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    Repairing Chipped Teeth

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Chipped teeth are easy for skilled cosmetic dentists to repair. There are many solutions available, and a top dentist can work with you to find the best smile restoration option. Restorations are also natural-looking, so no one will be able to tell that you ever had a problem at all.

    A tooth can become chipped or broken due to erosion of the tooth enamel, an accident, cavities, or temperature disparity—for instance, consuming something cold immediately after consuming something hot. It is important that your dentist know the cause of the chipped tooth to recommend the treatment that has the best possibility of long-term success.

    Porcelain veneers are an easy correction for chipped teeth. They are custom made, fitted to each patient individually, and allow your natural teeth to remain intact. Depending on how well you care for your veneers, they can last up to 20 years. Dental bonding and fillings are other options for repairing chipped teeth.

    If you have a chipped tooth and would like veneers from a top cosmetic dentist in NYC, contact us at Park 56 Dental by calling (646) 679-3993. 

    What Is Plaque?

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that can build up on your teeth and cause dental problems. The millions of bacteria contained in plaque can lead to cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.

    If plaque doesn’t get brushed away by your toothbrush, it can form an acid that eats away at your tooth enamel. If you notice plaque build-up on your teeth, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist to remove the plaque and prevent any further damage to your teeth and gums. View the American Dental Association’s video on plaque and prevention to learn more.

    At Park 56 Dental, we can schedule a cleaning and give you valuable tips to stay plaque-free. Visit our website or call (646) 679-3993 to schedule an appointment with us for a teeth cleaning in NYC. 

    Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

    Last updated 28 days ago

    As the top dentist in NYC will tell you, even one missing tooth can create a host of problems for your mouth. More than one missing tooth can magnify those problems exponentially. While there are a variety of tooth replacement options available, many people don’t explore the possibilities unless they are missing so many teeth that eating has become a problem. Here’s why that can be a huge mistake:

    Loss of Alignment
    When one or more teeth are loss, the remaining teeth have a natural propensity for shifting into the newly opened space. This includes both the adjacent teeth along the affected ridge, as well as the opposing teeth on the opposite ridge. When teeth shift out of place, it can create new gaps between otherwise well aligned teeth, while simultaneously disrupting the bite. This may lead to unnatural force on the remaining teeth that can cause them to wear prematurely or even crack or break.

    Loss of Bone
    The only thing that keeps the bone in your jaw from resorbing into the body is the constant stimulation it receives from your teeth. When a tooth is removed, that stimulation is removed with it, and the body believes it is no longer necessary to support bone in the area. The complications from bone loss are many and varied, but the most notable is not having enough bone to support tooth replacements such as implants at a later date.

    Loss of Esthetic Value
    Missing teeth create a cosmetic problem as well, which can lead to a patient losing self-esteem or adopting a negative self-image. Our smiles are so important to our personal sense of well-being and attractiveness. A cosmetic dentist specializing in tooth replacement can help you prevent or reverse these effects of tooth loss.

    If you have missing teeth and are ready to take action to replace them, contact us at Park 56 Dental in NYC. We’ll be happy to explore all of your options with you and make a recommendation of which is best for you. Call (646) 679-3993 for an appointment today!

    The Dental Patient's Guide to Veneers

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you’ve been thinking about speaking to a top dentist in NYC about cosmetic options to improve your smile, then one option you’ll want to be sure to mention is dental veneers. Dental veneers are an incredibly popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, and one that is favored by Hollywood and the general population alike. Here are a few things you’ll want to know, but do speak to your dentist for personal information:

    Versatility
    Dental veneers are often chosen by the best dentists because of their versatility in application. They can be used to whiten teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening methods, as well as to correct teeth that have become excessively worn, chipped, or cracked. In addition to that, veneers can be used as something of an orthodontic “cheat” to instantly create a straighter smile where misalignment is mild. 

    Durability
    Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain and, as such, are almost as durable as your natural teeth in terms of eating and biting. You should care for them accordingly. Dental veneers won’t likely last the rest of your lifetime, however. With proper care, most veneers will last anywhere from eight to 15 years, when they’ll need to be replaced with a fresh set. How long they last exactly will depend greatly on your personal oral hygiene and the general health and strength of your natural teeth.

    Effectiveness
    Dental veneers are incredibly effective when placed by a top dentist and cared for properly at home. They are custom created for each individual tooth, and they are incredibly difficult to distinguish from natural teeth once placed. It is vital, however, to be sure that veneers are truly the best option for your teeth. If you have weaker teeth or more severe dental problems, you teeth may require other options such as bonding or dental crowns.

    For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dental solutions, contact us at Park 56 Dental. Check out our website to learn more about our services, then call (646) 679-3993 to schedule your appointment with one of the best cosmetic dentists in NYC.

    Get to Know Dr. Terry Jobe

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Dr. Terry Jobe here at Park 56 Dental truly is one of NYC’s top dentists. He’s a dentist for the people—a passion that has made him both successful and beloved by his patients. His philosophy on providing dental care is to treat every patient as if they were a member of his very own family. As such, he is renowned at our practice for his ability to put people at ease and help them actually enjoy their appointments.

    Dr. Jobe earned his DDS in 1980 at Ohio State University and enjoys participating in continuing education in the areas of dental implants and Invisalign technology. Dr. Jobe permanently relocated to the Manhattan area back in 2003 with his family.

    If you’re looking for the best dentist in NYC, then look no further than Park 56 Dental. Give us a call at (646) 679-3993 if you’d like to meet Dr. Jobe or any of our other dentists in person, or if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment.  



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