Even though the rate of cavities has consistently gone down over the past several decades thanks to more emphasis on prevention and improvements in dental technology many people still are victims of decaying teeth. Our doctor, Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS restores teeth with cavities using composite dental fillings in our state-of-the-art office with the latest in dental technology but the emphasis of our cosmetic dentist in Suffern is in helping our patients prevent tooth and gum problems and enhancing their dental health.
When cavities do arise our practice restores the tooth to good health and function by removing the decayed area and filling the gaps left with a dental filling. Regular checkups and radiographic exams help locate areas of decay as early as possible so that more of the tooth area can be saved and the restoration remains small. Our cosmetic dentist in Suffern will drill out the decayed portion of the tooth and cleans it thoroughly. There are several types of filling materials that can be used but the two most popular types are silver amalgams and composite fillings. Silver amalgams have been used for over 100 years and are a mixture of different metals including mercury. New composite fillings contain no metal they can be made of various components but are most often mixtures of glass or silica in a resin based. Aside from containing no mercury the chief advantage of composite fillings is that they are tooth-colored and our doctor will match them to the shade of the individual tooth the filling is going in. Because the filling matches the tooth there are no dark spots or shadows on the top or sides of the tooth.
Composite fillings are durable and reliable but somewhat softer than amalgams. They are best suited for use in the front teeth, canines and first molars where chewing pressures are not as great as they would be in the back teeth. Come see our cosmetic dentist in Suffern to prevent cavities and other dental problems, our practice accepts many insurance plans including Met Life, Guardian and Cigna among others,
If you have a tooth that needs reinforcement or to be cosmetically enhanced, a crown is the clear solution. And for restoring full teeth, Dr. Lifshitz is pleased to offer bridges. Our Suffern dentist office makes it a priority to help you to have a mouth full of strong, great-looking teeth.
Some of the reasons why you might need a crown include fixing a tooth that is chipped or cracked, crooked, or discolored. In addition, any tooth weakened by advanced decay will require a crown. You may also want to cover a discolored, crooked, or misshapen tooth. One is also used to restore a tooth to full size after it has undergone root canal. And crowns are also a key part of fixed bridges, which we will get to in a moment. In order to fit you with a crown, our Suffern dentist will take impressions, which are sent to the dental lab. There your crown is made. You will then return to our office to have the crown cemented to your tooth. A bridge, either fixed or removable, is the solution for replacing one or more teeth that have been lost. A fixed bridge is cemented to your gum line and held in on either side by attaching anchors. This requires that the two teeth are filed down. The anchors are then placed, and crowns are cemented on top for maximum reliability. Or you can get a removable bridge, which is also called a set of partial dentures. You use dental adhesive to hold it to your gums when you wear them. And there are clasps that connect to the surrounding teeth. As with crowns, both types of bridges are also made from impressions that our Suffern dentist takes.
Set up an appointment to come in for a crown or a bridge so that you can have a smile you’ll be proud to show off; one that is full and attractive.
Invisalign is an exciting innovation in the field of orthodontics. If you have been wanting to get your teeth straightened, but have been avoiding it because you don’t want to wear traditional braces, you just don’t like the thought of metal wires and brackets to contend with, or you’re self-conscious about people seeing you with braces on, you should schedule an appointment to come in and see our Montebello orthodontist. You will discover that Invisalign has a number of impressive benefits that are likely to change how you think about having orthodontic treatment.
While sometimes called invisible braces, it is more precise to call Invisalign a system of clear aligners. Depending on your unique situation, you might wear from as few as 12 to as many as 48 aligners during the course of your treatment. Each is custom crafted using advanced 3-D computer technology and plays its specific role in the task of guiding your teeth into a more ideal position. You wear an aligner for two weeks and then you discard it in favor of the next one. Unlike old-fashioned metal braces, Invisalign is removable. You wear them all day and night, even while you sleep, however. You take your aligner out only to eat, brush, and floss. And because they are made by our Montebello orthodontist with clear plastic, unless someone is right up close, they will have no idea that you’re wearing anything at all on your teeth. And even then, it’s not obvious. You can go about your business without the bother of other people commenting or asking questions about your braces. Also, since you remove your aligners while you eat, you won’t have to restrict yourself from any foods.
Many people seek out orthodontic care because they find their crooked or misaligned teeth to be unsightly. But discomfort can also be a part of the equation. In addition, it is more challenging to floss between crooked teeth properly, meaning you are more susceptible to the possibility of tooth decay or gum disease when your teeth aren’t in their proper position. With Invisalign, our Montebello orthodontist can solve all of those problems for you.
Have you been wondering how you can get a whiter and brighter smile? Do you envy those around you who have whiter teeth, and wonder what they are doing to get it? Have you tried over-the-counter tooth whitening kits without much success? If you are in search of an expert dentist who can provide you with Suffern teeth restoration, you need to look no further than our practice of Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS.
Dr. Lifshitz has provided the highest quality dental care for residents of the Suffern area for more than 30 years. Our entire office works to make sure that each patient experiences a warm welcome and relaxing atmosphere when they come to our office for treatment. If our patient is looking for a brighter and whiter smile, they will benefit from our dental bleaching options. Teeth whitening can either be performed in our office, or with a take-home kit that can be obtained at our practice. Teeth whitening is for everyone, and each patient determines how they would like to receive this treatment. In-office teeth bleaching is a great option for those of our patients who want to achieve Suffern teeth restoration and whitening in a shorter amount of time. Many times our patient needs only to have one or two teeth bleaching sessions in our office to achieve optimal results. The in-office whitening option is not for everyone, as not everyone wants to sit in the dentist’s chair for an hour or so per session. However, the whitening results are immediate, and often brighter than can be achieved at home even with our whitening kits.
If you are looking for at-home Suffern teeth restoration with our take-home bleaching kit, you will be taking advantage of our more cost-effective teeth whitening option. Dr. Lifshitz will fit you for a special tray that you will use at home during the whitening process. This tray will ensure that the whitening gel stays in contact with your teeth during the entire teeth whitening process. It will also make sure that the teeth-whitening gel is applied evenly and consistently for optimal results. Dr. Lifshitz will discuss your desired results, and will let you know for how long and how often you should use the tooth whitening kit. Then you will be able to use your teeth-whitening kit in the comfort of your own home at your leisure. If you are interested in our teeth whitening solutions, contact our office for an appointment with Lifshitz.
Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS
2 Executive Boulevard, Ste 100
Suffern, New York 10901
Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS is a cosmetic dentist who has more than 30 years of providing expert, dedicated services to his dental patients in Suffern. Dr. Lifshitz is an expert general and cosmetic dentist who enjoys fulfilling the dental needs of all his patients. He welcomes family members of all ages into his practice. Just one of his areas of specialty, is providing porcelain dental veneers for his patients. Dr. Lifshitz is a fine Suffern cosmetic dentist, who helps all his patients obtain and keep the most beautiful and healthy smile possible.
Porcelain veneers are used to correct many cosmetic tooth problems. They can be used to correct teeth that are misshapen, have bad coloration problems, or are chipped or otherwise broken. Porcelain veneers also can correct teeth that have small holes or pits, are slightly crooked, or for the correction of uneven spaces or tooth gaps. They are used to correct only cosmetic problems, and unlike crowns, they do not improve the function of, or strength of a tooth. Sometimes people want whiter smiles but their teeth have a greyish or purplish discoloration. This type of problem will not be corrected by any tooth whitener. However, dental veneers can be created by your Suffern cosmetic dentist to cover the discolored teeth, and give you a bright, white smile.
Porcelain dental veneers are actually thin pieces of porcelain that are made to be glued over the patient’s teeth. They cover only the front of the teeth; they do not cover the back. Their only function is to give the patient a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are a great cost-effective way for patients to achieve a great smile. Getting dental veneers is practically a pain-free process; Dr. Lifshitz needs to use little to no anesthesia on his patients when performing this process. In most cases, only a little bit of tooth enamel needs to be removed to attach the veneers. Veneers are made to precisely fit your teeth through the use of impressions that are taken in our office. Porcelain veneers do not stain; they will stay fresh and new looking. This is just one of the reasons that makes veneers a popular solution to obtaining that beautiful smile. Veneers are strong and very durable lasting up to 15 years. Your Suffern cosmetic dentist will be able to let you know exactly how veneers can help your smile. For an appointment with Dr. Lifshitz, call our office today.