Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative procedures are the most important part of a dentist’s skill set because, as well as maintaining a visually aesthetic appearance, a restorative procedure’s main focus is on improving the function of different structures in the mouth. Experience and skill in this area of dentistry is crucial because patients often come to us during an emergency in which their teeth have been severely damaged. As your Livingston dentist, Dr. Finkelstein’s goal for his patients is to help them regain the ability to chew and speak with no pain and return their self-confidence with the beauty of their smiles. While consulting with each patient about their particular case, Dr. Finkelstein will calmly use his skills and knowledge to find the most appropriate procedures to return him or her to excellent oral health.

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implants
As your Livingston dentist, Dr. Finkelstein is proud to make available dental implant restorations, the most permanent and strongest solution for patients who have gaps from missing teeth. Restoring dental implants can be used for either single or multiple missing teeth, and they derive their effectiveness from the unique process of their placement in the jaw.

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Implant Dentures

Dentures can be perfect replacements for people who have lost all their natural teeth, but they are not ideal for everyone. Most problems reported by denture wearers concern loose fit, with dentures constantly slipping out of place. For these individuals, Essex Dental Professionals recommends implant dentures as a better solution because they create the strongest possible hold on the denture plate. Dr. Finkelstein is the leading dentist in Livingston, NJ who performs the dental implant procedure.

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Dentures

Dentures
Dentures are one of the options available for those patients who have lost their natural teeth. At Essex Dental Professionals our goal is to provide dentures that replicate the lost teeth as closely as possible, both in functionality and appearance. To achieve this requires Dr. Finkelstein to get exact measurements by taking molds of the gums and surrounding supportive tissue. This will prevent slippage by ensuring as tight a fit as possible and will help create an aesthetic appearance by determining the best position in the mouth. Remember that as a person ages, their gum and mouth tissues can distort, altering the effectiveness of the current dentures. If you have not been measured for dentures recently and this is what you are experiencing, it may be necessary to get a re-fitting. Dr. Finkelstein provides excellent dentures in Livingston, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas of West Orange and Millburn, so contact his office for a consultation.

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Partial Dentures

Dentures Apple
Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who have lost just a few teeth in one or several areas of the mouth. Working much like a conventional orthodontic retainer, these dentures use a plastic mouthpiece fitted with wires to hold replacement teeth in the desired position. A properly customized fit is essential to keeping these dentures in place because they lock together with your remaining natural teeth, making messing bonding gels unnecessary. Livingston, NJ dentist, Dr. Finkelstein, will carefully take an impression of your mouth to get the correct specifications for the dentures. For partial dentures in Livingston, NJ, or the surrounding areas of West Orange and Millburn, contact Essex Dental Professionals.

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Inlays and Onlays

Onlays
At Essex Dental Professionals, your Livingston dentist will typically use onlays and inlays when cavities on the chewing surface of rear teeth have become too severe to be treated with traditional fillings. The difference between an onlay and inlay is determined by the positioning of the damage in regards to the chewing surface of the tooth. If the damage is restricted to within the depression (within the cusps) of the tooth it is an inlay. If more extensive damage has progressed and the cusps must be recreated, it is an onlay.

For high quality onlays and inlays in Livingston, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas of West Orange and Millburn, contact Essex Dental Professionals.

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Crowns

Dental Crown
Porcelain crowns are an integral piece of restorative dentistry because of their versatility in the treatment of a wide range of tooth problems. In Livingston, NJ, Dr. Finkelstein, uses crowns to strengthen teeth that are chipped or cracked, to seal teeth that are temperature sensitive, and to close gaps between teeth. Crowns are also used as components in root canal procedures and to build dental bridges.

During your appointment at our Livingston office, Dr. Finkelstein will remove any damaged or decaying enamel to make room for the crown before making a mold of the affected area. Making the mold ensures that your crown will be perfectly fitted to your mouth’s specifications. Colored to match your natural shade of tooth enamel, the crown will be indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. When prepared, the crown is bonded into place, making a strong restoration that can be used just as you do your normal teeth. For dental crowns in Livingston, or the surrounding areas of West Orange and Millburn, contact Essex Dental Professionals today.

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Bridges

At Essex Dental Professionals a dental bridge is an effective and simple solution that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. As well as being unattractive, missing teeth can cause significant problems because having a space between teeth can inhibit proper eating and speaking. To create a strong, new tooth or teeth, Dr. Finkelstein first takes precise measurements of the gap. Using these measurements he will carve a replacement tooth from a block of porcelain and perfectly match the color to your surrounding teeth. The sculpted replacement is then bonded so that it is suspended between two porcelain dental crowns. These crowns fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap and are bonded to hold the bridge in the correct position. Once the procedure is completed, bridges can be used normally. For the highest quality dental bridges in Livingston, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas of West Orange or Millburn, call Dr. Finkelstein’s office to schedule an appointment.

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