Esthetic (Cosmetic) dentistry was revolutionized in the early 90’s with the development of true adhesive for porcelain and resin. The biggest challenge of keeping the natural-looking restorations glued to teeth was finally overcome.
Another “game-changer” was brought into the field of cosmetic dentistry when the “soft” porcelain was introduced in the early 2000’s. This “new and improved” porcelain did not need the metal frame and more resilient than conventional porcelain for better wear and also looked more natural than ever before possible.
Dr. Jong had an early experience in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry since the 80’s and decided to pursue his training further in the field of esthetics. After his residency program, he went on to the post-doctoral program in esthetic dentistry at University of Buffalo, and earned his certificate of completion in 1999.
They say that our appearances are only “skin-deep”. Quite on the contrary, they run “deep”, in our minds, affecting our self-confidence, positive attitude, social life, eventually affecting our success in life. Evidences are in the photos – before and after photos, that is. We see them all too often during our before and after photo sessions. Smiles that are crooked, forced, unnatural before the make-over become brighter, wider and more natural and attractive after the patients witness the results they like.
Our patients benefit from Dr. Jong’s expertise in comprehensive cosmetic make-over and experience an incredible transformation. We offer you a complete treatment options including possible orthodontics and implant services, to provide you with the best possible outcome, tailored to your specific needs.
Call us today for your concerns and we will arrange a complementary consultation where you may find a “new and improved” smile for yourself, along with a new level of self esteem!
This beauty pageant contestant had six weeks for a smile make over
This is a typical natural look we recommend for most people. She won a second place.
This is an example of a “Hollywood smile” for people who work under strong lighting for modeling.
Severe stains such as this tobacco stain could not be remedied with anything less than total porcelain make over.
Often, patients who undergo such dramatic transformation end up giving up smoking, a healthy side-effect.
Cosmetic Aspects of Implants
Dental implants have become a standard of care in recent years in many states, including NY and NJ, meaning it should be considered as one of the primary treatment options. It certainly has come a long way from being the “exotic treatment” for the chosen few from just a decade ago.
Dr. Jong is one of few general practitioners who can plan and perform all phases in implantology including sinus lift, extraction and immediate placement, bone graft, 3D assisted flapless
surgery (AKA All-On-Four type) to complete restoration. The ability to perform complete course of treatment under one roof helps better control of the outcome, to benefit our patients.
Much of Dr. Jong’s surgical training, starting from his Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in 1993, has been focused on “Atraumatic Technique”, meaning “gentle as possible” surgery
with his light hands. Virtually all our surgical patients experience no significant discomfort during recovery. This is evidenced by the lack of prescription painkillers in our office.
Dental implant has historically been one of the most successful medical procedures, tipping the scale at over 95% success rate, and it serves as a wonderful “rescue procedure” when infamous root canal procedures fail and tooth must be lost. It also has served to anchor removable dentures so now they no longer have to “float around” and perform like your own teeth in most cases.
With his advanced cosmetic background, Dr. Jong can provide you with an utmost aesthetic result with implant even in the front teeth area, where implants suffer a visual compromise quite often.
Surgical Planning : 2D vs. 3D
Our office is equipped with a state-of-the-art 3D CT scan to aid in treatment planning of dental implant surgery. The 3D CT scan gives the doctor much clearer and more precise information to help achieve greater result, be it a dental implant, orthodontics, root canal, sleep apnea evaluation or TMJ management.
3D CT scan for dentists are generally available at “imaging centers” where patients would need to schedule for a scan, then wait for the result, then plan for the procedure, resulting in few weeks of waiting time. We are proud to offer all-inclusive services for the dental treatment planning from start to finish under one roof for our patient’s convenience. This is just one of many examples of Dr. Jong’s dedication and expertise in technological advancement.
Vast majority of the orthodontic cases fall into this category.
Opposite of crowding.
Either due to congenital reason or habit, such as thumb sucking may cause the condition.
Opposite of Open Bite situation.
Class II (Over Bite)
Often caused by skeletal reason.
Class III (Under Bite)
Underbite can sometimes be reversed to become class I bite. Sometimes it needs to be stabilized as class III for functional reason.
P & I
AKA phase 1, removable appliances can be used for younger patients who have severe discrepancy in jaw growths, to help orthodontic treatments later.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT OPTIONS
Advanced General Dentistry
Dr. Jong utilizes his extensive training in caring for the most timid and phobic patients so that much of the time, the entire procedure is painless, even the needle itself. Our office staff witness this on a daily basis, it’s simply amazing.
Equipped with the most cutting edge instruments and technique, Dr. Jong performs routine fillings without the use of needles. As we say all the time, welcome to the 21st century dentistry!
If there is an anxiety issue, a sweet gas (nitrous oxide) is available for those who prefers it. Most often, our patients gradually come out of the gas treatment after several visits with us, since the experiences are so gentle and non-intimidating. We always encourage our patients to overcome the need for gas with our doctor, and, quite often it works!
Our complete list of treatments are too many to list, but here are some of the more common treatments.
No needle, micro filling that you don’t even feel that you are having a cavity worked on.
Digital X-rays and Panoramics
Up to 85% less radiation compared to the old film X-rays. That means you can have an annual update series of six X-rays for less than one film of conventional X-ray!
We mill our own crowns and veneers so you can have them placed in record time with minimal discomfort.
Dr. Jong has not used a mercury-based fillings since he took the board in 1993. White fillings outlast mercury fillings and look and feel far better as well, it is the best there is.
Often gum procedures are bloody and cause swelling. Dr. Jong’s early trainings in Laser and Radio surgery almost always result in “Zero Bleeding Procedures”. Of course, less discomfort and complication goes without saying.
Our tightly controlled soft tissue management program result in far less need for advanced periodontal surgeries for you to go through via rigorous screening and maintenance protocol. We do thorough periodontal exam to establish custom tailored maintenance plan for you. All you need to do is to follow our guideline for the long-cherished healthy gum and bone.
Intra Oral Camera and other visual aids
Good communication is an absolute must in a doctor-patient relationship. “You see what I see” is the idea behind the Intra Oral Camera. Words are seldom necessary with these clear pictures in understanding the situation.
Single-Visit Root Canal Therapy
Often we hear from new patients that they dread the concept of root canals, citing multiple visits with so much pain in between visits. Dr. Jong is a master at the single-visit root canals where pain and suffering are minimized. We routinely hear from our root canal patients that they didn’t feel a thing and was amazed!
Dentistry For Our Kids
We recommend that our young ones to be brought in between 2-3 years of age. Much of the time, it’s just getting used to the trip to the dentist. By starting early, we can make them good dental patients for life with good hygiene habits. Sealants and Fluoride treatments will strengthen the baby teeth while custom mouth guards will protect the teeth from physical trauma from sports activities.
Almost all adult dental phobic patients recite their childhood’s bad experience and it is very hard to get undone. It’s best to start them early, and start them right.
All of our hygienists and staff are excellent with kids and all of our little patients love them back, of course!