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Procedures

Look your best.

Treating the Whole Patient:

Treating the whole patient is the foundation of Dr. Fallon’s practice. Dr. Fallon is committed to helping patients understand the relationship between oral health and whole body health, and how it can positively impact life.  At the same time, Dr. Fallon understands that aesthetics play a large role in how patients feel.  He has a keen eye for natural beauty and art and is sought after for his smile designs.  This combination allows him to deliver the healthiest options and aesthetic benefits for his patients.  

Porcelain Veneers:

Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are among the most popular and successful with our patients. At Dr. Fallon’s, we pride ourselves in providing the finest, natural-looking restorations possible.

 

Porcelain Veneers are porcelain covers that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth, to improve position, shape and tooth color. They make a dramatic, immediate difference to your smile and appearance.

 

Common problems, which can be satisfactorily treated with veneers, include discolored teeth, midline spaces (the gap-toothed look of the two front upper teeth), or chipped, malformed or improperly positioned teeth.Each veneer is custom-designed to fit naturally and comfortable over each tooth. The resins used to permanently attach the veneers to the teeth are cured using the Argon Curing Laser, which helps to create a stronger, lasting bond between the veneer and your tooth.

 

The durability, looks and simplicity of application make it easy to see why veneers have become one of the most popular dental treatments available today.

 

When a tooth is beyond repair with a filling or other dental procedure, we will often recommend the use of a crown in order to save the rest of the natural tooth.

Porcelain Crowns:

Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, all porcelain crowns are among the most popular and successful with our patients. At Dr. Fallon’s, we pride ourselves in providing the finest non-metallic, natural-looking restorations possible.

 

All Porcelain Crowns

 

Porcelain Crowns are designed to match the natural bite and feel of the original tooth. With proper care, they can last for years without the need for replacement. And now, with advancements like the Argon Curing Laser, we can assure an even stronger seal between the crown and the natural tooth.

 

Crowns may also be used like veneers for purely cosmetic reasons, to improve the overall look of the mouth, smile and teeth.

 

We believe that appearance related dentistry can improve not only your smile, but also your self-image and ultimately the way you interact with your world.

In cases where orthodontic treatment was once the only choice, patients can now quickly and painlessly attain superior results through cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are an excellent procedure to align teeth, or modify undesirable contours. The ability to align malpositioned teeth without orthodontics is highly desirable to many individuals because immediate results can be achieved along with other modifications such as color change.

Now your dentist can offer you the healthy, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of … metal-free!

 

For over 100 years, silver-mercury was the primary material used by dentists to fill cavities. Today, tooth-colored restorations are superior. They conserve tooth structure and maintain the tooth’s strength. In fact, tooth colored fillings are the state of the art alternative for restoring teeth in small to medium cavities.

 

Currently, the expectations of modern direct composite resin materials can be fulfilled due to enhancements in materials, instrumentation and well defined placement techniques. Large restorations will benefit from inlays, onlays, or crowns for enhanced treatment options. Dr. Fallon is proud to offer tooth colored restorations exclusively because our patients deserve the very best.

“Only a dentist can get your teeth their whitest”

 

Tooth whitening is a well established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Furthermore, carbamide peroxide, the active ingredient, has been safely used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft tissue. The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, may take longer to respond to treatment. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the number of applications, or the duration of time that the system is used. Dr. Fallon is here to help maximize your smile. The introduction of Discus Dental Whitening means the whiter, brighter smile you’ve always dreamed of can be yours in just a few days!

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What is tooth whitening?

 

It’s actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution retained in a custom-fitted tray that is worn over your teeth.

 

What causes tooth discoloration?

 

There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, staining, nerve degeneration , and old restorations. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

 

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

 

Almost anyone. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective. A dentist may determine viable candidates for the process through a thorough oral examination and diagnosis. The Discuss Dental Whitening is ideal for patients who achieve healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile, day or night.

 

Is the process safe?

 

YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today.

 

How does it work?

 

The Discus Dental Whitening gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth color is made lighter.

 

Are there any side effects?

 

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. Patients using Nite White® EXCEL are less likely to get tooth sensitivity.

 

How long do the results last?

 

The teeth will always be lighter than they were. However, some patients may need periodic re-whitening for one or two days every one to two years, especially if they continue to use staining substances like caffeine or tobacco products.

 

The Discus Dental Whitening Process

  1. During your diagnostic visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This will allow your dentist to make custom gel-holding appliances called whitening trays. 2. At your second visit, you will be fitted with your custom trays. You will also be given the Discus Dental Whitening gel and specific instructions on how to administer it and how often to wear your trays. 3. Follow the take-home directions and those of your dentist, continuing to maintain proper oral hygiene through brushing and flossing

 

Discus Dental Whitening

Nite White® Classic and Nite White® Excel, our two most popular overnight whitening products are viscous gels available in 10% 16% and 22%, Peppermint Cream or Cherry flavors. Nite White® Classic is a carbamide peroxide formulation made with a neutral pH and our original 10% Nite White® Classic concentration is recognized by the American Dental Association with its Seal of Acceptance. Carbamide peroxide has been FDA approved for many years as an oral antiseptic and is now used for its tooth whitening capabilities. Nite White® Excel, another one of our innovations in overnight whitening is made with a revolutionary new blend technology, which will dramatically decrease sensitivity. If you prefer daytime bleaching, please ask your dentist about our newest line Day White™, a whitening gel worn for only 30 minutes twice a day. Whichever gel you choose to achieve a beautiful white smile, all Discus Dental whiteners utilize a mild solution which is dispensed to patients by a dentist, but is applied by the patient at home using a comfortable, inconspicuous tray.

“Only a dentist can get your teeth their whitest”

 

Tooth whitening is a well established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Furthermore, carbamide peroxide, the active ingredient, has been safely used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft tissue. The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, may take longer to respond to treatment. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the number of applications, or the duration of time that the system is used. Dr. Fallon is here to help maximize your smile. The introduction of Discus Dental Whitening means the whiter, brighter smile you’ve always dreamed of can be yours in just a few days!

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What is tooth whitening?

 

It’s actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution retained in a custom-fitted tray that is worn over your teeth.

 

What causes tooth discoloration?

 

There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, staining, nerve degeneration , and old restorations. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

 

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

 

Almost anyone. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective. A dentist may determine viable candidates for the process through a thorough oral examination and diagnosis. The Discuss Dental Whitening is ideal for patients who achieve healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile, day or night.

 

Is the process safe?

 

YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today.

 

How does it work?

 

The Discus Dental Whitening gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth color is made lighter.

 

Are there any side effects?

 

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. Patients using Nite White® EXCEL are less likely to get tooth sensitivity.

 

How long do the results last?

 

The teeth will always be lighter than they were. However, some patients may need periodic re-whitening for one or two days every one to two years, especially if they continue to use staining substances like caffeine or tobacco products.

 

The Discus Dental Whitening Process

  1. During your diagnostic visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This will allow your dentist to make custom gel-holding appliances called whitening trays. 2. At your second visit, you will be fitted with your custom trays. You will also be given the Discus Dental Whitening gel and specific instructions on how to administer it and how often to wear your trays. 3. Follow the take-home directions and those of your dentist, continuing to maintain proper oral hygiene through brushing and flossing

 

Discus Dental Whitening

Nite White® Classic and Nite White® Excel, our two most popular overnight whitening products are viscous gels available in 10% 16% and 22%, Peppermint Cream or Cherry flavors. Nite White® Classic is a carbamide peroxide formulation made with a neutral pH and our original 10% Nite White® Classic concentration is recognized by the American Dental Association with its Seal of Acceptance. Carbamide peroxide has been FDA approved for many years as an oral antiseptic and is now used for its tooth whitening capabilities. Nite White® Excel, another one of our innovations in overnight whitening is made with a revolutionary new blend technology, which will dramatically decrease sensitivity. If you prefer daytime bleaching, please ask your dentist about our newest line Day White™, a whitening gel worn for only 30 minutes twice a day. Whichever gel you choose to achieve a beautiful white smile, all Discus Dental whiteners utilize a mild solution which is dispensed to patients by a dentist, but is applied by the patient at home using a comfortable, inconspicuous tray.

Many of the patients who come to Dr. Fallon have little or nothing wrong with their teeth. Their concerns are in having a prominent display of gum tissue when they smile.

“Gummy” smiles are a very common problem, caused by overgrowth of the gum tissue, that then covers the teeth. This unsightly occurrence can be caused by a variety of things, including heredity, health conditions, and even the use of many common high blood pressure medications. These catalysts can cause a smile to look crooked when their is basically nothing wrong with the teeth. They can also cause gums to dominate the mouth, making the teeth seem almost secondary in appearance.

 

At Dr. Fallon’s, we use a newly-developed Diode Laser to effectively change the look and shape of the gums. The laser actually vaporizes the unnecessary and unsightly tissue, leaving healthy, normal-looking gums in place.

 

The Diode Laser is unmatched in its accuracy and effectiveness. The process takes only a few minutes for most, and there is usually very little discomfort. Most people return to work and normal activities the same day.

Cleaning, Flouride Treatments, Sealants, Perio charting, Root Planings, non-surgical Periodontal Treatments.

 

The health of your mouth can be a link to your overall health.

 

Good oral hygiene and regular visits with your hygienist and doctor will provide you with a long-lasting, attractive smile. In addition, the healthier your gums and teeth, the healthier the rest of your body.

 

Floss and Brush – the effect on your heart: “Periodontal disease, such as gingivitis, does not affect just the gums.  Any chronic infection stimulates your body to defend itself, and part of the response is to protect against bleeding with an increase in clotting tendency – a recipe for heart attack.” Mehmet Oz, MD  and Michael Roizen, MD

Five good things to know about bad breath.

  1. There are two types of bad breath

Transitory bad breath is caused by foods like garlic and onions and generally only lasts from 24 to 72 hours. Chronic bad breath does not improve over time. The “odor” of chronic bad breath results when bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue cause the formation of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC’s) in the form of hydrogen sulfides. This may be an ongoing problem requiring professional breath management.

  1. BreathRx fights both the cause and the effect of bad breath.

BreathRx contains Zytex ™, a unique and powerful dual-action complex that fights bad breath two ways: #1 – Zytex reduces the foul smelling volatile sulfur compounds which provide the “odor” of bad breath. #2 – Zytex kills the gram negative organisms responsible for the formation of VSC’s.

  1. Now, even chronic bad breath can be effectively managed.

There is no permanent cure for the cause of 90% of chronic bad breath. But now, thanks to BreathRx, the freshest possible breath can become a daily reality. In some instances, chronic bad breath is actually caused by underlying medical conditions like diabetes, sinusitis or emphysema. And in those rare situations, treating the disease could possibly eliminate the cause of the bad breath. Fortunately, your dentist can help diagnose the various types and causes of bad breath.

  1. Products that only mask bad breath are bad news.

Most over-the-counter products do not eliminate bad breath. They can only hide it temporarily. An independent study of fifteen mouthwash products showed that while they all masked bad breath after ten minutes, only a few were still working after a few hours. And when it comes to something as important as your breath, you shouldn’t rely on something that can let you down at any moment. Also, most mouthwash products contain alcohol that dries soft oral tissue and ultimately leads to even faster formation of odor causing bacteria. Additionally, a 1991 study quoted in the “Journal of the American Dental Association” indicated that mouthwashes “containing more that 25% alcohol could increase the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancers by about 50%.” Fortunately, that’s a risk you don’t have to take. Because 100% alcohol-free BreathRx kills both the cause and the resulting odors of bad breath. That’s how BreathRx outperforms other products that can only mask odor, or remain effective for only a matter of minutes.

  1. Even good friends won’t tell you about your bad breath.

We’ve all had friends, relatives and co-workers with less than fresh breath. We turn away when they talk, or shy away when they kiss. Why? Because there’s just no easy way to bring up such a sensitive subject. But the situation is far from hopeless. Your dental professional can assess your individual situation and provide the BreathRx products to help you maintain the freshest breath possible. Study available upon request.

Professional Formula BreathRx

Now, a professional breath management system is within your reach. An estimated forty million Americans have bad breath that never goes away. The medical term for this condition is chronic halitosis. And oddly enough, many people with chronic halitosis aren’t even aware of their problem breath. How is that possible? Because our sense of smell has an incredible ability to adjust to odors. Have you ever noticed how an offensive smell in a closed room seems to lessen over time? Believe it or not, the room’s odor doesn’t improve, your nose merely gets used to it. That’s why many people with chronic halitosis falsely believe their breath is perfectly fresh and normal. But now Dr. Fallon and BreathRx can help you face every day with the confidence that comes from knowing you truly have the cleanest, freshest breath possible.

Don’t Just Worry About Your Breath…….Manage it!

Begin and end each day by fighting the cause and the effect of bad breath. Brush with the BreathRx Purifying Toothpaste. Next, deep-clean the surface of your tongue with the Anti-Bacterial Tongue Gel and the Gentle tongue Scraper. Then, rinse with our Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse. While you’re on the go, try these handy BreathRx products that refresh your breath anywhere, anytime: Sugar-Free Breath Mints, Anti-Bacterial Breath Spray, Sugar-Free Halispheres ™ Gum.

Onlays

Onlays can be used many times in place of crowns, allowing preservation of more tooth structure.

Inlays

Inlays are tooth-colored restorations placed on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. They can be used instead or in place of silver fillings.

It is our pleasure to provide you with a relaxed atmosphere.

While you’re in our care, enjoy a paraffin wax hand treatment, cozy blankets, restful neck pillows and warm towels.

If you’re interested in further nourishing your body and soul, we recommend visiting AquaMedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch at Pier Village. The founder, Valentina Chistova, is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. You will be restored, renewed, reawakened.