Gentle Dentistry 173 Terrace Street, Haworth, NJ 07641 (201) 384-1611

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From Healthy Living Magazine

NJ Top Dentists  - Winter 2015

“The reactions we get from our patients when they realize how efficient and simplified even a complex treatment can be are one of the best things about what we do.”

For the last 27 years, Dr. Andrew Spector has been at the forefront of dental tech¬≠nology. He has taught over 2000 dentists the latest techniques in implant and digital dental care. His approach has been featured in the New York Times and the Star Ledger and on NBC, ABC, CBS and News 12. Gentle Dentistry is a full-service office, offering all your care under the roof of their state-of-the-art-facility as well as a Certified Hybridge implant provider, a technique that allows the implant dentist to restore an entire set of permanent teeth in three to 16 weeks. They’re one of 30 designated centers in the country to provide such care. “It’s the highest level of what implant dentistry can offer,” says Dr. Spector.

GENTLE DENTISTRY  173 Terrace Street, Haworth, NJ 07641 | 201-384-1611,

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COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services


  • Implants-Minimally Invasive
  • Invisalign®
  • 2-visit Smile Makeovers
  • CAD/CAM Tooth Restorations
  • Teeth Whitening Options
  • Metal Free Dentistry
  • Laser Gum Care
  • Sleep Dentistry - Cosmetic Dentistry / Teeth Whitening - Crowns and Cerec Technology - Implants - Dental Implants - Cerec and Crowns

From the New York Times Science and Technology section
Say Ahhh (and Watch the Monitor) 
EARLY WARNING - Using a Radiation free dental imaging system, Dr. Andrew Spector can discover problems that might be missed by traditional X-rays or visual examination.
The standard crown procedure involves a couple of anesthetized hours during which the dentist drills away 30 percent of a tooth, takes an impression and cements on a temporary crown. Then there is usually a two-week wait for a lab to produce the crown, and another afternoon of numbness and drilling when it is attached. 
Cerec, enhanced by a new 3-D software package introduced earlier this year by Sirona, lets dentists preserve more of the original tooth structure and create a crown while you wait. 
For Michele S, whose home is an hour and fifteen minutes from Dr. Spector's office, that meant making only a single trip for a crown; she spent more time in her car than in the chair. 
Dr. Spector began Mrs. S's procedure with an injection of anesthetic through a digital syringe that slows the flow of medication when it senses pressure, thereby making the injection almost painless. He used the Cerec infrared camera to create an optical impression of the original tooth. That step replaces the green paste and uncomfortable metal trays that are typically used to make an impression. 
Dr. Spector then removed the diseased tissue and took a second image, which the Cerec combined with the first to create a rough 3-D model of the crown on the screen. Using a trackball, he tweaked the design, smoothing contours and adjusting the fit. He then sent the data to the milling chamber, which produced the crown in 17 minutes. 
Not only is the process more convenient than waiting for the lab, Dr. Spector said, it also produces a stronger crown. Instead of enamel, the crown is made of compressed porcelain "40 percent stronger than what a lab can press," he said. "And the material has the same properties as enamel - it wears away at the same rate, and it has the same thermal coefficient, so when you drink hot coffee it will expand just as much as the teeth around it." It leaves more of the original tooth intact because the material can be cemented directly to the tooth with no metal interlayer.

- Philip Greenberg for The New York Times