If you get a cracked tooth, it is important that you come in to see our dentist as soon as possible. At our dental practice, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, our emergency dentist Bronx NY, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, can provide you with emergency care for a cracked tooth.
There are many different types of cracks that can develop in a tooth. Some cracks are purely surface cracks and can easily have their appearance fixed with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. However, superficial dental cracks will not affect the integrity of your tooth. Yet, there are other cracks which can be very dangerous. Sometimes when a tooth is cracked, the patient will only know it because they are experiencing tooth pain. A tooth crack can cause intermittent pain so it can be difficult to diagnose. A tooth that is cracked can allow decay to enter the interior of the tooth, causing the tooth to need a root canal procedure. A cracked tooth can also move and constantly irritate interior pulp so that it becomes damaged. In this case, the patient will also need to have a root canal procedure to save the tooth. Sometimes, when a tooth is cracked, especially when the crack continues below the gum line, the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. Then the tooth will need to be replaced either with a dental bridge or with a dental implant. These treatments can all be performed by our dentist. It is important that cracked teeth, and tooth pain, are always immediately brought to the attention of our emergency dentist Bronx NY. There are many things that our dentist can do to save your cracked tooth. It is always important that cracked teeth are treated to keep a dental situation from worsening. Cracked teeth can also cause tooth pain, which often leads our patients needing to see our dentist on an emergency basis.
For an appointment to see our emergency dentist Bronx NY for a cracked tooth, or for another dental emergency, simply contact our office to let us know the reason for your call.
When you compare dental implants to dentures, there is a decided advantage for the implants. That isn’t really a big surprise, because they represent the very state-of-the-art in full-tooth restoration technology.
Dentures have been around for longer than our dental implants in Bronx NY. They were once the best way for replacing missing teeth. But there are certain drawbacks to traditional dentures that have not changed. They are a surface solution, from the gums up. There is nothing anchoring them to your jaw, which is a big benefit of our dental implants in Bronx NY. They are held in with dental adhesive, and unfortunately, the level of reliability in keeping dentures in place when you chew and speak is not at 100%. Compared to having empty space where teeth used to be, or to having no teeth at all, dentures remain a great choice. But there’s something even greater. Implants consist of two basic parts: first is the titanium post that is surgically placed in our jaw by Dr. Lieberman. It is a new root, doing the same job as the roots on your natural teeth do. The tooth portion is cemented to the post to create a very close facsimile to a real tooth. It feels like one, it looks like one, and most remarkable of all, it performs like one. Your implant can last a lot longer than dentures; even for life under the best circumstances. That’s a big plus. You will be able to chew even the crunchiest foods with total confidence. Brush it, and floss between it and your other teeth as you would normally. And you’ll never have to worry about it getting a cavity or needing root canal.
The process of getting our dental implants in Bronx NY begins with a consultation and exam at our office. Schedule one today.
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If you are worried that your cosmetic dental concerns are just too complicated or may be too costly, our dentist in Bronx NY would like to assure you that there is no need to just live with your teeth as they are. Dental veneers are an excellent method for correcting how your teeth appear. It can all be accomplished in one simple, effective process. Regardless of what you want to address, from broken, chipped, crooked or discolored teeth to those that are misshapen, poorly-sized, or with gaps that are too wide, veneers are an ideal solution.
Porcelain is a common material used to make these thin shells that are placed directly over the fronts of your teeth. Why? Porcelain is durable, matches the color of your teeth very well, and is resistant to stains This is a big benefit if you’re a smoker (or use smokeless tobacco); drink tea, coffee, red wine, or cola; or eat berries, curry, or soy sauce, among other habits that are known to cause tooth staining. Your smile will be enhanced, and the imperfections that were of concern will cease to be on your mind. Consider veneers as a long term solution to your problems with how your teeth look. A small amount of tooth material is filed away by our dentist in Bronx NY to make room for the veneers, but this is so that they will not protrude beyond where your other teeth are. You will begin with a consultation. Impressions are then taken. The dental lab will make your veneers, and our dentist in Bronx NY will fit them to your teeth, making any necessary adjustments along the way. In all, you will likely need three sessions.
Schedule an appointment to come in and find out if veneers are right for you. A more attractive smile awaits you.
Dr Darryl Lieberman
790 Concourse Village West
Bronx, New York 10451
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