Have a cavity? Then you’ll need to get a tooth-colored filling from us!
According to the CDC, back in 2011-2012 about 91 percent of US adults between the ages of 20 and 64 had a cavity. This is a pretty startling statistic, especially since all adults have some degree of decay and some have cavities but don’t even know it. By visiting our Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin, for regular dental exams we are more likely to catch decay before it turns into a full-blown cavity. Of course, we can also detect and treat cavities before they wreak more serious havoc.
So, you have a cavity. What next? First thing’s first, we need to remove the decay. If decay is left untreated it will just continue to spread throughout the tooth until it breaks through the hard enamel and dentin layers and enters the inside of the tooth. The goal of our Katonah general dentist is to catch and treat the cavity before it ever reaches the inside of the tooth.
As most people already know, in order to remove decay we have to use a dental drill. While we know the idea isn’t pleasant the process is completely painless. Before removing decay we apply a local anesthesia to completely numb the area. We will continue to monitor you throughout the course of your treatment to make sure you are comfortable and that you don’t feel any discomfort.
Once the decay has been fully removed it is time to restore the tooth. After all, no one wants visible holes in their teeth. Plus, believe it or not, these little holes can actually make your teeth weaker. In order to ensure that your teeth are as strong as they can be after a cavity we will need to place a dental filling.
Fortunately, no one will ever be able to tell that you have a dental filling. This is because the filling material we use is first matched to the shade of your tooth to make sure that it blends in and isn’t visible. From there, we apply the first layer of the resin, molding and shaping it over the hole. Once the first layer is set we will shine a dental laser over it to harden it over the tooth. Now, we will apply the next layer. We will continue to apply layer after layer until the tooth has been fully restored.
ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, is ready to provide you with the dental care you need to keep your smile healthy. No matter whether you are dealing with a toothache or you just need to schedule your next dental cleaning, we are here for you.
Do your missing teeth make you feel as though your smile is lacking? Luckily, the gaps in your smile are no match for your dentist and dentures. Are you a candidate for this important and powerful dental treatment? Find out more about dentures and what they can do for you and your smile with Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY.
What kinds of dentures does Parklin Dental offer?
Dentures can help a variety of people in many dental situations. When you think of a denture, you may envision an entire arch of teeth which fit onto the gums and replace a whole row of teeth. However, there are other types of dentures available. Partial dentures utilize any healthy teeth remaining in your smile. The denture fits on or around the teeth to incorporate them into the new smile. Immediate dentures, worn immediately after an extraction surgery, allow patients to have their teeth replaced the same day as they are removed, allowing them to go about their daily lives with a smile they feel good about.
How are dentures made?
A dental laboratory creates each denture by hand and customizes it especially for your mouth. This ensures the best fit and a natural look. The lab technician uses a mold of your mouth as a model to create the denture. The fit of the denture is especially important as this affects how the denture stays in the mouth and allows you to eat, chew, and speak. The laboratory creates a temporary denture to ensure the look and fit are up to par. With the denture approved, the laboratory creates a final prosthetic.
Dentures in Katonah, NY
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment for you and decide which type of denture is right for you. For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Park and Dr. Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY. Call (914) 232-8182 to schedule your consultation for dentures with your dentist today!
Teeth whitening services from your Katonah, NY dentists at ParkLin Dental alleviate the stains that naturally accumulate on the surface of your enamel. If you see yellow, brown or grayish discolorations on any or all of your teeth, find out if you're a candidate for this safe, effective and budget-friendly service. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin see patients of all ages and walks of life become proud of their smiles again.
Just what is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening in Katonah is a very popular cosmetic dentistry service. Accomplished at the dental office or in the privacy of your own home, whitening lifts deeply embedded organic matter out of the mineralized matrix we call tooth enamel. Dental stains come from a variety of sources such as cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, coffee, soy sauce and other darkly-pigmented and/or acidic foods and beverages.
While there are many over the counter whitening products on the market today--things such as whitening strips, mouth rinses and toothpastes--nothing is as effective or as safe as the procedures used by your cosmetic dentist. Why is that so?
Frankly, drugstore whitening products aren't powerful enough to dramatically enhance tooth color. However, if their active ingredient--hydrogen peroxide--is applied incorrectly, it can produce substantial irritation of the gums, lips and other soft oral tissues. Teeth may become sensitive, too.
The best whitening comes from ParkLin Dental. Dr. Park or Dr. Lin carefully evaluate their prospective whitening patients to ensure they are decay-free and that their gums are healthy, too. Then, each patient can choose whatever whitening process fits their needs and convenience best.
Who is most interested in teeth whitening treatments? Millions of people are. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that nearly 90 percent of people who want their teeth straightened also want them whitened.
The whitening process
The in-office treatment takes about an hour. The patient comfortably sits in the treatment chair as the dentist swabs on the powerful peroxide gel. A protective dam keeps the cheeks retracted and away from the bleaching agent. Then, the gel penetrates the tooth surfaces over the course of an hour. At the end, the gel is rinsed off and teeth are noticeably brighter--by eight shades or more in most cases.
If someone chooses at-home whitening, he or she applies a less concentrated whitening gel via custom-made acrylic trays. These appliances accurately place the bleaching gel on the teeth so there's no seepage onto gums or other tissues. When consistently worn for the prescribed length of time daily, patients have dramatically whiter smiles in about a week.
To keep a whitened smile bright, try to avoid tobacco and limit staining foods and beverages. Brush and floss according to American Dental Association guidelines, and see your dentist twice yearly for a thorough cleaning and oral examination.
Get that great smile
Find out more about teeth whitening at ParkLin Dental in Katonah. You'll enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence, too. Call (914) 232-8182 today for a whitening consultation
Sometimes something as simple and straightforward as professional teeth whitening treatment is enough to dramatically improve and makeover your smile. But in addition to common cosmetic dental problems like stained, chipped, or crooked teeth, an alarming number of Americans are living with tooth decay and tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), as many as 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million are missing all of their teeth. When it comes to cavities and tooth decay, over 90% of American adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had at least one cavity (perhaps a little surprisingly, the number jumps to 96% for people over age 65). To help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, the dentists at ParkLin Dental, PC, in Katonah, NY, recommend going to the dentist every six months to year for a check up and professional dental cleaning.
Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Katonah, NY
There have been a number of advancements and improvements in dental technology and procedures in the last few decades, and there are no issues too large or small for your dentist. The most common treatments include:
Professional Teeth Whitening
Over the counter products can help a little, but in order to get noticeable and lasting results, getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is the best way to eliminate the stains and discolorations that can ruin your smile.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years, and have been modernized to offer a number of options for people suffering from full or partial tooth loss (at any age).
Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to their reputation, root canals are not a painful or traumatic procedure. In fact, they are very similar to getting a dental filling, and actually help to relieve tooth pain and decay by removing damaged nerve tissue inside the tooth. Root canal therapy can actually save a tooth from permanent nerve damage and extractions.
Dental implants are a good option for healthy adults missing one, several, or all of their natural tooth. The implant is made of a titanium biocompatible screw that fuses with the bone tissue in the gums to replace the root, which is then attached to a cosmetic dental crown or set of dentures (also known as implant overdentures).
Find a Dentist in Katonah, NY
Many people let fear of the dentist get in the way of their oral health and the cosmetic appearance of their teeth, but putting off preventive and restorative dental care can be more traumatic and expensive in the long run. Take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile today by calling (914) 232-8182 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin.
Many patients who have infected or damaged teeth want to know if a root canal will help their smile. The answer in most cases will be yes. Root canal therapy is a viable way to avoid the last resort (extraction) and keep your original teeth. Find out more about getting a root canal from Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin at ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY.
What Is a Root Canal?
There are several layers that make up a tooth—the outer enamel, dentin, pulp and root. The inside of a tooth has a canal that contains sensitive tissue, blood vessels and nerves. If that tissue becomes infected, it becomes very painful and needs to be treated. This treatment is called a root canal—the root of the tooth is saved by cleaning out the inner canal.
How Does It Help Your Teeth?
A root canal makes it possible for your tooth to stay rooted in your mouth while also staying healthy and also guards it against future infection. The tooth is filled with a protective material called gutta percha and covered by a permanent crown that looks just like your other teeth. It will give you back confidence in your smile and eliminate the pain that you have been experiencing due to nerve damage.
Your Root Canal Appointment
After numbing the tooth that needs treatment, the dentist opens and cleans the canal thoroughly. Once the diseased tissue is controlled, the filling is added and an impression is taken to have your permanent crown made. You’ll come in for one more visit to have the crown bonded over the repaired tooth. Your crown restoration will last for at least five to 15 years before it needs to be replaced.
Better Dental Health Is a Visit Away
Seek urgent dental care if you have tooth pain or sensitivity. One visit for a root canal could be key to restoring your dental health. Call ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY today at (914) 232-8182 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin.
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