February 17, 2017
It is estimated, 69% of adults will be missing at least one tooth between the ages of 35-44. When even one tooth is lost, it significantly decreases your oral functions while placing your remaining natural teeth at risk for damage. Not to mention, an incomplete smile significantly lowers your confidence. Often, those with missing teeth turn to dental bridges in Westfield to regain a complete smile. As an affordable and effective solution for tooth loss, more than 15 million people in the Unites States use crowns and a bridge to replace missing teeth. If you are suffering from tooth loss, a dental bridge may be the solution you need for a complete smile.
July 14, 2016
If you have periodontal disease—whether the early stage of gingivitis or the latter stage of periodontitis—seeking treatment is imperative to save your smile. Dr. Weinman and his team offer different kinds of gum disease therapy to treat your condition appropriately. Despite these professional treatments, advanced gum disease may necessitate extracting some teeth. In this case, dental implants can replace missing teeth and preserve your smile.
June 20, 2016
When you have an incomplete smile due to missing teeth, your self-esteem and quality of life are often impacted. While dental bridges and partial dentures are the affordable options, you do have another more natural-looking solution to treat tooth loss. Dental implants are a permanent solution to transform your smile and oral function. However, many people are hesitant to get dental implants because it involves a surgical procedure. Dr. David Weinman simplifies the process to receiving dental implants by performing the entire procedure from start to finish right in his office. As an implant dentist in Westfield, Dr. Weinman has everything you need for a simple, convenient implant procedure.
February 23, 2016
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 90 and older has tripled since 1980, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, and is expected to increase to 7.6 million over the next 40 years. You can bet many of those nonagenarians will tell you that a happy outlook on life helped them live so long. And with that happy outlook, of course, comes a willingness to share a smile. But after 90 some years of smiling, what happens if there’s tooth loss? Are dentures the only answer? No. Research shows that dental implants are effective at restoring missing teeth in elderly patients and have the same predictable outcomes as when used to replace teeth in younger patients. For old and young alike in 07090, dental implants are expertly provided by Dr. David Weinman in Westfield, NJ.
December 18, 2015
For many years, edentulous (without teeth) patients had just one reliable tooth replacement option, removable dentures. In recent years, success rates for implant retained dentures have increased making them an attractive alternative to removable dentures. If you’re in need of dentures in Westfield, contact Dr. David M. Weinman and his dental team today. We offer patients skilled smile restoration with traditional or implant supported dentures.
June 23, 2015
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 76.4 million baby boomers. Boomers makeup nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population and these people born between 1946 and 1964 are known for enjoying, well… the finer things in life. And some of those finer things are their own teeth! So, if they should happen to need tooth replacement, then a bridge or denture simply will not do. They will expect a more lifelike alternative and fortunately there is one: dental implants. For Westfield implant dentistry, people in and around the area turn to Dr. David Weinman.
So, now that we know how many baby boomers there are, can we predict how many will need tooth replacement? Research from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that approximately 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth due to traumatic injury, failure of a root canal, gum disease or severe tooth decay. Those number are made even more significant by the fact that they’re not even baby boomer age! But by the age of 74, we can expect more than 25 percent of adults to lose all of their teeth. In 07090, dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for baby boomers and beyond.
Dental Implants for You
With a dental implant, Dr. Weinman surgically places a small titanium screw in your jawbone just beneath the exposed gum tissue where your tooth is missing. This screw does the job of a natural tooth root. As you heal from surgery, the screw and the surrounding bone tissue fuse together in a process known as osseointegration. The screw becomes firmly set in your jaw and as such forms a solid foundation for your eventual tooth restoration. In addition, the implanted screw stimulates healthy bone growth, an important step in avoiding bone and muscle deterioration that leads to the appearance of a sagging face that often happens to people who are missing teeth.
When you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our office for Dr. Weinman to attach a custom designed prosthetic. Whether your tooth restoration is a single crown or a specially created bridge or denture that is secured in place by your new dental implant, you will be able to smile, eat and speak with confidence.
Call Our Office Today
To learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinman in Westfield, NJ. We also extend service to our neighbors in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside and surrounding areas. Dr. Weinman and our team look forward to meeting you and making you smile.
December 22, 2014
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner; what will your resolutions help you achieve in 2015? Many people resolve to get into better shape, to save money, or to spend more quality time with family and friends. While these are certainly important and worthwhile resolutions, we have another idea we’d like to propose as well. At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, we invite you to make a unique sort of New Year’s resolution this January 1st: giving your smile the high-quality, personalized attention it deserves. With a comprehensive range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions available, Dr. Weinman and his team make it easy, convenient, and affordable to repair and rejuvenate your smile for 2015.
Making Your New Year’s Resolution Count
From gaps between teeth and stained enamel to chips, cracks, and teeth that are overlapped or crooked, the majority of us have at least one thing we wish we could change about our smile. For many, the problem isn’t so much cosmetic as it is a worry over decay or gum disease. Why not take the New Year as a fresh opportunity to treat yourself to a healthier, more beautiful smile? Dr. Weinman and his caring staff can help make your vision of a radiant smile a reality with cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, including:
- Dental implants
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Crown and bridge
- Cosmetic bonding
- Invisalign clear aligners
We look forward to providing you with the exceptional oral health care you need and deserve, all within an environment designed with your comfort and satisfaction in mind. We aren’t happy until you absolutely love your smile!
Say Hello to 2015 with a Smile
If you’ve spent 2014 hiding your smile due to common issues like discolored teeth, damaged enamel, or receding gums, there’s never been a better time to take a step in right direction with restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Westfield, New Jersey. Dr. Weinman and his team genuinely can’t wait to share with you the innumerable possibilities afforded by our state-of-the-art technology and extensive experience. Contact us today to begin your new year off on the right foot with a consultation at David M. Weinman, DMD. Our family-friendly, patient-centric dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Westfield and the surrounding communities, including Scotch Plains, Cranford, Mountainside, Fanwood, and beyond. We look forward to making 2015 the year your smile truly shines.
November 20, 2014
For more than 150 years, cavities and other forms of tooth damage have been repaired with an amalgam of liquid mercury, silver, copper, tin, and other trace metals. While sufficient for restoring the structural integrity of a weakened tooth, amalgam fillings can be unsightly and unpredictable. Composite resin fillings – often referred to simply as tooth-colored fillings – are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings, offering a natural look and long-lasting durability. At the office of Dr. David M. Weinman in Westfield, NJ, Dr. Weinman offers a comprehensive selection of restorative dentistry solutions, including tooth-colored fillings.
Advantages of Composite Resin Fillings
The most obvious reason that patients prefer composite resin fillings to silver amalgam fillings is the cosmetic benefit that they offer. Meticulously customized to match the shade of your existing enamel, tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly into your smile for a completely natural appearance.
Composite resin’s cosmetic advantages aren’t the only reason that they’ve become more popular over the past 20 years; unlike amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings are resistant to changes in temperature. Teeth repaired with mercury amalgam fillings are substantially more susceptible to microfractures that eventually compromise the strength of the enamel, whereas composite fillings maintain their shape and size regardless of exposure to heat and cold. Tooth-colored fillings also require that less of your natural tooth structure be removed, making them a considerably more conservative dental solution as compared to amalgam fillings.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Whether you are in need of a new filling or you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile with composite resin restorations, Dr. Weinman and his experienced, friendly team of dental professionals can help. Contact our office in Westfield, NJ today to schedule your consultation, and discover for yourself what a difference our genuinely caring approach and advanced technology can make in your next dental experience. Our warm, welcoming Westfield dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Cranford, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Fanwood, and more. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
September 16, 2014
Thanks in large part to advances in dental technology, today’s edentulous adults — or those who are missing all of their teeth — have a variety of restorative options from which to choose. Widely considered the best restorative option available today, dental implants are a versatile solution that allows for total tooth replacement in most cases. At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, Dr. Weinman and his staff believe that each and every one of our patients deserves to enjoy the full benefits of a complete, healthy smile. This is why we are proud to offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, including implant-retained dentures.
Why Choose Implant-Retained Dentures?
A chief complaint of patients who wear a mandibular denture is a general lack of retention. Dentures can be prone to slipping and sliding, making eating and speaking difficult and potentially embarrassing. An ill-fitting prosthesis can even cause a substantial amount of pain, particularly when the patient attempts to chew certain foods. Fortunately, dental implants make it possible to secure an overdenture to the jaw in a way that feels, functions, and looks like the patient’s natural dentition.
With tiny, biocompatible posts called dental implants, Dr. Weinman can firmly attach a custom denture to the gums and jaw to improve strength, comfort, and aesthetics. In addition to restoring your smile and your ability to enjoy your favorite foods comfortably, dental implants effectively mitigate the bone density deterioration that occurs following tooth loss. By stimulating the tissue in the jaw bone, your dental implants help your jaw maintain its shape. Many edentulous patients who have experienced problems with traditional dentures say that implant-retained dentures are the ideal tooth replacement solution for their needs.
Regain Your Smile and Your Confidence
Westfield, NJ implant dentist Dr. Weinman understands that each patient has complex, unique needs when it comes to tooth replacement. We’d love to be your trusted partners in your journey toward a fully functional and beautiful new smile with implant-retained dentures and our other restorative dentistry solutions. Contact our office in Westfield, NJ today to schedule your visit and to explore the possibilities afforded by implant dentistry. Our conveniently located dental practice proudly serves the oral healthcare needs of families from throughout Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Mountainside, Fanwood, and beyond.
July 22, 2014
Dental caries (more commonly known as cavities) are caused by a variety of factors and can lead to serious oral health consequences if not treated in a timely manner. At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, Dr. David Weinman provides patients of all ages with comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry solutions, including treatments that help to inhibit tooth decay and repair damage caused by cavities.
What Causes Cavities?
What is the answer that immediately comes to mind when asked this question? Is it sugar? If so, you’re not far from the truth. The bacteria in your mouth feed and thrive on the sugars and carbohydrates you consume throughout the course of your day, producing acid as they do so. It is the acid produced by these bacteria that actually causes tooth decay. While the enamel that protects the inner layers of your teeth is the strongest substance found within the human body, it is nonetheless susceptible to acid erosion.
Brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day – as well as visiting Dr. Weinman every six months for a checkup and cleaning – can substantially help to reduce your chances of developing cavities, even if you do indulge in the occasional sweet treat. Rinse your mouth with water after each meal and limit beverages like sodas and sports drinks, both of which typically contain citric acid and can cause further demineralization of your enamel.
Other common cavity culprits include chronic dry mouth and teeth grinding. In cases of dry mouth, a lack of saliva puts teeth at a greater risk of damage caused by acid-laden plaque. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, weakens the enamel over time and can make it easier for detrimental bacteria to work their way into the deeper layers of your teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Weinman can treat both of these problems as well, improving your comfort and bolstering your chances of avoiding cavities altogether.
Protect Your Smile with Dr. Weinman
If you’d like to learn more about simple ways you can protect yourself and your family from tooth decay, contact our office in Westfield, NJ today. Dr. Weinman and his caring, experienced staff look forward to helping you defend your smile against damaging tooth decay with a full menu of general and preventive dentistry services designed to suit your lifestyle. Our patient-centric practice also happily welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cranford, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Fanwood, and beyond.