Dentists on Park Avenue in NYC
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in creating aesthetic and functional replacements for missing teeth and correcting problems with the jaw, although we also offer the same types of services provided by a general dentist. Like a general dentist, prosthodontists go to dental school, but then after graduation they receive 2-3 years of additional training in prosthodontics.
Can a prosthodontist place dental implants?
Not all prosthodontists place dental implants—some only create the restorations that attach to dental implants, meaning you’ll have to see two different providers. At Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry on Park Avenue, you can receive both your surgical implants and your restorations at our office. Our eye for detail and specialized training means that you’ll get restorations that look just like your natural teeth—only better.
How long does a same-day crown take?
The entire same-day crown process usually takes about two hours and, as the name implies, you only have to visit our Park Avenue dental office once. Traditional crowns require two separate visits, with each lasting about 90 minutes.
How can I treat sleep apnea at home without CPAP?
Oral appliance therapy is a great alternative to CPAP—oral appliances are more affordable and less uncomfortable than CPAP machines and they solve one of the most common causes of sleep apnea by repositioning the lower jaw to keep the airway unobstructed.
What does Invisalign do?
Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners gradually change the position of your teeth over time. Braces accomplish this with brackets and wires, while Invisalign aligners use clear plastic molds to push the teeth where we want them to go. Each set of aligners is slightly different than the ones before, getting you closer to your treatment goal.
What are teeth veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain pieces that cover the fronts of your natural teeth to hide imperfections or irregularities. A small amount of enamel is removed from your teeth, then the veneers are bonded in place. Veneers are designed to wrap slightly around the bottom and sides of your teeth for a natural appearance.