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Top 5 Reasons Patients Prefer Dental Implants Over Dentures

Dental implants have revolutionized the way we are replacing missing teeth in our New York City office. Implant teeth consist of three parts: a titanium post, a connector, and a crown. The post is the actual implant, and it is screwed into the jawbone, below the gum line, and the crown is the visible part of the replacement tooth. Multiple crowns and full arches can be supported by two, four, or more implants.

Read on for the top 5 reasons dental implants are the preferred denture alternative by both our NYC dentists and our patients.

Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose Dental Implants in New York

#1 No Shifting or Loose-Fitting Dentures

Did you know that titanium, the metal screw used in dental implants, is biocompatible with living bone and has the unique ability to fuse with your jaw? Since dental implants have a similar solid attachment to the jawbone as the roots of natural teeth, your new implant teeth will never slip or shift like dentures do but remain secure and immovable.

#2 Longevity of Dental Implants

No other teeth replacement method provides the stability that results once an implant fuses with bone. This advantage makes dental implants the most valuable option long-term. Stable and permanent, unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants should not need to be replaced or remade over time. In fact, with proper care, they should last a lifetime.

#3 No Dietary Restrictions

Once we’ve confirmed that your new implant has fully fused with your jawbone, we’ll give you the green light to eat anything you like. Osseointegration stabilizes the implant, making it as strong and stable as your natural teeth. Fully secure, implants stay put and don’t shift like bridges and dentures tend to do, so you’re free to eat all your favorites, including chewy and hard foods.

#4 Permanent Teeth Replacement

The biggest difference between traditional teeth replacements, like dentures and bridges, and dental implants is that the latter has roots that support the artificial teeth, not just the visible structures. The root is the titanium screw-like component of an implant, and its biocompatibility with bone allows for the implant to be locked in place permanently. Once the implant is stabilized, the process is complete, and your tooth replacement is permanent. Simply put, full arch dental implants are permanent dentures.

#5 Dental Implants Act Like Natural Teeth

Perhaps most importantly, just as natural teeth have roots that serve as anchors, the fact that the screws of dental implants completely fuse with the bone allows implants to feel and function like your natural teeth. The resemblance is so similar that many of our patients can’t remember which of their teeth are dental implants. Indeed, dental implants are a game changer, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile and laugh with complete confidence.

If you are interested in learning more about full arch dental implants, we encourage you to call our NYC office today to schedule you Free Consultations!
Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024

BONUS SECTION: Top 6 Patient Questions and Concerns

Choosing the ideal teeth replacement is a big decision, and we want you to be fully comfortable and confident with what you choose. Check out these answers to our most frequently asked questions.

#1 During the dental implant process, how long will I be without teeth?

We can fit you with a temporary crown once we’ve placed your dental implant if you don’t want to be without teeth during the osseointegration period. Multiple options of temporary solutions while you are healing are available. We explain the possibilities in detail during your consultation prior to your treatment.

#2 How is it possible to get implants in one day?

The implant is the titanium screw that we place in your jawbone. We are able to extract a tooth, place the implant, and then put a temporary crown on the implant in one day very often. But the process isn’t truly complete until the implant has integrated into the jawbone and we place your final restoration several months later.

#3 How long does it take to get used to dental implants?

Once the osseointegration process has been completed and your implants have been fully secured and stabilized, which can take up to 6 months, we place the final crown, and your everyday activities, such as eating, speaking, and even applying lipstick, will feel completely normal and natural. Our final crowns are perfectly crafted to fit your jaw and its surrounding structures, so they should feel comfortable right away.

#4 How does the cost of dentures compare to implants?

Up front, dental implants appear to be much more costly than dentures. However, dental implants last longer than any other teeth replacement option, and they are often more successful than other dental treatments as well.

#5 I already have dentures. Is it worth it to invest in dental implants?

Absolutely. About 20% of our denture patients transition from dentures to full arch dental implants, and they have been thrilled with the results.

#6 I’m happy with my dentures. Can I just get my lower denture tightened?

No. Unfortunately, lower dentures shift. That’s just how dentures tend to function. A full lower denture has no suction. We have no palate on bottom, just a small bony ridge and you must learn to use your musculature to hold a well fitted lower denture in place. That said, you may need to have your lower denture professionally relined since the mouth is a dynamic structure and changes shape over time.

If you are interested in learning more about full arch dental implants, we encourage you to call our NYC office today to schedule you Free Consultations!
Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024

3 Ways to Maintain Oral Health at Home During COVID-19

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The gravity of the last several weeks has been surreal. No words give justice to what we’ve all been going though. We are grateful for the news of each recovery and mourning with those who have lost loved ones. Thank you to those who are donating serum. The implications of this pandemic for NYC and our surrounding communities are huge.

Every one of us is experiencing a change in our routines, expectations, and daily activities. At times, our lives seem to be spiraling. What is still within our control? We at Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center want to encourage you to take care of your oral health. This is one thing you can do while sheltering in place.

Easier said than done, you may be thinking. Of course. Everything is right now. But as we adjust to this current situation, oral health is one what can so easily fall by the wayside if we are not careful. Here’s what we recommend you do to avoid a mouth full of cavities when we are able to end this time of isolation and lack of regular dental office hours.

Think long term.

This pandemic will not go on forever. No matter what it may feel like right now, remind yourself that social distancing will eventually be a thing of the past, and when you’re up in your colleague’s space, your breath and the state of your teeth will matter. What you do now, or fail to do, will have an impact on your future. Brush now for a brighter tomorrow. When this virus is in the rearview mirror, you’ll be glad you did.

Create a new daily routine.

Now that we no longer need to get fully dressed as we work from home or eat breakfast before leaving for work, forgetting to brush our teeth until late afternoon happens to the best of us. By that hour, we wonder if it’s worth it since evening seems right around the corner. It’s worth it. But a morning brush is even better. So, figure out what works for you. Plan to brush right after that first cup of coffee or first thing as you return from your morning walk. Schedule it into your new morning routine. Set a reminder on your phone if you need to.

Take inventory of what you eat and drink.

Studies have shown that the consumption of comfort foods, snacks, and alcoholic beverages is on the rise as we cope during these prolonged periods of constant family togetherness and isolation. Bottom line: our new normal is anything but normal, so we are aching for some variety of comfort. But it’s no secret that sugary and acidic food and drink can destroy enamel and wreak havoc on teeth. So, limit your intake. Drinking lots of water to prevent erosion and to wash away potential cavity-causing bacteria is a helpful hack when you do partake.

Here’s a reminder of what we all should be doing to maintain optimal dental health, with or without the crisis of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands: We have all heard this a hundred times, but 20 seconds before and after any personal dental care should be standard always.
  • Brush twice a day: Even when (especially when) your schedule is less than ideal, brush morning and night.
  • Floss once a day: If this hasn’t yet become your habit, make it one now. Floss while you read before bed or watch your evening show.
  • Eat healthy: Sticky, sugary snacks and drinks can take down a smile in the time it takes us to put an end to the Coronavirus. Don’t let them.
  • Limit snacking: This will benefit your waistband as much as your teeth.
  • Drink plenty of water: Drinking half your body weight in ounces is ideal for your overall health, and water serves as a natural cleanser for your teeth.
  • Avoid smoking: Did you know smoking is bad for your oral health? It limits blood flow to your mouth, making it easier for bacteria to grow.

Excellent oral health doesn’t just happen. And what we need to do to maintain it isn’t rocket science. But routine is essential. If you’re struggling emotionally or fighting psychological fatigue, take one day at a time. One project at a time. Make oral hygiene be your focus today.

Drs. Pasch, Yam, Shirzadnia, and Xu and our entire team at Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center have missed seeing you, and we plan to reschedule your appointments at the soonest possible opportunity. We will continue to see those who are faced with a dental emergency and need urgent care by appointment only.

Why Teeth In A Day May be Your Best Option in NYC

Dramatic outcomes delivered immediately sound too good to be true. But thanks to decades of research and advancement in technology, our NYC office offers the latest, most cutting-edge full arch teeth replacement method on the market: Teeth In A Day. Experts in placing same-day teeth since 1977, our dentists at Herald Square Dental understand the importance of sending our patients out of our dental office with a radiant smile. Teeth In a Day’s modern technology allows us to secure a non-removeable dental arch, using as few as 4 dental implants.

The Benefits of Teeth In a Day (also known as All-on-4)

  • Only 4 implants are used to secure an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
  • The implants are placed strategically, so no bone grafting is required in most cases, even when bone loss is present.
  • Patients leave our office with a brand-new set of replacement teeth.
  • Recovery time is short.
  • Cost is more affordable compared to single tooth implants, not to mention the immediate and dramatic results!

Teeth In a Day: How it works

We begin the teeth replacement process with a consultation in which our surgeon can properly evaluate your case and determine the best treatment plan for you. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information, using X-rays, 3D scans, and impressions, we schedule your appointment. When you come in for your Teeth In a Day appointment, we:

  • Place four titanium implants that will fully fuse with your jawbone, enabling complete stability.
  • Angle the implants, maximizing the use of the existing bone structure.
  • Attach abutments to the implants for easy adjustment of the new teeth, enabling optimal comfort and function.

Convenience is what make this innovative solution for replacing missing teeth so valuable. We fit replacement teeth to abutments immediately, so you can leave our office with a full set of teeth after just one visit. No extra appointments for extractions or bone grafting. No long healing periods.

Our New York City practice has always been at the forefront of the teeth replacement industry. Our extensive experience and training allow us to deliver Teeth In a Day with elite care and true excellence. You are in expert hand with us.

To learn more about Teeth In A Day, please contact us, and someone in our Manhattan office will reach out to you!

Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth


Just like we all have different hair and skin color, people also have different teeth color. Some teeth are naturally more yellow than others, while some yellow with aging. Your natural tooth color can also be affected by many factors like:

Using tobacco (smoked or chewed)
Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
Eating pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries
Accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits
The natural aging process

Because of this people often choose to whiten their teeth. Whitening your teeth can help boost your confidence and self-esteem but can also help if you want to cosmetically achieve a more youthful appearance, brighten your smile for s special event, or just simply reverse years of staining and yellowing.

Teeth whitening works very simply! The teeth whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

A patient interested in whitening has a few different options including stain removal toothpastes, in-office bleaching, at-home custom bleaching, or over-the counter bleaching products. Talk to your dentist before starting and see what the best way is to put the shine back in your smile!

Once you’ve completed a whitening treatment, there are a few steps you can take to maintain your whiter smile:
Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and wine
Use a straw when drinking beverages to keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth
Eliminating tobacco because tobacco can cause teeth to become discolored

Before beginning any whitening procedure, be sure to consult with your dentist. Only he or she can evaluate whether you’re a suitable candidate for a particular treatment! These are just a few of the options you should consider when getting a whitening treatment. For more information on how we can brighten your smile with a teeth whitening procedure, contact our practice today at Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024 !

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Everything about Veneers

Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look.

Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing or damaged teeth, but when is getting a dental implant the best option for you? There are a few circumstances where receiving an implant might be the best option for improving your smile.

To restore and preserve your appearance
One of the main functions of dental implants is to restore a smile back to its original glory. They are built to last a lifetime, and last much longer than dental bridges. If you are looking for a permanent solution to damaged or missing teeth, dental implants are your best option.

To protect and preserve a healthy jawbone
Missing spaces in your smile can lead your jawbone to deterioration. Dental implants are the only option which will protect and save your natural bone. Waiting to get a dental implant can continue to increase the chances of your jawbone not being able to support dental implants in the future.

To stop your teeth from shifting
Losing a tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift and look unnatural. These teeth can become crowded or can be shifted unevenly. This can cause your teeth to become harder to clean and can also cause your face to sag and appear sunken.

These are just a few of the instances in which you should consider getting dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most useful and successful restoration options available today. For more information on how we can restore your smile with dental implants, contact our practice today at Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024 !

All There is to Know About Veneers

Everything about Veneers

If you are looking for a way to freshen up your smile, veneers might the perfect choice for you! Veneers are usually made from porcelain and bonded to your natural teeth. Below are some frequently asked questions about veneers and how they can change the look of your smile.

Why do people get veneers?

There are many reasons as to why someone chooses to have veneers. Often people choose to them due to being unhappy with their current smile. Worn, chipped, stained, or cracked teeth are all candidates for veneers.

How long do veneers last?

If veneers are taken care of, they can last well over a decade. However, depending on the type of wear on the veneers, they may need to be replaced sooner.

It’s important to practice excellent oral care in order to ensure veneers last longer. Also taking steps such as brushing, flossing, and avoiding excessive teeth grinding. All of these steps will allow veneers to last longer.

Veneers that are worn or chipped, will need repaired or replaced.

Are veneers noticeable?

Dentists take special care to ensure that the veneers match the patients existing teeth. They will be color matched to surrounding teeth, making them look as natural as possible.

How much do veneers cost?

Depending on the type of veneer and how many veneers wanted, the price will differ. Contact our office to learn more about veneers pricing and payment plans.

If you are ready to take your smile to the next step or have any additional questions, contact our office to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the need of tooth replacement (such as dentures, dental implants, etc.). If you want to achieve an optimal level of oral hygiene, all you have to do is follow these do’s and don’ts!

• Brush your teeth twice a day! Use a soft-bristled brush with a fluoride tooth paste and be sure to brush all surfaces of the teeth, even the hard to reach places.

• Floss your teeth every day! Floss removes food trapped between your teeth and the film of bacteria that forms before it turns into plaque.

• Visit your dentist every 6 months! Regular visits allow your dentist to discover early signs of cavities and gum disease.

• Eat a mouth healthy diet! Indulge yourself in foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and of course, water!


• Forget to replace your toothbrush! Tooth brushes should be replaced every 3 month—or after you recover from being sick. If you have an electric toothbrush, replace the head rather than purchasing a whole new one.

• Brush too soon after eating! Brushing immediately after eating acidic food can cause tiny particles of enamel to be brushed away. To be safe, wait at least 1 hour.

• Go overboard with bleaching! Over-bleaching your teeth can make them very sensitive to hot and cold foods, thus causing a variety of other problems.

• Ignore pain or abnormalities! Toothaches can be a sign of a more serious dental issue. See your dentist as soon as you discover changes in your dental health.

• Consume lots of soft drinks and sugary foods! These foods are highly acidic, which wears away your enamel overtime. Frequent consumption of sugary substances allow plaque to grow more rapidly—thus the likelihood of cavities will increase substantially.

When it comes to your dental hygiene—you have the option between keeping your teeth or not. By starting to practice these dental do’s and don’ts, you will be on the right track to a long-lasting smile. Give us a call today Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024!

5 mouth healthy snacks that are delicious too!

5 mouth healthy snacks that are delicious too

Not all foods are created equal. Some can be good for you and some can cause detrimental damage to your teeth (EEK)! Below are a few snack ideas that are not only tasty and easy to whip up, but healthy for your mouth too.

1. Apple Cinnamon oatmeal:

Due to the high fiber and crunchy consistency, apples naturally clean your teeth. They can also help fight plaque buildup and remove surface stains from teeth. By removing traces of bad plaque and residue from the back of the tongue, apples also fight bad breath.
Cinnamon contains a natural plant oil, known as cinnamic aldehyde, that has shown abilities to destroy bacteria in your mouth. Coupled with the apples, cinnamon takes fighting bad oral bacteria to the next level.
Now for the oatmeal. Whole grains have been linked to a higher quality of periodontal health. This is why we recommend to load up on the oats! Whole grain foods, such as oats, barley, bran and brown rice, may indirectly improve oral health by improving the body’s ability to process blood sugar.

2. Carrots and celery snack pack:

Celery is nature’s toothbrush! It acts almost like a toothbrush by scraping food particles and bacteria away from your teeth. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C, two antioxidants that give the health of your gums a boost. Dip in some ranch or spread on some low-sugar nut butter for a satisfying snack!

Like apples, carrots are crunchy and full of fiber. Eating a raw carrot at the end of the meal increases saliva production in your mouth, which reduces your risk of cavities. Along with being high in fiber, carrots are a great source of vitamin A.

3.Yogurt parfait:

Studies have shown that yogurt reduces hydrogen sulfide, the chemical associated with bad breath! It also helps reduce plaque and gingivitis. Next time you’re at the grocery store, stock up on some yogurt!

4.Green garden salad:

Leafy greens such as kale and spinach also promote oral health. They’re high in calcium, which builds your teeth’s enamel, making them strong. They also contain folic acid, a type of Vitamin B that has numerous health benefits, such as helping the body produce and maintain new cells.

5. Trail mix with almonds, raisins, and dried fruit:

Crunchy almonds are high in calcium and low in sugar. They’ve been shown to lower blood sugar while simultaneously increasing the production of saliva. On the other hand, raisins contain powerful phytochemicals that fight off the bacteria that can cause gum disease and cavities. Dried fruit, like Cranberries or dried plums, have a similar impact, as long as you brush your teeth after eating them as they still have quite a bit of sugar. Put all these together and mix them all up for a healthy power snack!

It’s easy to eat mouth healthy snacks when they taste good too! If you have any questions about foods that are good for your teeth, give our office a call today! Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024

3 Benefits of Dental Implants

3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile the perfect finishing touch, but also allowing yourself the normalcy of a full set of teeth. Below are three reasons as to why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option.

Lasts A Lifetime: Dental implants are made with a combination of titanium (yes, the same titanium used in airplanes and spacecrafts!) and jawbone that creates a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. This replacement tooth is able to withstand numerous years of regular wear and tear when paired with a proper oral hygiene routine that is consistent and thorough. This powerful replacement tooth (or teeth) is permanent—so you won’t have to worry about getting a new one anytime soon. To ensure that you keep your dental implants in tip top shape, take the initiative to clean your implants after enjoying any foods or drinks—just as you would with your natural teeth.

Can Prevent Gum Disease: By having a dental implant in place of a gap, you are able to prevent any debris or bacteria from being trapped within the crevices between your teeth and gums. In fact, a dental implant can give you the appropriate amount of space you need to maintain a daily brushing and flossing ritual, reducing the risk of irritation of your gums, like periodontitis.

Restores Chewing Power: One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is being able to fully chew and eat again! In fact, studies show that many patients fail to even find a difference between a natural tooth and a dental implant, as they look and feel just the same. With the ability to chew properly, you’re able to maintain a normal and healthy balanced diet (and life) by being able to eat a variety of your favorite foods.

When looking for a replacement tooth option, consider dental implants. Need more information or want to learn more? Give us a call at Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024 to explore the next steps to regain not only your smile back, but your confidence too.

Sometimes dentures are the best solution. Here’s what you need to know

A smile says a lot about you. The state of your teeth can offer evidence of age, general health and even social status.

In fact, millions of American adults will lose at least one tooth to decay, disease or old age, and millions of others will experience the complete loss of teeth, known as edentulism, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Dental Research.

While complete tooth loss certainly presents aesthetic concerns, it’s important to remember that teeth play an essential role in everyday life, and that without fully functioning teeth, eating and even talking can be challenging. Finding the right solution will improve quality of life.

Dental implants are a common remedy for tooth loss, but not every patient is a good candidate. There may be too much bone loss for an implant to hold, or a health condition could rule out the procedure. Other patients simply prefer not to go through the process of getting implants. In these cases, dentists typically recommend partial or complete dentures.

The prospect of dentures can conjure up some negative images, but patients needn’t fear: Modern dentures are nothing like the mythical wooden pair that allegedly belonged to George Washington. They’re also nothing like the crude, ill-fitting ones that previous generations tolerated out of necessity.

Advances in prosthetic dentistry have led to better function, fit and form.

Today’s dentures fit comfortably to the unique structure of each patient’s mouth, appear amazingly real and function almost like natural, healthy teeth. Although dentures may feel awkward at first, the right set will begin to feel normal before long and last about four to seven years.

Finding the right dentures starts with finding the right dentist, one who will take the time to properly assess the condition of teeth, gums and jawbone. Most practices offer a free consultation during which patients get to know the dentist, the staff and review cost.

According to Herald Square Dental and the Denture Center located in NYC, a new set of dentures costs $1,175 and up — which they say is a lower starting price than many other dental offices in the city. Ask about discounts for seniors and financing options through the office itself.

Dentures often require adjustments or repairs, so it’s important that your dentist offers these long-term care services. It’s a good sign if the office has an onsite lab where the dentures are fabricated. This means shorter wait times and easy access to those services.

Patients who delay getting dentures only prolong their difficulty eating or speaking. Working with a skilled dentist who cares about fitting the most comfortable and reliable dentures can eliminate that discomfort and allow you to once again experience the world without fear of smiling or what’s being served for dinner.

Would you like more information about dentures and if they might be right for you? Since 1977, Herald Square Dental and the Denture Center in New York City has offered many services: from teeth cleaning to root canals, dentures, implants and more, all at one location. Their in-house lab allows them to fabricate high quality dentures the Same Day and perform expert denture repairs and relines While-U-Wait.

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