Our Services


Preventive and Diagnostic


An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities.  Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.

During your examination, we will also perform an oral cancer screening using the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.

A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.

Many sports require athletes to use a Mouth Guard to protect their teeth while practicing and playing. Frequently used in contact sports, the mouth guard covers the gums and teeth to provide protection for lips, gums, teeth and arches. A properly fitted mouth guard can reduce the severity of dental injuries.

Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and interfere with talking and even breathing.

Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards, in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.

Your dentist can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.

Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.

We have been using low radiation digital radiography since the mid 1980’s. Goldbaum & Rosenberg dentists were one of the first practices to adopt this type of radiation because of decreased risk. Digital Radiography detects dental decay and other abnormalities with the least amount of radiation when compared to traditional x-rays.

Restorative



Drs. Goldbaum & Rosenberg only use a tooth colored material customized and matched to your teeth without any mercury. This resin based filling gives you the appearance of a natural tooth. All fillings from us are Mercury and Silver free.
Drs. Goldbaum & Rosenberg remain on the cutting edge with technology and evolution of materials. We use the latest materials without any metal giving you a more natural and healthier smile. Our patients tell us that it’s hard to tell the difference between their crowns and their natural teeth.

Bridges replace missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. A false tooth is held in place by being attached to a neighboring tooth. In order to fabricate a bridge, crowns are made for the teeth on either side of the space and a false tooth is placed in between the crowns, which act as supports. 

Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months.After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow custom made restorations such as crowns, bridges and dentures to be placed on the dental implants to complete your new smile.
 

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: Complete (Full) and Partial Dentures.

Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and is made to look like natural gums. The denture sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.

Removable Partial Dentures are made when only a few teeth need to be replaced. Removable partial dentures either attach to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is then attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. When worn during the day, removable partial implants can also be supported in place by dental implants. As opposed to being removable, partial dentures can also be anchored in place by being attached to dental implants.

Cosmetic



Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile: In-Office Bleaching and At-Home Bleaching.

In-Office Bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a laser light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent .

At-Home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time may vary from a couple hours a day, or all night, to up to four weeks or longer, if desired.

After cavities are cleaned, a composite filling to restore the tooth. Tooth colored fillings are safe and shaded to match the color of the tooth.
Our office offers metal-free ceramic/porcelain crowns that are shaded to match the color of your tooth. A dental crown restores missing tooth structure by surrounding the remaining coronal tooth structure after the decay is removed from the tooth. Crowns are necessary when the tooth is broken down to the point where a filling will not be effective. In order to effectively place a crown, tooth structure may be taken away to help create an esthetically pleasing fit.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for your teeth if they are cracked, chipped, discolored or crooked.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth. To place a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterwards, an adhesive layer is placed between the slightly prepped tooth and the veneer. The veneer is then hardened with a curing light.
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using as few as 4 implants as “anchors”.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, the All-On-4® treatment concept can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.

Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

With the All-on-4® treatment concept, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.

Our practice is experienced in the cosmetic design of your perfect smile. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds achieve the smile of their dreams.
Odontoplasty is the contouring and reshaping of your existing teeth to help improve the appearance of your smile.

Additional Services



Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface. 

Root canals are most often necessary when decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected.  When root canal therapy is performed, infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth chamber. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed to limit the possibility of future infection.   Soon after the root canal is performed, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or filling to protect the tooth and restore normal tooth function. 

A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removing your tooth, the area will be numbed with anesthesia. The tooth is then loosened using a special dental instrument known as an elevator. After it is loosened from the socket, it is gently removed by forceps, a dental instrument commonly used in dental extractions. Stitches may be necessary after the removal of a tooth. 

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is similar to a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (eating soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, Night Guard/Bite Guard). 

Snoring is simply the sound of resistance and turbulence in the upper airway. Contrary to popular belief, the sound of snoring does not come from the nose. Rather, snoring starts in the back of the airway. Behind the tongue, the oropharynx may become constricted during sleep.
  About 50% of the population snores. So, chances are you are very familiar with the sound of snoring.

During sleep, the muscles that keep the upper airway open and patently relax. This is more prominent during REM sleep, or dream sleep, when muscles are most relaxed. As the airway gets smaller, air turbulence increases. The soft tissue in the back of the throat vibrate. This is what causes the snoring sound.

The anti-snoring mouthpiece is one of the most effective anti-snoring devices.
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A Goldbaum and Rosenberg fabricated oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental sleep appliance developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery in most cases. By simply wearing the appliance while sleeping, your lower jaw (mandible) will be moved forward into a comfortable position, allowing relaxation of the tissues at the back of the throat and ensuring the base of the tongue does not collapse and block your airway, giving you a safe and soundless sleep. Most patients and practitioners prefer oral appliance therapy for its comfort, convenience and effectiveness.

Ask Drs. Goldbaum and Rosenberg and Rosenberg about our anti-snore device at your next appointment!

 

***Information provided by the American Sleep Association®

Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is an effective and safe sedation agent that is inhaled through a mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Mixed with oxygen, Nitrous oxide allows you to breathe normally through your nose and within minutes you should start to feel the effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some patient’s comment that their legs and arms feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel comfortable and calm. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the small mask is removed. Talk to the doctor about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.

Specialized Techniques



Laser dentistry helps avoid the use of traditional surgery and sutures by utilizing specialized lasers. Drs. Goldbaum and Rosenberg offer the following services:

  • Cosmetic reshaping of gum tissue
  • Biopsies
  • Frenectomy
  • Adjunct to restorative dentistry
As part of a comprehensive dental team, we can provide you with a one ­day solution to replacing your teeth. Whether you need one tooth, or a full set of upper and lower teeth, we employ state of the art technology and utilize implants and/or crowns to provide your new smile.