Restorative Dentistry

Your expert dentists in Edgewater passionately and gently guiding you back to full oral health.

Caring for Your Smile

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Man in a nice suit, smiling in the work place after receiving metal fillings at Smiles on the Hudson
Man in a nice suit, smiling in the work place after receiving metal fillings at Smiles on the Hudson

When a cavity forms it can leave you with much discomfort and affect your ability to eat and speak. The most common cause is poor hygiene, sugary foods and drinks, and missed dental check-ups.

At Smiles of the Hudson, our restorative dentists focus primarily on how your tooth can be saved and restored. That is why we use modern metal-free fillings.

Using these fillings bring several benefits:

  • Fill any cavities
  • Bond to your teeth for greater security
  • Placed with little discomfort
  • Save your tooth in the long run
  • Mercury-free
  • Make decay detection easy as they don’t hide it from x-rays
  • Beautifully match your tooth’s color

How are they placed?
When placing a filling, your Edgewater, NJ dentist rids the area around the tooth of any bacteria or decay and then uses a special composite material. This is then gently shaped to fit your bite and hardened. Once ready, your tooth’s look and function are beautifully restored and you can enjoy your daily routine again.

It’s very important to act quickly if a cavity is taking shape. Regular check-ups help with this since the decay can be prevented or stopped in its earliest form.

Metal-Free Fillings

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Young man with short brown hair sitting in the dentist chair waiting to receive an inlay or onlay from our Edgewater dentists

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are typically used when the affected or missing tooth area is too big for a filling but doesn’t require a crown.

Also, inlays and onlays are a great solution for teeth that have already had a small restoration, but due to recurrent decay, it needs to be removed.

These restorations are custom-designed to fit your afflicted tooth. Your dentist in Edgewater, NJ typically uses an inlay to fit inside the outer edge of the tooth, while an onlay covers a small portion of the tooth (usually beyond the cusps of the tooth).

The procedure
The procedure requires our dentist to take impressions of the tooth. Next, the restoration is designed to fit the affected tooth and created by our partner dental lab. When ready, the restoration is carefully bonded onto your tooth, thus providing many benefits such as:

  • Extra strength
  • Improved functionality (especially chewing)
  • Comfortable fit
  • Longer lasting result
  • A natural finish

These restorations help prevent the need for more invasive future dental treatments or even tooth loss. This more conservative option preserves your remaining tooth structure long-term and with natural-looking results.

Inlays & Onlays

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Female patient shaking the hand of the dentist after her crown in Edgewater, NJ
Female patient shaking the hand of the dentist after her crown in Edgewater, NJ

Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns are very common and extremely effective when it comes to protecting a damaged tooth. This restoration is similar to a cap placed over your afflicted or discolored tooth. All our dental crowns are mercury-free and are designed to resemble the color of your natural smile.

Crowns can be used to solve a number of issues:

  • Protect or repair a damaged tooth
  • Replacing a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • Sit on top of a dental implant
  • Cover over a root canal

How do crowns work?
The dental crowns process begins with your Edgewater dentist taking a digital impression of the tooth and designing your crown using exact specifications.

Once created, the crown is carefully placed, and the fit checked. When satisfactory, it is cemented into place and you are left with a beautiful, healthy smile!

A missing a tooth not only affects your confidence but can also negatively impact your health. Did you know that if your tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth could begin to shift? This can lead to further tooth loss and even your jawbone deteriorating.

It is essential to act now in order to preserve the health and function of your smile!

What is a dental bridge?
One of the most practical solutions for a missing tooth is a dental bridge. Bridges consist of two crowns and an artificial tooth. The crowns are placed over the adjacent teeth to hold the new tooth in place (in the gap) and your Smiles on the Hudson dentist makes the process simple. Here is how this restorative procedure works:

  • We shape the adjacent teeth to fit the new crowns
  • Take impressions of your smile
  • Design a custom bridge including shape, color, and bite matching
  • Slot your bridge into place
  • Check the fit and ensure your comfort
  • Bond your crown into place

Bridges can be long-lasting and are to be cared for as you would your natural teeth. Your restorative dentist in Edgewater, NJ continually checks your bridge during each six-month visit.

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Crowns & Bridges

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Handsome older man wearing a black shirt and smiling after receiving dental implants from our Edgewater dentists.

Dental Implants

You may feel uncomfortable and even embarrassed due to a missing tooth or teeth. What’s more, you may also feel limited while doing day-to-day activities like eating, speaking, or smiling.

Dental implants act as replacements for your missing teeth so you can restore the function of your smile.

They mimic the function of your natural tooth roots while providing a stable foundation for our beautiful restorations. Dental implants help preserve your oral health and support your jaw and facial features too.

How are implants placed?
Implants can be placed in four steps using our modern CT scanner:

  • Take 3D images of your jaw and teeth and plan where to insert the implant post
  • Carefully place a titanium post in your jaw bone which will act as your tooth root
  • Let your implant heal and meld together with your jaw bone
  • Create a custom crown to fully restore your tooth

The result functions, feels, and looks like your own tooth!

Dr. Roytberg is able to predictably and accurately plan your procedure using our CT scanner. We outline your procedure in advance and use this as a guide for placing implants. You’ll benefit from less chair time and more precise implant dentistry when you visit Smiles on the Hudson.

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Dental Implants

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Regain the look and function of your smile with our restorative dentistry in Edgewater, NJ.

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Older lady sat on a couch and smiling


As we age our teeth begin to let us down, which can result in the need for a restorative option. Step in, dentures!

At our office, we have a number of denture options including partial and full removable dentures. These dentures are custom-made to fit your smile but can be removed for cleaning and any necessary maintenance.

Partial: Ideal for those with multiple missing teeth or a large gap in their smile. Partial dentures consist of natural-looking teeth made using a 3D scan of your mouth and are created by our partner lab.

These dentures are placed by our trained professionals and held in place using a clasp or similar device. Although we recommend wearing your dentures most of the time, they are removable.

Full: Missing all your teeth can have a detrimental effect on your health and can lead to further problems such as jawbone deterioration. When you need a new smile, full dentures can come to the rescue.

These custom-made removable dentures are made to cover the entire upper or lower arch (or both). They are held in place with a clasp or similar device and reflect the look of a natural smile.

Removable dentures are ideal for most denture patients. However, they do not provide a permanent restoration. In fact, these dentures only sit on the surface of your gums, which means jaw shrinkage could occur.

Therefore, your Edgewater, NJ dental experts offer implant-supported dentures as a long-lasting, permanent solution. All-on-Six dentures are attached to 6 dental implants for a more stable and permanent smile.


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Young business man wearing a suit and smiling


At Smiles on the Hudson, we always work hard to save your natural tooth and only recommend an extraction when truly necessary.

Unfortunately, there are times when removal is needed and these can include:

  • When severe decay is present
  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Misaligned tooth e.g. wisdom teeth
  • An infected tooth
  • Orthodontic benefits

If an extraction is required then there is no need for nerves. Our restorative dentists in Edgewater, NJ have years of experience and will carry out the removal in the most comfortable manner possible.

Your extraction procedure
A typical extraction is achieved by:

1. Numbing the area and administering sedation (if required)
2. Cleaning the area
3. Gently exposing the tooth
4. Removing the tooth
5. Covering the area to prevent infection

Our friendly, comprehensive approach means we explain all of your options ahead of time. After the removal, we can offer restorative solutions such as dental implants and bridges.


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Beautiful woman dressed in orange while smiling at the beach

Full Mouth Restoration

The human body is connected and intertwined with systems that all rely on each other. It is the same with your oral health too. If you leave a dental problem untreated, it can lead to further issues. In time, this can mean you need a full mouth restoration.

For example, poor hygiene habits can cause gum disease, which in turn can lead to tooth loss, and this could cause the shifting of teeth, teeth misalignment, and even jawbone loss.

It is not all bad news though. Dr. Roytberg and our team have the skill and technology to save your smile! We understand life can prevent us from visiting the dentist, perhaps due to a busy schedule, dental anxiety, or previous negative experiences. We are not here to lecture, but rather to care for you and your smile. We do this by creating your very own custom treatment plan.

Our services
Our dentists in Edgewater, NJ may use a series of treatments to help improve your health, including:

  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Crowns
  • Teeth whitening

Our team strives to help you by explaining each recommendation clearly and not overwhelming you with information. Just remember, we are here to help and we are with you every step of the way!

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Full Mouth Restoration

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