Posted on May 14 , 2013 - by admin In CEREC
Many people choose CEREC restorations because they are convenient, the procedure is completely comfortable and they make your smile look flawless. CEREC technology is an advanced tooth modeling mechanism used to create perfect molds to fit over your teeth that blend flawlessly with your natural teeth and gums. The ceramic machine utilizes incredible technological advancements to create meticulous ‘caps’ or porcelain veneers for your teeth s if you’ve been considering veneers why not visit Elite Dental in Staten Island today.
CEREC has 3 main components which make its ceramic capabilities almost boundless. These three components include:
The antique or ‘traditional’ means of creating moulds of the teeth involved utilizing tacky dental gum. This gum would be pushed onto the teeth so that a mold could be cast and this process usually took from a couple of days to a week to complete. The CEREC device enables quick and seamless scanning of the teeth which provides a more meticulous and accurate mold and is also minimally invasive as it utilizes a small pen-like scanning mechanism.
The scan that was taken of your teeth will then be projected with the CAD software to create a 3D virtual model of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to view this model and analyze your teeth with much more freedom than traditional treatments. The CAD software is traditionally used by architects to create 3D models, but now the scientists behind CEREC have innovatively manipulated the software in order to provide you with high-quality and precise synthetic teeth.
Once your dentist at Elite Dental of Staten Island has scanned your teeth, you’ll be able to rest peacefully in the waiting room while one of our professional dentists ‘make’ your teeth. We will utilize our milling device to create your restorations as according to your and our exact design specifications.
A smile is a powerful tool in life and that’s why Elite Dental is dedicated to providing you with the greatest tools possible. A healthy set of flawless teeth has been proven to improve business prospects as well as personal ones as your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It has also been proven that a smile has the ability to improve your own mood as well as the mood of people around you. Elite Dental can guarantee that once you’ve had your CEREC restoration you won’t be able to stop smiling!
If you have more serious dental complications such as missing teeth we can also provide you with high quality treatment such as dental implants and crowns. Dental Implants involve inserting small titanium implants into the jaw so that it can support a fully functional prosthetic tooth. It’s very important to get any dental complications even if they seem minimal. This will ensure the ongoing look and health of your mouth is maintained.
If you are interested in finding out more about Elite Dental’s CEREC restorations or other restorative dentistry treatments please do not hesitate to contact us.
Posted on April 11 , 2013 - by admin In Preventive Dentistry
Over exposed dentin is what causes those shooting pains that interfere with enjoying hot or cold foods. Tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, worn down tooth enamel or fillings and exposed tooth roots are conditions that can lead up to dentin being disturbed.
Overall, this common uncomfortable condition is caused from a number of things one simply cannot help such as genetics, age, or severe accidents. However, Dr. Steve Acker in Staten Island has a few simple tips that can help prevent those painful moments you have with your pearly whites…
Regular dental check ups are extremely important, but are unfortunately overlooked. Tooth decay and periodontal disease can be easily detected and treated with routine visits to the dentist. Periodontal disease, or disease of the gums, can be particularly destructive if left unchecked. Progress of neglect can lead to a serious infection, or worse, result in degradation of major bone structure.
Brushing with too much pressure can cause abrasions to the surface of teeth as well as wear down and aggravate the gum line leading to increased sensitivity. Forming the habit of using more gentle strokes and a soft-bristled brush can reduce unintended harm to teeth and gums.
Most people don’t think twice about the toothpaste brands they trust. But a quick look of the label will disclose a whole list of harmful ingredients that could be contributing to your sensitive teeth condition. Preservatives, abrasive bleaches and even high levels of sugar can be commonly found–all of which increase sensitivity.
By being mindful of these simple tips you can greatly reduce unintentional pain you apply to your teeth. But if your sensitivity issues persist, there are alternative treatments that patients can choose to help drastically ease discomfort.
As mentioned before, poor gum health is one of the leading causes of sensitive teeth. One of our main focuses are to help patients be proactive in preventing neglected gums through offering non-surgical Periodontal Therapies. Through this treatment, the condition of gum tissues is assessed and a combination ultrasonic and hand instruments are applied to repair affected areas. Preceding this phase in treatment is the the use of antibacterial medications and follow up visits.
CariFree® is an advanced method combining science and technology to evaluate the severity of bacterial infection that could be causing sensitivity. The CariFree system measures the magnitude harmful bacterias through a careful, yet simple to perform test that includes a quick scan that determines your risk for developing cavities in the future. The straightforward treatment includes using specialized antibacterial mouthwashes that reduce damaging bacterias that can develop on teeth and in gums.
If you have any questions on how to prevent painful symptoms of sensitive teeth contact us today for an appointment at 718 370 1200. Or, schedule a consultation and come directly to our office located at 2291 Victory Boulevard in Staten Island, N.Y. 10314.
Posted on March 20 , 2013 - by admin In Cosmetic Dentistry
With a focus on the aesthetic of smiles, cosmetic dental procedures can transform the world around you simply by improving the quality of your smile.
Are your teeth discolored, chipped, or crooked? At Elite Dental of Staten Island we utilize cutting-edge technology in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Acker executes an array of smile solutions, from the most minor, such as teeth whitening, to the most complex cases of complete smile reconstructions.
Considered to be a fine-tuned, expert skill that blends the aesthetic of artistry and the precision of science, discover a few of the esthetic dental treatments offered at Elite Dental.
Tooth whitening treatments are a quick, convenient, safe way to revitalize a smile like new. Removing stains formed from daily cups of coffee, richly colored food or simply age, creates a healthier, youthful looking grin.
As the most popular, most effective way to quickly enhance smiles, our patients at Elite Dental can experience up to nine shades of brightness in just over an hour with our in-office tooth whitening system.
Contact us at Dental Elite in Staten Island, NY today to book a quick, convenient tooth whitening treatment, and wake up to a fresh new smile.
The quality of tooth enamel determines the brilliance of one’s smile. Eventual wear down of enamel over time causes teeth to discolor and become dim. Porcelain veneers are a super simple, yet powerful solution to the natural decline in brightness of teeth.
Through the application of an almost paper thin layer of porcelain to the face of teeth, Dr. Acker can drastically improve your first impressions by whitening and brightening the tooth surface. Rather than appearing as a false front, they complement the natural look and texture of teeth through this seamless fusion, and are virtually undetectable.
Porcelain veneers can address the most embarrassing and problematic conditions of teeth. Here are just a few instant results one can experience when choosing treatment with Elite Dental:
Schedule a consultation with Elite Dental of Staten Island to have a one on one consultation about the porcelain veneer treatment that’s right for you.
If the undesirable appearance of your teeth is greatly impacting day to day interactions and relationships, a smile makeover could be the answer to improving your confidence and overall happiness.
Full mouth reconstructive dentistry performed with Dr. Acker at Elite Dental can transform not only the way you look, but feel!
Along with the treatments mentioned above, a smile makeover can also include:
Invisalign is an advanced straightening system that is virtually undetectable, and can correct the most minor to more severe cases of crooked or misaligned teeth. Treatment includes wearing a series of ultra-thin, custom made plastic trays that gently shift teeth into proper place. Invisalign is a particularly choice for someone who is uncomfortable or are embarrassed about wearing unsightly metal brackets and wires.
Visit our Staten Island office at Dental Elite to see if Invisalign is right for you.
Gaps in the mouth can cause discomfort not only with your appearance, but with the healthy function of the teeth, bite and jaw bone. Dental implants are the most comprehensive solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are identical to natural teeth in appearance, and help retain optimal health of surrounding teeth, and can reduce the risk of TMJ disorders caused by gaps and exposed bone structure.
To learn more about dental implants, book an appointment with Dr. Acker today.
A few missing teeth in a row if left untreated, can degenerate many aspects of a healthy mouth. Supporting bone structure can deteriorate, chances of periodontal (gum) disease is increased, along with other effects that are harmful to oral health over time such as a cross bite or speech impediments. Crowns, bridgework and dentures can aid in preventing these conditions.
Tooth replacement treatment can be your answer a healthy, happy, confident smile.
Renew and refresh the vitality and impact your smile can have on your everyday life through the most advanced treatments in cosmetic dentistry at Elite Dental in Staten Island, NY.
Posted on January 6 , 2013 - by admin In Preventive Dentistry
Food giant Kraft has developed a new formula for tooth-whitening chewing gum. The company has claimed improved stability of peroxide in gum compositions, and has filed a patent for tooth-whitening chewing gum that utilizes encapsulated peroxide within the base.
With this new development under way, we at Elite Dental in Staten Island decided to compile some reasons as to why sugar-free gum can help prevent tooth decay. Other than the obvious benefit of pulling food particles from between teeth, chewing sugar-free gum can also prevent decay by increasing saliva flow and releasing milk proteins.
It is important that we emphasize that it is chewing sugar-free gum that helps to prevent decay. Gums with added sugars will only speed up decay by giving harmful bacteria in the mouth a breeding ground to accumulate on teeth and develop into plaque.
When we eat we automatically increase the levels of saliva in the mouth to help digest the food particles in the mouth. The same thing happens when we chew gum, as saliva helps protect our teeth by keeping them clean and strengthening the enamel. It has been found that chewing sugar-free gum regularly helps keep your saliva glands healthy and become more efficient the more we chew.
This increased saliva flow also means that you will have more saliva not only whilst chewing, but also while you are not chewing – giving your mouth a natural protection against foreign bacteria and shielding your teeth from plaque.
At Elite Dental located in Staten Island, we are committed to your total oral health. We believe that prevention is always better than a cure and encourage all our patients to incorporate healthy teeth cleaning habits into their daily routines. At Elite Dental we provide a range of preventive dental treatments to help keep your oral health optimal, such as:
Don’t neglect your mouth; keep your smile beautiful and healthy with the help of Elite Dental, where your comfort, treatment and results are our top priorities.
Posted on December 10 , 2012 - by admin In Cosmetic Dentistry
It has been estimated that up to 50% of Americans do not visit the dentist on a regular basis, and of those people up to 15% avoid dental care because of an immense fear of the dentist! That means at least 30 million Americans are shying away from the dental chair due to a related phobia!
In fact, dental phobias are so common, that they have made a name for it: dentophobia. If you suffer from an intense fear of the dental chair there is now enhanced treatment and care so you don’t suffer anxiety as soon as you walk through the door!
At Elite Dental in Staten Island, we understand your fear of the dentist and as such provide treatments to allow you a relaxed, virtually pain-free dental experience. We offer conscious sedation utilizing sedatives in tandem with Nitrous Oxide. Our principal dentist Dr. Steve Acker is New York State Certified in Conscious Sedation, so you can literally rest easy knowing you are in experienced and capable hands.
If you are contemplating sedation dentistry for your dental treatment, you are an ideal candidate if you:
• Suffer from a high fear of dental treatment or dislike needles or shots.
• Hate the noises, smells or tastes associated with dental care.
• Are afraid or embarrassed by your teeth.
• Require extensive dental work.
• Have had negative dental experiences.
• Have very sensitive teeth.
• Have a strong gag reflex.
• Have difficulty achieving a numb sensation.
• Have limited time to undergo dental restoration.
At Elite Dental in Staten Island, we endeavor to ensure your optimal comfort with each and every visit.
For more information on sedation dentistry or to book an appointment at our Staten Island dental practice, please contact us.
Posted on November 12 , 2012 - by admin In Esthetic Dentistry
Many Americans are unhappy with their smiles, with 25% of Americans admitting that their smile is the one facial feature that they would change to enhance their self-esteem!
That means one quarter of the American population are living day-to-day unhappy with the esthetics of their teeth! That is why at Elite Dental we are committed to whitening, brightening, straightening and restoring beauty to your teeth, to ensure that you can smile, laugh and talk with confidence.
Don’t hide your smile away any longer, at Elite Dental we are devoted to ensuring you can smile with confidence again!
It seems prison inmates are getting worried about their dental health! After suing the prison for the use of dental floss, the prison officials have not yet conceded, claiming they must consider ‘security issues.’
Dental floss may help eliminate tooth decay, but it seems the dental string has been tightly bound to prison escapes and even murders!
At Elite Dental on Staten Island, New York, we endeavour to provide our patients with high quality dental care and treatments. We are dedicated to your complete oral health, and strive to achieve the best results so you always leave our Staten Island dental practice beaming.
Don’t settle for second best – at Elite Dental we provide a wide range of high quality and effective dental treatments to ensure you get the best result every time!
If you are unhappy with your smile and wish for a long lasting solution that doesn’t take months to complete, then CEREC Restorations may be for you. The whole treatment takes just one appointment and after the examination and specifications of your tooth are taken, the creation of the restoration takes just 10 minutes!
Smile with confidence again with us at Elite Dental!
It has already been established that coconut oil produces many benefits in the body which include shiny hair, beautiful skin, weight loss and management, stress relief and increased immunity. It also provides relief from kidney problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, bone strength and is antifungal and antibacterial. It has now been established that even with its myriad of health benefits, coconut oil also helps fight and prevent tooth decay!
Tooth decay is a common problem in America, and is caused by a substantial accumulation of bacteria that produces plaque, which turns to tartar which eats the enamel; causing cavities and decay. Scientists in Ireland have discovered that the oil, in the digested form, attacks the Streptococcus bacteria responsible for decay. By inhibiting the bacteria growth by utilising the oil’s antibacterial properties, the scientists saw a substantial decrease of decay!
At Elite Dental in New York, we know how important dental health is to your overall wellbeing. Poor oral health has been connected to problems such as heart disease, stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and respiratory problems! That is why it is more important than ever to keep to a good oral health regime. To bring you total oral health, we offer a range of preventive dentistry treatments such as:
Your smile is for life which is why it is something you should invest in. Gain your confidence and perfect smile with us at Elite Dental in New York.
Who doesn’t want that perfect smile? If you are after a quick, easy treatment that boasts excellent results, at Elite Dental we have the treatment for you.
Available at Elite Dental in New York, CEREC, an acronym for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a treatment that restores damaged teeth using a new type of durable porcelain material that looks extremely similar to natural tooth enamel; in fact it is the closest match to the natural esthetics of the tooth than any other material in the world.
With CEREC, treatment usually takes just one hour and requires no further bookings or follow-up appointments. There are no moulds taken and no need to send anything off to the laboratory so we do not waste any of your time. The material is compatible with your natural tooth enamel and is plaque-resistant, anti-abrasive and high-grade to ensure your tooth is well protected.
Gone are the days of waiting for a mould to harden in the mouth. With advancements in technology we are now able to take 3D digital impressions with a 3D camera. This allows us to view your teeth and gums intimately without probing inside your mouth.
Computer Aided Software allows us to design every inch of your restored smile before we even touch your mouth, leaving you in comfort and allowing us full control of your restored smile. We then send this data to our on-site milling machine which creates the porcelain products in about 10 minutes. After which the restorations are fitted, polished and bonded, and allowing you to leave smiling with brilliance and confidence.
Posted on March 23 , 2010 - by admin In Uncategorized
Our teeth play an essential role in our lives, but unfortunately for some of us, anxiety or fear of dental work can keep us from receiving the adequate care we require.
Eliminating your dental phobia is crucial as, research indicates that inadequate oral health and gum problems may influence the severity of numerous other health conditions. If you suffer from dental phobia, sedition dentistry or visiting an IV sedation dentist is an ideal dental phobia treatment.
A Sleep dentist usually uses an IV sedation device, which refers to the use of anaesthesia delivered intravenously. Using an IV sedation pump, the dental phobia dentist brings patients to a state where they do not feel anything, though they are capable of breathing on their own.
IV sedation dentists know that dental phobia is debilitating and can have a number of negative effects on your health; that’s why they have the best sedation techniques to eliminate your phobia.
Intravenous sedation dentistry has a number of benefits for those who suffer from dental phobia. If you are reluctant to receive dental treatments because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the dental treatment.
Sedation dentistry is an ideal option if you have trouble becoming numb with usual dental injections or have a fear of needles. It is also beneficial if you experience sensitive teeth or require multiple dental procedures, such as a complete smile makeover.
Sedation dentistry can make you feel completely comfortable, relaxed and insure you have a pain free dental experience. By visiting an anxiety free dentist they can help you conquer your dental anxieties and fear by allowing you to receive the dental care you need.