Prosthodontics Specialist

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry -  - General Dentistry

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

General Dentistry & Prosthodontists located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

If you need a dental prosthesis to save, repair, or replace a tooth, you’ll want a high-quality device that looks natural and won’t break or wear down easily. The experienced dentists at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry in Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, and the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City offer high-end custom prosthodontics to improve your smile’s appearance and function. To schedule a consultation for bridges, crowns, veneers, or dentures, call Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Prosthodontics Q & A

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that helps you replace or repair missing or broken teeth using dental prosthetics, which is another term for false teeth or coverings for damaged teeth. 

Modern prosthodontics is advanced enough that you’ll have a fully functional smile that appears natural once your prosthodontic treatment process is complete. 

The skilled prosthodontists at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry skillfully design and develop your prosthetics. They make sure the fit is comfortable, and the look is discreet before affixing the prosthetic to your teeth or attaching them to the abutments of your dental implants. 

Which prosthodontic procedures are available?

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry provides high-quality prosthetics of several different types for patients needing a more functional or attractive smile. Dental prosthetics can replace or repair your teeth, and they can also include gum components for aesthetic reasons. 

After assessing your oral health needs, the team recommends a course of prosthodontic treatment that they can use to accomplish your goals. Because of an oral injury, malocclusion, or disease, you might need:

Dental crowns

Dental crowns can serve one of two purposes: tooth repair or tooth replacement. The Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team designs them to look just like individual natural teeth. If your crown can repair the weak or damaged tooth, they prepare it by removing some enamel before cementing it over. 

A crown can also attach to the abutment of a single dental implant. 

Bridges

Dental bridges replace one or more of your missing teeth, which must be next to each other. It also includes one or two crowns to go over adjacent teeth or dental implant abutments.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are solely for cosmetic purposes, unlike other prostheses available at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry. They attach to the front surfaces of teeth with deep staining or chips to improve the outward appearance. 

Dentures

Dentures come in partial or full options. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth, while full dentures include false gums and replace your upper or lower arch. 

How should I care for my dental prosthetics?

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry uses modern, high-quality materials for all dental prostheses that can withstand the forces of your biting and chewing. It’s easy to care for your crowns, bridges, dentures, or veneers as long as you:

  • Continue to come in for dental exams and cleanings
  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss between your teeth once a day
  • Don’t bite down on solid objects, like hard candies or pencils

If your dental prosthesis is removable, your care instructions will be a bit different. The Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team teaches you to take out and clean your removable denture so you can avoid trapping harmful bacteria and keep your oral health intact. 

Missing even a single tooth can compromise your chewing and cause your other teeth to shift. Schedule your first consultation for prosthodontics by phone or book online at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry to explore options today.