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Flatlands Dental Office

Flatlands Dental Office

Staying educated and on the cutting edge of dental technology, Abraham Esses, DDS, at our Flatlands dental office, now offers tooth colored, composite dental fillings. Stronger and more durable, they were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. Composite dental fillings give you a very natural looking smile and many dental insurance plans cover them. Dr. Esses precisely applies composite resin fillings in thin layers and slowly builds them up to form your entire filling. After each layer is applied, you will be put under a bright dental light that will harden each layer until the filling is complete. These composite fillings require less of the healthy part of your tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place because the materials used at our Flatlands dental office bond so well to your teeth. In order to make sure that your bite remains correct, a special articulating paper will be used before the final polishing to fine-tune the height of your dental filling.

Dental Fillings Flatlands

Composite Dental Fillings Flatlands

When so many cosmetic procedures these days are leaning toward a more natural look, we want you to expect the same when it comes to your dental fillings at our Flatlands dental office. Composite dental fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds and look remarkably like your natural teeth. Mostly used on the front teeth where you really want the look to be more natural, composite dental fillings can also be used on some back teeth, depending on location and the extent of any tooth decay.

These tooth-colored composite dental fillings are preferred for the obvious cosmetic reasons, but if the decayed area is too large, or is subjected to heavy chewing pressure, we may have to recommend a different type of material or restoration. Whatever the recommendation is, however, we keep current with advances in modern dental materials, techniques and breakthroughs and are dedicated to providing you with the most pleasing, natural looking smile available. Dr. Esses is a recognized expert in his field and has been making smiles brighter for many years.

Dental Fillings Flatlands
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700

General Dentist Flatlands

General Dentist Flatlands

These days, while lots of people suffering from malocclusions (teeth that aren’t properly aligned) still receive more traditional orthodontic care involving conventional braces, there are alternatives to having conspicuous metal hardware in their mouths for years on end. One of the alternatives our Flatlands general dentists offer at the dental office of Abraham Esses, DDS, is an orthodontic program called, “Invisalign.” Though you’ve probably heard something about this technique from friends or from advertisements, we’d like to tell you about Invisalign’s pros and cons in a little more detail. Like many medical treatments, whether it’s a good option for a particular person all depends on that patient’s unique needs and preferences.

Invisible Braces Flatlands

Invisible Braces Flatlands

Let’s start off by listing some of Invisalign’s advantages over regular metal braces. First, as you might expect from the name, it’s very hard to tell when people who are undergoing Invisalign therapy. This is because, instead of chunks of metal and strings of wire, Invisalign uses a series of removable retainers that fit discreetly (and more comfortably) over teeth. Only you and our Flatlands general dentists will know that you’re wearing them! Because the retainers are removable, other advantages include enabling wearers to eat and drink what you want, and to brush and floss how they used to.

Unfortunately, however, we here at the Flatlands general dentist practice of Abraham Esses, DDS, have to let you know about a couple of Invisalign’s disadvantages as well. One of the big ones is that the retainers aren’t able to address certain kinds of misalignments as well as braces can, meaning that some folks aren’t able to rely entirely on Invisalign for teeth straightening. The other probably is that, because, retainers can be removed at will, some patients don’t end up wearing them as much as they’re supposed to. This leads to orthodontic treatment that lasts for a lot longer than planned.

Of course, there’s really only one way to find out for sure if Invisalign is a viable option for taking care of your orthodontic needs, and that’s to pay Abraham Esses, DDS, a visit. Dr. Esses is an expert when it comes to getting teeth straightened out, and he’s eager to take a look inside your mouth. Set up an appointment over the phone or over the web today!

Invisalign Orthodontics Flatlands
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700