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A Smile Makeover Just In Time for Spring and Summer

April 11, 2013

With the recent change in season and warmer weather on the way, you can look forward to spending more time outdoors with friends and especially, especially as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July roll around. When those times come, don’t you want to be able to smile with confidence?

At Randolph Dental Care, Dr. Goldstein offers a range of effective cosmetic services to help patients from Randolph and beyond create gorgeous, dazzling smiles.

Our cosmetic services include:

Using one or more of these services, Dr. Goldstein and his Randolph team can help you make dramatic changes to your smile. But which service is right for you?

That’s a question we can answer during a routine exam or consultation.

When you come to see us, we’ll thoroughly examine your smile to determine what your exact needs are. We can also use your visit to explain all of our cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Goldstein will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and  goals for your smile. We’ll talk to you about those goals during your visit, and we’ll also answer any questions you might have about the services we recommend.

Are You Ready To Get Started?

If you’d like to get started on a smile makeover this spring or summer, call Randolph Dental Care today to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to provide personalized care to patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Will Dentists Be Able to Regrow Teeth In the Distant Future?

March 28, 2013

Earlier this month, Science World Report published an article on something that could change dentistry in the future.  As reported in the Journal of Dental Research, doctors are getting closer and closer to helping patients replace missing teeth with new teeth grown from a patient’s own stem cells. That means that one day doctors may not have to rely on artificial restorative solutions. Instead, a completely new tooth could be grown in the patient’s mouth, resulting in a completely natural new smile.

The process works using a combination of specific cells taken from a patient’s gum tissue. When the right cells have been singled out and combined, the mixture is transplanted to a patient’s jaw, where the tooth will develop over time. The procedure is still being researched and developed, but in the future this could become an alternative to a service like dental implants.

Until that day, though, dental implants are still the best way to restore what a patient has lost. Dental implants mimic the structure of teeth by replacing both a missing tooth and the missing root underneath. What’s more, besides replacing a single tooth, dental implants can also be used to replace a full row of upper or lower teeth.  That makes dental implants one of the most versatile dental services currently available

To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental office. During a consultation at Randolph Dental Care, we can diagnose your situation and help you understand if dental implants are the best solution for you.

Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Dr. Goldstein Provides Complete Dental Implant Service for Randolph and Beyond

February 22, 2013

As we mentioned in our last post, dental implants are rising in popularity. Thanks to the unique way they interact with the jaw, more and more patients are enjoying restored smiles each year. And with the increased demand, more dentists are including dental implants in their list of services.

But just because a dentist offers dental implants, that doesn’t mean they can perform the entire procedure in one location. It takes a special devotion to implant dentistry to provide comprehensive implant care.

At Randolph Dental Care, Dr. Goldstein can provide you with the complete care you need, without having to refer you to another doctor for part of your procedure. For both the surgery and the restoration, you’ll visit our Randolph dental office, where the team you already know and trust will gently transform your smile with this unique and highly effective restorative dentistry service.

The dental implant process comes in two phases. In the first, Dr. Goldstein will carefully insert your implant(s) into your jaw. Because the material that dental implants are made from is biocompatible, eventually your implant(s) will fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw, stimulating growth and creating a strong foundation for your new teeth.

Once this has happened, it’s time for the restoration phase of your procedure. During the restoration, your prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is attached and your procedure is completed.

Do you have other things you’d like to find out about dental implants? Our Randolph team would be happy to answer your questions. Call us today. We’re proud to serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.

The Growing Popularity of Dental Implants

February 8, 2013

There’s a tremendous need for restorative dentistry. Through their research, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has found that close to 30 million Americans no longer have the teeth in one or both of their upper or lower jaws. They’ve also estimated that close to 15 million Americans have replaced missing teeth with a crown and bridge.

Traditional restorative options have been effective to a degree, but another service is gaining in popularity—dental implants. The number of patients who have dental implants continues to grow by 500,000 each year, with a success rate of 98 percent.

What accounts for the popularity and success of dental implants?

It’s in the way they interact with your smile. Dental implants come in two parts, just like natural teeth. The crown portion replaces your missing teeth while the implant portion replaces your missing tooth roots. The implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds with the bone in your jaw to create a strong foundation for your new smile. When the entire procedure is finished, patients can enjoy a smile that functions and looks just like a natural smile.

Have you struggled to adjust to traditional dentures, or another restorative option? Do you wish you had a smile as functional as the one you used to have? Are you worried about losing more teeth in the future because of bone loss? Dental implants could be the answer you’re looking for in each of these cases.

Not every patient is a candidate for the procedure, though. Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care would be happy to help you decide if dental implants are right for you. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, reserve an appointment with Randolph Dental Care. Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.

 

Software for Guided Implant Surgery

January 25, 2013

Dental implant surgery requires careful, precise planning. Any tool that can make the process easier and more trustworthy is a valuable asset. That’s why, as your Randolph implant dentist, Dr. Goldstein has invested in specialized implant planning software from 360imaging.

Using 360imaging in combination with his CT scan machine, Dr. Goldstein can create a detailed 3D model of your teeth and virtually place your implants on the computer. From that, a guide is fabricated  that is used for precise placement of your implants. This takes all the guess work out of the placement and ensures a more rapid and predictable result.  That means you can show up for your procedure feeling more comfortable about your surgery, as well as the rest of your procedure.

Why is planning an implant surgery so important? Because your implant posts are the foundation for your new smile. Once inserted, your implants will become a natural part of your jaw. To make sure that you achieve the best results possible, Dr. Goldstein has to place your implants in the most advantageous way. Careful pre-planning will make it easier to deliver the results you most need.

Do you want to learn more about our 360imagine software? Visit their website to read about what changes have been made to their updated edition. And if you have questions about the dental implant process and how Dr. Goldstein can help, give Randolph Dental Care a call. Dr. Goldstein provides implant placement and restoration for patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Effective Laser Dentistry with iLase

January 11, 2013

Our commitment to you, as your comprehensive Randolph dental office, is to provide you with great care using today’s best equipment and techniques. One way we’re going that is through laser dentistry.

One of the most common uses for laser dentistry is in providing periodontal therapy. With periodontal therapy through laser dentistry, Dr. Goldstein can target only the areas that need treatment. What’s more, because laser dentistry heals as it cuts, the process is more comfortable, less invasive, and involves a shorter recovery period.

The specific tool we use at our Randolph office is the iLase from Biolase. What sets iLase apart from other dental lasers is its versatility. As a self-contained tool without any cords or foot pedals, Dr. Goldstein can move to any position he needs to in order to deliver care. And thanks to the iLase’s wraparound finger switch, the device can be precisely controlled.

To find out more about iLase from Biolase, visit their website. And to find out how Dr. Goldstein is using iLase every day at his Randolph dental practice, give us a call. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you might have about laser dentistry or one of our other services.

With laser dentistry, Dr. Goldstein is giving his patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond excellent care that’s precise and also more comfortable.

 

Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy from Dr. Goldstein

November 28, 2012

In our last post, we mentioned that in a recent survey completed for the CDC revealed that gum disease is a more prevalent condition than many originally thought. So today, we’d like to talk about the periodontal therapies you’ll find at Randolph Dental Care.

One of the most basic forms of periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. Often, for patients with milder forms of gum disease, scaling and root planing is the primary—and sometimes the only—treatment needed.

Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical therapy. The purpose of each is to remove plaque, calculus, and bacteria from either around or underneath the gum line.

Plaque is made from bacteria, and when not removed by brushing, flossing or a professional cleaning, it hardens into calculus. Plaque and calculus combined are what cause the soft tissue irritations responsible for gum disease.

But another nonsurgical tool that is helping Dr. Goldstein provide top-notch periodontal therapy to Randolph and beyond is Arestin. Using Arestin, Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care can provide more effective healing than he can with scaling and root planing alone.  That’s because Arestin fights infection with medicated microspheres of antibiotics, delivering more concentrated care than is possible with a pill. What’s more, it’s painlessly delivered to where you need it and continues fighting well after your appointment is over.

Do you need treatment for gum disease? Explore our periodontal therapy page for more information, and call our Randolph dental office to reserve an appointment.

We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Gum Disease – More Prevalent than You Might Have Imagined

November 14, 2012

Gum disease is a prevalent oral health condition. So prevalent, in fact, that it’s one of the primary conditions Dr. Goldstein looks for at his Randolph dental office. Not only is gum disease the primary cause of adult tooth loss, it’s also been connected to a range of health problems in the rest of the body.

A recent survey regarding gum disease completed by the CDC has revealed that this already prevalent condition may be an even bigger problem than was initially believed.

The findings of the CDC’s study reveal that one out of every two US adults over 30 has some form of gum disease. That translates to 47.2% of the adult population—close to half.

Gum disease can vary from individual to individual, with some patients experiencing more developed symptoms and others experiencing mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all. That’s why regular visits with Dr. Goldstein at Randolph Dental Care are so important.

During a regular checkup with Dr. Goldstein, our Randolph team can thoroughly assess how your smile is doing. That way, we can know for sure if gum disease is something you need help with. If it is, we’re happy to offer comprehensive treatment. In certain cases, treatment may only mean spending more time brushing and flossing every day. For others, though, more advanced care may be needed.

In our next post, we’ll explain Dr. Goldstein’s treatment options and how they can help. In the meantime, if you know gum disease is something you’re struggling with, don’t hesitate to call Randolph Dental Care for an appointment.

We’re happy to help patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Enjoy Amazing Benefits with Dental Implants

September 19, 2012

As more time passes, dental implants have become the restorative option of choice for patients who want to stabilize poorly-fitting dentures or replace one or more missing teeth.  When you combine how durable and easy dental implants are to care for with how natural they look and feel it’s no wonder they’re gaining in popularity with doctors and patients alike. Dental implants are as close to mother nature as we can get.

At Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental office, our talented team will complete your entire dental implant procedure in one location using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. That means you can have both the placement and the restoration phase of your procedure done under the guidance of Dr. Goldstein, without ever have to visit another doctor. Dr. Goldstein has studied extensively in both the placement and restoration of dental implants. He is a diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants

But beyond that, our Randolph patients can enjoy other great benefits with dental implants. Some of the most impressive include:

  • Improved chewing and speaking ability
  • No need for denture adhesive
  • Improved confidence
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • A success rate as high as 90-95%

If you’ve dreamed of restoring your smile, Dr. Goldstein and our team at Randolph Dental Care can help. Call our Randolph office today to reserve your consultation appointment. Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Protecting Young Students from Cavities with DIAGNOdent

August 31, 2012

As your family prepares for the start of a new school year, there’s one thing our entire team at Randolph Dental Care would like to remind you about: a back-to-school checkup. Now may be the last time you can bring your son or daughter in before the new school year ramps up and the holiday season arrives, so don’t miss it.

What to Expect from a Back-to-School Checkup

During your child’s back-to-school checkup, Dr. Goldstein will thoroughly examine your child’s smile for signs of common oral health conditions. As part of that exam, our Randolph office will use a variety of advanced technologies and techniques the make the process easier and more precise.

One of the tools we’ll use is DIAGNOdent. As we first explained in our post from April 30, DIAGNOdent is used to spot signs of decay early, before they have a chance to worsen. To do this, it uses a laser light to compare what we find with a healthy baseline, making it possible to spot decay before we can even diagnose it with just a visual exam.

Of course, everyone—dentists included—wish there was a way to get rid of decay completely, but that’s a long way off. So until then, DIAGNOdent is the best tool that Dr. Goldstein and dentists like him have to protect smiles of all ages from developing a serious problem with tooth decay.

Have You Scheduled Your Child’s Back-to-School Visit?

If you still need to schedule a back-to-school checkup for your son or daughter, don’t hesitate to give Randolph Dental Care a call. Our Randolph team is always ready to help patients improve their oral health with great full-service dentistry and contemporary technology. We serve patients from Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

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