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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I be concerned about metal fillings?

The FDA recently released a warning against metal fillings for pregnant women and patients with mercury sensitivity. Because mercury is a hazardous substance, we do not place metal fillings in our office. We use safe, tooth-colored fillings, and the dentist can also replace old metal dental work with strong, natural-looking alternatives.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is actually more precise than traditional cut-and-sew dentistry. The laser’s concentrated beam of light allows the dentist to target specific areas without affecting surrounding tissues. The laser also sterilizes the tissues it contacts, minimizes bleeding, and encourages faster healing times. At our practice, we use a soft-tissue laser for extreme precision, efficiency, and greater patient comfort.

What are my options for tooth replacement?

In most cases, Dr. Hamburg will recommend dental implants as the ideal reconstructive solution because of their revitalizing structure and long-lasting benefits. However, the time and financial commitment involved can be prohibitive for many patients; oral health may also influence whether or not this is a feasible option. Our team also offers mini dental implants, implant dentures, and custom dental bridges.

It’s important to remember that no one treatment option is right for every single patient. During a consultation, Dr. Hamburg can discuss these options with you in further detail and the unique advantages of each, helping you decide which one best fits your personal needs and preferences.

Do you place dental implants?

Dr. Hamburg strongly believes in providing services that he’s experienced and confident with instead of spreading himself too thin with excess procedures that should be properly handled by the appropriate specialist. He is an expert on implant restoration in the Poughkeepsie, NY area, providing his patients with the quality, long-lasting results they deserve. For the surgical portion of the implant procedure, he will work closely with a trusted surgeon in the area to ensure an ideal treatment experience. 

I want to straighten my smile but I don’t want to have to wear metal braces. Are there any other options?

Yes! Invisalign treatment with our team at Hudson Valley Dental Arts eliminates metal brackets and silver-colored wires, replacing them with clear, customized aligners that blend in with your natural smile and provide gradual tooth adjustment. The aligners are removable, which means patients won’t have to make any inconvenient changes to their diet or oral hygiene routine. Better yet, most patients will be finished with treatment after just 8-18 months.

Are porcelain veneers the right choice for me?

Porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic option for patients who want to transform the appearance of one or more teeth all at once instead of undergoing multiple procedures, seamlessly erasing stains, chips, cracks, minor gaps, and more. Dr. Hamburg has performed thousands of porcelain veneer cases over the course of his career, and he has a more personal connection with the procedure as well – his father was actually part of the team that invented veneers at NYU!