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The Differences Between Traditional Implant Dentures & All-on-4

March 10, 2018

Smiling senior man eating an appleWhen it comes to replacing numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth or a full row of teeth, traditional partial and full dentures only restore those parts of the teeth visible in your smile. Implant supported dentures restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth, but they aren’t always a great option for patients who have lost large amounts of healthy supportive bone and gum tissue. Luckily, there’s an innovative treatment that allows more patients than ever to receive an implant supported denture without the need for invasive preparatory grafting procedures. In this post, we’ll walk you through the differences between traditional implant dentures and All-on-4 to help you make an informed decision.
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The Six Step All-on-4 Tooth Replacement Process

November 15, 2017

All-on-4 denture modelIf you’ve never heard of All-on-4 implant dentures, you’re in good company. This innovative treatment option is still relatively new, but if you need of advanced tooth replacement, All-on-4 may be your best option. In six simple steps, All-on-4 allows a skilled dentist to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
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When to Replace a Filling?

July 28, 2017

woman with toothache needs a new dental fillingWhile the Florham Park dental office of John A. Carollo, DMD offers high quality restorations, nothing lasts forever – and that, unfortunately, includes dental fillings. Daily wear and tear take their toll on your fillings, but we can repair and replace these restorations. Every person and every restoration are different, but a properly placed filling crafted from high quality materials can last for decades. We will check your fillings for signs of potential damage at each of your six month checkups. Keeping these regular appointments is the best way to find out if a filling needs to be replaced. You can also keep reading to find out some of the early indicators of a need for filling replacement, and don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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Dental Implants in Madison Enjoy Great Longevity

October 17, 2016

The best tooth replacement is the dental implant in Madison. Durable and stable, implants replace one, two or entire arches of teeth for youthful smiles.

You want the best in home improvements, automobiles and your children’s education. What about replacing your missing teeth? Shouldn’t you desire the longest lasting, most functional and most natural-looking tooth replacement option? John Carollo DMD places dental implants in his Madison area office. A noted author and lecturer on all things dental, Dr. Carollo maintains that dental implants rarely fail and give patients the confidence and vibrant oral health they deserve.

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What are Madison All-On-4 dental implants?

June 10, 2016

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Madison All-On-4 dental implants support full dentures. Dr. John Carollo offers this option to patients wanting secure dentures and youthful looks.

Are you missing all of your upper or lower teeth or both? Are you tired of the slippage and slurred speech common to traditional dentures? Dr. John A. Carollo, Madison dentist, offers All-On-4 dental implants, a truly innovative way to anchor a full arch of dentures and to have the natural-looking, youthful smile and face you desire. (more…)

A Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign Dentist Florham Park?

October 6, 2015

woman straightening her smile with alignment tray from her Invisalign dentist florham park prefersIf you’ve got gapped, crowded or otherwise crooked teeth, you’ve probably been thinking about getting them fixed for awhile. And now you’re reading this blog post — that’s proof you’re ready to do something about those misaligned teeth. But what’s the best option for getting a straighter smile? The thought of metal brackets and wires sends most adults into a nervous panic, but there are other options — like invisible braces with Invisalign in Florham Park.
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Veneers Florham Park Residents Trust to Create a Perfect Smile

September 15, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to the veneers florham park residents loveStains, chips, unevenness–on one tooth or many, imperfections are noticeable to others and embarrassing to you. Short of refinishing with porcelain crowns or lengthy orthodontic treatment, what’s your solution? It could be Florham park porcelain veneers.
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Root Canal Therapy from Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ

March 15, 2015

480377293Root canal. Unfortunately, a bad reputation precedes it, and that’s just not fair! Thanks to advancements in dental procedures and the administration of dental anesthesia, root canal therapy is not painful. Moreover, a root canal can help you save a tooth rather than go the route of extraction. Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, expertly and gently performs root canal therapy, so you can focus on life and not your aching tooth.

One of the primary indications of the need for a root canal is a toothache. A toothache typically occurs when a tooth becomes infected. To understand how this can happen, let’s first look at the structure of a tooth. Enamel is the protective, outer surface of a tooth. The next layer is dentin, which is softer and more sensitive. At the core of each tooth is dental pulp. With nerve and lymph tissue as well as blood vessels, the pulp is the tooth’s lifeline. If the pulp becomes infected, whether because of severe decay or traumatic injury, then the tooth begins to die. Allowed to progress, this infection can spread to the gums, jawbone and even further.

Root Canal to the Rescue

With a root canal, Dr. Carollo can arrest the infection, eliminate the pain and save the tooth. And the procedure is actually rather straightforward. Once you are comfortable and the tooth and surrounding tissue are adequately anesthetized, Dr. Carollo accesses the pulp to clear the infection and any accompanying debris. The pulp chamber is then filled with an anti-bacterial, biocompatible material and then sealed. After a few weeks when Dr. Carollo is certain that you’ve healed well, he will likely want to place a permanent crown on the tooth to restore its appearance and normal function. Until then, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect the tooth after root canal therapy.

Call Our Office Today

If you suspect that you may have an infected tooth, then call the office of Dr. Carollo to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy. We serve patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.

Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile’s Natural Beauty and Health

October 23, 2014

184898853Despite the many advances of modern dentistry, including everything from fluoride toothpaste to periodontal disease therapy, people still have missing teeth. Sometimes due to decay and sometimes due to traumatic injury, a missing tooth has obvious cosmetic consequences. But did you know that there can also be repercussions to your oral health as well as your overall health? One missing tooth can lead to the misalignment of other teeth and an uneven bite, or even bone loss. And missing teeth can make chewing difficult, which may lead to a compromised diet.

Fortunately, Dr. John A. Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, specializes in several types of dental implants, which have become the restorative option of choice for one or more missing teeth. Dr. Carollo and his team will carefully examine your unique situation to determine which dental implant procedure is best for you.

The Choice of Dental Implant Procedures

Dr. Carollo can replace one missing tooth with a single tooth implant. First, a small post is implanted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. When that heals in about six to 12 weeks, an abutment is placed on the post and that holds the new tooth, or crown, in place. The crown is made from a model based on impressions of your teeth.

In a case where a patient has lost all of their upper or lower teeth, Dr. Carollo uses the All-on-4™ technique, which consists of a dental prosthesis that is held in place by four strategically placed dental implants. This treatment is usually completed in one day, and the results come much closer to the look and feel of natural teeth.

For a patient who does not have sufficient bone volume to support dental implants, there are zygomatic implants, which are embedded into the cheekbone where there is enough bone support. The entire process is computer guided, so treatment and healing time are much faster.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, then call the office Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, today. Dr. Carollo and his team also serve patients from Livingston, Morristown and Milburn and areas throughout northern New Jersey.