Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey offers a wealth of options designed to help patients visiting our dental office in Totowa and Fairfield, in Essex County, achieve the healthy, radiant smiles of their dreams. Our cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry treatments in Totowa, New Jersey, include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, CEREC crowns and more. Call 973-227-8998 for your consultation today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Porcelain veneers can transform imperfect teeth, making them more attractive and stronger. Thin sheets or layers of porcelain are bonded to the front of the teeth to conceal superficial flaws such as chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, irregular shape and size, and spacing problems.
Teeth whitening is the process of lightening and brightening stained, discolored or yellowish teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Jerry M. Strauss, and our team offer professional chairside whitening with the Zoom system, which involves applying a concentrated bleaching agent to the teeth and activating it with a special low-intensity light. The treatment takes about an hour and can lighten the teeth up to eight shades.
Dr. Strauss also provides customized whitening trays for patients to use in the comfort of their own homes. These trays are fitted to each patient’s teeth and should be worn for a certain amount of time each day for a few weeks.
Dr. Strauss often encounters patients who require two or more cosmetic dentistry treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. The process of combining multiple cosmetic treatments is known as a smile makeover and may include teeth whitening, dental bonding, Invisalign® treatment or the placement of porcelain veneers. Some smile makeovers can be completed in a single appointment whereas others require multiple appointments spaced out over the course of several months or even years.
FAQ About Cosmetic dentistry
Over the years, many of our patients have 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 special emphasis placed on ensuring that individual teeth, as well as your smile, look their very best. It is essential to seek an experienced cosmetic dentist that delivers top-quality care. Dr. 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 appearance. It gives you confidence. It will give you an edge in your everyday activities — improving your professional and personal image. Once you have established that you would like cosmetic dentistry, contact our cosmetic dentist to move forward with developing a plan of treatment.
What types of problems does cosmetic dentistry solve?
Cosmetic dentistry commonly fixes the following:
- Dark, discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Extremely worn teeth
- Slight gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Irregularly shaped or sized teeth
- Excessive gum tissue (i.e., a “gummy smile”)
- Old, unsightly restorations like metal fillings or crowns
If aesthetic issues with your teeth prevent you from smiling fully, cosmetic dentistry can help. Dr. Strauss encourages you to book an informational consultation at our practice to discuss your needs and treatment goals.
How long will it take to make over my smile?
Although each case is unique, some smiles are transformed in a single visit. Others require several dental appointments spaced over a few weeks or months. Total treatment time depends on the treatment plan.
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 973-227-8998 or completing our contact form. Get in touch with our cosmetic dentist in Totowa and Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey, today!
What is “instant orthodontics?”
“Instant Orthodontics” is a term for the process of creating the illusion of straighter teeth using bonded porcelain veneers or crowns instead of braces. Placing veneers and crowns can eliminate the appearance of large gaps between your teeth and correct overcrowding in as little as one visit to the office. The teeth also become naturally stronger with the placement of the bonded porcelain veneers. These veneers are placed above or just below the gumline and help keep the gum tissue healthy.
Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth? How long do the results 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, tea, tobacco, certain foods and tartar. A very small percentage of patients do report sensitivity after bleaching, but it is often completely reversible. Depending on how well you maintain your teeth and the type of habits you have, results from whitening 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 with our dentist, and 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 left by missing teeth often have low confidence. Missing teeth can also affect a patient’s ability to speak and chew normally. A resolution to 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.