Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Restorative Dentistry


Restorative dentistry is similar to cosmetic dentistry in the sense that they both are designed to improve the overall appearance and function of a patient’s smile. The difference is that restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases. Restorative dental services that Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care include dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.




The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve natural teeth as much as possible. If you are missing teeth, Dr. Hakimzadeh can replace them with dental implants, a dental bridge, or dentures. Filling these empty spaces in the mouth will prevent dental diseases from damaging remaining teeth. Depending on the nature of the problem, and the patient’s wants and needs, Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh will help you choose which restorative option is best for you.



If you have questions or concerns regarding restorative dentistry, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cosmetic Dentistry



No smile is absolutely perfect. Chances are, there may be something that you wish to improve. Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care offers a variety of cosmetic dental services to replace missing teeth, whiten them if they are a little lackluster, or veneers if your teeth are looking worn down. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the aesthetics of your smile while improving its natural function.




Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve your smile as a whole. Common cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, or composite bonding. The mission of Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh is to help patients maintain their oral health and keep a healthy smile for a lifetime. During a consultation, you and the doctor will discuss your smile goals and how to proceed with the cosmetic procedure that is right for you.



If you have questions or concerns regarding cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Makeover Your Smile With Veneers

At Fresh Meadows Dental Care, patients are always asking our doctors about the latest cosmetic solutions for their teeth.  Some fixes are recommended just to repair damage or just to whiten, but veneers are the best way to give your smile a total makeover. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that bond directly to the surface of your teeth.  This gives you the opportunity to completely change the appearance of your smile and still look natural. 


Patients with cosmetic issues like staining, cracked or chipped teeth, and even crooked teeth and small gaps can achieve a dazzling smile with veneers. We can make this happen in two to three visits!  First, your dentist will discuss the shape and look you want for your new smile.  Then an impression of your teeth is taken in order to custom fit the final product to the surfaces of your teeth.  The impression is sent to a dental laboratory where your custom veneers will be fabricated, which may take up to two weeks.  On your final visit, the veneers are bonded to your teeth for you to wear and enjoy!


To learn more about veneers and all the services available at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pediatric Dentistry

Fresh Meadows Dental Care is proud to serve the families from our community, and we want them to know it’s just as important for children to have regular dental visits.  A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled when the first baby tooth appears, or around the child’s first birthday.  Baby teeth eventually come out, but their growth and development is important for overall oral health for the child and the development of their adult teeth. Baby teeth should be brushed and cared for like adult teeth, and it’s important to monitor their growth and development. 


Missing any tooth for too long can change the development of surrounding teeth and compromise the structure of the jaw bone, but regular checkups can keep a child’s tooth development right on track.  Our dentists are skilled and experienced in administering dental care to children.  If your child has seems nervous about seeing a dentist for the first time, we recommend going through a brushing routine with them at home, and talking about the dental visit before you arrive.  Once we get your child’s oral health off to a great start, we offer a full range of services for child patients including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants.


We love to see good oral hygiene habits formed early, and make lifetime patients out of kids from our community!  To learn more about the services we offer, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Adult Orthodontic Options

Let’s just say that you had braces as a kid and you may not have followed the proper aftercare, such as wearing a retainer. This has likely caused your teeth to shift and now as an adult, you are regretting your lack of commitment. Fortunately, Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care offers orthodontic options like Invisalign that allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly.


Teeth shift as you get older and some people’s teeth shift more than others. If you’ve received orthodontic treatment in the past and didn’t wear your retainer for the recommended amount of time, your teeth will shift and return to their natural position. Other adults get braces because they’ve always had crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites or incorrect jaw position. It’s never too late to get an education and it’s never too late to straighten your smile. To discuss orthodontic options, schedule a consultation today.


If you have questions or concerns regarding orthodontic options, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Post-Operative Care

Taking it easy after oral surgery is important for a smooth recovery process. Recovery should always be your number one concern after having wisdom teeth removed, dental implants placed, or a simple tooth extraction. After Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care performs oral surgery on you, you will receive post-operative instructions to prevent any risk of infection or trauma to the surgical site.


Once you return home after the surgery you should rest, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Dr. Hakimzadeh will prescribe you pain medication, as well as a cleaning solution for the extraction site, so if you become sore take as directed. It’s important to limit yourself to soft foods such as gelatin, pudding, yogurt, mashed potatoes, etc. so that the stitches are not punctured. When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw, because the sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call our office immediately.


If you have questions or concerns regarding post-operative care, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Designs of Dental Bridges

Bridges are among the many options we offer patients with broken or missing teeth at Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Flushing. These prosthetics replace the crowns of multiple teeth and can be customized to fit a variety of situations.


A traditional pontic bridge rested on two reshaped natural teeth as its bases and contained a third crown suspended between them. This shape helps to guard against the teeth shifting position and allows the patient to retain the natural roots of two of their teeth, which maintains the density of the jaw bone. Dentists usually prefer to use this type of prosthetic when the supporting teeth need to be reshaped and given new crowns, anyway. The patient will wear a temporary bridge over their reshaped teeth while the permanent bridge is made in a laboratory.


In modern times, it is possible to make bridges that skirt healthy teeth. These can be removable dentures or permanent structures supported by implants. Dentists shape the base of bridges to allow easy oral hygiene, which our hygienists will demonstrate.


Farid Hakimzadeh, DDS, operates Fresh Meadows Dental Care at 58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Suite 100, Flushing, New York, 11364. To schedule an appointment, call 718-224-7272 or visit Fresh Meadows Dental and fill out a contact form.