Restorative Dentistry in NJ
Champagne Smiles is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings to patients who suffer from tooth decay and other dental concerns. Over time, teeth become vulnerable to developing small tooth fractures, tooth decay and other damages to the surface due to aging, poor dental hygiene and diet.
Most patients experience at least one cavity during their lifetime. Champagne Smiles dentists believe in treating cavities as soon as they are detected in order to encourage optimal dental health.
Inlays and Onlays
An inlay or onlay is a partial crown restoration that can be placed when there is not sufficient tooth structure to support a filling but enough tooth structure left that a full crown is not needed. Inlays/onlays are made of porcelain or gold, and they aesthetically and functionally replace the missing tooth structure.
Champagne Smiles is a leading cosmetic dentistry practice offering porcelain crowns to patients who need to improve the health and aesthetics of damaged teeth. Crowns, also referred to as “caps,” are dental restorations that are permanently placed over damaged or decayed teeth to help add strength and stability. Because Champagne Smiles dentists believe strongly in only using the finest materials possible, they create crowns out of pure porcelain, which gives patients seamless, durable, natural-looking crowns that produce beautiful smiles.
A bridge can replace missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. A bridge is composed of two crowns and a replacement tooth or teeth. Crowns are typically placed on the teeth on either side of the space, with the fabricated tooth or teeth attached in between.
For multiple missing teeth, an implant may be used to anchor the bridge.
Dental implants are the most advanced and comprehensive solution to tooth loss. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, or all teeth. These tiny, titanium posts are implanted in the gums to serve as a replacement for the tooth’s root. After the dental implant is placed, patients have an option of restoring the natural look of the smile with dental crowns, dental bridges or dentures.
Champagne Smiles offers three of the best types of dental implants available today: Nobel, Hiossen, & Zimmer full-size dental implants and Intra-Lock MDL mini dental implants. These dental implants are durable and natural-looking, blending seamlessly into the smile.
If you have experienced permanent tooth loss, you know the pain, discomfort and embarrassment that can come from having an incomplete smile. At Champagne Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves high-quality dental care that will make them feel proud to wear their smile every day. That is why we offer full, partial and implant-supported dentures to patients who have lost several teeth, and those who have experienced complete tooth loss.
There are several different types of dentures:
- Full or Partial
- Removable or Fixed
- Traditional or Implant-Supported
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry
What is the difference between composite and amalgam fillings?
Composite fillings are made from a material that matches the color of your teeth; amalgam fillings are the “silver fillings” that used to be the standard option decades ago. These metal fillings were anything but discreet and the fact that they were made with mercury had many patients understandably concerned about their health implications. Composite fillings won’t be noticed by anyone but your dentist and they’re much safer than filling material made with mercury.
Which is better, a veneer or a crown?
As one of the area’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Champagne offers both veneers and crowns, but there’s an important distinction between these two options: a veneer is used for teeth that are healthy but have aesthetic imperfections, while a crown corrects cosmetic imperfections, improves strength, and restores function. Answering which of these options is better ultimately comes down to your dental needs. For a tooth that has suffered significant damage or decay, a crown is the better solution.
Do dental bridges look real?
When your dental bridge is designed by a skilled cosmetic dentist and fabricated by a state-of-the-art dental laboratory, you can expect results that blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. Dr. Champagne designs bridges with exacting detail to ensure that the size, shape, and color of each tooth looks realistic.
Can dental implants restore face shape?
Yes, one of the advantages of dental implants over traditional bridges and dentures is that implants can improve your facial appearance. Because implants replace the roots of missing teeth, they stimulate the bone in the jaw, halting and even reversing bone loss. This helps prevent facial collapse, a condition that occurs when the jawbone breaks down and creates a sunken appearance around the mouth. Dental implants result in a more youthful appearance without that sunken look.
Can you get dentures that look like real teeth?
Of course! While dental implants (and implant-supported dentures) are the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, we understand that implants are not an option for all patients. You can still achieve a natural-looking smile with dentures. With Dr. Champagne’s eye for detail, no one will know that your teeth are not your own. Rather than taking a cookie-cutter approach to dentures, Dr. Champagne designs each tooth in a size that fits your facial proportions and shape that complements your appearance.