When choosing a dental clinic, you want to make sure they will be able to help you out no matter what happens. Your dentist’s office should have professionals skilled in everything from general cleanings to dental implants to periodontal treatment. Whether you are visiting Seaview Dental in Eatontown, Century Dental in Jackson, or Century Dental East in Pine Beach, you can count on just that. Our dentist offices also have varying hours so there is always an office you can trust that will work with your busy schedule.
In today’s blog, we are going to take some time to go over the varying services that we offer at our three dental clinics.
Dental Exam, X-Rays, And Cleaning
Most people should have a regular dental check-up every 6 months. For those with oral health concerns, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits because dental issues can arise quickly and are best caught early. At your dental check-up, your team will check for signs of oral cancer, detect any early signs of gum disease, and perform digital x-rays if needed. They will give your teeth a thorough cleaning, flossing, and check for cavities or other concerns. This is a great time to ask your dentist about any questions you have about your oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry deals with improving the appearance of your teeth. Most people have something they would change about their teeth if possible, and luckily we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures to bring you confidence in your smile. We’ve listed a few of these treatments and procedures below.
- Professional Teeth Whitening: You can buy over the counter teeth whitening products, but the best way to make a significant change to the shade of your teeth is at your dentist’s office. At our New Jersey dentist offices, we offer the renowned Boost Whitening System, which offers the most powerful teeth bleaching option available.
- Invisalign®: For those looking to straighten their teeth without wearing traditional metal braces, we can help. Our dental clinics are happy to offer the Invisalign teeth straightening system. This system consists of using clear plastic trays to straighten your teeth over a period of time. You can remove these trays to eat and for special occasions, so there’s no need to worry about damaging your braces with certain foods or having visible braces.
- Metal Crown And Filling Replacement: Those who have had metal crowns or fillings in the past are often surprised to learn that these are no longer the norm. If you have dark-colored fillings or gold crowns, we can remove these and replace them with discreet tooth-colored porcelain. This helps to make metal work in your teeth less noticeable and allows you to laugh and smile with confidence.
- Bonding And Veneers: Dental bonding and veneers can both improve the appearance of your teeth, but which one is right for you will depend on what exactly you are trying to fix. Your dentist can offer advice on whether you will be a good candidate for either of these at your next visit. Veneers involve removing a thin layer of enamel from your tooth and replacing it with porcelain. This is a multi-appointment procedure and will generally last for 15 years or longer with proper care. Veneers are extremely lifelike and can cover cracks, chips, deep stains, and large gaps. Bonding, on the other hand, creates a similar end product but does not require removing any parts of the tooth. Keep in mind that dental bonding needs to be repaired every three to five years. So, while veneers might have a higher upfront cost, bonding often equals out to be roughly the same price over time.
While cosmetic dentistry is focused on creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile from mostly healthy teeth, restorative dentistry is dedicated to fixing problematic teeth and improving the actual health of the teeth and gums. At our dentist offices, we are proud to excel in restorative dentistry and, in particular, periodontal treatment which we will address below. Here we have listed our most popular restorative dental procedures:
- Root Canal Therapy
We like to be conservative with our dentistry and will always try to save a tooth if possible. Sometimes this is as simple as a dental sealant to prevent decay on your teeth, and other procedures are a little more serious, yet still routine, like a root canal where we remove an infection from within the tooth in an attempt to prevent extraction.
Replacing Lost Teeth
If you are missing teeth or need to have teeth extracted, you are likely curious about your options. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to replace missing teeth. At our dental offices, we offer dental bridges, partial and full dentures, as well as dental implants. Dental implants are the most permanent of these options and will look and function like normal teeth. With proper care, implants will last a lifetime and are a good option for most people.
We talk a lot on this blog about periodontal disease and what can be done about it. In short, periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease wherein the patient must be treated by professionals or risk serious health complications as infections in your gums can quickly spread to other parts of your body. While periodontal treatment is often a stressful endeavor with a lot of apprehension by patients, it is vital to understand that it is necessary once the disease takes hold, and the sooner you seek treatment, the more likely you are to save your teeth.
Do You Need Dental Treatment?
Whether you have perfect, shiny white teeth or advanced periodontal disease, the answer to the above question should be a resounding “yes!” Everybody needs dental treatment from time to time. The very first service we mentioned is a simple dental check-up. While some people wait until there’s an obvious problem to call the dentist, we truly cannot advise against this enough. Regular checkups are where we can detect early signs of serious problems before you find yourself in need of expensive, long procedures.
Get in touch with any of our three convenient locations today to schedule your dental checkup and we can discuss other procedures you may need. We look forward to seeing you!