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Digital X-Rays

Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office. Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to 90% less radiation than with traditional X-ray technology.

Preventive Care

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored, and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.  It is recommended that each patient be seen at least twice a year for a dental prophylaxis.

VELscope Oral Disease and Oral Cancer Examination

In order to test for oral diseases, such as cancer, Dr. Shluper uses a high-tech electronic device called VELscope. This hand-held screening device emits a special wave of light on the gums and other soft tissues inside your mouth that can detect cell changes beneath the outer layer of the gums. Each time you visit Dr. Shluper for an exam, we will carefully evaluate your mouth for signs of oral cancer and other diseases.  

Cleanings

All patients should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year.  A child should have a prophy and fluoride treatment twice a year. A cleaning on an adult might include an adult prophy (basic cleaning), and/or a periodontal scaling and root planing (if you have tartar underneath your gums).

Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds, which mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and the extent of the tooth decay.

Bonding Treatments

Bonding is a popular method used to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can correct cracks or gaps in teeth. It can also be used as a filling after a cavity has been removed or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. This treatment is an improvement from unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Shluper will most likely recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp. During this procedure, the injured pulp is removed, and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

Gum Disease

Periodontal treatment methods depend on the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate the extent of your periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.

Crowns

The terms “dental crowns” and “caps” are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also helpful in attaching bridges, covering implants, preventing a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or preventing an existing filling from becoming loose or dislocated. Also serving an aesthetic function, crowns can be applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made from all-porcelain, porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.

Dental Implants

If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. The implant is composed of two main parts. One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.

Veneers

Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a perfect alternative for patients who want to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.

Bridges

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge is a cemented bridge that remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning. These rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.

Dentures

Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning. These rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced. Dr. Shluper uses the innovative Ultra Suction Denture, which is a type of denture that has a built-in one-way air valve that literally sucks the air out from between the base of the denture and the gums when the denture is placed in the mouth. This creates a vacuum and holds the denture firmly against the gums and roof of the mouth. The denture will not come out of place until you use gentle pressure to remove them.

Snap-on Smile

Snap-On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. The Snap-On Smile is available for upper and lower teeth, and it is easy to care for. You can even eat and drink with it. The Snap-On Smile can be a temporary or permanent cosmetic solution.

Extractions

When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform simple and surgical extractions using local anesthesia or IV sedation. If you choose, we can also replace the missing teeth with dental implants.

Pediatric Dental Care

We take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.

Bleaching & Whitening Treatments

Our state-of-the-art in-office bleaching systems will make your teeth whiter in just one hour. Another whitening option is our professional whitening pens from Liquid Smile. This is the strongest take-home, paint-on whitener available and will give you lasting results.

Orthodontic Therapy

We offer the latest technological advances in orthodontic care, including regular braces, tooth-colored braces, and clear braces. Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted without braces. Dr. Shluper is a certified Invisalign provider and will be happy to discuss whether Invisalign would be an appropriate treatment for you. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. These retainers are worn 24 hours a day, but are taken out when eating and are changed every two weeks. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective in treating many orthodontic cases that previously required braces.

Complete Weekend Smile Makeover

For the convenience of our patients who are always on the run, we offer a Complete Weekend Smile Makeover. This means that we will work with you all day from Thursday to Sunday, eliminating multiple weeks or even months of treatment. You can leave our office with a perfect smile in just one weekend.

 

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Office Location

Dr. Edward Shluper, D.D.S.
301 Belleville Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 250-4444

Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Emergencies Only