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Ridgefield General Dentistry

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 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