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By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
April 14, 2020
Tags: dental implants  

Your Katonah, NY, cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Terry Lin of Northern Westchester Prosthodontics, can help you replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Implant dentistry improves your appearance and also provides a few other benefits.

How tooth loss affects you

Our society places great importance on a full, healthy smile. If you're missing teeth, revealing your changed smile to the world may be the last thing you want to do. Eventually, you may notice a decrease in self-confidence and self-esteem that affects your personal or professional life.

In addition to the obvious change to your appearance, tooth loss may also:

  • Make Eating Difficult: Biting, grinding, tearing and chewing food can become more challenging after you lose teeth.
  • Affect Your Diet: Eating a variety of foods may not be possible depending on the number of teeth you've lost. If you limit your diet to soft foods, you may not receive the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
  • Cause Wear and Tear on Your Other Teeth: Your upper and lower teeth work together when you chew. If one or more teeth are missing, other teeth must take over for them. These teeth may soon become to show premature signs of wear and tear or damage.
  • Change the Alignment of Your Other Teeth: Teeth often shift after tooth loss. If they begin to drift and overlap, your appearance and your bite can be affected.
  • Alter Your Speech: Teeth are essential for clear speech. After tooth loss, you may find it hard to pronounce certain words or sounds.

Dental implants can restore your smile

Tooth loss doesn't have to permanently change your smile, thanks to dental implants. Implants replace your tooth roots and are connected to dental crowns to create brand new permanent teeth.

At your first dental implant appointment in the Katonah dental office, tiny titanium posts will be placed in openings made in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts will bond to your jawbone and serve as the roots for your new teeth.

The dental crowns attached to the top of the implants are made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new teeth look perfectly natural. Single implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures can replace any number of missing teeth.

Dental implants improve your appearance and self-confidence and allow you to eat your favorite foods with ease.

Implant dentistry helps you fill the gaps in your smile! Call your Katonah, NY, dentist, Dr. Lin of Northern Westchester Prosthodontics, at (914) 232-8190 to schedule your appointment.

By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
February 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Protect cracked, damaged teeth for life with dental crowns.

You’ve waited all week for it: date night! You’re about to go with your sweetie to catch the latest movie and you’ve pulled out all the stops: popcorn, drinks and candy. You get settled in ready to watch this action-packed flick when you crunch down on a kernel. Ouch! Now you’re dealing with a chipped or broken tooth. Now what? We are sorry to say it but you’ll need to give your date a rain check and then see our Katonah, NY, prosthodontist Dr. Terry Lin for immediate care.

A dental crown is a restoration that is made to look just like a real tooth. The restorative “cap” is hollow, which allows it to completely cover a tooth and protect it all the way down to the gums. Each crown is custom made based on the measurements and shade of your natural teeth, so that the crown fits right in and looks just like the rest of your natural smile once it’s placed. Our Katonah, NY, cosmetic dentist prides himself on creating lifelike crowns for patients of all ages, from children to seniors.

When Dental Crowns are Used

Crowns are one of the most versatile restorations we offer and can be used to address a wide range of issues. If a tooth has a very large and old dental filling the filling may no longer be able to fully support the tooth. To prevent the tooth from fracturing or weakening as a result, our dentist will remove the filling and then place a dental crown over the tooth to provide it with more ample protection and support.

A crown is most often used to improve a tooth’s durability, functionality, and appearance. If a tooth just happens to be misshapen or malformed, a crown can also be placed over it to change the shape, size, and color. Sometimes crowns are even used to hold a dental bridge firmly in place or to cover a dental implant. From treating tooth loss to improving how your teeth function, crowns can do it all.

Do you have questions about dental crowns, implants or the other restorative treatments Dr. Lin and his team offer? If so, call Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY, today at (914) 232-8190 to schedule a consultation.

By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
December 27, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option for enhancing your smile. Whether you want to brighten up a dull smile or improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or cracked, veneers can help with a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Our dentist, Dr. Terry Lin, can help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you. Northern Westchester Prosthodontics is your dental office in Katonah, NY, for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin laminates placed over the front surface of problem teeth to improve the appearance of those teeth. Veneers give imperfect teeth a flawless new look. Our veneers are made from a porcelain material that closely resembles the look of tooth enamel so the veneers look completely natural. In fact, once in place, each veneer will look like part of the natural tooth. Veneers are permanently affixed to the teeth so your beautiful new smile will be long-lasting.

Benefits of Veneers

You will enjoy several benefits when you choose veneers to improve your smile. At our cosmetic dentistry practice in Katonah, NY, the dentist can explain how veneers can meet your particular needs.

Veneers can completely transform your smile by addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Rough or uneven tooth surfaces
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

In addition to dramatically improving the appearance of your smile, another benefit of veneers is that they are permanent. Once affixed to the teeth, there is no need to worry about your veneers coming off or slipping out of place. Another benefit of veneers is that each veneer is custom created to perfectly fit in place. An additional advantage of custom veneers is that they look completely natural so others will not know you have veneers.

Veneers are extremely versatile and can address numerous cosmetic concerns. To learn more about how veneers can enhance your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin at our cosmetic dentistry office in Katonah, NY, by calling Northern Westchester Prosthodontics at (914) 232-8190.

By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
November 05, 2019
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Here in Katonah, NY, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Terry Lin of Northern Westchester Prosthodontics, helps people re-imagine their smiles Smileand foster best oral health. Would you like to be proud of your teeth and gums and smile with confidence? If so, Dr. Lin can devise the cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that is perfect for you!

 

Talk the plan

A smile makeover begins with a face-to-face consultation with Dr. Lin during which you will discuss how you wish to improve your personal appearance. Do you want to brighten your smile? Do you have missing or crooked teeth? Are surface defects detracting from your self-confidence?

Whatever the issue, we can perform a complete examination with state-of-the-art imaging so as to determine what's possible to accomplish with your smile. With a cosmetic dentistry plan in place—one which fits your schedule and your budget—you can steadily move toward that rejuvenated smile!

 

What treatments are available to you at Northern Westchester Prosthodontics?

Beautiful and lifelike porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays, veneers, dental implants, dentures, and bridgework are just some of the treatments Dr. Lin specializes in. Here are some details:

A porcelain crown, for example, replaces damaged tooth structure with a customized cap of high-quality ceramic. Precisely milled and colored to fit your dentition, a crown is a great alternative to large fillings or dental extraction. Inlays and onlays are partial crowns that address defects and decay on primarily molars and premolars.

Porcelain veneers are shell-shaped laminates made of tooth-colored ceramic. They permanently camouflage larger enamel defects on teeth in the front of the mouth.

For missing teeth, Dr. Lin often places state-of-the-art dental implants. Artificial from root to crown, dental implants improve biting, chewing, personal appearance, and bone health. He can combine them to support bridges and dentures, too, for maximum oral function.

 

Find out more

With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you can eliminate your smile gaps, stains, and poor oral functionality. Call Dr. Terry Lin's office in Katonah, NY, today to arrange your consultation: (914) 232-8190.

By Northern Westchester Prosthodontics
July 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants not only restore your missing teeth but also provide a few other benefits for your smile. The popular cosmetic dentistry Dental-Implantoption is among the treatments and procedures offered by your Katonah, NY, cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Terry Lin.
 

Dental implants boost your self-confidence

Self-confidence and self-esteem issues are common after tooth loss. In fact, you may be reluctant to socialize or apply for new jobs after you lose a tooth. Implants fill the gaps in your smile, restoring your normal appearance and boosting your confidence level.
 

Implants make eating easier

Have you stopped eating certain foods because it's difficult for you to tear or bite food due to your missing teeth? If you don't restore your teeth, you may be at risk of developing nutritional deficiencies. Fortunately, once you receive your implant, you'll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods once again.
 

Dental implants offer a comfortable restoration option

Dentures and bridges don't always feel completely natural. It may be harder to chew some foods with these restorations, or you may notice that your dentures tend to slip occasionally when you eat. That's not the case with dental implants. Since the implants are securely bonded to your jawbone, they won't budge when you eat or speak.
 

Dental implants are versatile

Other restoration options have limits but not dental implants. You can use implants to replace any number of missing teeth. Although they're often used to restore just one missing tooth, your Katonah dentist may also suggest dental implants if you've lost all of your teeth.

Implant-supported dentures are attached to four or more implants or a metal framework attached to directly to the implants. They're a more comfortable alternative to traditional dentures and won't significantly decrease your biting power.
 

Implants help you look younger

Tooth loss can cause your jaw to shrink. The problem, called resorption, occurs when a portion of your jawbone no longer receives stimulation from tooth roots. If resorption is severe, your lower face may begin to sag, making you look older. Implants press on your jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! If you're interested in this cosmetic dentistry restoration option, call your Katonah, NY, cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Terry Lin, at (914) 232-8190 to schedule an appointment.





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