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TMJ Disorders in Passaic

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Passaic Dentist

Most people take their jaws for granted, but TMJ disorders make you acutely aware of the vital role that your jaws perform. Here at Premier Family Dental Care, you can come to us if you are suffering with pain or other symptoms in the jaw or general facial area.

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, and it connects your lower jaw to your skull. Whenever you open or close your mouth, you are exercising that joint. You use it to talk chew, and yawn, among other things. The simple fact, though, is that TMJ disorders are not uncommon. As many as 75% of people have this problem to some degree. Our Passaic dentist can help. The reason that TMJ disorders develop in the first place is due to an injury or accident in most instances. However, arthritis or disk erosion can be responsible, too. It’s also possible for TMJ disorders to have no obvious source. It is most common from ages 20 to 40, with women more susceptible than men. Among the signs that you should be aware of are jaw tenderness, pain while chewing, difficulties opening or closing your mouth because your jaws are locking up, or pain near your ear or in elsewhere around your face. Our Passaic dentist will examine you and determine if what you have is related to TMJ disorders. Treatment options are available, though in mild cases, you may need no treatment at all. Sometimes, just over-the-counter pain medication is enough until the situation resolves on its own. If your circumstances are more severe, though, then the list of possibilities can include exercises and physical therapy, to oral appliances, all the way to surgery.

Contact us to arrange an appointment for an examination by our Passaic dentist if you’ve noticed any of the symptoms listed above.

Premier Family Dental Care
1000 Clifton Ave
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
(973) 773-0001

Passaic Dentist

Dental Veneers in Passaic

Passaic Dentist

Passaic Dentist

Veneers are the perfect way to restore teeth and give them new life. When teeth become cracked, discolored or broken, veneers are a perfect way to quickly have full, white teeth again. At Premier Family Dental Care our Passaic dentist provides dental veneers and other restorative options. Veneers, thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth, can be done in just one appointment. Veneers are usually done in just a couple of visits, and can make a beautiful change to your teeth in just a few simple adjustments. All of our veneers are created in offices or off site and fabricated.

Before we place your new veneers the state of your teeth and gums will need to be checked first to ensure there is no gum disease. Issues like gingivitis should be treated first. Our Passaic dentist will fit the veneers over the teeth by first measuring them and then shaving the teeth down by a few millimeters in order to make room for the veneers. This is done so the veneers do not look too bulky or unnatural. Veneers make an ideal option for tooth restoration because how well they blend in with other teeth and how close their coloring is to that of natural teeth.

Veneers are generally placed towards the front of the mouth and over the front sides of teeth. If you’re looking for other tooth restoration options, our Passaic dentist will discuss dental implants, bridges or dentures with you, depending on your situation. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted to allow an artificial tooth to be placed over it, and provides a strong, stable anchor. Bridges and dentures help to connect missing teeth so that the patient can have a full set of teeth again and chew and talk normally and without hindrance.

Premier Family Dental Care
1000 Clifton Ave
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
(973) 773-0001