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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
January 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns   CEREC   restorative dentistry  

Dental restorations can help you retain your smile’s natural appearance while repairing and replacing damaged, compromised, or crownsmissing teeth. However, porcelain restorations often mean long wait times, multiple dental visits and, often, even laboratory fees. Luckily, there is a way around all of these annoying problems with CEREC with the help of your family dentist. Learn all about CEREC and what it can do for you with Dr. Carrie Polster in Midland Park, NJ.

What is CEREC? 
CEREC is a new and high-tech way of creating porcelain dental restorations like bridges, crowns, onlays, inlays and veneers. Traditionally, a restoration would require the help of a physical impression of the mouth to provide a basis for their design and a dental laboratory to create the actual restoration. The laboratory required several weeks for the creation of the restoration, tacking on long wait times and an extra dental visit to boot.

CEREC eliminates these steps and requires only that the patient has an extra hour or so to spare while they wait for their restoration to be created right in their dentist’s office. Patients no longer need to worry about taking an extra day off of work or wearing a temporary restoration in the meantime.

How does CEREC work? 
CEREC’s machine uses a special wand to take CAD/CAM digital impressions of your mouth, then sends them to your dentist’s computer. Your dentist then uses specialized software to design the restoration. The finished design is then sent to the CEREC machine where it carves the final restoration from a block of ceramic. Your dentist will then use color-matching techniques to match the restoration to your natural teeth before permanently placing it.

CEREC Dental Restorations in Midland Park, NJ 
If your dentist recommends that you undergo a procedure to place a porcelain dental restoration, you are a candidate for CEREC restorations. However, dentists need a healthy tooth on which to place the restoration, meaning you should be in good dental health with a strong at-home oral care routine to keep your restoration healthy.

For more information on CEREC, please contact Dr. Polster in Midland Park, NJ. Call (201) 444-5675 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Polster today!