Commonly Asked Questions
What is a dental bridge?
One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a change in bite, shifting of the teeth, problems speaking, and a greater chance of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges including:
- Conventional fixed bridges
- Cantilever bridges
- Resin-bonded bridges
How is tooth bonding done?
Dr. Daniel Mishaan, widely considered New York’s best dentist, recommends that your first step towards replacing missing teeth be to visit your dentist to get your mouth evaluated. Dr. Mishaan can examine the health of your gums and other teeth to decide if you are a proper candidate for a dental bridge. If everything checks out, the procedure can begin. First a local anesthetic is applied so Dr. Mishaan can prepare the surrounding teeth that are going to support the bridge. In some cases, the surrounding teeth are decay or broken and must be built back up or strengthened to properly support the bridge. Next, Dr. Mishaan takes an impression of the prepared teeth with a putty-like material that is used to create a model of your teeth. Your bridge is fabricated based on this model by a skilled lab technician so that it precisely fits the prepared teeth. It is important that your restoration fit perfectly to avoid additional oral health problems such as tooth decay. Finally, once the bridge is returned from the lab, Dr. Mishaan will fit and cement the bridge in place.
How long do the bonds last?
If you exercise proper dental hygiene and visit your dentist for regular checkups, your bridges can last for many years. There are a number of variables that can affect bridge longevity, though it is not uncommon for a dental bridge to last for 10 to 20 years..
How do I take care of my bridge?
It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice
Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.
Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.
Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.
In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.
His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:
- General Exams & Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
- Emergency Care
We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D
241 West 37th Street
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122