Through a wide range of preventative and restorative services, our dentists can help keep your smile healthy and looking its best. If you would like more information about any of the dental care options described below, please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Crowns and Bridges
If you are missing teeth or have teeth that are severely damaged, a crown or bridge may be able to help you regain a healthy smile. These restorations are extremely natural looking and help to eliminate the discomfort associated with missing or badly damaged teeth.
Crowns are custom-made tooth replicas that are placed over damaged teeth to restore their strength and appearance. With conventional crowns, a metal base is used to secure the restoration to the damaged tooth. Over time the base can create a grayish hue around the gum line as the gums recede. To avoid this problem, we offer all-porcelain crowns at our office. These modern tooth replacements are free of any metal bases, so they provide our patients with natural looking smiles even if their gums recede.
Dental bridges are custom restorations designed to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth or teeth attached to a crown on either side. The dentist places the crowns over the teeth adjacent to the gap, which allows the replica to fill in the empty space. By replacing missing teeth, bridges help to create full, attractive smiles and reduce the risk of gum damage that can occur when teeth on either side of a gap shift from their normal position.
If you would like to learn more about how a crown or bridge may be able to restore your smile, please contact us today.
The placement of dental implants is a safe, modern, and lasting way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are pure titanium fixtures that are surgically implanted into the jaw to serve as bases for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Once an implant has integrated into the jaw, a post is secured to it to provide support for the restoration.
Implants have provided thousands of people with beautiful, natural looking smiles by replacing their missing or badly damaged teeth. In addition to enhancing a person’s appearance, dental implants have been proven to:
At our practice, we specialize in creating healthy new smiles through the placement of dental implants. Dr. Elkowitz’s credentials in this area of dentistry include membership in the Academy of Osseointegration and advanced post-doctoral study in implantology. He is also an instructor in the Division of Prosthodontics at North Shore University Hospital. Through his expertise in various types of implant placement, Dr. Elkowitz has provided numerous people with full, vibrant smiles.
If you have lost one or more of your teeth and would like to learn more about how dental implants could rejuvenate your appearance and provide you with a strong, healthy smile, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Dentures have enabled millions of people to replace their missing teeth and achieve gorgeous, natural looking smiles. Modern dentures come in a variety of forms and can be used to replace several or all of a person’s teeth.
Partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth set into gum-colored bases. These custom-made dentures are used for people who have lost several of their teeth. Partial dentures are held securely in place through clasps or hidden devices called precision attachments. By filling the space left by missing teeth, partial dentures add beauty to a person’s smile and help restore strength to the bite.
Full dentures are an excellent option for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. These dentures are molded according to the unique dimensions of a patient’s mouth in order to provide optimal function and an improved appearance. In addition to producing beautiful, natural looking smiles, full dentures reduce speech and bite problems caused by missing teeth. These restorations also add fullness to a “collapsed” mouth by providing support for the cheeks and lips.
If you would like more information about the denture options available at our practice, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Root Canal Therapy
The root canal is a passage in the root of every tooth that supplies nerves and blood vessels to the pulp cavity within the tooth. Proper oral care and hygiene will help to keep the root canals in your mouth strong and functioning ideally. However, inadequate care or an injury in which part of a tooth is broken can result in a root canal infection. When this happens, the only way to preserve the affected tooth is through root canal therapy. In this procedure, the infected tissue in the tooth is carefully removed and replaced with an inert filling material. After undergoing root canal therapy, a patient usually receives a crown on his or her treated tooth to provide it with a natural appearance and restored structural integrity.
Root canal therapy helps to eliminate the pain and sensitivity brought on by an infected root canal. It also helps a person avoid the need for extensive treatment later on by preventing infected teeth from falling out. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in one or more of your teeth, contact us today to find out if this procedure is the answer to returning strength and health to your smile.
In order to maintain good oral health, it is essential that you receive regular professional care. We recommend that patients visit us at least twice a year for cleaning and polishing. During preventative care appointments, our dental team also performs X-rays to detect the presence of tooth decay. Early detection and treatment of decay can prevent the development of serious problems that require extensive treatment later on.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while and feel that you may be in need of a check-up, please contact us today to find out how our dentists can help you along the path to a healthy smile.
Aaron Elkowitz, DMD, PC
1201 Northern Blvd Suite 301
Manhasset, New York 11030