Preventive & Diagnostic Dental Services
We take pride in our comprehensive approach to treating our patients. From routine re-care to complete smile makeovers, our mission is the same with relentless dedication.
An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Radiographs and Scans allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.
Routine teeth cleanings are crucial to optimal oral health. Teeth cleanings should be scheduled a few times per year to remove plaque from your teeth that regular daily brushing can't reach.
Dental fillings are designed to restore the loss of tooth structure due to decay or fracture. Although they can last for decades, they need to be replaced eventually. It’s especially true if you have oral habits such as clenching and grinding.
Fillings that chipped or fell out can cause gaps between the tooth and the filling causing an entry point for bacteria. If the seal between your tooth and the filling breaks, bacteria can work their way to the worn filling and the tooth. Because toothbrush can’t reach that part of your tooth, decay may develop underneath or at the edge of the filling.
If left untreated, tooth decay can progress to infect the dental pulp. It’ll result in the need for endodontic treatment or the loss of your tooth.
Fortunately, you can prevent it from happening by going to your dentist’s office regularly. Problems with your existing fillings can be easily detected in the early stage. Your dentist can tell whether or not your current fillings are getting weak.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Root planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth roots after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
Partials and Dentures
Even though teeth are meant to last a lifetime, losing teeth can happen to anyone due to an accident or poor oral hygiene evolving into gum disease and tooth decay. Missing teeth comes with many challenges that people often don't expect besides the obvious change in appearance, such as difficulty eating or speaking. When someone loses all of their natural teeth, their facial muscles may begin to sag and cause them to look older. Dentures and partials take the place of those missing teeth to counteract these issues and allow people to feel like they have a mouthful of strong, healthy teeth once again. At NJ Smile Center, we create quality dentures and partials for patients in New Jersey, New York, and the surrounding areas.
There are several different types of dentures:
Full or Partial
Removable or Fixed
Traditional or Implant-Supported
Removable Partial Dentures are used to replace edentulous ares of your mouth. With advances in dental technology, metal-free partials can now be handcrafted. These more advanced partials can virtually become flawless replacement teeth and restore your smile with a perfectly natural look.
NJ Smile Center provides dental implant services in Colts Neck, NJ. Call 732-677-2777 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants have a success rate of approximately 95%. They are considered the best solution for replacing missing teeth, because not only do they produce a beautiful, natural smile, they also have some significant oral health benefits.
Dental implants replace tooth roots, providing a strong, stable foundation that allows you to eat even tough steak and corn on the cob with ease. In addition, they halt and even reverse the natural jawbone loss that occurs when teeth are missing. Your diet, your appearance, and the stability of your remaining teeth will vastly improve with dental implants.
trained and certified Oral Surgeons do a thorough examination of your dental condition in order to determine if oral surgery is needed and the best course of action. Prior to surgery, a surgeon will determine what types of anesthetics and options for sedation are needed and best-suited for your individual needs. If you have allergies to any medicines, please make sure to let your Oral Surgeon know at that time so they can make the appropriate accommodations. They will also discuss any risks or side effects associated with the oral surgery procedure at that time and will inform you of any after-care instructions for post-surgery recovery.A variety of conditions may warrant oral surgery, such as: Wisdom teeth removal Impacted teeth Dental implants Jaw related problems Gum disease.
A variety of conditions may warrant oral surgery, such as: