Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By Peter Brusco DMD
May 05, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like to improve the way your smile looks? One of these cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by your Kinnelon, NJ, dentist, Dr. Peter Brusco, may offer the perfect solution.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can erase years of stains that dull your smile. Dental whitening only takes about an hour in the Kinnelon, NJ, dental office and can lighten your teeth up to eight shades.

Your dentist applies a gel to your teeth that contains hydrogen peroxide, a natural whitener. The gel breaks apart and removes the pigments that stain teeth, leaving your smile noticeably whiter. Whitening offers impressive results and is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry treatment options.


Veneers conceal imperfections and minor damage on the fronts of your teeth. The thin shells are made of porcelain or plastic and are tooth-colored to match your smile. Once veneers are cemented on your teeth, flaws will disappear from sight.

The restorations can hide chips, cracks, discolorations, and other imperfections. They're also a good option if you want to brighten your entire smile, close a slight gap between teeth, or change the shape or length of a tooth.


Crowns, or caps, as they're commonly called, are hollow restorations that fit over the tops of teeth. Adding a crown can:

  • Strengthen a Weak Teeth: Crowns prevent fragile teeth from breaking. Your dentist may recommend a crown if you have a large filling, had root canal therapy, have a crack in a tooth, or your tooth is brittle.
  • Restore a Broken Tooth: Adding a crown to a broken tooth restores its normal appearance and function.
  • Change Your Tooth's Appearance: Crowns hide discolored teeth, lengthen short teeth and improve the way oddly shaped teeth look.

Dental Implants

Has tooth loss changed your smile? Dental implants offer a long-lasting way to replace any number of missing teeth. Small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone become the roots of your new teeth. The posts bond to your jaw, providing a stable foundation for dental crowns or dentures attached to the tops of implants. Implants offer excellent biting power, help keep your jawbone strong, and may never need to be replaced.

Revitalize your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call your dentist in Kinnelon, NJ, Dr. Brusco, at (973) 838-5862 to schedule your appointment.

By Peter Brusco DMD
November 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry is more popular today than ever. That’s because now anyone can have a perfect smile even if your natural teeth are not up to par. Dr. Peter Brusco practices cosmetic dentistry in Kinnelon. He is dedicated to providing all his dental patients with the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for You

Movie star smiles are no longer just for celebrities. Cosmetic dentistry can give you a Hollywood smile even if you suffer from any of these dental issues:

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Uneven teeth

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Kinnelon dental patients who visit Dr. Brusco can take advantage of the following dental services:

  • Teeth whitening: Currently the most popular cosmetic treatment, professional teeth whitening takes under an hour and provides lasting results. Unlike home-whitening kits, in-chair whitening can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades.
  • Dental bonding: A composite is made to match the color of your natural teeth and is bonded to a tooth to eliminate small cracks or chips.
  • Veneers: A wafer-thin sheath of porcelain is cemented to the front of a tooth to cover imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discolorations. Veneers can also be used to fix misshapen teeth and gaps between the teeth.
  • Crowns and bridges: These restorations are made from tooth-colored porcelain and can be used to strengthen weakened teeth and prevent further damage. They can also be used to replace one or two missing teeth.
  • Dental implants: Implants can be used to replace missing teeth from one or two to a full set.
  • Tooth-colored fillings: There’s no need for silver amalgam fillings, now your fillings can blend in naturally with your teeth.

If you live in Kinnelon and you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, call Dr. Brusco at (973) 838-5862 to request an appointment.

By Peter Brusco DMD
March 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Crowns Protect TeethIt's no fun, is it? Your damaged smile needs attention. Cracked teeth with multiple fillings compromise how you eat and how you look. Your Kinnelon, NJ, family dentist, Dr. Peter Brusco, has the solution. Custom-made porcelain crowns can restore your smile's strength and beauty, so you feel confident once again.

Is it a Crown or a Cap?

Actually, the dental crown is called by either name. It's a tooth-shaped restoration which fits over the remaining healthy parts of a tooth compromised by:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Infection
  • Decay
  • Old and deteriorating fillings
  • Injury

Porcelain is today's material of choice for most crowns and for bridgework (adjacent artificial teeth) secured by crowns. Natural-looking and very durable, porcelain are colored and shaped to blend in with the rest of your smile. Only you and your Kinnelon, NJ, family dentist will know you have a dental crown.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that 15 million Americans have porcelain crowns and bridges. So, you know these restorations are effective. Combine these statistics with Dr. Brusco's experience and expertise, and you can count on a lasting, healthy, beautiful smile. Crowns even cover dental implants and teeth that have been treated with root canal procedures. So, crowns are very versatile and reliable.

The Crown Procedure

You'll visit Dr. Brusco's office twice for your crown placement. The steps are simple and include:

  • A complete oral examination and X-ray imaging of the tooth
  • Oral impressions, either with traditional putty and trays or with digital imaging
  • Removal of the damaged portions of the tooth
  • Shaping of the tooth, so it properly receives the dental crown
  • Placement of a temporary restoration to protect the tooth as the permanent crown is made at the dental lab
  • Healing time of about one week
  • Removal of the temporary cap
  • Bonding of the new cap over the tooth
  • Adjustment of bite and shape as needed

Crown Care

You'll find the crown procedure easy and comfortable. Afterwards, simply brush and floss as you usually do, and see Dr. Brusco every six months for a routine check-up and professional cleaning.

If you grind or clench your teeth, your crown could wear prematurely. So, ask Dr. Brusco about a bite guard to wear at night.

Find Out More

Crowns are a wonderful alternative to dental extraction and the pain and embarrassment of failing teeth. To book your consultation with Dr. Brusco, contact his Kinnelon, NJ, office team at (973) 838-5862. He'll give you all the details on how to have a fully restored smile through dental crowns.

By Peter Brusco DMD
November 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersDental veneers offer a convenient and effective solution to dramatically improving the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers might be right for you if you wish to conceal cracks, chips, or other imperfections in teeth. A dentist can place dental veneers on the fronts of problem teeth and give you a brand new smile. Dental veneers are custom made for each patient for the most natural look possible. Dr. Peter Brusco is your Kinnelon, NJ, family dentist for dental veneers.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over the fronts of problem teeth to give those teeth a completely new look by covering any imperfections. Porcelain is a close match for tooth enamel, so dental veneers look completely natural. Further, the color, size, and shape of each dental veneer are customized to perfectly fit the tooth it will be covering, while also blending in with the surrounding teeth for the most natural look possible.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Your smile can benefit in several ways with dental veneers. Teeth with a range of cosmetic flaws can be transformed simply by setting dental veneers in place to conceal the imperfections. A major benefit of dental veneers is that placement is permanent so the veneers remain securely in place, even when speaking and eating. The dental veneers will not come loose or slip out of place. Additionally, the color, size, and shape of dental veneers are all customized for a perfect match and fit.

Another benefit dental veneers offer is that they conceal a variety of cosmetic flaws. Your Kinnelon, NJ, family dentist can help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. Some of the cosmetic concerns dental veneers can address include:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips and cracks
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Rough or uneven surfaces

To learn more about how dental veneers could improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brusco, your Kinnelon, NJ, family dentist, by calling the dental practice at (973) 838-5862.

By Peter Brusco DMD
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

There are numerous cosmetic procedures available for correcting or concealing various cosmetic dental concerns. Whether you want cosmetic dentistrywhiter teeth or with to hide stains, chips or cracks, there is a cosmetic dental procedure that can help you achieve your goals. Dr. Peter Brusco has a cosmetic dentistry practice in Kinnelon, NJ, and performs a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to give you your best smile ever.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are paper thin covers applied to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can conceal or correct such imperfections as chips, cracks, stains, discolorations and uneven spacing. They can even correct the appearance of teeth that are misshaped. Essentially, veneers create an entirely new front for problem teeth. Veneers are applied directly on the surface of the teeth after a small amount of enamel is first removed. Shaving off a bit of enamel allows the veneer to sit flush with the surrounding teeth and blend in seamlessly.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can conceal almost any cosmetic problem, while also strengthening teeth. Dental crowns look like small caps that fit right over the teeth. Once installed, a dental crown completely encapsulates the problem tooth. Any imperfections, such as stains, discolorations, cracks or chips, will be completely hidden once the dental crown is placed over the imperfect tooth. Crowns also provide a protective shell for teeth weakened by decay or daily wear and tear. With a crown, a weak tooth can perform normal biting and chewing functions once again.

What are the Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening treatments performed in your Kinnelon cosmetic dentistry office deliver superior results to over-the-counter whitening products. The bleaching agent in professional treatments is stronger than that of over-the-counter products. Whereas over-the-counter whitening treatments typically require multiple uses before visible results are attained, professional teeth whitening delivers dramatic results in a single treatment. Teeth will visibly be several shades whiter. Further, results can last for up to five years.

There are many cosmetic procedures available to give you the smile you desire. Whether you want to improve the appearance of your teeth with veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening treatments or another procedure, there is something to suit your needs. To discuss which procedures might be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brusco by calling his cosmetic dentistry office in Kinnelon, NJ at (973) 838-5862.

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