Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
July 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

A great smile has many factors including size, color, shape and alignment. If you feel that your teeth could use some improvements than veneersveneers from your family dentist in Yonkers, New York Dr. Fedele Vero may be the answer. He can examine each patient to decide whether or not they are a candidate for veneers.

More about Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings are applied directly over the surface of the teeth. They are super thin and made of a strong material that serves as a great substitute for natural tooth enamel. When they are bonded to the teeth by your Yonkers, New York family dentist Dr. Vero, they create a natural and beautiful looking smile. Porcelain is often the most popular material chosen as it doesn’t stain.

Advancements in modern dentistry have made it so that veneers can be made super thin and undetectable in the mouth. A small amount of enamel must be removed in order to allow the veneers to adhere the best. These veneers can improve the color by restoring the natural white entirely. They also can improve the size and shape of the teeth that can be worn down from grinding. Spacing and alignment can also be corrected with veneers.

Wax veneers are made to make sure that the patient enjoys the look and they fit properly. After they agree to them, then the actual veneers are constructed. Temporary veneers are worn during the time the permanent ones are being made. When the veneers are ready, you come back to our dental office and we apply them. You treat your veneers just like your natural teeth with regular brushing and at least once a day flossing.

To learn more about veneers from our Yonkers, New York family dentist, Dr. Vero, call to schedule an appointment at 914-476-0100.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

A dental crown is a covering that is custom made to fit over a broken, decayed or damaged tooth. It can be used to replace a tooth dental crownsespecially when bridges are concerned. A crown’s main job is to cover the tooth above the gumline, unlike that of veneers that cover the front of the surface of the teeth. For missing teeth, these crowns are a great dental treatment option. Our dentists can discuss what crowns and bridges can do for you in Yonkers, NY. They can examine and evaluate each patient’s oral health situation to determine whether they are a viable treatment procedure for them.

Restore Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are used to strengthen damaged, chipped or cracked teeth in the mouth so that they can function like they did before. They are custom designed to improve the appearance of the tooth whether shape, contour or even color. They can even be used with bridges to shorten the space of missing teeth. Two crowns are used on either side of the missing tooth. These abutment teeth are supports for the crown placed in between them, this is known as a bridge. Our professional cosmetic dentists can offer crowns and bridges to Yonkers patients of all ages.

A crown is generally designed and sent out to a dental laboratory. Each crown is custom designed for each patient. A temporary crown is placed until the restoration is returned to the dental office for placement in about two weeks. Any decay on the tooth or teeth being treated will be removed before the crown is placed too. When you’re interested in learning more about crowns and bridges and learning if you're a viable candidate in Yonkers, NY, contact our dental experts by calling to schedule an appointment at (914) 476-0100.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
January 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
ForMichaelBubletheShowMustGoOnEvenWithouttheTooth

What happens if you’re right in the middle of a song, in front of an arena full of fans… and you knock out a tooth with your microphone? If you’re Michael Buble, you don’t stop the show — you just keep right on singing.

The Canadian song stylist was recently performing at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, when an ill-timed encounter with the mike resulted in the loss of one of his teeth. But he didn’t let on to his dental dilemma, and finished the concert without a pause. The next day, Buble revealed the injury to his fans on his Instagram page, with a picture of himself in the dentist’s chair, and a note: “Don’t worry, I’m at the dentist getting fixed up for my final show tonight.”

Buble’s not the only singer who has had a close encounter with a mike: Country chanteuse Taylor Swift and pop star Demi Lovato, among others, have injured their teeth on stage. Fortunately, contemporary dentistry can take care of problems like this quickly and painlessly. So when you’ve got to get back before the public eye, what’s the best (and speediest) way to fix a chipped or broken tooth?

It depends on exactly what’s wrong. If it’s a small chip, cosmetic bonding might be the answer. Bonding uses special tooth-colored resins that mimic the natural shade and luster of your teeth. The whole procedure is done right here in the dental office, usually in just one visit. However, bonding isn’t as long-lasting as some other tooth-restoration methods, and it can’t fix large chips or breaks.

If a tooth’s roots are intact, a crown (or cap) can be used to replace the entire visible part. The damaged tooth is fitted for a custom-fabricated replacement, which is usually made in a dental laboratory and then attached at a subsequent visit (though it can sometimes be fabricated with high-tech machinery right in the office).

If the roots aren’t viable, you may have the option of a bridge or a dental implant. With a fixed bridge, the prosthetic tooth is supported by crowns that are placed on healthy teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge itself is a one-piece unit consisting of the replacement tooth plus the adjacent crowns.

In contrast, a high-tech dental implant is a replacement tooth that’s supported not by your other teeth, but by a screw-like post of titanium metal, which is inserted into the jaw in a minor surgical procedure. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement method (over 95 percent); they help preserve the quality of bone on the jaw; and they don’t result in weakening the adjacent, healthy teeth — which makes implants the treatment of choice for many people.

So whether you’re crooning for ten thousand adoring fans or just singing in the shower, there's no reason to let a broken tooth stop the show: Talk to us about your tooth-restoration options! If you would like additional information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Dental Implants vs. Bridgework.”

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
December 04, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral health   x-rays  
ConeBeamX-RayscanImproveOutcomesinManyDentalSituations

For decades, dental x-rays have helped us accurately diagnose and treat a wide array of dental diseases and conditions. But even with recent advances in digital imaging, the traditional x-ray does have one drawback: its two-dimensional view doesn’t always provide the “big picture” that a three-dimensional viewpoint can provide.

But a new type of x-ray technology can do just that: known as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), these machines record hundreds of digital images as a cone-shaped beam of x-ray energy is projected through a device that rotates around a person’s head. A computer then assembles the images into a single three-dimensional image that can be manipulated on screen to view from various angles. Not only does this provide greater context and detail, it does so with no more radiation exposure than a standard 20-film digital full-mouth x-ray series.

While CBCT hasn’t replaced the traditional x-ray, it’s making its mark in a number of specialized areas of dentistry. The following are just a few of the ways CBCT is improving both accuracy and treatment outcomes.

Orthodontics. CBCT can provide a much more detailed view of the entire jaw; this can help us determine the best locations for realigning teeth safely and effectively.

Dental Implants. With a CBCT scan we can precisely locate nerve canals, sinuses and adjacent teeth before implant surgery to locate the best position for the implant.

TMD Treatment. To help develop the best treatment approach for alleviating the pain and dysfunction of temporo-mandibular joint disease (TMD), a CBCT scan can provide us detailed information on how the disease is affecting a patient’s joints, teeth, sinuses and airway.

Impactions. An impacted tooth can exert damaging pressure against the roots of neighboring teeth. A CBCT scan allows us to observe the impacted tooth from various vantage points to determine the best treatment approach for neighboring teeth, nerve canals and sinuses.

If you would like more information on CBCT technology, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Getting the Full Picture With Cone Beam Dental Scans.”

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
November 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   bonding  
ARoyalFix

So you’re tearing up the dance floor at a friend’s wedding, when all of a sudden one of your pals lands an accidental blow to your face — chipping out part of your front tooth, which lands right on the floorboards! Meanwhile, your wife (who is nine months pregnant) is expecting you home in one piece, and you may have to pose for a picture with the baby at any moment. What will you do now?

Take a tip from Prince William of England. According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, the future king found himself in just this situation in 2013. His solution: Pay a late-night visit to a discreet dentist and get it fixed up — then stay calm and carry on!

Actually, dental emergencies of this type are fairly common. While nobody at the palace is saying exactly what was done for the damaged tooth, there are several ways to remedy this dental dilemma.

If the broken part is relatively small, chances are the tooth can be repaired by bonding with composite resin. In this process, tooth-colored material is used to replace the damaged, chipped or discolored region. Composite resin is a super-strong mixture of plastic and glass components that not only looks quite natural, but bonds tightly to the natural tooth structure. Best of all, the bonding procedure can usually be accomplished in just one visit to the dental office — there’s no lab work involved. And while it won’t last forever, a bonded tooth should hold up well for at least several years with only routine dental care.

If a larger piece of the tooth is broken off and recovered, it is sometimes possible to reattach it via bonding. However, for more serious damage — like a severely fractured or broken tooth — a crown (cap) may be required. In this restoration process, the entire visible portion of the tooth may be capped with a sturdy covering made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to a gold metal alloy.

A crown restoration is more involved than bonding. It begins with making a 3-D model of the damaged tooth and its neighbors. From this model, a tooth replica will be fabricated by a skilled technician; it will match the existing teeth closely and fit into the bite perfectly. Next, the damaged tooth will be prepared, and the crown will be securely attached to it. Crown restorations are strong, lifelike and permanent.

Was the future king “crowned” — or was his tooth bonded? We may never know for sure. But it’s good to know that even if we’ll never be royals, we still have several options for fixing a damaged tooth. If you would like more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework.”



Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100
 

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