As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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Restorative Dentistry in Princeton, NJ

Protect Your Smile

When your smile isn’t complete, it can be challenging to lead a life full of confidence. Whether you suffer from dental trauma or oral health conditions, a smile can sometimes use a dental restoration. You don’t have to suffer from a damaged smile any longer. If you’re looking for a restorative dentist in Mercer County, NJ, Dr. Cortese has the tools and skills to restore your smile.

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry focused on restoring the health, function, and appearance of your smile. At our Princeton, NJ dental practice, restorative dentistry involves diagnosing and treating issues crucial to a smile's health and function, including broken, damaged, or missing teeth. If Dr. Cortese deems dental restoration necessary, he takes the time to thoroughly educate our patients as to the variety of options available.

Restorative Dentistry in Princeton, NJ

Our Restorative Dentistry Services

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that mimic natural tooth roots and are topped with realistic replacement teeth. Implants replace the entirety of a missing tooth and the titanium post helps prevent jawbone deterioration and premature wrinkling.

Porcelain Dental Crowns

When a tooth is badly damaged, Dr. Cortese can fit a custom-sculpted porcelain dental crown over the tooth. The crown helps strengthen your tooth and protect it against future decay and infection.

Porcelain Dental Bridges

In some cases, a dental bridge is the best way to replace a tooth that has been lost or removed. Bridges are authentic-looking replacement teeth grounded by a porcelain dental crown on either side. Bridges can be secured with or without implants, making them a stable, long-lasting alternative for patients who can’t undergo implant placement.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

When a tooth becomes infected or damaged and needs to be filled and repaired, tooth-colored white fillings can repair the damage. These fillings also blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a natural look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for restorative dentistry treatments?

To make an ideal candidate for restorative dentistry, Dr. Cortese looks for these factors:

  • Missing teeth
  • Weakened or worn-down teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Irreparable damage

How long does a dental restoration treatment take?

The duration of your dental restoration depends on your individual needs and the treatment you choose. For example, a tooth-colored filling can take one appointment to complete whereas dental implants require multiple appointments at our Princeton, NJ office. During your consultation with Dr. Cortese, he’ll provide you with an estimated treatment plan timeline.

Restore Your Smile at Princeton Prosthodontics

Our expert dentist, Dr. Cortese is well-qualified to apply restorative dentistry techniques and artistry to restore functionality and beauty to your smile. If you’re interested in restoring your smile, existing patients can call our Princeton, NJ office at (609) 638-8282. If you’re a new patient, call our office at (609) 552-0800 to get started today. You can also fill out our convenient contact form and one of our knowledgeable staff members will get back to you promptly.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.