Life is busy, and your time is valuable. Our practice books fewer visits per day to ensure that all patients are seen on time, every time.
Generally, exams take about 30 minutes and checkups take approximately one hour. We always schedule enough time for thorough care while keeping you safe and comfortable throughout your appointment.
You can show up right on time. We schedule meticulously so you won’t have to wait.
We understand that life comes with demands. If you need to reschedule your visit, simply call us at least 24 hours in advance.
If you must cancel your appointment for any reason, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. If you fail to do so, we may charge you a fee.
Every dentist and specialist we hire is taken through a rigorous vetting process. We only bring on doctors who have years of experience in the field.
A few days to your appointment, we’ll give you a call to answer any questions you may have. We’ll also tell you a little bit about the dentist you’ll be seeing. If you would like to make a request regarding your provider, please feel free to call us at (212) 758-1000.
We are a comprehensive practice offering a range of procedures, from preventative care and cosmetic dentistry to restorative work and dental implant placement. If you don’t see a particular service listed on our site, call our office. We can meet virtually any oral health need.
If you’ve recently been seen by another dentist and would like a second opinion on the treatment they’ve recommended, we’re happy to schedule an appointment for you.
Yes. We accept all major PPO insurance plans, including those from Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, Delta Dental, and more. We also file for out-of-network policies. So no matter what type of dental insurance you have, our experts can check your benefits and file paperwork for you.
No problem. We offer flexible financing options, including CareCredit®, a solution that allows patients to pay off treatment in low monthly installments.
After your initial examination, our financial team will file with your insurance and obtain a cost estimate for you. Exact coverage will depend on the type of plan you have. Oftentimes, preventative and restorative procedures are partially covered. Cosmetic treatments are usually not covered, as they are considered elective.
Dental stains are the result of dark-colored molecules that stick to the plaque and tartar on the teeth. Bleaching gel contains hydrogen peroxide, which actively breaks apart those molecules, making the teeth whiter and brighter.
Teeth whitening is extremely effective for extrinsic stains. This type of discoloration is caused by dark-colored foods and beverages, like tea and coffee. Intrinsic stains – which are due to trauma, genetics, or certain medications – may require alternative treatments.
No. Bleaching gel does not cause damage to the tooth enamel. However, whitening toothpastes often contain harsh abrasives that can scratch the teeth surfaces. We recommend steering clear of these products.
First, it’s important to consume dark-colored foods and beverages in moderation. If you are a daily tea or coffee drinker, use a straw to minimize the liquid that comes in contact with the teeth. Secondly, patients should see their dentist regularly for cleanings. This will help maintain your results.
No. Porcelain restorations do not change color with teeth whitening. If you are undergoing multiple treatments, we recommend that you whiten your teeth first, then have your new restorations custom-shaded to match.
Gingivitis is usually accompanied by red, puffy, or sore gums. They may even bleed when you brush. However, the best way to know if you have gum disease is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.
Left untreated, gum disease can ultimately lead to bad breath, mobility, and tooth loss. If detected and treated in its early stage, however, gin disease can actually be reversed.
The primary cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. However, some patients are predisposed to gum disease due to genetics.
If you have advanced gum disease, you may need surgery to address it. However, mild to moderate periodontal disease can be treated with a deep dental cleaning.
Gum disease cannot be cured – it can only be managed. Once you’ve completed treatment to reduce infection, we can help you maintain proper oral health with routine cleanings. Patients with periodontal disease may require more frequent visits for optimal results.
Implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
According to research studies, implants boast an impressive success rate of 95%.
Patients will need to undergo a minor oral surgery procedure to have the implant placed in the jaw. Once the implant heals, it can be restored with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Implants stimulate nerves in the jaw the same way that teeth roots do. As a result, the risk of bone loss is significantly reduced. Furthermore, implants don’t require the removal of natural enamel.
On average, dental implant treatment takes about three to six months. However, every patient is unique, so this can vary depending on the specific case.
Today, more and more insurance companies cover implants – at least partially. Our financial team is happy to check your benefits and file all paperwork on your behalf.
Before performing cosmetic treatments, your dentist will make sure that your smile is healthy. This means that any decay or gum disease should be treated first. Then, we can take the first step toward a new, beautiful smile.
Minor chips and cracks can usually be repaired with dental bonding, a minimally invasive treatment that involves the application of composite resin. More advanced damage may require porcelain veneers or all-ceramic crowns.
Dentist-supervised teeth whitening uses a higher concentration of bleaching gel for faster results. Furthermore, professional whitening is much safer.
As a general rule, no. Cosmetic dentistry is considered purely elective and is therefore not covered by the majority of insurance plans.
Cosmetic dentistry can address dental discoloration, gaps, erosion, excess gum tissue, chipped teeth, and more.
If you have questions that were not answered here, please give us a call at (212) 758-1000. Our team of experts is standing by to answer any questions you may have.