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Do you dream of having a healthy, beautiful smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers advanced solutions for a range of dental problems, allowing us to give patients the smiles of their dreams. Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey provides patients in Morristown and throughout Morris County, NJ with advanced cosmetic dentistry, including options such as porcelain veneers, laser gum contouring, composite bonding, fillings, and all the treatments you need for a total smile makeover. Using advanced technology and the skill of our talented cosmetic dentists, we can give you the vibrant smile you deserve.

Smile Makeover

If you are dissatisfied with your smile, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey can help. We provide a range of cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry options to repair dental problems and give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Our talented cosmetic dentists can give you a dramatic smile makeover, using state-of-the-art treatments to transform your smile. The patients in our before and after gallery display just a few examples of the life-changing results that are possible with cosmetic dentistry. Learn More

Laser Gum Recontouring

Using the Diode Laser, we can reshape the gums and create the appearance of a longer tooth in less than five seconds, without bleeding. By removing excess gum tissue, we can expose more of the enamel and produce a fuller, brighter smile. Contact our cosmetic dentistry office for more information on this option.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening can bleach stains from the teeth and help you look years younger. Learn more about teeth whitening and how it can improve your smile, and contact our office to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. Learn More

Invisalign®

If you want a discreet way to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® may be just the solution. Invisalign®, sometimes called “invisible braces,” actually uses a series of clear, plastic trays (instead of braces) to realign the teeth. When worn as directed, the Invisalign® system can straighten your teeth in as little as 18 months. Learn More

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth marred by minor chips, cracks, discoloration, or gaps between the teeth. The bonding material is composed of either plastic or resin, which is bonded to the surface of the tooth to conceal flaws. Bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to create an aesthetically pleasing and vibrant smile, without removing much, if any, of the tooth structure.

The Bonding Process

  1. Clean the tooth to be bonded
  2. Apply mild solution to the tooth that facilitates the bonding of the resin to the tooth
  3. Apply the bonding material in several coats
  4. Harden each coat with a special light before applying the next one
  5. Sculpt tooth shape
  6. Buff it to a shine

* Performed in-office and usually does not require anesthetic.

The Advantages of Composite Bonding

Patients who have their smiles treated with dental bonding can enjoy its numerous benefits. The process is quick – typically less than an hour. Unlike with veneers or dental crowns, no significant amount of the tooth’s original structure is removed (if anything, it is lightly scuffed). Finally, the bonding material comes in numerous shades, which allows the dentist to match the bonding material precisely to the natural tooth so as to produce a natural-looking result.

The Process

The bonding procedure is performed at our office and usually does not require anesthetic. The dentist begins the bonding process by cleaning the tooth to be bonded. Next, he applies a mild solution to the tooth that facilitates the bonding of the resin to the tooth. Then, he applies the bonding material in several coats, hardening each coat with a special light before applying the next one. When an adequate amount of bonding material has been applied, the dentist sculpts it to fit with the surrounding teeth and buffs it to a shine.

After Composite Bonding

To make sure that your bonding lasts as long as possible, it is important to take care of the bonded tooth. Proper care includes daily brushing and flossing, especially if you drink coffee or tea or smoke tobacco (all of which can stain the bonding material over time). Typically, dental bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns, and it may need to be replaced every five or 10 years. Contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey if you are interested in composite bonds.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a strong, safe, and natural-looking alternative to metal (amalgam) fillings. These fillings are composed of a white plastic substance and a hardening agent. Unlike metallic fillings, composite fillings strengthen the tooth, blend flawlessly with the enamel, and preserve the natural tooth structure as much as possible.

The Fillings Procedure

To begin the fillings procedure, the dentist administers a local anesthetic. He then removes tooth decay. Next, he places the composite material into the tooth, where it bonds to the enamel. Typically, the dentist applies several layers of composite material, hardening each layer with a special light.

After the Fillings Have Been Placed

After having fillings placed, patients may experience minor tooth sensitivity for a few weeks. Over time, the fillings may become stained from coffee, tea, tobacco, and other discoloring substances. (The dentist may place a seal over the filling to prevent staining.) Although composite fillings can last up to 12 years, depending on the location of the restoration, they may need to be replaced sooner.

Pros and Cons of Composite Fillings

The primary advantage of composite fillings is that they can be matched precisely to an individual’s natural tooth color. Since they are incredibly durable, they can be used in the back teeth as well as the front ones. While composite fillings are more expensive than metal ones, there are options for making them more affordable. Contact our cosmetic dentistry office to learn more about dental insurance information and other payment options.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are composite fillings (restorations) used in the back teeth. These restorations are crafted of tooth-colored porcelain that is sculpted to fill a cavity (onlays cover the top part of the tooth as well), thereby strengthening the tooth. These restorations are usually custom-made in an off-site dental lab, in which case it takes two office visits to place the restoration, although, when appropriate, we can craft CEREC® single-visit inlays and onlays. Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey uses iTero™ digital impressions to fit patients for inlays and onlays; this advanced piece of equipment that makes the procedure quicker and more comfortable than ever before.

Patient Information

At our practice, we make it our goal to give patients all information available on our procedures so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment. Contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey to learn about how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile.

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