Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Care for Dentures

Denture_Comfort_Narrow_Body_Implants.jpgAs a clinic specializing in restorations, Elite Dental Arts provides care to many patients with dentures. To ensure that they get the best preventive care possible, we’re providing this guide to oral hygiene following a full-mouth restoration with removable prosthetics.


Regardless of whether or not a patient’s dentures are retained with implants, they’ll need to be removed every night. This provides the patient’s gums with a chance to rest and the patient with a chance for brushing. It is best to keep two soft-bristled toothbrushes, one of which can be used in the mouth, and one for use on the dentures.  Because they do not produce a protective film like natural teeth, dentures are easily scratched by gritty minerals and require specially-made toothpaste.


Keeping dentures moist is as important as keeping them clean. They may be kept overnight in cleaning solution or water, but the water should be at room-temperature. Dentures are made of flexible plastic, so they easily warp. If they break or need to be refitted, they should be brought to a dental professional.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS, owns and operates Elite Dental Arts, at 9 East 45th St, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10017. To set up an appointment, call 212-681-0939, or visit EliteDentalArts.com.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                                                         (212)681-0939

Monday, August 14, 2017

Types of Stains

Veneers_before_and_after.jpgFixing tooth discoloration is our specialty at Elite Dental Arts in Midtown, but depending on what type of stain a tooth has, the treatment will be different. Extrinsic stains and age-discoloration are the types of cosmetic problems people probably most associate with cosmetic dentistry, but there are also intrinsic stains, which may require a different approach.


Bleaching is used on extrinsic stains. These are the kinds which affect the surface of the teeth and are due to dark liquids and smoke. Intrinsic stains are those which affect a tooth’s pulp, which can be too deep for bleaching to affect. An intrinsic stain may be concealed with veneers, and if it was caused by the tooth being exposed to tetracycline antibiotics or excessive fluoride during its formation, this may be the best solution. But it may also be caused by infection or trauma of the pulp. If that is the case, the patient will need to have the pulp removed, because a dental infection is much more dangerous than a simple cosmetic problem. After undergoing a successful root canal, the patient and Dr. Mobilia can discuss further options for concealing or replacing the tooth’s crown.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                                                           (212)681-0939


 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Advanced Periodontitis

Your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, but if you practice poor oral hygiene habits then you risk losing them down the line. If Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts has diagnosed you with gingivitis, the good news is that it’s reversible. The bad news is that if you don’t visit us for routine cleanings and dental exams your risk of advancing to periodontitis is high.


Gum_Disease.jpg A toothbrush is an ultimate weapon in fighting against periodontal disease. This is because periodontal disease begins with plaque – a sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria multiply. If plaque is not brushed away on a daily basis, it will turn into tartar which only our team of hygienists is able to remove. If gingivitis is left untreated, it will advance to periodontitis. Periodontitis causes a disease to the bone and supporting tissue, leaving teeth loose, putting the patient at risk of extraction. Prevention is key with periodontitis, visit us for professional cleanings twice a year so Dr. Mobilia can keep an eye on your periodontal health.  


If you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank You for Your Positive Reviews!

Here at Elite Dental Arts, Dr. Nick Mobilia and staff appreciate feedback from our patients because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our staff would not only like to thank Helene W. for leaving this positive review, but we would like to thank her for being an excellent patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!   


Helene_Weiss.jpg“I am, and have been, a patient of Dr. Nick Mobilia for a number of years and my satisfaction with his expertise in various dental procedures is a definite given.


Dr. Mobilia fashioned and fitted me with a complete upper denture several years ago. Not only is this appliance completely satisfactory in terms of fit and serviceability; it looks completely natural. Unless one knew, it appears like my own teeth.


More recently, Dr. Mobilia has administered Restylane treatments to my face in order to minimize wrinkles. The difference in my appearance has been graphic and the care he has provided during treatments and follow-up has been of the highest professional level.


By any standard, I am delighted to have Dr. Mobilia as my dentist.”


Thank you,


Helene W.


If you would like to leave a testimonial or are interested in learning more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, call 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry: Veneers

If you are lacking confidence in your smile because of stained, cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth, then Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts may recommend veneers. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth. Once veneers are placed, the process is irreversible, so it’s important to discuss any questions or concerns with Dr. Nick Mobilia before you make the final decision.


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Veneers have the ability to mask imperfections such as tooth discoloration. This is because they are custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front side of the teeth. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, Dr. Mobilia will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to guarantee placement of the veneer. He will then take an impression of the tooth or teeth that will need them and send the impression off to a dental laboratory. Once the veneers are ready, they will be applied and hardened using special cement. You will then walk out of the office with the smile you’ve always dreamed of.


If you wish to enhance the appearance of your smile, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. If you have sleep apnea, you may not even be aware that you do. If you wake up in the morning and feel fatigued, or your partner is kicking you in the middle of the night because you are snoring too loud, it might be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts to discuss your treatment options.


The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This happens, when the airway is blocked, causing pauses in breathing and loud snoring. Sleep apnea is dangerous because it causes lack of sleep, and lack of sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and even an increased risk of automobile accidents. Sleep apnea can additionally cause diabetes, heart disease, and liver problems. Because the most prominent sleep apnea symptoms occur when you’re asleep, it’s important to listen to your significant other if he or she is suggesting treatment.


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If you are concerned about sleep apnea, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gingivitis




Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness, and swelling (inflammation) of your gums. Because gingivitis can be mild, you may not be aware that you have the condition. However, it’s important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts is here to help by providing you with routine dental cleanings.

Gingivitis commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth (plaque). Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, which means that it can be prevented. Generally, gingivitis resolves with good oral hygiene – longer and more frequent brushing, as well as flossing. If the condition is left untreated, gum disease can spread and affect tissue, teeth, and bones, leading to periodontitis which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

If you are suffering from gum pain, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.

Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                           (212)681-0939