CEREC Same-day Dental Crown Keeps New York Dental Patients Happy

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A dental crown is typically meant to support the natural structure of a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth. In a world where aesthetics count towards how others perceive an individual, waiting a few weeks until a crown is back from the lab is something that would worry many patients.

The good news is that patients now have the option of CEREC crowns which are prepared at the dentist’s office in one visit. With CEREC crowns, the dentist does not need to take a patient’s tooth impressions, send them to a lab and then wait for weeks before they are delivered to the office. As such, the patient gets the crown during the very first appointment, making this treatment option especially popular among New Yorkers.

While most patients looking for dental crowns would prefer CEREC crowns over traditional ones, not all dentists have the equipment or skills to offer this service. Fortunately, New York residents living in Maspeth and its surrounding areas can access CEREC crowns easily and affordably from Dr. Alexandra Khaimov of Grand Smile Dental.

Having acquired the CEREC machine, Dr. Khaimov is now able to offer timely and convenient dental crowns for her patients in just one visit. In her experience, the esthetic result is better, and the new crowns do not cause unnecessary wear of opposing teeth when compared to metal crowns.

In addition to the shortened treatment timeline, she emphasizes CEREC crowns to eliminate the need for temporary crowns that are prone to falling out, may be sensitive, and often limit the types of foods and beverages one is allowed to take. In the past, a patient had to take home a temporary crown while the permanent one was prepared in the lab.

Another reason why CEREC crowns are so popular among Dr. Khaimov’s patients is because the restorations produced are tooth-colored overlays which are difficult to distinguish from the patient’s natural teeth.

Dental patients from New York cities such as Maspeth, Woodside, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Brooklyn, Sunnyside and the surrounding communities are welcomed to contact our office for a FREE consultation.




Invisalign: Bracketless Braces

Dentist Maspeth NY: Invisalign is clear and practically invisible, so nothing gets in the way of your new smile. No wonder Invisalign is the choice of over half a million people.

  • Unobtrusive in business meetings or social gatherings
  • No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
  • Most people won’t notice you’re wearing aligners


Implant Dentist Maspeth NY: Dentures

Dr. Alexandra Khaimov, Implant Dentist Maspeth NY: Most people would be surprised to discover that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing a denture every 5 to 7 years. Although dentures are durable, they won’t last forever and as dentures age they become more porous and capable of housing harmful and odor causing bacteria.

The side effects associated with wearing dentures older than 7 years are numerous and range from accelerated resorption of the gums, to headaches and bad breathe. Since the mouth is in a constant state of change a replacement denture every 5-7 years also helps to maintain a healthy natural appearance.

For more information about dentures, call (718)255-1381 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Khaimov – Implant dentist Maspeth NY.


Cosmetic Dentist Maspeth: Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentist MaspethCosmetic Dentist Maspeth:Best Choice Family Dental has two choices in teeth whitening procedures; one is accomplished by thepatient at home while the other method is completed in the dental office. At home treatment requires a visit to the dental office only to have a customized whitening mouthpiece, or tray, made from a mold of your teeth. While at home, the patient places the whitening material in the mouthpiece, so that when placed in mouth the whitening gel evenly covers the teeth. The mouthpiece remains in place for a specified period of time depending on the concentration of the active ingredient in the gel. Although at two to four weeks, the in home method takes much longer to complete, the results are impressive. It is not uncommon that the end result is 4 to 5 shades brighter.

However, if you want speedier results and have a bit more to spend on teeth whitening, the in-office method may be best for you. During this procedure, the whitening solution is placed directly on the teeth. Then, a specialized light activating device “ZOOM” operating at controlled wavelengths is aimed at the gel-covered teeth at timed intervals until all of the teeth have been exposed. The entire procedure lasts an hour and the patient will normally leave with a smile that can be up to 8 shades brighter.

Maspeth NY Dentist: Dental Crowns

Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov: A crown is normally prescribed when the dentist detects a fractured tooth, observes a tooth that is severely damaged by decay or one that may have a large filling that has deteriorated beyond repair.  Once the damaged portion of the tooth is stabilized and decay is removed, the crown will protect the remaining tooth structure.

Although there are several materials for making crowns, including gold, porcelain and combinations of porcelain and metal, the final product will normally appear and function just as the original tooth.  A crown procedure requires at least two visits to the dental office.

During the first visit, tooth decay will be removed, the remaining tooth structure will be shaped and the dentist will use a molding compound to take an impression that will be used at the laboratory to manufacture the crown.  The dentist will also spend time with you in determining the proper color shade of the crown so that it closely matches your surrounding teeth.  The dentist will use a special binding material to cement a temporary crown in place until the permanent one is sent back from the laboratory.  At Best Choice Family Dental your permanent crown is ready in only few days.

Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov specializes in metal free crowns because the esthetic result often can be better when metal is not used as
an underlying material and wear of opposing teeth is less with all ceramic crowns.



Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov proudly serves the residents in of  Middle Village, Woodside, Ridgewood, Brooklyn including the zipcodes of 11378, 11379, 11377, 11385 and 11247

Cosmetic Dentist Maspeth About Periodontal Disease

Cosmetic Dentist Maspeth Dr. Khaimov: Periodontal disease is the technical name for gum disease, the most common reason for tooth loss in patients after the age of 25. Although relatively painless in the beginning, by the time the first acute abscess occurs, some teeth may already be beyond saving.  The first sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums that are also usually red and swollen.  As the disease progresses, the gums will recede causing the affected teeth to appear longer than normal.  Finally, in the latter stages, the teeth will loosen to the point of being painful and useless, and will either fall out on their own or will have to be extracted.

Poor oral hygiene is what causes gum disease.  Thoroughly brushing and cleaning between the teeth at least once per day will help prevent the onset of gum disease.  If a patient finds it difficult to floss, using thin toothpicks can be an acceptable alternative for cleaning between the teeth.  Although easily preventable, periodontal disease is often difficult to maintain once the deterioration process begins.

To learn more, call (718)255-1381 and schedule your appointment today!



Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov proudly serves the residents in of Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside, Ridgewood, Brooklyn including the zipcodes of 11378, 11379, 11377, 11385 and 11247

Dentist Maspeth: Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Dentist Maspeth: Root canal therapy is prescribed to save a tooth whose nerve chamber has been injured or infected with decay. A healthy tooth may have one or more root chambers, or canals, that extend all the way to the jaw. Within the canal is a living pulp of blood vessels and nerves that feed the tooth and keep it healthy. Deep tooth decay or injury can cause damage resulting in infection within the canal. Using various instruments, the chamber is cleaned of the infected tissue and sealed with a moisture resistant material.



Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov proudly serves the residents in of Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside, Ridgewood, Brooklyn including the zipcodes of 11378, 11379, 11377, 11385 and 11247