Dental fillings in Brooklyn NY
Cavities certainly are not fun. It’s always a great feeling when our dentist tells you after your examination that you don’t have any. And we at Central Park Dentists are committed to making sure that is a feeling you’re able to have more often than not. However, when you do need our dental fillings in Brooklyn NY, it is our goal to have them done promptly so that you will not be at increased risk for an infection, root canal therapy, and maybe event the loss of a tooth.
Plaque is the cause of dental decay, which results in cavities. Plaque erodes tooth enamel, and the longer it spends in contact with your teeth, the more damage it can cause. It can hide away in gum pockets, so that not even your toothbrush and dental floss can reach it. Plaque that remains in your mouth hardens into tartar. Together, they create a hazard for your dental health. Symptoms that can indicate a cavity include a toothache, sensitivity to pressure on the tooth, bad breath, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, and spots on your teeth. Many times, a cavity will have no symptoms at all, found only when you come in for a six month checkup and x-rays. If you do notice any of the above indications, though, be sure to come in for our dental filings in Brooklyn NY right away. The best method for preventing cavities is to eat a nutritious diet, limit your sugar intake, brush twice per day, and floss before bedtime. Early detection is the next best thing to prevention, of course. So be sure to make twice-yearly visits to our office. If you need our dental fillings in Brooklyn NY, better now than later. And you will also receive a teeth cleaning, which eradicates any plaque and tartar you still have, giving you a new lease on optimal oral wellness.
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There are many uses for dental crowns done by our Boerum Hill dentist. They are handy for reinforcing a tooth that has become cracked or chipped, or weakened by decay. When you have root canal therapy, a crown restores the tooth back to its original size so that it can look and function normally. The tooth portion of dental implants are made out of dental crowns. And they are also a key component in the anchoring of dental bridges. Plus, don’t forget all of the cosmetic applications for them. Sometimes, you have a tooth that is crooked or discolored; misshapen or otherwise not to your like aesthetically. Here at Central Park Dentists, we’re pleased to provide top quality crowns for all your dental needs.
For crowns that are used on the front teeth, the ones that show why you smile or speak, porcelain is a favored material to use. It has several advantages. First, it is strikingly similar in color to your natural teeth. That means your crown blends in seamlessly. Second, porcelain is resistant to stains. If you’re a tobacco user; you like to drink tea, coffee, red wine, or cola; or you indulge in berries, soy sauce, or curry; you will find that your crown made of porcelain will retain its color for longer than other materials do. For back teeth, which require more strength to stand up to the force exerted when chewing food, our Boerum Hill dentist offers porcelain baked to a metal substrate.
Typically, two visits are required to complete a crown. First, measurements and impressions are taken so that the dental lab will have precise information to create the best fitting crown possible for you. When you return, our Boerum Hill dentist will present the finished product. If any adjustments are necessary, they will be made. Once you are satisfied with the feel of the crown, it will be cemented to your tooth.
You can expect to get a lot of mileage out of your crown done by our Boerum Hill dentist. So when your tooth is cosmetically displeasing or has become damaged, don’t hesitate. Getting a crown right now can make you much happier about how your smile looks, and can keep you from exposing that tooth to further harm or even needing an extraction.
Root canal therapy in Cobble Hill
Root canal infections can cause you a great deal of pain, but at Central Park Dentists, we can remedy the situation for you with minimal or even no discomfort. When you do have a root canal infection, it is vital to receive treatment promptly as it usually the only way left to save the tooth. Our dentist in Cobble Hill is committed to helping you maintain your natural teeth whenever possible.
Dentist in Cobble Hill
What causes a root canal infection? Most of the time, advanced tooth decay, a deep filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth allows bacteria to get into the pulp area of your tooth. And this is what leads to the infection. It’s possible to feel no pain, but generally you will experience pain, often severe, when you attempt to chew or if you put pressure on the tooth. Sensitivity to things that are very hot or very cold is also likely. You might also have tender gums or tooth discoloration. When you notice one or more of the listed symptoms, you should call us and schedule an examination with our dentist in Cobble Hill. Any of those signs could mean a root canal infection and if so, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible so that the risk of losing the tooth is minimized.
Root canal therapy will be used to treat you and more than one visit will probably be needed to complete the procedure. First you will be numbed using a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. The top of the tooth will be drilled to reach the pulp area. Our dentist in Cobble Hill will removed the nerve and injured pulp and clean out any debris. Between sessions, a temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth. When the procedure is completed, the area will be sealed. Impressions and measurements will then be taken for your permanent crown. Root canal therapy has about a 90% success rate, so you can feel confident in having an excellent chance to keep your tooth. Root canal infections that are ignored are likely to lead to the tooth being extracted and the need for a restoration such as a dental implant or bridge.
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Brooklyn, New York 11201