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Routine cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, oral cancer screenings, and root canal therapy are just a few of the many advanced dental care options Cornerstone Dental offers to address all of your dental needs. In addition to the top-quality cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures available at our practice, such as porcelain veneers and dental implants, our dentists offer a comprehensive range of general and family dental care to help maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. John D. Beckwith has been a practicing dentist for more than 30 years, and is a member of some of the most respected dental and orthodontic associations in the world. He has placed great emphasis throughout his career on continued dental education, training in the latest techniques to help patients achieve successful results that have both aesthetic and functional benefits. Our entire team of experts at Cornerstone Dental are here to give you a first-class dental experience and the results you expect and deserve.
The professional dental team at Cornerstone Dental utilizes advanced technology and techniques which provide optimum comfort to perform oral examinations and evaluations. A regular oral exam should be performed at least twice each year to ensure you are maintaining good dental health and to identify any problems as early as possible. Our dentists use the DIAGNOdent diagnostic laser in oral exams – a state-of-the-art laser system that reduces the need to probe your teeth with metal instruments for signs of decay. DIAGNOdent’s laser painlessly identifies microscopic areas of the teeth that are affected by decay. This laser detection system can help you address problems earlier and prevent more serious dental issues from occurring later.
For all of our oral exams, our dentists utilize state-of-the-art intra-oral, or IO cameras. These very small cameras can take extraordinarily high-quality images of areas inside your mouth and then relay them to a computer monitor. You are able to view the images with our dentist and see exactly what he sees, helping you to better communicate with him about potential problems and effective treatment options.
Early detection for oral cancer is vital for improving chances of survival from this life-threatening condition. Our dentists use the advanced VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System, a painless and very quick exam that’s capable of more thoroughly identifying potentially cancerous or pre-cancerous growths that may be missed in a routine evaluation. With VELscope technology, a small light will be shone onto the inside of your mouth that illuminates any tissues that may exhibit warning signs for cancer. Oral cancer screenings should be undertaken at least once a year, and at least twice per year for patients who use tobacco products. With early diagnosis, the chances of successful treatment for oral cancer are greatly increased.
In addition to state-of-the-art and effective dental treatments for adults, our experienced dentists offer comprehensive pediatric dental care for younger patients. With tooth-colored fillings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, orthodontics, and many more options, Cornerstone Dental provides a number of procedures designed to help your child maintain healthy teeth and gums, treat common dental issues, and prevent problems that can occur later in life. Our team makes every effort to ensure children and adolescents are given the most comfortable and anxiety-free experience possible through high quality family dental care.
A dental cleaning from the professionals here at Cornerstone Dental helps maintain the health of your teeth and gums and aids in the prevention of serious dental conditions. At least two dental cleanings per year is recommended. Our hygienists utilize state-of-the-art dental technology to ensure your teeth are cleaned as thoroughly and comfortably as possible.
Fluoride treatments are just as important for adults as they are for children. These quick, routine dental treatments help to decrease the risk of developing tooth decay and cavities. With regular fluoride treatments, you can further enhance your chances of maintaining excellent oral health.
Sealants help to prevent decay and cavities on the back teeth. Made of durable plastic, sealants are placed over the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent bacteria from entering small crevices and ultimately causing cavities. Often utilized in pediatric dentistry procedures, sealants can help children avoid decay on the teeth for many years to come.
Endodontics is a field of dentistry specializing in root canal therapy. When a tooth has become severely decayed due to fracture, injury, gum disease, or other factors, a root canal is often necessary to save the tooth from extraction and even risks to your health. Teeth that are damaged in this way can be very painful and sensitive, and can ultimately form an abscess if left untreated. During a root canal, infected nerve tissue is removed and the chamber holding the nerves is sterilized to destroy any remaining bacteria. The area is then sealed, and the tooth is then strengthened with a natural-looking porcelain crown, which is designed to provide both functional and aesthetic benefits for years to come.
Dental emergencies can arise from an abscess, an injury, or a number of other factors causing severe pain or possible tooth loss. Our team of experts at Cornerstone Dental are here to help in the event of a dental emergency. Please call (908) 359-2121 for assistance.
Our goal is to help you minimize the risk and expense of emergency treatment. We take the time to design a lifetime treatment plan to help you avoid the possibility of a broken tooth or unforeseen pain. This includes consistent continuing care visits to have your teeth cleaned and checked.
Our dentists utilize high-powered dental magnification technology in all procedures here at Cornerstone Dental. These advanced magnifying telescopes and light sources are built into the glasses worn by our dentist so that they can see everything in intricate detail at all times. This technology provides the vital ability to perform concise and meticulous work on your teeth and gums, and helps to ensure the best possible aesthetic and functional results as well as better healing.
At Cornerstone Dental, we employ very high standards of safety and infection control, utilizing state-of-the-art processes to make sure each patient undergoes a sterilized and clean treatment process. Our dental team uses disposable instruments as often as possible, and our non-disposable instruments are meticulously sterilized, disinfected, and cleaned after each use. Our infection control standards are also continuously applied to our treatment rooms, providing each patient with a clean and disinfected environment for every procedure.
For more information on our advanced dental care procedures, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, please contact Cornerstone Dental today.