Dentist Blog
By Dr. Jonathan Stone
September 05, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Do you want a straighter smile, but feel hesitant about the look of traditional braces? Thanks to some serious advancements in modern dentistry, our Wayne, PA, dentist, Dr. Jonathan Stone, can offer adults and older teens a more discreet way to straighten teeth that doesn’t require any metal brackets or wires. Have questions about getting Invisalign? We have answers!

What is Invisalign?

Instead of wearing metal brackets and wires across the front of your teeth, Invisalign treatment will provide you with a set of clear, removable aligners that will fit over your teeth and shift them into the proper alignment over time. Each aligner is custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, and they are formed from a flexible thermoplastic, making them less visible when worn.

What problems can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can fix many of the same misalignment and bite issues that are addressed by traditional orthodontic treatment. Of course, the type of issues that you are facing will ultimately determine whether Invisalign is right for you. After all, this treatment won’t be the most effective option for handling complicated or complex tooth movements or for realigning the jaws—Invisalign can treat teeth that are gapped, unevenly spaced, crowded, and slightly crooked.

How does Invisalign actually straighten teeth?

First, our Wayne, PA, Invisalign dentist will map out a treatment plan with the help of special computer software in order to determine which teeth will need to move during the course of your treatment. From there, an outside dental lab will create your aligners. Each aligner will provide just the right amount of pressure on certain teeth to move them gradually over the course of your treatment.

Is it true that Invisalign is removable?

Yes, you absolutely can remove your aligners, making mealtimes and oral hygiene convenient to perform. With that being said, while it might be tempting to remove your aligners whenever the mood strikes, if you want to achieve proper results, you’ll want to wear your aligners as much as you can. Not only will you sleep in your aligners, but you’ll also only want to remove them before caring for your teeth or eating. Your goal should be to wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day.

Contact us!

Interested in getting Invisalign treatment in Wayne, PA? If you want a straighter smile the next step is to sit down with Dr. Stone to find out if Invisalign can give you the results you want. Call our office today at (610) 687-0505

By Dr. Jonathan Stone
July 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneer  

With assistance from Dr. Jonathan Stone, a skilled dentist serving patients in Wayne, PA, your smile can look 100% better. Over the years, veneerveneers have increased in demand among patients due to their natural and attractive appearance. They are also relatively easy to install. Find out more about this cosmetic treatment when you visit Dr. Stone’s dentistry for a consultation.

Tooth Imperfections and Damage
Whether your teeth have minor imperfections or major damage that has worsened over the years, veneers will make a positive, lasting difference in the quality of your smile. What dental imperfections are you unhappy with? Some patients have intrinsic discoloration (staining at deeper layers). Other patients have worn down enamel that is chipped and cracked beyond repair. Maybe the problem is a single “snaggle tooth” that just won’t sit in alignment with the others. All of these issues can be fixed with a veneer treatment.

Are You Ready for a Smile Makeover?
Many patients come to the dentist asking for a whole “smile makeover,” which is a comprehensive treatment aimed at whitening, straightening, and recontouring your smile. A smile makeover almost always includes veneers, and may also include other treatments like braces or bonding. If your goal is to have a smile that turns heads and makes a major impression on the people you meet, ask your Wayne, PA, dentist for a complete smile makeover with veneers.

Getting Veneers
You must set aside time for at least two appointments for veneers. The first will help your dentist determine how many veneers you need, and how they should be shaped. At the next appointment, your dentist will bond the veneers over your teeth (which are prepared for the application process at your earlier visit). After contouring and polishing, you can walk out of the dentist’s office that day with your new smile.

Consult a Cosmetic Dentist
Your dentist must take a close look at your teeth and gums before recommending a cosmetic treatment plan. If cleared for veneers, you could have a smile makeover in as little as a month. Call (610) 687-0505 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Jonathan Stone at his office in Wayne, PA.

By Dr. Jonathan Stone
March 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   Adult Braces  

Invisible BracesWould you like a beautiful, straight set of teeth and feel confident when you smile? Invisalign aligners can deliver all that and more as they move teeth into healthier positions, and do it discreetly. In his Wayne dental practice, Dr. Jonathan Stone uses the Invisalign system with many of his teen and adult patients. Would you like to know more?

Problem smiles

Maybe your teeth are healthy, but you wonder, will they stay that way? You've read that crooked teeth get more cavities and gum disease simply because they are difficult to clean. The American Dental Association says that bite problems change how you chew and even how your speak. Then, there's that jaw pain. If you don't correct your bite, how will that pain feel in five years, or 10?

Wonder no more, and go see Dr. Jonathan Stone for an Invisalign consultation in his Wayne office. Dr. Stone treats a whole host of orthodontic issues such as overbite, cross bite, tooth tipping, gaps, crookedness, and more. A specialized Invisalign scan tells the dentist if these crystal clear aligner pairs would work for you.

The advantages of Invisalign

The aligners come in pairs numbering 18 to 30. You wear them according to a custom-made treatment plan, changing them to the next pair every two weeks. Dr. Stone checks on your progress via dental visits spaced one month apart.

Amazingly, the aligners are completely unnoticeable and non-irritating. They don't impact how or what you eat, and you just take them out to clean them and to brush and floss. Tightly fitting over top and bottom teeth, Invisalign aligners don't mar your speech, and they don't irritate the inside surfaces of your lips or cheeks as traditional metal or ceramic braces do.

Finally, your treatment time is very short--an average of one year for most teens and adults. However, the aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for your new smile to finish on time.

Who can get Invisalign aligners?

Very difficult orthodontic problems always will need metal braces. However, literally millions of people have qualified for Invisalign over the past two decades. So, it could well be that you qualify, too.

Find out more

Don't leave your oral health and smile appearance on some unfulfilled wish list. Come see Dr. Jonathan Stone, and talk to him about what Invisalign could do for you and your smile. Call the office in Wayne, PA, today at (610) 687-0505.

By Dr. Jonathan Stone
December 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Wayne, PA, can save your smile

Dental implants are one of the most popular dental treatments available today. Understandably then, you may be asking yourself if dental implants are the right choice for you. The truth is, dental implants just may be the best investment you could ever make for yourself, as Dr. Jonathan D. Stone in Wayne, Pennsylvania can give you back a whole, beautiful smile with them!


More about Implants

Whether you want to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth, dental implants are the right choice to make. They can also provide strong support for a denture, giving you extra stability, comfort, and increased chewing ability to enjoy the foods you love.

You may have thought about other tooth replacement methods like dental bridgework, removable partials, or full dentures. Dental implants offer benefits that these other tooth replacement solutions can’t provide. Implants are right for you if you want a tooth replacement that is:

  • Naturally beautiful, as the implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look identical to natural tooth enamel
  • Completely stable, as dental implants are locked in by bone, so they won’t ever move around
  • Easy maintenance, because you brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth
  • Long-lasting, as dental implants are permanent, never decay, and resist stains to remain beautiful for a lifetime

When you choose dental implants, you are choosing the most successful surgical implant available today, for according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, they have a success rate of over 95%. So if you want a beautiful, lasting, whole smile completely natural looks and functions, dental implants are right for you!


Interested? Give us a Call!

If you want to save your smile, call Dr. Jonathan D. Stone in Wayne, PA. Make the investment in your smile and yourself by calling (610) 687-0505 today!

By Dr. Jonathan Stone
September 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth Whitening ResultsStained and discolored teeth are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry complaints. Over the counter whitening toothpastes and products can help, but they can only make minimal improvements and may contain abrasive ingredients that strip away at the enamel layer, making your teeth even more vulnerable to staining over time. But you don't have to settle for a dull smile and stained teeth. Dr. Jonathan Stone, a dentist in Wayne, PA, recommends professional teeth whitening treatments, which can safely whiten your teeth by several shades in as little as a single dental appointment.

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments in Wayne, PA

Even the best oral hygiene routine may not be enough to protect your teeth from stains. Eating and drinking common foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and sauces slowly dull your teeth over time. Tobacco is also a major culprit, and also increases your risk of oral and general health problems. But even if you don't smoke or drink red wine or coffee, the normal aging process itself can affect the brightness of your smile as the enamel layer slowly wears down over time.

Professional teeth whitening treatments are the best option for safe and long-term results. The process is non-invasive, and can be completed in a single hour appointment with a multi layer application of a professional grade whitening gel.

After your professional whitening treatment is complete, there are several things you can do to keep your teeth bright and stain free. The most important thing is to brush and floss every day, and to visit the dentist every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) for a checkup and professional cleaning, and try to limit consumption of foods and drinks that are known to cause staining.

Find a Dentist in Wayne, PA

For more information about professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry options to improve your smile, contact our office by calling (610) 687-0505 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stone today.

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