Quick Facts about our dentist in nyc
Welcome! The dental professionals at JDental Associates are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dental and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.
At JDental, we believe dentistry should be something that eases a patient – gentle, calm, and on their own terms. That’s why we’ve developed a system of consultations, exams, and a healthy back and forth to set patient priorities as our priorities.
JDental offers affordable and advanced dental care in the heart of NYC. No insurance? No problem! We offer competitive prices, take a variety of insurances, as well as offer payment plans and 0% financing rates to patients with no insurance. Our office is open 24 hours for all your dental needs from a routine cleaning to an emergency dental need like a cracked tooth or other dental problem- we are here to provide you with services in a quick and comfortable manner. Our dental team is well-experienced and detail-oriented- JDental has been giving patients expert dental care for years. We are also equipped with the newest state-of-the-art dental equipment to offer you the best solutions that technology has to all your dental needs. While we are experienced and professional, we are a customer-centered company. Our first and foremost priority is to make sure, YOU, the customer has all their needs met. We offer personalized treatment plans with a staff who cares about doing what’s best for you. Additionally, we offer gentle dental care to give you a pain free and pleasurable dental experience.
Dr. Jessica deSouza has been practicing dentistry for 10 years. She attended Yale University and obtained a B.A in Economics. While in university, she interned in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ). She continued on to work as financial analyst at DLJ in the Technology Investment Banking Group. Dr. deSouza completed a Post Baccalaureate at Columbia University and obtained a DDS at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She also completed a General Practice Residency at Veteran’s Administration Brooklyn Hospital. She is a member of the American Dental Society and NYS Dental Association. She participates with Osseoinstitute Study Club, Bayside Periodontics Study Club, and Women to Women Dentists. Dr. deSouza also volunteers with God’s Love We Deliver, Jan Hus Urban Outreach Center and Dental Lifeline.
JDental offers a variety of services for all your oral care needs- to keep your teeth feeling and looking the best! These services include cosmetic procedures like dental crowns, invisalign, and laser whitening and routine dental procedures like dental cleanings and oral exams. JDental has the most advanced technology and most experienced staff in Midtown NYC. Our 24 hour dentists are concerned about all your dental needs and make personalized treatment plans specifically geared towards those needs! JDental is the best dentist if you’re looking for a laser whitening, dental crown, or invisalign procedure or if you’re just simply looking for somewhere to have affordable cleanings and exams to ensure that your oral health is at its best.
We have taken extra precautions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. These provisions include sanitizing frequently, temperature checks, employee tests, hand sanitizer/hand washing stations for patients- to ensure that your health will be protected. Our trained professionals know how to deal with both your oral needs and the pandemic and have been trained to take every precaution necessary to keep yours and their health safe! Even though the world has become hectic, that doesn’t mean your oral hygiene needs to suffer- JDental is your nearby NYC dental office during the covid pandemic. Open 24 hours, we understand that life can be unpredictable during these times and are always available to help.
Are your teeth discolored, cracked, misshapen, broken or stained? Do your teeth have gaps between them? Do you want to improve your smile? With cosmetic dental procedures on the rise, our dentists are equipped to give you the smile that YOU want. Cosmetic procedures like laser whitening, dental crowns, and invisalign are our specialty! You will leave our office with a brighter, straighter, more confident smile. To learn more about these procedures, scroll down to see what each entails or contact your JDental professional for more information on pricing and procedure details.
Laser whitening and Zoom whitening is offered at JDental as a way to quickly and affordably whiten teeth by up to 10 shades. Laser whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure used to brighten teeth. This procedure uses lasers/heat lamps to speed up the teeth bleaching process. First, dentists cover your gums and soft tissue with gauze and your lips with SPF lotion to protect these fragile areas from damage. Next, a bleaching gel with hydrogen peroxide is placed on the front of your teeth. When the heat is placed on your teeth it activates the hydrogen peroxide in the bleaching gel, removing stains from the enamel. In just an hour you will leave our office with noticeably whiter and brighter teeth. The typical procedure applies heat in the form of lasers or a lamp to your teeth in three fifteen minute sessions. This non-invasive procedure will leave you feeling more confident in your smile and in yourself! You will see immediate results with no needles or incisions- giving you instant confidence!
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” placed over a broken, chipped, or decayed tooth to restore the shae, size, strength, and appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns are used to protect weak teeth, support dental bridges, hold teeth with large fillings in place, cover misshapen or discolored teeth, or to change the appearance of your smile cosmetically. During the procedure, our dentists will take X-Rays and examine the tooth receiving the crown. The tooth may have to be shaved down or built up to be an appropriate size to receive the crown. After scans are taken, your dentist will send them to the lab so they can produce a permanent crown made of porcelain-fused-to-metal, metal, ceramic, or porcelain crown. The type of crown you chose depends on both the practical and cosmetic function they serve and options can be further discussed with any JDental staff member. While you wait, a temporary crown made of acrylic or stainless steel to cover and protect the tooth while you wait for the permanent crown. Then, the permanent crown is placed with cement and your smile is restored. Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years and can be manufactured to give you an almost seamless appearance!
First, your teeth are prepared by your JDental professional. This includes identifying the shade of the teeth before the treatment, coating the lips with a protective SPF lotion, and placing cotton rolls under the lips to protect the mouth and gums from the bleaching gel. Once the protective coating is placed, your dentist will apply the bleaching gel to the front of your teeth. A light or laser is then placed over your teeth to activate the bleaching process.
Laser teeth whitening is a specific laser whitening procedure. Your JDental professional will use the hydrogen peroxide gel as well as the Biolase Epic Diode Laser. The whitening gel contains 45% hydrogen peroxide which is activated and broken down by the laser; as the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the tooth to bleach the stained enamel.
Laser teeth whitening is a great way to see immediate whitening results! In about an hour, your teeth will be up to 4-6 shades brighter and with multiple sessions you can see a difference by up to 10 shades. This type of teeth whitening is easy, non invasive, requires no needles, and leaves a long lasting result. If you are interested in having a brighter and better look, contact your JDental dentist to see what whitening procedure is best for you!