Bonding in Spring Valley

Bonding

Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly-chipped, discolored or crooked teeth, often for
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Bonding in Spring Valley

Bonding

Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly-chipped, discolored or crooked teeth, often for cosmetic purposes. The process comprises placing a white filling on your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling "bonds" with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Bonding can also be used in place of regular amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings, because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver of the amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.

Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and breaks more easily than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers.

If your bonding does break or chip, please let us know. We can generally patch or repair bonding in one visit.

Bridge

A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth
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Bridge in Spring Valley

Bridge

A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the real teeth on either side for support--hence the name. Bridges are a perfect option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. Bridge materials include gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all-ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or aesthetics.

Crowns

Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth.
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Crowns near Chestnut Ridge

Crowns

Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth. A crown, also called a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens the tooth, but it can also dramatically improve the tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.

Crowns may be used to…

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly-shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental
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Dental Cleaning in Spring Valley

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only 25 to 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.

Scaling and root planing is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces with a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. Both electric and manual scaling methods can be combined to achieve the best results. Polishing completes the cleaning, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up.

Denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures
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Denture near Monsey

Denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve a smile!

Complete Dentures – This restoration method is used to restore smile and mouth function if all teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created and natural looking. They are fit in the patient’s mouth to take the place of the original teeth. Complete dentures are generally removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.

Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. Made of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, partials help restore better functionality to the mouth. As with complete dentures, it is possible to have more permanent option cemented into place.

Emergency Exam

Dental emergency? We’re here for you! Sever pain or discomfort in the jaw, gums or teeth can often become
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Emergency Exam in Spring Valley

Emergency Exam

Dental emergency? We’re here for you!

Sever pain or discomfort in the jaw, gums or teeth can often become unbearable. At Alan Pressman DMD we offer same-day emergency dental services and appointments to provide immediate relief and long term dental solutions!

If you are suffering from severe pain or discomfort don’t hesitate to call us at (845) 201-5231! Our accommodating team will help you schedule an emergency exam as soon as possible. We’re here to help!

Extractions

Good oral hygiene is a must. The loss of a single tooth can have major impact on overall oral health
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Extractions near Chestnut Ridge

Extractions

Good oral hygiene is a must. The loss of a single tooth can have major impact on overall oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

The dentist may suggest an extraction after careful examination and treatment. X-rays are used to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. Based on the degree of difficulty, a dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon.

A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction, but it can be minimized with painkillers and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. Discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks.

If you experience prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call our office immediately.

Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a tooth decayed tooth back to its normal shape and and function. If you have
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Fillings near Monsey

Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a tooth decayed tooth back to its normal shape and function. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, then clean the affected area and fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. This filling will help prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria might enter. There are a variety of filling materials available including gold, silver, plastic and porcelain. We will work with you to determine which material is best for you, depending on the extent of repair, the location of the filling and the cost. Each of the filling materials is briefly explained below:

Gold fillings are custom-made in a laboratory and then cemented into place. While gold fillings are often the most expensive choice, many consider gold as the best filling material. Gold inlays are well-tolerated by gum tissues and may last more than 20 years.

Amalgam (silver) fillings are a more inexpensive choice and are also well-tolerated. However, due to their dark color, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not recommended for fillings in very visible areas such as front teeth.

Composite (plastic) resin fillings are custom-made to the exact color of the patient’s teeth, creating a more natural appearance. While these white fillings may be less noticeable than other materials, they usually only last between 3 and 10 years. They may not be ideal for larger fillings as they may chip or wear over time. They can also become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco.

Porcelain fillings, called inlays or onlays, are created in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth, they resist staining, and they cost about the same as gold fillings. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth, making the filling nearly undetectable.

Gum Disease Treatment

It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. adults have gingivitis. Gingivitis, in some cases can lead to
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Gum Disease Treatment Spring Valley

Gum Disease Treatment

It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. adults have gingivitis. Gingivitis, in some cases, can lead to periodontitis (gum disease) and host of other health problems.

Gum disease can cause bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums and tooth loss. But it doesn’t always stop there. You oral health is the beginning point for your whole body’s health and wellness. It is imperative that we stop problems before they even start!

Gum disease causes a buildup of bacteria in deep pockets between the teeth and gums. That bacteria can transfer to your bloodstream when gums bleed, putting you at a much higher risk to develop the following health problems:

  • Stroke
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Pre-Term Births

Periodontal treatment typically involves containing the infection through deep cleaning like scaling and root planing, clearing buildup at the root of the teeth. The dentist may also suggest specific toothpastes and mouth rinses. We may also prescribe antibiotics to fight infections. Surgery is required for the most severe cases.

We examine you for gum health at every 6-month check-up. If you have been experiencing any symptoms like bad breath, bleeding or tender gums, please let us know. We will decide what is the best form of treatment to restore your gums to optimum health.

Implant Restoration

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth
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Implant Restoration Spring Valley

Implant Restoration

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth for reasons like injury or periodontal disease. After a metal post is placed, the restoration is completed with a replacement crown.

While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework, because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.

Implants require healthy gums and adequate bone. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the procedures involved in dental implants.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. It is a series of clear, custom-fit removable
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Invisalign Chestnut Ridge

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. It is a series of clear, custom-fit removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth to slowly straighten them. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but they are virtually invisible. Because Invisalign® trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.

The Invisalign® system begins in the dentist or orthodontist’s office with taking molds to design a your trays. Patients switch trays every two weeks to gradually shift the teeth. The system requires a visit to the office every six weeks so that treatment can be monitored. Once treatment is complete, a patient will likely be given a retainer to maintain the smile. The cost of Invisalign® varies according to the complexity of the case. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign® to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.

Contact us for an Invisalign consultation.

Gum Grafting

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing
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Gum Grafting Spring Valley

Gum Grafting

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth's root. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.

Many people don't even notice that their gums have receded, because it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed.

Many times gum tissues need to be thickened and strengthened before an implant can be placed. Thickening the gum tissue prevents future recession around the implant and can sometimes create a more aesthetic appeal for the implant.

Your dental team at Alan Pressman, DMD will ensure that all the proper procedures have been done prior to implant placement to ensure that your implant is a success.

Implant Crowns

An implant crown is similar to a crown on a natural tooth. It is made from the same material, but is
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Implant Crowns Monsey

Implant Crowns

An implant crown is similar to a crown on a natural tooth. It is made from the same material, but is fabricated in a specific way to be compatible to your implant.

Having your implant crown placed is the last step in the implant process. Alan Pressman, DMD ensures that all your implant procedures are done in our office from start to finish by highly trained dentists.

Implant Supported Dentures

Tired of your lower denture “floating” in your mouth? Want to eat an apple without being embarrassed
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Implant Supported Dentures Spring Valley

Implant Supported Dentures

Tired of your lower denture “floating” in your mouth? Want to eat an apple without being embarrassed of your dentures? You are not alone!

50% of Americans over the age of 50 wear partial or full dentures and many are dissatisfied with the fit of their lower denture.

An implant supported denture is not supported by your gums, but rather by implants. The connection of the implants to the denture makes it more retentive and stable.

Ask Alan Pressman, DMD how we can improve the fit of your dentures and feel the freedom to eat anything you want again.

Mouth Guards

Custom-designed mouth guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouth guards
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Mouth Guards in Spring Valley

Mouth Guards

Custom-designed mouth guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouth guards are recommended to protect the jaw, tongue, cheek lining and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit. Guards generally last 3-10 years.

Custom-made oral appliances can also be used as part of treatment for conditions like sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. In general, plastic appliances can be used to correct a variety of problems.

If you are active in athletics or experiencing any concerning experiences with your mouth, teeth, or jaw, please let us know. If any kind of guard or appliance is a good option for you, we will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fit product for your specific needs.

Night Guards

Many adults are affected by bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding or clenching, individuals may be affected
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Night Guards in Spring Valley

Night Guards

Many adults are affected by bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding or clenching, individuals may be affected by a variety of symptoms including worn tooth enamel, recessed gums, increased tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, earaches and headaches.

If you have any of these symptoms, your dentist can fabricate a hard, custom made appliance for you to wear at night.

There are many benefits to a night guard including reducing headaches, improving posture and breathing, reducing stress and tension, and avoiding future wear fracture of your teeth.

Ask us if a night guard will alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as "laughing gas," is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. The nitrous oxide is inhaled
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Nitrous Oxide Sedation near Chestnut Ridge

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas," is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask and produces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain. Nitrous oxide is designed to make procedures easier for nervous patients and has been effective for many years.

Overdentures

also known as implant-supported dentures, are dentures that are attached to implants in the jaw. An overdenture is used when
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Overdentures in Spring Valley

Overdentures

Overdentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are dentures that are attached to implants in the jaw. An overdenture is used when a patient no longer has teeth remaining in their mouth but enough bone in their jaw to support implants. Overdentures snap into place on top of implants but can be removed for cleaning.

Root Canal

also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy, is used to save an infected or damaged tooth and
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Root Canal in Spring Valley

Root Canal

Root canal treatment, also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy, is used to save an infected or damaged tooth and avoid having to remove it. A root canal becomes necessary when a neglected cavity reaches all the way to the pulp at the center of the tooth, causing the pulp to become infected. Regular cleanings and checkups detect and prevent problems early on.

Trauma can also cause deep damage to the nerve of a tooth. Once this occurs, the pulp becomes infected, and it begins to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is called an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system, making it very dangerous and painful.

Symptoms of infected pulp may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain with biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms, and you are unaware of any problem until a checkup.

A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) is filled to prevent any further infection. Crowns are usually recommended to cover and restore a tooth after root canal therapy.

Sealants

are a common preventive treatment in dentistry. Some teeth have fine grooves or pits that accumulate
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Sealants near Monsey

Sealants

Sealants are a common preventive treatment in dentistry. Some teeth have fine grooves or pits that accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn't brush, but because the grooves are too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. When plaque accumulates, it can lead to cavities and other types of tooth decay. To apply sealants, a plastic material is brushed onto the tooth, filling these narrow grooves and preventing the cavity-causing buildup. Sealants make healthy teeth possible.

Pediatric Dentistry

When it’s time for your son or daughters first dental appointment, our dental team has two important goals to
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Pediatric Dentistry in Spring Valley

Pediatric Dentistry

When it’s time for your son or daughters first dental appointment, our dental team has two important goals to achieve. First, we want to do everything we can to create a fun, enjoyable atmosphere, and second, we want to learn about their unique needs so dental care with us is as personalized as possible. Depending on the child’s age, we will perform a dental cleaning, evaluation, and x-rays. Then, we’ll share the results with you, discussing any developmental concerns or damage we see. We’re always happy to answer questions and concerns about specific treatments.

Just like with adults, we’d like to see your little one every six months for preventive care. Being able to locate and treat dental problems at the earliest possible stages protects children’s smiles and saves them from discomfort. These regular appointments also allow our staff to teach your child about effective brushing and flossing. Maintaining great oral health is not only good for the mouth, but good for the body as well!

Veneers

are a cosmetic dental procedure in which a thin layer of porcelain or composite material is placed over the outside
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Spring Valley Veneers

Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which a thin layer of porcelain or composite material is placed over the outside of the tooth. They are used to improve aesthetics or help with tooth damage. Veneers are usually only performed on the front part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. Because of that, the direct technique is usually referred to as bonding. The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. The veneers are back from the laboratory after two or three weeks. The temporaries are removed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.The laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are aesthetically pleasing.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less of the tooth material has to be removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are not recommended for patients who have large fillings or little tooth structure. They are also typically recommended for the restoration of front teeth.

Teeth Whitening

is a popular procedure to make your teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive.
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Spring Valley Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular procedure to make your teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, teeth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure for most patients. Whitening comes in strips, trays, or in-office procedures. We offer a wide variety of options for you at our practice.

In-office bleaching procedures are ideal if you want immediate results. We use Sinsational Smile® in-office bleaching, and it takes less than 30 minutes! During the procedure you will wear a pre-filled silicone tray in your mouth onto which an LED light will shine. This light activates the gel's whitening ingredients, leaving you with a new brighter smile. It's fast, easy, comfortable and affordable! Ask us about Sinsational Smile® today.

Another in-office procedure we offer is Zoom! Whitening. Zoom! works by bleaching the teeth or lightening discolored teeth and is performed in our office in about one and a half hours. The procedure begins by covering the lips and gums – exposing only the teeth. We then apply a whitening gel which is designed to work with the Zoom! AP light. The light and gel work together to break up stains and discolorations. The gel will be applied in three, 15 minute sessions, leaving you with a whiter and brighter smile!

Tray whitening is a less-expensive and convenient at-home whitening treatment. The results are more gradual. We use Opalescence® for our tray whitening. Opalescence®, the state-of-the-art product used by dentists to whiten your teeth, and the process has never been easier. One major advantage, and the reason why many patients choose this option, is that the procedure can be performed at home at your own convenience. Trays made with thin, comfortable plastic are created, and they fit tightly and perfectly against your teeth. You simply load these trays with Opalescence® gel and wear them at home for about an hour a day. As the gel dissolves, it breaks down into oxygen and penetrates into the enamel to make your teeth whiter. Results can be seen in as little as one application, but teeth will get whiter and whiter as the treatments continue. To have your personal trays made and start improving your smile immediately, contact us today.

Whitening strips can be available at the local store or at dental practices. The dentist will have the best recommendations for your needs. Ask about our whitening options! Please consult us about use of over-the-counter whitening treatments.

Auto Appointments Reminders

Society has made so many advances in communication in recent years—why not utilize that for appointment reminders?
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Chestnut Ridge Auto Appointments Reminders

Auto Appointments Reminders

Society has made so many advances in communication in recent years—why not utilize that for appointment reminders? As dental offices go digital, reminders can go beyond the written cards or personal phone calls that are prone to human error. Systems are becoming computerized and automated, providing patients timely reminders through email and sometimes text messaging too.

Ask our staff at the front desk about the options we provide so that we can set up a reminder system that is most convenient for you.

Digital X-rays

Digital radiography uses an estimated 40-90 percent less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays
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Spring Valley Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays

While we can view many aspects of your oral health with a visual examination, there are some structures inaccessible to the naked eye. That’s why x-rays are crucial to diagnosis and treatment. The x-rays we capture are instantly visible on a nearby monitor, and they can be magnified, color-coded and transferred digitally for patient convenience. They’re also safer for the environment and you with radiation exposure reduced by up to 90%.

E-Claims

are the last molars, or "third molars" that develop on each side of the jaw. They usually emerge in the back of
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Monsey ELECTRONIC CLAIMS

ELECTRONIC CLAIMS

Many offices utilize electronic claims processing. This means that rather than being sent through the mail, a dental claim is sent electronically to an insurance company with the click of a button. We can submit information more efficiently and with fewer errors. This benefits patients because the turn-around time on claims is faster, and fewer claims are returned or denied.

We are happy to submit your dental claims to your insurance company on your behalf. Please let us know if you have any questions about the e-claim process.

Digital Impression

If you’ve ever had an impression taken, you know that the process is messy. Thankfully, we offer the latest digital
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Spring Valley Digital Impression

Digital Impression

If you’ve ever had an impression taken, you know that the process is messy. Thankfully, we offer the latest digital impression technology at Alan Pressman, DMD which makes this process much easier and more comfortable. We capture highly detailed data about your smile in just minutes. This information transfers instantly to our computer so that we can get to work on designing your new, quality restoration.

Intraoral Cameras

cameras about the size of a pen, help dentists see the condition of teeth and gums more clearly. This advanced
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Intraoral Cameras in Spring Valley

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras, cameras about the size of a pen, help dentists see the condition of teeth and gums more clearly. This advanced technology allows us to zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings to provide a more detailed view. The full-color images are sent to a computer screen, making it easy to see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Patients are also able to watch the whole process because the images are displayed on screens in treatment rooms.

Laser Dentistry

is an important advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities
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Laser Dentistry in Spring Valley

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an important advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease. Hard tissue lasers are used to repair cavities, remove old fillings and prepare teeth for bonding. Soft tissue lasers are used on gum tissue. They are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools. Lasers can even be used for teeth whitening.

Laser dentistry works by directing an invisible energy beam on problem areas and allowing for efficient treatment of decayed teeth, enamel and gums. The biggest benefit of laser dentistry, by far, is that it can reduce pain and minimize use of anesthetic. Dental procedures can become much more comfortable for you! Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.

If you ever have any questions about the equipment we use at our office to enhance the quality of your experience, don’t hesitate to ask.

Paperless Charting

means more efficiency and more accuracy. An office that has “gone digital” records x-rays and charting with
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Paperless Charting near Chestnut Ridge

Paperless Charting

Paperless charting means more efficiency and more accuracy. An office that has “gone digital” records x-rays and charting with the aid of the computer and keeps all patients’ dental records electronically. Additionally, it cuts back on paper use. With traditional paper charting, information can be lost in translation from doctor to hygienist to assistant. Even handwriting differences and coding make the charts look different. The computer eliminates this problem by standardizing charting methods, making it easy to understand dental charts, view up-to-date information and keep records accurately. When needed, this method also allows dental offices to more easily share information with other healthcare providers.

If you have any questions in regards to your records with us, please let us know.

Patient Education

You deserve to be in the loop when it comes to your dental care. There are a variety of computer programs available
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Patient Education in Spring Valley

Patient Education

You deserve to be in the loop when it comes to your dental care. There are a variety of computer programs available to help patients better understand conditions, procedures and treatment options. Our office invests in patient education software because we want you to feel confident in every dental decision you make. This investment helps us clearly communicate--and it helps you learn more.

Popular programs include GURU and DentalMaster, among many others. If you have any questions about the program we use, we’re happy to point you to the website. If you have any further questions about your oral health and procedures, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Same-Day Crown Technology

Thanks to advances in dental technology, crowns no longer have to be a weeks-long process. CAD/CAM technology
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Same-Day Crown Technology in Spring Valley

Same-Day Crown Technology

Thanks to advances in dental technology, crowns no longer have to be a weeks-long process. CAD/CAM technology makes it possible to create and place a crown in one day.

CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. This technology allows the dentist to use an intraoral scanner inside the mouth to take a digital scan of a tooth that has been prepared to receive a crown. Using special software, the data from the scan is used to generate a design (CAD) for a custom crown. This program will also generate a custom blueprint and guidelines to manufacture the new crown (CAM) with a milling machine. CAD/CAM enables us to create precise and custom crowns, inlays and onlays in one single visit.

OraVerse

is a new medical technology that allows doctors to reverse the effects of anesthetics, bringing patients back
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OraVerse near Monsey

OraVerse

OraVerse & Anesthetic Reversal
OraVerse is a new medical technology that allows doctors to reverse the effects of anesthetics, bringing patients back to normal sensation twice as fast. Ask us about what OraVerse can do for you!

Digital Panarex

A panoramic x-ray provides a very broad view of teeth, jaws, sinuses, jaw joints and nasal areas.
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Digital Panarex in Spring Valley

Digital Panarex

A panoramic x-ray provides a very broad view of teeth, jaws, sinuses, jaw joints and nasal areas. They are not designed to find cavities like other x-rays. Rather, they reveal problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities and fractures, infections, cysts or tumors. Because of this, they are a staple technology in any oral or maxillofacial practice. Panoramic x-rays provide an accurate and trusted diagnosis so that the most viable treatment plans can be executed.

DEXIS CariVu ™

The DEXIS CariVu is an easy-to-use, hand-held tool that uses transillumination technology.
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DEXIS CariVu Spring Valley

DEXIS CariVu ™

The DEXIS CariVu is an easy-to-use, hand-held tool that uses transillumination technology to identify occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks in a patient's tooth. As the dentist glides the CariVu device up and down the patient's teeth, a safe, near-infrared light shines on each side of the tooth. This bright light causes the tooth to appear transparent, allowing the dentist to see through the tooth and determine its condition with high accuracy.

The images picked up by the CariVu can be saved and displayed on screens in the treatment room, allowing for co-diagnostic between the dentist and patient. The images are read similar to x-ray images, where caries and cracks appear as dark areas in the image due to the light not being able to pass through the tooth. Because CariVu uses near-infrared light, teeth do not need to be cleaned prior to examination unlike fluorescent imaging technologies that have difficulty distinguishing between tooth bacteria and caries.

The DEXIS CariVu is great for patients of all ages because of its small size and comfortable fit in the mouth. This radiation-free device is also a great alternative for patients who avoid x-rays because of possible radiation exposure. Thanks to the DEXIS CariVu, we can provide a safer, more comfortable and more accurate diagnosis for you.

Identifi Oral Cancer Screening

Identafi is a one-of-a-kind multispectral technology.
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Identifi Oral Cancer Screening Spring Valley

Identifi Oral Cancer Screening

Identafi is a one-of-a-kind multispectral technology that helps us easily inspect hard-to-reach areas with its patented triple-wavelength imaging. The device uses white, violet and amber wavelengths of light to excite oral tissue in distinct and unique ways. The subsequent fluorescence and reflectance helps make abnormalities apparent. Combined with Identafi filtered eyewear for the doctor, the system helps us catch abnormalities that the naked eye would miss. Thanks to Identafi, we can confidently recommend biopsies or other plans of action to preserve your overall health. Identafi is accurate, quick and painless. We recommend screenings for patients 17 and older.

TRIOS® Scanner

TRIOS Ultrafast Optical Sectioning™ technology...
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TRIOS Scanner Chestnut Ridge

TRIOS® Scanner

TRIOS Ultrafast Optical Sectioning™ technology enables us to rapidly and easily achieve accurate scans. Digital impressions can be viewed live as they are being built on the PC screen during scanning.