Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Peter Brusco DMD
September 17, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Crown lengthening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure done to improve the appearance of your smile, specifically by creating a less gummy smile. If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks due to the excessive appearance of gums or small teeth, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry in Kinnelon, NJ, with Dr. Peter Brusco. While there may be a few different reasons for why your smile appears gummy, there are solutions to improve the appearance of your smile with help from a cosmetic dentistry professional today!

What Is A Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile also referred to as excessive gingival display, is a condition in which a significant amount of gum tissue shows when you smile. This can create the effect of smaller, misshapen teeth because the gum tissue is covering up a majority of the contours of your teeth. Following an evaluation, your dentist will be able to help to determine the cause of your gummy smile and the right treatment option for you. Typically, treatment for a gummy smile involves a crown lengthening procedure, which is a form of cosmetic dentistry in Kinnelon, NJ.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening, also called esthetic crown lengthening, is done to give people immediate improvement in the look of their smile. The crown of your tooth refers to the exposed part of your tooth sitting above the gumline. Through the removal of gum or bone tissue, crown lengthening reduces the amount of visible gum tissue when you smile and transforms the appearance of small teeth into regular-sized, naturally contoured teeth. For a less gummy smile, your dentist may recommend crown lengthening for you.

Get Help Today!

If you are tired of your gummy smile affecting the way you look and feel each day, then it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry in Kinnelon, NJ. For additional questions or to make an appointment for crown lengthening today, please call Dr. Brusco at (973) 838-5862.

By Peter Brusco DMD
July 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Stains  

Keeping your teeth pearly white is a tough endeavor when you choose poor lifestyle habits. Dr. Peter Brusco of Kinnelon, NJ, has a few tips and preventative measures to help you out, as well as a list of cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore confidence in your smile.

How to Reduce Staining

It really comes down to the choices we make. Poor choices hurt us and the earlier we can minimize or stop some of them, the better off we are. For one, brush and floss daily to prevent cavities that alter tooth color and break down tooth enamel, and expose more sensitive and vulnerable tooth layers. Avoid or reduce the amount of food that stains teeth, like blueberries. Don't smoke or chew tobacco because they severely stain teeth and could cause additional oral issues, like cancer and gum disease.

To properly understand what should or shouldn't be done, make sure you speak with Dr. Brusco at his Kinnelon office for more details, especially since different lifestyle choices affect people differently. If you don't take the proper preventative measures, you may risk exposing yourself to tooth loss and cosmetic dentistry won't help with that. You'll need more structural restorations to repair the damage done.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  • Bonding is tooth-colored composite material applied to dental surfaces to close gaps, whiten teeth, and fix chipped, broken, cracked, and stained teeth
  • Veneers are wafer-thin dental appliances that adhere to tooth surfaces to hide stained, worn, chipped, or cracked teeth after the dentist removes some enamel to comfortably fit veneers.
  • Whitening and bleaching use a special kind of bleaching agent to whiten teeth. Dr. Brusco applies the material on teeth and waits an hour to whiten teeth.

Who should you contact?

Cosmetic dentistry is a safe and easy way to remove dental stains. For more information about the procedures available at Dr. Peter Brusco's office in Kinnelon, NJ, call (973) 838-5862 to schedule an appointment.

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.

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