Reaching senior status is an achievement. You’ve lived through so many decades and experienced so many things – and your teeth have been there for the entire ride. As such, your oral health may be breaking down because of wear and tear, illness, or poor dental care. It’s never too late to be your best self. With targeted restorative dentistry treatments, your smile can beautifully represent the amazing age and wisdom you have reached.
Worn-out teeth are a side effect of aging, but problems with your teeth and gums can also appear at a younger age. If your teeth don’t look right or if your smile is painful and experiencing problems again and again, you may be a candidate for restorative dentistry or full-mouth reconstruction. It’s important to be aware of the signs of worn-out teeth so issues can be addressed before they become emergencies.
What is your vision for 2020? Are you looking for job security, love, or just simply happiness? As it so happens, a stunning smile makeover can help you achieve all these things. First, you must create your vision for the new you in the new year. Don’t wait – develop your must-have smile wish list now and share it with your NYC cosmetic dentist. A new year, a new decade – 2020 is the time for smiles to shine.
You’ve seen people vaping, you may even vape yourself. While e-cigarettes have been marketed as safer than smoking, this trend has taken a downward turn with the outbreak of lung injuries that regular vapers have begun to suffer. This revelation shouldn’t come as a shock. When large clouds of vapor envelope the head with every puff, well, that can’t be healthy. Now, the question is: What kind of effect does vaping have on oral health?
You feel like your teeth are falling apart. Your old fillings are cracking, gums are receding, stains are everywhere, and your mouth just hurts. You’re embarrassed by how your teeth look and sometimes worry about what could happen when you’re biting, chewing, or speaking. When your smile is deteriorating, it’s time to find out how restorative dentistry can help.
Full-mouth reconstruction is all about rehabilitating the teeth and gums so they are strong, beautiful, and ready for eating, speaking, and smiling. Full-mouth reconstruction elevates the function of your smile and its appearance by repairing and replacing many teeth.
A few missing teeth have a major impact on your appearance. If you’re embarrassed to smile wide or feel like people are always distracted by the holes in your smile, it’s time to figure out how to make this problem go away. Restorative dentistry from your NYC dentist is customized to your unique oral health needs, whether the right solution is a porcelain bridge, dental implant, or otherwise.
Jowls. Hangdog. No one wants either word anywhere close to a description of their appearance. Unfortunately, age has different ideas, and missing teeth do too. If your jawline is starting to look different and you suspect the problem is more than sagging skin succumbing to gravity, it’s time to contact your Midtown restorative dentist.
Your teeth hurt. Your gums are bleeding. Your jaw is sore. You have loose teeth. You’re embarrassed to smile. You’re afraid to eat in public. Any of these statements indicate that something is not right with your oral health. To get your teeth and smile in working order, full-mouth reconstruction might be the path to take. Your Manhattan restorative dentist will tell you for sure.
When it comes to learning about new dental innovations or groundbreaking techniques, Dr. Michael J. Wei prioritizes education. This fall he’s going back to school again – this time, however, it’s as professor and not student. Dr. Wei has been appointed a clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Full-Mouth Reconstruction.
Missing teeth are problematic in many ways. They not only leave gaping holes in your smile, which is distracting and unappealing, these spaces can actually make you look unhealthy and older than you actually are. Plus, missing teeth aren’t doing your mouth any favors when it comes to biting and chewing food. Whether you’re missing a molar or otherwise, all missing teeth are important and should be replaced. The question is, what’s the best restorative dentistry option for filling in the spaces?
Porcelain tooth crowns are incredibly strong. They’re also versatile and can serve as a repair for a fractured tooth, prevent a weak tooth from fracturing, anchor a bridge, fill gaps or spaces between teeth, hide tooth discoloration, or restore uniformity to oddly shaped teeth. Crowns are not infallible, however, and after a few decades of use or the unwise decision to attempt to open a bag with your teeth, one wrong bite down can dislodge the crown.