Fillings and Bondings
Many patients experience a cavity or broken tooth at some time in their life. In order to treat these common issues, we offer fillings. Our team uses composite resin to look like your normal teeth for a more natural appearance. First, we numb the tooth for your comfort, then clean the area thoroughly and remove any decay before placing the filling. A filling can restore a decayed or damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. A filling also helps prevent further decay by sealing off any cracks or crevices where bacteria may enter.
All of our fillings are mercury-free. However, many people still have silver or mercury fillings in their mouth from past procedures. These fillings are not pleasing to the eye, and have been shown to result in a weaker tooth structure. Tooth colored restorations create fillings that are not only unnoticeable and beautiful, but also very durable. As a result of modern technologies and advancements, these restorations are aesthetically pleasing and stronger than ever.
The dental bonding process is very similar to the process of fillings. The term fillings is generally used to treat tooth decay, whereas bonding refers to reshaping a tooth for cosmetic purposes. Typically, the tooth is prepared and smoothed before a resin material is applied to reform the tooth shape. Once applied, the tooth is reworked to appear just like a natural tooth. Bonding is used to change the shape, color or other aesthetics of teeth. This method of tooth restoration is usually more economical than other methods of cosmetic dentistry.
Dental bonding consists of a tooth-colored plastic material that is applied to a patient’s tooth. Using a special light, we make the material harden which causes bonding.
Bonding can be used to correct common dental issues such as:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Irregular tooth shape/size
Bleaching / Whitening
Teeth whitening by a dentist in Fair Lawn NJ provides the highest quality solution to achieve safe, reliable whitening results. Our process uses higher-concentration whitening agents then at-home remedies and is administered by a licensed and trusted cosmetic dentist. The results of professional teeth whitening have proven to have more effective and longer lasting results compared to over-the-counter remedies. With professional whitening, your dentist understands the importance of ensuring the process is safe and the results are successful.
Teeth whitening describes the process of restoring the natural color of teeth by removing stains from the surface of teeth. Whiteners are cleaning agents that can be found in some mouth rinses and toothpastes. Teeth bleaching refers to whitening teeth beyond their natural color. However, the ADA has awknowledged that the the terms of teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are often used interchangeably. Many patients are seeking a brighter and more vibrant smile, and our team is here to help. Even if you consider your teeth as being white, tooth enamel can be many different shades.
Over time, tooth enamel can become stained or change color for various reasons including:
- Lifestyle choices
- Stain-causing food and drinks
If your teeth are stained or discolored, teeth bleaching or whitening may help. Our team at The Tooth Doctors are experts in brightening smiles and improving appearances.
Dental crowns are an effective and secure method to fill gaps and help restore your smile if you have damaged or missing teeth. A crown helps improve your bite and chewing functionality, which positively affects other systems in your body, such as digestion. A dental crown is a like a “cap” that is placed over a tooth in order to restore its shape, size, and strength.
A dental crown may be a necessary solution for the following reasons:
- Protection of a weak tooth from breaking or cracking
- Restoration of a broken tooth
- Supporting a tooth with a large filling
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Covering misshaped, discolored, or stained teeth
- Covering a dental implant
- Making a cosmetic alteration
A dentist performs preparations for a crown, by taking X-rays and checking the roots and surrounding bone of the tooth. If there is extensive tooth decay present or a risk of infection to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal will be necessary first. Upon reshaping the tooth, A Fair Lawn dentist makes an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. The impressions or scans are then used to manufacture a custom dental crown that is the perfect shape and color. Porcelain crowns are made to closely match the shades of surrounding teeth. On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years, depending on mouth-related habits and oral care. As a result, it is important to choose a dentist in Fair Lawn NJ that specializes in dental crowns in order to guarantee the best results.
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or plastic filling tooth-colored materials according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Veneers are used to re-create the natural appearance of teeth, while also providing strength and durability comparable to natural tooth enamel. As a result, dental veneers are custom made and bonded to teeth to improve appearance. Veneers are a key element of cosmetic dentistry due to their ability to makeover smiles with beautifully shaped and aligned teeth. However, dental veneers also provide protective qualities, by eliminating the need for more extensive treatments, providing durability, improving smile appearance, and requiring minimal removal of tooth structure.
Dental veneers are a great solution to improve the look of your smile for teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Chipped or broken
- Irregularly shaped
Porcelain veneers have shown to resist stains and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As a result, veneers offer a conservative approach to improving tooth color and shape. Generally, veneers are an effective solution that don’t require the shaping involved with dental crowns. Although porcelain veneers resist against stains, it is still important to maintain necessary oral care. Good oral hygiene practices include routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash. A dentist in Fair Lawn NJ may still recommend to avoid stain-causing foods or beverages such as coffee, tea, or wine.
Before deciding on a procedure, schedule a free initial consultation with a dentist at The Tooth Doctors. Our team us experienced and knowledgable in successfully correcting common dental issues. We are dedicated to providing our patients with solutions and information regarding healthier teeth and beautiful smiles.
Dental implants have revolutionized the dental industry by providing a permanent treatment option for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place. The benefit of dental implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants provide an ideal solution to tooth loss because they feel and look like natural teeth. One of the most valuable aspects of modern dentistry is the ability to permanently replace missing teeth. Dental implants can offer many advantages both cosmetically and health wise.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can:
- Boost confidence
- Improve chewing functionality
- Retain natural face shape
- Improve speech
- Enjoy your favorite foods
Chewing and eating with missing teeth can sabotage your bite and lead to discomfort. If a tooth is missing or has been extracted for any reason, a single implant can be used to replace the missing tooth. The implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and acts as a new tooth root. This method of tooth replacement looks and feels like natural teeth.
If you are missing teeth, dental implants are the best choice for a permanent solution. Dental implants can be completed in one procedure and last a lifetime with the proper care. In addition to allowing you to eat all your favorite foods, dental implants look and act like natural teeth. A dental implant is the closest thing available to a natural tooth replacement.
Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental disease such as decay. However, the health of the gums is essential to maintaining lasting success for dental implants. Routine care and professional cleanings are essential elements for sustainability. We understand each patient is different, and success is based upon planning, medical history, and a variety of other factors.
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth to help restore your smile. If you’ve lost natural teeth from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, you can improve your appearance and your health with dentures. Dentures provide an easy solution to enhancing chewing functionality, digestion, and speech.
Dentures act as replacements for missing teeth that can be put in and taken out of your mouth. While dentures may take some adjusting, modern dentures are more natural looking and comfortable than ever before. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. A Fair Lawn NJ dentist will help you choose the type of dentures that’s best fit your needs. Losing multiple teeth lead to facial muscles sagging, which cause an older and less youthful appearance. Dentures assist in filling out the appearance of your face. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not drastically change. As a result, dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Each set of dentures is custom-made from dental impressions taken by your dentist. Our team will determine which treatment option is the best fit for you and your needs.
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