COMPREHENSIVE CARE: “Individuals are smarter about dental care right now and good oral hygiene. If they’re cautious about this, they’ll have a greater end result and higher luck with their tooth.” The specialists at Prosthodontics of Princeton embrace, from left, Alexander S. Drew, DMD, MS; Steven C. Isaacson, DMD; and Suzanne B. Reinhardt, DMD; who’re all expert in serving to sufferers obtain the perfect oral well being.
By Jean Stratton
The first step is to make an appointment. Whether or not it’s a toothache, lacking tooth (or tooth), or simply time for a checkup, Prosthodontics of Princeton is there to ensure the therapy is acceptable, well timed, and thorough.
Positioned at 601 Ewing Avenue, Suite B-4, the follow, owned by Steven C. Isaacson, DMD, was initially based by his father George Isaacson, DMD.
After graduating from the College of Pennsylvania Faculty of Dental Drugs, Steven Isaacson went on to acquire a specialty diploma in prosthodontics at Temple College Faculty of Dentistry, with emphasis on reconstructive dentistry, together with implants and beauty dentistry.
The chance to work together with his father has continued to tell his follow, and, as he says, has given him an opportunity “to proceed the custom of integrity, element, and thoughtfulness that my father instilled in me.”
Now, associates Suzanne B. Reinhardt, DMD, and Alexander S. Drew, DMD, MS, have joined the follow.
“Our specialty is coping with extra advanced procedures, comparable to dentures, implants, and full mouth reconstruction, however we even have a basic follow, together with fillings and cleanings,” explains Dr. Isaacson. “It’s all encompassing.”
Prosthodontics is certainly one of 9 specialties acknowledged by the American Dental Affiliation, and it’s the solely specialty that offers with all the mouth. Prosthodontics focuses on the analysis, restoration, and substitute of lacking tooth. The specialised dentists can restore oral operate by the position of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, and so on.).
Changing into a prosthodontist requires a further three years of specialty coaching after acquiring a DMD (physician of dental medication) or DDS (physician of dental surgical procedure) diploma. Prosthodontists are extremely educated in state-of-the-art methods and procedures for treating a number of, various, and sophisticated dental situations.
Relying on the severity and complexity of the affected person’s situation, Drs. Isaacson, Reinhardt, and Drew might coordinate therapy with different specialists.
As Dr. Isaacson factors out, “Superior deterioration of a affected person’s tooth normally creates points moreover lack of tooth or tooth construction. Whereas we function the ‘architect’ of a dental therapy plan, we regularly collaborate with the final dentist and different specialists to make sure the simplest and profitable therapy of your situation.”
Full mouth reconstruction is a complete and concerned course of. It may be a case the place tooth have been misplaced, injured, or fractured, additionally worn down on account of acid erosion, or maybe jaw ache attributable to chunk issues.
Full mouth reconstruction might embrace surgical procedure to reposition the jaw, contouring of the gum tissue, or discount of pure tooth construction to organize for crowns, bridges, and veneers. It could additionally embrace braces to maneuver tooth into the perfect place for reconstruction, and bone or comfortable tissue grafting to extend the soundness of the tooth for implants.
Titanium implants are a profitable and sturdy technique of offering substitute tooth, and can be utilized as a substitute of dentures or bridges, explains Dr. Isaacson. “If you lose a tooth, you lose each the foundation and the crown. To switch the tooth, our dentists first exchange the foundation with a small dental implant. Time is allowed for bone to heal and develop across the dental implant.
“The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a robust basis for synthetic tooth. A assist submit (abutment) is then positioned on the implant, and a brand new substitute tooth (crown) is positioned on high of the abutment. It is necessary that the affected person has sufficient bone for the implant.”
Dr. Isaacson factors out that dental implant placement is a staff effort together with both a periodontist or an oral surgeon, and a restorative dentist. The surgeon performs the precise implant surgical procedure, preliminary tooth extraction, and bone grafting, if essential. The restorative dentist suits and makes the everlasting prosthesis.
As a maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Drew sees sufferers with quite a lot of situations. Along with working with implants, crowns, and dentures, he treats sufferers in want of rehabilitation attributable to defects of the pinnacle and neck from harm, most cancers, and different causes. He’s accustomed to working with ENTs (ear, nostril, and throat specialists), oral surgeons, plastic surgeons, neurologists, oncologists, speech pathologists, and others.
“Our aim is to take the mandatory steps and create a correct therapy plan,” says Dr. Drew. “Everyone seems to be totally different. There could be one analysis and a number of therapy plans.”
Different remedies and procedures that the dentists at Prosthodontics of Princeton carry out are within the areas of porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and tooth whitening.
Veneers are designed to reinforce a smile by changing a portion of the tooth with a brand new porcelain shell. They are often useful in correcting the looks of broken, misshapen, and stained tooth; and likewise correcting an area or hole between the tooth, in addition to worn enamel and chipped tooth.
Bonding is an alternative choice to veneers during which a plastic resin is utilized to the tooth, and sculpted into the specified form.
Tooth whitening has change into more and more widespread, and as Dr. Isaacson experiences, “Many individuals are anticipating this right now.”
Choices embrace skilled whitening within the workplace or an at-home process with a custom-made whitening tray. “Skilled whitening within the workplace is a extra highly effective and longer-lasting process,” he notes.
A typical affliction for many individuals is bruxism (tooth grinding or jaw clenching). Signs can embrace earaches and complications, and it might additionally result in gum recession, tooth loss, facial ache, and tooth fractures.
In probably the most extreme instances, it could finally result in arthritis within the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints that enable the jaw to open and shut easily. A typical therapy choice is a mouth guard, worn at evening whereas sleeping.
Finest Final result
Serving to sufferers to realize the perfect end result, whether or not it’s for a easy filling, an implant, full mouth rehabilitation, or probably the most in depth maxillofacial process is the mission of Prosthodontics of Princeton. And, underlying every little thing is prevention.
“Prevention is so necessary,” emphasizes Dr. Isaacson. “We stress house care, brushing, and flossing. We wish to assist you set up good oral hygiene to assist preserve your smile.
“What I get pleasure from most is coping with the sufferers and serving to them. They know they will depend on us. I really like my work, and I like the brand new know-how. It’s continually evolving and helps us that can assist you. Your dental well being is necessary to us!”
Prosthodontics of Princeton is open Monday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday by Thursday 8 a.m. to five p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (as soon as a month). (609) 924-1975. Web site: www.prosthodontics