What we offer
Made of exceptional hand-crafted quality, hardened ceramic, these types of dental veneers really are the trusted solution for everyone. Porcelain veneers have been used for decades, the older forms were originally much thicker and often used as a form of teeth whitening. Nowadays, they still act as a form of teeth whitening for people whose stained teeth do not react well to actual teeth whitening procedures.
The process involves placing an ultra-thin layer of porcelain to your teeth to reinstate their natural, white look. The procedure often helps in giving strength to your teeth and can mirror natural tooth enamel. Due to fantastic advances in cosmetic dentistry, the shaping, sculpting and color treatments available for porcelain have improved to the so they can be as natural or as artificial as you request.
Lasting between ten to fifteen years, porcelain is extremely durable, they simply require the same maintenance as you would with your natural teeth. Veneers do not stain and remain the same color throughout their life.
Porcelain veneers usually require some form of preparation of the natural tooth to allow for a precise fit and perfect appearance meaning that the process is irreversible. However, with their exceptional durability and perfect appearance, the team at SmileNY believes that porcelain offers the best results every time.
Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the skill of the practitioner makes a significant difference in every outcome. Dr. Winter’s focus is on utilizing the best techniques for comprehensive care, returning even the most damaged mouths to full health.
Sometimes teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or even normal functioning. If a root canal is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. Many situations can leave teeth in danger of loss if treatment is bypassed. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they are also extremely secure and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space. In fact, when missing teeth are in the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.
A dental bridge is a structure composed of a set of crowns, and that serves to simulate the shape of several teeth. Said bridge is fixed by a dental cement on the natural parts that the person who carries it has. When performing a procedure to fix a bridge, it is essential to carve the adjacent teeth, as the crown is placed on top of them. Therefore, to overlap it, it is necessary to reduce the size of these teeth, called abutments substantially. Since the structure is cemented, it is permanently attached to the patient’s mouth, so it is usually referred to as a fixed dental bridge. This means that a general dentist can only remove the bridge. Depending on the needs of each patient, it is possible to choose between different types of dental bridge.
Dentist, Jacqueline Winter, at our midtown location, uses a combination of teeth whitening and composite bonding to improve the shape of the patient’s teeth to achieve a desired result.
Composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding) offers a solution for minor damage or gaps in teeth.
Bonding is usually used for filling chips, fractures, or gaps between teeth, or for fixing discoloration. A composite resin is attached to a tooth and shaped to restore its original appearance. The color of the resin is matched to your teeth, so it will appear as though it is a natural part of the tooth.
Composite bonding can help you achieve a smile you are happier with. Contact the SmileNY Dental care practice to find out more about composite bonding.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign® depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign® treatment time will be determined by Dr. Winter, based on your specific needs.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you are wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign® a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign® is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign® system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus, since your office visits during treatment do not involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in Dr. Winter’s chair.
Teeth whitening is arguably the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure throughout the United States. In fact, many Dental Professionals consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.
SmileNY is a premiere dental practice in Midtown, NYC that offers teeth whitening services – brightening your smile by up to eight shades with a single whitening treatment. We use world class dental technology to give you the smile of your life. Our teeth whitening procedures have provided smile transformations for 1000’s of patients in the New York City area.
Over the course of time, teeth can discolor for various reasons. They can become darker as we get older. Teeth can be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, and red wine. Smoking, some medications and trauma can also cause teeth discoloration. Our dental staff can only remove stains from your teeth, which is why you need advice from Dr. Winter. Whitening treatments can help to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth, giving you a smile to be proud of.
At SmileNY, we offer our patients the best teeth whitening treatment options based on their lifestyle, budget, and the results they want to achieve. We are proud to provide whitening treatments using the most advanced, effective, and safe whitening systems on the market today.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done a number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a state of the art procedure known as dental implants.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of a tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone, provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.
Out of all of the restorative choices available today an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth.
When you have suffered tooth loss, whether that has been due to disease or perhaps to an accident then considering dental implants for the full mouth maybe a very welcome solution to the problem. At the SmileNY Dental Practice in Midtown Manhattan, our expertise in providing this excellent solution to replacing full sets of teeth with all-on-4™ implants.
When teeth are missing many things are affected. Not only have you lost your ability to chew and eat properly but your entire face shape can change, and you may look a lot older than you are. Your speech will be affected too. But Dr. Winter will help you with sophisticated dental implant treatment that will restore your smile.
Four or six implants will be embedded into the upper or lower jawbone. These titanium posts will then serve as the roots for the new teeth, that will be fixed on top of the implants. A cost-effective solution that is usually performed in one day, all-on-4 implants are an alluring option for replacing a full-set of teeth.
Dentures are removable false teeth that can be worn on the top or bottom of your mouth to restore its appearance and function. Depending on the number of teeth that need replacing, you may need a partial denture, which replaces one or just a few teeth, or a complete denture, which can replace all the teeth in the upper or lower arch.
Partial and complete dentures are made from a mixture of materials that take support and comfort into consideration. The teeth are often made from acrylic (sometimes porcelain) and the plate is made from either a metal alloy, acrylic or nylon.
What does the treatment involve?
We first take digital impressions of your mouth using our state-of-the-art equipment. These images are then used to create precise appliances in the laboratory. We offer only dentures made with modern materials that are much more natural looking than they once were.
Dentures have evolved thanks to modern dentistry. They are more comfortable, longer lasting and much more natural looking than ever before. So, if you need dentures, call SmileNY for a consultation today!
Root Canal Treatment, also called endodontics, is necessary when the pulp or nerve at the center of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed, due to tooth decay or trauma.
The pulp is the tissue at the very center of the tooth. It is made up of soft tissues such as blood vessels and nerves. When this becomes infected, it is possible to remove the pulp and just leave the hard external shell of the tooth, which is unaffected.
Treated teeth are essentially the same as any natural tooth and is still vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Great dental hygiene at home will keep the tooth healthy and it should last just as long as your other teeth. If you have a restoration on the tooth, you will need to keep it clean. During check-ups at SmileNY, we will check the tooth.
WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Periodontal disease refers to disease of the supporting tissues, i.e. the gums and bone, surrounding each tooth.
The most common periodontal conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis, both of which are caused by dental plaque and tartar. Dental plaque is the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth and contains bacteria which normally inhabit the mouth. Tartar is hardened plaque which is more difficult to remove with simple brushing alone.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It is common but is readily treatable with good oral hygiene.
Periodontitis affects approximately 10-15% of the population and is inflammation which extends to form a pocket between the tooth and the infected gums. Periodontitis can manifest itself by swollen and reddened or bleeding gums even on light contact, oversensitive teeth, or bad breath.
Without treatment the periodontal disease gets progressively worse and the bone attaching the teeth in the jaw is lost. As a result, the teeth become loose and drift slightly from their original position. If left untreated this condition can result in your teeth eventually falling out. The gums may also recede down the roots of the tooth leading to increased sensitivity.
A series of deep dental cleanings, an improved home care regimen, and a commitment to regular maintenance may be all that is required to prevent this stage of periodontal disease from progressing. Schedule an appointment with SmileNY today for evaluation. If you suffer from periodontitis, it will only get progressively worse, so don’t wait!
SmileNY’s Dental team provides treatments using laser dentistry, which is used to treat gum disease, recurring ulcer problems, gum pigmentation (reduce dark patches on the gum) and the removal of the inflamed gum flap when a tooth is partially erupted (pericoronitis). Each laser dental treatment is conducted by a member of our experienced dental team to give you the best possible results. Whether it is for laser dental cleaning, ulcer treatments, implant exposure or for another purpose, we will be with you at every stage, allowing you to have all your questions answered as they arise. Each of our laser dental treatments can be used to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Laser dentistry effectively replaces the surgical scalpel, and due to the manner in which it works, it allows faster healing, less bleeding & less scarring. This, therefore, makes it ideal for laser dental cleaning and advanced laser dentistry as it offers the deep cleaning that you need without any harsh chemicals. It is this targeted laser dental treatments that have helped to completely transform the way that we care for our teeth.
Laser dentistry is becoming more popular and is normally pain-free, quick, affordable, with NO blood… What more could you ask for?
The Benefits of Using Laser Dentistry:
Several benefits come with laser dental treatments of any kind as they help to remove harmful bacteria and correct any issues from the mouth with minimal side effects. To help you understand, we have compiled a list of some of the benefits of these advanced laser dentistry treatments:
- Less traumatic and less bleeding
- Less time required for the procedure
- Reduced scarring
- Faster healing
- No stitches required
- More accurate results creating better cosmetic finishing