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5 Greatest Innovations in Modern Dentistry

mini implant vs dental implantThe other day I was having casual conversation with one of our clients. Somehow, we got on the topic of how dentistry used to be before the invention of various techniques which we all take for granted today. I started thinking about it on my way home and came up with 5 advancements in dentistry that I cannot imagine working without. Here they are:

Kaboom in-office teeth whitening

#5 Professional in-office Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic procedure performed most commonly in our office. Kaboom whitening is a non-invasive procedure, it only involves one hour-long appointment, and the results are instantaneous. With Kaboom! whitening patients can achieve results of up to 12 shades lighter. Clients have the option to either watch Netflix or listen to their favorite Pandora station during the whitening procedure.

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#4 Digital Dental X-rays can reduce the radiation exposure to patients by up to 75% over traditional x-rays films. Digital x-rays are remarkably more diagnostic, they can be magnified on the computer screen to reveal greater details. They’re also a great teaching tool as both the dentist and patient can discuss what’s seen on the x-rays.

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#3 Dental Vibe, a pain-free injection system. Studies reveal that what patients fear the most about their dental visits is the “needle.” The Dental Vibe is a remarkable instrument that distracts the brain with pulsating vibrations. As the patient receives the numbing injection they mostly feel the vibrations and not the needle.

crown and onlay
Crown and Onlay


#2 Metal Free Dental Crowns. The latest generation of crowns such as Cerec, Procera, and BruxZir are metal free. They’re just as strong and look more esthetic than the traditional porcelain fused to metal crowns. We’ve all seen people who have a dark blue hue around the gums, which is caused by the metal showing through the gums. The metal free crowns are also hypoallergenic. A certain population of patients is allergic to the metals found in crowns.

#1 Dental Implants. Before dental implants patients had only two options to replace a missing tooth. They’d either have to wear a removable denture or we’d need to shave down the adjacent teeth on either side to fit a bridge. With the innovation of implants we can replace a missing tooth without cutting the adjacent teeth. Often times the dental implant feels and looks like a natural tooth. The procedure is pain free, patients usually report a bit of soreness after the anesthesia wears off.

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About Dr. Peter Mann

Dr. Peter Mann

Having completed NYU School of Dentistry and a General Residency program in Kings County hospital.  Dr. Peter Mann has trained with some of the top world renowned dentists.  Being recognized in 2009 with a fellowship award from the (ICOI) International Congress of Oral Implantology and in 2012 with a fellowship award from the (AGD) Academy of General Dentistry.   

In 2009 Dr. Peter Mann decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening his dental office to provide outstanding dental services to NYC residents.  Smile Arts of NY is located  in the heart of Manhattan on E. 40th between Madison and Park ave.

Originally born in Ukraine, when iron curtain of communism collapsed his family took the opportunity to pursue the American dream by moving to New York. Dr. Peter Mann has lived in New York ever since, for over 33 years. His goal is to provide excellent dental experience for his fellow New Yorkers.

Dr. Mann lives minutes from the office. Patients undergoing treatment have his cell phone number and can always get in touch with any questions or concerns. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Mann arriving after hours to help a patient with an emergency.