General Dentistry

Robert Zarabi, DDS

Restorative & Dental Surgeon located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Your oral health is often a good indicator of your overall health, since some dental infections can spread to other parts of your body. General dentistry encompasses cleanings, exams, dental education, services and procedures, and more, so it’s important that you don’t miss a checkup. In Midtown East, New York, Dr. Robert Zarabi provides an effective blend of cosmetic and general dentistry services to the neighboring communities. Click to schedule your checkup or call the friendly dental staff today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry involves an array of services that are vital to your continued oral health.

Preventive oral care

Preventive oral care services help you maintain good oral health and are focused on reducing your risk of dental complications and diseases. It involves regular exams, diagnostic testing, and professional teeth cleanings. Dr. Zarabi also advises you on how to best take care of your teeth and gums at home.

Restorative dental services

If you have a dental complication that requires a restoration, such as removing tooth decay and placing a filling, Dr. Zarabi has many years of experience in providing patients with numerous effective restorative and cosmetic dental solutions. Many general dentists offer prompt treatment for dental trauma and can diagnose periodontal disease.

What’s the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry differs from general dentistry, but many general dentists are also trained in cosmetic dentistry and certain cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening and dental implants.

Cosmetic dentistry is centered around services and procedures that restore the appearance of your smile, while general dentistry involves more general dental care, such as cleanings and diagnostic exams.

What services does a general dentist provide?

A general dentist provides a variety of services from maintenance cleanings and checkups to exams and services like fitting crowns and bridges. Many general dentists are also oral surgeons and trained in cosmetic dentistry.


Dr. Zarabi provides dental crowns that act as a cap to look and act like your natural tooth and protect and restore a damaged tooth’s shape and size. It can also improve the overall appearance of your smile.

When crowns are properly cemented into place, they cover the entire visible portion of your tooth.


Dr. Zarabi offers dental bridges as a fixed dental restoration to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. A bridge joins an artificial tooth to dental implants or adjacent teeth.


A cavity is the result of tooth decay and the breakdown of your teeth due to acids produced by a bacteria. Cavities can get in the way of eating and in most cases, a dental filling is the recommended treatment.

Dr. Zarabi skillfully merges cosmetic and general dentistry in his comfortable Midtown East, New York, office. Call or click to book your checkup.