Cosmetic Dentists Marwan Bassil, DMD; Manisha Singh, DMD; Shabnam Azhar , DMD and Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist) Stacey Goldstein, DMD, practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry in Bridgewater, NJ, with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, bridges, sleep apnea and clear braces. Drs. Marwan Bassil, Manisha Singh, Shabnam Azhar and Stacey Goldstein can correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile!
Our office is located at 676 Route 202-206 North, Building 2, Bridgewater, NJ. 08807. We are north of the Bridgewater Commons Mall, pass the Green Knoll Grill and across from the BMW Dealership.
Marwan Bassil, DMD is certified in implantology, full-mouth reconstruction, sleep apnea and INVISALIGN and offers the nearly invisible braces to both adults and teens.
Dr. Stacey Goldstein is a dentist specializing in the field of endodontics (root canal therapy) for more than 10years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in biology from the Binghamton University of NY.
Dr. Bassil, Jeanmarie, Sara, Gloria, Christina, and Devlin are the BEST, bar none. I was the biggest chicken when it came to going to the dentist. I told Jeanmarie I was afraid and she told me to get to the parking lot and she would make sure I got inside! They are PAINLESS, PLEASANT, and PROFESSIONAL! I now look forward to going to the dentist and I SMILE all of the time. I will, and do, recommend them to everyone! Thanks for the smile!!!
I highly recommend Bridgewater Family Dental! I was a brand-new patient but was made to feel lit family, even with my first phone call to Jeanmarie for an appointment. I needed work done within a time frame (my son’s wedding) and everyone on staff worked with me. They even fit my son in to work on his smile. Drs. Bassil and Quigley are the best. Thanks for my smile!
Dental inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to repair teeth damage caused by decay, injury, or other types of trauma. Inlays and onlays are similar to dental fillings but are more extensive and cover more of the tooth’s surface.
An inlay is a type of restoration used to repair damage to the tooth’s chewing surface. It is typically made of porcelain or composite resin and is custom-made to fit into the prepared space in the tooth.
Conversely, an onlay is a more significant restoration that covers more of the tooth’s surface. It is typically used to repair damage to the chewing surface and one or more of the cusps (the pointed parts of the tooth). Like an inlay, an onlay is custom-made to fit the prepared space in the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are used when a tooth has too much damage to be repaired with a simple filling but not enough damage to require a dental crown.
They are designed to be more durable and longer-lasting than traditional dental fillings, and they can help restore the tooth’s strength and functionality.
Getting an inlay or onlay typically involves two appointments with a dentist. During the first appointment, the damaged part of the tooth is removed, and a mold is made in the prepared space.
The mold is then sent to a dental lab, where the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit the tooth. The inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth using dental cement during the second appointment.
In summary, dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair damaged teeth. They are designed to be more durable than traditional dental fillings and can help restore the tooth’s strength and functionality.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium or other biocompatible materials compatible with the human body. They are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.
The dental implant consists of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the dental prosthesis. The implant post is the part that is surgically placed into the jawbone, and it serves as the artificial tooth root. The abutment is the connector that attaches the dental prosthesis to the implant post, and the dental prosthesis is the visible part of the implant that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Dental implants offer several benefits over tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures. They are more durable and long-lasting, and they can improve the smile’s overall appearance by filling in gaps caused by missing teeth. They are also more comfortable than traditional dentures, as they do not slip or shift around in the mouth.
The process of getting a dental implant typically involves several steps. First, a thorough examination and evaluation are done to determine if the patient is a good candidate for dental implants. Then, the implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone, and the patient is given a temporary dental prosthesis to wear while the implant heals and integrates with the bone. Once the implant has fully healed, the permanent dental prosthesis is attached to the abutment.
Dental implants are a safe and effective tooth replacement option for many patients. However, they may only be suitable for some, and the procedure’s success depends on factors such as the patient’s overall oral health, the missing tooth’s location, and the jawbone’s quality and quantity. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells placed on the teeth’ front surface to improve their appearance. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin and can be used to cover teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or otherwise imperfect.
The process of getting dental veneers typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a thin enamel layer from the front surface. This is done to ensure that the veneers fit properly and look natural.
Next, the dentist will take impressions of the prepared teeth and send them to a dental lab, where the veneers will be custom-made to fit each tooth.
Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will check their fit and color before bonding them to the teeth using dental cement. The veneers are then carefully shaped and polished to create a beautiful, natural smile.
Dental veneers offer several benefits over other cosmetic dental treatments. They are a minimally invasive option that can improve the appearance of multiple teeth at once. They are also long-lasting and durable, and they can resist stains from coffee, tea, and other familiar sources of tooth discoloration.
However, dental veneers are not suitable for everyone.
For example, they may not be a good option for teeth with significant damage or decay, and they may not be recommended for patients with certain dental conditions or habits, such as bruxism (grinding or clenching).
A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if dental veneers are the right choice for you.
A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more dental crowns (also known as abutments) placed over the natural teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth (also known as a pontic) attached to the crowns and fills in the space left by the missing tooth.
The dental bridge is designed to restore the function and appearance of the missing tooth or teeth. It can help to improve speech, prevent shifting of the remaining teeth, and restore the ability to bite and chew properly. Additionally, it can enhance the smile’s appearance by filling in the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth.
The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the dental crowns. Next, impressions of the prepared teeth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where the bridge will be custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth.
Once the bridge is ready, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before cementing the bridge in place using a dental adhesive. The dental bridge is then carefully shaped and polished to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile.
Dental bridges offer several benefits over tooth replacement options, such as dentures and dental implants. First, they are a more affordable option that can be completed in a shorter amount of time. Additionally, they do not require surgery, and they can be used to replace multiple missing teeth at once.
However, dental bridges also have some disadvantages. They can be more challenging to clean than natural teeth and may need replacing after several years. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if a dental bridge is a suitable choice for you.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It can be made of different materials such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of both, and it is custom-made to fit over the tooth that needs to be restored.
Dental crowns are typically used in cases where the tooth has suffered significant damage or decay that cannot be repaired with a filling or other type of restoration. They can also protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or support a dental bridge.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to fit the crown. Next, impressions of the prepared tooth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth.
Once the crown is ready, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before cementing the crown in place using a dental adhesive. The dental crown is then carefully shaped and polished to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile.
Dental crowns offer several benefits over other dental restorations. They are a long-lasting and durable option that can help to strengthen a weakened tooth and protect it from further damage. They can also improve the tooth’s appearance by restoring its natural shape and color.
However, dental crowns may only be suitable for some patients and may not be recommended in cases where the tooth has suffered significant damage or decay that cannot be repaired. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if a dental crown is suitable for you.
Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are similar to traditional metal braces in their function and design but differ in appearance. They use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires instead of metal brackets and wires, which makes them less noticeable and more aesthetically appealing.
Clear braces apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. They are typically used to correct misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and other orthodontic issues.
The process of getting clear braces typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will evaluate the patient’s teeth and bite and determine if clear braces are a suitable treatment option. Then, if clear braces are recommended, the dentist will take impressions of the patient’s teeth, which will be used to create custom-made brackets and wires.
Next, the clear brackets will be bonded to the teeth using a dental adhesive, and the wires will be attached to the brackets. The patient will need to attend regular follow-up appointments to have the braces adjusted and ensure that the teeth are moving as planned.
Clear braces offer several benefits over traditional metal braces. They are less noticeable and more discreet, making them a popular option for adults and older teenagers who may be self-conscious about wearing braces. They are also more comfortable than metal braces because they do not irritate the gums and cheeks as much.
However, clear braces may only be suitable for some patients and may not be as effective as metal braces in some instances. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if clear braces are the right choice for you.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth’s surface to improve its appearance or repair minor damage, such as chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth. The resin material is applied in layers and then shaped and polished to blend with the surrounding teeth.
The dental bonding process typically begins with a consultation with a dental professional, who will evaluate the patient’s teeth and determine if dental bonding is a suitable treatment option. If dental bonding is recommended, the dentist will prepare the tooth by roughening its surface and applying a conditioning liquid that helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth.
Next, the dentist will apply the tooth-colored resin material to the prepared tooth and shape it to achieve the desired appearance. The bonding material is then hardened using a special light, and any final adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit.
Dental bonding offers several benefits over other cosmetic dental procedures. It is a relatively quick and affordable option that can improve the appearance of the teeth without requiring extensive preparation or removal of the natural tooth structure. It is also a minimally invasive procedure that typically does not require anesthesia.
However, dental bonding may only be suitable for some patients and not as long-lasting or durable as other dental restorations, such as dental crowns or veneers. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if dental bonding is the right choice for you.
Dental whitening, also known as teeth whitening, is a cosmetic dental procedure involving various techniques to remove stains and discolorations from the teeth and improve their appearance. Teeth can become discolored due to multiple factors, including aging, certain foods and drinks, tobacco use, medications, and poor dental hygiene.
Dental whitening typically involves using a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, applied to the teeth as a gel or paste. The bleaching agent breaks down the molecules that cause stains and discolorations, leaving the teeth whiter and brighter.
Several dental whitening methods are available, including in-office whitening treatments, at-home whitening kits, and over-the-counter whitening products. In-office whitening treatments are typically performed by a dental professional and involve using a highly concentrated bleaching agent that produces results in as little as one visit. At-home whitening kits use a less concentrated bleaching agent applied to the teeth using custom-made trays or strips.
Over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening toothpaste and whitening strips, are also available, but their effectiveness may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the discoloration.
While dental whitening is generally considered safe, it may only be suitable for some patients and may produce the desired results in some cases. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if dental whitening is the right choice for you and which method best suits your needs.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Bridgewater, NJ.
676 Route 202-206 North
Bridgewater, NJ 08807