Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Teeth Whitening

When staining agents such as coffee, wine or acidic foods are able to penetrate the enamel of the teeth, it can be difficult to return to the original teeth shade through brushing and flossing alone. Unlike ineffective, over the counter whitening strips that are messy and tend to slide off teeth, in-office professional whitening provided by Dr. Shah whitens teeth quickly and effectively.
Having your teeth whitened with us provides a number of benefits that change the way you think about your smile. The results of this simple procedure can help you feel more confident about your smile and encourage you to show it off, inspiring positive impressions everywhere you go.  We are especially happy to offer teeth whitening as it prompts our patients to take even better care of their teeth to maintain their results.
To learn more about the teeth whitening process at our practice and to find out if it’s right for you, please visit www.dentistnj.com or call 732-264-8180 to schedule a consultation.      

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bonding and White Fillings

If you have a cavity that needs to be treated, a metal filling that needs to be replaced or a tooth with a minor chip, crack, or stain, it may be that a simple dental bonding treatment or a tooth-colored filling is all that is needed to correct the problem. Bonding and white filling is a great way to improve the cosmetic appeal of your teeth.
The best thing about dental bonding and white filling procedures is that they can be completed in one visit. Bonding is comparable to veneers, but is a much more cost-effective option. The procedure is also quite simple and can be done in just one visit.
Receiving white fillings is also a non-invasive, quick procedure. Unlike metal fillings, they do not contain any mercury, and they make tooth stronger.  A local anesthetic is often utilized for these procedures to numb the tooth and the area around it. 
To learn more about bonding and white fillings, visit www.dentistnj.com or call 732-264-8180 to schedule an appointment. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that refers to various types of dental work that improves the general appearance of patient’s teeth, gums and bite. Procedures vary from small repairs such bonding and white fillings to a complete restorations like dental veneers. Dr. Dipika Shah provides many options for patients to improve their smile. 
Common procedures in cosmetic dentistry include whitening, bonding, crowns, veneers and dental bridges or implants. . Whether patients need a major repair or just a subtle change, we have the ability to treat each patient to fit their individual needs.
Whitening is a common and popular way to whiten teeth quickly and effectively. Discoloration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea,wine, food colors and smoking. We provide take home whitening or in office whitening with laser. Take home whitening involves using custom-made trays, filled with a whitening gel to whiten teeth 4-8 shades in just a few days. In office whitening is done in few minutes couple of shades lighter with the use of laser. Bonding and white filling is another procedure that can improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Using tooth-colored material, Dr. Shah will fill in gaps or even change the color of teeth.
. A crown is essentially a “cap” that covers the damaged tooth; a crown can be used to improve appearance, shape or alignment. Veneers are a great option for patient’s hoping to completely change their smile. These thin pieces of porcelain are placed over the existing teeth to create a brand new smile. Dental bridges are a great option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Bridges use existing teeth to create a bridge to hold the area where the tooth is missing. 
For more information about cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Dipika Shah, visit www.dentistnj.com or call 732-264-8180.