Custom-made to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are nearly invisible. Each aligner is made of a proprietary, multi-layer SmartTrack material, which gently shifts your teeth into place over time, moving them slightly both horizontally and vertically and even rotating them if necessary. The aligners are engineered so that as you change to the next set of aligners (typically every two weeks), your teeth gradually move into their correct position.More information
Dental implants provide a comfortable, permanent solution to lost teeth. The dental replacements are attached to titanium posts that actually fuse to your jawbone and become natural anchors, so your new teeth will remain securely in place without the need for messy adhesives. A fully restored smile is as healthy as it is beautiful by promoting bone growth and reducing the risk of receding gums.More information
Snoring and sleep disturbances are often signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and your oral health could be to blame. After careful examination, your dentist may determine that you would benefit from a customized, nighttime oral appliance that re-positions your lower jaw in order to open your airway and allow peaceful, uninterrupted sleep.More information
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Welcome to Poughkeepsie Dental in Poughkeepsie, New York
Welcome to Poughkeepsie Dental! Regardless of whether it's time for a regular check-up or you're interested in our innovative orthodontic care, rest assured that our entire staff at Poughkeepsie Dental is dedicated to making your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We are a team of professionals that work passionately to provide quality service and individual attention to each and every one of our patients in Poughkeepsie, New York. Each smile is unique and requires individualized care. You can trust that our expert team can satisfy your dental needs with our wide range of dental services, treatments, and procedures.
Why Choose Us?
At Poughkeepsie Dental, we designed our office with our patients in mind. By combining a calm atmosphere with the latest technology, we have created a place where our patients receive the level of dental care they need and deserve. The moment you walk in our front door, our team will make you feel comfortable, secure and well cared for. We understand that many people feel anxious about visiting the dentist, but you can be assured that your comfort is our top priority.
Your smile is in good hands! The dentists, hygienists, and technicians here at Poughkeepsie Dental have the education and experience to meet all your oral health needs. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of dental care through on-going training and continuing education in the latest techniques and equipment.
Because oral health is integral to overall health, we strive to provide comprehensive, lifetime care to the Poughkeepsie, New York area. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your immediate needs and establish preventative dental care that ensures your smile will last a lifetime!
The Dental Services We Provide
Corrective and Restorative Dental Procedures
Are you unhappy about the spacing or misalignment of your teeth? We encourage you to call us at 845-462-1542 and talk to our friendly, highly trained staff about our corrective dental procedures such as Invisalign clear aligners. Our team will work with you to determine what method works best for your lifestyle and dental needs. Invisalign is a wonderful option for working adults because it produces similar results to traditional metal braces, but utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are virtually invisible. You are able to maintain your professional appearance and enjoy the dramatic improvement of properly aligned teeth without feeling self-conscious. Make Poughkeepsie Dental your home for Invisalign in Poughkeepsie!
Regardless of how meticulous you are about your oral health care, problems can always occur. These conditions can compound and lead to a bite misalignment, bone degeneration, or even further tooth loss. However, at Poughkeepsie Dental, we can customize a treatment plan that will restore your smile and promote overall excellent oral health. Restoring your ideal dental structure not only improves your appearance and oral health but also prevents adjacent teeth from shifting and eliminates the discomfort of a misaligned bite. Our dental team is ready to give you a smile that looks as good as it feels.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, was invented and patented by John Chao, DDS. It is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth.
What causes gum recession?
- Periodontal disease
- Aggressive tooth brushing
- Insufficient dental care
- Hormonal changes
- Tobacco products
- Grinding and clenching teeth
- Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
- Body piercing of the lip or tongue
What is the procedure?
Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms. Patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement. Most patients are able to resume light, normal activities within 24-48 hours after treatment.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
- Corrects gum recession in as little as one treatment session
- Minimizes discomfort and swelling
- Generates long-term results
- Heals in 24 hours, in most cases
- Prevents tooth loss and the need for other costly procedures
- Enhances a more youthful and attractive appearance
- Improved overall self-esteem
What are the consequences of gum recession?
Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that protects the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth root. When gum recession occurs, "pockets," or gaps form between the teeth and gum line, therefore, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up and destroy teeth. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may ultimately result in tooth loss and even severe health consequences.
Most people who suffer from gum recession do not even know they have it, as it occurs very gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice teeth that look longer than normal. Typically, a notch can be felt near the gum line. Early detection and treatment are essential to maintaining overall health and saving teeth.
State-of-the-Art Technology for Your Dental Care
Here at Poughkeepsie Dental, we utilize the most advanced, up-to-date technology in order to diagnose and treat dental problems with the highest level of accuracy and effectiveness. You no longer have to deal with time-consuming, uncomfortable traditional dental x-rays. Instead, we use non-invasive, painless equipment to instantly produce high-resolution dental images that allow our dentist to identify problems such as tooth decay, worn enamel, gum disease, or micro-fractures that would normally remain undetectable and untreated.
Make an Appointment Today!
Our dental team is ready to help you achieve and maintain the smile you've always dreamed of having. Call us today at 845-462-1542 to schedule an appointment for your comprehensive dental care.