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Improving Smiles

Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease and Periodontitis            Oral health is not always considered the number one priority when it comes to overall well being.  However, the mouth, teeth, and gums all play an important role and require proper care to maintain both oral and general health.  In fact, it has been reported that poor oral health is connected […]

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Considering Gummy Smile Surgery

Transforming a Gummy Smile You have never felt overly confident about your smile.  Every time you look into a mirror, one thing always strikes you—too much of a gummy smile.  Your teeth appear like they are much smaller than the average size and your gums seem to engulf them. Dr. Clifford Melnick of Fifth Avenue […]

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Guided Tissue Regeneration Treatment for Gum Disease

It is important to practice good oral hygiene and use preventative dentistry to keep your smile healthy. Unfortunately, even if you floss and brush regularly and have routine cleanings at the dentist, tooth decay can occur. In fact, research shows that some people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease. It is important to treat […]

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Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates

A smile that’s healthy often looks great as well–it’s free from tooth decay, stains, and misalignment. Of course, not everyone is born with a perfect smile, which is why it’s so important to visit our New York City cosmetic dentistry practice. Using the latest dental care technology and techniques, we can enhance your dental health […]

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Advantages of Laser Dentistry

It wasn’t that long ago that laser technology seemed to be primarily the province of science fiction films and futuristic devices beyond the reach of the average person. Nowadays, however, lasers are virtually everywhere, influencing nearly every aspect of our lives. From grocery store checkout counters to airport security checkpoints, lasers cannot be avoided. Thankfully, […]

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Single Dental Implant vs 3-Unit Bridge…Pros and Cons

Before the advent and the long-term success rate of implantology, standard dental treatment planning for a missing tooth would be a 3-unit bridge.  A unit describes a tooth, so a 3-unit bridge denotes a 3 tooth bridge.  The process involves the drilling of the external circumference of the teeth on either side of the missing […]

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Crown Lengthening Treatment

When you’re suffering from a tooth that has broken or decayed below the gum line, a crown lengthening treatment can allow your dentist to repair the damage and save the tooth from extraction. Crown lengthening surgically eliminates excess gum tissue from around one or more teeth, and can also perfect the appearance of your smile […]

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Guided Tissue Regeneration – What does it mean?

Periodontal Bone Loss- What causes it? Guided tissue regeneration or GTR is a surgical procedure which is routinely performed in our office.  Periodontal disease is associated with chronic inflammation and bacterial infiltration under the gum line.  When left untreated, the bacteria destroy the surrounding tissues and cause inflammation and bleeding.  This is gingivitis.  When left untreated, […]

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Dental Implants Uses

For over thirty years, dental implants have been an ideal way to permanently replace missing and damaged teeth. Dental implants provide excellent strength and durability, and are a versatile treatment that can be used to correct a variety of dental concerns with aesthetically pleasing results. At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, we understand that missing a tooth […]

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Laser Gum Contouring Procedure

Even those with perfect oral health and ideally aligned, exquisitely white teeth can have smiles that are affected by excessive or uneven gum tissue. People with “gummy” smiles are often self-conscious as their teeth appear shorter than they actually are. Sometimes, uneven gum tissue can make teeth look misshapen or misaligned when, in actuality, they […]

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