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By Dr. Joseph Sachs
December 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth Whitening BenefitsWho wouldn't want a bright, white smile? For many adults, however, teeth become dull, even dingy, as accumulated stains rob smiles of their youthful brilliance. At Dr. Sachs & Associates in Chelsea, New York, Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz deliver white smiles with professional Zoom! Whitening and state of the art laser whitening. These services can change your dental aesthetics and improve your self-image, too.

The benefits of professional teeth whitening

In New York and across the country, people of all ages want to look and feel their best. How their smiles appear to those around them impact their confidence and the impressions they create. When a smile is stained by tobacco, coffee, dark foods, or just simple aging, patients need the best possible cosmetic treatment to rectify the issue.

Fortunately, Dr. Sachs and Dr. Cruz understand their patients' needs and goals. Through careful oral examination, they can tell someone if professional in-office whitening or a comparable at-home version would produce the results they desire.

Many patients have tried store-bought whitening toothpastes, strips, and rinses. The results can be less than satisfactory, and without professional supervision, people find their teeth and gums become very sensitive from the products themselves.

Not so with Zoom! Whitening and laser whitening services offered by at our office. Zoom! processes use specially formulated hydrogen peroxide gel and an acceleration light to brighten teeth by eight shades right in the office. At home, Zoom! patients use customized trays to apply the gel over several days producing similar stellar results. And, with your dentist watching over your oral health, you know whitening will be safe and effective.

Additionally, Dr. Sachs & Associates offer safe laser whitening. Done in the office, laser whitening removes deep stains without the threat of dental or gingival (gum) sensitivity. Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz will tell you what type of whitening method is right for your oral health needs and smile goals.

Keeping a bright smile

It's easier than you think:

  • Limit dark foods and beverages
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Brush twice a day and floss daily as the American Dental Association recommends
  • Stop tobacco usage altogether (ask your primary care physician for help quitting)
  • Come to Dr. Sachs & Associates twice a year for hygienic cleanings, exams, and whitening touch-ups

Smile, won't you?

You can do it with confidence when you have your teeth professionally whitened with Dr. Sachs & Associate. Please call our Chelsea, New York office to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation and learn all about this safe, quick, and economical treatment. Phone (212) 929-7718.

By Dr. Joseph Sachs
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersYour best smile is just a consultation away. At Dr. Sachs & Associates in New York, Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz improve patient smiles and personal outlooks with lifelike porcelain veneers. Made from shells of superior grade porcelain, veneers disguise the front of teeth flawed by chips, stains and other defects. They perfect your smile and strengthen it, too!

Just what are porcelain veneers?

They are tooth-shaped shells of color-matched, translucent porcelain. Veneers improve tooth color, size, length, resilience, and shape. Additionally, because they are made of porcelain, they appear, function, and feel like real tooth enamel.

If you have teeth that are healthy but don't fit in with the rest of your smile, veneers could help. Dr. Sachs & Associates' New York office provides veneers alongside a host of other cosmetic services that enhance smile appearance and allow patients to confidently show off their teeth and gums.

The treatment

It begins with you and your dentist discussing your smile objectives. Then, Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz will tell you how they can meet those objectives. For instance, do you wish to even tooth length? Do you want to cover deep stains? Is a chip or gap spoiling the appearance of an otherwise great smile?

Next, the dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays. Healthy teeth and gums are prerequisites for any cosmetic service. This means that decay, gum disease, or any other issues are addressed before proceeding with a smile makeover.

If the dentist recommends veneers, he'll take oral impressions using the sophisticated iTero scanner. This apparatus eliminates sticky impression putty and cumbersome trays. Instead, it takes a series of digital images and collates them into one three-dimensional scan. This information helps create your veneers one by one for a truly customized look.

Additionally, Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz will remove a small amount of tooth enamel--about 1/2 mm. This reduction helps the dentist achieve the right fit for your new veneers. Don't worry. The process is comfortable, and if necessary, you'll wear temporary veneers to normalize your smile as your permanent ones are crafted.

When placed, the veneers are accurately colored with a strong bonding cement. That's right. The dentist changes the color of the adhesive in such a way that the refurbished teeth blend in perfectly with their neighbors.

Adjusting to veneers

It may take a week or so for you to become accustomed to how your veneers feel. If this occurs, feel free to call the office at any time if you have a question or concern. However, most people adjust quickly.

Patients find veneers easy to care for, too. As usual, just brush twice a day and floss carefully. Come to Dr. Sachs & Associates semi-annually for your prophylactic cleanings and check-ups, as well.

A flawless smile

If this is your goal, we're here to help. Contact Dr. Sachs & Associates at (212) 929-7718 today! We have evening and Saturday hours to accommodate your schedule.

By Dr. Joseph Sachs
February 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how Zoom whitening can give you a visibly brighter smile.teeth whitening

We know that just about everyone could benefit from having a whiter smile. Whether you love your morning coffee or you used to be a smoker, there are many habits that can affect the vibrancy of your teeth over time. Luckily, our New York, NY, cosmetic dentists Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz offer Zoom whitening treatment to get your smile’s brightness back on track.

How does Zoom whitening work?

First and foremost, you have to choose the type of whitening treatment that will work best for you. Do you want our New York dentists to whiten your teeth from our office or do you want to whiten from your own home? If you want to get results quickly then in-office whitening will be the best approach.

When you come in for professional teeth whitening we will apply the gel over from the front of your teeth. In order to activate the ingredients within the gel we will shine a dental light over your teeth once the gel has been applied. This ensures that the active ingredient within the gel goes to work quickly, breaking up stain molecules and getting your teeth up to eight shades whiter in less than one hour.

Of course, we know that some patients prefer the convenience of whitening from home. If this sounds like you then talk to us about our take-home Zoom whitening kit. At-home whitening offers custom-fitted trays. In as little as two weeks you’ll be able to see results.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is completely safe. If you are whitening from the comfort of your own home it’s important that you follow all instructions. If you have questions about your whitening treatment don’t hesitate to ask us.

If you are interested in getting teeth whitening treatment in New York, NY, then it’s time you called our office today to schedule a consultation. Let’s help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

By Dr. Joseph Sachs
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

What your dentists in New York want you to knowveneers

Veneers can change your smile, and a new smile can change your life! You can achieve a beautiful smile with dental veneers. So what exactly are veneers? Your dentists at Dr. Joseph Sachs & Associates in New York, NY want to help answer that question and share the facts about veneers and how they can enhance your smile.

Veneers are of porcelain, which gives them a lifelike quality because porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. They are thin laminates of high-quality porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth.

The aesthetically beautiful, natural look of veneers is only one reason why veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Porcelain veneers are also:

  • Permanently beautiful because they resist stains and can last for many years
  • Conservative because your dentist removes only minimal tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers
  • Quick because it only takes two to three appointments to give you a completely new smile

Versatile because veneers can fix many aesthetic issues with your teeth, including if your teeth are:

  • Cracked, fractured or damaged due to injury
  • Chipped or worn down due to aging
  • Discolored or stained from medications, coffee or tobacco use

Veneers can even fix teeth that are spaced apart by closing up the gaps cosmetically. Veneers can also get rid of tooth overlap by cosmetically creating the look of straight teeth.

Your veneer treatment begins with a consultation appointment, during which you and your doctor can discuss your treatment, expectations, and results. Next, your teeth will be prepared by removing only minimal tooth structure. An impression is made of your teeth and your veneers are created at a dental lab. At your final appointment, your new porcelain veneers will be cemented permanently.

If you are thinking about veneers, don’t visit just anyone. See the experts by calling your dentists at Dr. Joseph Sachs & Associates in New York, NY. Veneers can help you get the smile you deserve so call today!