Dental Clinic & Certified Invisalign Provider located in Midtown East Manhattan, New York, NY
Participating in routine dental check-ups is one of the easiest ways to preserve your oral health. At DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, in Midtown East, Manhattan, experienced dentist Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, offers a variety of general dentistry services, including teeth cleaning, crowns, extractions, and more. To make an appointment at the practice in New York City, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
General Dentistry Q&A
What is general dentistry?
General dentistry provides complete oral health care, including oral exams, digital X-rays, and teeth cleaning. By visiting a general dentist like Dr. Kakosian at least two times a year, you can significantly reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other more serious issues.
What services does general dentistry provide?
At DentAlign NYC, Dr. Kakosian offers a comprehensive suite of general dentistry services, including:
A crown is a synthetic cap that repairs a damaged or severely decaying tooth. It restores your tooth to its near-original size, preventing complications while allowing you to bite and chew confidently.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or a severely damaged tooth that can’t be repaired, Dr. Kakosian might recommend an extraction. During an extraction, he numbs your mouth with an anesthetic and uses special tools to remove one (or several) teeth.
An oral exam assesses the health of your teeth, gums, and smile. It’s a quick and convenient way to catch potentially serious issues, like cavities or gum disease, in their early stages.
Teeth cleaning, or prophylaxis removes plaque from beneath your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. Afterward, Dr. Kakosian polishes and flosses your teeth and applies a fluoride treatment.
Fillings are a type of restoration used to repair damage to your tooth enamel. At DentAlign NYC, Dr. Kakosian offers tooth-colored composite fillings. These fillings look like your natural enamel and blend in with your smile.
Sealants are thin coatings of plastic that Dr. Kakosian applies to the teeth at the back of your mouth. They prevent harmful bacteria from eating away at your enamel, reducing the risk of tooth decay.
Dental veneers (or laminates) are thin shells bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They cover up minor oral imperfections like stains or teeth that are unusually shaped.
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is an endodontic surgery that preserves a decaying or damaged tooth. During a root canal, Dr. Kakosian removes the pulp from the center of your tooth and caps it with a dental crown.
Who should visit a general dentist?
Every adult, regardless of age, should visit a general dentist at least two times a year. Regular visits to DentAlign NYC can alert you to potential issues early on and keep your smile healthy. They also present an opportunity to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with Dr. Kakosian.
To request your general dentistry consultation at DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, call the office or click the online booking feature today.