Restorative Dentistry in Forest Hills, Queens
At Sky Dental Care we provide comprehensive and affordable restorative dental services. Many people come to us too late for our normal preventative services to help. For those patients with advanced gingivitis and periodontal disease, we offer state-of-the-art gum treatments. For our patients who have lost their teeth, we can provide affordable dentures. For patients who have had dental abscesses and risk the loss of the tooth, we offer root canal treatment and a crown to preserve the tooth. And, if you prefer to avoid dentures or a “partial” after an injury or periodontal disease has taken a tooth, we provide dental implants for a permanent solution. In all instances, we have the knowledge and skills to accomplish what you need and what you wish for your dental care. We will always work with you to accomplish the best outcome consistent with your wishes.
Affordable Dentures in Queens, NY
Our dental patients in Forest Hills who have done their best to take care of their teeth, might still come to a time when they do not have any teeth. The most common solution, in this case, is a full set of upper and lower dentures. A newer alternative is to combine dental implants with dentures. The implants provide superior stability to the dentures. This can make the difference between needing to limit one’s diet to soft and liquid foods versus eating normally. While traditional dentures stay in place by suction, dentures anchored by implants are very stable. If you are interested in this option, we will take measurements and x-rays to determine if this option will work for you. Other options include partial dentures and over-dentures which we suggest when appropriate.
Queens, NY Gum Treatments
Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) is a common condition that affects more than half of adults in the New York area. When gingivitis is not properly treated, it leads to a gum disease called periodontitis. And, periodontitis can be associated with many other health problems. By cleaning out the pockets of bacterial infection between your teeth and at the gum line, we keep these bacteria from going elsewhere in your body by way of the blood stream.
Untreated gingivitis and periodontal disease have been seen to affect respiratory diseases, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, ulcers, and even strokes or pre-term births!
We assess your situation, use techniques such as scaling and root planning to thoroughly clean and remove all infected plaque. And, when required, we will prescribe antibiotics to treat severe infections. When we have finished, we will help you prevent further problems by recommending mouth rinses and toothpastes that are designed for this purpose. For ongoing care, we schedule checkups every six months to keep gingivitis in check, protect your teeth, and protect your health.
Forest Hills, Queens Implant Restauration
To replace a lost tooth or a set of lost teeth, we may recommend dental implants. A single implant replaces a tooth and a pair of implants can support a bridge to replace several teeth. This process starts by placing a metal post and then adding a crown. A dental implant is typically more expensive than bridgework between natural teeth but is often a better solution because implants are stronger than natural teeth and typically last a decade or more.