New York Dentist | Solution to a “Gummy” Smile: Gum Contouring

Suffering from a “gummy” smile? Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry offers gum contouring procedures, which effectively redefine your smile. Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry concludes that there are three main reasons for a “gummy” smile:

  • Usually, individuals with “gummy” smiles have excessive amounts of gum tissue in the upper and lower jaws that cause teeth to look short even though they are normal length.
  • In other cases, hyperactivity of the upper lip muscle causes the lower lip to moves higher, displaying more of the gums.
  • The way that the upper grows can also alter the shape of the mouth, exposing more of the gums than normally.

Your gummy smile does not have to be your permanent smile thanks to gum contouring. Gum contouring involves outlining an ideal gum line that will make your smile more natural. Laser gum contouring is a technological breakthrough for decreasing the look of a “gummy” smile in that it uses a laser beam to accurately make incisions. The result to this painless procedure is revitalized teeth that appear larger and more natural.

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry provides gum contouring to restore your smile and give you a greater sense of confidence. For any question on whether or not you are a good candidate for gum contouring contact Dr. Giraldo in New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or visit www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry also proudly serves New York, Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

New York Pediatric Dentist | Dental Tips for Children

It is essential for parents to stay aware of the risks and ramifications of the lack of dental care for their children. According to pediatric dentist, Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry, the following tips should be followed by all parents who have young children and are looking for ways to maintain their oral hygiene.

  1. Never allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, juice, or other sweetened liquids.
  2. After feeding, wipe your baby’s gums with a gauze pad.
  3. Avoid allowing your child to drink from bottles or sippy cups after the age of one.
  4. After your baby’s first tooth has erupted, consult with Dr. Giraldo for a pediatric dental checkup.
  5. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Giraldo to ensure that your children are informed on the proper way to brush and maintain their teeth.

The lack of proper maintenance of your child’s teeth catalyzes that buildup of bacteria which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. For this reason, Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry emphasizes the importance of pediatric dental checkups, dental cleanings, and other dental measures to ensure your child’s teeth and healthy.

For more questions on how your child can maintain ideal oral health, consult pediatric dentist Dr. Giraldo in New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or visit www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

Dr. Giraldo proudly accepts patients from New York, Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

New York Dentist | Dentures and You

According to Dr. Giraldo, dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Dr. Giraldo emphasizes that the loss of teeth is most commonly caused by dental diseases such as periodontal disease. Other reasons for the loss of teeth are due to severe malnutrition, genetic defects, trauma, and drug use. Although dentures come in a variety of designs, the two main types of dentures consist of conventional dentures and other dentures that reply on bonding or clasping onto the teeth.

Conventional dentures are removable dentures that must be cleaned two to three times a day. Dr. Giraldo also offers removable partial dentures for patients who are missing only some of their teeth. Dr. Giraldo ensures patients that removable partial dentures are not only for a patient’s front teeth, but for back teeth, lower teeth, and any area where there is an obvious loss of teeth. Dr. Giraldo claims that a benefit of the removable partial dentures is that additional teeth can usually be added when remaining teeth are extracted at a later time. For those patients who are missing all of their teeth, Dr. Giraldo offers complete dentures that appear natural and improve the overall function of an individual’s teeth. If you are suffering from a significant amount of decayed teeth, complete dentures are ideal for your situation.

Dr. Giraldo also offers implant supported dentures, which are supported by implants instead of resting of the gums. Dr. Giraldo advises patients to receive implant supported dentures if there is enough bone in the jaw to support implants because they are much more stable and easier to adjust to. Dr. Giraldo adds that implant supported dentures aesthetically look better because the implants show more of the natural gums. If you have any questions on which type of dentures will fit your specific condition, consult Dr. Giraldo and the professionals at New Dimension Dentistry.

For more information on dentures or what type of denture is ideal for your situation call Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or visit www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry proudly serves New York, Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

New York Dentist | Full Mouth Dental Restorations

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry provides full mouth restorations. Dental restorations are dental procedures that rebuild and restore your teeth and smile. Dental restorations are needed for individuals with decayed teeth, injured teeth, worn-down teeth, or jaw problems. Restorations are unique to meet each patient’s specific condition. To accommodate the myriad of specific dental conditions, full mouth restorations include the following procedures.

  • Prophylactic teeth cleaning and periodontal care.
  • Crown lengthening to expose healthy, sound tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges.
  • Contouring of the gum tissue to create balance and harmony in your smile.
  • Preparation (reduction) of your natural tooth structure so crowns, bridges, or veneers can be placed.
  • Placement of temporary restorations so you can become accustomed to your new teeth and the feel of your new mouth or bite alignment.
  • Placement of permanent restorations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges, made from ceramic, ceramic supported by metal, or a combination of both.
  • Orthodontics in order to move your teeth into the optimal position for reconstruction.
  • Implant placement and restoration to replace missing teeth and/or anchor bridge restorations.
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to enhance the stability of your teeth, proposed implants and/or other restorations.

For more questions on full mouth restorations and which procedure is suitable for you call Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or visit www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry proudly serves New York, Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.