Willoughby Dental offers General Dental Services to protect your teeth today, and in the future. It’s nice to have straight, white teeth, but the true importance of oral examinations has to do with more than just aesthetics. When it comes to your smile, you don’t want to cut any corners. Regular oral examinations and appropriate dental treatments will help prevent future oral problems from damaging your health.
At Willoughby Dental we provide superior Brooklyn Dental services, which range to include:
Regular oral examinations are fundamental to preserving the longevity and health of your mouth and body. During your oral examination, Dr. Trachtenberg will examine your teeth, gums, head, neck, jaw, and bite. A thorough examination of all parts can help prevent a small problem from ballooning into something more serious.
Oral Cancer Screening
Your oral examination will also include screening for signs of oral cancer. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 43,250 new patients will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer can include mouth, tongue, throat, and tonsil cancer. Oral cancer screening is so important because if you catch oral cancer during its early stages you have an 80-90% chance of survival.
Don’t wait until you’re in pain, you should seek Brooklyn Dental Services every year for periodontal evaluations. The periodontal evaluation includes careful examination of your gum tissues. Healthy gums are pink in color and do not not bleed easily. Signs of periodontal disease can lurk beneath the surface; which is why periodontal examinations include checking lymph nodes and other soft oral tissues, such as your tongue, salivary glands and checks. Your past oral history is also an important factor, along with the layer of plaque presently on your teeth. If there is a possibility for periodontal disease, certain treatment options can help prevent worsening of bacteria and associated symptoms.
Gum treatments are important for patients of all ages. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has found that 10.41% of 35-39 year olds have periodontal disease. Depending on how severely infected your gums are, treatment options vary. Gum treatments can help cleanup your gums, reduce swelling, and even prevent gingivitis from developing. If you do have gum disease, gum
treatments are necessary to clean out the associated deep pockets prone to infection. More invasive measures can also be taken to reshape your gums and reduce these pockets caused by gingivitis.
At Willoughby Dental we don’t settle for anything less than the best, which is why we have upgraded to the latest Dexis Digital X-Ray technology. This allows you to instantly see your x-rays during your in-office appointment. Older x-ray machines output up to 80% more radiation, plus the images they produce are often unclear. Dexis digital x-rays produce extremely clear, detailed images, allowing you to see something as small as a fracture line within your tooth.
Many corrective dental procedures can transform a cavity-ridden tooth to like new, but in some cases tooth extraction is necessary. It is not possible to save your natural tooth if it is severely broken or fractured. While a tooth extraction might not sound like fun, it can provide reliable relief you need.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings provide a natural solution to fill your cavity. Tooth colored fillings are made with porcelain and composite resins. They are made to match your natural teeth, and have quickly become one of the most popular types of fillings. Amalgam fillings are even more durable, although they are generally silver in color, which is why many patients prefer amalgam fillings for back teeth only.
There are a number of instances when oral surgery becomes necessary. Including, wisdom teeth, tooth loss, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), uneven jaw growth or to improve the fit of your dentures. Dr. Trachtenberg works closely with all of his patients, helping to reduce stress commonly associated with oral surgery.
A tooth that is badly damaged by decay may require a crown to cover portions of the tooth that must be removed. Dental crowns are cemented over your tooth to restore natural strength, size and appearance. Dental crowns provide reliable support and can be made to match your natural teeth. Dental crowns can be permanent or temporary and come in a variety of options including stainless steel, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, ceramic, or porcelain.
If you have missing teeth, a fixed dental bridge can provide the necessary dental solution. A bridge is fixed to your natural teeth, on either side of your missing tooth. A fixed dental bridge will then attach to a set of perfectly fit prosthetic teeth. The
stability from your anchoring teeth will help keep the false teeth in place. A dental bridge can also be attached using implants.
In general, dental implants restore teeth using a titanium screw, which acts as your new tooth root. Within a few months your bone and tissues will naturally fuse with the titanium screw. At which point a permanent implant is secured on top. Dental implant restorations include crowns, bridges, dentures, or any other replacement tooth attached to a dental implant. During implant restoration, the actual implant is molded so that the appropriate size and shape is restored.
Dentures & Removable Partial Dentures
Tooth loss can happen at any age, in fact it is estimated by the American Dental Association that around 178 million Americans are currently missing at least one tooth. Without all of your teeth your mouth can’t properly function, and you can also incur health and confidence problems. Multiple dental molds can be taken to ensure your dentures provide a strong and confident grip. Dentures come in a variety of options to best suit your needs, budget, and most importantly, your mouth.
Removable Partial Dentures are a popular option if you are only missing some teeth. They can be taken in and out of your mouth as necessary. Removable partial dentures typically include a pink gum that adheres to the upper portions of your jaw using a variety of attachment methods, some more natural in appearance and feel than others.
Dr. Trachtenberg pays close attention to every last detail, personalizing all oral procedures to fit you and your mouth. For full service Brooklyn Dental Services, Willoughby Dental offers superior care. Call Today (718) 237-7888