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General Dentist Ramapo

Dentist 10901

There are a variety of types of dentures, all designed to suit specific needs. Whether complete or partial, conventional or immediate, fixed or removable, dentures are a time tested restorative for missing teeth. Our Ramapo general dentist, Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz, will help you to find the dentures that are perfect for your unique circumstances. It is important to keep in mind that aside from the cosmetic advantage of having a replacement for missing teeth, dentures can also prevent the shifting of any remaining teeth you have left, which may result in discomfort and a misaligned bite.

10901 Dentures

10901 Dentures

Partial dentures, which are sometimes known as bridges, are- as you might guess- used when you have only one missing tooth or just a few in a row. They consist of a foundation that is made to resemble gum tissue and the replacement teeth that are attached to it. Fixed partial dentures are secured first by drilling down the teeth on either side of the missing teeth and then placing a crown on them. The denture is anchored to it and then cemented into place. A removable partial denture is instead held in with clasps with no cementing needed. So you will be able to take your denture out and put it back in whenever you want to. Our Ramapo general dentist can offer you either option.

Complete dentures, used when you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional are more common and are recommended. Immediate are only of use when you are unable to be without any teeth while your gums heal. After your remaining teeth are removed from your upper or lower jaw, there is a period when the gums and bones will naturally shrink and heal. During that time, you would have no replacement teeth until our Ramapo general dentist could fit you for conventional dentures. Immediate dentures can be placed as soon as your natural teeth have been removed and can be used if needed until conventional ones are fashioned and fitted.

Getting used to your dentures simply takes a little time and practice. Speak slowly at first, eat soft foods in the beginning, and if you are experiencing any problems with proper fit, call us right away. Our Ramapo general dentist will have you come in for an adjustment. With preparation and patience, you will find yourself growing more accustomed to your dentures and to using them every day.

Ramapo Dentures
2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901
845-694-7946

Cosmetic Dentistry Suffern NY

Cosmetic Dentistry Suffern NY

Get Whiter Teeth with Rockland County Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Baruch Lifshitz

Everybody loves a bright white smile and we want to help you smile wider and brighter! Some people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at our Suffern dental office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options. There are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Tooth whitening can begin with your Rockland County cosmetic dentists at the office of Dr. Baruch Lifshitz DDS! We invite you to schedule a visit with Dr. Lifshitz to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you.

Teeth Whitening Procedures in Rockland County

Suffern Cosmetic Dentist

Suffern Cosmetic Dentist

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.

One type of stain-caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis-actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain-one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing-is caused by external factors such as foods.

More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.

Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel, not something that your trusted Rockland County cosmetic dentists suggest.

Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening performed by our Suffern cosmetic dentist office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.

At our Rockland County dentist office, you can choose our in-office procedure, Laser Bleaching, which uses a laser with a whitening gel. The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The length of time in the cosmetic dentist’s chair depends on the degree of discoloration you have. One advantage to this teeth whitening procedure, exclusively offered at our Executive Boulevard dental office location is that it only takes one visit to have noticeably brighter teeth! However, this is the more expensive of the procedures available, because it is the quickest.

If your teeth are stained or not as white and beautiful as you would like them to be, we’d like to help! We promise, when you leave our dental office, you’re going to love the way you look and feel. Schedule an appointment today with the best cosmetic dentist in Rockland County, Dr. Baruch Lifshitz. We serve the following areas of Rockland County: Suffern, Monsey, Tallman, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Hillburn, Mahwah, and Pomona. Call 845-694-7946 or visit our dental office at 2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100 in Suffern, NY 10901.