New York Denture Dental
At Herald Square Dental NYC, our goal is that you not only look your best but also feel great about yourself. We have found that the best dental outcomes result when we treat the whole person with a holistic approach.
What is a holistic approach?
As your top New York dentists, we believe dental treatments and oral care are an integral part of your body and your overall health, and we recognize that the way you look and feel about your oral health can have a major influence on other aspects of your body and wellbeing. The primary aim of our care is to resolve your dental issues while working in harmony with the rest of your body. A key component in our holistic care is the way in which we take a close look at each individual patient’s medical and family history, making sure that no stone is left unturned. In that way, we are aware of potential contributing factors with regard to each person’s oral health and can then advise and propose treatment accordingly.
Why choose holistic dentistry as your dental option?
Your body is natural, and we think your dental treatments should be too. Combining the best of modern science, knowledge, education, and credentials with scientifically proven natural care for your symptoms, we want to educate you and present you with an option that will affect your entire wellness. We recognize that there are well-documented systemic links between your oral health and other systemic diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory Disease
Does caring for our teeth affect the rest of our wellbeing?
One of the best ways to help prevent serious health problems is to have excellent oral health. Your oral health affects your overall health.
If you allow the bacteria to remain in your mouth unchecked, it can lead to gum disease and inflammation, causing your immune system to weaken and ignore other parts of your body. And the secret to having good oral health is to practice good oral hygiene and visit our dental office regularly. Your goal should be teeth free of cavities and disease and gums that don’t bleed when you floss and brush. Use those as an indication of your overall health. Our dentists specialize in a holistic approach to oral care which means we consider your whole-body health as we care for your teeth and gums. We understand the deep connection between good oral health and its positive effect on digestion, the heart and circulatory system, and especially the immune system.
How to Keep Yourself and Your Teeth Healthy
Now more than ever, our dental health and whole-body health are directly impacting our emotional and mental health. How can we, in the midst of the seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic, take care of our mental
health? How can we stay connected with our people? How can we foster habits that promote a healthy body? Consider choosing a few of the following activities to incorporate into your daily routines.
- Online gym classes through apps, such as Orangetheory, Yoga-Go
- Exercise apps and equipment, such as Peloton, Nordic Track, Mirror
- Healthy eating plans through apps, such as Rise, Noom, myfitnesspal
- Online group activities, such as healthy cooking groups, trivia games on Sunday evenings, online canasta groups and mahjong, and book clubs
We do look forward to becoming a part of helping you care for your entire wellbeing as we work together toward providing you with an excellent state of oral health. Call our NYC office at Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024 today to schedule an appointment with Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center – where we constantly implement measures to maintain the safety of our patients and team members!
As we approach the holidays here in NYC and look forward to small family gatherings around all our favorite Thanksgiving foods, don’t let your dentures get you down.
Already wondering about how you’ll navigate Friendsgiving Zoom calls where your smile will be front and center?
Problems with dentures, like breaks, cracks, and sore spots, can interfere with your merrymaking, but there’s ways to prepare, manage, and avoid these mishaps. Our New York City dental team has prepared this denture care guide to ensure the best experiences possible when it comes to celebrating the holidays with dentures.
How to Prepare
Preventing Sore Spots
If you’ve had dentures for long, you know that pesky little sore spots can pop up when your dentures aren’t in prime shape.
Get organized now and schedule an appointment with us to ensure your dentures are good to go for your Thanksgiving. If there’s ever a time to be diligent about your oral care, it’s when you’re gearing up for the holidays and the good food you’re about to consume.
Don’t let your dentures get in the way of your celebrating.
Ensuring the Proper Fit
The mere mention of Thanksgiving brings food to our minds, but as we gather around tables, talking and laughing are as much a part of the festivities as partaking in big, delicious meals. And we know what can happen when your denture fits poorly and you’re in the middle of sharing a story or your great uncle tells a joke that causes you to burst out in laughter.
If embarrassment from denture slippage doesn’t chase you out of the room, the painful friction that can result may. Don’t let this happen—book an appointment to have your dentures fitted today.
Choosing Safe Foods
Be aware of which foods are hardest on dentures.
Avoiding hard and chewy foods that put stress on your dentures will help to prevent fractures and dislodged teeth. In fact, if your dentures are old or loose, we recommend you schedule a consultation to come in and have them examined and relined before the festivities. Aging and worn-down dentures usually don’t fit or function properly, and having them repaired will lessen the chance that a problem will arise during your Thanksgiving meal.
Foods to Avoid
Regardless of the state of your dentures, it’s best to stay away from hard and sticky foods, such as the following:
- Hard candies
- Sticky puddings
- Dried fruit
- Turkey bones
Sometimes it’s just too tempting to eat the forbidden foods. We know the feeling. If you find yourself wanting to indulge just a bit, here are a few suggestions for minimizing denture damage.
- Cut your food into smaller bites which will make chewing and breaking the food down easier.
- Chew on both sides of your mouth to spread out the pressure and chewing forces and to reduce stress on one part of the dentures.
- Eat slowly and enjoy every bite.
Accidents do happen, and when they do, we strongly urge you to call us and schedule an appointment immediately.
Most repairs can be completed in our office in less than an hour.
Attempting to fix your dentures yourself can lead to more damage which would require more than a quick appointment with us. We strongly urge you to refrain from trying to repair your dentures yourself.
The secret to caring for your dentures while you’re on the road is your denture case.
Breaking and losing dentures tend to happen more often when we are traveling for the holidays or not in our regular routine at home. When damage happens, cases provide a discreet and safe way to store your denture until you can get it fixed. And when you’re traveling, storing your dentures in a case when you remove them at night will protect them and reduce the risk of losing them. And just to be safe, we recommend you carry your old dentures with you in case of an emergency.
Best wishes from all of us at Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
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.
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.
Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center Phone Number 212-689-0024
New York, NY
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 should teeth get all the fame? Since the beginning of time, teeth have taken center stage in the oral health arena, while their close cousins, the gums, have occupied more of a back-seat role. So, we have decided to dedicate this article to gums! What makes them healthy, what makes them sick, and why they are so important for whole-body health?
Gingiva, or “gums”, are the mucosal tissue that cover the jaw and hold the teeth in place. When they are healthy and properly intact, they offer a protective barrier for the jaw and tooth roots against food and bacteria.
Healthy gums typically are coral pink in color, and not recessed far above the tooth. They show a scalloped appearance over each tooth, are firm and resist movement. They take brushing and flossing well, usually with no reaction whatsoever.
By contrast, unhealthy gums may exhibit red, white and even blue hues, have a puffy or orange peel texture and may bleed when brushed or flossed. Untreated periodontal disease can affect the whole body, as it is related to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Also, it can result in lost teeth and poor nutrition down the road.
Prevention is Key:
The good news is that most cases of periodontal disease are preventable. While we don’t know exactly what role genetics play in terms of periodontal health, we do know that practicing good oral health is the first step to preventing periodontal disease. Habits such as brushing twice and flossing once per day and regular exams and cleanings can help many people prevent or slow the progression of gum disease.
We hope you have learned something new about your gums!
If you have any questions about your gums, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
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!
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 !
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 !
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
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!