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By Steven T. Riesenberg, DMD
August 03, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Are you having problems with the following?

  • Persistent toothache
  • Teeth sensitivity due to an oral infection
  • A larger-than-normal cavity that hasn’t been treated or a damaged dental filling
  • A knocked-out, broken, or fractured tooth that’s causing you pain
  • A missing tooth

Here at Washington Family Dentistry in Washington NJ your dentist Dr. Steven Riesenberg can address all these issues by using dental crowns. Find out how crowns help fix all these issues, and, in turn, your smile.

Repairs Teeth

Once tooth decay has started ravaging the tooth enamels, a cavity will eventually develop. When caught early on, through routine exams and cleanings, the tooth’s decayed portion can be removed, sealed, and protected with a filling.

If your cavity is larger than normal and the affected tooth doesn’t have enough enamel structure to support a filling, your Washington NJ Dentist might recommend a dental crown to repair and protect your tooth instead. The crown will go over your entire tooth and ensure its health.

Strengthens Teeth

Did you know that the tooth enamel is considered one of the strongest substances in the body? However, like other strong body parts such as the bones, your teeth can weaken or become damaged due to exterior forces including injuries, poor oral hygiene, daily wear and tear, as well as bacteria. Depending on the tooth’s specific problem and its severity, like a chip or crack, a crown can fortify the affected tooth and keep it away from further damage.

Beautifies Teeth

While dental crowns are most known for their restorative abilities, they are also commonly used for making teeth more aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain crowns, in particular, look like real teeth and can be used for covering teeth that have stubborn stains or uneven shapes to ensure that they blend in flawlessly with your smile.

Replaces Missing Teeth

Dental crowns are attached to abutments that connect dental implants and restoration. Essentially, it’s the dental crown that you see when you undergo a dental implantation surgery to replace a missing tooth. Crowns can likewise be utilized for dental bridges to support the pontic or false tooth.

For More Details on How Dental Crowns Can Benefit You, Contact Us

Call (908) 689-5129 to schedule a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Steven Riesenberg, here at Washington Family Dentistry in Washington NJ.

By Steven T. Riesenberg, DMD
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Tooth Decay  

Signs That You May Have Tooth Decay

Sometimes it may not be obvious how vulnerable teeth can be. We think of teeth as very strong and long-lasting and sometimes we forget that we need to make sure that we take care of them in order to keep them that way. Tooth decay is common and can go unnoticed, the problem is that if it remains unnoticed, tooth decay can become larger and lead to tooth loss. At Washington Family Dentistry, Dr. Steven Riesenberg is focused on making sure that our patients are being treated with the best possible dental care he can offer along with teaching them how to prevent tooth decay. Read on to learn more about tooth decay and how to detect it early.

What Are Some Signs Of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can sometimes go unnoticed and that can then lead to larger problems, that is why it is important that if you notice any of these signs, that you go and visit your dentist so that further tooth decay and potential tooth loss does not happen. Some signs of tooth decay include:

  • Toothache: pain that occurs in your teeth without apparent cause
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth pain when eating or drinking overly sweet foods
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Visible holes or cavities in your teeth

With the most common symptoms of tooth decay being toothache, this is usually the first sign that something can be wrong. If a toothache lasts longer than a day and there is no apparent reason for the tooth to be hurting, visit your dentist as quickly as possible for evaluation.

Learn More About Preventing Tooth Decay

With the help of a trained dentist like Dr. Steven Riesenburg at Washington Family Dentistry you can learn about your oral care needs and make sure to keep your teeth healthy and strong. If you live in or around Washington, NJ, call our office at (908) 689-5129 to make an appointment today.

By Steven T. Riesenberg, DMD
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Root Canal  
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