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Dental X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an important diagnostic tool used by dentists and periodontists. While an oral examination is imperative to dental care, some oral issues cannot be identified through a visual exam alone. Thus, dental X-rays are used to supplement and help guide your dentist’s examination. They can help to identify cavities, bone infections, periodontal disease, and more. By identifying these problems early and before they become apparent on the tooth’s surface, treatment measures can be effectively taken to help ensure positive patient results. To learn more about dental X-rays and their importance, watch this short video.
If you are in need of dental X-rays or other oral diagnostic tools, contact Charles Kaner, DDS, at (646) 461-6582. Conveniently located in New York, Dr. Kaner specializes in restoring and enhancing smiles. Call us today for personalized, professional, and compassionate care!
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Dental veneers can be used to treat a wide variety of dental concerns, including tooth discoloration and chipped or broken teeth. If you think dental veneers could help to improve your smile, contact your periodontist to learn more. Read on for additional information regarding dental veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells, composed of ceramic or a composite resin, that are bonded to the front of the teeth. Each veneer is custom-made to mimic the tooth that it covers and is designed to improve the overall aesthetic of your smile. Since veneers are uniquely designed for each patient, they are crafted to look extremely natural and are very effective at correcting some smile complications. Veneers can be used to change the color, shape, length or size of a tooth.
What Conditions Can They Treat?
Veneers can be used to treat a wide variety of dental conditions and can also be used as an alternative to a crown in some cases. Teeth that are chipped, broken, or worn down can all frequently be treated with veneers. Veneers can also be used to treat teeth that have become discolored as a result of staining or the presence of fillings, and can sometimes be used to close the space between gapped teeth.
How Are They Used?
To prep the teeth for veneers, your periodontist will remove approximately half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface. After the tooth is prepared, a mold will be taken of your tooth. This mold will be sent to a dental laboratory and used to construct the veneers. This process typically takes up to two weeks. Once your veneers arrive, your periodontist will bond it to your tooth, checking for fit and color. After checking the fit of the veneer, additional material will be trimmed and removed as necessary.
If you are interested in dental veneers, contact Charles Kaner, DDS, at (646) 461-6582. As a skilled and experienced periodontist, Dr. Kaner can help you to achieve your best smile. Call us today to set up an appointment in our New York based office!
Last updated 17 days ago
If you are unhappy with your smile, it may be time to consult your dentist. Browse through these links from around the Web for more information about cosmetic dentistry procedures and tips for avoiding dental complications. Call Dr. Charles Kaner at (646) 461-6582 to learn more about our NYC dental services.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants? Explore this article from American Academy of Periodontology to learn more about this common cosmetic dentistry restoration.
Did you know that cosmetic dentistry incorporates composite fillings? Check out this link from the American Dental Association for more information on the uses and indications for composite fillings.
Following a healthy diet can help improve the strength of your teeth. Find out which foods are good for your smile by visiting this page at EverydayHealth.com.
Learn how you can prevent your teeth from cracking by reading over this article from the American Association of Endodontists.
Make sure you know when to contact your dentist for a dental emergency by checking out this article at Colgate.com.
Last updated 20 days ago
General dentists are trained to identify symptoms of oral disease and decay, remove plaque and tartar buildup, and provide treatment to improve the condition of a patient’s teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on improving the aesthetic quality of a person’s smile. However, some cosmetic dentistry procedures can improve both the appearance and stability of the teeth. Continue reading to learn more about the different cosmetic dentistry procedures.
We all want a healthy white smile, but the things we do on a daily basis can have a direct impact on the color of our teeth. For example, consuming darkly colored foods and liquids, smoking, taking certain medications, and poor oral hygiene habits can all cause our smile to become discolored. Many cosmetic dentists offer tooth whitening kits that use custom-made trays to fit the exact contours of your teeth, allowing the whitening trays to remove surface stains and intrinsic yellowing caused by the natural aging process.
Fillings are a common cosmetic dentistry treatment designed to repair teeth using composite resin or silver amalgam. Composite fillings are the most popular, as they provide patients with a tooth-colored restoration option. You may benefit from composite fillings if you are suffering from chips or cracks, broken teeth, extremely decayed teeth, or early wear and tear.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments performed today is the placement of dental implants. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently placed within your jawbone to replace one or more teeth that have been lost due to plaque-related decay, periodontal disease, or direct trauma.
Are you interested in improving the color or condition of your teeth? Make sure you get the care you need by contacting experienced New York City implant dentist Dr. Charles Kaner today at (646) 461-6582. You can also visit us on the Web to learn more about periodontics and dental emergencies.
Last updated 27 days ago
Many individuals do not realize that oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, taking the life of approximately one person every hour. The best way to reduce your risk for developing oral cancer is to undergo an evaluation and screening each time you visit your dentist.
In this episode of Today’s Health, we take a closer look at the benefits of the VELscope oral cancer screening. Oral cancer does not usually display any symptoms during the early stages and thus can be extremely difficult to diagnose. The VELscope oral cancer screening system allows dentists to identify dangerous tissue changes that would otherwise be missed during the oral examination. Watch this clip to learn how VELscope works.
Call NYC implant dentist and periodontist Dr. Charles Kaner at (646) 461-6582 to schedule an oral cancer screening, and visit us on the Web for more information about our dental services.