Posts for: November, 2017
Fixing your crooked smile doesn’t have to mean wearing metal braces.
Are you an adult who is tired of dealing with a misaligned smile? A smile says a lot about you and having gaps in your smile or overcrowding can certainly affect you socially and professionally. Of course, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentists are here to tell you that you don’t have to deal with those awkward, clunky metal braces in order to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
That’s right. Say goodbye to metal and say hello to clear, plastic aligners. The aligners are made to fit over your teeth and provide the appropriate amount of pressure and force to slowly move teeth into their proper position. Each aligner will fit tightly over the upper and/or lower teeth and will be worn for a week before being replaced with the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
Invisalign is great because it offers so many unique benefits to our adult patients who want to fix their smiles later in life. This revolutionary orthodontic system allows us to treat everything from minor crookedness and overlapping to uneven spacing between teeth and a variety of other bite issues. Invisalign can even fix minor to more severe dental issues. When you come in for an evaluation our Hillsborough, NJ, general dentists will be able to determine if Invisalign is the ideal way to obtain the results you want.
Some of the benefits of getting Invisalign include:
- A treatment that is nearly invisible and won’t be as noticeable as other orthodontic systems
- Getting results in a shorter amount of time compared to traditional braces
- Less time spent coming into the office for routine checkups (you’ll come in every six weeks or so to make sure that your treatment is progressing)
- Being able to eat whatever you want since aligners are removable
- Easily being able to brush and floss your teeth without having to work around metal wires and brackets
Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, is here to provide you with the ultimate in orthodontic treatment. Whether you are an adult who wants to find out if Invisalign is right for you or you have a child who could benefit from orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule an appointment for you or someone in your family.
Are you one of the millions of Americans dealing with tooth loss? In the past, dental bridges and dentures were the only options for replacing your teeth, but they left a lot to be desired. After all, many people were looking for a tooth replacement that not only resembled a real tooth but also functioned like one. Luckily, dental implants came on the scene to completely revolutionize the way people treated their tooth loss.
Dental implants are small metal posts or screws that are designed to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. These artificial metal tooth roots are placed into the jawbone during a minor surgery, where over time the bone, tissue and implant will fuse together to become one. As a result, implants are the only long-term tooth replacement that can potentially last the wearer the rest of their life.
Of course, with all the advancements in dental technology, it comes as no surprise that dental implants continue to enjoy incredible makeovers. 3D cone beam imaging has become an important component for a variety of dental applications, including the implantation process. By using 3D cone beam imaging, we can more precisely map out different anatomical structures to determine not only the health and thickness of the jawbone (to ensure that it is dense enough to successfully support an implant) but also to help us determine the exact placement of the implant, so that this treatment offers an even higher success rate.
Besides offering the latest dental implant technology right here in our office, we also know that patients are looking for the simplest and least invasive treatment options for addressing their tooth loss. Some patients may desire to get dental implants but remain apprehensive because they are concerned about having to undergo invasive surgical techniques and long recovery periods in order to get their restoration.
Fortunately, there are now minimally invasive options for getting dental implants. Immediate load or same-day implants allow us to place temporary dental crowns over your implants the same day the implant is placed. Instead of having to wait for the implant to fuse with the jawbone before we place the crown, now you can enjoy a complete smile even during your implant’s recovery period.
Find out how dental implants are changing your smile for the better. Call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ today at (908) 386-5350 for a consultation.