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!
At Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of dentists strive to stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology and procedures, giving our patients the opportunity to experience the best that the industry offers. Invisalign has become one of the most popular upgrades to the way teeth are straightened, and we're proud to offer it. Learn more about the advantages of Invisalign in this informative post.
Comfort and aesthetic appeal
With Invisalign, gentle pressure from the clear plastic trays, called aligners, gradually guides your teeth where they need to be. To continue the process, the aligner you've worn for a few weeks is discarded and you begin wearing another one. As these transparent aligners fit snugly against your teeth, wearing them won't be noticeable to anyone but you. No worries of an errant wire poking your cheek or the noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces.
Ease of eating and cleaning
The aligners are easily removed so you can eat as you normally would, without having to alter your diet as traditional braces often require. This also allows for ease of cleaning both your teeth and your aligners; food can't get caught anywhere and you won't need any special instruments to remove it. However, for the best and accurate results, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentist recommends wearing your aligners at least 20 hours a day, including while you sleep. This is not only to ensure you stay on schedule, but also to prevent your aligners from being misplaced or lost, disrupting the process and potentially costing extra to resolve.
All in all, Invisalign offers an unprecedented approach to wearing braces that combines comfort and aesthetics. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of dentists at Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, call (908) 874-4555 today.
Dentistry is in an exciting new era, advanced by new technologies that are making dentistry better, faster, and more affordable.
Some of these changes have become obvious to the patient, such as text and email reminders of appointments, online scheduling for dental hygiene appointments and electronic filing for dental insurance claims.
But behind the scenes on the clinical end are major advances and changes in the way dental care is provided.
So if you haven’t visited your dentist in a while, you may discover that so much has changed in the past 5 years. Here are some of the newer dental care technologies that top dentists are bringing into their practices.
- Digital X-Rays, including 3-D Cone Bean CT
- Faster Dental Care using CAD/CAM Restorations including CEREC
- Full Mouth Restorations/Makeovers in a Fewer Visits
- Better Dental Implants with Computer-Guided Implant Placement
- Dental Lasers for Earlier Tooth Cavity Detection
- Digital Impressions
- Thinner Veneers that Preserve More Tooth
- New Gum Disease Treatments for Better Dental Health
- Better Bonding and Filling Materials
In the next few issues of the Montgomery News, we will be expanding in more detail about one or more of these clinical advances.
In this article, we will examine the use of digital x-rays and how it improves dental health. In over 60% of dental offices in the U.S., digital x-rays (think computerized x-rays) have replaced traditional radiographs that use film and chemicals to provide an image your tooth or teeth.
Digital x-rays are faster and safer than traditional x-rays. First, an electronic sensor or phosphoric plate (instead of film) is placed in the patient’s mouth to capture the image of the teeth. The digital image is then displayed on a computer monitor where the dentist can view it within seconds. Computer software can improve the quality of the image so that the dentist doesn’t need to take additional x-rays.
These digital images are stored on the dentist’s computer server and can be compared with previous or future images to evaluate how your dental health is being maintained. And because the sensor and phosphoric plates are more sensitive to x-rays than film is, the radiation dosage is significantly reduced – in some cases up to 80%.
Digitals x-rays are not only used to find cavities between teeth, they are also used to help look at the bone level that is hidden under the gumline and between the roots of the teeth. Dentists who perform root canals, including endodontists who specialize in treating infections of the teeth, use digital x-rays to guide them into performing the procedure correctly.
Moreover, dentists use these digital x-rays to check the placement of an implant – a titanium cylinder that is inserted into the jawbone so that an artificial tooth or teeth can be attached.
Recently, a select few number of dental practices have installed Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machines in their offices. CBCT is a dental imaging technique used to produce 3-D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. The Cone Beam scan is more expensive than a screening panoramic view (CBCT cost approximately $350-$400, versus panoramic $120-$150), but the CBCT provides a larger amount of clinical data upon which (the dentist?) makes the best clinical decision. Getting a CBCT 3-D scan is a key element before proceeding with dental implants.
Well that’s about all we have you this edition. Next month we will explore in some detail the use of dental CAD/CAM used how it is making dentistry faster, better, and more affordable for patients.
Albert Internoscia, DMD, MAGD, FICOI
Dr. Albert Internoscia is the owner of Towne Centre Family Dental and the Implant and SmileMakeover Studios. He has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years in the Hillsborough and Montgomery Area.
Any questions for Dr. Al? Email [email protected]. For an appointment, book online at familydental.com or call TCFD at 908-874-4555.
Dental implants can restore your smile, while also resolving many of the problems that develop when teeth are missing. Having gaps in your smile due to missing teeth can affect speech and result in excess wear and tear on the remaining teeth. Dental implants can address all of these concerns. Towne Centre Family Dental is your dental practice for dental implants and other types of restorative dentistry in Hillsborough, NJ.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants serve as anchors for artificial teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace individual teeth when capped with dental crowns or they can replace multiple teeth simultaneously when used to anchor bridgework or implant-supported overdentures in place. Since dental implants are placed directly in the jaw bone, they provide one of the most secure methods for anchoring artificial teeth in place. In fact, dental implants permanently fuse with the bone over time so they will not come loose or fall out.
How Dental Implants Help
Dental implants come with many benefits. From restoring a person’s smile to improving speech, dental implants can help in several ways. When teeth are missing, speech can be affected. By filling in those gaps with dental implants and artificial teeth, tongue placement is corrected and speech can return to normal.
Dental implants help by minimizing wear and tear on teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth perform the biting and chewing functions previously performed by the missing teeth. Taking on this additional work can lead to additional wear and tear. Replacing missing teeth makes it possible for biting and chewing functions to be evenly distributed across a full set of teeth again, which can reduce strain.
Dental implants might be the right choice for you if you wish to restore your smile. For dental implants or other types of dental treatments in Hillsborough, NJ, schedule an appointment with Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of dentists at Towne Centre Family Dental by calling (908) 874-4555.
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