Your gums are not only as important as your teeth, but perhaps more so. Without them functioning the way they should, your teeth are left without a foundation. At the practice of Michael J. Weiss & Associates, we offer essential periodontal treatment, up to and including surgery.
Gum disease is caused by the cumulative effects of plaque and tartar. Gingivitis is the first stage, and it is typically associated with redness and irritation. However, if it is not addressed in a timely fashion at our Sunnyside dental office, the next stage is periodontitis. Inflammation and infection are the usual outcome, and those bring with them serious consequences. Symptoms you should look out for are persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when you brush, and receding gums. Eventually, your gum and bone tissue will begin to erode, and your teeth may become loose as a result. Methods of treatment include a teeth cleaning for gingivitis, and a deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing for periodontitis. In both instances, the goal is to remove the plaque and tartar that the source of your gum disease. But if you keep getting recurrences, it could be because your gum pockets are too deep, which makes them easy for plaque and tartar to hide away in. The solution is gum surgery at our Sunnyside dental office. A pocket reduction procedure shortens those pockets and makes it considerably easier for you to avoid future bouts of gum disease. It’s a safe and effective surgery, and the benefits extend beyond your oral health. Chronic gum disease is linked to increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
To find out if gum surgery is the right option for you, simply contact our Sunnyside dental office to schedule a visit for a consultation and examination.
Woodside Dental Office
If you have missing teeth that need replacement, you may be thinking about getting a dental bridge. At our dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates, you can see either Dr. Michael Weiss or Dr. Beth B. Messinger, at our Woodside dental office.
If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced at our Woodside dental office, dental bridges can be a great way to go. Dental bridges can be either fixed or removable. A fixed dental bridge is permanently attached to teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. The bridge is permanently attached to adjacent teeth with dental crowns. Between the two dental crowns you will find a porcelain crown which is used to fill in the gap left by the missing tooth. These dental bridges will not only help to restore your proper facial contours, but they will also make your smile more beautiful, and make it easy for you to eat whatever food you want, in total comfort. A dental bridge will also keep adjacent teeth from trying to move over and fill in the gap left by the missing tooth. The dental bridge will also alleviate stress on your bite, helping to save teeth opposite the missing tooth. Our dentist will create the bridge so that it is perfectly comfortable for you to wear. And, the dental bridge will perfectly color-match the adjacent teeth so no one will ever know that you even have it in your mouth. Removable bridges are also known as partial or full dentures. They need to be removed from your mouth several times a day so that they can be cleaned, and so that your gums can rest. Removable bridges can be used to replace a full row of teeth, or a partial row of teeth. The partial bridge will work around remaining teeth, and help to keep these teeth safe from inadvertent movement and stress, as well.
For an appointment to see our dentist at our Woodside dental office, simply contact us today.
Michael J Weiss & Associates
59-40 Queens Boulevard,
Woodside, New York 11377
Woodside NY dental office
If your smile has a cosmetic problem that you want to have fixed, you should visit us at our dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates. At our Woodside NY dental office, one of our expert dentists, Dr. Michael Weiss or Dr. Beth Messinger, will provide you with attractive porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to fix cosmetic dental problems at our Woodside NY dental office. Veneers are actually thin shells of porcelain that are made to permanently attach to the front of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin but also extremely strong. They are made to perfectly color-match the adjacent teeth and will last for many years. No one will ever know that you have porcelain veneers in your mouth since they will be perfectly color-matched by our dentist. Porcelain veneers are also considered to be a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Since porcelain veneers do not strengthen your tooth, they can only be used to fix cosmetic problems that do not affect the structure of your tooth. If our dentist sees that your tooth also needs to be strengthened, or have its function improved, he or she will most likely recommend that you get a dental crown instead. However, porcelain veneers can be used to fix many different types of purely cosmetic dental problems. A patient may get only one porcelain veneer to fix a specific tooth problem, or they may get many porcelain veneers to create the smile they have long been dreaming of. Porcelain veneers are excellent for fixing the appearance of: teeth that are too short; teeth that are slightly misaligned; teeth that have uneven gaps between them; teeth that are chipped; teeth that have surface cracks in the enamel; teeth that are discolored and cannot be corrected using traditional dental whitening methods; and many other cosmetically-damaged teeth.
For an appointment to be seen by our dentist at our Woodside NY dental office, contact us today.
Dental veneers in Queens
Having a perfect smile may not be necessary in order to have a healthy one, but the way that teeth looked concerned they have an effect on the way that people feel about their appearance. It can also have a significant effect on their sense of self-confidence and how at ease they feel when it comes to talking with others. So many people are concerned about the way that their smile looks and how it may affect their overall appearance, and luckily our cosmetic dentist can provide interest in patients with a variety of different procedures that might help, including dental veneers in Queens. Here at the dental offices of Michael J Weiss & Associates we can help provide people with the smile makeover is that they need in order to finally feel confident in the way that they look.
Your smile is one of the first things that other people will notice, especially when you are meeting new people. Because most people look at a persons smile when getting a first impression, people who are not completely comfortable with the appearance of their smile may feel shy and uneasy. There are a variety of different cosmetic imperfections that people might suffer from, and usually the nature of these imperfections will have some affect on which cosmetic services could benefit you. When it comes to more intensive cosmetic work, especially if you have a number of different imperfections, or even if you have more widespread imperfections, then you may want to look into dental veneers. Veneers are essentially porcelain shells that are designed to look like a perfect, straight, white teeth. These shells can then be placed over your real teeth in order to mask any imperfections that bother you. For instance, dental veneers in Queens can help cover up issues such as uneven teeth, misshapen teeth, slightly crooked teeth, damaged teeth, yellow or discolored teeth, small gaps between teeth, or any other number of imperfections as well as any combination of those already listed. For people who have several teeth with cosmetic problems or for people who have a series of different imperfections, veneers can help address all of those problems at once and instantly give you a complete smile makeover. Here at the offices of Michael J Weiss & Associates our cosmetic dentists will be able to personally examined state of your smile and determine which cosmetic procedures might be right for you.
Having cosmetic work done might be easier than you ever thought imaginable, but it is important to remember that there is always something that can be done. With the help of our dentists here at the offices of Michael J Weiss & Associates you can learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and you might even find out that you are eligible for dental veneers in Queens.
There are plenty of people today who are unhappy with the way that their smile looks. Not everyone can be born with a perfectly straight smile, but luckily there are plenty of orthodontic options available in order to achieve one. Some people may not consider braces, however, because they associate the treatment with the appearance of noticeable wires and brackets. While this may be true, there are more orthodontic treatments out there – like Invisalign. Here at Michael J Weiss & Associates, we can provide interested patients with Woodside Queens Invisalign, a form of invisible braces that can straighten your smile without anyone ever knowing that you are wearing braces at all!
Invisalign, like other forms of braces, gently move your teeth over time. Invisalign, however, utilizes clear aligner trays that are specifically designed by one of our dentists here at Michael J Weiss & Associates to fit over your teeth. You will have one aligner tray for your top row of teeth and another for your bottom row of teeth. You will be fitted for a new pair of aligners every two weeks or so. Each new pair will be slightly different than the last and will further implement your treatment. There are plenty of benefits to choosing Woodside Queens Invisalign as your chosen method of orthodontic treatment. One of the biggest draws of this option is the fact that they are essentially invisible braces. The aligner trays are clear and are virtually unnoticeable when you are wearing them. Not only are these aligners invisible, but they can be easily removed for more convenient eating and cleaning. You will not have to worry about getting food caught in your brackets or having to vigorously clean between and around your wires and brackets on a daily basis.
If you are looking to achieve a straighter smile, Woodside Queens Invisalign may be the solution for you. In order to find out for sure, you will need to call us here at Michael J Weiss & Associates to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists first. Not only will one of our dentists tell you whether invisible braces are a possible option available to you, but they can get you started on your treatment, too.
Michael J Weiss & Associates
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, New York 11377