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GENERAL DENTISTRY

Complete Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

WILLIAM BOHROD, D.M.D.



William Bohrod, D.M.D. | Springfield, NJ 07081 Dentistry

Our office provides all types of general dentistry.  Dr. Bohrod has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1983 and constantly updates his skills with seminars and courses in every aspect of dental care.  We provide high quality Family Dentistry,  Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Therapy and Periodontics, as well as Crown and Bridge, Oral Surgery, and Children's Dentistry.

 

Dr. Bohrod is especially skilled in placing Veneers and Cosmetic Bondings and treating patients with special needs.

 

Our dental hygienist also continuously updates her skills with courses and seminars, and is proficient in all aspects of hygiene with emphasis on prevention.  We provide top quality care for patients who have had periodontal surgery and need special attention.

 

Do you hesitate to smile because you believe your teeth are damaged? Worry no more! With over 30 years of experience in General Dental Care, our professionals offer the best care available. If you are currently experiencing issues with your teeth, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bohrod.

Don't forget to smile

  • Have the look, feel and function of natural teeth

  • Do not have to be removed for maintenance or cleaning

  • Aid in restoring lost chewing capabilities

  • Support the cheeks and lips

  • They help to improve your appearance

Advantages of crowns

Visit us for an array of Dental Care that meets all of your needs. We tailor our recommendations to each patient's individual needs. We also offer procedures for TMJ, Wisdom Teeth Extractions and Root Canal Therapy.

Personable and friendly dental care

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Supplement your beauty with beautiful teeth with the help of our talented staff.

Call 973-379-7300 today!

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Cosmetics

Dr. Bohrod and his staff has over 30 years worth of clinical experience in producing the highest quality Cosmetic Dentistry for their patients.

 

Dark stains, unsightly spaces and malpositioned or crooked teeth are treatable by using the newest, most reliable techniques available. Veneers, Laminates, Crowns and Bondings are effective ways of getting that beautiful smile.

 

Veneers and Laminates:

 

Veneers and Laminates can be used to change the shape or color of permanent teeth.  They can effectively correct gaps in teeth as well as teeth that are unevenly worn or chipped.

 

Veneers are usually made from porcelain or bonding material in the shape of customized shells that can be cemented to the facial aspect of your permanent teeth.    They can be used to change the esthetics of one unsightly discolored or chipped tooth or multiple teeth in both arches.

 

Good oral hygiene is imperative to maintain these restorations in their optimal cosmetic condition.

 

Crowns: 

 

Crowns can also be used to achieve a great cosmetic result.  These restorations are usually made of porcelain and are best used in situations where large amounts of teeth and tooth surfaces have been damaged.  (Please see our section on Crowns and Bridges.)

 

Bondings:

 

Bonding with composite resin is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive way of changing the shape or shade of teeth.  Bonding can be done in one office visit, and patients can leave the office with a great new look.

Childrens Dentistry

It is vital to get your children off to a healthy start in their dental lives. The "baby" or primary teeth are important in the development of the face, learning to speak, as well as eating and chewing foods and keeping an attractive smile.  The general health of your child can be compromised if the primary teeth are not cared for properly.  Tooth decay in primary teeth can also affect the eruption and development of the permanent teeth.  Premature loss of baby teeth can cause facial deformities and permanent teeth to erupt in poor position.

 

We recommend young children visit our office as early as possible. Having the young child come with the parent or older sibling will allow the child to observe and learn how positive a hygiene visit can be. Our goal is to create an environment where a positive, caring, nurturing relationship can develop between Dr. Bohrod, his staff and our young patients.  At this visit,  we will do a comprehensive examination that evaluates the child for tooth decay, tooth positioning problems, and any other head and neck issues.  Our hygienist will spend time teaching our young patients proper brushing technique, healthy foods, and providing a sound basis for future prevention. Fluoride will be provided to aid in preventing decay.

 

When indicated, X-rays will be used to help diagnose and plan care.  At this visit, any orthodontic issues can be discussed and referred for treatment to our orthodontist.

 

Tips for making the first visit fun:

  • Try to create the atmosphere of a fun outing.

  • Schedule an office interview to allow the child to get acquainted.

  • Bring the child with you on your visit and be a good role model.

 

Things to avoid:

  • Don't use the dental visit as a threat or punishment for not brushing or poor diet.

  • Don't let the child sense any anxieties the parent may have regarding dental care.

  • Don't bribe your child with presents or gifts.

  • Don't let anyone scare your child with "dental horror stories".

 

Our goal in treating young children is to establish a trusting relationship that will allow for the development of good preventive habits and a healthy smile.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges are a great way of filling in spaces caused by the premature loss of permanent teeth.  Crowns and Bridges are bonded or cemented into place and can only be removed by the dentist.  They are a permanent restoration.

 

This type of restoration will improve your appearance by helping to maintain the natural shape of your face and support your lips and cheeks.  It will improve your dental health and allow for better chewing of your food.  

 

The advantages of fixed Crowns and Bridges include:

  • They have the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

  • They are not removed from the mouth to maintain or clean.

  • They aid in restoring lost chewing capabilities.

  • They support the cheeks and lips.

  • They help to improve your appearance.

Dentures and Removable Partial Dentures

Dentures are a good way of restoring function and replacing missing teeth when there are no teeth left in an entire arch.  Dr. Bohrod has extensive experience in treating  edentulous patients and uses the most exact impression techniques available.  We have top quality laboratories available that help us produce the best fitting and most esthetic dentures possible in the shortest period of time.  

 

Removable partial dentures can be used to restore spaces in multiple areas of an entire arch.  These are taken out of the mouth for cleaning and are attached to the teeth with either metal clasps or fabricated with  hidden clasps that allow for better esthetics.

 

Replacing missing teeth will allow a patient to chew better and improve appearance as well as improve the quality of speech.

Root Canal Therapy

Natural teeth can last your whole life.  If one of your teeth becomes injured or decayed, usually it can be saved through a procedure called Root Canal Therapy.  Dr. Bohrod has extensive experience in saving teeth through this procedure.

 

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root Canal Therapy involves making a small access opening through the bite surface of the tooth, removing all decayed areas of the tooth, and removing damaged tissue inside of the tooth.  The damaged tissue is replaced with material that seals off the root canal from the surrounding tissue.  In the past, severely damaged teeth were extracted and lost.  This procedure allows the patient to keep the tooth longer.  

Usually, treatment requires one to three visits as there are several steps in the process of completing successful Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy.  After the tooth is anesthetized, so the patient experiences no discomfort, the procedure can be completed in a series of half hour visits.

After successfully completing the procedure, a crown is usually placed on the treated tooth.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the tissues and bone that surround and support the tooth.  As the disease progresses, a pocket develops that will lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss.  The enlarged pockets are havens for harmful bacteria and make it extremely difficult to practice effective oral hygiene.  

Periodontal disease is caused when specific bacteria in dental plaque produce toxic substances and enzymes that irritate the gum tissue and cause inflammation around the tooth.  This will damage the attachment of the bone and gum tissue to the tooth root.  

Smoking, diabetes, medications, ill-fitting bridges, oral contraceptives, heredity and poor oral hygiene all play a role in the progression of this dental disease.  It has also been shown in studies that periodontal disease can be passed from parents to children and between couples.

In our office, we provide a full range of periodontal services including hygiene, surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. The focus is on prevention, as this is the most effective way to minimize the effects of periodontal disease.

 

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Gum tissue that bleeds or is tender and swollen

  • Recession of the gum tissue

  • Bad breath

  • Pus between the teeth

  • Any changes in the positions of teeth

  • Changes in the fit of dental appliances

 

Women, especially, have specific issues relating to their periodontal health, such as monthly cycles, oral contraceptives, pregnancy and menopause.  Dr. Bohrod has over 20 years experience in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Bohrod is proficient in all aspects of surgery, including tooth extraction, and periodontal surgeries.

Bleaching and Tooth Whitening

We have available all types of bleaching systems, including in-office one hour Professional Whitening Systems, as well as, numerous home bleaching options.  An examination and consultation will help Dr. Bohrod and you determine the best option for your needs.

 

Dr. Bohrod has extensive experience in Cosmetic Dentistry and Bonding as well.  Please see our section on Cosmetic Dentistry for more information.