Smiles on the Upper West Side
At Smiles on the Upper Westside, our goal is to help our patients maintain their oral health and to care for and protect their natural teeth. Maintaining oral health includes good home care and regular visits to our office for preventive care, which includes oral examinations and cleanings. Even with excellent care, however, teeth and gums can be susceptible to disease, infection, cavities, cracks, or other forms of damage.
Call 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.
Full mouth rehabilitation is the complex process of rebuilding a smile that has been damaged by dental disease and/or cosmetic issues. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Massiah and Dr. Smolen, and our periodontist, Dr. Narian are here to design your new smile! Dr. Massiah and Dr. Smolen are both clinical instructors for New York University’s college of dentistry Full Mouth Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program. Together they offer experienced and high-quality care of complete rehabilitation of your smile and oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the appearance of a smile that is healthy but unsightly. If you have any existing dental disease, we will treat it before we begin your cosmetic dental work. Common cosmetic dentistry procedures, which may be used alone or in combination, include:
Restorative dentistry is designed to save teeth that have developed issues. The right restorative dentistry procedure can restore oral health and minimize the risk of developing problems with the treated tooth in the future. Restorative dentistry includes:
Periodontics is the dentistry of the structures that support the teeth. For a variety of reasons, the gums, soft tissues, and even bones surrounding the teeth can become damaged or infected. Periodontal procedures can clear up these issues before they worsen into tooth shifting or loss. In addition, periodontics can correct cosmetic issues, and can even help prepare the jawbones and gums for dental implants. Common periodontal treatments include:
- Laser Periodontal Surgery
- Gum Grafting
- Bone Grafting
- Crown Lengthening
- Bone Regeneration
- Ridge Preservation
Dental implants have become the gold standard to replace missing or failing teeth. There are several different dental implant procedures that can be used, depending on your needs:
- Full Arch with Only Four Implants
TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. There are many different possible causes, and various muscles, discs, and ligaments may be involved. TMJ disorders typically cause pain, popping, clicking, and locking in the jaw, and can worsen over time. Therefore, it is important to have a thorough assessment and treatment plan as soon as possible.
Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign uses comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible medical grade aligners to gently shift teeth into position. Invisalign offers a number of advantages over traditional braces, from the ability to remove them for oral hygiene to far fewer dentist visits. We will help you decide whether Invisalign is the right choice for you.
If you’re ready to get started with a highly experienced, patient-centered dental team that truly listens, call 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.