From cosmetic dentistry to full-mouth rehabilitation, our practice is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
Old, unsightly mercury alloy fillings can be removed and replaced. Porcelain restorations can hold and strengthen your tooth structure as mercury fillings often crack and break teeth because they are not bonded to the surrounding tooth structure. Porcelain fillings are also used in lieu of crowns because they keep the natural shape and form of the tooth. Porcelain fillings offer patients metal-free dentistry, which allows light to flow through and reflect off the teeth, leaving a more natural smile. If you would like to remove your unsightly amalgam fillings, speak with Dr. Landisi today!
Crowns & Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
Bridges & Dentures
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.
Pediatric Dental Care
We take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.
The Zoom Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter the first few days after the procedure. Ask us today about Zoom Bleaching. Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself!
Many cosmetic dental problems can be permanently resolved or improved with porcelain veneers. Whether you have chipped, gapped, stained or mis-aligned teeth, porcelain veneers may be the answer. This wafer-thin porcelain is form-fitted to each individual problem tooth. As strong as one's own teeth, these veneers resist future discoloration and chipping. Only one or two visits are required to have the perfect smile. If you have any questions about improving your smile, speak with Dr. Landisi today!
Pelham Bay Dental Associates is proud to offer Invisalign®. The Invisalign® system employs clear plastic "aligners", worn for about two weeks at a time until the desired tooth movement has occurred. This is continued until the teeth are in the correct position.
Did you know that even the loss of one tooth might result in the tipping, drifting and erupting of neighboring and opposing teeth? The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. There may be a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face resulting in an older facial appearance and noticeable facial lines. Dr. Landisi considers all these factors when determining how best to achieve dental aesthetics that are in harmony with your physiology.
If you snore, you are not alone. Statistics indicate that approximately 40% of adults over the age of 40 snore some or all the time. That number will continue to grow, because the factors that cause snoring continue to be prevalent in our population. Normal, smooth, unobstructed breathing is a key to getting a restful night's sleep! Our team has been specially trained in dealing with sleep and snoring problems.
When a tooth gets infected because bacteria is present in a deep cavity and it enters the nerve, the result is a very painful condition known as an abscess. A root canal is a treatment used to clean out an infected tooth and save it from being extracted. At times injury or fracture of a tooth may also require a root canal especially if the fracture results in the nerve being exposed to bacteria in the mouth. Front teeth are most susceptible to traumatic injury especially when participating in contact sports without the use of a proper mouth guard. Contrary to what many people think, most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.
FRACTURED JAW: Contact us or go to a hospital emergency immediately!
TOOTH KNOCKED OUT, BROKEN, CHIPPED OR LOOSENED TOOTH: See us immediately, even if you are not in any pain.
ABSCESS OR TOOTHACHE: See us as soon as possible. If you have any questions on what to do when a dental emergency occurs, speak with us today!
Only your dentist can determine whether or not extraction is the right solution for you. Wisdom teeth can create problems when there is not enough room in your jaw. They can become impacted, which can damage the root of the molar in front and they can also cause straight teeth to become crowded and overlapped. At other times, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, leaving you prone to recurrent infection or decay. If you're in pain don't wait! Talk to Dr. Landisi today!
As we age, we expect our appearance to change. Teeth will darken, lips will sag, gums will recede and teeth may need to be replaced. Not anymore! You don't have to have an aging smile. In addition to preventing some of the effects of aging through excellent oral hygiene and frequent dental visits, we can even reverse some once they have occurred! Laminate Veneers, Tooth Whitening and Bonding are three easy, relatively inexpensive ways to regain the youthfulness of your smile. So don't let an aging smile add unwanted years to your appearance. Talk to Dr. Landisi today!
Pelham Bay Dental offers the latest in computer generated dental x-rays. Images of your teeth appear quickly on screen and are larger and easier to see, helping you understand diagnosis and treatment planning. Film and developer are no longer required making this technology environmentally friendly! Digital radiography is another way Pelham Bay Dental Associates create a pleasant and efficient dental experience for you!
This small video camera allows us to photograph any areas of concern in your mouth - both periodontal and restorative. By seeing and understanding what we see, you are better able to make informed decisions about your treatment.