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Dental erosion, also known as acid erosion or enamel erosion, occurs when acids soften and remove enamel from the teeth. Because enamel cannot simply grow back, dental erosion is a permanent condition. There are, however, several treatments that can be used to cover the eroded surfaces of the teeth and restore a more attractive, stronger, and less sensitive smile.
To learn about your acid erosion treatment options in Manhattan, call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 and schedule a consultation today.
Bulimia and Acid Erosion
Often lumped into “tooth replacement options,” dental implants do not actually replace missing teeth in the same way as a set of dentures or a dental bridge. Instead, dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth, providing an anchor for many different types of restorations.
Which type of replacement tooth or teeth will work best for you can best be determined during your evaluation with one of...Read More
Metal braces? Ceramic braces? Invisalign®? Six-Month-Smiles®? With all of the orthodontic options available these days, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. Take our short quiz to learn more about the options available at our Manhattan office and which solutions may be suitable for you. Then call our office at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted directly into jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Replacing the roots of missing teeth is important for the preservation of both bite strength and facial structure. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that work to address both of these problems.
When a tooth is lost through trauma, infection, or decay, its root is lost as well. Tooth roots secure teeth into the jaw, but also serve to signal the body to continue fortifying bone around the teeth. When a root is gone, those signals cease...Read More
If you already have your two front teeth, what could your smile possibly hope for during the holiday season – assuming, of course, your smile could hope? How about perfection?
Maybe your two front teeth are crooked. Maybe there are spaces between them. Perhaps other teeth in your mouth are functionally limited and aesthetically displeasing due to crooked presentation, uneven shapes and sizes, severe staining, or chipped or cracked enamel. All of these issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers – and at NYC Smile Design, we offer the strongest, most natural-looking...Read More
Can you use your FSA or HSA for cosmetic dentistry? Most likely not. These plans are designed to cover the cost of medical and dental expenses not fully covered by insurance. They seldom include procedures that would be considered aesthetic-only. However, it is possible to use your flexible or healthcare spending account for restorative services with functional benefit.
While your FSA or HSA cannot be used for tooth...Read More
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for men and women struggling with dental phobia to get the treatments they need for a healthy smile without nervousness or anxiety. If you feel anxious prior to dental appointments or if your nervousness about routine dental care prohibits you from seeking professional services, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn about our sedation dentistry options.
Beyond Dental Phobia
Porcelain veneers are used to address myriad cosmetic imperfections. Placed over the front of the teeth, veneers can fix:
- Irregular tooth shapes and sizes
- Crooked tooth presentation
- Gaps in between teeth
- Chipped or cracked tooth enamel
- Severe tooth staining
Porcelain veneers can also be used to...Read More
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...Read More