At Meridian Dental Group, we aim to provide the most current and reliable services in the dental field. We have listed the most common services above with brief descriptions.
Preventive Dental Care
Prevention is the key to a healthy and beautiful smile. We believe in having routine exams and x-rays to prevent minor existing conditions from becoming serious problems.
Professional cleanings are needed every 3, 4 or 6 months depending on each individual’s dental needs. We will make that assessment during the exam and provide our patients with the best schedule for their cleanings. Our office provides ultrasonic and manual cleanings as well as scaling and root planning procedures.
Throughout all the stresses that we put our joints through, patients may not realize that the soreness or pain they are experiencing in their jaw or ears may be due to stresses on their Temporal Mandibular Joint. We custom fabricate appliances to help alleviate those stresses and prevent further damage and pain.
Restorative Dental Care
These are tooth colored fillings that are custom chosen to match and blend into your teeth so they are inconspicuous, unlike older amalgam (silver) fillings. Amalgam restorations containing mercury also break down over time leading to leakage of bacteria and decay under the restoration. With composite restorations, they are bonded to the tooth structure which lessens the chance for leakage.
During an oral examination, a visual inspection is performed to detect normal and abnormal structures of the entire mouth, head and neck. Along with radiographs, an examination deteThere are a multitude of options for crowns available for our patients depending on the dental situation and/or need. All crowns are full coverage restorations that help to restore broken down teeth to their original shape, form and function. Non-metal crowns are aesthetically pleasing while still having the strength of traditional porcelain-metal crowns. The shade is custom chosen to blend with your teeth andwith no metal they do not cast the dark black edges that some porcelain-metal crowns do.
When teeth have large amounts of decay, or when they have been fractured to the extent that too much of the natural tooth structure has been loss, and inlay or onlay maybe the solution. This procedure allows the doctor to conserve more tooth structure than placing a crown. Inlays and onlays can be made from durable porcelain and other non-metal materials that are custom matched to your tooth color. This restoration is then securely bonded to your tooth adding structural integrity while preserving as much natural tooth structure possible. They are virtually undetectable after placement.
Root Canal Therapy is a procedure that allows a person to save their tooth after the nerve has become infected or injured. This is a great alternative considering the only other option would be to have the tooth removed. The doctor would clean out the infected tooth internally and then seal it to protect it from future infection. It is recommended to place a crown after root canal therapy to protect it.
A smile is not just in the teeth but in our entire face. Here at Meridian Dental Group, we concentrate on enhancing and rejuvenating the overall aesthetic appearance of a confident and beautiful smile. With a wide array of options, we will evaluate your smile and suggest individual or a combination of treatments that can enhance the smile in different ways.
There are a variety of options that will be discussed with you upon evaluation of your individual needs. From someone who needs just a “touch up” to stubborn teeth that don’t seem to whiten with traditional methods of dental whitening. We are able to improve all smiles with dental whitening (even teeth deeply stained by medications). Please ask us about Kor Deep Bleeching which is excellent for heavily stained or stubborn teeth.
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching is the newest, most revolutionary and effective teeth whitening system ever developed. Unlike typical teeth whitening procedures:
• KöR Whitening is so effective; it is the only recognized system in the world that will even whiten tetracycline (dark) stained teeth, previously thought to be impossible.
• With easy periodic at-home maintenance your teeth will stay white permanently, even while you continue to drink red wine, tea, coffee etc.
• During the whitening process nearly all patients experience only low to typically no teeth sensitivity.
This procedure is comfortable and 100% safe for your teeth and gums. The result is a radiantly white, natural appearing smile that you will LOVE! It’s perfect for everyone, from 14 to 90!
When the decision is made to consider veneers, many aspects of the patients teeth need to be taken into consideration. Our veneers are selected and designed with you to achieve your most natural and beautiful smile. Attention is paid to the color, shape, size and proportions of your teeth in reference to your facial structure. Different levels of translucency can also be chosen to transmit the proper amount of light which is crucial in achieving results that emulate the vitality of natural enamel. During your consultation with your doctor, specific features that will enhance your smile and make it personal can be discussed. A model of your veneers can also be requested so a “preview” of your new smile can be seen.
Invisalign is a clear and virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign provides exceptional results for spacing, crowded or crooked teeth. If you are someone that has always wanted a more even smile but have been deterred by the look of traditional braces, this may be the way to perfect your smile. Come in for a consultation by our Invisalign certified doctors to see what the best solution for you may be.
AcceleDent uses SoftPulse Technology ™ to help your current orthodontic treatment work faster. It does this by generating small vibrations called micropulses to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as they are guided by your orthodontics. The micro pulses can also help to make your orthodontic experience more comfortable.
Proven – Demonstrated safe and effective in US clinical trials
Safe – Cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration and available only prescription from your orthodontist
Simple – Requires on 20 minutes a day of hands-free use at home, so you can text, read, watch TV or listen to music
As your know there is more to a beautiful, youthful smile than just the teeth. We smile with our entire face and sometimes the stresses of everyday life and our environment cause us to look worn and tired. With Botox Cosmetic, we are able to relax and smooth fine lines and wrinkles so you can look just as refreshed and bright as your smile.
At Meridian Dental Group, we have in force an entire team to take care of your needs. In house specialists for specialty procedures are available in the comfort of one dental office. We are also well connected with many specialists in the Manhattan area that are highly qualified in all fields that our patients may require. Our strong relationships with them will insure that you are always provided with the best care for your oral health.
Sometimes despite out efforts to save out teeth, they are lost due to trauma or disease. When this happens, dental implants are the current standard of care and an excellent choice to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. Our specialists are highly qualified to place dental implants which will replicate the natural function and appearance of your teeth.
Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
With an in house periodontist as part of our team, we are ready to take care of all your needs when it comes to your periodontal health. Whether it be gum grafting (for areas of recession), cosmetic gum lifts (to improve gummy smiles) or treatments to improve your periodontal health, you can be assured that you will receive the proper attention you need. Schedule a consultation for more information.