By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
August 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are you wondering what amazing features dental implants could offer your smile?

Dealing with tooth loss as an adult can be frustrating; however, you’ll be relieved to hear that there are so many incredible ways to replace missing teeth and to give you a beautiful smile. Many adults are turning to our Budd Lake, NJ, dentist Dr. Steven Abrams to get dental implants because they are permanent, lifelong tooth replacements that are as close to the real thing as you can get. As you might imagine, dental implants offer some pretty cool and unique benefits including,

They Can Last a Lifetime

Once your implant fuses with the jawbone you don’t ever need to worry about needing to replace it in the future. It’s now part of your mouth for the rest of your life (as long as you maintain good oral hygiene). While the dental crown, which is placed over the implant, may need to be replaced every decade or so, the metal post itself will probably never need to be replaced. This means that once your implant treatment is complete, you’ll have your new tooth for life.

They Act Like Real Teeth

Who doesn’t want a restoration that mimics the look, feel and function of a real tooth? This is why so many people come to our Budd Lake, NJ, office requesting dental implants. Our team understands that the top priority of most of our adult patients dealing with tooth loss is to find a restoration that is as close to a real tooth as possible. If you want a tooth that no one will be able to tell isn’t yours then you want to consider dental implants.

You Don’t Have to Worry About Bone Loss

One of the biggest downfalls of tooth loss is bone loss. If tooth loss isn’t properly treated this can lead to significant bone loss, which is why it’s important to treat tooth loss as soon as possible. Even waiting a year to treat the problem could lead to significant jawbone damage. The good news is that an implant replaces the missing tooth roots, providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and strong.

Maintain a Healthier Smile

Another benefit of dental implants is that this artificial structure cannot develop decay, which means that you don’t ever have to worry that it might develop a cavity. However, this doesn’t mean that you can neglect the health of your implant. You will still need to brush and floss it regularly, just like you do the rest of your smile, but implants certainly make it easy to practice good oral hygiene.

If you are interested in getting dental implants here in Budd Lake, NJ, the next step is to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment. To find out, schedule a consultation with Dr. Abrams by simply calling (973) 691-8200. Let us know that you are interested in getting dental implants and we will help you take the next steps to regain a healthy smile.

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
July 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   Bridge  

One of the main goals of dentistry is to preserve natural teeth. Thanks to current dental technology and oral hygiene practices, people can keep their teeth longer than ever before. Crowns and bridges are two very popular forms of dental restoration. They can help to protect weakened teeth, fill in the gaps left by lost teeth, and brighten your whole smile. Dr. Steven Abrams provides crowns and bridges in Budd Lake and New Jersy NJ.

What Are Crowns and Bridges Budd Lake?

A crown is a porcelain, resin, or metal cap that is placed over a damaged to weakened tooth. If you need a crown on a molar, where much chewing is done, a metal crown may be preferable. Whereas, if you need one at the front of your mouth where it will be visible, then a porcelain crown that matches your natural teeth may be preferable. Crowns are versatile restorations that can be used for Budd Lake dental patients to:

  • Stabilize a cracked tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth with a large filling
  • Protect a tooth after a root canal
  • Add to an implant to replace a lost tooth
  • Improve the shape or color of a tooth
  • Restore the biting surface or a worn tooth

A bridge is another form of restoration that is used to:

  • Fill in a gap between two healthy teeth
  • Provide a temporary or permanent tooth

Typically, a bridge is comprised of a prosthetic that is attached by metal clasps to adjoining teeth. The claps anchor the tooth in place above the gum line.

If you live in Budd Lake and you would like to find out more about crown and bridges, call Dr. Steven Abrams at (973) 691-8200. He will be happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your restoration options. Learn more by talking to your Crowns and Bridges Budd Lake expert today.

May 26, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. 

 

You will see some visual changes when it is time for your next appointment. We are taking every precaution necessary to limit the exposure of any virus or disease within our office, and we ask that you help us by participating in these precautions.

 

-Please fill out our electronic screening questionnaire before your next appointment using the following link: https://forms.gle/Q3196pNWaSjLdB1s9

 

-All patients will be asked to call the front desk (973-691-8200) upon arrival and wait in their cars until instructed to enter. 

 

-All patients are asked to wear a face covering upon entering and exiting the office. 

 

-Temperature will be taken with a no-touch forehead thermal scanner. 

 

-Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. 

 

-Touch free hand sanitizer and soaps will be available for your use.  

 

-Viral filtration units have been installed in the office. Doctor, Assistant and Hygienist will be operating in positive air pressure protective personal equipment (PPE). 

 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. 

 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Steven Abrams and Staff

 

*A PPE charge will be applied per appointment. 

 
By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
May 12, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care  

Smiles are meant to last a lifetime, and it takes diligent, daily dental care to make that happen. With proper oral hygiene, you can have healthy, attractive teeth, and your family dentist, Steven Abrams in Budd Lake, NJ, is here to help you master caring for your teeth.

From keeping your teeth strong to assisting with total body health, here is why proper oral care is so important:

Cavity Prevention

Many of us have experienced cavities, and remember how painful and unsightly they can be. Cavities develop when the bacteria in your mouth turns acidic and creates plaque. That plaque then eats away at your tooth, creating cavities.

To keep cavities at bay, it is essential to brush your teeth thoroughly, at least twice a day or after meals, to make sure that food particles aren't stuck on or between your teeth. Flossing is also crucial for removing any bits from the tight spaces between your teeth.

If you already have a cavity, make sure to visit your family dentist at our Budd Lake office right away to have it cleaned and filled before it becomes worse.

Gum Disease Prevention

Plaque buildup can also lead to gum disease, a serious condition that could lead to extreme decay and possibly weaken your jaw line, causing your teeth to loosen or fall out. Once again, brushing, including along the gum line, is needed to keep tartar and plaque from building up and hardening.

Make sure to make regular appointments with your family dentist at our Budd Lake office so they can look for signs of gum disease, and remove any stubborn plaque with special tools. An exam and deep cleaning at our Budd Lake office is also important for scraping away any tartar that your toothbrush can't remove and ensuring none of your teeth are loose or damaged.

Total Body Health

Dental issues can negatively impact your whole body, meaning it is imperative to practice good oral hygiene. Poor dental health can increase your risk of health conditions like heart disease, as well as preventing you from eating nutritious foods that ensure your body is getting the proper vitamins and minerals it needs to be strong and healthy.

During your visit to our Budd Lake office, your family dentist will look closely for any signs of tooth decay, gum infection, or other signs of poor oral health. Your family dentist will help you restore your oral health with any necessary treatments.

With consistent at-home care, combined with the assistance of your family dentist, you can achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Make an appointment at our Budd Lake office today by calling 973-691-8200.

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
March 26, 2020
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Dentist  

Life is stressful enough without having to worry about your household's different dental needs. Fortunately, if you live in or around Mount Olive Township or Budd Lake, NJ, you can rest assure that you can rely on Dr. Steven Abrams to provide your whole family with quality dental care.

Why Regular Dental Checkups are Important

Regular dental visits are important for you and your family because they keep your teeth and gums in a healthy condition. In fact, dental professionals recommend that you have a checkup at least every six months, as these appointments help you and your family avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

A regular visit to your family dentist is comprised of two procedures:

  • Examination: Your family dentist will examine your gum health using a specially designed tool that measures the depth of any spaces between your teeth and gums. If your gums are in good shape, the spaces will be shallow. Deeper spaces may indicate gum disease. Next, your dentist will examine your teeth for cavities and also check the level of tartar and plaque on your teeth.
  • Cleaning: At each checkup, after your examination, your dentist will clean your teeth with special tools to remove tartar. This process is called scaling, and once your teeth are scaled, your family dentist will polish them with a special paste to remove any stains on their surface.

Between dental visits, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should also floss regularly and use mouthwash.

Give Us a Call

You need a dentist that you can count on to help you maintain your dental health and hygiene. Call Dr. Abrams's Budd Lake office today on (973) 691-8200 to make appointments for your whole family.





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