Create a beautiful natural smile with Cosmetic Dentistry | New York, NY

Cosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve.  Whether you are interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures.  Dr. Doris Giraldo of New York, NY offers some information on the cosmetic procedures she offers.

Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth.  Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.

Teeth Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth.  In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.

Dental Bonding – With the use of dental bonding gaps, chips, broken teeth, spots and discoloration can all be repaired with bonding.  You can regain your smile and confidence.

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges – Dental Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A dental bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

Invisalign – The invisible way to straighten teeth. This is achieved by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call Dr. Doris Giraldo and make an appointment to get that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website.

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

Implant Dentistry, Step by Step | New York, NY

Dental implant treatment is usually a three part process. It takes several months to complete. Dr. Doris Giraldo of New York, NY wants to make sure her patients are well informed of all procedures offered to them and how they work. We will take you through the dental implant process step by step.

Step 1

The implant is surgically placed in the jaw. The top of the dental implant will be slightly above the top of the bone. To prevent debris and gum tissue from entering, a screw is inserted. The gum is placed over the dental implant for about 3 -6 months. The implant needs this time to fuse with the bone.

Step 2

The dental implant is uncovered and a post is attached to the implant. In some cases the dental implant and post are both placed in the mouth during step 1. Dr. Doris Giraldo will decide which option is best for you. Once the gum tissue is healed the dental implant and post are ready for the new tooth.

Step 3

A dental crown is made that will match your other teeth. Once the dental crown is made it is attached to the dental implant post. You now have an artificial replacement tooth. They do not need to be removed for soaking and cleaning and no adhesives needed, as with dentures. It acts and looks just like a real tooth.

Implant dentistry can restore your smile and oral health.  To see if dental implants are right for you, contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.

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

What Is Waterlase Dentistry? | New York, NY

Waterlase Dentistry uses a patented combination of laser energy and water—a process called HydroPhotonics.  Lasers have been the standard of care for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as hair removal, LASIK, and wrinkle removal.  The Waterlase was approved more than ten years ago for hard tissue procedures and has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures since then.

Benefits of Waterlase Dentistry

  • Fewer Dental Visits! Since you may not need shots or anesthesia, Dr. Giraldo may be able to perform cavity preparations in several areas of your mouth at one visit.
  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

What Are Some Procedures that Can be Performed with a Waterlase?

  • Tooth, bone and gum procedures
  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • General dentistry for enamel and dentin
  • Root canals
  • Smile design

If you have any questions regarding Waterlase Dentistry and to find out if it is right for you, contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website.

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

What Is Laser Dentistry using Waterlase? | New York, NY

Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in the hands of Dr. Doris Giraldo of New York, NY. I f you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient, laser dentistry is the way to go. Laser dentistry techniques are extremely safe, comfortable, and drill-free. Dr. Doris Giraldo is always on the cutting edge of dentistry. She is constantly looking for ways to keep up with the latest technology in the dental field. Waterlase dentistry cuts hard and soft tissue without heat, vibration, or pressure, unlike the traditional drill. Dr. Giraldo can perform most procedures with fewer shots and less anesthesia, because the laser causes little or no pain. Other major benefits are the reduction of bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling, and need for pain medication.

 For more information on Waterlase and Laser Dentistry, contact Dr. Doris Giraldo at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website.

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