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General Dentistry

It is difficult to predict just what kind of general dentistry and oral health care you will need as an adult. That’s why it’s important to choose a Midtown Manhattan dentist office that is able to cater to all your needs, whether it’s time for a bi-annual exam and cleaning, root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, tooth-colored fillings, or TMJ treatment and bite alignment.

General dentistry services provided by Manhattan dentists Dr. Sandip Sachar and Dr. Katherine Wong include:

Preventive Care

Your at-home dental care is essential in helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. But it’s also critical to see your dentist twice a year for an exam and a cleaning. During the exam, your Manhattan dentist will check your mouth for potential signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and other gum health concerns. Plaque will be thoroughly cleaned from your teeth as well, because no matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing at home, there are no tools in your bathroom that can rival the precision of dental instruments.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are often referred to as composite fillings. Composites are a popular choice for filling cavities or repairing teeth because the fillings match natural tooth color, making them unnoticeable, and are free of toxic dental mercury. The composites also give additional strength to tooth structure which means you are less likely to experience the tooth cracking or breaking down years later. Because the composite fillings adhere tightly to the tooth structure, this decreases the possibility of decay, making your tooth even stronger.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that, if not caught and treated early, can result in tooth loss and serious infection of the gums. For the most advanced cases of periodontal disease, root planing and scaling is conducted in order to clean the gums and rid your mouth of the infection, thereby creating a solid foundation for your smile to be rebuilt. If you have already lost teeth to periodontitis, it will be necessary to undergo restorative dentistry once your gums have healed in order to create a new smile that is functional and attractive. Seeing your dentist regularly for preventive care visits can help keep gum disease from turning into a big, painful problem.

Root Canal Therapy

While an abscessed or infected tooth can always be repaired with tooth extraction, it is possible to save the natural tooth instead of root canal therapy, ultimately preventing other oral health problems from developing in the future. Modern treatment and advanced aesthetics make root canal therapy easier to endure and more manageable than ever before. The interior pulp of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special material that allows the tooth to stay intact. If necessary, a porcelain crown will be placed over the remaining tooth above the gum line to give it additional strength and restoring full functionality.

Digital X-rays

Using an electronic sensor instead of x-ray film, the digital x-ray images that your Manhattan dental office takes are then stored on a computer for instant and easy viewing. The images can be enlarged, which makes it far easier for dentists and hygienists to detect problems. Plus, digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by nearly 90 percent, and that’s compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. Without x-rays, problem areas in the mouth may go undetected. This valuable tool can uncover decay, gum disease, bone loss, tumors, cysts, abscesses, poor tooth and root positions, and all manner of oral health problems inside a tooth or below the gum line, which means you can have them treated before they become very problematic and painful.

Gentle Dentistry

While we always practice careful and thoughtful dentistry, gentle dentistry is especially necessary when it comes to treating patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, whether adult or child. When it is time for your child to see the dentist, choose a Manhattan dental practice that knows that a child’s dental needs differ from an adult’s. We take our time with the smallest patients to make sure they are comfortable, secure, and have a great experience at the dentist so that they are set up for a lifetime of positivity when it comes to maintaining their oral health. And if as an adult you have stress about seeing the dentist for any reason at all, know that you will be in good, gentle hands at our Midtown dentistry practice.

Tooth Extractions

Some patients need to have their wisdom teeth extracted and others do not. Which camp you fall into depends on the size of your mouth and the expertise of your Manhattan dentist. Wisdom teeth are typically extracted because your jaw may not be large enough to accommodate them, they may partially break through the gum only to become infected, or the teeth may erupt at an odd angle. The extraction of wisdom teeth eliminates these painful problems and prevents the teeth from becoming crowded.

TMJ Treatment

An improper bite or dental occlusion can cause a patient to suffer from frequent heads, shoulder pain, neck pain, and discomfort in the jaw joint. You may also experience aching or popping jaws when you open or close your mouth. A misaligned bite can occur for a variety of reasons, most often dental disease, trauma or injury to the mouth, or simply the way permanent teeth grew in. When teeth do not join together as they should, tension in the surrounding muscles can develop which leads to chronic pain. But it is possible to undergo TMJ treatment and have your bite restored to a comfortable and natural position that eliminates constant pain.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic and serious condition that causes multiple pauses in breathing or multiple shallow breathing while a person is asleep. The pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes, and often returning to normal breathing jolts a person from deep to light sleep, interfering with quality of sleep. Ask your Midtown Manhattan dentist if you are a good candidate for a sleep apnea oral appliance that will help restore normal breathing during sleep and protect you from dangerous and potentially fatal side effects of obstructed breathing during sleep.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular restorative dentistry treatments, trumping dentures for tooth replacement thanks to their longevity and permanent nature. One or more missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, which uses a titanium tooth root to stimulate the jawbone and to stand as the foundation for a prosthetic tooth. All-On-Four and All-On-Six dental implants are also available to replace an entire arch of teeth with as little surgery as possible. But no matter what type of implant you receive, it will look natural, feel comfortable, and restore full functionality to your smile.

Contact a Manhattan dentist today at Sachar Dental to learn more about the general dentistry procedures that can give you a healthy, stunning, secure smile.

Restorative Dentistry

Manhattan Restorative DentistryWhen your teeth are damaged, it can feel like they are beyond repair you probably need Manhattan Restorative Dentistry. But accidents happen, aging happens, and there are always options for revitalizing a broken-down smile. Restorative dentistry makes it possible to get a set of teeth that not only function properly again but look stunning too. You’ll no longer be embarrassed to smile or feel self-conscious about people looking at your teeth when you undergo the right restorative dentistry treatments for your unique needs.

If your teeth are broken, deteriorating, or in a deep state of decay, restorative dentistry is an option. Don’t be embarrassed anymore, and don’t be shy about reaching out to the right Manhattan restorative dentist – your smile can be rebuilt, and so can your self-confidence.

Manhattan restorative dentistry services provided by Manhattan dentists Dr. Sandip Sachar and Dr. Katherine Wong include:

Full-Mouth Restoration

By combining restorative dentistry with cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular procedures, full-mouth restoration can successfully rebuild your smile so that it looks amazing, feels natural and comfortable, and works properly. Full-mouth restorations are customized to every patient, just like smile makeovers, though restorations often involve the replacement or repair of a great many teeth and can include procedures such as cavity repair, dental implants, jaw alignment, TMJ treatment, gum disease therapy, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and more. Chronic mouth pain or soreness, loose teeth, bleeding gums, headaches, a sunken face, missing teeth, or worn and damaged teeth are all signs that you should consult your Manhattan dentist about restorative dentistry for your smile. Full-mouth restoration  is just one of many components of Manhattan Restorative Dentistry.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

When you need a solution that is more secure than a dental filling but less invasive than a porcelain crown, consider porcelain inlays and onlays. Used to repair partially decayed, fractured or damaged teeth, inlays and onlays stabilize the surrounding tooth structure while preventing further decay or deterioration. Dental inlays fit inside a tooth, while dental onlays extend over the cusps of a tooth and are shaped into a flattering and functional structure. Onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. Inlays and onlays are often used when there is not much tooth structure to work with and adding a tooth-colored filling or making room for a crown would further compromise the integrity and stability of the natural tooth.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite fillings are often referred to as tooth-colored fillings, and this option for repairing a cavity or damaged tooth has become popular for two main reasons: Tooth-colored fillings are free of toxic dental mercury, and tooth-colored fillings look and function like natural teeth, disguising the fact that a filling was even put in place. In restorative dentistry, many patients opt to have their amalgam silver fillings safely removed to prevent further exposure to mercury, and their teeth are then repaired with tooth-colored fillings.

Dental Bridges

Commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth, dental bridges often include dental crowns as part of their solution. If you have a hole in your smile, the strength of your jawbone can be so compromised it will eventually change the shape of your face, causing the remaining teeth in your mouth to shift. A dental bridge is bonded to the neighboring teeth, eliminating the gap that was in your smile, restoring your mouth to fully functional, and restoring you to full confidence in your stable and strong teeth.

Dental Crowns

When a fracture or decay has weakened a tooth, a dental crown is often the best solution. Bonded securely in place and designed to look like natural teeth, porcelain crowns also function like natural teeth so that you can eat and chew normally without any worries about the solidity of your smile. A dental crown is a cover-up for unsightly tooth problems and are used to restore discolored or misshapen teeth, cover damaged teeth, replace lost tooth structure, and protect weak teeth from breaking.

Dentures

Modern dentures are revolutionizing the stereotypical reputation of dentures. This removable dental appliance is designed to resemble natural teeth by replacing a great number of missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Partial dentures fill the spaces created by missing teeth while preventing other teeth from shifting. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing or all teeth need to be removed because of gum disease or another oral health problem. The durability of dentures improves a person’s ability to eat, chew, and speak while enhancing their appearance and restoring the functionality of their teeth and gums.

Dental Implants

Another component of Manhattan Restorative Dentistry are dental implants.  When you need to restore the functionality of your smile because of loose or missing teeth, dental implants are one of the most secure and aesthetically pleasing options available. Dental implants can be used to replace any missing tooth, in the process stimulating the jawbone and gums and restoring the solidity and security of your smile. Dental implants are designed to replace the tooth root that is missing, and the prosthetic tooth is attached to the implant so that it is permanent, feels comfortable, and looks just like natural teeth.

All-On-Four Dental Implants

If dentures are an unappealing option to you, dental implants are the secure solution to a mouthful of missing teeth. Whether all of your teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth are missing, All-On-Four dental implants can replace your entire arch of teeth with just four dental implants. You don’t need an implant for every tooth – All-On-Four is constructed of four dental implants that are implanted and heal to become part of your jawbone, stimulating the bone and serving as a base for the prosthetic teeth that are attached to the implants and which create the entirety of your newly restored smile.

All-On-Six Dental Implants

Just like All-On-Four dental implants, All-On-Six dental implants are placed in six spots in the mouth that have the highest bone volume, and this restorative dentistry option even applies to patients who have limited jaw bone tissue. All-On-Six dental implants restore a patient’s ability to eat, chew, and speak normally without the need for removable appliances or complicated at-home care. Dental implants in any form are designed to deliver long-term results that revitalize your smile and increase your self-confidence immediately.

Contact a Manhattan restorative dentist today at Sachar Dental to learn more about the restorative dentistry procedures that can give you a healthy, stunning, secure smile.

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