for over 40 years

Dentists David Pinkhasov, DDS and Violeta Skevas, DDS, Bronx NY practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns , Invisalign and bridges. Drs. Pinkhasov, and Skevas can now correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile.

Need an Emergency Dentist in the Bronx  - David Pinkhasov, DDS has been handling dental emergencies in the Bronx for over 22 years.

Unfortunately dental emergencies are an everyday occurrence and something that for dentists we see everyday. For many patients a dental emergency is something that they will find very traumatic and worrying.   The important thing to realize is that you have it if you have a dental emergency  you must see an emergency dentist or a dentist used to treating dental emergencies as soon as possible. The quicker you see a dentist when you have a dental emergency then the quicker the problem can be seen to and the quicker the dentist can minimize damage to other teeth.

  There are many different types of dental emergencies that can include  fractured teeth, chipped teeth, loose teeth (luxated teeth)  or no it's not as a post  also  you can also delete your lips gums and cheeks  majority of these injuries  especially any oral injuries that you may sustain  should be looked at by a dentist as soon as possible.
 
If you happen to have lost a tooth then you should  make your way to the dentist immediately.  It is very important to get there within the first 30 minutes as time is of the essence and the difference between saving and losing a teeth  will depend on how quickly you can get to the dentist. If you can get to the dentist  within 15 minutes to an hour then you will have the best chance of surviving a traumatic incident.

It is also very important that patients handle the tooth by the crown without touching the roots ( the part below the gumline)  because it is important  not to damage any cells. If you have knocked out your teeth then you must pick them up very gently and also make sure that it does not dry out. If they have fallen on the floor it is best to rinse them with cold water and placing them in a  container  without her some milk or your saliva before you take them to the dentist. Once you get to the dentist tooth which will increase the chances  of it being successfully placed back into the gumline.

If you have a dental emergency and are looking for an emergency dentist in the Bronx Dr. Pinkhasov and Dr Skevas deal with many different types of dental emergencies including

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Bronx, NY at 718-365-8660.

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GET CLEAR BRACES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS - WE HAVE FITTED THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS IN THE BRONX AREA FOR INVISALIGN - FROM TEETH TO ADULTS.

invisalign provider grand concourse bronx INVISALIGN® is the most popular method of straightening teeth for adults and teens because it is effective, comfortable, and discreet. INVISALIGN® is a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into an ideal position. You wear each set of aligners for two weeks or less, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. With every aligner that you wear, your teeth will move a little closer to your perfect smile. During the middle of your treatment, you can switch to new aligners on your own at home, and then you’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. Over half a million Americans have taken advantage of Invisalign. The system can fix problems such as overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, cross bite, overbite and under bite. Taking advantage of Invisalign braces can also help prevent serious dental concerns such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers provide an effective are an effective method of changing the look of chipped, misshapen or otherwise damaged teeth. they also provide a functional solution to a wide variety of dental concerns.

At Right Family Dental, the dentist will take take impressions of your teeth and create a nicer looking smile. These thin ceramic veneers can give you an astounding new smile without the tell tale signs that you have altered your teeth in a major way. The veneers can be used to correct a number of esthetic dental problems without painful adjustments that many other cosmetic treatments offer.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening in Grand Concourse, Bronx - Getting a beautiful smile makes a good impression with ZOOM teeth whitening.

If you feel that your smile is not as white as it used to be and that you could do with a brighter smile, then we can help. For years we have been offering teeth whitening and helping restore the confidence in people they once had and making them smile again. We offer Zoom teeth whitening for all our patients who have concerns about teeth color change due to tobacco, wine, coffee or natural aging.

ZOOM teeth whitening is done in our dental office using a very strong bleaching agent that contains a higher concentration of peroxide than gels found over the counter. A blue laser is then applied to the teeth, in a delicate process carefully controlled by the dentist and the dental assistant , a protective gel protects the gums from chemical exposure. The laser activates the bleaching gel which in turn bleaches the teeth until they are whiter.

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General & Cosmetic Dentistry
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What exactly is  cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for the movie stars and the  super rich. More and more people are realizing these days that your teeth and your smile are your calling  card and as nice as we like to think we are about other people we do judge people by their looks and especially about their smile.

Cosmetic dentistry takes on many forms from minor modifications to major modifications but is essentially about the enhancement of a person’s smile and through making minor or major modifications to their teeth. For a cosmetic dentist to do a great job it means that they have to have any eye for detail as well as a full understanding of the dental anatomy coupled with a sound knowledge of dental materials and when to use them. A dentist must be able to understand a patient’s needs and to be able to create a realistic idea of what is possible. They must be able to communicate their vision to a lab technician and be a key artist in creating the smile makeover for the patient . Cosmetic dentistry has not be recognized as an actual designated specialty in the dental profession, however the process of becoming a cosmetic dentist may take years of extra study, maybe a mentor and additional training in order to be able to have the confidence and skill to perform complicated and time consuming procedures.

So what exactly  is a cosmetic dentist?

A cosmetic dentist focuses entirely on the appearance and esthetics of a person’s smile. Dentistry for a cosmetic dentist is an art form as well as a science and their use of dental materials and when to use them is very important in creating the smiles that they achieve. Most cosmetic dentists are normally affiliated with external organizations that will give them levels of  accreditation in cosmetic dentistry.  

Is there a difference between a cosmetic dentist and a restorative dentist?

Although there is some overlap in these two fields of dentistry the focus of work for a cosmetic  dentist is completely different. They also have varying levels of expertise. A restorative dentist may be concerned with the prevention and treatment of all  oral diseases as well as diagnosing them in the first place. The dentist will implement a treatment plan based on his findings and will restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, decayed, discolored or missing. If any persons teeth have been affected by any of these dental issues then he will attend to them, restoring them to their proper function.

 A cosmetic dentist is more concerned with the appearance and while he may have to implement some restorative procedures his focus once he has done that is in terms of finesse and style and making sure that everything looks natural as well as functional. Cosmetic dentists pay a lot of attention to detail. If somebodies teeth look absolutely perfect the chances are that they have been to a cosmetic dentist.

What happens during a cosmetic dentist consultation.?

Many patients may bring photos cut from magazines or printed from the computer in order to convey to the dentist what exactly they are looking for.  Some patients may bring photos of what their teeth looked like in the past. Sometimes patients have missing or discolored teeth and they obviously are uncomfortable about the way they look - this may be an indication of underlying dental issues. The dentist will first ascertain the dental health of the patient by taking a dental exam. Once the dentist has taken care of any underlying issues such as decay or root canals then they then focus on the esthetic issues. Then once the dentist has a full understanding of the overall cosmetic procedures that you would like to achieve they will implement a  treatment regimen and will then tell you how long and the treatment will take and how long it will cost.

What are all the cosmetic dental treatments that are available?
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the esthetic look of a patient’s teeth and can restore function in order to improve oral health. At Right Family Dental P.C. Dr. David Pinkhasov provides the following cosmetic procedures:  

Teeth whitening : Dentists use teeth whitening to restore the whiteness to a patient’s smile often before they give them crowns or implants. Then they match the color of their whitened teeth to the color of the implants.

Porcelain crowns: Porcelain crowns are used to change a person’s smile by placing the crown or cap onto a  broken tooth. The crowns can be made to match the color of existing teeth and are a not noticeable that they are actually made from porcelain - they look just like real teeth.

Porcelain veneers :   porcelain veneers are small wafer thin pieces of ceramic material that are almost translucent are placed exactly over a patient’s teeth giving them a perfect smile. They can be used to cover broken or chipped teeth or teeth that have stains.

Dental implants : dental implants placed titanium metal roots into a person’s jawbone that become fixed and permanent due to the process of osseo -integration. Once they are fully attached to the bone a prosthetic crown is placed onto the metal abutment giving an implanted tooth that looks and functions like a real tooth.            

Invisalign: Invisalign uses a series of aligners that the patient receives every two weeks. The aligners are shaped using CAD and will gradually change the patient’s position over time, with the patient changing the aligners every two weeks. Eventually the teeth reach their optimum position and are kept their for a short while  using retainers. Cosmetic fillings: many dentists now don’t use amalgalm fillings and use composite white fillings instead removing the possibility of toxicity from amalgalm fillings.
   

Gum contouring: Gum contouring shapes the gums of patients that have uneven gums or too much gums covering their teeth. There are many reasons for this ranging from genetic to the use of prescription medications. Many patients without even gums find it difficult to find the confidence to smile. Highly technical equipment is used for gum reshaping. Periodontal gum shaping is performed for therapeutic and medical purposes.

What is the first step that I should take in choosing a cosmetic dentist?

You should research thoroughly the dentist you intend to use. Ask questions so that you understand the procedure that is involved and ask to see some previous work. Dr. David Pinkhasov is always available for free cosmetic dental appointments to discuss what you may need done. Just call our office on 718-365-8660.

LEARN HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN RESTORE YOUR SMILE - GIVING YOU RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF AND GIVING YOU BACK THE FUNCTION OF YOUR TEETH BEFORE YOU LOST THEM.

Dental implant surgery is by far the biggest advancement in modern dentistry today that allows patients who have experienced tooth loss to have full functioning and aesthetically natural looking teeth.

Dental implants have now become the modern method of replacing missing teeth almost to the point where the mere thought of a dental bridge seems like a very bad idea.

Traditionally bridges were used extensively but now after almost 45 years research and a near 95% success rate overall, dental implants can give back patients their missing teeth offering comfort, stability and longevity. Options that were used once before such as bridges and dentures give many patients problems with stability, movement, comfort and can have terrible effects on a patients ability to eat and negatively impacts their nutritional uptake.

At Right Family Dental if you are replacing single or multiple teeth, or helping to stabilize an existing denture or replace one, the possibilities that dental implants can create are endless.

There are many benefits to getting dental implant if you are missing some or many teeth.

Here are the main benefits:
1) You are actually restoring your mouth to it's natural state. When you replace the entire root including your tooth you are really replicating the actual function of your natural teeth. This will create a strong and very stable foundation that will allow you to be able to bite comfortably and chew with ease. Your teeth will look absolutely natural to anyone looking at them.

2) Your facial structure is preserved due to the fact the implants prevent bone resorption. When you lose teeth you also lose bone and in many instances it can be 25% across the ridge where the tooth was removed during the first year. When a patient loses all of their teeth their is a lot of bone loss and you can lose one third of your facial structure as there is nothing to preserve the bone.

3) Any neighboring teeth that you have where you have missing teeth become compromised. Therefore tooth replacement using dental crowns that are supported by implants or bridges do not involve the adjacent natural teeth being affected, as there is no need for them to be grinded down,compromised or damaged.
Conversely when teeth are replaced using bridges this means that teeth have to be grinded down in order for the bridge to be cemented onto them. This damaging and compromising of neighboring teeth is no longer neccessary with dental implants.

4) With partial dentures you have clasps which hook onto your natural teeth. These can move back and forth and eventually a patients teeth can loosen due to this. Obviously with dental implants you will not have this problem.

5) Your smile will be improved greatly now that you have natural looking replacement teeth. If you have only one tooth missing then you are better to have a single dental implant rather than a traditional implant supported bridge. This does not support the underlying bone and means that you have to damage neighboring teeth by grinding them down. If you have a missing tooth in the front of your mouth then a replacement dental implant tooth will create a natural appearance.

6) You will have greatly improved your oral hygiene now that you have had placed an implant supported crown - that of course you can clean just like a natural tooth. When you have a tooth supported bridge it is difficult to clean. Cleaning implant supported teeth is far easier than cleaning a denture.

7) You can actually reduce wrinkling around your mouth due to the fact that the dental implants preserve the bone and will prevent the loss of facial structure. The possibility of Posterior bite collapse has been greatly reduced.
 
8) You have improved appearance. Since implants preserve bone, preventing deterioration of the facial structures, your appearance is improved. Collapse of the lower one-third of the face caused by complete tooth loss can be visually corrected and the remaining bone preserved. The appearance of wrinkles around the mouth caused by posterior bite collapse, or complete facial structure collapse is virtually eliminated.

9) Many patients report a feeling of renewed self confidence now that they can do things that they were not able to do before. The report a feeling of better self esteem and the ability to smile confidently now that they are less self-conscious and have better comfort health and function from their new teeth.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT PROCESS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Initial Consultation with Dr. Pinkhasov

At your initial consultation with Dr. Pinkhasov he will examine your missing teeth and make a decision as to whether you are a candidate for dental implants. This will involve taking a 3D scan and also impressions of your teeth that will allow the doctor to create an initial treatment plan for your case.

During your examination with  Dr. Pinkhasov he will evaluate areas of your mouth where teeth are missing and will make a decision as to whether you have enough bone available for dental implants as well as making a note of the density. If you need a gum graft then Dr Pinkhasov will arrange for you to be referred to an oral surgeon that will perform the gum graft.

Placing of a Traditional Dental Implant

During the dental implant procedure the dental implants are placed into the bone using a surgical procedure and some anesthesia. After the dental implant procedure the dental implants are left undisturbed for about 8 weeks while the process of osseo-integration takes place and the implant becomes permanently bonded and fixed to the patients jaw.
During this phase where the implant is bonding to the bone Dr. Pinkhasov will first fit you with a temporary replacement tooth - therefore you will never be without a tooth.

Procedure to attach the abutment

During the period where the bone is forming round the dental implant, Dr Pinkhasov will fit a small connector post called an abutment to each dental implant. On top of this will be where the crown(permanent) replacement tooth will be placed. In the meantime this connector post called the abutment will be placed and will stay here until you are ready for the permanent crown.

Fabrication of crown - Prosthetic tooth

Dr Pinkhasov will take an impression of your teeth and the implant abutments, he will then note the shade of your teeth so as to make the shade of your replacement teeth the same. He will also take note of your bite registrations. He will use a dental lab technician that will fabricate your prosthetic crown that will be palced onto the abutment. This can sometimes take some time if you are receiving more than one implant. 

Once they are ready Dr. Pinkhasov will place the prosthetic crowns on top of the abutments. He will make sure that you can close your mouth properly and that they fit and look natural. He will also take an impression of your bite registration. You are now ready for eating and chewing and to do all the things you did before you lost your teeth.

Whatever your dental needs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist to see how we can help you achieve optimal dental health and make a beautiful first impression.

Meet Our Doctors

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David S. Pinkhasov

Dr. David S. Pinkhasov is a cosmetic and restorative dentist in New York City. He is currently on his 22nd year in private practice with extensive experience.

Dr. David S. Pinkhasov is a dental implant and cosmetic dentist. In 1993 he graduated from one of the most prestigious European dental schools where he is also undertook specialty training. He completed his advanced education in general dentistry with a focus on implantology, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry (porcelain veneers) in Europe.

Dr. David S. Pinkhasov graduated from the Advanced Dental Program at NYU and received his DDS degree in 2000. Dr. Pinkhasov takes numerous continuing education courses in the United States as well as outside the US, lecturing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Europe, Moscow and Middle Asia. Dr. Pinkasov is a world class cosmetic dentist, practicing in a high-end mid-town, Bronx office. His highest goal and greatest pleasure is to deliver excellent and quality dental treatment to his patient utilizing the latest techniques, technology, and the finest materials.


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Violeta Skevas

Dr. Violeta Skevas is a compassionate and precise dentist treating patients in the Bronx. She believes each patient has unique needs and expectations and that all treatment must be customized according to the patient. Her approach to both cosmetic and general dentistry is professional, dedicated, and ethical.

Dr. Skevas completed her dental degree at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she completed her advanced residency training at the College of Dental Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she honed her skills across a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments and procedure.

Dr. Skevas is a Preferred Invisalign Provider. She also attends regular Invisalign trainings and study clubs to learn how to treat the most complex Invisalign cases.