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By Henry W. Finger DDS
December 10, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Crowns and BridgesIf you have a damaged tooth or a smile gap from a missing tooth or teeth, see Dr. Henry Finger in Medford, NJ for a smile restoration. He offers lifelike, durable, and highly functional crowns and bridgework made from beautiful, dental-grade porcelain. These restorations blend in beautifully with natural teeth and allow patients to smile, bite, and chew with complete confidence.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations that dentists use to shore up failing or injured teeth. Also referred to as a cap, a dental crown recreates the natural tooth structure above the gum line, thereby covering and protecting the remaining enamel and interior structures. Dentists such as Dr. Finger in Medford, NJ, frequently create and place crowns to finish root canal therapy, restore dental implants, and to anchor fixed bridgework to adjoining natural teeth.

To determine if a crown is your right option, Dr. Finger will examine your tooth and perform an X-ray screening. If it is healthy enough to accept a crown, he'll remove the damaged portions and filling material, take impressions and cover the tooth with a temporary crown. A temporary crown allows you to eat and smile normally while the dental lab fashions the permanent version, a process that usually takes two weeks

What is a dental bridge?

A bridge consists of one or more pontics, or artificial teeth, attached to two or more crowns. The crowns cover neighboring natural teeth and permanently secure this reliable dental appliance. 

Care of crowns and bridges

Dr. Finger and his team highly recommend these basic care techniques to extend the longevity of your crown or bridge and to keep your natural teeth healthy:

  1. Brush twice a day and floss daily.
  2. Visit Dr. Finger's Medford office every six months for a prophylactic cleaning and examination.
  3. Avoid chewing extra-hard foods.
  4. Wear a mouth guard for sports and a bite guard if you are a teeth clencher.

A great smile

Saving failing teeth or replacing missing ones is simply good for your oral health, facial appearance, and self-image. To learn more about Dr. Finger's state-of-the-art crowns and bridges, please call his Medford office for a consultation: (609) 953-0077.

By Henry W. Finger DDS
November 09, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: crowns   Damaged Teeth   Missing Teeth  

Dental CrownsWhat can you do when a tooth has lost a tremendous amount of its structure above the gum line? Your family dentist in Medford, Dr. Henry Finger, often suggests a predictable restoration called the dental crown. Custom-made, realistic and tooth-shaped, a crown covers a damaged tooth, bringing it back to life for many years to come.

Who needs a dental crown?

Anyone who has experienced extensive decay, tooth fracture, congenital defects, dark, intractable stains or harmful abscess (infection) could benefit from a crown. Today's material of choice is shiny, tooth-colored porcelain which creates a durable protective cap which precisely fits over the tooth.

Your family dentist can place and fit you a crown in his Medford office using precise digital X-rays and careful inspection of your tooth and surrounding tissues. He'll shape the tooth to accept the customized restoration. Oral impressions allow the dental lab to make your crown with the proper configuration and bite.

In addition, people who need tooth replacement benefit from dental crowns. Crowns anchor the opposite ends of fixed bridges, and they complete single-tooth dental implants. Most root canal procedures finish with the placement of a porcelain crown.

Will it last?

The American Dental Association (ADA) says dental crowns last about a decade. However, much depends on how well you take care of your ceramic restoration. Brush at least two times a day for two minutes, and floss around your crown every day to keep the gums free of toxic plaque and tartar. Also, you should see Dr. Finger, as usual, every six months for your cleaning and so he can evaluate the condition of your crown.

Good crown care means wearing a mouth guard if you have the habit of clenching your teeth. This acrylic appliance will cushion those strenuous forces and shield your crown from excessive and uneven wear.

Is a crown for you?

Only Dr. Henry Finger can tell you for sure. if you are concerned about the health and strength of a particular tooth, contact Dr. Finger's office for an evaluation. You can be confident in his diagnostic skills and patient-centered attitude. Call today: (609) 953-0077.

By Henry W. Finger DDS
July 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to get a smile that you can’t wait to show off?cosmetic dentistry

Our Medford, NJ, dentist Dr. Henry Finger can offer restorations and procedures that provide you with the most realistic cosmetic work available. No one will ever know that your smile isn’t all yours but they will notice that your smile is improved. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can help you:

Get Rid of Dental Stains

Tooth enamel is porous, which means that teeth absorb the foods and drinks we consume over time, leading to stains and discolorations. Everything from red wine and dark condiments to coffee and tea can be responsible for these stains, but luckily tooth discolorations can be reversed with professional teeth whitening treatment. Whether you choose to come into our office for chairside whitening (which offers the fastest and most visible results) or at-home whitening treatment, our Medford, NJ, dentist can help.

Restore Imperfections

Whether you have a small chip in your front tooth or a malformed tooth, there are cosmetic treatments that can help cover those flaws (and more!). If you have minor gaps between teeth, or chips and cracks, dental bonding resin may be all that’s needed to close gaps and cover chips and cracks. If more serious imperfections are there, thin porcelain shells known as dental veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth.

Improve the Alignment of Your Smile

Sometimes minor misalignments such as crooked teeth or gaps between teeth can be fixed with dental veneers rather than wearing orthodontic treatment. While your natural teeth won’t be straighter, veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to achieve the look of a straighter smile.

Turn Tooth Loss Back into a Tooth Gain

If you are missing one or more permanent teeth and want the next best thing to real teeth then look no further than dental implants, which not just look like but also function like real teeth. These small metal implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots, providing a long-term and stable foundation from which to support a false tooth (usually a dental crown).

Are you interested in discovering what cosmetic dentistry can do for you? If so, then it’s time to talk to our dental expert Dr. Henry Finger at Medford, NJ. We would be happy to discuss your goals to help you achieve the smile you want through cosmetic dentistry.

By Henry W. Finger DDS
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

It’s time to find out how dental veneers can give you the smile you want.veneers

Have you always wondered how your favorite actor or actress has the perfect teeth? Do you want a smile that you feel confident showing off? If so, our Medford, NJ, family dentist Dr. Henry Finger has just the thing to help you get a smile that will look just as perfect as your favorite Hollywood stars.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are specially crafted porcelain shells that are affixed to the front surface of each tooth to hide a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Each veneer is custom-made based on measurements taken of your smile and the medical-grade porcelain that’s used even mimics the look of natural tooth enamel, so no one will even be able to tell that you have dental veneers.

What are the benefits of getting these restorations?

There are a lot of benefits to getting dental veneers:

Hide Dental Flaws

Veneers are able to cover a multitude of cosmetic problems with your smile. In fact, veneers might just be the best way for you to mask,

Stains and discolorations that teeth whitening can’t treat:

  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen, worn or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are too short (veneers can help lengthen them)
  • Minor crowding and crookedness

Skip the Braces

Obviously, from the list above, you can see that veneers can hide just about any aesthetic problem you are having with your smile. Furthermore, if you are an adult who loathes the idea of wearing braces, especially to treat very minor misalignments (e.g. gaps between teeth; crowding) then you might not even need orthodontic treatment when you get veneers. Veneers can help give you the straighter smile you want without all the waiting or awkward metal braces.

Simple, Easy Treatment

Some people shy away from cosmetic dentistry because they worry that it will require a lot of alterations and preparation. Don’t worry. Getting veneers is simple and can be completed in about two to three visits. After your consultation, we will need to shave down a very small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This isn’t painful and it can usually be done without even needing local anesthesia. This is much simpler than getting dental crowns, which requires us to remove an extensive amount of the tooth prior to placing the restoration.

Are you ready to say “yes” to dental veneers? If so, the next step is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Finger to find out how we can help you get your dream smile. Call our Medford, NJ, dental office to learn more.

By Henry W. Finger DDS
May 02, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

Choosing one dentist for your entire family offers important advantages that can improve you and your family's dental health. Our Medford, family dentistNJ, family dentist, Dr. Henry Finger, can help you discover the benefits when everyone in your home visits the same dentist.

You'll receive excellent care for the entire group

Family dentists have the skills and expertise needed to diagnose and treat dental issues that affect everyone in your family, from your toddler to your grandmother. Your Medford family dentist has a thorough understanding of normal growth and development in infants, toddlers, children, and teens. Should he identify any issues, he can recommend appropriate treatment that will help your son or daughter avoid serious issues that can affect his or her bite or ability to speak clearly.

Family dentists offer a range of services, including:

  • Regular checkups
  • Dental cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Nightguards
  • Custom mouthguards
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Sealants
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Invisalign
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Root canals
  • Emergency treatments

Do you dislike receiving local anesthetic injections before a filling or other dental procedure? Dr. Finger now offers BioLase treatment. Thanks to this innovative pain-free treatment, it's possible to perform soft tissue surgery or fill teeth with no anesthesia.

You won't have to waste vacation or sick time

Your bank of vacation or sick hours quickly decreases when you must take time away from work to visit multiple dentists. Family dentists can schedule group appointments for your entire family, allowing you to take care of dental checkups in just one visit.

Your children will form strong relationships with the dental staff

Dental phobias are not uncommon, particularly in young children. Fortunately, family dentists and their staffs understand that their youngest patients may be a little overwhelmed by a visit to the dental office. They offer pleasant, low-stress appointments that will help your children overcome any fears they may have. When your son or daughter visits the same office from a young age, he or she is more likely to develop a positive opinion of the dentist and form strong relationships with the entire staff.

Protect your family's smiles with a visit to the family dentist. Call our Medford, NJ, dentist, Dr. Finger, at (609) 953-0077 to schedule your appointment.





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