At our office, we provide a wide range of services and procedures that will leave you with a healthy and bright smile. Whether you need a checkup, have pain or discomfort or just want a brighter smile, Dr. Cohen and his staff will provide you with the necessary treatment. Please look through the procedures listing below for more information:
Fillings - Silver and tooth colored
Advances in modern dental materials and techniques increasingly offer new ways to create more pleasing, natural-looking smiles. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials used to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth.
The advent of these new materials has not eliminated the
usefulness of more traditional dental restoratives, which
include base metal alloys and dental amalgam. The strength
and durability of traditional dental materials continue to
make them useful for situations where restored teeth must
withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as
in the back of the mouth. To find out which type is right
for you, contact our office.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown ("cap") is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared pre-existing tooth. Crowns serve many functions, such as to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth. A crown can support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken, and can be attached to bridges or dentures.
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that
replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced
with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing one
are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic
(replacement) tooth in place.
Invisalign orthodontics uses a series of clear removable aligners. Invisalign
straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Your dentist changes the aligners
about every 2 weeks, your teeth will move—little by
little, week by week—until you've reached the planned result. The aligners are worn continuously except when you eat and clean your teeth.
Invisalign is an invisible solution. So you won’t draw
undue attention to your mouth while in treatment. In fact,
virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless
you tell them.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your
only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people,
dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural.
Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments,
implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual
replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone.
Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your
replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find
the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums
and adequate bone to support the implant. We will give you
a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a good
candidate for dental implants.
Dentures & Partials
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than metal clasps and they are nearly invisible.
To find out which type is right for you, contact our office.
Inside each tooth lies a slender strand of "pulp,"
which contains nerves and provides nutrients to the tooth.
This pulp reaches all the way down to the tooth's root. When
a tooth's pulp becomes infected or irreversibly inflamed,
endodontic treatment is urgently needed—otherwise the
tooth itself may be at risk of dying. Root canals are used
to save teeth in such situations.
After administering anesthesia, an opening is made through the biting surface of the tooth. The pulp is then removed and the pulp chamber is sealed. The tooth is then sealed with a crown made of porcelain or gold. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one visit.
To find out about our oral surgery services, contact our office today.
Sealants For Children's Teeth
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food.
Preventive & Periodontal - Gum Treatment
Regular cleanings remove soft (plaque) and hard (tartar, calculus, or stains) deposits from your teeth. The primary purpose of having your teeth cleaned is to prevent or delay the progression of periodontal (gum) disease and to maintain good oral health. An examination of your mouth is usually done at each cleaning.
The frequency of your professional teeth cleaning will depend on the health of your teeth and gums. Healthy children and adults should have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. If you are at risk of periodontal disease because of age, tobacco use, rate of accumulation of deposits, personal oral hygiene practices, medications, or medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV infection, your teeth may need to be cleaned more often.
Family & Cosmetic Dental Consultations
Visit our office to day to receive your consultation with Dr. Steven L. Cohen to find out what services are right for you. Even if you are happy with your smile, is it still a good idea to have Dr. Cohen check for oral health and symptoms that may lead to more severe problems.
Contact us today to find out more about our cosmetic or general dental procedures.
Children's Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With dentistry's many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself.
Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "whitening" procedures.
It's safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment
if you would like to begin whitening your teeth. You can lighten
only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending
on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.
There's no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with
teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer
placed on top of your teeth can correct nature's mistake or
the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored
materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.