How can we help you?
At Ohana Dental, we are committed to providing you with the tools that you need to achieve and maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. One way we support your efforts is through patient education that encourages you to be a co-partner in your oral health care. We don’t want to tell you what you need; we want to explain what the problem is, what treatment we recommend and how it will benefit you, and then let you decide what’s right for you.
We encourage your questions because they help us understand what matters to you and how we can best serve your needs. Listed below are some of the questions we frequently hear from our patients but we welcome you to contact us if you have others you don’t see here.
Crowns & Bridges
Restorations like crowns and bridges at our Midland Park dental office are made using premium materials that are durable and long-lasting, but they are not indestructible.
Since they’re dental prosthetics, they won’t get a cavity like a real tooth. But the natural tooth beneath the restoration can, and you can still develop gum disease in the area. Here are a few tips for caring for your new restorations:
- Continue to brush and floss as usual. If you have questions about cleaning around your restoration, talk to one of our hygienists. There are intraoral devices available that may work better than regular floss, depending on your needs.
- Maintain preventive dental visits. Every time you come in for a dental exam and cleaning, our doctors check your dental restorations to make sure they’re in good condition.
- To prevent damage to your crown or bridge, avoid hard or crunchy foods and chewing on ice.
At Ohana Dental of Bergen County, our professional team is always more than happy to answer your questions and provide tips for maintaining a healthy smile. If you have questions about your crown or bridge, please call our dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.
At Ohana Dental of Bergen County, we offer options to address any cosmetic dental issue that concerns you. From teeth whitening to veneers, we have the solution that addresses your unique concerns and leaves you with a smile you can’t wait to share with others.
There are a couple of excellent options available to correct problems like chipped, broken, or worn down teeth.
- Cosmetic bonding – This is a conservative, affordable treatment where we use layers of tooth-colored composite filling material to build up your tooth for a seamless repair. We can also use bonding to improve the shape or size of a tooth and to address small gaps and minor spacing issues.
- Porcelain veneers – Veneers are an excellent choice if you have more complex aesthetic needs because they create a new tooth surface that hides what’s beneath it. They’re great for minor repairs, but since we have to alter your tooth to place a veneer, we typically recommend bonding in these cases.
- Porcelain crowns – If a tooth is so worn or damaged that it needs strength in addition to an aesthetic solution, we may recommend a porcelain dental crown as the healthiest treatment option.
As you can see, there’s more than one way to solve a problem with cosmetic dentistry at our Midland Park dental office. If you have issues you’d like to correct, please call us to arrange a smile consultation so we can get started.
A dental crown is a type of dental prosthetic that protects the entire structure of a weakened or damaged tooth. If you have worn, broken, decayed, or fractured teeth that we can’t fix with a filling, our Midland Park dentists would recommend a dental crown.
At Ohana Dental, we use natural-looking materials for our crowns, so they look like the rest of your teeth. Our high-quality dental crowns mimic the appearance of a healthy, perfectly proportioned tooth structure. If you have multiple worn or broken teeth, Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Venuti can place several dental crowns to rebuild your smile.
Dental crowns at our Midland Park dental office are made from porcelain closely and, when cemented in place, resemble natural tooth structure. Porcelain is available in various shades of white, and it reflects light the way that your teeth do. Moreover, a crown is made to very exact dimensions so that it fits a person’s unique ideal tooth size.
If you have one or more damaged teeth and think a dental crown might be the solution, please call Ohana Dental to get started. The first step is an appointment with one of our dentists to review your situation. We might find that a tooth-colored filling or veneer might be sufficient to protect the tooth.
Crowns and bridges are similar in that they are both dental prosthetics that restore the health, appearance, and functionality of your smile. However, the problems they solve are different; we use dental crowns at our Midland Park, NJ dental office to restore damaged teeth and bridges to replace missing teeth.
Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth
If you have a cavity in a tooth, a tooth-colored dental filling is often sufficient to get rid of decay and restore the tooth. However, sometimes the damage is extensive enough that we need a solution to protect the entire tooth, and that’s what a dental crown does. You have probably heard crowns referred to as “caps” because they fit over a tooth to strengthen and protect it.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
When you lose a tooth, it’s in your best interest to replace it as soon as possible. A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. They are typically made as a three-piece unit that includes an artificial tooth and dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
Call Us for a Dental Appointment
If you have questions about dental crowns and bridges in Midland Park, NJ, please call Ohana Dental of Bergen County. Dr. Misato Fukuda and Dr. James Venuti care about you and your oral health and use only the highest quality materials to create beautiful, natural-looking dental restorations.
Please call us today to schedule a dental appointment to learn more about which is right for you.
A fixed bridge is a dental prosthetic that we commonly use at Ohana Dental to replace one or two missing teeth in the same area of your mouth. If you’ve ever had a crown placed, you’re already somewhat familiar with the process for getting a bridge at our Midland Park, NJ dental office.
Your First Visit - Preparing the Tooth
A dental bridge is usually a three-piece unit; it consists of an artificial tooth that sits in the space left by a lost tooth and is supported by dental crowns attached to healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.
During your first visit, our dentists will prepare the anchor teeth for crowns by slightly altering their shape and size. Next, we take comfortable digital impressions that we use to create a virtual model of your teeth as well as your temporary bridge. We’ll choose a shade for your new bridge that blends with surrounding teeth and then send all the information to a custom dental lab that fabricates your bridge.
Your Second Visit - Placing Your New Dental Bridge
As soon as we receive your customized dental bridge, we’ll have you return to Ohana Dental. Our dentists will make sure the bridge fits accurately and works with your dental bite. The final step is to cement your new dental bridge into place.
Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you want to replace missing teeth, please call Dr. Misato Fukuda and Dr. James Venuti to arrange a dental appointment. We enjoy using helping our patients achieve their healthiest, most attractive smile with dental bridges at our Midland Park, NJ dental office.
Please call us today to schedule your first dental appointment at Ohana Dental.