Procedures

Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Dental Implants and more

Our office performs a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, Rockland County dentist Dr. Schwartz can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Whether you need to get a tooth filled, have crooked teeth, or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Read below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Why are regular dental exams important? Many dental issues are most treatable when they are detected early. The best way to protect and maintain your dental health is to stay on top of your dental exams. The American Dental Association...
Periodontal Screenings
What is a periodontal screening? A periodontal screening is used to detect gum disease. Early detection of gum disease is important to establish a treatment plan to restore healthy gums. This is important to maintain your teeth and...
Oral Cancer Screenings
What should I know about oral cancer? There are over 34,000 cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year in the United States, resulting in approximately 8,000 deaths annually. The majority of these cancers are diagnosed at a late...
Oraqix
What is Oraqix? Oraqix is a needle-free anesthetic for dental cleanings, scaling, and root planing. It is for patients that expereince a high level of discomfort during dental cleanings.  
Arestin
What is Arestin? Arestin is an antibotic that combats gum disease. In the event of gum disease, scaling and root planing are needed to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Bacteria is the cause of gum disease. Arestin helps kill this...
Sealants
What are sealants? A sealant is a material made of clear or shaded plastic that protect the grooved and pitted surfaces, particularly the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children occur. Grooves in these teeth are so narrow...
Composite Fillings
What are composite fillings? Composite fillings, sometimes called "tooth-colored” fillings, are a common choice for repairing cavities caused by tooth decay. These fillings are comprised of an acrylic resin that is reinforced with powdered glass...
Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver-colored fillings, are made from a combination of metals such as tin, copper, silver and mercury. This combination of metals gives amalgam its renowned strength and durability. These fillings usually last...
Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
What is non-surgical periodontal treatment? Non-surgical periodontal treatment is the thorough removal of plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets at the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. This may be followed by adjunctive...
Root Canal Treatment
What is root canal therapy? Root canal therapy is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth as an alternative to removing it and replacing it with a dental implant or partial denture. During a root canal procedure, the...
Crowns
What are dental crowns and why are they necessary? Dental crowns are caps that completely cover all visible areas of a tooth all the way to the gum line. These coverings—which can be made of porcelain, metal, or in some cases, both—are designed...
Fixed Bridges
What is a fixed dental bridge? A fixed dental bridge is an artificial tooth or teeth, also known as a pontic, which is fused between two crowns placed on the surrounding teeth to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. Fixed bridges...
Dentures and Removable Partial Dentures
What are dentures? Dentures are one option to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Two types of removable dentures are available: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures are used...
Teeth Whitening
Why whiten my teeth? Tooth enamel wears down over time, becoming more transparent and allowing the yellow color of dentin, the tooth’s core material, to show through. The enamel cracks, while the dentin remains intact. These cracks fill up with...
Dental Implants
What are dental implants? A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed in your jaw by a periodontist to support a replacement tooth or bridge. The result is an incredibly natural-looking and feeling tooth that can last a lifetime with...
Tooth Extractions
A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include: Severe...
Veneers
What are porcelain veneers? A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin facing of tooth-colored porcelain material that replaces the front visible part of the tooth. Candidates for porcelain veneers include people with stained, badly shaped, chipped,...