Frequently Asked Questions
When you have the right information, we believe that you can make the best decisions about your dental health. While Dr. Weinman encourages his patients to discuss their concerns about treatment with him, he knows you may have questions before your appointment. To help you, Dr. Weinman has selected some of our most commonly asked questions and their answers below. If you don’t see information you are looking for, you can contact our practice at 908-543-7629.
How does Dr. Weinman keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Dr. Weinman is extensively trained, but because dentistry is constantly changing, he does a number of things to stay up-to-date on all of the latest findings. He frequently attends continuing education courses that focus on the latest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Weinman belongs to several organizations as well, which offer seminars and conferences on the latest in dentistry. He also encourages our team to be familiar with the latest techniques and materials available.
Do you accept referrals?
Yes! We love it when patients tell their family, friends, and neighbors about us. In gratitude, Dr. Weinman gives referring patients a small token of our thanks.
What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Call our practice at 908-654-7200, and our voicemail will have instructions on how to contact the doctor. Once you call, he will contact you as soon as possible. Most emergencies can be handled over the phone and we can then schedule an appointment to have you see Dr. Weinman on the next business day or sooner, if the situation requires it.
How can I safely whiten my teeth?
These days, many of our patients ask about whitening their teeth. At our practice, we believe each mouth is unique, so Dr. Weinman will need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. For healthy teeth, we offer one-appointment whitening sessions. If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or have bleach-resistant stains, Dr. Weinman may use one of our cosmetic services, such as porcelain veneers or crowns, to improve the color of your teeth. We can determine which treatment is best for you when you call 908-543-7629 to schedule your first appointment.
I would like to improve the appearance of my teeth, but I don’t want to wear braces. What do you suggest?
Dr. Weinman is certified to provide Invisalign clear braces, one of the most practical and painless ways to straighten your teeth without metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to move your teeth incrementally into place in less time than traditional braces.
Dr. Weinman believes each mouth is unique and knows that, under certain circumstances, Invisalign may not be right for you. In these cases, he may suggest another treatment, such as porcelain veneers, to make your teeth look straighter. To learn which method is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinman by calling our Westfield office at 908-543-7629.