Pediatric Dentistry | Pediatrics | New York, NY

Dr. Doris Giraldo of New York, NY recommends starting an oral regimen on children even before teeth appear by wiping a baby’s gums or using a baby toothbrush and water. As toddlers, it is a good time to begin brushing and flossing since teeth are in contact with each other and can begin to develop bacteria as well as plaque. Considering not all children need their teeth flossed at this age, it is a good idea to ask Dr. Doris Giraldo for advice. When children reach age two, encourage them to brush their own teeth, but make sure to follow up to make sure they are clean. Using fun games or a themed toothbrush can make children more willing to follow a positive oral hygiene routine.

In addition, preventative routine dental checkups ensure your child has healthy teeth and gums. Don’t wait. Schedule your child’s next pediatric dental visit with Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website.

Dr. Doris Giraldo also proudly serves Midtown, Manhattan, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

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Dental Implants, an Overview | New York, NY

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

What do Dental Implants Do?

•Replace one or more teeth

•Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.

•Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Types of Implants

•Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.

•Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework

Dental Implants vs Dentures or a Bridge

Esthetically, dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.

Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Ideally you need to be in good oral health and have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. In addition you will need healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease.

What Can I Expect After Treatment?

Dental implants are like your own teeth. You will have to treat them with the same oral care you do your real teeth. Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist for regular checkups.  After treatment, your dentist will work with you to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.

Contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Doris Giraldo also proudly serves Midtown, Manhattan, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

Restore your Smile with Inlays and Onlays | New York, NY

Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaced of the back teeth. They provide more strength than a filling and are more conservative than a full crown in restorative dentistry.

A porcelain onlay is fabricated to fit your tooth precisely and is bonded tightly in place to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Like a crown, an onlay covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits inside the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain onlay.

 

Contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Doris Giraldo also proudly serves Midtown, Manhattan, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

Invisalign instead of Porcelain Veneers | New York, NY

Many patients have asked about the benefits of veneers when compared to Invisalign. While veneers are certainly an option for improving your smile, they only cover up certain dental imperfections, rather than correct them. This means that some existing periodontal problems could still remain.

Applied to the front side of the teeth only, veneers also require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth – an irreversible procedure. Often considered a quick fix, veneers typically need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years – this can become very expensive in the long run. Coffee, tea and red wine need to be avoided to prevent discoloration, and care must be taken to prevent chipping or breaking the veneer. So while the surface look of the teeth may improve with veneers, the underlying tooth and gum problems could still exist.

Of course, there’s always the option of not seeking treatment at all. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but do keep in mind that, if left untreated, many orthodontic issues can often lead to more serious dental and health issues.

Contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Doris Giraldo also proudly serves Midtown, Manhattan, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.