Blog Archive

Are Your Beverages Staining Your Teeth? Dec 1st, 2021

The holiday season is here. With it comes laughter and fun celebrating with family and friends, but some of the drinks you may enjoy as you spread cheer with during the holidays can cause unsightly dental stains.  At Dental Studios in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, experienced dentists Daniel Butensky,...

What Are Inlays and Onlays? Nov 1st, 2021

You may already be familiar with many types of dental restoration services, like fillings, veneers, crowns, and implants. But many people aren’t familiar with inlays and onlays and the benefits they provide for damaged and decayed teeth.  Our dentists — Daniel Butensky, DMD, Stephen T. Busby, DDS, and Meirrel Hosny,...

Improve Your Smile With Veneers Oct 3rd, 2021

Smiling and laughing are a natural part of life. But if you have smile imperfections, you may be used to covering up your grin or hiding your smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to let dental flaws control your smile any longer.  At Dental Studios in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey,...

Are The Stains on My Teeth Permanent? Sep 1st, 2021

Dental stains can affect your self-esteem and make you want to cover your less-than-pearly whites. While many tooth stains you see reside on the surface of your teeth, other discoloration can come from deeper within your tooth. At Dental Studios in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, many of our patients...

When Would I Need a Crown? Aug 4th, 2021

Dental crowns are custom-made, tooth-shaped dental prosthetics designed to fit comfortably over your entire tooth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramics, resin, stainless steel, gold, or a metal alloy.  If you’ve been told you need a crown to preserve your oral health, you’re not...

When Are All-on-4® Dental Implants the Best Solution for Me? Jul 4th, 2021

Are you missing several teeth? More than 36 million American adults do not have any teeth, but while knowing you’re not alone may help you feel better, it doesn’t solve the problems that missing teeth bring.  Missing teeth can interrupt your life, making normal activities like eating or talking more...

Why You'll Love Tooth-Colored Fillings Jun 23rd, 2021

Even the most conscientious person can end up with a cavity now and then. If you need dental work, you may worry about how your smile will be affected by fillings made from unsightly gold or amalgam, the mixture of liquid mercury and metal alloys traditionally used to repair tooth...

What Are Dental Crowns and Why Would I Need Them? May 11th, 2021

Chances are you’ve heard someone talk about getting a crown, or “dental cap,” as they’re sometimes called. But if you’re like millions of Americans, you may not know exactly what a crown is or why you might need one. From improving the appearance of your smile to protecting teeth that...

5 Smile Flaws Easily Remedied by Veneers Apr 15th, 2021

You want people to remember your smile for the right reasons — not because of your dental flaws! If you’re one of the millions of Americans struggling with problematic teeth, showing off your smile may sometimes be the last thing you want to do.  At Dental Studios in Summit and...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Mar 2nd, 2021

If discolored, yellow teeth are making you smile-conscious, you may have considered teeth whitening. But with so many choices — from whitening toothpaste to in-office laser treatments — it can be difficult to know what can do the best job to safely and effectively brighten your smile.  The dental experts...

Am I a Candidate for a Smile Makeover? Feb 1st, 2021

Have you ever found yourself looking in the mirror and thinking, “I wish my teeth looked better”? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh to prevent others from seeing your flawed smile? Maybe you have gaps between your teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, or teeth that are permanently discolored...

Gums Too High or Low? Laser Gum Reshaping Transforms Your Smile Jan 1st, 2021

Most people don’t give their gums a second thought, but for others, an uneven gumline means feeling self-conscious every time they smile or laugh. If you fall into the latter camp and your gums appear too high, too low, or uneven, laser gum reshaping can permanently transform your smile.  At...

4 Types of Dental Bridges and Which Is Right for You Dec 1st, 2020

Typically, when you hear the phrase, “bridge the gap,” it’s being used figuratively. But in the dental profession, bridging the gap is a literal expression. When you’re missing one or more teeth, dental bridges actually bridge that gap between your healthy remaining teeth.   Our knowledgeable general and cosmetic dentists here...

Missing Teeth? All-on-4 Implants Can Change Your Life Nov 5th, 2020

When your teeth are missing, or your mouth is causing you pain, dental implants save you time and money. Dental implants not only reduce pain and brighten your smile, but they can also last a lifetime. Their high success rate has made the All-on-4 procedure very popular with those who...

How a Perfect Smile Saves Your Teeth Oct 9th, 2020

Often when people think of what it means to have a perfect smile, the first thing that comes to mind is the cosmetic beauty of straight, white teeth. While the aesthetics of a perfect smile are a great motivator to fix your teeth, there are many more benefits beyond that...

Myths and Facts about Your Knocked Out Tooth Sep 14th, 2020

A knocked-out tooth is typically an unexpected dental emergency as well as a major cosmetic concern. You’ve probably heard some things about how you should handle the tooth or what you can do to save it, but how much of what you know is fact and how much is myth?...

All About Dental Implants Aug 13th, 2020

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have several options. If you want the one that’s most like your natural teeth, you want dental implants. At Dental Studios, in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, our expert team of dentists creates custom dental implants to permanently replace teeth.  If you...

Are Yellow Teeth a Cosmetic or Medical Issue? Jul 9th, 2020

Most Americans see bright, white teeth as something to be valued, and a beautiful set of pearly whites enhances your overall appearance for obvious aesthetic reasons. For many people, teeth whitening is part of their overall oral hygiene and dental routine.  If you have yellow teeth, or you did before...

When Are Dental Crowns Necessary? Jun 24th, 2020

Your smile says a lot about you. It even influences others’ first impression of you. However, if you’re missing a tooth or have a damaged one, your smile could be sending the wrong message.  A common cosmetic dental procedure, a crown improves both the form and function of your teeth,...

How to Fix a Cracked or Broken Tooth May 29th, 2020

Cracked or broken teeth usually happen at inconvenient times, and often when you bite into something hard. While the damage to your teeth may not be severe, it’s certainly something you don’t want to ignore. An unrepaired crack or chip can lead to tooth decay down the road, and more...

5 Most Common Questions About Dental Implants Mar 12th, 2020

You’ve lost a tooth or maybe several. Now what? You’ve heard about dental implants, but is this surgical tooth replacement procedure right for you?   First and foremost — and we can’t emphasize this enough — you should always replace missing teeth for the greater good of your mouth and your...

How to Get Rid of a Gummy Smile Feb 14th, 2020

Excessive gingival display, otherwise known as a gummy smile, is when your gum tissue overshadows your teeth. While a gummy smile isn’t always a sign of a dental problem, it can affect your self-confidence. So, what causes a gummy smile and can you get rid of it? Approximately 10%-29% of...

Sleep Apnea: It's More Than Just Snoring Dec 31st, 2019

Think the worst part of having sleep apnea is loud snoring or feeling tired all the time? Think again. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system.  Thankfully, there’s something you can do about it almost immediately: Get a...

Holiday Parties and Other Great Reasons to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Dec 1st, 2019

Getting ready for the holidays takes a lot of effort. Between shopping and decorating, you probably need to prepare a meal or two, bake cookies, and wrap presents. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could get a brighter, more beautiful smile in less time than it takes to bake your...

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt? Nov 1st, 2019

If you’re missing a tooth, you may have considered getting a dental implant. But maybe you’re holding back because you’re nervous about such a big procedure and all the pain it might bring. The truth is, getting dental implants is relatively painless: You’ve probably just psyched yourself out. Here’s everything...

Learn How Veneers Can Instantly Correct Gaps Between Teeth Oct 8th, 2019

Legendary model and actress Lauren Hutton may have starred in countless films, television shows, and high-end fashion campaigns over the course of her decades-long career, but she may be most famous for the small gap between her top front teeth that makes her smile so iconic.  While Hutton’s beauty, glamour,...

Why Crowns Are an Effective Solution To Restore Damaged Teeth Sep 1st, 2019

If you aren’t happy with your smile, your life is affected in ways that aren’t always immediately obvious. For example, when you feel self-conscious about your smile, you may seem guarded when you first meet people.  Damaged teeth and damaged self-image Self-consciousness can also affect your confidence, and that can...

The Many Benefits of All-on-4® Dental Implants Aug 2nd, 2019

It’s estimated that as many as 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Whether one or all, missing teeth can affect your speech, your ability to eat what you want, and your self-confidence. When it...

Learn About our Effective Snore Therapy Jul 2nd, 2019

Not all snorers have sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous sleep disorder, but snoring accompanies the most common type of the condition. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissues in the throat relax and collapse, blocking your airways as you sleep and forcing your brain to wake you. This can happen...

Why Dental Veneers Are the Most Versatile Treatment for Fixing Smile Flaws Jun 13th, 2019

When it comes to fixing your smile, our team at The Dental Studio in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, offers many techniques and services that can help. From whitening procedures to brighten a dull smile to implants to correct a gap, our dentists -- Drs. Daniel Butensky, Richard Procopio, and...

Dental Implants: There’s Never Been a Better Option for Replacing Missing Teeth May 16th, 2019

Nobody wants to join the more than half of US adults over age 20 who’ve lost at least one tooth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth due to an injury, illness, or tooth decay, you want to replace them to improve the look and function of your...

What Is Involved in a Smile Makeover? Apr 2nd, 2019

It’s hard to overstate the effect that a great smile can have, which speaks volumes long before you’ve said a word. To ensure that your opening salvo is one that will be remembered, a smile makeover may be just the ticket. And there are many ways to go about it....

Get Your Whitest Teeth With our Biolase Laser WhiteningTreatment Mar 27th, 2019

The quest for whiter teeth is common. There are literally hundreds of products available to the consumer offering teeth whitening benefits, and the service is the most requested cosmetic technique in dental practices across the country. With high demand comes widespread supply, and like any other field, there can be...

The Dental Studio’s Guide to Handling Common Dental Emergencies Feb 20th, 2019

A dislodged or broken permanent tooth, throbbing jaw pain, or gum inflammation are all common dental emergencies. The Dental Studio, with two convenient locations in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, offers same-day appointments for these and other problems that can’t wait. There are also steps you can take immediately following your dental...

Lots of Gain With No Pain: The Benefits of Laser Dentistry Jan 7th, 2019

It may seem brand-new to you, but dental professionals have been using lasers to provide minimally invasive treatment options for a wide variety of oral health issues since the mid-1900s. Dental laser technology has, of course, undergone significant changes since then, leading to even more improvement in treatment outcomes. These...