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.
May 20, 2014
Dental implants have rapidly become the vastly preferred restorative dentistry solution to missing teeth, offering unparalleled structural stability and a naturally attractive appearance. At the Westfield, NJ dental practice of Dr. David M. Weinman, we believe that every one of our patients deserves to enjoy the full benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile; this is why we offer comprehensive implant dentistry services, as well as valuable post-op diet information to help ensure successful treatment and happier patients.
Vital Dietary Information for Dental Implant Patients
While we understand that food may be the furthest thing from your mind following any kind of oral surgery, it is important to understand the relationship between post-op diet and successful healing. Your body is only as strong as the nutrients you give it to thrive, and the period following dental implant surgery is a critical time of healing. It is, therefore, critical that you consume the right kinds of foods while your dental implant is fusing with your jawbone, all without disrupting the recovery process. Nutritional recommendations for dental implant patients include the following:
- For the first week of your recovery process, a diet of mostly soft foods is advised. Any food that causes you discomfort should be avoided.
- Your body needs protein to heal, but meats can be difficult to chew at first. Choose high-protein alternatives like eggs, beans, tofu, milk, yogurt, and soft seafood instead.
- Hydration is key during the healing process, so increase your water intake to bolster your immune system and to facilitate a faster recovery. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as these are the most common offenders when it comes to dehydration.
- Find much-needed vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables of the softer variety, including bananas, peaches, tomatoes, melons, berries, and cooked vegetables like squash, broccoli, and carrots.
Just as is the case with any of our other cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments, you will be provided with accurate, up-to-date, and personalized information regarding proper aftercare following your implant procedure. Dr. Weinman and his team are here to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after the process, as well as to allay any concerns that may arise. We are here to help you achieve the complete, radiant smile you’ve always wanted!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Have missing teeth caused you to feel insecure about your smile in personal and professional endeavors? Do you find yourself wishing that you could eat, speak, and smile comfortably without the possibility of slipping dentures or other dental prosthetics? Dental implants may be the solution for you. We look forward to helping you rebuild your dentition and your smile in a way that fits your lifestyle.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Weinman and our team to discover what a dramatic difference this state-of-the-art restorative procedure can make in your daily life. Our conveniently located dental practice in Westfield, NJ also happily serves patients from throughout nearby communities in Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, and beyond.
April 14, 2014
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. This common disease has been known to lead to an estimated 8,000 deaths annually, but that number is gradually – and thankfully – diminishing. This decrease in the number of casualties is due in large part to increased awareness and routine oral cancer screenings like those performed at the Westfield, NJ dental practice of Dr. David M. Weinman.
Oral Cancer Screening: How Important is It?
As with any other type of cancer or serious illness, oral cancer is most successfully treated when it is diagnosed in its earliest stages. Routine screenings at our office allow Dr. Weinman to detect the early signs of oral cancer before they become visible to the naked eye.
Though there is no substitute for oral cancer screenings performed by a trained and qualified dental professional, there are some signs and symptoms you can look for at home between visits to our office. Red or white patches, unexplained swelling, tenderness or numbness, and unusual hoarseness are all common symptoms often associated with oral cancer. However, because these problems can also be indicative of other issues, it’s important to contact Dr. Weinman anytime you notice something out of the ordinary.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If it has been more than six months since you last visited the dentist, it’s time for your routine check-up! At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, we always make sure that you feel welcome and comfortable, walking you through the steps of your treatment in a way that is always honest and easy to understand. Contact us at our family-friendly practice today to find out more about oral cancer screening and how our team can help protect you and your loved ones. We happily serve patients from throughout Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, and beyond. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!
February 12, 2014
As we age, our teeth gradually succumb to the effects of our actions and our environment. Enamel deteriorates and can begin to show signs of yellowing, staining, and other discoloration as early as your mid-20s. If you often find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or avoid smiling altogether, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans report feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth. At his office in Westfield, NJ, Dr. David M. Weinman offers professional teeth whitening treatments that restore your smile’s natural beauty and your confidence – all in a way that suits your lifestyle.
How Can Teeth Whitening Help Me?
There are a number of reasons that teeth may become dull, yellow, or otherwise stained, resulting in a lackluster smile that you’re less than pleased to show off. Red wine, tea, coffee, and soft drinks are common culprits, as are tobacco and certain antibiotic medications. Fortunately, modern dental technology allows your local cosmetic dentistry professional to turn back the hands of time with teeth whitening services that fit into your busy schedule. For your convenience and comfort, Dr. Weinman offers two smile brightening options that promise dramatic, lasting results.
The first teeth whitening method – an in-office treatment that takes about an hour to complete – is perfect for patients who want a brighter, more luminescent smile as soon as possible. Have a big job interview next week? What about a graduation, wedding, or class reunion? We welcome you to sit in one of our many comfortable dental chairs and relax while the Boost whitening system lifts years of stains from your teeth.
For patients who’d rather whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes, Dr. Weinman offers a convenient solution that can prove just as effective as in-office whitening. With our take-home whitening system, you simply apply the advanced tooth-brightening formula when it’s easiest for you. We’ll customize a set of comfortable, easy-to-use trays that fit your unique dentition, providing exceptional whitening results in as little as two weeks.
Achieve the Beautifully White Smile of Your Dreams
Whether you’ve spent years feeling unhappy with your smile, or you simply want to show off brighter, whiter teeth for an upcoming special occasion, Dr. Weinman and his team can help. Contact our office in Westfield, NJ today to find out how our comprehensive selection of advanced cosmetic dentistry options can help you. Our conveniently located practice also proudly serves patients from surrounding communities in Mountainside, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and beyond. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!
June 5, 2012
If you currently have a traditional crown, bridge, or denture, you may have wished at some point that there was a restorative solution that could give you back the kind of strong, permanent smile you once had.
The good news is that there is. At Dr. David M. Weinman’s dental office in Westfield, we can restore your smile’s appearance, structure, and function with dental implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Like traditional crowns, bridges, and dentures, dental implants work by replacing one or more missing teeth. But what sets them apart is the fact that they also replace any tooth roots you might be missing, too.
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants work by fusing with bone tissue in the jawbone, creating a firm foundation for your new smile. During the first phase of your dental implant procedure, your implant(s) will be placed in your jaw. Then, after that fusing process has been given time to happen, all that’s left is for Dr. Weinman complete your restoration by attaching your new crown, bridge, or denture.
What you’ll find afterwards is that your smile functions just like a natural smile, improving your confidence and your health in the process.
To learn more about how dental implants can help patients from Westfield and beyond enjoy improved oral and overall health, visit the dental implants page on our website or give us a call. Dr. Weinman serves patients from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.