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Getting a dental crown is a beneficial treatment that allows a damaged tooth to be restored and saved. Up until now, the only thing about getting a crown from Michael B. Schwarz, DMD that was bothersome was having to show up twice: first to have your impression taken and the second session to fit and permanently cement the crown after it has been fashioned at the dental lab. Well now, thanks to CEREC one-visit dentistry, our Ridgefield dental office can do it all during one session, saving you valuable time for both the appointment and the travel time back and forth. No impressions are required. No dental labs have to make your crown. It’s all taken care of on the spot.

CEREC Dental Crowns Ridgefield

CEREC Dental Crowns Ridgefield


If the only thing to recommend CEREC was that it could be done in one visit, typically in just an hour, that alone would be reason enough. But there are more benefits to it. CEREC crowns are natural looking. This is because our Ridgefield dental office uses tooth-colored material, specifically ceramic, to fashion them. No metal is used, no silver. And therefore, no glaring and obvious crown that mars your smile and draws attention to itself. A CEREC ceramic crown blends in with your other teeth, making for a smooth appearance that looks fantastic. In addition, ceramic is also anti-abrasive and resists plaque, giving it the advantage of promoting your future dental health as well. If that weren’t enough, ceramic is also compatible with the tissue in your mouth.

You may be wondering at this point how CEREC is able to do all of this so simply, safely, and effectively. Replacing the process of taking a traditional impression, which is a messy task, with a picture, CEREC spares you the bother of a mouthful of impression material. Then, employing CAD technology, the crown is designed from the picture taken. That design is then produced using computer aided manufacturing. The result is a precise finished product. Well, not quite finished yet. Custom stain and glaze is used to complete the work and then bonded to your teeth with strong adhesive. Our Ridgefield dental office is pleased to offer this convenient and efficient option to our valued patients.

Dental Crowns Ridgefield
8534 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047
201-669-3303

Ridgefield General Dentist

Ridgefield General Dentist

Dental decay is one of the most common dental issues. Our Ridgefield general dentist, Dr. Michael B. Schwartz, sees dental decay and cavities in his patients all the time. At our practice, we like to inform our patients about some of these common issues so that they can take preventative measures against them, and also be aware of any current symptoms that they might be experiencing and should seek treatment for at our office.

The two main causes of tooth decay and cavities are bacteria and food debris that are not properly removed through brushing and flossing. Certain kinds of bacteria found in the sticky substance that forms on your teeth if you do not brush them, called plaque, release an acid that eats away at your teeth’s enamel, forming the small holes of decay called cavities. Eating an especially sugary or starchy diet can increase the stickiness of the plaque, and therefore increase your risk for decay and cavities. Therefore, the best way to prevent cavities and decay is to firstly take good care of your teeth at home. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is one of the most important parts of a good oral hygiene regimen. When you brush your teeth, our Ridgefield general dentist recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and angle your brush toward your gums. Then brush in a gentle, circular motion, and attending to each tooth carefully.

Dental Hygiene Ridgefield

Dental Hygiene Ridgefield

Flossing your teeth is another important part of removing bacteria buildup and food debris. Our Ridgefield general dentist may also recommend that you use an oral rinse as part of your hygiene regimen. If you do develop a cavity, certain symptoms are likely to present themselves as it begins to form. You may notice toothache in one particular tooth, tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, or even visible holes in the tooth. If you have any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz for an evaluation of your symptoms and treatment as needed.

Would you like to learn more about tooth decay, cavities, or any other dental health related topic? If so, you should visit Dr. Schwartz’s website. There you can find plenty of information about your oral health and the related services provided by our Ridgefield general dentist.

Dental Decay Ridgefield
8534 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047
201-669-3303