Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ – New Jersey
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Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey offers a wealth of options designed to help patients visiting our office in Fairfield, Essex County, achieve the healthy, radiant smiles of their dreams. Our cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry treatments include dental implants, teeth whitening, and more.
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Frequently Asked Cosmetic Dentistry Questions
Over the years, many of our patient’s come to us with similar questions related to the improvement of their smiles. Below we have provided answers in an effort to better prepare you for your first visit at our office. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our welcoming staff through telephone or email should you have any additional questions or wish to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Strauss.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of designing wonderful smiles. It involves all aspects of general dentistry with a special emphasis to assure that individual teeth, as well as your smile, look their very best. It is essential to seek a cosmetic dentist with experience and care. Our New Jersey cosmetic dentist, Jerry Strauss has a skillful tact and believes that all patients should be comfortable.
Should I consider cosmetic dentistry?
Look carefully at your smile. If you feel it could be better, you should consider cosmetic dentistry. Having a beautiful smile goes deeper than appearances. It gives you confidence. It will give you an edge in your everyday activities – improving your professional and personal image. Once you have established the fact that you would like cosmetic dentistry, contact our cosmetic dentist to move forward with your procedures.
What types of problems does cosmetic dentistry solve?
If your teeth are dark or worn and make you look older, if gaps or chips make you feel self-conscious, or if crooked or discolored teeth stop you from smiling fully, cosmetic dentistry can help. The negative effects of abnormal gum tissue or out-of-date dental treatment are also problems that can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry. How long does it take to get a new smile? Although each case is unique, some new smiles are completed in a single visit.
Can I afford cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry offers many different options. Some patients require treatments that are relatively easy and inexpensive. Others need more extensive procedures to reach their goals. Questions are always answered and fees are discussed before treatment begins. Financing is also available. At Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey, it is important for us to see that our clients receive the cosmetic dentistry care that they seek, which is why we make financing an option.
How do I get started?
Your first step is a comprehensive examination and Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation, during which you and Dr. Strauss will evaluate your smile and discuss your goals and options for treatment. It is as easy as picking up the telephone and dialing (866) 440-7677 or completing our contact form. Get in touch with our cosmetic dentist in Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey today!
What is Instant Orthodontics?
Instant Orthodontics is a procedure that straightens teeth using bonded porcelain veneers or crowns instead of braces. It can close large gaps between your teeth and correct overcrowding in as little as one visit to the office. The teeth also become naturally stronger by the bonded porcelain veneers. These veneers are placed above or just below the gum line, and help keep the gum tissue healthy.
What is a porcelain inlay/onlay?
A porcelain inlay or onlay is a piece of porcelain that fits into or onto the tooth. It holds the tooth together and makes the tooth stronger while keeping the tooth looking natural.
Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth? How long does it usually last?
Teeth whitening is not harmful to the teeth in any way. It simply removes stains from the teeth that may be caused by coffee, teas, tobacco, food and tartar. A very small percentage of patients do report sensitivity after bleaching, but is often completely reversible. Depending on how well you maintain your teeth and the type of habits you have, it may last a very long time.
How long do veneers and crowns last?
How long veneers or crowns last depends on many different factors such as care at home, how well you keep follow up visits to your dentist, as well as the quality of the crown or veneer.
What is laser dentistry?
There are a few dental procedures in which a laser can be used. Laser dentistry can be used for teeth whitening, surgery on the gums, and restorative materials. Laser dentistry requires a very skilled dentist. It is important to talk to a dentist with experience in laser dentistry.
What is implant dentistry?
Like cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry is an art and science of designing beautiful smiles. Patients who have gaps in their teeth oftentimes have a lower confidence level. It can also affect a patient’s ability to speak and chew normally. A resolution for this problem is having a dental implant replace the missing tooth by implanting it into the patient’s jawbone. A dental implant is an artificial root and tooth. They look and feel like natural teeth.