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By Aesthetic Dental
March 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants   crowns   Dentures   Bridgework  

There are several tooth replacement options for restoring your smile. Three popular choices include dental implants, crowns and bridgework, and dentures. A dentist can help you decide which option is right for you. Dr. Chithra Durgam at Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, can discuss dental implants and other tooth replacement options with you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-term and secure option for replacing lost teeth. When replacing just one tooth, a metal implant, an abutment, and a dental crown are needed. The metal implant is placed below the gum line in the jaw area. The implant is placed directly in bone and will become permanently fused with the bone over time, which helps the implant hold an artificial tooth firmly in place. An abutment is used to attach a dental crown to the implant. The crown looks and functions just like a regular tooth and is all that is visible since the implant sits below the gum line.

Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth all at once. When doing so, several metal implants are placed in the jaw bone. depending on the number of teeth are being replaced and their positioning, either a dental bridge or an implant-supported overdenture will be placed on top of the dental crowns. One of our experienced dentists at Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, can help you decide if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you.

Crowns and Bridgework

Another option for replacing lost teeth is bridgework held in place by dental crowns. The crowns fit over existing teeth, while the bridge fills in the gaps where teeth are missing in between. Alternatively, the crowns can be attached to dental implants if it is not possible to place them over natural teeth. Either way, the crowns perform the function of securely holding bridgework in place. The artificial teeth along the bridge are called pontics. Both the pontics and crowns look and function the same as natural teeth.

Removable Dentures

Removable dentures are another excellent method for replacing lost teeth. Dentures can be used to replace just a few teeth or all of them. Partial dentures are worn when just a few teeth need replacement, while full or complete dentures are worn when a full row or arch of teeth is being replaced. Several types of removable full or partial dentures exist and our dentists can recommend a suitable option for you. Types of dentures meant to be worn long-term include removable partial dentures, conventional full dentures, and implant-supported overdentures.

You have several tooth replacement options and our knowledgeable dentist can help you choose the one that best suits your needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Durgam to discuss your options, including dental implants, call Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, at (201) 869-3033.

By Aesthetic Dental
February 18, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Implants  

Are you missing teeth? Dental implants can replace your missing teeth and improve your quality of life. Implants are manufactured devices that are placed in the jawbone, where they act as anchors for false teeth. Led by Dr. Chithra Durgam and Dr. Leah Friedman, Aesthetic Dental (located in North Bergen, NJ) offers implants to their patients. Read on to find out what implants could do for you.

1. You will restore your smile. Dental implants can enhance your smile and take years off your look. Dental implants feel and look like real teeth. Because they're designed to fuse with the jawbone, they become permanent. With dental implants, you will look as wonderful as you feel.

2. You can live with self-confidence. Your implants will be secure, so they won't click or slip out of place when you eat, talk, or laugh. With implants in place, you will have the peace of mind to eat the foods you love, say what you want to say, be as active as you want and smile broadly.

3. They will prevent jawbone loss. After a person loses a tooth, the healthy bone begins to resorb, or break down. Implants are the only teeth replacement option that actually stops bone loss and stimulate bone growth. Getting an implant as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent jawbone loss at the site.

4. They will prevent teeth shifting. The gap from a missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift toward the empty space. This pulls your remaining teeth out of position and can affect your appearance and your bite. A bad bite can lead to jaw problems and may result in pain and headaches. See our North Bergen, NJ dentist right away to replace your lost teeth with dental implants and keep your smile healthy.

5. They will improve your chewing ability. Dental implants restore full chewing power. Most people with implants can’t tell the difference between the implant tooth and their natural teeth. With dental implants, you will be able to eat in comfort and with confidence.

Ready to experience the benefits of dental implants? Call Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ at 201-869-3033 to schedule a dental implant evaluation.

By Aesthetic Dental
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Thanks to Invisalign, more and more adults are finally getting straighter smiles because they can do so without having to wear a mouth full of metal. Our North Bergen, NJ, dentists Dr. Chithra Durgam and Dr. Leah Friedman understand just how important it is to be able to fix crooked smiles but without the whole world knowing. Here are some of the benefits of getting Invisalign,

Clear Aligners

One of the major benefits of getting Invisalign is that the aligners or trays that are used to realign teeth are nearly invisible. They are made from a clear, thermoplastic and the aligners are customized to fit right firmly against your teeth like whitening trays, making them less visible when you smile or talk. There are absolutely no metal components, wiring or brackets.

Comfortable to Wear

The edge of each aligner is smoothed down so they are less likely to cause irritation to the gums. Furthermore, each aligner is created based off the measurements and treatment plan that our North Bergen, NJ, Invisalign dentists have already mapped out during your initial consultation. There are no sharp edges or parts that could be irritating to the gums.

Eat What You Want

Since traditional braces require you to sport brackets and wires on the front of your teeth there is a rather extensive list of foods that you should eat because they could cause damage to your braces. This includes most hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy foods, from baguettes and corn on the cob to chewing gum. With Invisalign you don’t have to say goodbye to the foods you love. Just take out your aligners prior to eating.

Easier to Keep Teeth Clean

Another issue that we see is that it can be challenging for people, particularly teens to keep their teeth clean when they wear traditional braces. It can be difficult to clean around the brackets and wires without causing damage, and over time the plaque and tartar that builds up could lead to a cavity. Luckily, there is less of a risk for cavities when you wear Invisalign because you can remove your aligners prior to brushing and flossing.

Are you ready to sit down with our dental team and find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign? If so, call Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, today at (201) 869-3033 to schedule a consultation.

By Aesthetic Dental
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

For most people, the cosmetic effects of tooth loss can be devastating. Missing teeth can have an impact on everything from self-esteem and confidence to personal and professional prospects. But tooth loss can also negatively impact your oral and even general health. Implants are the only dental restoration that replaces missing teeth from root to crown, which helps to prevent bone loss, one of the main side effects of tooth loss. Dr. Chithra Durgam and Dr. Leah Friedman, the dentists at Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, recommend implants for adult patients suffering from partial or full tooth loss.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants in North Bergen, NJ

When a tooth falls out or gets extracted, the bone tissue in the gums begins to erode. Over time, this can lead to complications and Dental Implantsincrease your risk of periodontitis (gum disease). Bone loss can also cause your teeth to shift and even become loose over time. Implants help to prevent bone loss, and encourage the growth of healthy new bone tissue.

How Dental Implants Work

In order to qualify for dental implants, you must have enough bone density in your jawbone to support the implant. Once the dentist has performed a comprehensive exam and determined that you are a good candidate for implants, the implant will be surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth. After the implant has healed and fused with the surrounding bone tissue, the cosmetic crown is attached in a separate procedure.

With good oral hygiene and follow up dental care, implants have a very high success rate and provide a long term, permanent solution to tooth loss.

Find a Dentist in North Bergen, NJ

For more information about the benefits of dental implants and to find out if you are a good candidate, contact Aesthetic Dental today by calling (201) 869-3033 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Durgam or Dr. Friedman.

By Aesthetic Dental
February 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your North Bergen, NJ dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your North Bergen, NJ dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your North Bergen, NJ Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your North Bergen, NJ dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call Aesthetic Dental at (201) 869-3033 for an appointment today. 

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