Michael A Izzo DDS PC is your one stop location for almost every dental need.
30+ years of experience means we've seen it all and we're confident we can help you with any dental issues you are experiencing.
To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a composite resin material (matched perfectly to your tooth shade) is applied to your teeth to improve your smile. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them. Bonding your front teeth actually requires minimal preparation of the tooth. Anesthesia is usually not needed unless there is an old restoration or decay present. The tooth is roughened with a conditioning gel to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied and cured with an ultraviolet light, shaped, and polished to its final appearance. Many people are surprised to find how easily this procedure can fix minor imperfections that bothered them about their smile. Schedule an appointment to discuss if this will work for you, soon!
Also called tooth reshaping, this type of recontouring focuses on removing small chips or imperfections in a patient's tooth. When only minor alterations are needed to change the shape or size of a tooth, your dentist may be able to simply "buff out" tiny areas of enamel to change the look of your teeth. If you think you are in need of this procedure, talk to your dentist. They will assess the teeth in question, take an x-ray if necessary and discuss the expectations of this treatment.
A cavity is a pit in your tooth where decay has started to form, eating away your actual tooth structure. Cavities gradually dissolve the hard enamel that covers your teeth and protects the softer, more sensitive interior of your teeth. Most of the time, a cavity will not hurt until it has extended down into that more sensitive layer of your tooth, and by that time, you may need a more expensive restoration, such as a crown or a root canal. Left unfilled, a cavity can work its way into your tooth's interior and ultimately destroy it.
Should the need for a filling be diagnosed, your dentist will remove the decayed area of the tooth with a small drill. The tooth is numbed so you do not feel this. There are several options for the filling material available, some of which match the color of your tooth and are less noticeable. The material chosen after a discussion between you and your dentist is placed into the prepared area of that tooth and then adjusted to restore the tooth to its proper form and function. Your dentist will check for cavities at every preventive visit and can help you choose which type of restoration is right for you.
Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth.
Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as: teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching, chipped or worn teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth. Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Your dentist will help you choose the material that is best for you. Each type of veneer has its own benefits.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances. One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains. Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel. Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains.
We offer two different whitening procedures:
The first is a tray, made from impressions from your teeth, that comes with a supply of professional grade gel used to refill the trays.
The second is a one-time use and one size fits all professional whitening system called Opalescence which has proved successful for many patients as well.
Contact us today about which option may work best for you!
Traditional braces are necessary when a dental patient has major cosmetic issues, like a severe overbite or major crowding. But if a patient has a few minor tooth imperfections, like a slightly crooked smile, small gaps or teeth that have moved out of position, Invisalign braces may be an option.
Invisalign, although they're often called braces, is actually an orthodontic system that uses a set of clear plastic trays to align the teeth into a better position. The trays are designed to fit over each individual patient's teeth, so they must be custom-designed. This system helps millions of dental patients across the world achieve their ideal smiles.
Invisalign trays work by forming a new model for the patient’s teeth to adjust to over time. With each tray change, the teeth continue to move. The trays are created by an advanced technology that can map out how to adjust the teeth into a more attractive and healthy position. After taking impressions, this computer technology shapes and forms each tray in the treatment plan. Many patients have their ideal smile in under a year. Another benefit is that the patient can often wear Invisalign braces without them being noticed. And while traditional metal braces can’t be removed, trays can be taken off when needed for eating and important meetings.