Restorative Dentistry is the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures, as well as their rehabilitation to the functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.
At East Hanover Family Dental, our aim is to provide high quality dental treatment in a friendly atmosphere however complex the problem. We offer services in most aspects of Restorative Dentistry, such as crown and bridge work, dental implants, gum treatments and root canals.
We firmly believe that good oral health contributes to your overall physical and emotional well being, that is why provide an individualized treatment plan with all appropriate options. We openly discuss their advantages and disadvantages thoroughly, along with an estimate of time and cost involved. We encourage you to ask questions because we understand that being well informed will assist you in making the right decision.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It is used to cover the tooth in order to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. Dental Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay, or need a very large filling. From discolored fillings to just simply wanting to improve the appearance of your tooth, we do it all. Crowns can be made of various materials and new materials are constantly being introduced. Some of the most popular options are; porcelain, all-ceramic, glass, or gold-alloy crowns. No matter which material is used, the crown will be made to match your other teeth as closely as possible. The shade of the surrounding teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches your other teeth. If properly cared for, your crowns should last for many years. Our dental team is available to assist you with all the information you need.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, or want a partial denture fixed, then dental bridges are what you need to help restore your smile. Dental bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridge” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. These bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and they are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Our team is available to answer all your questions and advise you on the best treatment for your specific case.
Tooth colored dental fillings match natural tooth color and appearance. They also bond to the tooth structure chemically, which means the procedure does not require the placement of slots, grooves or pins in healthy tooth structure to mechanically retain them. White fillings restore 85% – 95% of the original strength of your tooth. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth. As they are direct fillings, the procedure can be done in one appointment, in most cases. Tooth colored dental fillings are also affordable as they cost less than gold fillings.
Do you suffer from migraines, tension headaches, aching jaws or a stiff neck and shoulders? Then you might have a condition known as TMJ Disorder (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome). TMJ Disorder is a painful neuromuscular disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control them. It has a range of symptoms such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness, earaches, difficulty eating and sleeping, and other problems. There are a multitude of things that can cause TMJ malfunction, including traumatic injury, bite misalignment, and bruxism (teeth clenching/grinding), to name a few principle causes. Some people have suffered with TMJ Disorder for years or decades, without ever knowing that the cause can be related to the bite alignment of their teeth. One of the best ways to insure a healthy temporomandibular joint is to have an aligned bite. If your teeth all meet harmoniously and your bite is balanced, the jaw will function smoothly.
East Hanover Family Dental offers a variety of custom dental appliances and treatments to help you get relief from your pain depending on your individual situation. If you suffer from migraines and nothing seems to help, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment allows you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your teeth helps to prevent jaw alignment problems and saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth. We work to ensure that your teeth look, feel and work as much like a natural tooth as possible.
When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction, or having teeth “pulled’’, is among patients most dreaded prospects. We always aim to save your teeth and prevent future infection. However in certain cases where a tooth may be too damaged or too loose to be saved, extraction may be required. A number of problems can lead to having your tooth removed or extracted. You might have an overcrowded mouth, an infection or risk of an infection, or gum disease. Removing a tooth that is impacted can often prevent infection, damage to adjacent teeth and bone, and save pain in the years to come.
Emergency Dental Care is designed for people who need dental treatment fast. Our expertly trained staff provide a full range of dental services. We are gentle and used to working with patients who have dental anxieties and may not have been to the dentist in several years. A dental emergency could be: dental pain (e.g. in teeth, mouth, gum, jaw), facial swelling, bleeding (trauma affecting your mouth), or an accident involving your mouth or teeth.
When patients call or visit us with a dental emergency they will be asked a series of questions about the severity of their illness, injury or pain, which allows us to understand which dental emergencies require more urgent treatment than others. In an emergency dental situation, our team aims to reduce or stop the pain you are experiencing.