From cosmetic dentistry to full-mouth rehabilitation, our practice is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today's state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (or TMJ disorder) are usually a mixture of many symptoms, from difficulty of opening the mouth, sore jaw muscles, joint pain, jaw clicking, headaches and jaw locking. Causes of TMJ dysfunction include excessive clenching of the jaw, grinding of teeth, stress, unbalanced dental restorations and a misaligned bite. Most cases can be treated conservatively with bite adjustments and specialized occlusal (bite) devices. Before any dental care is started, it is imperative that any joint dysfunction is first diagnosed and then treated. If not treated, joint dysfunction can be perpetuated indefinitely.
A TMJ treatment plan may include restoring teeth that are unbalanced with crowns or with removable bite splints. When a balanced bite splint is worn, the teeth are prevented from touching each other, and thereby reduce the TMJ symptoms of pain in the jaw, neck, and head. Diagnostic aids can include a complete joint evaluation, an ultrasound doppler and diagnostic night guard, all alternatives to surgical intervention.
Crowns & Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
Every step is taken to ensure that the dentures we provide are not only comfortable and functional, but are also cosmetically pleasing and natural-looking. We often arrange the denture teeth to look “imperfect” so they don’t appear artificial.
The pink acrylic “gum” of your dentures can be designed to fill in and support your facial muscles so that wrinkles and aging lines are minimized. With this kind of detail, dentures can actually correct sunken–in cheeks and lips and recreate a more natural appearance. Much attention is paid to your “s” or “v” sounds to make sure you’re articulating words properly.
We know that the stability and retention of your dentures are critical, because little can be accomplished if they are loose. Denture wearers should be able to speak normally and eat without the dentures popping out of their mouths.
But we all know that things change. And so does the mouth. The jawbone recedes, the gums shrink, and a gap develops between the gums and the denture – it no longer fits. People use many different kinds of sticky creams or powders to “tighten” the “hold” of the denture. The denture may need repeated relines to fill in the gap. Sometimes, no matter what you do to accommodate these changes, the results are less than perfect.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.
Our in-office state-of-the-art bleaching system will make your teeth whiter and brighter. You may also use our take home bleaching system to achieve a brighter and whiter smile in a matter of days.
Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
The objective of scaling & root planing is to remove etiologic agents which cause inflammation to the gingival (gum) tissue and surrounding bone. Common etiologic agents removed by this conventional periodontal therapy include dental plaque and tartar (calculus). These non-surgical procedures which completely cleanse the periodontium, work very effectively for individuals suffering from gingivitis (mild gum inflammation) and moderate/severe periodontal disease.
Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.
Dental Implant Restorations
If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is like a new tooth that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Treatment of Sleep Apnea, Snoring
We can examine your entire oral areas - intra and extra oral structures - including your teeth, occlusion, jaw joints, etc. to determine which appliance is best for you.
The proper selection, design, fitting and alignment of the sleep apnea device is crucial and must be followed up with a sleep study to ensure that it is working properly.
Mini Dental Implants
Happily, there is a solution: shrinkage of the bone and gums can be minimized and even prevented with special “mini” implants. These implants are placed in a single short visit with instant, dramatic, results. You will still be able to remove and replace your denture, but these implants, in addition to tightly securing your loose denture, will also slow down the shrinkage of your jawbone and prevent sore spots created by loose dentures rubbing on the gums. These implants also enable the removal of the denture’s acrylic palate to eliminate a troublesome gag reflex.
Remember, dentures don’t last forever. Dentures are no more permanent than eyeglasses. They need to be replaced at certain intervals. They may break if dropped. Even with meticulous care, the natural appearance of denture teeth may change with diet, chewing and age.
Let us make you new ones that will make you proud to smile!
119 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019
"Dr. Satler provides excellent comprehensive dental care in a well-equipped, well-staffed, and spotless office. He is "the best”.”
"I have seen Dr. Satler on and off for many years. He is a brilliant dentist- always professional and caring. I do not give 5-star ratings often but Dr. Satler and his staff never disappoint.”
"I think that Dr. Satler and his staff are the best in the business. Given that it is dental work, they always make it as pain-free as possible and they are very pleasant people to be around.”
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