Premier Dental - April 2020

PREMIER DENTAL N EWS L E T T E R

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EDITION 15

What Our Team Can Offer You and Your Smile ESSENTIAL VS. COSMETIC

Crowns: We strengthen teeth and restore full chewing ability when 50% of your natural tooth structure is gone. This applies to large fillings, broken teeth, and teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. This will be covered in the next section. Implants, Bridges, and Partial Dentures: We offer all options for replacing missing teeth when only a few are missing. They restore your mouth to full chewing ability and bite balance. Full Dentures: We replace teeth when all teeth are missing. Dentures are a worthwhile and often necessary option for chewing and aesthetics. Extractions: This is self-explanatory. When a tooth is hopeless and cannot be saved, we remove it. Cosmetic Treatment These are elective procedures. They are performed mainly to make your teeth look good. Tooth Whitening: We lighten discolored teeth. I often recommend that patients try over-the-counter methods first. If this doesn’t work, we see whether an at-home or in-office treatment will do the trick. Tooth whitening does not work for everyone, and some people don’t see the results they expect. For these patients, sometimes veneers or crowns are the solution. Crowns and Veneers: We cover worn down, misshapen, misaligned, or discolored teeth with crowns or veneers made of porcelain. They are more durable and longer-lasting than other solutions, like bonding. Adult Orthodontics: We offer Six Month Smiles as well as Invisalign. These options fix gaps between your teeth and straighten crooked and crowded teeth. (See our insert for more information on Six Month Smiles!) Regardless of the treatment you need or want, we can help you. With our clinical expertise and attention to aesthetic detail, we can make you smile again. If you have any questions or want additional information about the above listed procedures, please give us a call. —Hema Gopal, DMD

The first person you greet every day is often the person staring back at you in the mirror. When you don’t like who’s looking back at you, you lose confidence, and that interferes with your work and social interactions. Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, it can be the one thing you’re most embarrassed by. That’s where we come in. At Premier Dental, we’re not just making sure your teeth function properly and are healthy—although that’s a big part of our job! We also want to give you a smile you can be confident about. To help you understand what we offer, I’mgoing to explain our treatment options. Essential Treatment These procedures are medically necessary treatments to eliminate pain, sensitivity, and decay and to restore teeth and improve your ability to chew and eat. Here are the services we provide: Exams and Cleanings: We examine the health of your gums, teeth, and oral tissues. Then, we remove plaque, tartar, and stains above the gums. Our aim is to catch cavities and other problems when they’re small. Waiting leads to increased pain, suffering, and a more expensive visit. Gum Therapy: We remove tartar and “bad” or destructive bacteria from beneath your gums. Bad bacteria cause inflammation and infection and destroy the jawbone. Gum infections have been linked to strokes, heart attacks, and other serious health issues. They also lead to halitosis (bad breath). Fillings: We remove the bad bacteria that is destroying healthy tooth structure. We then restore teeth to good health by filling the resulting cavity with a moldable acrylic called composite. Today, most people prefer composites as they are considered safer than silver fillings and are tooth-colored. Root Canal Therapy: We relieve the pain of a really bad toothache by removing infected tissue from inside the tooth. When a cavity is left untreated, it spreads until the nerve becomes infected. This leads to pain and swelling in the area. Root canal therapy removes the infection. The nerve is removed, the inside chamber of the tooth is cleaned and sterilized, and the canal is filled and sealed with gutta- percha, a rubber-like material.

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321 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown, NJ 08505

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OFFICE STAFF: PATIENT COORDINATORS MICHELE JOHANNA DENTAL

ASSISTANT CATHLEEN HYGIENIST CHARLENE PRACTICE MANAGER PETER

DR. HEMA GOPAL: 20+ YEARS IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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