Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
February 25, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants keep your smile whole by permanently and securely replacing lost teeth and their roots. One of the reasons dental implants are so secure is that they are placed in the jawbone, which means you must have enough bone to support the implants. Dental implants are available at Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, where Dr. Jeffrey Mason can determine if you are a candidate for them.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an innovative solution to tooth loss. A dental implant actually looks a lot like a small metal screw. The dental implant is placed in the jaw bone and will fuse with the bone over time to form a strong and secure hold. Dental implants can be used to replace just one missing tooth or several. When replacing multiple teeth at a time, several dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge or overdenture. Since the implants are placed in the bone, they provide additional stability for the bridge or overdenture.

When replacing individual teeth, a dental implant is topped with a crown, which looks like a natural tooth. The dental implant functions much like a root to hold the crown firmly in place. An abutment piece joins the crown to the dental implant. The skilled dentist at our office in Hasbrouck Heights can explain your dental implant options, from replacing just one tooth or many.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants deliver several benefits. A primary benefit is that they keep your smile whole. Additionally, dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and secure. Further, you can bite and chew food with ease just the same as with your natural teeth. Another benefit of dental implants is the possibility of reversing some of the side effects that often accompany tooth loss, such as sagging of the face, changes in speech, and excess strain on the remaining teeth. Many of these side effects are eliminated once your smile has been restored with dental implants.

If you are ready to enjoy a full smile again, dental implants could be the answer you need. Dr. Mason can determine if you have enough bone in the jaw area to support the placement of dental implants. To learn more about dental implants, call Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, at (201) 288-4447.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry procedures from your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, can improve your smile

Do you want to change your smile? If so, you need to find out about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry goes far beyond conventional restorative treatments, offering specific treatments that are designed to enhance your smile and give you a look that you are proud to show off. Here at Dr. Jeffrey Mason's office in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options for you to choose from.

So, how do you decide which cosmetic dentistry option is right for you? Your dentist can help—here is just a small sample of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures for you to consider:

Professional teeth whitening, if you want to brighten a dull, aging smile; with professional teeth whitening, you can achieve dramatic results, whitening your smile up to 8 shades brighter. Your results will last too, even up to 5 years! The procedure is safe because the products have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental bonding, if you want to repair or hide small chips, cracks, or other signs of wear-and-tear; bonding uses composite, a unique liquid material that can be color-matched to your teeth and sculpted to match the contours of your teeth. After placement, the composite is hardened with an ultraviolet light. The final result is a beautiful, virtually invisible dental restoration.

Porcelain veneers, if you really want to make your smile pop; veneers are thin laminates of exquisite, sparkling porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are conservative because your dentist removes very little tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers. Porcelain veneers can hide both minor and major damage including chips, cracks, areas of lost tooth structure, discolorations, and more.

No matter what you want to change about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you. To learn more about these and other cosmetic and restorative dental services, call Dr. Jeffrey Mason in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, today at (201) 288-4447.