Fifth Ave Perio

Improving Smiles

Piezo Scaler

Piezo Sclaer Technology

Ultrasonic devices have dramatically improved supragingival scaling and periodontal debridement. Recent improvements to ultrasonic technology have allowed for the devices to become more integrated into dental practices. Ultrasonic technology, like that of the Piezo Scaler, allows for a patient to experience the following benefits:

  • Decreased treatment time
  • More efficient removal of dental plaque and calculi
  • Ultrasonic instruments allow for there to be less tissue trauma as there are no sharp cutting edges
  • Excellent tool for stain removal on teeth
  • Procedures have been found to be more comfortable for patients

During a consultation with Dr. Clifford Melnick, you will learn more about how the Piezo Scaler might be able to best suit your individual periodontal needs.  Sonic scaling has helped countless patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles with less pain or recovery time than ever before—find out more today about this outstanding periodontal technology.

Learn More about Fifth Avenue Perio

If you are interested in learning more about the treatments and technologies that we offer at Fifth Avenue Perio, please contact us at 212-355-1266.  We will answer any of your questions concerning the Piezo Scaler, as well as all of the additional technology that we offer for ultimate periodontal health.

Dr. Clifford Melnick is dedicated to providing patients with unparalleled care and services.  With ultrasonic scalers and technology, Dr. Clifford Melnick can keep your dental health and comfort at the forefront.  Learn more about all of our available dental technology by contacting our team of dental and periodontal experts today.


Piezo Ultrasonic Scaler. About the Piezo Ultraonic Scaler.

Dental Technology

Cone Beam Scanner Technology

We have all had those dental experiences that we wish could be forgotten.  Just thinking about those dental office experiences where nothing seems up to date, the tools are archaic, and you keep thinking to yourself, “There has to be an easier way to have this dental procedure done.”

Dr. Clifford Melnick understands the need and the importance of dental technology.  This is why he is committed to offering his patients unparalleled dental services with state-of-the-art procedures and techniques.  Through this blog, you will learn about one of the newest additions used with Dr. Melnick’s practice, the Conebeam Scanner.  Find out more about what this technology can do for you and your needs!

What Is the Conebeam Scanner?

The Conebeam Scanner is used as an imaging device before dental implant treatments.  It allows for Dr. Clifford Melnick to:

  • View structures and any features of abnormal anatomy
  • Minimize risk by delivering more predictable outcomes
  • Allow for Dr. Melnick to plan accurately and effectively to reduce invasiveness of surgery and recovery time
  • Gives Dr. Clifford Melnick a 3-D view of a patient’s jawbone and other structures to ensure proper implant placement

Dr. Clifford Melnick considers the Conebeam Scanner to be an invaluable tool in implant planning.  The 3-D cone beam images yield complete images that provide more details than X-rays, and use less radiation that ordinary CT scan machines.   The Conebeam uses spatial resolution to capture hard bones in the images, with quicker scan times than traditional scans.

This dental technology allows Dr. Clifford Melnick to evaluate the jaw before dental implants, and make personalized modifications to a patient’s individual needs.  With more detailed and accurate planning before surgery, Dr. Clifford Melnick can take additional details into account to minimize recovery time post-surgery.  To learn more about this wave of dental technology, please contact Fifth Avenue Periodontics in New York today.

Learn More about Dr. Clifford Melnick’s Dental Technology

To find out more information about Dr. Melnick’s dental technology, do not hesitate to contact our team.  We are here to answer all of your questions about our procedures and services and can schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Clifford Melnick.

Dr. Clifford Melnick is passionate about offering outstanding services and patient care to ensure that you are always receiving quality treatments.  Our dental technology allows for Dr. Melnick to provide even better dental care with less recovery time and less pain.  Learn more about our dental technology and practice today.



Combining Functionality and Beauty- Dental Implants

Function and Beauty Combine

Maybe you have had dentures for a long time and have never been satisfied with the look and feel of them.  Maybe you have a missing tooth that you wish could have a more permanent solution for than a dental crown.  Maybe you imagine yourself more comfortable with your dental bridge.

If you are searching for a combination of beauty and functionality in your smile, then dental implants may be the right solution for you.  Implant dentistry provides patients with a near permanent solution to replacing missing teeth.  The process is simple and provides patients with outstanding results.  To learn more about the dental implant process, keep reading Dr. Paul Glat’s blog.

Implant Dentistry and Your Smile

A dental implant is a titanium replacement tooth root that is implanted into the jawbone.  The jaw serves as a secure base for the implant to become affixed and allows for the implant and the abatement tooth to feel natural and secure.

With dental implants, chewing and speaking can be dramatically improved with the replacement of one or more teeth.  During a consultation, Dr. Clifford Melnick will evaluate if any bone grafting or tooth extractions are required in order for a dental implant procedure to be effective.  Dr. Melnick may also request a CT scan prior to any dental implant procedure for the most accurate view of the jawbone.

Dr. Clifford Melnick combines technical skill and analysis with cosmetic artistry to ensure that your dental implants look natural and feel natural too.  By taking the time to fully evaluate each patient, Dr. Melnick can ensure that he has taken all of the precautions for the implants to work successfully for each individual patient.  Dr. Melnick also takes the time to listen to his patient’s concerns about their smiles, and offers the skills and technology to address the issues.

Dental implants have been able to provide multiple patients with the freedom to eat and smile without hesitation or reservations.  To learn more about how a beautiful smile with functionality could be a possibility for you, contact Dr. Clifford Melnick today.

Learn More about Dental Implants

If you would like to find out more information about dental implants, please contact Dr. Clifford Melnick at Fifth Avenue Periodontics.  Dr. Melnick will answer all of your questions about implant dentistry, and schedule you for an in-person consultation to evaluate if dental implants could be the right solution for your dental needs.

Countless patients have benefited from the functionality and beauty of dental implants.  To learn more about dental implants and cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Clifford Melnick at Fifth Avenue Periodontics, contact our New York clinic at 212-355-1266.


A Healthier Smile Starts Today


Gum Disease and You

You know the importance of brushing your teeth and flossing on a daily basis.  But did you know that your gum and oral health have been found to link to heart conditions, strokes, and diabetes?

Dr. Clifford Melnick knows the importance of good oral health, and provides patients with a wide variety of services to ensure that oral health is maintained or treated.  Through this blog, patients will learn about our services at Fifth Avenue Periodontics and find out why it may be necessary to consider periodontic treatments for better overall health.

Dr. Clifford Melnick’s Periodontal Services

At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, Dr. Clifford Melnick and his team are dedicated to exceptional oral care.    We offer gum disease treatments for individuals who are suffering from gum disease, and those who wish for their gums to remain healthy.  Some of our most popular treatment options include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing- this procedure involves the removal of tartar from the necks of teeth and below the gum line to aid in the treatment of gum disease.
  • Chemotherapeutic Treatment- this method is non-surgical and involves the placement of an antibiotic, Arestin, below the gum line.  The Arestin microspheres remain in the gum pocket for up to 21 days and kills the bacteria associated with gum disease.
  • Periodontal Maintenance- once the gums are healthy, we offer professional and home care to keep your gums healthy.
  • Surgery- if surgery is the best option for you, then Dr. Clifford Melnick will consult with you to discuss bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration.  Surgical methods can restore bone that is lost with periodontal disease.

Dr. Clifford Melnick and his team are constantly reviewing the latest treatment methods and techniques to ensure that patients always receive the best care.  Our periodontal services provide our patients with the comprehensive care.

Learn More about Gum Disease Treatment

If you would like to learn more information about our gum disease treatments at Fifth Avenue Periodontics, then do not hesitate to contact Dr. Clifford Melnick and his dental team.  We make certain that your oral health is a priority and that you have a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime.

With Fifth Avenue Periodontics’ gum disease treatments, you can restore your smile to a healthy state, or maintain your oral health for a lifetime.  Your mouth is the window to the rest of your health—learn how Dr. Clifford Melnick can help keep it healthy.  Contact Fifth Avenue Periodontics today.



Periodontal Care and Cleanings


Your Oral Health

How often do you take the time to think about your oral health?  How often do you think about the status of your gums and teeth?  How often do you consider the risks of periodontal disease?

While you might not always consider the implications of plaque and gingivitis on your overall health, Dr. Clifford Melnick, your New York periodontal expert, can give you the insight about your periodontal health.  Through this blog, the basics of periodontal health are addressed so that you have a clear understanding of the importance of regular periodontal maintenance.

Periodontics and Dr. Clifford Melnick

Dental cleanings are essential to maintaining periodontal health and can make a dramatic difference in the health of gums, tissue, and the overall health of the mouth. This treatment in-turn can decrease the patient’s risk of developing periodontitis, periodontal disease, and gum disease.  At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, periodontal cleanings are part of first step of treatment.

It takes approximately 3 months for bacterial colonies to reform and become destructive.  During a consultation, Dr. Clifford Melnick will evaluate if you should be on a 3, 4, or a 6-month interval for dental cleanings depending on your own periodontal health.  These periodontal cleanings reach below the gum line, resulting in a deep clean that can reduce the risk of pocket formation. For new patients, treatments are non-surgical to start, and then progress to surgical procedures if necessary.

Root planing removes calculus (tartar) on the tooth root where the germs gather the most.  Removing these spots can help remove the bacteria contributing to gum disease. Root scaling is the process of scraping tartar from above and below the gum line.  These processes remove tartar to keep gum disease at bay. In addition, antibiotics may be placed under the gum line for patients with early pocketing to reduce bacterial buildup underneath the gum line.

If the non-surgical procedures are not successful after a checkup a few weeks later, then Dr. Melnick will discuss possible surgical procedures that may be able to produce results.

There is virtually no pain with periodontal cleaning procedures, though Dr. Clifford Melnick might numb the area for enhanced comfort.  During a consultation, Dr. Melnick will review your periodontal health and advise you if periodontal treatments are necessary.  Our dental team’s main goal is to help you minimize your risk of tooth loss, and keep your smile as beautifully healthy as possible.

Learn More about Periodontal Care

If you are interested in learning more information about periodontal cleanings and dental care, please contact Dr. Clifford Melnick and his dental team today.  We will answer all of your questions about periodontal care and offer insight into which of our services might benefit you.

It is Dr. Melnick’s mission to help keep smiles beautiful and healthy for a lifetime.  To learn more about how you can improve the window to your overall health, contact the Melnick team today.  Periodontal care can make a dramatic difference in the health of your smile—learn more today.





Implant Dentistry

Restoring Your Smile

Dental technology has changed the way that many patients think about their smiles. Tooth replacement utilizing implant dentistry is a main reason for this change.   Dental implants can restore a smile in terms of functionality and aesthetics, alleviating fears about denture slippage.  At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, we understand the implications of having a missing tooth, and work with our patients to ensure that we address these issues as quickly, efficiently and as painlessly as possible.

With Dr. Clifford Melnick and dental implants, you can restore your smile so that it is functional and beautiful to suit your individual needs.  Dental implants have given patients the freedom to relieve anxiety and feel more at ease with their smiles.  Through this blog, the benefits of dental implants are reviewed to give insight into this revolutionary dental procedure.

Implant Dentistry and You

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are implanted into the preexisting structures of the mouth.  Over time, the dental implants fuse to the jawbone.  The jawbone serves as a secure base for the implant and tooth root, and because of the placement of the implant, patients experience little pain associated with the procedure.  The implant also helps maintain bone height and reduces further bone loss in an area with missing teeth.

Dental implants can help to restore functionality and aesthetics back to the smile.  In addition, dental implants can provide the following benefits:

  • Natural Appearance- dental implants look natural and feel natural too.  Because they fuse with the jaw bone (osseointegration), they become permanent and stay in place.
  • Better Speech- dentures that do not fit well can slip and cause words to become slurred.   In addition, missing teeth can cause speaking difficulties. Implant dentistry allows patients to have a smile that is durable and that does not inhibit speech, which can alleviate anxiety.
  • Easier to Eat- dentures can make chewing foods difficult. Dentures also cover taste buds on the roof of the mouth so food doesn’t taste as good. Dental implants function like natural teeth and reduce fears of dentures slipping out of place when eating.
  • Higher Self-Confidence- patients can feel an increase in self-esteem with dental implants as missing teeth are replaced and the form of the mouth looks natural.
  • Oral Health- replacing missing teeth with dental implants can improve your overall oral health.  Chewing, speaking, and smiling can become easier, and the form and function of your mouth can return.

During a consultation, Dr. Clifford Melnick will discuss other benefits of dental implants and evaluate a patient’s oral health.  If a patient does not have enough jawbone present, then Dr. Melnick may suggest guided tissue regeneration and bone grafting to build up bone and tissue for dental implants.

Learn More about Dental Implants

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, then do not hesitate to contact Dr. Clifford Melnick and his dental team.  Dr. Melnick will answer any questions that you have about our implant procedures and help you find if dental implants could be a good fit for you.

Dental implants have helped many patients regain confidence in their smiles.  With Dr. Clifford Melnick, dental care and patient satisfaction are our main priorities. We work with you to ensure that patients are satisfied with their smiles.   To learn more about our dental services, and how you can improve your smile’s functionality and aesthetics, contact Dr. Clifford Melnick today.