at the earliest opportunity. They’ll either be able to refit it or have a new crown fitted to replace the one that fell out. It’s especially important to seek attention you are experiencing pain.

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you have any further concerns or you’re interested in dental crown procedures, why not get in touch and arrange an appointment with our team. Our team of dental professionals is highly skilled, and some of the most reliable professionals in the area. We’ll take care of you the moment you arrive at your appointment.

What Is A Periodontist?

If you’re not sure what a periodontist is, the best way to describe it is that they’re dental professionals who focus mainly on gum and bone diseases. This is in contrast to general dentists who focus on the care and treatment of the teeth. Periodontists might also treat things such as oral inflammation. 

Gum Disease

One of the most important areas of treatment offered by periodontists is gum disease treatment. Gum disease develops in the mouth when there’s a build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth. This eventually turns to calculus, and it can’t be removed as easily at that point. It also creates an inflammatory response from the gum tissue, resulting in sensitivity, swelling, and the potential for infection.

Periodontists can spot the early signs of this kind of gum disease and find effective ways of taking action so that the problem doesn’t become worse and lead to things like tooth loss and bone tissue problems before a treatment can be found. That’s why periodontists and what they do are so important.

Periodontal Experts

The doctors we have working with us here are all experts in the field of periodontal disease. They have years of training and even more on the job experience, which means they understand precisely how to identify and find treatments for a range of diseases and problems relating to gums, gum tissue, and bone tissue.

When you come for a checkup with a member of our periodontal team, you’ll have your teeth, gums and underlying bone tissue thoroughly assessed for problems. If any issues are found, appropriate treatment and a plan of action will be established to put things right.

Procedures Regularly Performed by Our Periodontists

The process of debriding the gums is important because it removes the built-up calculus deposits that have been established above and below the gumline. This process gets rid of it and ensures further problems can’t develop in the future. Gum debridement is a relatively common and straightforward treatment process.

Scaling and root planing procedures are also carried out regularly. These procedures also remove calculus and are used on patients that already have more advanced gum disease problems that need to be addressed. It ensures the problem doesn’t develop because of the build-up of bacteria.

Grafts are commonly carried out by our team, and they’re vital for many patients. Grafts help ensure gums and underlying bone can support with things like dental implants and support them properly. Our periodontists also carry out extractions when necessary.

If you want to use our services and you think you’d benefit from what our periodontists have to offer, you need to get in touch and arrange a time to visit us. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with an appointment at a time that suits you best.

What Is A Dental Implant?

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Dental implants are becoming more affordable and more accessible than other treatments in dentistry. When it comes to comfort and durability, there’s nothing better. A dental implant replaces a missing tooth, acting as a root for a crown. Dental implants are made from titanium or titanium alloy. Titanium can fuse with the bone in your jaw and doesn’t break down in the body. Dental implants come in many different sizes and shapes to suit each patient, too, making them a diverse and versatile option. A dental implant replaces the root of the natural tooth before the placement of an implant abutment and a dental crown.

When patients are missing one or more teeth, the jaw bone recedes, and the structure of the face changes. Dental implants replace the tooth roots that would keep the jaw bone intact. Over time, patients will feel as if they have their own tooth in their mouth, making them far more comfortable than dentures. There’s no slipping or discomfort with dental implants, so you can speak and eat as you normally would.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Patients who receive a successful dental implant treatment find that they are happy with the resulting ways it impacts their lives. Dental implants are reliable, stable, and beautiful, which allows you to enjoy food, to smile without hiding your teeth, and feel confident when interacting with others. 

Those who wear dentures report the feeling of them slipping on the gum or ill-fitting and uncomfortable. Since dental implants are permanently set in the bone, they will never move or feel uncomfortable. You may even forget they are there as you go about speaking and chewing without any problems. Also when compared to cleaning and taking care of dentures, caring for a dental implant is straightforward. It is the same as taking care of your natural teeth; regular flossing, brushing, and dental check-ups.

Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. The surgery is safe and one of the most predictable procedures with a success rate of 98%. When you come to our office to have them placed, you can rely on the experience and skills gained by our team

Dental implants are the only dental restoration that preserves natural bone, and even stimulates bone growth through a process called osseointegration. 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale Today!

You want a kind, friendly, and comfortable dentist to be the one you work with for your dental implants. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, this is precisely what you get. We believe in ensuring all of our patients are thoroughly in the know about their dental care before procedures are undertaken. Your comfort is our main concern, so don’t be afraid to speak up if you have any questions. 

Dental implants are the closest you can get to natural, healthy teeth. They allow you to live the way you want to; eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing, and enjoying your daily activities without worrying about your teeth.

What is a Denture Reline?

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If you are one of the millions of people that have dentures, then you may also be one of the people that suffers a little discomfort from time to time. If you are somebody who is suffering from ill-fitting dentures, then you may benefit from denture realignment.

If you are not familiar with what a denture reline is, then this post is here to help bring you up to speed with what a denture reline is and how it could benefit you and give you back the comfort you once had from your dentures.

What Is Denture Realignment?

While you may have had your dentures for a while, lately, you may have noticed that they aren’t as smooth fitting as they once were.

If this is the case, then it is possible you can benefit quite a lot from the simple process of a denture reline. As we get older, it is no secret that our bodies can see a lot of change; this change happens everywhere and cannot be avoided.

When the change starts to take effect in your mouth, the gums and bone will degrade and therefore leave you with ill-fitting dentures that can be uncomfortable in your mouth. To rectify this and get your dentures to fit like a glove once again, acrylic can be applied to the dentures to reshape them and have them fit your mouth as they once did.

What Should You Look Out For?

If your dentures need relining, there are a few things you should be looking out for. The first thing you should pay attention to is the way the dentures are sitting in your mouth. If you have noticed that you have to frequently adjust the dentures to sit properly, it’s almost a guarantee that they will require a denture reline.

You should also be on the lookout for any pain or discomfort in the gum that you have not noticed before. The pain can often be attributed to the dentures slipping out of place and causing sores on the gums.

Another thing you should be mindful of is any impediment with your speech. If your dentures start to fit incorrectly, you may have difficulty speaking and saying words as clearly as you once did.

What Are My Options

When it comes to denture relines, you generally have three options, these options are:

Soft Reline – Required if your gums are too tender to put wear your dentures any longer. Uses a soft material to cushion and reshape.

Hard Reline – A hard reline should be done every two years and will generally be done by a prearranged appointment. 

Temporary Reline – If you suffer from tender and sore gums and haven’t had your dentures seen to at all or in a long time, this is the reline that will work for you. 

I Need A Reline, What Now?

If you have dentures and live in Westchester, you may require a dentist to help you manage your denture requirements. If this is the case, then schedule an appointment with Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today and get your dentures back to their original comfort once again.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

A dental crown is a cover that gets placed over a tooth that has become decayed or very severely damaged. Dental crowns are sometimes known as caps. A crown might get placed over a tooth for many reasons, but the most common is that a dental filling cannot replace much of the broken tooth. Also, dental crowns get used where fillings cannot make a tooth stronger.

Dental crowns typically can last between five to fifteen years before needing to be replaced. When looking for reliable dental crowns in Westchester or advice on having them, it makes sense for you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale.

Dental Crowns Westchester

You already know that crowns are useful at covering and protecting teeth that can’t be made strong enough with a filling. A typical example includes where a tooth has become cracked. But, did you know crowns also get used to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen?

As you can imagine, dental crowns are something that should be durable, long-lasting, and above all, be a perfect fit for your damaged teeth. When it comes to getting dental crowns for your teeth, you must select a dentist that is both skilled and experienced at providing such a service.

Thankfully, you can rely on Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale for your dental crown needs. Our clinicians have over 40 years of experience in dentistry, and thanks to a unique combination of science and artistry, we can make a real and positive difference to your smile. As a patient of Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, you can be sure that the service you receive will both meet and exceed your expectations.

How Are Dental Crowns Constructed?

If your complimentary consultation results in the need for one or more dental crowns, one thing you might be wondering is how they are made. After all, they must fit each tooth like a glove, and so you can’t have a “one size fits all” solution.

Patients at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale have the choice of different crown constructions, depending on their needs and cosmetic requirements. Typically, crowns can get made of metal, zirconia, PFM (porcelain fused to metal), PFZ (porcelain fused to zirconia), or ceramic. When opting for a metal crown, you can usually choose from precious metals like gold or base metals like nickel.

How Can I Make My Dental Crowns Last Long?

As mentioned earlier, a dental crown can last between five and fifteen years. It’s not so much dependent on the construction material, but more on how you take care of your crowns (and teeth in general).

In many cases, crowns last a long time, but the underlying tooth might develop cavities. To lessen the risk of such problems from occurring, it makes sense to carry out regular flossing and brushing of your teeth. With good oral hygiene habits, some patients can go for decades without needing replacement crowns.

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you are interested in a dental crown or may be wondering if a dental crown is the best solution for you then contact us today!