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By Signature Smiles, LLC
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Implant   Restoration  

At Signature Smiles, LLC, Dr. Carmela LaFalce dedicates herself to making Toms River, NJ, patients feel like the best version of themselves. When empty spaces in the mouth arise from decay, disease, or injury, the consequences can be detrimental to your mood, social life, and aesthetic. Fortunately, a dental implant restoration can put life back into your smile and everyday routine. To determine if you are a candidate, please schedule a consultation at our office. Read on for more information about the positive effects dental implants can have on your general wellness.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant consists of three parts - a titanium screw, abutment, and crown. The Toms River Dental Implant Restoration resembles a tooth's root, and different types range in size and shape. The best kind for your specific needs depends on approval from your dentist. These metal posts, or frames, are inserted into the jawbone during a minor procedure in our dental office. The screw and abutment work together so that the crown, which mirrors a natural tooth, can deliver a reinforced bite, revitalized self-esteem, and a younger-looking appearance.

When It's Time for Toms River Dental Implant Restoration

If you avoid eating your favorite foods because empty spaces in the mouth cause pain when chewing, this is only one reason to consider dental implants. They rehabilitate your entire smile when you struggle with one or more missing teeth. When teeth are weak, damaged, or decayed, the jawbone deteriorates, making you look older than your actual age. These restorations preserve the jawbone. The implants maintain and support facial structures for a more youthful appearance. They are also the only tooth-replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevents bone loss.

Caring for Dental Implants

Maintaining adequate oral care is necessary for protecting your investment. Although dental implants require the same consideration as natural teeth, they need extra attention to ensure optimal success. After completing your Toms River dental implant restoration, Dr. LaFalce provides you with aftercare instructions. These include brushing with a small, soft, manual or electric toothbrush, using low or nonabrasive toothpaste. You'll also need to floss around the abutments and use antimicrobial mouth rinse for added protection. Implants can last for a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene and visit our Toms River, NJ, office twice a year.

If you're embarrassed by one or more missing teeth and hide your smile because of it, consult with Dr. Carmela LaFalce to discuss how you might benefit from implant dentistry. During a consultation, she encourages patients to speak up about their smile goals, ask questions, and address any concerns that arise. For more information about dental implant restoration and other services provided at Signature Smiles, LLC, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Toms River, NJ, office, please call (732) 244-4114.

By Signature Smiles, LLC
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

At Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ, your dentist, Dr. Carmela LaFalce, and her team renew smiles with the latest and finest in cosmetic dentistry. From porcelain veneers to Opalescence teeth whitening and everything in between, cosmetic dentistry gives patients the WOW factor they want in their smiles.

What's your best look?

You know how you'd like your smile to change. Maybe you wish to eliminate stubborn stains, close some unattractive gaps or repair chips and cracks. Whatever you envision, Dr. LaFalce can help you achieve your goals, complement your facial appearance, boost your morale and keep your smile bright and strong.

What cosmetic services do you need?

At a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ, our dentist will help you explore your smile goals. She'll perform a comprehensive oral examination and suggest ways to improve your teeth and gums. Together, you'll decide on a plan suited to your goals and budget.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) states that people notice a beautiful smile before admiring any other physical feature. Additionally, the AACD says that even simple smile improvements improve self-esteem tremendously. So, with Dr. LaFalce's help, you'll look great and feel better, too.

Offered cosmetic services

Dr. Carmela LaFalce offers the latest in cosmetic techniques and quality materials as well. Your treatment plan could include:

  • Opalescence professional teeth whitening (both in-office and at-home versions), to brighten teeth marred by years of stains from tobacco, food, beverages and more
  • CEREC same-day porcelain crowns, crafted chair-side with optical/digital impressions and innovative design software
  • Porcelain veneers, shells of fine ceramic bonded to the front of teeth which have larger defects such as cracks, craze lines, gaps, crowding, uneven length, odd shape and more (in some cases may be manufactured and placed the same day via CEREC technology)
  • Composite resin bonding, an additive service utilizing a durable and lifelike blend of glass particles and acrylic

With a care plan in place, you'll be amazed at how your smile can be transformed!

Find out more

Make your renewed smile a reality. Contact Dr. Carmela LaFalce and her dedicated team at Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ, for a consultation: (732) 244-4114.



Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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