General Dental TreatmentsBrooklyn, NY
A Gentle, Holistic Dental Home for You and Your Family
When you are looking for a dental home for you and your family, look no further than Williamsburg Dental Arts. We offer general dentistry services alongside our advanced procedures, so we can be your one location for all your dental needs. We recommend visiting the dentist for routine checkups at least every six months so that we can keep your oral health in ideal condition and catch any potential problem areas before they develop into more serious concerns. Our doctors and team care about both your oral and overall health, so we practice holistic dentistry to ensure that all the work we do to improve your oral health, benefits your entire body as well.
Natural-Looking Composite Restorations for Tooth Fillings
After you have had a cavity treated, the location will need to be protected from future damage with a filling. We offer composite fillings, which are a hand-layered tooth-colored material, instead of metal amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are more beneficial to your overall health as they do not contain mercury or other trace metals and are BPA-free and composed of biocompatible material. We are also able to color match your composite fillings to your teeth, so the aesthetics of your smile will not be affected by the filling. Composite restorations typically last three to six years, but with regular hygiene visits, the longevity can be extended.
Repair Damage to Your Teeth with Ceramic Restorations
For patients who have larger, more severe cavities or damage to their teeth, we can provide ceramic inlays and onlays. By using ceramic material, these restorations are typically stronger than composite material and are ideal for patients who grind their teeth or have severe crowding around the affected area. Inlays are placed in between the cusps of the teeth while onlays cover more of the tooth structure, usually including one or more cusps. We create our inlays and onlays by taking a digital scan of your teeth and sending those images to our in-house milling machine. You will be able to enjoy a strong, attractive restoration the same day as your appointment.
Preventative Sealants Protect the Hard to Reach Spaces of Your Mouth
Used for both children and adults, preventative sealants are used to avoid cavities from developing in the hard to reach areas of the mouth. We will apply a thin coat of composite to your back teeth that will prevent bacteria from gathering inside the deep grooves. Applying preventative sealants is minimally invasive and requires no use of anesthesia. This option benefits young children as they learn proper habits of effective teeth cleaning, without compromising their teeth.
METAL FILLING REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT
Replace Old Metal Fillings with Biocompatible Restorations
If you have an old metal filling, we are able to replace it with a more holistic and attractive composite filling. Metal fillings contain multiple metal materials, including mercury, and can become contaminated, which can negatively affect your health. Metal filling removal has been linked to increased immunity and enhanced neural and sensory conductivity. Additionally, replacing a metal filling will improve the longevity of the tooth as it is less likely to become infected or damaged further.
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THE ORAL-SYSTEMIC CONNECTION
Choose a Dentist Who Looks at the Oral-Systemic Connection
When you choose Williamsburg Dental Arts for your needs, the first thing we will do is educate you on the importance of proper oral health and minimizing inflammation in the mouth. You will also receive a full comprehensive gum examination to identify the state of your oral health as a whole. Through our holistic services we can improve your health in a minimally invasive way. By improving the health of your mouth, you improve the health of your entire body.
If you would like to receive a thorough examination of your oral health, schedule a consultation with our team today!
CEREC® Crowns Restore Function to Your Teeth the Same Day as Your Appointment. High Quality Dental Crowns Crafted with Advanced Technology
Dental crowns are a common restoration treatment for teeth that are damaged or for a dental implant in need of a restoration. At Williamsburg Dental Arts, we use only the highest quality ceramic material when creating your custom crowns and utilize advanced CEREC® same-day technology to make the process quick and simple for you. Crowns are used to treat fractured or compromised teeth and to restore tooth structure after a large cavity has been treated. In some cases, the dental crown will cosmetically enhance the shape, size, color and position of the tooth, improving the overall appearance of your smile.
The CEREC Crown Process
Your comfort is one of our highest priorities, so we have invested in state-of-the-art CEREC technology to make the process of dental crowns as easy as possible. CEREC allows us to take a digital scan of your oral structure, avoiding the need for messy, gag-inducing impressions. Our doctors use this scan when designing your custom crown to fit perfectly within your mouth. The CEREC machine then mills a high-quality ceramic crown right away and is finished that very day. We can then fit the new crown to your tooth so you do not have to worry about wearing temporaries or going without a restoration for any amount of time.
The Benefits of CEREC Crowns
We Value Your Time and Comfort
Time is a commodity and we understand how important it is to have treatments completed quickly and in one visit. With our CEREC technology, you will not have to come back to the office for a second visit just to be fitted for your restoration. Dental crowns are routine procedures for our doctors and most people enjoy the cosmetic and functional benefits that the treatment gives them. With proper care and routine dental visits, your crown should last you many years.
If you are in need of a dental crown, enjoy the benefits of same-day CEREC crowns by scheduling an appointment with us today!
Definition of Dental Terminology
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Dental Checkup
- A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
- Dental Prophylaxis
- A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
- Dental Sealants
- Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
- Preventive Dentistry
- Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
- Tooth Enamel
- Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.
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