General Dentistry Services


Albany New York Dental Services

 

Digital Xrays:  Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film.   Advantages include  less radiation to the patient, shorter treatment time by eliminating chemical processing,  the ability to enhance  and electronically send images,  and environmentally friendly.

Bonded Composite Fillings:  Composite fillings, are made from tooth-colored materials that restore the natural appearance of a decayed, fractured or previously filled tooth.  A composite filling usually requires less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place and actually supports  weakened tooth structure . This is due to composite materials’ ability to bond to teeth

Crown Restorations: By covering the entire surface, a crown restores the tooth to its original shape, size and function. The protection and strength provided to the tooth’s structure is greater than fillings or other types of restoration, making it ideal for teeth with more severe damage.

Bridge Restorations: A missing tooth can cause you discomfort, unease and insecurity; with a dental bridge you can alleviate these problems. A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is anchored over the missing tooth or teeth, and with the proper care and excellent hygiene will last you many years.

Implant Restorative Dentistry: Another solution for missing teeth, dental implants can restore the natural look and functional feel of a healthy tooth. Using titanium posts as an anchor to support a crown or bridge, the replacement tooth/teeth would be securely held in place.

Removable Partial and Full Dentures:   A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Endodontic Services (Root Canal Treatment):  When the inside of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected by deep decay or fracture, it can lead to severe pain and discomfort. To repair this, the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and shaped and sealed.

Lumineers (Veneers): A pain free method to getting a better and brighter smile;  a thin layer of porcelain is placed on the teeth protecting them from surface damage and improving their appearance.  If cared for properly these can last over 20 years.

Snap On Smiles: An alternative to veneers; Snap on Smiles offer a fully customizable removable sleeve that fits over all the teeth, giving you a whiter and more perfect smile. These can improve the appearance of your teeth or even replace a few missing teeth.

At Home Whitening:  A simple and safe method to lighten your discolored and darkened teeth.  Custom trays are made to intimately hold a lightening chemical on the surface of your teeth.  You wear the trays in the comfort of your home.

Non-surgical Periodontal Maintenance: Periodic maintenance is vital to prevent the loss of bone support and the risk of tooth loss.

Non-surgical Extractions:  Performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth.

AntiSnoring and Sleep Apnea Appliances:  Designed to counteract the natural tendency for your tongue to slide to the back of your mouth and your jaw to relax, both of which contribute to airway obstruction and vibration of the tissues in the back of your mouth, these custom-fabricated dental devices reposition the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration.

Oral Cancer Screening: We screen your mouth for cancer before symptoms arise and identify abnormal tissue while it’s still easy to treat.