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The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Hello. I am cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movements of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

White Plains people with missing teeth not only have an unattractive gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in him- or herself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Modern White Plains dentistry to the rescue. Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success in the NYC area and can be done with your own bone, synthetic bone material or bone from a cadaver.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a dazzling smile! Schedule a consultation with cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh by calling 914-574-2558.

Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

White Plains Dental Implants and Dental Bridges When my patients ask me about White Plains tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my White Plains dental practice. Patients have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.

Dental implants are also popular. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for White Plains tooth restoration patients.

Both smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call The Dental Design Center and ask for Ira Handschuh to schedule an evaluation for New York tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 914-574-2558.

 

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280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, NY
10607

 

You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Today’s dental technology has solved the issue of annoying loose-fitting dentures with a fantastic tooth replacement option.

Instead of relying on your tongue, a weak suction, and some dental adhesive to keep false teeth in place, dental implant posts can anchor full or partial dentures. The dentures are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a thick sandwich, or share a hearty laugh with boldness.

If you are missing a single tooth, many teeth, or all of your teeth, we invite you to learn more about innovative implant-anchored dentures.

Implants can anchor either removable or fixed dentures. Due to the way each tooth space is properly fitted with a beautiful restoration, implants ordinarily fit better than traditional dentures. Dentures anchored with implant posts are comfortable, functional, and pleasing.

Call cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh at The Dental Design Center (914-574-2558) for an appointment to talk about revolutionary implant-anchored dentures.

At The Dental Design Center, we focus our efforts on complete patient satisfaction. Each member of our efficient team is devoted to providing each patient with personal attention and the highest standard of care. Our patients enjoy our relaxed atmosphere while benefitting from our cutting-edge technology and extensive experience.

Whether you are interested in Invisalign, teeth whitening or restorative dentistry, call 914-574-2558 to schedule an appointment. We are located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104 in White Plains.

The Smile you deserve, the smile you desire is closer than you think!

 

Contact The Dental Design Center:

914-574-2558

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, NY
10607

 

Dental Implants In NYC

Cosmetic Dentistry The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to White Plains people who are missing teeth are cutting-edge dental implants.

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, many NYC implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.

Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is vital that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Ira Handschuh can determine if you do. Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Westchester County people of all ages.

There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health troubles with Ira Handschuh during your implant consultation.

The Dental Design Center is located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road in White Plains. Call 914-574-2558 to schedule an implant consultation.

How Much are Dental Implants In White Plains, New York?

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Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a straight answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that.

I’m cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh. Thanks for stopping to read my blog. I know it can be frustrating to look for the cost of getting a dental implant procedure done and finding nothing solid here on the internet. Let me take a moment to explain why most dental websites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists here in White Plains, New York, want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a doable consultation to review dental history, assess needs and determine a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants. See http://www.dentaldesigncenter.com/.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the technique won’t be what you thought it was going to be. If your heart is set on implants or if you’ve been told by others in New Castle, Scarsdale, or Westchester County that’s what you should get, we can help to explain the pros and cons of this path.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the internet but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee an exact price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can accurately calculate dental implant surgery costs based on current costs when you come in for a consultation.

Please make an appointment to quickly and accurately get these answers. Call The Dental Design Center at 914-574-2558 for more information.

The Dental Design Center
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, New York 10607

We offer comprehensive dental services including:

Restorative dentistry
Dental crowns
Invisalign
Periodontal disease treatment
Teeth whitening

The Smile you deserve, the smile you desire is closer than you think!

Live Better With Dental Implants In White Plains

White Plains Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for NYC denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Unfortunately, many frustrated Scarsdale denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are allowing former denture wearers to re-engage in life.

Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can occur when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not irritate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Westchester County patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

If you want more information about dental implants, call 914-574-2558 to schedule a consultation with Ira Handschuh. The Dental Design Center is located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road in White Plains. We have been providing advanced NYC dental care since 1996.

The Smile you deserve, the smile you desire is closer than you think!

Eating Got You Down, White Plains?

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White Plains men and women with missing teeth know that chewing can be difficult and painful. If you are looking at the cost of dental implants in White Plains and feel uncertain whether this is the step you ought to take, come see Ira Handschuh DDS at The Dental Design Center to learn all about tooth implants. Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for White Plains people whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.

Improving a smile beyond just the functional needs can also be explored during an informative consultation. Cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh of The Dental Design Center in White Plains offers the Scarsdale, Westchester County, and New Castle areas straightforward advice about restoring your smile while still keeping it comfortable in the pocket book. Come explore the possibilities, including the cost of a smile makeover. Call to set up a personal consultation today: 914-574-2558

With experience in teeth whitening, Invisalign, dental crowns, and even periodontal disease, The Dental Design Center serves their new White Plains and New Castle patients by answering all of their questions without a hard sell approach. The choice has always been with the patient.

If you have missing teeth, come see our efficient team and let them improve your eating experience. (Haven’t you waited long enough?)

Ira Handschuh
The Dental Design Center
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, New York 10607
914-574-2558
http://www.dentaldesigncenter.com/practice/

Attention White Plains: Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose Teeth

White Plains Dental Implants Vs. BridgesHello White Plains visitors, welcome to The Dental Design Center. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in NYC: dental bridges.

While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of NYC dental patients, they are not problem free. Many New York people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the White Plains dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most NYC people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in NYC. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record in New York than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart NYC folks.

If you currently have a dental bridge, you might consider permanently replacing it with a dental implant before the adjacent teeth are threatened with decay.

At The Dental Design Center, dental implants can replace one or more teeth and can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, I invite you to call The Dental Design Center at 914-574-2558. I am cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A beautiful new smile can be yours with dental implants.

The Dental Design Center
http://www.dentaldesigncenter.com/
914-574-2558
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Improvements In Hartsdale Implant Dentistry

Improvements In Hartsdale Implant Dentistry

In 1952, Per-Ingvar Branemark accidentally discovered that bone integrates with titanium while conducting a completely different experiment that had to do with blood flow characteristics. During the experiment, the scientist had to implant titanium into the bones of rabbits to be able to conduct his experiment. At the end of his project, he went to remove these implants that he had placed but he couldn’t remove them very easily. He discovered that the bone and the titanium had integrated together, and he coined the term “osseointegration” to explain the phenomenon. From this discovery, the world of hip replacements, knee replacements and our favorite dental implants opened.

Since the discovery of osseointegration, there have been multiple advances that have improved the success rate of single dental implants and implant supported dentures. One of the advances is the finish of the titanium on the dental implant. Initial dental implant procedures utilized titanium screws with a very smooth surface. Hartsdale implant dentists like Dr. Ira Handschuh now use implants with a treated surface that leaves a porous finish and inherently increases the surface area that a patient’s bone can integrate with.

Another great advancement, especially for individuals who are in need of dentures in the Hartsdale area, is the imaging and computer programing technology that is now readily available. With a Conebeam CT scan of a patients jaw, an accurate 3D image can be produced which then can be uploaded to special software. The dentist can then digitally place the dental implants on this 3D replica to ensure the most ideal position. The computer will then create a custom stent for the patient that can be placed over their jaw with guides that will ensure precise placement. This is a technology that has revolutionized dental implants.

Dental implants have come a long way and they are becoming less and less expensive. Be sure to discuss your options with  cosmetic dentist Dr. Handschuh for the best possible results when it comes to dentures or missing teeth.

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