SOURCE: Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey

October 02, 2012 05:01 ET

Cosmetic Dentists in New Jersey on Conservative Approach to Smile Makeovers

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - According to AACD survey statistics, 99.7 percent of adults believe a smile is an important social asset. Cosmetic dental issues such as misshapen, crooked, or missing teeth can negatively impact both the appearance of one's smile, as well as their overall confidence; however, there are a variety of dental procedures available to address these concerns. Drs. Edward Romano and Matthew Vaccaro offer several smile makeover options at their New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice through the combination of advanced dental technology and minimally invasive techniques to help patients attain the beautiful smile they have always wanted.

Drs. Romano and Vaccaro formulate customized smile makeover designs for every patient, as they say an individual approach to each case can help them achieve optimal results. Dr. Romano says each patient has different needs and there are various aspects of dentistry involved in every smile makeover. The first step of the process is an initial consultation, where patients can preview different smile results from advanced computer imaging technology. The doctors focus on what they can create within their patients' smiles to provide the most natural-looking results. Some of the factors the doctors assess in the smile makeover process include the patient's face shape, and the color and size of the teeth. After the patient determines how they want their smile to look, the doctors take impressions of their teeth to produce a full diagnostic wax-up. Prior to completion of the final wax-up, the doctors create a temporary wax-up to evaluate it for color, shape and aesthetics and ensure it satisfies the patient's expectations.

The New Jersey dentists say they work hand in hand throughout the entire smile makeover process. Dr. Romano says his priority is to meet patients' expectations and give them something they are proud of when the procedure is complete. "We address patients' concerns and let them know exactly what needs to happen on each tooth. Additionally, we show them examples from previous cases to aid them in their final selection." Dr. Romano adds that the conservative approach to smile makeovers is important because once something is removed from the mouth, it cannot be put back, so patients should feel comfortable with the procedures that will be performed.

The team at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey makes every effort to assure optimal results for their patients by taking the time to understand each patient's individual needs. Additionally, Drs. Romano and Vaccaro stress the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene in order to preserve the long-lasting effects of smile makeovers and other procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental implants. Dr. Romano says by using state-of-the-art technology and utilizing the proper skills needed for each customized procedure, he and Dr. Vaccaro are able to generate smiles that patients deserve.

About Edward A. Romano, DDS

Dr. Edward Romano is a member of several dental societies, such as the Tri-County Dental Society, American Dental Association and the American Academy of General Dentistry. He previously served as the president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been featured on television programs on CNN, Dateline NBC, MSNBC and WPIX news. Dr. Romano has been in practice for 20 years and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1987. He has given lectures at the ADA National meeting as well as annual sessions in New York and Washington, DC. Dr. Romano has taught at the Aesthetic Advantage Continuum on cosmetic dentistry techniques and is an attending dentist at the Morristown Memorial Hospital.

About Matthew Vaccaro, DDS

Dr. Matthew Vaccaro received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University and later obtained his DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY). While at SUNY, he received two awards for his expertise in fabrication, prosthodontics and dental implant placement. Dr. Vaccaro has been with the practice for seven years and is an active member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Tri-County Dental Society. He is also certified in CEREC® 3D restorations and Invisalign®.

Located at 310 Madison Avenue in Morristown, NJ, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey can be reached at (973) 947-7716. The practice can also be contacted online via the website or

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