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Manhattan Dental Implants

Considering Dental Implants Many individuals remain unsatisfied with the look and feel of their smiles for years. For some, dentures may be problematic as they can slip when eating or even speaking.  For others, a missing tooth may be the cause of embarrassment, as it can be less than cosmetically appealing.  In addition, missing teeth […]

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A Healthier Smile in the New Year

Healthier Overall Health When you look at your New Year’s resolutions that you penned right before midnight on December 31st, you might notice that there are a few trends.  You might have goals to avoid using your cell phone as much.  You might have thought it would be ideal to spend more time reading throughout […]

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Gum Recontouring and You

Gum Recontouring and Your Smile For many individuals, their gum line has never enhanced their smiles.  Some many have overly gummy smiles, while others may find that black lines are visible from dental crowns.  Whatever your reason for not liking your gum line, Dr. Melnick is here at Fifth Avenue Periodontics to help. Dr. Clifford […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Crown Lengthening

What Is Crown Lengthening? Crown lengthening is a procedure that lengthens the clinical crown of the tooth so that a tooth can be sealed and bacteria cannot enter when the general dentist makes the crown(cap).  Patients who suffer from a tooth that has broken or decayed below the gum line can have their teeth saved […]

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All about Gum Tissue Grafting

Why Is Gum Grafting Necessary?  Gum grafting can be a necessary procedure to help protect the teeth from gum recession, or to improve a smile’s appearance.  If gum recession is not addressed, tooth loss can result. Through this blog, you will learn the basics about gum grafts, and find out more information about Dr. Clifford […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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