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Ridgefield Implant Dentist

General Dentist 07047

Dental implant restoration, which is the most recent innovation for replacing missing teeth, allows you to restore your full smile without any of the drawbacks and challenges that are typically associated with older dental restorations such as dentures and bridges. Our Ridgefield implant dentist, Dr. Michael B. Schwarz, can help you to enjoy the benefits of dental implants since most people are good candidates for them and up to 98% of them are placed successfully.

07047 Dental Office

07047 Dental Office

Dental implant restoration begins with the qualification process. It is relatively simple. Your gums should be in reasonably good health and your jaw bone needs to be strong enough to hold the support post for the implant. You see, your implant is a fixed restoration and will be permanently fused to your jaw bone. But no need to be discouraged if your jaw bone does not meet the standard. With bone grafting, bone can be harvested from elsewhere in your body to augment the strength of your jaw bone and make you a good candidate for dental implant restoration from our Ridgefield implant dentist. Those with diabetes or who have personal habits such as smoking should inquire further as these factors can affect whether you qualify for dental implants.

Dental implants hold several impressive advantages over bridges and dentures. They not only look, but feel like your natural teeth so you will not have to feel awkward when you smile, talk, or chew. Your implant will blend near effortlessly with your other teeth. And the messy adhesives required for dentures are not needed with implants. Their fusion to your jaw keeps them securely in place. Also, your surrounding teeth are unaffected by dental implant restoration. A bridge requires that the surrounding teeth be drilled down and crowns put on so that they can anchor the bridge. You can even brush them and floss between them in a completely natural manor. Sound good? We thought so. Just call us and schedule a consultation with our Ridgefield implant dentist. Remember, missing teeth are not only a cosmetic detriment, but they can lead to shifting teeth, which can cause discomfort and a misaligned bite.

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

Ridgefield Dentist

Ridgefield Dentist

Our Ridgefield dentist, Michael B. Schwarz, DMD, will explain that gum disease is a swelling of the gums that can progress to affect the bone surrounding and supporting your teeth. It’s caused by the bacteria in plaque, the colorless, sticky film that continually forms on your teeth. If the plaque is not removed through daily brushing and flossing, it will build up and the bacteria will infect, not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the tissue and bone that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to become loose, fall out, or have to be removed by a dentist. Our Ridgefield dentist encourages you to schedule regular checkups so that early stage gum disease can be treated before it leads to a much more serious condition.

Ridgefield General Dentist

Ridgefield General Dentist

The three stages of gum disease include gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is the earliest stage and is swelling of your gums caused by plaque buildup at your gum line. If daily brushing and flossing doesn’t remove the plaque, it produces poisons that aggravate your gum tissue and you may see some bleeding during brushing and flossing. It’s in this early stage of the disease that damage can be reversed, since the bone and tissue that hold the teeth in place are not affected yet. At the next stage, periodontitis, the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place are permanently damaged and your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line, trapping food and plaque. Proper dental treatment by our Ridgefield dentist, along with better care at home, can usually help prevent any further damage. If this is not the case, however, chronic or advanced periodontitis, the final stage of gum disease, will occur. This is where the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed, your teeth can shift or loosen, and your bite may be affected. If aggressive treatment can’t save them, the teeth may need to be removed.

With proper flossing and brushing, the early stages of gum disease can often be reversed, but a professional cleaning by our Ridgefield dentist or hygienist is the only way to remove built up plaque that has hardened into tartar. Your teeth will be cleaned, or “scaled” (deep cleaning), to remove the tartar above and below your gum line. If your condition is more severe, a root planing can be done which helps smooth irregularities on the roots of the teeth, making it harder for plaque to deposit there. Dedicated to detecting gum disease and treating it before it advances, Dr. Schwarz is well educated and skilled to take care of all stages of gum disease.

Gum Disease Therapy 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