AmeriDental, Inc, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, specializes in beautifying smiles and maintaining your dental health through a selection of basic dental treatments, such as cavity fillings. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in helping you improve your appearance
AmeriDental, Inc, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, has advanced treatments such as tooth restoration and endodontic therapy for everyone in the family. We offer root canals in our office, as well as the ability to fit you with dentures or implants. We will work with your insurance company to see which treatments are covered.
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At AmeriDental, Inc, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, our cosmetic dental procedures can correct imperfections in the appearance of your smile. We have several teeth whitening options, as well as smile design and veneers.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
We use the Opalescence™ tooth whitening systems for both in-office and at-home treatments. Both offer a brighter and whiter smile without a long wait. Opalescence BoostTM is a chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. We don't use heat or UV light, and the treatment contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivit, and offering increased cavity prevention.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels™ allows you to whiten your teeth at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way. These are available with 10% potassium fluoride, 15% potassium fluoride, 20% potassium fluoride, and 35% potassium fluoride carbamide peroxide. These provide some results after just one night, although you can expect to see results in about a week. They come in five formulations and mint, melon, and regular flavors. We will create an impression of your teeth to deliver the whitening treatment in a bleaching tray made specifically for you.
Our practice offers veneers, a dental procedure where we place a covering over the visible area of the tooth. The procedure is direct or indirect. The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. With the indirect technique, we fabricate the veneers at a dental laboratory. These are commonly made using porcelain or pressed ceramic. The advantage of veneers vs. crowns is that much less tooth material is removed with veneers, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
We can straighten your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-molded aligners called Invisalign. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step until you have a more beautiful smile. Unlike braces, you can remove these clear aligners when you eat and brush your teeth as usual.
During this procedure, we remove decay and replace the affected tooth structure with a new material. Nowadays, we commonly use tooth-colored composite resin fillings. If caught early enough, we can treat cavities easily and painlessly. If left untreated, decay can lead to tooth pain or infection and can require advanced treatments.
We use bonding to adhere tooth-colored composite resin material to the front of a tooth. The surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to etch the tooth surface and a bonding agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish. We use this procedure for several reasons, including to:
Repair Tooth Decay Damage | Alter a Tooth's Alignment | Close Gaps Between Teeth
This procedure fills in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits that accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn't brush, but because the grooves are too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. These will develop cavities over time without protection.
Nonsurgical Gum Treatments
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth, called the periodontium, are the foundation for your teeth. When it's not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth. With the proper care, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. Our treatments usually involve a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe, treatment may include surgery or extraction. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include:
Red Gums That Bleed Easily | Persistent Bad Breath | Gums Pulled Away From Teeth | Loose Teeth | Changes in Position or Bite of Your Teeth
In our office, we use digital radiography, which allows us to take x-rays using 50% to 70% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis.
Crowns are full-coverage restorations that we use to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. A crown is commonly placed after a root canal or when a large filling wears out. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage.
There are different types of dentures, but they share a common function. They replace teeth that are loose or lost. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Dentures are fitted to go around the remaining teeth. With dentures, you can still eat and talk regularly.
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. A small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone, which grows around it, forming a tight connection. This slows or stops the bone loss that occurs. Implants do not stress the surrounding teeth for support. We also offer mini implants that are about half the size and 50% to 70% of the cost of traditional implants.
Root Canal Treatments
We administer a root canal treatment, also referred to as a root canal or endodontic therapy, when a cavity reaches the pulp. Once the pulp becomes infected, it extends through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone. Symptoms are not always present, but they can include sensitivity, pain, and swelling.
This option fills the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge looks like a tooth with two surrounding teeth for support. We use gold alloy, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatments
TMJ arises in the joint where the temple area of the skull and the lower jaw meet. Causes of this include misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Dental treatments include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, and adjusting the bite. Symptoms include:
Headaches | Earaches | Trouble or Soreness When Opening or Closing Your Mouth | Jaw Clicking or Popping |Pain in Jaw Muscles