Cleaning and Prevention
Regular checkups and prophylactic cleanings are your first line of defense against dental problems. Major costly dental treatments can be avoided with a proactive attitude. Comprehensive dental examinations with necessary x-rays allows our doctors to diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment. Preventive treatments such as sealants and fluoride varnish can help protect against tooth decay. With proper home care instruction and preventive strategies, we can help our patients avoid unexpected dental problems.
State of the Art Diagnostic Treatment
Advanced equipment our office features include :
- Digital X-rays and Digital Panoramic Imaging
- LOGICON: computer enhanced cavity detection
- DIAGNOdent: Laser caries detection
- CariVu: Cavity detection through transillumination
- Laser: Diode Laser for soft tissue management
At Newark Dental Associates, we strive to provide ideal treatment for each of our patients. Our goal is to provide a natural looking restoration with optimal function. Most teeth with small cavities can be restored with tooth-colored composite resins.
For larger cavities, fractured or broken teeth, a crown may be needed to restore your tooth to function. Crowns may be fabricated of several materials: gold, porcelain fused to gold, and all-porcelain.
We offer services in laser dentistry which can treat a multitude of tooth and gum issues. Our soft tissue laser can treat ulcers, canker sores, often not requiring anesthetics. Additionally, the laser ensures that minor gum surgeries such as aesthetic gum recontouring, crown lengthening, and frenectomies (tongue-tied reduction) have a comfortable and predictable outcome.
Implants are the latest in restorative technology and are becoming the preferred procedure for restoring missing teeth. We perform thorough evaluations coordinate with a surgical specialist for placement of implant fixtures and provide final restorations for these implants.
Root Canal Treatment- Endodontics
Abscessed and degenerated nerves in teeth are often the cause of severe dental pain. A root canal treatment cleans out the infected nerves. After treatment, a crown may be recommended. Our doctors provide simple root canal treatment or will make the appropriate referral to a specialist.
Did you know that periodontal disease has been linked to systemic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes? Healthy gums and bones not only provide support for your teeth but also can be an indicator of your overall health. We provide periodontal assessments and make appropriate referrals when needed.
These restorations, consisting of several crowns, can provide a form of treatment for replacing missing teeth. As with crowns, bridges can be fabricated with different materials, and are cemented in place.
Partial dentures offer another option for replacing missing teeth. With advances in dentistry, partials can be fabricated not only in resin and metal but also in nylon and with tooth colored clasps for an improved cosmetic appearance.
Our doctors fabricate quality custom fitting dentures. In some cases, a combination of implants and dentures are an alternative treatment option.
Denture Repair and Reline
Ill-fitting dentures can often result in mouth sores, discomfort, and poor function. Removable partial and complete dentures need periodic inspections. Simple relines and adjustments may be the answer to keeping those dentures in your mouth rather than on the nightstand.
Veneers have been very popular in recent years. Ask one of our doctors whether you are a candidate for this treatment.
Our doctors perform tooth extractions in some complicated cases we will advise and refer to the appropriate specialists.
TMJ Therapy and Occlusal Guards/Night Guards
We diagnose and treat Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ/TMD), and work with specialists when necessary. We fabricate custom occlusal guards for TMJ problems and for clenching and grinding. For our physically active patients, we recommend custom sports guards to prevent traumatic dental injuries.
Beautify your smile by simply brightening your teeth. We provide several different procedures and guidance to help you get a whiter smile. Options include in-office bleaching, take-home bleaching trays, and bleaching strips.