Procedures | Matthew Krieger DMD

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Get the brightest smile in the shortest amount of time
A dentist’s office that uses the most modern technology to give you precise, efficient care – meaning the brightest smile in the shortest amount of time. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic, preventative, or emergency dental care, we’ve got you covered. With flexible scheduling, we’re always here for you. During your visit and depending on what you need, our team will perform a full analysis of your tooth and gum health before deciding on a treatment path.
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Do you want to enhance your smile?
Invisalign® Invisalign® has become the standard of care in dentistry when it comes to “braces” that move the teeth to their ideal position. Invisalign® is a system designed to move teeth using a series of medical grade thermoplastic trays, called aligners. The material is clear so nobody knows you’re wearing the aligners. We start the process by taking impressions and photos of your. This information is sent to Invisalign®. Your doctor will customize an orthodontic plan with Invisalign®, who will then fabricate a series of aligners specifically for your teeth. At that point, you’ll know the length of treatment and, before moving ahead, you’ll be given the opportunity to view a digitized video of the expected outcome of your smile. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. And caring for them is simple. You’ll take them out to eat and perform your daily oral hygiene. Just take extra care to brush the aligners as well. This is one of the huge perks of removable braces. You can brush and floss minimizing tissue inflammation.
In-Office Whitening Teeth Whitening is used to brighten teeth that have faded over time. We use a professional strength chemically activated power whitening gel (eliminating the use of a hot, uncomfortable light). We’ve invested in high quality materials containing desensitizing agents added to reduce sensitivity. In addition to our in-office session, we’ll also provide custom whitening trays for you to continue whitening at home. The at-home system is typically done for 2 weeks and should be worn for 30-60 minutes a day for best results. It’s important to note that existing restorations will not change shade. Prior to whitening, we will do a full evaluation to discuss expectations and the outcome of the procedure.
Veneers Veneers are one of the cosmetic options we offer to enhance your smile. Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth? Are you tired of failed whitening attempts? If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, veneers may be the answer for you. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain used to make minor changes to position, shape, size or color of your anterior teeth. We fabricate veneers onsite using a 3D printer in just one visit. However, in cases involving multiple teeth, we fabricate the veneers over multiple visits for the best aesthetic outcome. During that time, you’ll wear temporary veneers. The permanent veneers are not delivered until you’re satisfied with the details of your new smile.
Do you need pain relief NOW?
Root Canal One way dental disease can result in pain is if the nerve of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected as a result of bacteria from a cavity. If that happens, the treatment is a procedure called root canal therapy. We first remove the nerve of the tooth and sterilize the “pulp chamber” it was removed from. Then, the tooth will be rebuilt using a dental crown for tooth longevity. (See more about dental crowns under Additional Services.)
Extractions When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, it may need to be removed. If an extraction is necessary, our office will provide all of your replacement options prior to removal of the tooth. These options include dental implants and fixed dental bridges. (See Additional Services for more information.)
Periodontal Therapy All of our patients are evaluated and monitored for gum disease. Here are some explanations of various gum diseases: Gingivitis occurs when a patient’s gums are inflamed due to an overgrowth of bacteria and dental plaque - but the teeth are not affected. Periodontitis develops when gingivitis has advanced to affect the structural components around the teeth. At this stage of gum disease, the gum begins to pull away from the teeth, creating periodontal pockets. As the immune system tries to fight off the bacteria, bacterial toxins and chemicals from immune cells break down the ligaments and bone that support your teeth, creating even deeper pockets. If not treated, it will ultimately result in tooth loss. If our highly skilled team diagnoses periodontitis, we’ll treat it with non-surgical treatment options, such as scaling and root planning, which requires we numb your gums with a non-injectable anesthetic (no needles) to ease the discomfort and therapeutically clean the “pockets” that developed. Symptoms of gum disease include:
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
Do you need a tooth replaced?
Dental Implant Dental implants have become the standard of care in dentistry when it comes to replacing missing teeth. In the first phase of treatment, an artificial root made of titanium is placed into the bone. The implanted root is then allowed to heal and integrate with your bone. We’ll then build you a new tooth, designed to match your smile in shape, size, and color. You’ll be able to floss your implant just like you would your natural teeth, minimizing tissue inflammation.
Dental Bridge When a patient isn’t a candidate for a dental implant; a dental bridge is another option. It’s a multiple visit procedure. During the first visit, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are modified to allow crowns to cover them. A custom impression is then taken so that the lab technicians can fabricate your bridge: two crowns with a floating tooth in between to fill the missing tooth space. While waiting for your permanent bridge to be fabricated, you’ll wear a temporary bridge fabricated by our clinical team. Both the temporary and permanent bridge will match your smile by shape, size and color. A typical bridge procedure can be completed in 2 visits, 2 weeks apart.
Veneers Veneers are one of the cosmetic options we offer to enhance your smile. Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth? Are you tired of failed whitening attempts? If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, veneers may be the answer for you. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain used to make minor changes to position, shape, size or color of your anterior teeth. We fabricate veneers onsite using a 3D printer in just one visit. However, in cases involving multiple teeth, we fabricate the veneers over multiple visits for the best aesthetic outcome. During that time, you’ll wear temporary veneers. The permanent veneers are not delivered until you’re satisfied with the details of your new smile.
Additional Services
Routine/Preventative Services The key to painless dentistry is early diagnosis and intervention. The American Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist twice a year for an evaluation and oral cancer screening. We’ll remove any deposits that accumulated on your teeth, polish them, and provide proper home oral hygiene instruction. If necessary, we’ll also provide a fluoride treatment. And, once a year, we’ll take x-rays.
Fillings When bacteria weaken the outer most surface of the tooth (enamel), a cavity forms. If there’s only minor damage to the tooth, the diseased portion can be removed and reconstructed using a tooth-colored material known as resin composite. First, the affected tooth structure is removed and the remaining surface is sterilized. Then, the filling material is placed on the surface of your tooth and cured by an LED light.
Onlay When the damage to a tooth is extensive, fillings are no longer an option for durable reconstruction with a predictable outcome. When a cavity or old filling has compromised a large amount of tooth structure, a dental onlay is used as a restorative option. First, the diseased portion of the tooth is removed. Then, the tooth is digitally scanned and designed before being sent to a 3D printer onsite. The printer fabricates the dental onlay out of porcelain, custom-made to match the natural shadow of your tooth. It’s then bonded to your remaining tooth structure.
Crown When there’s major damage to a tooth or when a root canal has been performed, a dental crown, commonly called a “cap”, is required to rebuild the tooth. First, the damaged tooth structure will be removed and your tooth prepared to accommodate your new crown. Once ready, your tooth will be digitally scanned and designed. A custom shade will be taken so the crown matches your tooth and the design will be sent to a 3D printer onsite. The porcelain crown will be printed and bonded to the remaining tooth structure in your mouth.

What our patients are saying...


Kate R
Kate R
15:29 22 Jun 16
My experience with Dr. Krieger and his whole team was GREAT. No pain even though all my teeth had to be pulled.And my replacement looks SWEET! Not afraid to smile anymore . They are all very professional and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. And if you have any questions they are happy to answer them.I LOVE THEM ALL
Mary P
Mary P
02:09 24 May 16
They are friendly , professional, and always do a great job. They make accommodations for me and my family whenever they can. I've NEVER had a bad experience and I can't imagine going anywhere else!
Jason S
Jason S
15:55 19 Feb 16
What a great experience! The office was clean and organized and everyone was extremely friendly. I had a broken tooth and was taken care of by Dr. Hur. She was very caring and she and Lenia worked together like a well oiled machine. One of the best parts (besides the dental chair that had heat and massage built in!) is that I went in with a broken tooth and left with a finished crown! It's unbelievable to have had it completed in one visit. At other practices I've been to, it would have been at least 2 visits. Super awesome technology!
Julie D
Julie D
00:10 03 Dec 15
I have been to some pretty horrible dentists in my life. Dr. Hur has been helping me to get back on track with a lot of the dental work I need. She is as gentle as can be and makes you feel relaxed and at ease even if she is performing a root canal. The other staff members also make you feel right at home and really value your time. I would recommend this practice to anyone, but especially for people who have special dentistry needs as the technology and great attitude offered by this group makes your experience much more pleasant.
Samantha R
Samantha R
15:48 13 Oct 15
I have just completed my cosmetic case at the Franklin Lakes location. The staff there go above and beyond to make sure that you are set for your appointments, comfortable while waiting and check if you need anything while you there. I was traveling abroad for work and they made sure to i was set and comfortable with my case before i hopped on the plane for a week! I was so grateful for them since I was nervous about starting the case early but with Dr. Krieger and his staff everything was smooth sailing. Thanks to Dr. Krieger and his wonderful team!!