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We can give you something to smile about!
Have questions about the different cosmetic treatments our Hillsborough NJ dentists have to offer? It’s natural to have questions, especially before saying “yes” to cosmetic dentistry. Here are the top treatments we offer:
- Dental bonding and tooth reshaping: Two conservative treatments that allow us to either apply a tooth-colored resin to small chips or gaps between teeth to restore the tooth, or to shave off enamel from parts of a tooth to change its size or shape
- Gum contouring: A treatment for those with “gummy smiles," our dentists can remove excess tissue to reveal more of your teeth
- Professional teeth whitening (both in-office and at-home systems): Get teeth several shades whiter in just one hour with in-office whitening or turn to our dental professional for an individualized at-home whitening system that will provide you results when it’s convenient for you
- Porcelain veneers: If you want a Hollywood smile then this restoration is right for you, as these thin tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to completely alter the overall shape, size, alignment, and color of your teeth
- Dental implants: Replace one or more missing teeth with a restoration that acts, looks, and feels just like the real thing
- Invisible braces: Straighten your smile with a set of completely transparent aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth so they are less visible when you talk and smile
Most Hillsborough cosmetic dentistry that our Hillsborough NJ dentist offers focus on ways to improve the overall appearance of one or more teeth. This may involve:
- Removing yellowing stains
- Covering deep discolorations
- Buffing or covering chips and cracks in gaps
- Filling or covering gaps between teeth
- Lengthening teeth
- Removing excess gum tissue for a more symmetrical smile
- Improving the overall shape of one or more teeth
- Making teeth appear straighter
If you are dealing with one or more of these issues, then chances are good that cosmetic dentistry can help you. Of course, you will need to come in for a consultation with our dental team before we can determine which cosmetic treatment will best fit your needs. Some factors that our dental team will need to consider to determine whether cosmetic dentistry is right for you, include:
- The health of your teeth and gums
- Your home care routine (aka how well you care for your teeth)
- Your lifestyle and habits
- Your dedication to caring for your new restorations
- Your budget
If you are ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted with the help of cosmetic dentistry then call our Hillsborough NJ dental team at (908) 874-4555 to schedule a consultation. Trust in the smile experts at Towne Centre Family Dental.
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.
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.