Our New York City restorative dentistry does much more than rebuild your tooth’s structure. It provides you with a second chance to enjoy the things you love the most about life with absolute confidence.
We take care of every detail of your smile, functional or aesthetic alike, so you can eat your favorite foods, speak clearly and smile proudly without hiding yourself from the world.
Smile Renewal Treatments
In the past, metal crowns and fillings were considered the acceptable standard for dental care. If you ask around, most people have some metal dental work, usually on their back teeth. Recent findings on mercury’s potential toxicity in restorations have caused a stir in the dental community.
Although much debate still exists, at Empire Dental Aesthetics Click to go to the home page, we won’t gamble with your health. We place mercury-free crowns, fillings, in-lays, and on-lays. We can safely remove existing metal dental work for a more natural-looking smile and improved overall health.
Whether you’re missing one or several teeth, dental implants give you the possibility to have a permanent tooth replacement that blends seamlessly with your natural smile.
A dental implant mimics your tooth root’s structure to maximize your ability to eat, chew, and speak with complete confidence. Unlike traditional tooth-replacement solutions (such as bridges, dentures, and partials), implants replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the crown.
Our modern dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth, and they keep your jawbone strong, preventing future dental issues such as deterioration or tooth shifting.
- Independence: Your implant will not damage neighboring teeth by relying on them for support
- Comfort: The goal of your implant is to look, feel, and function like your original teeth
- Integration: Our implants are biocompatible with your bone tissue for seamless integration and a stable base for your restoration
- Beauty: Implant crowns, bridges, or dentures can be made with all-ceramic materials for aesthetically pleasing, and natural-looking results
- Longevity: With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last for a lifetime
- Are You A Candidate?
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are in good health
- Have healthy gums
- Have enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw
- Are committed to taking care of the implanted teeth with regular brushing and flossing
- Step One
The implant process begins with a thorough evaluation and consultation from Dr. AlmunajedClick to read more about the Dr. Husam Almunajed . He will then render 3D imaging of your entire face to plan the exact insertion points for your implants.
Your implants will then be custom-built to account for your facial features and new restoration. Once ready, Dr. Almunajed will insert the implant into your jaw bone through an incision in your gum. Bone grafting may be required to ensure your implant is well secured.
- Step Two
Your implant will be left to heal and fuse with your jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. During this time, the jawbone grows around and binds with the surface of the post. Just like roots support your natural teeth, this helps provide a solid base for your artificial tooth. The entire process can take up to six months.
Once healed, an extension of your implant called the abutment is placed to act as an anchor. Finally, impressions are taken to design your new dental restoration and place it on top of the abutment.
No matter how well you care for your teeth, one pervasive dental problem could still be sabotaging your oral health. Though everybody grinds their teeth at some point, some do it frequently enough to damage their teeth and even develop pain in portions of the face, jaw, and neck. This problem is medically known as bruxism.
If you suffer from teeth grinding, we can assess the forces within your mouth and discuss the best way to keep your teeth healthy and functional.
Before you begin treatment, it's essential to understand what might be causing your teeth grinding. Some potential causes include:
You might not be aware you're grinding your teeth until someone else, such as a spouse or roommate, complains about the noise. Some other common symptoms are:
Teeth grinding can also misalign the joint connecting your lower jaw to the rest of the skull (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ). TMJ disorder can potentially compromise your bite's health and function and cause pain in multiple parts of the face if left unattended.
If you believe you're suffering from bruxism, our dentist will examine your teeth and jaw for signs of damage or dysfunction. Though some patients might experience relief with simple lifestyle modifications, some cases require more extensive treatment.
Treatment may vary based on your specific case and unique needs, but Dr. Almunajed might recommend: