Ronald I. Teichman, D.D.S. :: Park Slope Dentistry
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  Ronald I. Teichman, D.D.S.
357 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tel: 718 768.1111
   
OFFICE HOURS
   
 

Monday - Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 
 

Our Services

 

Regardless of your age and dental condition, you'll find that Dr. Teichman and his staff provide the services you need to obtain and maintain an optimum level of dental health. We start with thorough evaluation, careful diagnosis, and individualized treatment plans. We end up with beautiful results that give our patients something to smile about.

Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry

For the Anxious and Fearful Patient

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • Behavior Modification Therapy

Additional Features

  • Flat screen TVs and music in each examination room

 

 

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are commonly used as part of our smile makeover process.  They are used to correct both form and function of misshapen or discolored teeth and serve as excellent tools in cosmetic reconstruction. 

How does it work?
Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth that appear too small, large, or simply have an uneven surface. Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to crowns, and they require a lesser amount of tooth to be removed because a veneer only covers the front of the tooth.

Who is a candidate for veneers?
Veneers can be a solution for anyone who has imperfect teeth- including chipped, crooked, oddly shaped, and discolored teeth.

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Crowns
Our teeth become less structurally sound as we age. If you grind your teeth, have an improper bite, have had root canals, lost fillings, or cracked enamel, you are even more likely to experience large scale defects on the teeth's surface.

To protect your teeth from further damage, Dr. Teichman and his staff may recommend a crown, often referred to as a “cap,” to add structural support and durability. A crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed and is made to look like your other teeth.  If your condition affects only the outer enamel layer of your tooth, we'll remove the affected portion and restore the tooth with a crown to stabilize it and protect it from further damage. 

Crowns are regularly used for cosmetic purposes, to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth, and result in a beautiful smile.

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Implants
If you're interested in replacing your missing teeth, or a single missing tooth, dental implants may be an option for you.

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums.  Because implants are anchored to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than dentures.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?
A good candidate for dental implants has the following:

  • Good health
  • Healthy gums
  • Enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw — Some people who have lost bone in their jaw still can get implants, but first the bone must be rebuilt using special procedures.
  • Be committed to taking very good care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums — Daily brushing and flossing are essential. Regular visits to the dentist for follow-up are also important.

Considerations
Implants generally last many years, depending on the location of the implant and patient compliance with oral hygiene and dental visits. Because molars receive more stress and wear and tear, these implants typically do not last as long as implants located at the front of your mouth.

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Bonding
Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers.

Cosmetic bonding is a painless procedure and has the ability to change the shape, contour, color and position of teeth in order to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Bonding can cover small irregularities such as white spots or grooves. It is also useful in correcting major defects such as stains resulting from antibiotic use and unnatural spacing caused by tooth shifting or periodontal disease.

Who is a candidate for bonding?
As with any treatment, a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Teichman and his staff are necessary to determine whether cosmetic bonding would be appropriate for you.

Considerations
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair or replacement is needed.

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Teeth Whitening
New breakthroughs in light-activated gels and high- intensity lights now make it possible to achieve a whiter, brighter smile — right here in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Using the latest and safest technology, Dr. Teichman and his staff offer two methods to help almost anyone achieve the look they've been dreaming of- the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System or the Take-Home Treatment System.

  • Zoom!   In-Office Whitening System
    The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System can make your teeth dramatically whiter within 45 minutes while you relax in our office. Teeth typically become an average of eight shades lighter, sometimes more.  It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

  • Take-Home Treatment System
    The Take-Home Treatment System can make your smile brighter in just two weeks, giving you a whiter, brighter smile. 

    The procedure is simple.  An impression is taken to make a specialized tray that holds the bleach against the teeth.  You'll fill the tray with the whitening gel and place the tray over your teeth, keeping it in place for several hours each day.  Used correctly, patients may whiten their teeth by two shades within two weeks.  You can wear the carrier anytime you choose- while sitting in your car, watching television at home or while you sleep.

Who is a candidate for teeth whitening?
Individuals over the age of sixteen can benefit from our teeth whitening services.  The  Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.  The Take-Home Treatment System is ideal for anyone who wants to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home or is seeking a less expensive treatment plan.

Considerations
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1 -3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

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GENERAL DENTISTRY

Bridges
A missing tooth can alter your appearance, making you less than happy with the appearance of your smile.  With the use of a bridge, we can cover the gap, giving you a smile you are proud of. 

A bridge is made to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth, by a combination of teeth and implants or just by implants. A traditional bridge is made by creating a crown for each tooth on both sides of the space and placing a false tooth between the crowns. When the crowns are placed, the false tooth fills the space left by the missing tooth or teeth.

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Dentures
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. During your exam, Dr. Teichman will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

How does it work?
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Our staff will determine which type of denture (described below) is best for you.

  • Immediate Full Denture
    An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
  • Partial Denture
    A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures serve as a removable alternative to bridges.

Considerations
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, a feeling that the tongue does not have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness is also not unusual.

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Comprehensive Exam
Regular checkups (ideally every six months) will help your teeth stay cleaner, last longer and can prevent painful problems from developing.  Proper brushing and flossing habits are necessary for basic maintenance, but routine visits to the dentist are vital to your teeth's health. Dr. Teichman and his staff offer general preventative dentistry as the foundation for complete oral health.

During your check-up, you can expect the following:

Teeth Cleaning
Complete teeth cleaning will be done by one of our experienced hygienists. Using special instruments, they will polish your teeth and scrape below the gumline, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems.

Examination
Dr. Teichman will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems. His goal is to help maintain your good oral health and to prevent problems from becoming serious, by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.

Digital X-rays
Depending on your age, risks of disease and symptoms, Dr. Teichman and his staff may recommend the use of x-rays.   Dr. Teichman’s office features the latest equipment in digital x-ray technology, including a digital panoramic machine.  With digital x-ray technology, we are able to provide faster and better quality care and use 90% less radiation when compared to old fashioned x-rays.

Using the digital x-ray technology, we can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, bone loss and decay between the teeth.

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Fluoride Treatment
New research shows that everyone can benefit from fluoride. Experts used to think that fluoride worked mainly by strengthening teeth while they were still developing. Studies now show that topical fluoride — the kind found in toothpastes, mouth rinses and fluoride treatments- helps fight decay in people of all ages.

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