Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
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Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

A Guide to Dental Implants

When teeth are missing or greatly damaged, healthy teeth in the surrounding area may be subject to decay and shifting that could be detrimental to their structure. There are many ways to restore problematic teeth before they cause extensive harm to your smile, but none are more permanent, durable, or natural-looking as dental implants. The restoration process with Dr. Michael J. Wei using dental implants does take more time than other tooth replacement solutions, but the results last a lifetime.

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What are dental implants made of?

There are two components to dental implants: roots and teeth. The root is a type of screw that affixes to the jaw, and it is usually crafted from titanium, a strong, corrosion-resistant metal. Depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the tooth caps applied to the roots may be single teeth or small clusters of teeth that are bridged over an area. Since dental implants can be easily crafted for multiple teeth, they are an excellent alternative to dentures. Here are some of the other reasons one might consider dental implants:

  • Existing restorations have broken: Not all dental restorations are permanent, so you may desire a long-term solution if your current crown or bridge has broken.
  • Teeth have been lost due to periodontitis: Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and it can leave few options for dental restoration. Dental implants provide a comfortable solution that will feel just like your natural teeth.

Is treatment painful?

The process for getting dental implants is fairly simple, and it is typically performed under twilight sedation so there is little discomfort. Typically, the restorations take multiple office visits, as the root implants need time to heal and bond to the jawbone.

How do you care for your new teeth?

Dental implants look and act like natural teeth, so they do not require any special care beyond your regular dental hygiene routine. Problems with the new teeth are rare, but if issues do arise, Dr. Michael J. Wei will perform repairs at no additional cost.

Start planning your dental implant treatment with Dr. Michael J. Wei by calling our office at (212) 982-4080. We can help you achieve the smile you dream of using the latest restorative and cosmetic services.

New York City Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei Providing Porcelain Tooth Crowns

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is helping Manhattan and New York City area people who have significantly damaged teeth get an attractive new smile with porcelain tooth crowns. Porcelain tooth crowns are a popular dental procedure for people with damaged smiles such as chipped or cracked teeth, or a large cavity in a tooth. Today’s modern porcelain materials allow cosmetic dentists like Dr. Wei to repair teeth and improve smiles with a strong and durable material that can last for decades.

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Porcelain Tooth Crowns can be used for:

* Filling embarrassing spaces or gaps between teeth;

* Repairing chips and cracks in teeth;

* Shaping teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken or damaged;

* Whitening teeth that are discolored or dull.

* Providing natural-looking white teeth - All porcelain tooth crowns look completely natural and provide a bright-white new smile that improves overall appearance.

Porcelain tooth crowns are custom-made in Dr. Wei’s dental lab to cover a tooth and restore damage or other structural issues. A patient’s first appointment includes preparing the tooth, taking an impression of the tooth, and attaching a temporary crown. Between visits, Dr. Wei’s dental lab creates the custom tooth restorations which are designed to repair the tooth and compliment the smile. During the last appointment, Dr. Wei removes the temporary and permanently installs the permanent porcelain tooth crown.

“Porcelain crowns are designed to give you a smile makeover  and repair your teeth to correct your bite and enhance your overall appearance.” stated Dr. Michael J. Wei. “ The result is a smile makeover that makes our clients want to show off their smiles to the world.”

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry services offered by Dr. Michael J. Wei or to schedule your complimentary consultation, call (212) 982-4080.

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About Dr. Michael J. Wei - Manhattan New York City Cosmetic Dentist

Manhattan New York City dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is one of  NYC’s best dentists specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants, porcelain dental crowns, porcelain veneers and more. Call (212) 982-4080 for your free consultation or appointment.

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Visiting the dentist can be a pleasant and relaxing experience that will help your teeth and gums stay healthy for life. The office of Dr. Michael J. Wei is designed for optimum patient comfort so that you can feel relaxed during even the most complex procedures. Learn about our general and cosmetic dentistry services by calling (212) 982-4080 or visiting our website.

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Understanding Dental Sedation: Myths Behind Dental Sedation

Dental sedation can help you feel much more comfortable and relaxed in the dentist’s chair, especially if you are prone to anxiety during dental exams.

This video debunks some common myths about sedation in dentistry to help you understand the process. Patients are under twilight anesthesia, so they remain awake and responsive, but they may not remember the dental visit. You will not be fully asleep during the exam. If you are going to use sedation dentistry, you should reserve the remainder of the day to rest and allow the effects of the medication to wear off naturally.

For all of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs, visit Dr. Michael J. Wei, D.D.S., P.C. You can schedule an appointment for your next visit on our website or by calling (212) 982-4080.

Reasons Why You Might Need to Have a Tooth Extraction

Teeth that are damaged or poorly positioned in the mouth can cause the surrounding soft tissues to become infected, which would necessitate extensive reconstructive procedures to restore the function of your mouth. Tooth extraction is the process of removing these problem teeth before they become destructive. The procedure is relatively painless since it is performed while the patient is under sedation. Once the tooth is removed, it can be replaced with either a dental bridge or dental implant depending on what is most appropriate for your circumstances. Here are some of the leading causes that motivate patients to undergo tooth extraction:

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  • Injury: A chipped, cracked or broken tooth can be extremely painful, as the damage to the hard exterior of the tooth reveals the sensitive pulp within. Some minor injuries can be remedied with root canals, but when there is not enough of the tooth surface to salvage, extractions will be more successful.
  • Periodontal Disease: When the gums are suffering from advanced stages of periodontitis, they will be unable to support the teeth. In areas where the damage is extensive, part of your gum treatment may include tooth extraction. The gums will need to be restored before artificial teeth can be placed.
  • Poor Tooth Position: A distinct advantage of tooth extraction is that it allows for cosmetic improvements to be made for straighter, brighter teeth. Whether you are only bothered by a few single teeth or you want a complete smile makeover, tooth extraction can be an important part of your transformation.

If you have a tooth causing you pain or discomfort, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei by calling (212) 982-4080 or visiting our website. Our office provides a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

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