209 NYC Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

About Practice

Welcome to 209 NYC Dental! Nestled in the heart of the midtown NYC, we are the oldest continuing dental practice in New York State. Established in 1887, we have a legacy of excellence, a sense of responsibility for our patients and bragging rights as one of the best places to take care of your teeth. All with good reason: at 209 NYC Dental, we treat people, not teeth.

209 NYC Dental can handle all of your dental needs right here in NYC, from routine cleanings, to dental implants, from whitening to more advanced cosmetic dentistry, we are the best.

One of our most important services we offer is also the most routine. A routine hygiene appointment with us is not just a regular dental cleaning in NYC. Regular appointments with one of our highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated dental hygienists will help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. These New York State-licensed dental professionals are specially trained in preventive dental care, to keep your mouth healthy and happy. No matter how complicated your dental care has been, from simple fillings or crowns, to implants and cosmetic surgery, our hygienist can help you maintain the new restorations for years and years to come. Our hygienists, like everyone in our practice, are dedicated to continuing education at the highest level. We encourage each hygienist to attend multiple continuing education courses every year (beyond the minimum required by law) in order to ensure that our patients continue to receive the very best care. Our NYC dental cleanings are done with a personal touch - and during every appointment with the hygienist, the patient is also examined by a doctor.

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209 NYC Dental

Welcome to 209 NYC Dental! Nestled in the heart of the midtown NYC, we are the oldest continuing dental practice in New York State. Established in 1887, we have a legacy of excellence, a sense of responsibility for our patients and bragging rights as one of the best places to take care of your teeth. All with good reason: at 209 NYC Dental, we treat people, not teeth.

209 NYC Dental can handle all of your dental needs right here in NYC, from routine cleanings, to dental implants, from whitening to more advanced cosmetic dentistry, we are the best.

One of our most important services we offer is also the most routine. A routine hygiene appointment with us is not just a regular dental cleaning in NYC. Regular appointments with one of our highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated dental hygienists will help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. These New York State-licensed dental professionals are specially trained in preventive dental care, to keep your mouth healthy and happy. No matter how complicated your dental care has been, from simple fillings or crowns, to implants and cosmetic surgery, our hygienist can help you maintain the new restorations for years and years to come. Our hygienists, like everyone in our practice, are dedicated to continuing education at the highest level. We encourage each hygienist to attend multiple continuing education courses every year (beyond the minimum required by law) in order to ensure that our patients continue to receive the very best care. Our NYC dental cleanings are done with a personal touch - and during every appointment with the hygienist, the patient is also examined by a doctor.


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Our Office

209 NYC Dental can handle all of your dental needs right here in NYC, from routine cleanings, to dental implants, from whitening to more advanced cosmetic dentistry, we are the best. Call to book your appointment today!

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Check Up and Cleaning

Are you looking to schedule a check up and cleaning in New York City?

A check up and cleaning or a routine hygiene appointment at 209 NYC Dental is anything but routine. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regular appointments with one of our highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated dental hygienists at 209 NYC Dental will help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. State of the art technology, such as digital radiography ensures you are treated with the latest and most efficient techniques available.

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Implants

Are you looking for dental implants? Despite advances in dental hygiene, many people suffer from tooth loss. Dental implants integrate with your own bones, making them a wonderful solution to this problem. Benefits of using implants include an improved appearance, speech and comfort, easier eating, durability, convenience, improved confidence and greater overall oral health. Amazingly there is, no need for extra hygiene products or adhesives, and no embarrassing slips of your dentures or partials - the implant is as close to your own teeth as you can get!
Excited? Schedule an appointment with our highly-trained professionals to get all of your questions answered.

WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?


Implants are artificial titanium roots that replace missing teeth. A tooth has two main sections, the root and the crown. The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gumline. When a tooth is lost or extracted, a dental implant acts as an artificial replacement for the root.

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Root Canal

Do you need a root canal? Don’t be nervous, 209 NYC Dental will walk you through every step. Schedule your appointment now and let us take your discomfort away with ease.

Symptoms of a root canal include pain, tenderness, gum swelling and tooth sensitivity. Though all these indicators may make you a contender, only your root canal specialist can properly diagnose your needs. Make an appointment with the best! Our expert dentists are at the top of their game and ready to make your experience virtually pain free.

Still worried about the actual procedure? Let 209 NYC Dental clear your mind: A root canal procedure is performed when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, inflamed, or dies.

Causes of these conditions include deep decay, a fracture in the tooth, or trauma. The procedure for a root canal is to make a small access opening in the tooth (after dental anesthesia is obtained), and using small, thin, sterile instruments called endodontic files, the dentist will clean and shape the small, thin canal(s) of the tooth. After the canal(s) is/are cleaned and shaped, a biocompatible material, called gutta percha, is placed within the canal(s) with a special adhesive cement to make sure that no other bacteria or debris enter the canal(s). After completion of the root canal procedure, your dentist will determine if a post and crown will be required to restore the tooth. In some cases very little additional work is needed.

Feel free to schedule an appointment for more information. We’re here to help!

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Oral Surgery

Are you in need of oral surgery? Schedule an appointment today for a full consultation.

Oral Surgery can be daunting. How do you find the right doctor? The best oral surgeons are a blend of top-notch education, technical skill, and compassion. Our surgeons at 209 NYC Dental are highly educated and at the forefront of their field, continually receiving education on the latest techniques and resources. They practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in NYC, with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. We can diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures. Our oral surgeons can also perform two types of sinus lifts.

Wondering what happens after surgery? Get more information on post-op instructions.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you interested in cosmetic dentistry? See what a smile makeover could do for you and schedule a consultation today.
Our skilled, experienced cosmetic dentists at 209 NYC Dental can help to improve both your appearance and your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of the teeth, creating a positive change to your smile. Most think of teeth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can help with aesthetic bonding, crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, dentures and even cosmetic gum reshaping.

Interested? Schedule an appointment today!

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Invisalign

IS INVISALIGN FOR YOU?

Using a set of clear trays, Invisalign progressively straightens your teeth while being virtually invisible - without the need for unsightly orthodontia and with minimal interruption to your daily routine. Unlike traditional braces, Invisilign trays are removable – making it far easier to keep up your normal dental routine of brushing and flossing. Invisilign is perfect for both teens and adults and is not just for cosmetic dentistry alone.  Straighter teeth are easier to clean, leading to healthier gums, preventing tooth decay, aiding in digestion and promoting overall periodontal health.
Would you like more information? Schedule an appointment and the team at 209 NYC Dental will be happy to help!

WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

Invisalign® is the invisible and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without using unsightly wires and braces. This state-of-the-art system uses three dimensional computer imaging technology to fabricate a series of clear invisible plastic aligners and is considered an excellent substitute for conventional braces. We use a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. No one would know you are wearing these aligners as they are virtually invisible. Additionally, you can eat food without discomfort and you will be able to maintain better home care because the aligners are removed during eating and while cleaning your teeth. The Invisalign® process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position. You'll visit us frequently to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 11 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

THE ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN:

It's removable for good hygiene – You can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Cleanings are quicker and easier than with traditional orthodontics. There are no brackets or wires to clean around.

You can eat when you want – The aligners are removable and should be removed when you eat. Therefore you can eat anything and anytime.

Straighter teeth can lead to healthier gums – Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than the teeth that are crowded, crooked or spaced too far apart. Properly positioned teeth promote periodontal health.

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Periodontics

Are you looking for a periodontist in New York? Schedule an appointment with the best NYC hast to offer – even if you think your gum issues are insignificant, now is the time to act.

Sometimes you need more than a dentist. Oral inflammation is a sign of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, and require an expert in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care plan. Since gingivitis is linked to more systemic issues such as heart disease, it’s important you don’t ignore this red flag. A periodontist is a dentist with this expertise, and through techniques such as crown lengthening, soft tissue grafts, scaling and other periodontal services, 209 NYC Dental can help you get your oral health back on track.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.

 

  • Malocclusion
  • Smoking or Tobacco Use
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Habits - Bruxism (graining or clenching teeth)
Periodontal disease comes in many forms.

 

GINGIVITIS

is perhaps the mildest form of gum disease. While the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily, there is very little to no discomfort associated at this stage of the disease. Through a good oral hygiene regimen and treatment from your dentist, the results of gingivitis can be reversed.

PERIODONTITIS

is another form of periodontal disease and can be aggressive or chronic. Aggressive periodontitis displays rapid bone destruction and attachment loss in clinically healthy patients. Chronic periodontitis is one of the most common forms of periodontal disease and is frequently seen in adults. The stages progress slowly and can be recognized by gum recession and pocket formation.

Aggressive periodontitis occurs in patients who are otherwise clinically healthy. Common features include rapid loss of gum tissue and severe bone destruction. This can often occur in very young patients.

Chronic periodontitis results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth. This leads to loss of the periodontal attachment and underlying bone. This is the most frequently occurring form of periodontitis and is characterized by pocket formation and/or recession of the gingiva. It is prevalent in adults, but can occur at any age. Progression of attachment and bone loss usually occurs slowly, but periods of rapid progression can occur.

Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases often begins at a young age. Systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are associated with this form of periodontitis.

 

There is growing evidence that connects periodontal disease to other systemic diseases. Bacteria present in the mouth can access to the blood stream through ulcers which are present in infected periodontal pockets. These bacteria can cause infection in blood vessels, heart and other organs. Furthermore, in response to periodontal infection our body secretes inflammatory mediators, which are molecules that are intended to fight and contain the infection. These molecules, although protective in the site of infection, can cause harmful effects in other part of the body. Inflammatory response to bacteria in the mouth may be the cause behind the periodontal-systemic health link. Many of the diseases associated with periodontal disease are also considered to be systemic inflammatory disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease and even certain forms of cancer, suggesting that inflammation itself may be the basis for the connection.

Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection characterized by necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and jawbone. These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals with systemic conditions such as HIV infection, malnutrition and immunosuppression.

TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist can prevent periodontal disease. Daily brushing and flossing can keep plaque to a minimum and, in conjunction with professional cleanings 2-4 times a year, can keep your teeth healthy for life. Treatment of periodontal disease consists of non-surgical and surgical treatment. The first line of treatment is usually non-surgical. It is intended to remove bacteria by removing tartar deposits and to reduce gum inflammation. Surgical treatment is needed when the initial infection is in the jawbone and cannot be eliminated by non-surgical methods. Surgical treatment may allow regeneration of the bone that was lost as a result of the infection.

NON-SURGICAL

Even when periodontal disease is in a fairly advanced stage, it is possible to improve or even reverse the condition with non-surgical procedures. Depending on the type of disease and its severity, one of these approaches may be suggested by your doctor.

SCALING

This process can be done above or below the gum line and involves the scraping and removal of plaque and calculus (tartar) from the tooth. Scaling done at regular teeth cleanings usually involves the crown of the tooth. However, in more extreme circumstances, it is necessary to go further below the gum line to thoroughly remove disease causing bacteria and their by-products (toxins) on the root surface. In very advanced cases, flap surgery or gingivectomy may be necessary to allow the doctor free access to the infected tooth root.

ROOT PLANING

After the thorough cleaning of the tooth surface has been completed above and below the gum line, the root of the tooth undergoes a process called planing. This is a process of smoothing the root of the tooth so that any remaining tartar is removed. This also serves two other purposes: it clears away any rough areas that bacteria below the gum line thrive in, and it makes it much easier for the gingival (gum) tissue to re-attach itself to the tooth, effectively reducing the size of the pockets that the plaque and bacteria hide in. This re-growth of tissue is a key in stopping a recurrence of gum disease and happens very quickly once the calculus has been removed.

ARESTIN® OR ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT

Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection, the use of an antibiotic is an important part of controlling the disease. The antibiotic helps to stop the bacteria which causes periodontal disease.

ARESTIN® is a prescription product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form.

This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures are finished.

ARESTIN® powder contains "Microspheres," which are tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there.

ARESTIN® Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after SRP. In clinical studies, ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone. ARESTIN® also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pockets compared to scaling and root planing alone.

You'll also find these important guidelines useful after treatment with ARESTIN® :

  • Avoid touching treated areas
  • Resume your normal brushing routine 12 hours after treatment
  • Wait 10 days before using floss, or other devices designed to clean between teeth
  • Resume practice of good oral hygiene, brushing 3 times a day and flossing daily
  • For 1 week, avoid foods that could hurt your gums
  • Be sure to return for your follow-up appointments, since gum disease can recur and needs to be checked regularly
SURGICAL TREATMENT

When non-surgical treatment does not improve one's periodontal health periodontal surgery is recommended to treat the disease. The following procedures may be advised, osseous surgery, bone graft and bone regeneration. If a tooth has been lost due to periodontal disease, dental implants are always an option for permanent tooth replacement.

Bone and gum tissue should be firmly attached to the teeth. When one has periodontal disease the supporting tissue of the teeth and bone is destroyed forming "pockets" around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth it accumulates and advances deeper under the gum tissue. Bone is lost, gums bleedand teeth become mobile. Surgical intervention may be needed.

OSSEOUS SURGERY

Osseous surgery is recommended when the pockets are too deep to be treated non-surgically. During the procedure, periodontist folds back the gum tissue to remove the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.

BONE GRAFT AND BONE REGENERATION

When the bone supporting the teeth has been destroyed bone graft and bone regeneration procedures are recommend in addition to the osseous surgery. This procedure can reverse some of the damage. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins are used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

BENEFITS OF THE OSSEOUS SURGERY BONE GRAFT AND BONE REGENERATION

Elimination of the existing bacteria, pocket reduction and bone and tissue regeneration are important steps to reverse the damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease and to prevent the disease recurrence. More information on periodontal disease and periodontal – systemic health connection can be found on the web site of The American Academy of Periodontology.

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers
Empire Plan
GEHA
Guardian
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
MetLife
Multiplan, Inc.
Testimonials

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    "Everyone from the receptionists to the assistants are extremely nice and professional. I cannot say enough good things about this practice. "

    Christie A.
  • Yelp

    "The staff at the front desk were very nice and the appointment set-up, check-in, check-out, was a breeze. Everyone here really seems to care about the patients."

    Carol M.
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    "This is office is full service with several specialist from endo to cosmetic restoration they really have it all under one roof and with a great in house lab as well!"

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Location
209 NYC Dental
209 East 56th Street, 1st Floor
Midtown East

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 347-289-7969
Fax: 212-355-2379
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347-289-7969

209 NYC Dental
209 East 56th Street
1st Floor
New York, NY 10022