Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dental Implants in Holmdel, NJ

If you’ve lost one tooth or multiple teeth due to extensive decay, gum disease or facial trauma, we can provide you with the solution you need to restore your oral health in Holmdel, NJ. Since teeth can shift out of place after a tooth has been removed, and since teeth that shift are more susceptible to disease and decay, our office offers dental implants to both restore the beauty of your smile and improve your oral health. While bridges or dentures can also be used to replace missing teeth, these options either require work to healthy teeth or are not permanent fixtures in the mouth. Dental implants, on the other hand, look and feel natural.

The first step of the implant process is to implant a titanium screw in the jawbone. This screw serves as your replacement tooth root and keeps your jaw from deteriorating or changing shape. Once the screw is in place, your jaw is left to heal around the implant in a process called osseointegration—a process that can take three to six months to complete. During this healing, you will receive a temporary crown for easier speaking and eating.

When the implant has healed, Dr. Dipika Shah will install the abutment, which acts as the foundation upon which your permanent crown is placed. An impression is then taken of the area, and the permanent crown is custom made and adhered to the abutment to give you a new smile that looks and functions like your natural teeth.

With our help, you can achieve an attractive and complete smile with dental implants. Schedule a consultation by calling 732-264-8180. For more information, please visit www.dentistnj.com.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Scaling and Root Planing with Dr. Dipika Shah

In Holmdel, NJ, we actively strive to help our patients maintain optimal oral health and retain all their original teeth if possible. By offering scaling and root planing to treat early gum disease, Dr. Dipika Shah can restore the health of your gums and save your smile.

Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar are allowed to buildup on your teeth, creating a suitable environment for bacteria to thrive. As bacteria collect in your mouth, they will attack your teeth and surrounding gums. In its earliest stages, gum disease is called gingivitis, but if it is left untreated, it becomes a much more serious periodontal disease that destroys your gum tissue and leads to tooth loss. If it is not treated, the disease can even cause a loss of bone mass in your jaw.

Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it develops into a more serious disease. The procedure allows Dr. Shah to clean between your gums and teeth all the way down to the roots in order to smooth the root structure and remove the tartar that is causing your inflammation. The procedure is incredibly effective and can stop the progression of gum disease before it irreversibly damages your teeth.

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease or you have red, swollen or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment with our office in by calling 732-264-8180. For more information, visit www.dentistnj.com.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Computed Cone Beam 3D X-ray in Holmdel, NJ,

The dental industry has been greatly impacted by advancements in technology, allowing dentists to improve the way they serve their patients. One such advancement that has revolutionized the way that dentists view their patients’ mouths is the Computed Cone Beam 3D Scanner. With this technology, Dr. Dipika Shah is able to access 3D, high-resolution images that help her provide superior dental care to patients in Holmdel, NJ.

Cone Beam technology provides 3D, high-resolution images that allow Dr. Shah to accurately assess your mouth and customize your procedures for the highest quality of care. Offering a clear view of teeth, facial nerves, bone structures and even sinus issues in 3D, the scanner captures parts of the anatomy that cannot be diagnosed externally or with only two-dimensional images. A typical scan only takes 20 seconds, and images are ready for viewing in less than three minutes.

Because we value the health and safety of our patients, we also choose to use this type of imaging for its low radiation emission. Able to capture a superior image while exposing patients to minimal radiation means that 3D Cone Beam imaging is one of the best diagnostic tools on the market. 
Computed Cone Beam 3D imaging is just one of the ways that we put our patients first. You can schedule an appointment by calling 732-264-8180. For more information, visit www.dentistnj.com.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOTOX with Dr. Dipika Shah

In Holmdel, NJ, Dr. Dipika Shah does more than take care of her patients’ teeth. She helps her patients feel truly confident with their smiles by providing facial rejuvenation procedures. With BOTOX®, our office is able to help you look as young as you feel.

 As you age and your skin loses its elasticity, the repeated contractions of these muscles cause wrinklelines. BOTOX® is a medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkle lines by reducing the activity in the muscles that can cause wrinkles overtime.

The active ingredient in BOTOX® is botulinum toxin type A, which acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. If the muscles’ contractions are minimized, then frown lines can be temporarily reduced. The FDA-approved treatment can be used on patients between 18 and 65 years old and has effects that last for several months. It is most commonly used to treat crow’s feet and wrinkles on the nose, between the eyes, on the forehead and on the chin.

If you want to regain youthful confidence in your skin and in your smile, Dr. Shah is a professional with years of experience. To schedule an appointment with our office, call 732-264-8180. For more information, please visitwww.dentistnj.com.