Fifth Ave Perio

Improving Smiles

Indications for Gum Grafting

When New York City patients come in to Fifth Avenue Periodontics with gum recession, Dr. Cliff Melnick can help regenerate the lost tissue with a procedure called Connective Tissue Grafting, also called Gum grafting, or gingival grafting. It is a regenerative procedure to reverse gum recession. The goal is to recontour the gums to cover […]

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LANAP Laser vs. Osseous Surgery

With recent advancements in periodontal laser technology, New York periodontist Cliff Melnick, DMD offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum disease treatment. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a breakthrough procedure that is less painful, and more successful than conventional surgery. Patients suffering from periodontal disease now have an excellent alternative to traditional […]

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Periodontist Manhattan

Periodontal Specialist Dr. Cliff Melnick is a periodontist in New York City. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Periodontists are experts in performing gum surgery, dental implants, gum grafting and tissue contouring. Periodontists receive three additional years of specialized training after dental school. Dr. Melnick […]

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Single Tooth v. Multiple Teeth Replacement

Tooth Replacement Dental implants allow for one tooth or multiple teeth to be replaced while reducing bone loss, and giving you the natural look to match your other teeth. Single Tooth Replacement If you only have one tooth that needs to be replaced, then a single-tooth dental implant could be the perfect fit for you. […]

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Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant

The Difference between Dental Bridges and Implants Both dental bridges and dental implants are used to replace missing teeth.  Both processes will improve function by increasing the biting surfaces used in mastication.  For anterior bridges and implants, esthetic improvements to the look of the smile are also realized.  A dental implant is a replacement tooth […]

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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 […]

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ICAT Dental Technology

Dental Technology at Fifth Avenue Perio Dental technology allows for Dr. Clifford Melnick to provide unparalleled treatments and services for each patient.  One piece of technology that we offer at our Manhattan dental office is iCAT Cone Beam CT Scans.  This technology allows for Dr. Clifford Melnick to obtain 3D images of: Teeth Jaws Sinuses […]

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Dental Pain Management

At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, Dr. Clifford Melnick and his team are committed to patient comfort and a pain-free experience.  We understand that many of our patients may be fearful of certain procedures and treatments because of previous experiences, however, we take every effort to minimize pain while at our Manhattan office. We use state-of-the-art technology […]

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Receding Gums

Gum Recession and Your Oral Health Gum recession is the process where the margin of the gum tissue that embeds a tooth starts to wear away.  When this occurs, more of a tooth or a tooth root can be exposed.  Gum recession is one of the first signs of gum disease.  The gaps that form […]

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Gum Disease Symptoms

What Is Gum Disease? As the leading cause of tooth loss, gum disease has serious implications.  Bacteria that are found in plaque create toxins that break down bone and connective tissues that keep teeth in place.  As a result, pockets deepen and gum tissue and bone are both destroyed.  The teeth are no longer held […]

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