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    Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

    Last updated 9 hours 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 7 days 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:

    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. 

    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.

    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 16 days 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.  

    Proper Flossing Technique

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Flossing is one of the most powerful actions you can take for excellent oral health, but it also tends to be one of the most neglected. Part of that reason is often because patients simply don’t understand the proper way to floss, and so they give up out of frustration.

    Check out this quick video for a demonstration of a proper flossing technique and see for yourself just how easy it can be to take charge of your oral health. You’ll also learn about a few products that can make the process even easier, especially if you have braces.

    For more information about oral health, products, procedures, and treatment options for your smile, contact the top dentists in NYC here at Park 56 Dental. We’ll be happy to bring you in for a cleaning and a checkup where we’ll answer any questions you might have and get you a treatment plan started if needed. Call (646) 679-3993 today.

    Reasons to Consider AcceleDent

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Many people avoid obtaining a beautiful, straight smile simply because of the time investment. Invisalign has revolutionized the world of dentistry and orthodontics because it offers more flexibility and discreetness during that treatment time, but there’s no getting around the fact that repositioning teeth doesn’t happen overnight. However, modern technology, beautiful thing that it is, has produced a method of significantly accelerating tooth movement, leading to more comfortable and shorter treatment times. It’s called AcceleDent.

     What is AcceleDent?
    AcceleDent is a truly innovative device that delivers safe and gentle micropulses to the treatment area, stimulating bone tissue and encouraging easier, quicker tooth movement. It is designed to be used in conjunction with virtually any type of orthodontic treatment, and can be used directly over braces or Invisalign trays.

    Why Use AcceleDent?
    The best cosmetic dentists and their patients are absolutely raving about the benefits of AcceleDent. The device has been shown to reduce overall treatment durations by an average of 50 percent. The most impressive period is the initial stage of treatment, where accelerated tooth movement by up to 106 percent has been seen. You literally get to see the first part of your transformation occurring before your eyes, which can be incredibly motivating to stick with your treatment. Some patients have even claimed to be able to feel their teeth moving—it’s that effective! 

    AcceleDent has also been reported by some patients to minimize or eliminate any soreness that accompanies the shifting of teeth. It only requires 20 minutes per day of continuous use, which could easily be accomplished while reading a book, studying, or relaxing with your favorite TV show. AcceleDent has been proven to be a safe method of accelerating tooth movement and is FDA approved as a Class II single use medical device.

    At Park 56 Dental, we are excited and proud to offer AccleDent to our patients in conjunction with their Invisalign treatment. Contact us today and discover the benefits of choosing one of NYCs top dentists, and the number one provider of AcceleDent in the nation, for your treatment. Call (646) 679-3993 now for a free consultation.

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