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January 15, 2021

Dental Sedation in New York City

At NYC Smile Design, we are pleased to offer the option of gentle sedation to patients who are nervous or who have difficulties with dental care due to:

  • A heightened gag reflex
  • Difficulties getting numb
  • Sensitive teeth
  • TMJ
  • And more

If you have traditionally struggled with dental visits due to emotional or physical discomfort, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to...

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November 18, 2020

Do you like your smile? Does it instill confidence? Does it make you feel happy? Or do cosmetic imperfections, like stains, make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed? If you relate more to the latter, you may be the ideal cosmetic dentistry candidate.

Cosmetic dentistry is able to address a number of aesthetic concerns and, in so doing, often corrects functional problems...

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November 04, 2020

Did you know that your oral health is directly linked to your systemic health?

The care you take of your teeth has a direct impact on the health of your entire body. Of course, this relationship goes both ways: the foods you put into your body have a direct impact on your oral health as well. This Thanksgiving, there’s no reason to compromise either.

Thanksgiving Foods...

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October 19, 2020

Dental implants are inserted into the bone that comprises the jaw. Once an implant has been placed, osteoblasts and connective tissue in the jaw secure it firmly in place. This, more or less, makes dental implants permanent. However, if an implant needs to be removed, it can be extracted similarly to a tooth.

Dental implants serve as a base for dental restorations such as porcelain crowns, implant supported dentures, or a dental bridge. Implants also act as a replacement tooth root, allowing them to help prevent...

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October 05, 2020

NYC Porcelain Veneer Durability

Porcelain veneers are exceptionally strong, but they are not permanent.

When cared for properly, you can expect dental veneers to last for about ten years. Of course, some veneers will last longer and others may need to be replaced sooner, but 10 years is the average life expectancy of porcelain veneers.

At NYC Smile Design, we work with master ceramists to ensure the dental veneers we place are...

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September 16, 2020

Infographic: What Are the Most Common Types of Restorative DentistryRestorative dentistry focuses on replacing missing teeth and improving the overall function of the smile. This type of dentistry can also be used to improve the appearance of the smile, correcting several cosmetic issues in addition to those impacting the strength and purpose of your teeth.

Common Restorative Dentistry Options...

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August 18, 2020

Popular cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

Other services, such as dental implants, tooth colored fillings, and porcelain dental crowns serve cosmetic purposes as well, but are used to restore strength and prevent future functional problems even when no cosmetic issues are present.

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August 04, 2020

Restore and Reinvent Your Smile with a Smile Makeover from NYC Smile Design

Many issues can impact the strength and appearance of your smile. Common cosmetic dental issues such as gaps and spaces, crooked presentation, and inconsistent tooth sizes can impact bite strength and tension and may contribute to conditions including TMJ. Structural issues such as...

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July 20, 2020

Dental veneers, commonly known as porcelain veneers, are placed over the front of teeth that are marred by cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can be used to address spacing issues, crooked tooth presentation, and irregular or inconsistent tooth sizes. They can also be used to strengthen teeth weakened by chips and cracks, and to improve the shading of teeth with deep or severe staining.

At NYC Smile Design, we take every care to make sure the dental veneers we place look and feel like your natural teeth. Durable, stain-resistant, and long-lasting, the porcelain veneers...

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July 06, 2020

Woman wondering is teeth whitening painful?

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. This can be true even for people who do not otherwise experience sensitive teeth.

If you already have sensitive teeth, the whitening process may exacerbate the condition. This is especially true in cases where store-bought tooth whitening kits are used. While inexpensive and convenient,...

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