By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
November 03, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are missing teeth affecting your confidence and preventing you from smiling? Missing teeth affect the look and function of your smile. Dr. Steven Abrams offers dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ, to give you a complete and beautiful smile.

Dental implants are an option when you need to replace a single tooth or when you are missing several teeth in different areas of your mouth. This treatment involves surgically placing a titanium post into your jaw bone. A replacement tooth is then attached to the post creating a complete tooth. Implants can be topped with dental crowns, implant-supported bridges, or implant-supported dentures, making them very versatile.

What Are the Main Advantages of Dental Implants?

If you have lost a tooth, the jawbone is no longer stimulated, which signals to the body that the bone should be reabsorbed. A major benefit of dental implants is that they preserve bone because they act just like your missing tooth roots. Their placement in the bone also ensures that they are very strong and will not move around while you eat or speak.

Your teeth support your facial muscles, and this is compromised if you have gaps in your smile. Dental implants make sure that your muscles are supported, which prevents sunken cheeks that can make you look older prematurely. Dental implants also prevent your teeth from shifting into the gaps in your smile, which would affect your tooth alignment.

Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed before you get dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ.

To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, contact Dr. Abrams, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ. Call 973-691-8200 to book your consultation.

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
October 15, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

How professional teeth whitening from your dentist in Budd Lake, NJ, can give you a fantastic smile

A bright smile can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but what can you do if your smile is dull, stained, or yellow? You can choose professional teeth whitening to give you a bright smile you will be proud to show off.

Dr. Steven Abrams in Budd Lake, NJ, provides a wide range of dental services, including professional teeth whitening to give you a fantastic smile. He proudly serves residents of Budd Lake, and Mount Olive Township, NJ, and he can improve your smile too.

There are many habits that can affect your smile. Drinking coffee or red wine, using tobacco products, and even eating blueberries can give you a stained, dull smile. Normal aging affects your smile too. Your enamel becomes thinner and more transparent, allowing you to see the layer underneath the enamel. This layer is naturally yellow, so your smile takes on a yellowish cast as you get older.

The safe, effective solution to make your smile more attractive is professional teeth whitening. When you choose professional teeth whitening, you will enjoy great benefits like these:

  • Effectiveness, because you can whiten and brighten your smile up to 8 shades
  • Long-lasting beauty, because your amazing results can last up to 5 years
  • Safe treatment, because professional whitening is approved by the American Dental Association
  • Quick results, because the in-office treatment takes only about an hour

When you come in for an in-office whitening treatment, a professional-strength whitening gel is applied to your teeth. Ultraviolet light is focused on your smile. This light activates and accelerates the whitening gel, giving you a brilliant smile quickly and safely. You will notice outstanding results immediately.

To discover more about how professional teeth whitening is the safe way to achieve a brighter smile, call Dr. Steven Abrams in Budd Lake, NJ, at (973) 691-8200. Get started on your new smile by calling today!

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
September 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Floss  

Brushing your teeth is a crucial part of your oral health routine and the first line of defense against cavities and decay. However, your toothbrush can't reach the tiny spaces between your teeth, leaving these crevices susceptible to bacterial growth. Adding in flossing brings an extra layer of dental health maintenance and decay prevention.

If you haven't been flossing regularly -- or at all -- it's time to start, and family dentist Dr. Steven Abrams in Mt. Olive Township, NJ, can give you tips for proper flossing for your healthiest, prettiest smile.

Why is flossing so important?

Brushing alone can't reach particles stuck between the teeth, leaving them to turn to bacteria and ultimately tartar and decay. These small spaces require a tiny tool to loosen debris so it can be rinsed away. Floss is the perfect solution, as it is flexible, thin, and gentle on the gums while still effective.

Flossing can also help keep your teeth whiter, by preventing staining on the sides of your teeth.

How often should I floss?

You should floss twice a day, or as recommended by your family dentist at our Mt. Olive Township, NJ, office. Flossing can be done before or after brushing. Make sure to rinse with water afterward to flush away the particles.

What is the proper flossing technique?

It's important to find the flossing implement that works best for you so you are more likely to keep up with the habit. Pick style flossers, waxed floss, unwaxed floss, or tiny bristle brushes are all options. Move the floss up and down between each tooth, including the back ones, reaching to the gum line. Slide the floss gently back and forth to remove particles between the teeth. If using a floss strand, move down the thread to access a clean portion after each tooth. Rinse your pick style flosser as debris collects.

Make flossing a habit, and don't forget to keep up with your professional cleanings and exams with your family dentist. Call our Mt. Olive, NJ, office today at 973-691-8200.


By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
June 18, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you concerned about a tooth issue? Whether you've got a damaged, missing, or unattractive tooth, cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by your Budd Lake, NJ, family dentist, Dr. Steven Abrams, can help you renew your smile.

Could one of these cosmetic treatments be the perfect option for you?

Cosmetic dentistry treatments and services are designed to improve the way your teeth look and work. These are a few of the most popular treatments we offer:

  • Teeth whitening: When your teeth are dull and yellow, you may not feel that you have much to smile about. Teeth whitening can brighten your smile and help you change your outlook. Professional-strength whitening gel applied in the Budd Lake, NJ, dental office bleaches away stains in just about an hour.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign offers a subtle way to straighten your smile. Removable aligner trays exert constant, gentle pressure on your teeth, gradually realigning them. The trays are clear to allow them to blend in with your smile. Aligner trays are worn for 20 to 22 hours per day are replaced with the next set in the series every two weeks.
  • Veneers: Veneers offer a simple way to hide tooth flaws. The thin porcelain shells are cemented onto the fronts of teeth to keep imperfections out of sight. Veneers can help you whiten your entire smile, hide uneven surfaces, keep chips and cracks hidden, close slight gaps, conceal discolorations, and even change the shape and length of teeth.
  • Crowns: Also called caps, crowns slide over the top of teeth, strengthening and protecting them. Your dentist may recommend a crown to restore a broken tooth or protect a fragile tooth. They can also be used to hide discolorations and flaws, improve the appearance of an oddly shaped tooth, or lengthen a short tooth.
  • Bridges, dentures, and dental Implants: Replacing missing teeth improves your appearance, biting ability and, stress on your remaining teeth. A bridge may be a good option if you've lost one or two teeth. The restoration is anchored by crowns on either end that support the synthetic teeth in the middle. Full or partial removable dentures fill the gaps in your smile if you've lost some or all of your teeth. Dental implants bond to your jawbone, replacing your tooth roots. They're connected to dental crowns to completely restore your teeth. Implants offer excellent biting power and will last your entire life with proper care.

Upgrade your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment! Call Dr. Abrams, your family dentist in Budd Lake, NJ, at 973-691-8200 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
April 13, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Could a dental crown improve your smile and oral health? Let’s find out!

It isn’t always easy to decide which kind of restoration your smile will need. Luckily, we don’t expect you to come in knowing all the answers. Our New Jersey, NJ, family dentist, serving the Mount Olive Township & Budd Lake, NJ, Community, Dr. Steven Abrams will be able to examine your smile and determine what it needs to be its healthiest.

If you are thinking about getting a dental crown, you may be curious to learn more about this restoration and what it will do to boost your smile’s strength and appearance.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is designed to look just like the crown of a real tooth. This restoration is shaped like a tooth but is hollow on the inside, that way it can easily fit over a tooth to change its appearance or restore strength and function if a tooth has become damaged or weak. A crown is a great protective barrier for a tooth and can even preserve it for years to come.

What are the benefits of crowns?

If your family dentist has recommended that you get a dental crown, you may be wondering what it can do for your smile. There are so many benefits you will receive when you get a crown at our Our New Jersey, NJ, family dentist, serving the Mount Olive Township & Budd Lake, NJ, Community, including:

  • A tooth that is the ideal shape, size, length, and color
  • A tooth that is stronger and more durable
  • A tooth that is strong enough to handle your jaw’s powerful chewing and biting forces
  • A restoration that can support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth
  • A restoration that can also be used to cover a dental implant to replace missing teeth
  • A restoration that provides more support and stability when a large filling is no longer able to properly support a tooth

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns from your family dentist? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Abrams today at (973) 691-8200 to schedule your cosmetic consultation. Getting a beautiful smile isn’t difficult when you have a dentist that you trust. Your New Jersey, NJ, family dentist, serves the Mount Olive Township & Budd Lake, NJ, Community.

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