Here are the answers to the top questions that we hear from our patients and website visitors. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Does Dr. Korwin keep current on all available current techniques and materials?
Yes, Dr. Korwin has amassed over 2500 hours in post-graduate continuing education lectures and classes, and devotes at least one to two hours per day to keeping up with the latest research and communications in dentistry. He has published research papers in leading journals, and has lectured on modern dental practices to hundreds of dentists and dental students. He has earned three US Patents on dental products, and continues to research and invent. Our team also devotes their time on a daily basis to training, learning new techniques, and reviewing state of the art care.
Can we use a blueprint of my mouth to discuss how my teeth can be improved before any treatment is done?
Absolutely. Surprises do not occur when treatment is thoroughly planned in advance. What makes our office special is… the thorough planning process used in designing each unique improvement for each patient. Our planning process uses digital imaging with sculptured before-and-after models of your teeth. We use these models to ensure that your preferences are used to design your ideal smile.
Can I refer my family, friends, and co-workers to your office?
The greatest compliment we can receive is the courtesy of your referral. Our practice grows continually from the many compliments we receive. Ask us about our “Share to Care” program.
Can you accept my insurance? Do you have different payment options?
Regardless of the insurance you have, we will help you file for benefits, and offer input on how your benefits may work. Although plans vary, we work with all of them to maximize your benefits. We accept all major credit cards, cash or check. We also have financial partners such as Care Credit who can tailor plans to your dental needs. Low monthly payments can make your dental dreams come true.
CareCredit for dental proceduresWe’re pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit® card, North America’s leading patient payment program. CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services interest rates or other costly penalties. You’ll get low monthly payments for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental procedures. Plus, you can use your card over and over for follow-up appointments.
Learn more by visiting CareCredit.com or contacting our office. Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today.
How do I change an appointment?
Please let us know of any change in your plans at least 48 hours before the appointment. Since your appointment is a reservation of the doctors time, if you change your plans, time which has been reserved for you may not be available to other patients who are in pain and may need the appointment as soon as possible. If you feel nervous about coming to the dentist, please be aware that we make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible and answer all your questions.
What’s important about quality materials for my smile?
There are a wide variety of materials available for whitening, building up, and restoring teeth. And each of these materials has specific properties when used in specific applications. There are highly-precise color matching systems available today that can make shade-difference problems almost a thing of the past. The use of porcelain makes an artist out of a dentist. However, there are times when porcelain isn’t the right choice, and a moldable, bondable, composite resin can work well. There’s no magic formula to follow when choosing materials for cosmetic or restorative dentistry. Instead, you have to rely on the time tested skills of the dentist.
Why should I trust Dr. Korwin with something as important as my smile?
Expert dentistry comes from a combination of training, hands-on experience, and time-tested talent. That’s right! Dentistry is both a science and an art. On the science side of things, Dr. Korwin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, with special training in esthetic and lifetime dentistry. Every year he attends hundreds of hours of continuing education courses. As to the artistic side of dentistry, no two smiles are alike, and no two people’s dental health status is alike. Creating truly beautiful, functional, and healthy smiles requires expert judgment that can only be developed over time. Dr. Korwin has over 27 years of experience improving smiles, during which he’s learned to assess and re-engineer the shape, size, color, and balance of teeth in ways that only an artist can understand. Please read a few letters of appreciation from many of Dr. Korwin’s happy patients. Their vote of 5 stars apply to one of the best NJ dentists.
How do I know when I should come in for a check-up?
According to the latest information on bacterial plaque and tartar, it can cause damage in most people after only 90 to 120 days (3-4 months), depending on their immune system, their diet, and their individual circumstances. So while the old school of thought said ‘come in every six months’, generalizing is not really accurate or safe.
At what age do my children need to be examined by a dentist?
Most children should be examined starting at the age of one year old, depending on their emotional and physical development. In the meantime, their parents should maintain the daily responsibilities of keeping their mouths clean, and ensuring that their nutrition is balanced with as little sugar as possible.
How can I have whiter teeth?
We have a long-standing familiarity and success with tooth whitening. In fact, we’ve been doing this for patients longer than anyone in this area, with great results. However, it’s not an automatic process: it’s critical to know the various properties of all the available materials, and discern which is most appropriate for a particular individual’s case. That decided, under our careful supervision, you’ll find that tooth whitening is simple, safe, and produces sensational results! Ask about or GREAT SMILES FOREVER (TM) whitening program and receive free whitening forever (some conditions apply.)
I don’t want braces but I would like straighter teeth, what should I do?
Depending on your exact situation, we can do many different things. Reshaping teeth, whitening and veneering teeth can help the smile that needs a smile lift. This can be done in as little as one or two visits. When teeth should be moved to improve your bite, Invisalign® or Clear Correct braces are clear removable plastic trays that work like regular braces, but do not show or can be removed when you want.
The best way for you to obtain an accurate, personalized answer to this question would be to call our office, at 732-219-8900, and schedule a no-cost, no-obligation educational visit. We’ll listen to what you’d like to accomplish, and help you understand exactly what cosmetic dentistry may or may not be able to offer you. We love to help people update and improve their smiles, so don’t hesitate to call us. After all, so many good things in life begin with a smile!
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
We follow all precautions necessary to ensure that disease will not be transmitted in our office. We not only sterilize all of our instruments, but autoclave all of our handpieces, use disposable materials where appropriate, and disinfect each patient room before and after each patient visitor.
How do you handle emergency needs after hours?
We have a 24 hour answering service that can put you in touch with Dr. Korwin. we also have arranged with several oral surgeons to continue care should Dr. Korwin be attending a continuing education course. Since pre planning your care will prevent emergency problems, the chances are that as a patient of ours, your emergency needs will be few and far between.
I don’t like drills. Do you have other options?
Yes, depending on the problem that we’re solving. We can restore small to medium areas of decay using air-abrasion.Larger areas may require a high speed air rotor handpiece or an electric handpiece. In any case, we’re experts at making our patients comfortable and relaxed, so you’ll probably find that you barely notice what we’re using at all.
Is it bad for my gums to bleed after I brush my teeth?
Bleeding during or after brushing indicates periodontal infection”in other words, your gums are inflamed and ‘leaky’ to some degree. The reason this is ‘bad’ is that if blood can leak out, it means bacteria can sneak in, get into your bloodstream, and cause all kinds of health problems. If your gums are bleeding, and you’re sure it’s not from some direct, unusual trauma, you need to let us take a look at the situation.
What is special about your practice?
Like other fields where planning is important, planning your dental care will help make you healthier happier and live longer and look better. Planning your dentistry for life will also help you save time and money in the long run. Sedation dentistry can help people with anxiety or time concerns to be treated comfortably and quickly. We pride ourselves on our promptness and attention to your time concerns. Our great Calmistry (TM) program helps prevent dental anxiety without drugs.
I’m really afraid of visiting a dentist. I get shaky just thinking about it! Can you help me?
We understand that many people are anxious about dental visits and procedures, so we’ve developed some pretty amazing and effective ways to help you relax. First, you need to know that we will NOT hurt you while you’re here, nor will you be hurting at home afterwards. Technology has really helped us make dentistry much easier on patients. Then, if you’re still anxious despite this assurance, we do have a number of ways to keep you comfortable, including in office sedation and our special drug free anxiety control program to alleviate panicky feelings. See www.Calmistry.com for even more information. Makes a great gift for yourself or an anxious friend or relative.