133 Franklin Corner Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0700

By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
April 06, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: smile makeover  

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could correct a few tooth-related issues? Cosmetic dentistry services offered in Lawrenceville, NJ, by Dr. John Lu, Dr. Raúl Figueroa, and Dr. Kevin Murawski of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics can help you makeover your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments improve the function and appearance of your smile. If you've lost a tooth, want to change the appearance of a few teeth, or need to strengthen or restore a damaged tooth, one of these choices may be right for you:

Dental Implants: Restoring missing teeth with dental implants offers a long-term tooth loss solution. Small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone bond to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. The posts act as roots for your new teeth and are topped with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.

Bonding: If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is an excellent option if your teeth have become dull and stained. Whitening can lighten teeth by three to eight shades and lasts for several years.

Veneers: Veneers offer a simple, yet ingenious, way to conceal tooth imperfections. Thin tooth-shaped shells cemented to the fronts of your teeth hide chips, cracks, discolorations, uneven surfaces, and other flaws. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth, add length to short teeth, close gaps, or whiten all of your teeth.

Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Lawrenceville, NJ! Call Dr. John Lu, Dr. Raúl Figueroa, and Dr. Kevin Murawski of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics at (609) 896-0700 to schedule your appointment.

By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
April 06, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: gum disease  

How To Be A Good Flosser

Dental flossing is the act of removing food debris and deposits stuck between the teeth with a thin cord known as floss. Flossing can help to prevent gum disease. Your family dentists, Dr. John Lu, Dr. Raúl Figueroa, and Dr. Kevin Murawski of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics in Lawrenceville, NJ, can advise you on how to incorporate flossing into your oral hygiene routine. We also provide all advanced family dentistry services.

Why should I floss?

Brushing alone can't remove food debris and deposits from all the teeth. Flossing cleans those surfaces which your toothbrush can't reach. It is vital to clean the food debris to prevent plaque from accumulating because it will harden and become tartar with time. Plaque and tartar contain bacteria that cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Your family dentists recommend flossing at least once a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean. You may experience some bleeding from the gums initially, but with daily use, it will stop. If there is severe bleeding, it could be a sign of gum disease for which you have to visit your dentist. Floss is available in different flavors and varieties, you can choose the one that suits your needs. Even if you have braces, it should not stop you from flossing your teeth regularly.

Method of flossing

Take about 18 inches of floss and wound it around the middle finger of each hand. Keep the floss between the thumb and forefingers, and gently move it up and down between the teeth. Don't insert the floss below the gumline. You need to floss between all the teeth including those in the back.

For more information, book an appointment with our family dentists, Dr. John Lu, Dr. Raúl Figueroa, and Dr. Kevin Murawski of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics in Lawrenceville, NJ, by calling (609) 896-0700 today.

By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
December 10, 2021
Category: Oral Health

The periodontic dental team at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics offers the finest periodontal care for those working or living in and around Lawrenceville, NJ. Dr. John Lu, Dr. Raul Figueroa, and Dr. Kevin Murawski are ready to help you find your healthiest smile.  

Understanding Periodontics

Periodontics is a type of dental specialty that focuses on the gums and other structures that support teeth that may become damaged or destroyed by inflammation in the mouth and gums. Symptoms of periodontal disease that would require a visit to a periodontist in Lawrenceville, NJ include –

  • Swollen/Receding Gums
  • Bleeding
  • A Shift in the Bite
  • Pain, and
  • Loose Teeth, among others.

Our periodontist located in Lawrenceville, NJ treats issues that may include mild gum problems, like gingivitis, to the more serious medical condition known as periodontitis. But note, several studies have shown a strong correlation between periodontal disease and other systemic diseases. These include the conditions of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and respiratory illnesses.

Treating Periodontal Issues
A periodontist treats gum disease issues as follows -

  • Non-Surgical Treatment Options
    • The removal of plaque & calcified deposits (aka- Tartar, etc.)
    • The cleaning of infected root surfaces which is known as scaling and root planing
    • The removal of damaged tissue known as root surface debridement
    • The reversal of lost tissue and/or bone or regenerative treatments
    • Oral Hygiene & Antimicrobial Rinses/Meds
  • Surgical Treatment Options
    • Flap surgery to treat periodontal pockets

Periodontists are Implant Specialists

Periodontists also complete extensive training in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants. A periodontist offers these implant services -

  • Replacing one or multiple teeth
  • Replace all teeth permanently
  • Support for removable dentures

In addition, the periodontists Dr. Lu, Dr. H Figueroa, and Dr. Murawski of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics provides these services –

    • Cosmetic Gum or Periodontal Surgery
    • Gum Grafting
    • Tooth Extractions
    • Bite Issues
    • Loose Teeth

Want more information about the treatment options available from Dr. Lu, Dr. H Figueroa, and Dr. Murawski at the Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics? Please call (609) 896-0700 to schedule a consultation with a periodontist in Lawrenceville, NJ today. 

By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
December 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

If you are in Lawrenceville, NJ, and worried about gum disease, please understand that you have every right to be concerned. It can be an extremely troubling thing that causes you and your loved ones great distress and even pain. No one wants to feel like they are in a spot where they have to suffer in pain, and that is why you need to see if you can speak with Dr. Raúl Figueroa, Dr. John Lu, or Dr. Kevin Murawski at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC as soon as possible. 

The Danger Of Gum Disease 

Gum disease in Lawrenceville, NJ is a lot more serious than it may at first appear. You probably don't spend a ton of time thinking about your gums on a daily basis, but they do a lot to help you eat your food and have a beautiful smile. You need to keep your gums healthy or risk facing some of the most severe pain that you can imagine. This is not an exaggeration. Many people have stated that they have never been more uncomfortable in their life than they were when they faced unrelenting gum pain.

The silver lining here is that you can do something about it. You need to get with the people at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC before your problem becomes worse. Not only do you risk your smile if you don't get in touch, but you might end up needing very expensive and invasive surgery if you let things go for too long. 

What You Should Do Today 

There is no time like the present to get in touch with your dentist for help on all of this. Here is what you can do today:

  • Get in touch with a great dentist such as Dr. Figueroa or Dr. Murawski 
  • Speak with them about your concerns related to your gums
  • Start practicing a more regimented routine of taking care of your gums and teeth
  • Look at treatment options for whatever stage your gums happen to be in 

You should follow these steps as well as any advice that the doctors have to offer you. You don't want to end up regretting that you didn't take proactive steps to take care of your gums sooner. The faster you can get this taken care of, the better. If you would like to get in touch with a professional dentist who can help, please call Dr. Figueroa, Dr. Lu, or Dr. Murawski at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC in Lawrenceville, NJ at 609-869-0700 today. 

By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
September 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

People suffer from tooth loss due to decay, periodontal disease, or injury. Visit your dentists of Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics in Lawrenceville, NJ, to see if dental implants are the best option to replace your missing tooth.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant in Lawrenceville, NJ, is a permanent tooth replacement option. A small titanium screw is placed inside the jawbone and fuses to the bone as it heals making it very sturdy. It is topped by a dental crown and they work together as an artificial tooth and tooth roots.

How do dental implants work?

A dental implant is placed during minor surgery done with local anesthesia. Your dentist will make a cut to open your gum and expose the bone. The dental implant screw will be placed in the bone and serves as a tooth root for the new artificial tooth. The jawbone will be left to heal, so it will grow and unite with the dental implant. The healing process takes several weeks before the dental crown can be attached. Finally, your custom-made crown is placed and you leave with a strong new tooth.

Dental implants could replace any of the following:

  • A single tooth- a single implant is inserted into the jawbone, and then a dental crown is attached to it
  • Multiple teeth in a row- two implants are inserted on either side of the gap act as a support for a fixed bridge
  • An entire lower or upper arch of teeth-  4-6 dental implants will serve as a support for implant-supported dentures

What is peri-implantitis?

You need to maintain good oral hygiene after dental implants have been implanted. Daily flossing and brushing along with professional cleanings twice a year are important because poor dental hygiene could lead to peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is a destructive bacterial infection developed by the accumulation of bacterial plaque on the implant

Treating peri-implantitis

After evaluating your case, your dentist will recommend professional non-surgical treatment. It includes the use of chlorhexidine mouthwashes and reduces the number of bacterial deposits. The problem may also occur due to the presence of cement deposits around the implant. If the non-surgical treatment isn’t enough, your dentist may perform surgery to resolve the peri-implantitis.

Contact us

Don’t hesitate to visit your dentists at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics to learn more about dental implants in Lawrenceville, NJ. Call (609) 896-0700 and book your appointment today!





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133 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0700
 

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