General Dentistry in Old Tappan

Preventive Treatment

The key to keeping a healthy dentition is detecting and stopping problems early and preventing serious issues from developing in the first place. We will provide you with the knowledge you need in order for you to keep a long-term healthy condition.

  • Comprehensive Check-ups and Cleanings.
  • Complete Dental and Periodontal (gum) Exam.
  • X-rays to detect decay, bone loss, or tumors.
  • CBCT scan for implant planning and TMD diagnosis.
  • Oral Cancer Screening.
  • Sealants & Fluoride Treatment.
  • Emergency services: Includes root canals, extractions, and wisdom teeth evaluation.
  • Patient Education.
five images of decayed teeth with existing failing amalgam fillings

Restorative Services

Bringing Back Your Smile

Life often takes its toll on teeth, causing chips, fractures, breaks, or even tooth loss. But such problems don’t have to deter you from your long-term dental health. Our approach to restorative care is to help you bring back a strong, healthy smile as soon as possible, then work with you to maintain its integrity over the long run.

Our practice focuses on the artistic capability of dentistry by using metal-free technology. This allows the doctor to create highly aesthetic crowns, bridges, and inlays/Onlays that have a natural, lifelike appearance. In addition, tooth-colored fillings that eliminate the need for silver material are provided by Dr. Fung with excellent results.

Restorative Composite Dental Fillings (nonmetal options)

Tooth-Colored Composite “resin” Restorations

In the past, dentists filled and sealed cavities exclusively using silver and mercury amalgam. Unfortunately, these fillings (or restorations) often weaken teeth due to the large amount of the original tooth that has to be removed leading to fracture of tooth structure. Modern dentistry has turned to composite fillings as a strong, safe, and more natural-looking alternative. Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. They are strong and are color-matched to the natural tooth, making them “invisible”.

Unhealthy Amalgam Fillings and Tooth-Colored Composites
Women Performing General Dentistry Treatment in Old Tappan

Periodontal Treatment (Gum Therapy)

Eliminate periodontal (Gum) Disease & gum abscesses.

A tremendous percentage of the general population has some level of chronic gum disease without even realizing it. That’s because it’s a silent problem that often goes undetected until it’s a serious problem that can lead not only to tooth loss but also to other systemic health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Refer to the following links for more information:

American Heart Association News – Bad toothbrushing habits tied to higher heart risk

Harvard Health Publishing – Gum disease and heart disease: The common thread

And that’s why we are so diligent and detail-oriented in our charting and observation of your periodontal health status while you’re here. Our charting gives us a baseline from which to monitor your gums’ health in future visits, and our cleanings protect you from the unwanted accumulation of disease-causing tartar.

  • Detailed Charting
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Deep and Regular Cleanings
  • Antimicrobial treatment
  • Necessary Surgery

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing (deep cleaning) – This type of cleaning monitors and prevents periodontal disease. It is non-surgical and works to remove any tartar buildup between your gums and teeth.

Contact our office to make an appointment for your comprehensive examination.

Our Dental Services

Quality and affordable dentistry

Our dental office offers a range of gentle but highly effective dentistry services that aren’t common, but they should be! With them, we can uplift your smile using the latest, proven techniques.