Your smile is often the first impression you put out onto the world, caring about its appearance is only natural. Your Wayne, NJ, dental specialists offer a variety of treatments that will return function to damaged or diseased teeth, but just as important is having teeth that will look natural and healthy. To learn more about their cosmetic dentistry offerings, get in contact with Dr. Maria Ambrosio and Dr. Wilson Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts.
If you simply wish for a smile that's brighter, whiter, and is sure to catch the eye, then a professional teeth whitening may be all you need. Whether in the office or with take-home trays, you will be able to make your teeth multiple shades whiter, and in a much safer way, than with over the counter products.
Bonding and Tooth-Colored Fillings
For teeth with small chips or cracks, composite bonding can recreate their natural shape. This compound is also often used for fillings that will not stand out and will look just like they're part of teeth.
If you have teeth with a variety of concerns that you wish to address with one treatment, then porcelain veneers may be your solution. They can provide you with a full smile makeover with a relatively little reshaping of your teeth. Veneers are thin but very durable porcelain caps that are bonded directly to your teeth, giving your smile a brand new look.
Of all the available treatments dental implants are the most durable. The implant itself is a titanium post that is permanently attached to the bone in your jaw. Onto the implant, a crown is attached which will give you a tooth as secure as your natural ones, and that will definitely look the part. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, without impacting their neighbors, unlike bridgework. But they can also function to replace multiple teeth, even full dentures.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Wayne, NJ
The right treatment for you will depend heavily on your expectations and your dental health and health habits. Some procedures cannot be performed if you're a smoker, or without first addressing problems like decay or gum disease.
So don't waste any more time wishing for a perfect smile, take the first step toward it, make an appointment today. Call Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts in Wayne, NJ, by dialing (973) 694-9080.
Learn about crowns and bridges from your Wayne, NJ dentist.
A Gallup poll found that up to a third of Americans didn’t visit the dentist’s office in the course of a year. Unfortunately, the longer you avoid going to the dentist’s office, the higher the chance of dental problems that may require restorative work. If you’ve been looking for a restorative solution for your smile, crowns or bridges may be your best option. Learn more about these common dental treatments by exploring a few frequently asked questions.
What Is the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?
A crown is a whole covering, commonly made of porcelain, metal, or ceramic material, that replaces the enamel layer of the tooth. It is bonded on top of a healthy rooted tooth that needs strengthening and protection. A bridge is a device that uses two crowns to fill in a gap in the smile from a missing tooth. The crowns cover the two adjacent teeth, called abutments. The center of the bridge, called a pontic, is a false tooth that is designed to fit in with the rest of your smile.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Crowns?
Since a crown is only a superficial covering, the inner parts of the tooth have to be healthy to support it. A dentist must examine the inside of the tooth using X-rays to confirm that the tooth is healthy enough for a crown. Patients who have root canal therapy are also candidates for crowns.
Who Needs Bridges?
Someone who has one or two missing teeth and wants a reasonably secure and semi-permanent solution may benefit from bridges. The bridge is needed to help make it easier to process food, maintain the structure of the jawline and give the patient a smile to be proud of. The abutment teeth have to be healthy enough to support a crown. Generally, a good candidate for a crown will likely also be a good candidate for bridgework.
How Long Will These Dental Solutions Last?
A crown or bridge can last for between five to 15 years or even longer if you take care of your teeth. But no worries, because when the time comes your dentist can redo the crown or bridge and give you another 15 or more years to enjoy your new smile.
Contact your Wayne, NJ Dentist
Call your Wayne, NJ dentist to find out if a crown or bridge can help give you a better smile. These two restorative treatments can help fix a number of common dental problems.
Welcome to the Blog of Valley Dental Arts
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for an experienced, specialized dentist in the Wayne, NJ area, we’re excited you are here.
With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in the dental practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle.
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