Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Carrie Polster, DMD
October 29, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental ImplantsDental implants are ideal for patients who have recently had an extraction or tooth loss because they may still have a good amount of healthy bone tissue. You need to have a dental exam, including X-rays, to know for sure that this treatment is right for you. See Dr. Carrie Polster, a family dentist serving patients in Midland Park, NJ, to find out if you are a good candidate for this restorative procedure.

The Structure of Dental Implants
To understand how dental implants will work for your smile, you must first understand the structure of a natural tooth. The base of a tooth, which is not visible, is anchored inside of a thick patch of bone tissue. There are several layers of tissue inside of the hard, white outer coating that shows when you smile. A dental implant replaces the bottom part of the tooth and serves as a support for a visible custom crown that will sit on top. The crown and implant are connected with an abutment post. Once the three parts are together, they will stay in place for years, providing you with a secure, fixed, whole tooth replacement.

Dental Implants: Advantages Over Dentures
There are several important reasons why more patients are choosing dental implants over dentures. For one, they provide more confidence for patients who are struggling with tooth loss. An implant joins with your jaw, which means it doesn’t have to be removed for comfort, cleaning, and sleeping. You can chew all of your favorite foods knowing that the device won’t move. Because there’s no inner pulp, there’s no risk of dental decay with an implant—just be sure to floss often to prevent gum disease.

Is This Solution Right for You?
Not every patient will be an ideal candidate for dental implants, so you’ll need to visit your Midland Park, NJ family dentist as soon as possible for an examination. Your jaw bone tissue must be in good condition and you should have a strong, healthy immune system to ensure a successful healing process. You 

Making Your Smile Complete
Whether you have one missing tooth or a set of teeth that need to be replaced, dental implants can help restore your smile. Call (201) 444-5675 today to schedule an initial examination with Dr. Carrie Polster, a family dentist serving patients in Midland Park, NJ.

By Carrie Polster, DMD
August 28, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry ResultsThe cosmetic appeal of your smile can affect everything from the relationships that you develop to the type of job you're ultimately hired for. It's the first thing that people see when you come face-to-face with them. For these reasons and more, it is worth taking a little time out of your schedule to consult with Dr. Carrie Polster, a dentist serving Midland Park, NJ, about your cosmetic dentistry options 

How Do You Feel About Your Smile?
A study published by Kelton Research confirmed that having a nice smile has a direct effect on your social and professional interactions with others. But what other people think about your teeth doesn't compare to how you feel about your smile. Everyday you have to wake up and look at your teeth and if you are not happy with it, take action. Explore the various cosmetic dentistry options that could significantly improve the way your smile looks. In some cases, a dentist can improve your smile in as little as one appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options
If you don’t think that cosmetic dentistry can help your imperfect smile, you may not be fully aware of the various options available. These are some of the more modern treatment solutions that could help you:

- Dental bonding and contouring of the teeth that show when you smile.
- Dental veneers that cover the front teeth.
- Dental crowns that cover the whole tooth when it is damaged or darkening in color (Dr. Polster offers CEREC same day crowns at her Midland Park, NJ dentist office).
- Teeth whitening that scrubs away years of stains in about an hour.
- Cosmetic fillings as an alternative to metal amalgam fillings.
- Specialty dentures to fill smile gaps.

Give Your Smile a Chance
You don’t only have to visit the dentist when you’re experiencing a tooth problem. You can go for a consultation at any time to discuss how your smile can look better. Don’t give up on your smile, no matter how it looks at the present moment. There may be a simple cosmetic solution that will give your smile new life.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation 
You can choose from a number of cosmetic dentistry options to beautify your smile when you visit Dr. Carrie Polster at her office in Midland Park, NJ. Call 201-444-5675 today for a consultation.

By Carrie Polster, DMD
August 29, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Though some people are okay with the imperfections in their teeth, most want to fix them. Having a Hollywood-quality smile can make youCosmetic Procedures feel more confident when smiling, laughing, and conversing with others. It’s an investment that offers numerous returns in terms of your social, professional, and personal life. You don’t have to settle for an imperfect smile—get the cosmetic help you need from Dr. Carrie Polster at her Midland Park, NJ, office.

Common Smile Imperfections
Any dental issue that causes one or more teeth to stand out from the rest of the smile can be considered an imperfection. Here are some of the most common smile imperfections that patients want to fix:

  • Broken or chipped teeth.
  • Crowded teeth.
  • One tooth that protrudes from the rest of the smile.
  • A large gap or space in the smile.
  • Yellowing or stained teeth.
  • Too-small teeth, or teeth that are too big.
  • Gummy smiles.

Getting Closer to Perfection
Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made it easier to achieve the perfect smile. These are the ways that a Midland Park, NJ, dentist can bring your smile closer to perfection:

  • Braces treatment to align the teeth and close gaps.
  • Professional tooth whitening (Zoom) to brighten your teeth several shades.
  • Dental bonding and contouring.
  • CEREC (same day) crowns and veneers.
  • Crown lengthening surgery and gum tissue replacement.

Maintaining Your New Smile
After your cosmetic treatment, here are a few tips for keeping your new and improved smile looking great:

  • Wear your customized mouthguard (or your retainer after a braces treatment) at night if you're prone to grinding and clenching, to protect your enamel and keep your teeth straight.
  • Make brushing and flossing a more regular habit (at least twice per day) to keep your gums, teeth, and dental devices healthy.
  • Commit to twice yearly professional cleanings and exams at the dentist’s office.

Find Out Which Cosmetic Treatments Are Right for You
You don't have to settle for a smile you're not happy with. Most imperfections can be resolved with the options available at Dr. Polster’s Midland Park, NJ, cosmetic dentistry. Call 201-444-5675 today to schedule a consultation.