General dentistry is a wide range of services in NYC that are vital to your overall oral health. General dentists place a strong emphasis on hygiene for their patients to prevent the progression of oral diseases.
Cleanings, whitening, fillings, porcelain veneers, root canal, extractions, implants and crowns, dentures, and orthodontics treatments are considered as general dentistry.
There are an estimated 143,000 dentists located in North America and 80 percent are general dentists.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles and her team of general dentists will diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral health care in our Midtown NYC office.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles
Dr. Jacquie Smiles has been offering general dentistry services for over 18 years for her patients in NYC.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles accept insurance, financing, HSA, and FSA.
The dental office is conveniently located near Midtown at 30 East 40th St @ Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
What is considered general dentistry?
General dentistry in NYC includes an array of services and procedures to help you maintain your oral health and preserve your natural teeth as long as possible.
Continue reading to about the find out the beneficial services general dentists offer.
Basic teeth cleaning is performed by a certified dental hygienist and aims to remove stains, tartar, and plaque that accumulate on the teeth over time. The last step of the cleaning process involves the application of fluoride to your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Cleanings:
- Brighter smile
- Removes stains
- Prevents gum disease
- Prevents tooth loss
- Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke
- Detection of problems such as fractures and broken fillings
Results to Expect from Dental Cleanings
You can expect to experience a fresh clean mouth and teeth after a dental cleaning. A bonus is a brighter smile that is tartar and plaque-free.
One of the most effective and popular in-office teeth whitening systems is Zoom! This powerful treatment uses proprietary technology to whiten teeth up to eight shades in about an hour.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening Treatment
- Whiter brighter teeth
- Boosted self-esteem
Results to Expect from Teeth Whitening Treatment
You can expect whiter teeth after whitening treatment is complete.
Fillings restore a damaged tooth to its normal shape. The most common reason for fillings is tooth decay that is cleaned out of the natural tooth and filled with a filling. Materials used for fillings include porcelain, gold, composite resin, and amalgam.
Benefits of Fillings
- Restores tooth to normal function
- You can chew and use the tooth comfortably
Results to Expect from Fillings
You can expect to chew your food comfortably using the tooth with the filling.
Dental veneers are thin covers that stick to the surface of teeth and create a classic shape that allows your teeth to appear healthy and straight. Materials used to make veneers include composite resin material or porcelain. Veneers are suitable for people who have stained teeth that can’t be whitened, worn teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and uneven spaces.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Natural-looking appearance
- A minimal amount of enamel needs to be removed compared to caps or crowns
- Veneers don’t stain easily
Results to Expect from Porcelain Veneers
You can expect beautifully shaped, durable and long-lasting teeth.
A root canal is a procedure that removes infected pulp and then filled and sealed to restore the proper function of the tooth. The procedure is designed to eliminate bacteria from the canal and prevent reinfection. Root canals are extremely effective and relatively painless.
Benefits of a Root Canal
- Natural look
- Efficient chewing
- Normal sensation
- Able to withstand the normal biting force
Results to Expect from a Root Canal
You can expect to use your tooth as normal once healing is complete after the root canal procedure.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. The most common reason oral surgeons remove teeth includes gum disease, dental cavities, complications with wisdom teeth, dental infections, baby teeth not falling out naturally at the proper age, injury or trauma to the surrounding bone and tooth, preparation for dental braces and prosthesis.
Benefits of Extracting a Tooth
- Prevents overcrowding
- Stops wisdom tooth pain
- Prevents discomfort
- Prepares for future dentures
Results to Expect from Extracting a Tooth
You can expect the removal of the tooth to be fast and easy when done by a professional. The area will need time to heal before normal use can continue. Expect to eat soft foods during the healing process.
Implants and Crowns
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that have the appearance and shape of the screws. A professional carefully implants it into your jawbone so it can be used as a sturdy base for supporting crowns. An abutment, known as a connector is placed on the top of the dental implant to support and hold the crown. Implants have been effective and successful for more than 30 years.
Benefits of Implants
- Improved oral health
- Improved comfort
- Improved self-confidence
- Better chewing
- Natural look
Results to Expect from Implants
You can expect to feel confident chewing and smiling with your implants. They look natural and allow you to chew and use your teeth normally.
Partial or full dentures replace missing teeth and are easy to remove and place in your mouth. Dentures are easy to clean and act like natural teeth that allow you to chew your food effectively.
Benefits of Dentures
- Support facial muscles
- Boots self-esteem
- Improved smile and appearance
- Chew easier
- Improved speech
Results to Expect from Dentures
You can expect to chew better and feel confident about your appearance and smile.
Orthodontic procedures correct jaw and teeth that are positioned improperly. This branch of dentistry is beneficial for those with crooked teeth, sore chewing muscles, TMJ syndrome, headaches, plus back, shoulder and neck.
Benefits of Orthodontics
- Healthier mouth
- Straight teeth
- Boosted self-esteem
- Pleasing appearance
- Smiling more often
- Less jaw, neck, back and shoulder pain
- Improved chewing
Results to Expect from Orthodontic Treatment
You can expect to have a straight beautiful smile that boosts your self-confidence. People who suffer from pain can expect less pain, improved chewing and overall better oral health.
General dentistry provides a wide range of services that help you maintain a healthy mouth and teeth. Throughout your lifetime you will need to use a variety of services to help you maintain a healthy vibrant smile.
Are you ready to get started improving your oral health? Contact us today to make an appointment!
Our dental office is conveniently located near Midtown at 30 East 40th St @ Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.