Have questions about what it’s like to get Invisalign treatment? We have the answers.
Maybe you’re interested in getting Invisalign from our Hillsborough, NJ, dental team but chances are good that you have questions first (it’s natural for anyone to have questions before undergoing dental treatment of any kind). So, we have compiled some of the top questions about Invisalign so that you understand more about this treatment before your consultation.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a unique approach to orthodontic treatment that uses a set of clear aligners that fit over your upper and lower teeth instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire system. These aligners are custom-made and look similar to whitening trays or traditional mouthguards.
How does Invisalign work?
Before getting your aligners there are a few steps that you will need to go through. First, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentist will require a thorough Invisalign consultation that includes examining your mouth and taking x-rays to make sure that you’re an ideal candidate.
From there, we will take digital photos of your mouth and use special computer software to map out which teeth need to shift around in order to achieve your perfect smile. All of this information is then sent to an Invisalign dental lab where they will make your very own set of aligners.
What problems does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can handle a wide range of dental problems including,
- Spacing or gaps between teeth
- Open bites
- Slightly crooked or protruding teeth
How long do I need to wear my aligners?
How long you wear each aligner will depend on your own personal situation and case; however, most aligners are worn anywhere from 7-14 days before being replaced with the next set in the series. While you can certainly take your aligners out when you need to, it’s important to wear them as much as possible (for 20-22 hours each day).
When should I take my aligners out?
The beauty of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners when you need to. Yes, you should wear them as much as possible if you want to see results quickly; however, you can and should remove your aligners when you are brushing or flossing, or whenever you are eating or drinking (you can still wear your aligners when drinking water).
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Most older teens and adults whose teeth have stopped growing can be ideal candidates for Invisalign. One way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate is to take this free online smile assessment with Invisalign. Chances are good that if your smile is uneven or misaligned that Invisalign can help.
If you are interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign then call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, at (908) 874-4555 to schedule a consultation.
Implants offer some unique smile advantages. Find out what they are.
Wondering if this popular tooth replacement option can meet your smile needs? Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, you may be surprised to hear that most healthy adults can benefit from dental implants. Our Hillsborough, NJ, dentists pride themselves on offering the very best when it comes to tooth restorations of all kinds. Wondering how dental implants can improve your oral health? Here’s how,
Prevent Bone Loss
One of the major complications of tooth loss is bone loss, which can occur in as little as one year after a tooth falls out. The only tooth replacement that can actually prevent jawbone deterioration is a dental implant because it acts just like real tooth roots, providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay strong and healthy.
Fill Gaps and Prevent Teeth from Shifting
If you don’t fill gaps in your smile with an artificial tooth the rest of your natural teeth will begin to compensate by moving into these gaps. As you might imagine, this can lead to further misalignments. By placing an implant not long after a tooth extraction we can prevent the rest of your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again
Dental implants provide you with nearly the same amount of chewing power that natural teeth do. Plus, since implants naturally fused together with the jawbone they don’t move or shift around. This means that you can comfortably eat whatever foods you want and treat your implant just like the rest of your natural teeth.
They Can Last Decades
Implants are made from titanium, a very durable metal. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone it fuses together with the bone to become one. This is what allows the implant to stimulate the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots. Once this integration occurs, the implant can last decades or even the rest of a patient’s life. It's important that you maintain good oral hygiene to maintain the health of the implant.
Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, is ready to give you something to smile about again. Call our office at (908) 874-4555 and let us know that you’re interested in talking with us about dental implants.
Find out how our dental team can give you the perfect smile right here in Hillsborough, NJ.
There are so many health benefits associated with smiling. Not to mention that people who have beautiful smiles were seen as more attractive, successful and even younger. So, if you don’t have a smile that you feel confident showing off, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentists can certainly help you get there with these popular cosmetic dentistry options:
Bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic technique that involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the edges of a tooth that is cracked or chipped. It can also be used to cover a discoloration or to close small spaces between teeth. Bonding can also make worn teeth appear longer. It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the bonding procedure and if it’s used for purely cosmetic reasons then anesthesia will not be necessary. In fact, bonding is one of the most cost-effective and least invasive cosmetic dental treatment you can get.
Contouring is another simple technique that is used to reshape teeth. Like bonding, contouring is designed to fix minor imperfections such as tiny chips, slightly overlapping teeth and excessively sharp teeth. Contouring involves shaving off small amounts of tooth enamel to reshape the tooth and buff away certain defects. Contouring may also be combined with bonding to improve the shape or size of your teeth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain or ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover a wide range of cosmetic problems. This includes everything from discolorations and chips to slightly crooked teeth or gaps between teeth. Veneers are a great option for widespread dental issues, altering the overall shape, size, color, and alignment of one or more teeth. Once veneers are bonded they can last about 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Many people turn to our Hillsborough, NJ, cosmetic dentists for teeth whitening. That is because this simple in-office procedure could get your teeth several shades whiter in about one hour. The whitening gel applied to teeth contains a very high percentage of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which means that it doesn’t need to remain on teeth for a very long time to be able to break up stains and brighten teeth.
Are you ready to give yourself the smile makeover you deserve? Have questions about the different cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer? If so, call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, today at (908) 874-4555 to schedule a no-risk cosmetic consultation with us.
You can improve your smile in many ways with veneers. Dental veneers are thin laminates made from porcelain that can be placed over the surface of a problem tooth to cover cosmetic imperfections. Veneers transform the appearance of problem teeth so they look flawless. At Towne Centre Family Dental, Dr. Albert Internoscia is your dentist for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures in Hillsborough, NJ.
Veneers are a great option for improving your smile. They are wafer-thin covers placed over problem teeth to give them a beautiful new look. At our general and cosmetic dentistry practice in Hillsborough, we use veneers made from dental porcelain, which closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once in place, veneers look like part of the natural tooth. In fact, others will be unable to tell that you have had veneers placed over your teeth.
Veneers can be customized during the creation process to achieve the best fit and most natural look possible. For example, the size, shape, and color of each veneer can be adjusted to perfectly fit over its corresponding tooth and blend in with the surrounding teeth as seamlessly as possible.
How Veneers Can Help
Veneers can improve your smile in several ways by addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns. For example, stained teeth can be given a beautiful new surface free of stains or discolorations. Additionally, the appearance of a tooth that is oddly shaped can be improved by placing a beautifully-shaped custom veneer over the surface. Veneers can improve your smile by addressing the following cosmetic concerns:
- Stains or discolorations
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rough or uneven surfaces
It is easy to improve your smile with veneers. They can completely make-over your smile by concealing imperfections so your teeth appear flawless. To learn more about how veneers can improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Albert Internoscia. Call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ at (908) 874-4555.
Here at Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of family dentists offer sealants in order to protect patients' teeth against cavities and serious dental decay. Read on to learn more!
The Benefits of Dental Sealants
Cavities usually develop on the chewing surfaces in your child's mouth, especially the molars (back teeth). This is because chewing surfaces are the most vulnerable to decay due to their everyday contact with food and the acid-producing bacteria that comes from the exposure.
If you run your tongue over chewing surfaces, you'll notice that they are covered in tiny grooves called “pits and fissures". These areas are where bacteria and food particles become trapped. While brushing helps to remove some of the food debris and bacteria, sealants greatly aid in the process by filling up these grooves altogether. This step prevents bacteria and food from getting stuck in there from the start.
Sealants are a great preventative measures, along with dental cleanings, regular checkups, a healthy diet, fluoride treatment and a healthy oral regimen.
Why Children Get So Many Cavities
So why are children more at risk of developing cavities than adults? Well, one major reason is that newly erupted permanent teeth are not all that resistant to decay. Enamel, the white protective coat encapsulating teeth, becomes stronger with time and proper care. Additionally, children often don't have the greatest oral care routines, leading to more plaque presence and enabling the spread of decay.
More About Sealant Application
Sealants can be applied easily and quickly during a single visit to our office in Hillsborough, NJ. The process is as follows:
- Your dentist examines the child's teeth for any decay and removes it immediately.
- An etching solution is applied to the tooth surfaces. This roughens the surface to ensure the sealant material adheres more readily.
- The etching material is removed, and the teeth are dried.
- Your dentist paints the liquid sealant material onto the tooth, hardens it with a special curing light, and you're done!
Caring for Sealants
If you have questions about dental sealants for your child, contact Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, by dialing (908) 874-4555. Call today to schedule an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Albert Internoscia, today!
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