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Restoring your smile for a lasting impression


1 West 34th Street, Ste 1204 Manhattan, New York 10001
Dr. David Jacobson
Dr. Howard Lee
Dr. Mayer Sinensky
Dr. Barry Borger
Dr. Ash Estafan
Dr. Sandra Kuperman
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Did you know?

According to a study by the Gallop Organization and Consumer Reports, dentists are among the top five most trusted professionals.


What do powdered fruit, talc, honey, dried flowers, mice, and lizard livers have in common? They have all been ingredients in ancient toothpaste and powder. Yum.


Attention Chocolate Lovers… Many dentists agree, raisins can cause more tooth decay than chocolate. Sticky foods, such as raisins and dried fruits, can stay on the teeth longer and cause more decay.


According to a study at the University of Connecticut, too much toothpaste early in life is responsible for more than 70 percent of fluorosis cases (staining or mottling of tooth enamel that develops when children swallow fluoridated toothpaste). Although this problem is only cosmetic, it is recommended children under six use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and be reminded to spit it out after brushing.

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Smile Renovation

We’re rough on our teeth. How many times have you chewed on ice or played sports without wearing a mouthguard? If you also skip semi-annual dental appointments and neglect a rigid homecare regimen of brushing and flossing, you compromise your smile even further. People damage or lose teeth every day from injury, disease, or decay. A damaged tooth can destroy oral function and cause pain, and a missing tooth will leave a gap in your smile. Your mouth must compensate for the lack of chewing power when a tooth is missing, so the chewing force may move to another part of the mouth. This causes the remaining teeth shift out of place and further destroys your smile.

We always suggest taking care of your teeth because preventive care can save you time, hassle, and money. But when accidents happen, we have solutions.

Simple dental procedures can restore your damaged tooth, replace your missing tooth, and return your smile’s natural, fresh beauty. A crown snugly covers the complete visible surface of a structurally unsound tooth to add strength and stability, while restoring the tooth’s natural shape and size. Crowns can be made of precious metal, porcelain pressed to metal, or all-porcelain. For damaged teeth, crowns restore beauty and function.

A bridge can actually replace missing teeth. Fused between two porcelain crowns, abridge can replace one or more teeth to complete your smile. If you prefer a more stable and long-lasting prosthetic, a dental implant may be the right choice. Dental implants closely mimic nature in that they start with a firm foundation – a titanium post inserted into the missing tooth’s socket. This post creates a prosthetic tooth root that bonds with natural bone tissue. On the top of the implant, we can place a beautiful prosthetic tooth, a dental implant restoration, that will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.

The moral of the story is to be nice to your teeth, be diligent with your oral hygiene, and visit your dentist regularly. Your teeth are hard workers, but they’re also precious part of your body that you should care for and respect. However, if the damage is already done, see us immediately. We can help you decide on the best treatment to restore your smile. Your teeth will thank you for it.

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