Superior dental treatments are within reach at A Family Dental Group in Belleville, NJ. At our clinic, oral health maintenance is comprehensive, fuss-free, and affordable. With over 45 years of experience in the industry, we are skilled in relieving dental phobia and anxiety. Rest assured that when you turn to us for dental treatments, you will feel confident after each oral health consultation.
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Whether you require oral prophylaxis, preventive dentistry, emergency dental care, or orthodontic services, count on A Family Dental Group for comprehensive solutions. We also offer cosmetic dentistry options for your convenience. Do you have questions about our dental procedures or wish to schedule an oral health consultation? Speak with our staff today. We respond to all inquiries promptly. You can also phone us directly during regular business hours.
For almost 40 years, A Family Dental Group has provided family dentistry so people of all ages can take proper care of their teeth. As a full-service dental practice, we can help our patients with all aspects of their dental care, from basic cleanings and fillings to implants and orthodontics. Our doctors and nurses share decades of experience.
We work with patients of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. In order to provide our patients with the best care, our team stays up-to-date on all of the latest techniques and procedures in the dental field and applies them in our practice.
We also use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our work is efficient and our patients are as comfortable as possible. For patients who fear a visit to the dentist, we can help. Dr. Jerrold Jacob is our founder and has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years. He is well known for helping patients with dental phobias, and his gentle approach is shared by all of our staff.
One of the most important aspects of healthy teeth and gums is preventative dentistry. At A Family Dental Group, we want to catch any dental issues as early as possible. That is why we believe that regular cleanings and consultations are essential parts of oral hygiene. Ignoring basic oral care can lead to issues such as cavities or gum disease.
As a family dentist, we know that dental problems arise at inopportune times. That is why we offer emergency dental appointments for problems that cannot wait. Whether it is a damaged tooth on the weekend or a toothache after business hours, we can help.
To learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
Self-confidence is an important aspect to leading a successful life. If you are embarrassed by your teeth, smile enhancement can boost your self-esteem. From color correction to missing tooth replacement, our staff has the tools and training to provide a wide variety of options to improve the appearance of your smile.
There are many things you can do to improve your appearance, but few of them have as dramatic an effect as upgrading your smile. A gorgeous grin is quite possibly the most alluring physical feature a person can possess. What’s more, it can be achieved with the help of your dentist. From single procedures to complete smile redesign, A Family Dental Group can give you the smile of your dreams. Here are just a few of the services we proudly provide.
Even if you brush as instructed, there’s a good chance your teeth will lose their luster. Not only do they yellow over time, but your once-pearly whites can also be stained by coffee, tea, and other beverages. A single painless procedure is all that’s needed to restore their immaculate appearance. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, giving you a gleaming grin that’s hard to miss.
Keep Your Teeth Sparkling White
Your smile is your single greatest asset! It is the first and often the last impression you will make. A beautiful smile not only is contagious, but it also conveys happiness, confidence, and sincerity. Shouldn’t yours be the best it can be?
Teeth whitening involves the placement of a whitening solution on the teeth to eliminate stains and discoloration. The solution is held in place by a custom-made, see-through tray that fits over the teeth – much like a mouthpiece worn by a professional boxer.
Whitening is a safe, effective, and relatively easy means of producing a whiter smile. Teeth whitening involves the placement of a whitening solution on the teeth to eliminate stains and discoloration that normally occur over time.
For people with damaged, unattractive teeth, veneers are a versatile option. When bonded to the front of teeth, these porcelain shells conceal a number of imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, minor misalignments, and discoloration. Custom made to match the color and texture of your teeth, dental veneers can give anyone an eye-catching smile in one or two office visits.
Before you invest time and money in your smile, we can give you a sneak preview of what you will look like after a specific procedure. With the help of digital computer imaging, patients can achieve their goals without much mystery. The technology also gives us the ability to recommend specific treatments based on your personal preferences, smile, and facial shape. We can essentially design your perfect smile without any guesswork.
An increasingly popular option, Invisalign has many advantages over metal braces. The innovative system uses a series of clear plastic aligners that can be removed when needed. More comfortable and less conspicuous than traditional braces, they are, nonetheless, every bit as effective. With that said, Invisalign isn’t a perfect fit for every patient. Our doctors must examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
Tooth loss can occur due to several reasons such as poor dental care, accidents and falls, gum disease, smoking, and aging. To some people, missing teeth can be pretty inconvenient and may impact their normal life. Fortunately, the use of dental implants as a replacement for missing teeth has made it possible for patients to restore their smiles, confidence, and comfort. At A Family Dental Group, we have professional and compassionate dentists for different dental treatments, including implants, to give you a natural-looking appearance.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants replace missing teeth, and the dentist uses your dental impression to create implants that’ll fit your unique structure. Depending on your situation, an implant treatment may involve several pieces. The process involves creating a custom-fabricated restoration to fit the shape of a natural tooth crown. The implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, and then they fuse with the jawbone. After the healing, an abutment is placed on the implant to connect replacement teeth to the implant. The abutment is then used to attach a tooth, bridge, or dentures.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants have a natural-looking appearance, so they feel, fit, and function as a natural set of teeth. With proper care, the implants can last for over ten years. These devices are fitted in place of the missing teeth without the modification of the nearby healthy teeth. Unlike dentures, implants stay in the mouth, and they do not fall out. Missing teeth may expose the jawbone to infections, but implants help to preserve the bone and stimulate natural growth.
Am I the Right Candidate for Dental Implants?
Implants are one of the best options for people with missing teeth. Unfortunately, not all patients will qualify for these devices. Therefore, you must consult with a dentist to know if you are the right candidate. To be eligible, you must have healthy gums and teeth and enough bone density to support the implants. The ideal candidate must be committed to good dental hygiene and is a non-smoker or is willing to quit smoking. You should not be suffering from autoimmune disorders or uncontrolled diabetes. Additionally, you should be prepared to undergo the whole treatment process, which may take significant time, at least four to twelve months.
What Is the Cost of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are popular for their benefits such as jawbone protection, long-term tooth replacement, and natural appearance. They are expected to be more costly than dentures and bridges, but they make a worthwhile investment in appearance and overall health. At A Family Dental Group, we understand that this is a huge investment, so we offer a personalized approach to help our patients attain a natural smile. You can take advantage of dental discount programs and special offers to cut down the overall cost. A Family Dental Group offers professional dental care in Belleville, NJ. Our competitive rates, compassionate dentists, and friendly customer care make us the go-to place for patients looking to get implants.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge. Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.
Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue or the bone.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.
Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom-designed crown. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.
Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.
Caring for Your Crowns
With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.
Certain behaviors, such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding), significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.
A Family Dental Group offers orthodontics services that focus on the needs of adults and children. We recommend that all children should receive orthodontic care and evaluation by the time they turn seven. Equally important, there are many benefits to be had in obtaining orthodontic treatment for adults. Visit our practice for your consultation to learn what we can do for you. Our doctors are experienced and can put your mind at ease.
Orthodontics for Children: Why It Matters
It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that all children receive an examination from an orthodontist by the time they reach seven years of age. The dental specialist can recognize issues with new and developing teeth, as well as any problems with the jaw. They may also notice issues such as overcrowding teeth, cross bite, protrusion, open bite, and more. The doctor can detect more subtle problems developing that a parent may overlook. However, if you notice anything that seems out of the ordinary with your child’s teeth, such as difficulty chewing or biting or late loss of baby teeth, it’s important to inform your child’s orthodontist. Even if your child is over the age of seven, it is not too late to begin orthodontic care.
The Benefits of Orthodontics for Adults
Adults of all ages may need to see an orthodontic specialist for a variety of reasons. Periodontal issues, such as gum disease, may be prevented through early detection by your orthodontist. If you have missing teeth or a gap, you may find chewing becomes difficult. We can help correct these challenges through orthodontics. Invisalign treatment can straighten crooked teeth and restore your smile. Not only will you enjoy better oral health, but your self-confidence will also receive a great boost through your newly improved appearance.
Traditional Braces Vs. Invisalign: Which Should You Choose?
Traditional dental braces are constructed of brackets connected to a wire. Invisalign provides the same results as traditional braces, although they are clear, acrylic trays that are worn and can be taken out for eating and drinking. Every two weeks they are to be changed out. So which should you or your child choose? For those who are self-conscious and would rather be discreet about their dental work, Invisalign is a smart option. However, it is not advised for those with complicated dental issues. If you or your child requires more precise and extensive corrections, traditional dental braces may work best. Braces work for closing gaps between these and straightening crooked teeth. Your orthodontist can advise you on which is best for your particular situation.
What to Expect From an Orthodontist Consultation
If you have issues about your dental care and oral health in general, we are here to listen and find a workable solution. We understand your needs, and we want to work with you in our warm and welcoming environment. We will review your dental history so we can understand your unique case. A comprehensive examination and x-rays may also be provided. We will discuss your treatment plan, go over payment and insurance options, and address your needs. Learn what our patients are saying about us, and you’ll understand why we are preferred.