Welcome to Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates. Our practice specializes in the best dental care for you and your family. Our family dentist in Upper West Side, New York is experienced in many aspects of cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry. Our exams are fully comprehensive and cover everything from a check for periodontal disease to a charting of the teeth and gums. Our goal is to diagnose and treat any oral conditions our patients may have in an easy and efficient manner, while educating them on proper oral health and future preventive care. Some of the services we provide include dental implants, bonding, crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth, teeth whitening, and Invisalign braces.
Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth without the unsightly hardware that traditional braces require. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently straighten teeth over time in a non-intrusive way. They can be removed for brushing and flossing, and for special occasions. Other cosmetic and restorative options that our family dentist in Upper West Side offers are dental implants to replace missing teeth. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw, allowing it to act as a replacement for the natural root of the tooth. In most cases, this root is stronger than the tooth’s previous natural root. It then becomes a type of anchor that is strong and durable, so that a tooth-colored crown can be placed on top of it. Implants can also be used to attach dentures or bridges. The entire procedure takes a few months, as the implants need time to fuse to the bone before attaching the artificial tooth.
Another way to replace missing teeth is with crowns and bridges at our family dentist in Upper West Side. Crowns work well as they are a synthetic cap made from a strong material such as porcelain that is placed on top of the tooth. The crown blends in well with other teeth and can restore the tooth’s natural function and appearance after procedures such as a root canal. If portions of the tooth have been removed due to decay, a crown may be used to restore the tooth.