Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Peter Brusco DMD
March 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you wish your smile was a little brighter? Teeth whitening, a cosmetic service dentistry service offered by your Kinnelon, NJ, dentist, Dr. Peter Brusco, offers a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment to remove the stains that dull your smile.

Professional whitening targets the source of stains

Professional teeth whitening agents contain hydrogen peroxide, a natural stain remover. Although many over-the-counter whiteners also contain hydrogen peroxide, dentists use strong formulations that work more effectively.

Stains can occur when darkly colored foods and beverages or tar or nicotine from tobacco products accumulate in microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. Whitening gel seeps into these tiny pores, breaking apart and removing the stains.

It doesn't take long to improve your smile

You only need to spend about an hour in the Kinnelon dental office if you want to take advantage of the benefits of professional teeth whitening. The whitening process starts with a thorough teeth cleaning.

Cleaning is a particularly important step because it removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. These substances can cause tooth decay and gum disease and may also affect your whitening results. If plaque and tartar remain on your teeth, they may look speckled after whitening.

Before the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth, your dentist will take two important steps to protect your roots and gums. Plastic retractors will keep your cheeks and lips from coming in contact with the whitening gel, while a special gel will protect your roots.

Once these preparations are made, your teeth will be coated with the whitening gel. The gel will remain on your teeth for about an hour. When it's removed, your teeth may be as much as three to eight shades whiter. Teeth whitening results typically last several years. If you avoid tobacco and darkly pigmented foods and beverages, the results may last even longer.

If you want to touch up your results from time to time or prefer to whiten at home, your dentist can provide you with whitening trays that fit your mouth perfectly.

Makeover your smile with teeth whitening? Call your dentist in Kinnelon, NJ, Dr. Brusco, at (973) 838-5862 to schedule this smile-boosting cosmetic dentistry service.

By Peter Brusco DMD
February 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Achieving a whiter, improved smile isn't impossible. You could enhance your teeth with dental veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Kinnelon, Dr. Peter Brusco. His experience and artistic eye create porcelain laminates which effectively disguise aesthetic flaws. Yet, these veneers are very thin and lifelike.

Porcelain veneers meet your smile goals

Do you have dental cracks, chips, stains, gaps, pits or craze lines? Are some of your teeth twisted or overlapping, but you're not interested in complex orthodontic correction? At Dr. Brusco's Kinnelon dental office, today's cosmetic dentistry procedures can erase all those problems and more.

Before you visit Dr. Brusco for a consultation, think about the smile changes you'd like to see. Consider your age, facial shape, smile width, budget and more. Depending on your goals, oral health and what's possible, your cosmetic dentist may recommend permanent placement of porcelain veneers.

Veneers are laboratory-crafted according to your preferences and Dr. Bruco's instructions. Oral impressions and photos tell the skilled technician how to shape and color your veneers. When they're ready, your dentist uses a special, light-sensitive cement to bond them on the front side of your teeth.

What you should know about porcelain veneers

1. Veneers are permanent because your dentist reduces your tooth enamel surfaces by about half a millimeter.

2. They last for many years.

3. Veneers do not decay. They are stain-resistant, but they can chip or crack if you chew ice cubes or otherwise brutalize their edges. Brush and floss as you usually do, and wear an acrylic bite guard at night to protect against teeth clenching and grinding.

4. Porcelain veneers are perfect for dull, uneven teeth.

5. High-grade porcelain produces the natural sheen and translucency veneers are known for. Your renewed teeth will look like you but greatly improved.

Get ready for a change

Dental veneers from Dr. Peter Brusco in Kinnelon can give you a renewed smile. Contact our office for an appointment. Then, come in to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options. Call us at (973) 838-5862.

By Peter Brusco DMD
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Kinnelon, NJ, can give you back your smile

Have you been struggling with tooth loss? If so, dental implants could be the answer to regaining your smile and complete oral functionality. Here at Dr. Peter Brusco's dental office in Kinnelon, NJ, we offer a wide range of dental services, including dental implants—read on to learn more!

What dental implants can do for you

Dental implants provide the most longevity, functionality, and natural feel of any tooth restoration available today.

When you choose dental implants, you will enjoy:

  • Natural-looking beauty, because dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that closely resemble natural tooth structure
  • Complete stability, because dental implants are firmly surrounded and embedded in bone, assuring that they never move around
  • Permanence, because dental implants never need to be removed and never decay
  • Convenient, because you brush and floss dental implants just like your natural teeth

Dental implants are also a conservative treatment because only the implant area needs to be treated. Additionally, they stimulate the muscles in your jawbone, allowing you to maintain your firm jawline and youthful contours.

Dental implant treatment begins with a simple in-office procedure to insert the implant into your jaw. Over the healing period, your jawbone will fill in and fuse with the implant screw, locking it in place. After the area has healed, the implant screw is capped with a beautiful porcelain crown, finishing off your brand new tooth!

Need dental work? Give us a call

Dental implants are also the most successful surgical implant, boasting a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. You deserve to enjoy the success of dental implants too! To find out more about restoring your smile with dental implants, call Dr. Peter Brusco in Kinnelon, NJ, today at (973) 838-5862.

Whether you have just started to do research cosmetic dentistry or you’ve already talked with our Kinnelon, NJ, dentist, Dr. Peter Brusco, we know that you can never be too informed when it comes to choosing the proper cosmetic treatment to meet your needs. Here is an overview of our most common cosmetic services and what makes someone a perfect candidate for each treatment:

Dental Bonding

Dealing with a slightly uneven or chipped tooth? Even small seemingly insignificant flaws can still make you feel embarrassed. In this case, bonding may be able to give you the results you need. Bonding is a simple cosmetic technique in which a tooth-colored resin is placed over your imperfections and hardened into place in order to hide them.

Who can benefit: Anyone dealing with minor imperfections that affect one or two teeth. Those with more significant cosmetic flaws may not be right for bonding.

Dental Veneers

For more widespread dental imperfections, our Kinnelon, NJ, dentist can offer dental veneers. Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are matched to the shade of your teeth and cover everything from chips and discolorations to gaps and misshapen teeth.

Who can benefit: If you want to improve the color, shape, size, or alignment of your smile, then you may be an ideal candidate for veneers. However, it is necessary that you have teeth that are healthy and strong enough to support the veneers.

Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants to have a whiter smile, and professional teeth whitening makes that possible in as little as one hour. If you want a safe, effective way to remove discolorations and brighten your smile by several shades, then professional whitening may be right for you.

Who can benefit: Anyone who is experiencing dull, yellowing teeth can benefit from teeth whitening. Although, those with blue or purple stains (internal stains) may not respond as well to whitening treatment and may require other cosmetic options such as veneers to brighten their smiles.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Want to further discuss which treatment is right for you and your smile goals? If so, don’t hesitate to call our Kinnelon, NJ, dental office today at (973) 838-5862!

Kinnelon, NJ Dentist
Peter Brusco DMD
170 Kinnelon Rd # 29A
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
(973) 838-5862
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