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.
October 9, 2015
Your general health is always important, but it’s especially crucial during pregnancy. Because pregnancy causes certain hormonal changes that can affect your oral health, it may be necessary for you to take a few things into consideration during your pregnancy — and number one is to visit your dentist for an oral checkup when you’re pregnant. Keep reading for more tips on how to maintain your oral health during pregnancy — for the health of you and your baby — from Dr. David M. Weinman, your family dentist in Westfield, NJ.
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.
June 26, 2012
In our last post, we talked about an extremely effective restorative dental service known as dental implants. Today we’d like to highlight the other restorative dentistry services you can find at Dr. David M. Weinman’s Westfield dental office.
Our restorative dental services include:
With each one, Dr. Weinman can provide patients from Westfield and beyond with effective care that helps them reclaim their oral health and overall health. But which one is right for you?
That all depends on your situation. In cases of mild to moderate decay you may only need fillings, or perhaps an inlay or onlay. In more developed cases, though, a porcelain crown may be needed to restore your smile’s strength and functionality. And for patients who have lost teeth, a bridge or a dental implant may be perfect.
But a simple blog post like this can’t tell you everything you need to know to make an informed decision. That’s why, if you’re considering a restorative procedure, we recommend that you call Dr. Weinman’s Westfield dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment. During your consultation, Dr. Weinman will thoroughly examine your smile in addition to talking to you about your smile and the results you’re looking for. Afterwards, we can recommend a service that’s right for you and begin putting together a customized treatment plan.
Call us today if you’re ready to begin transforming your smile. Dr. Weinman’s Westfield dental office serves patients from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and surrounding areas.