Bergen Dental Care offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Dr. Fernandez has published numerous articles in several dental journals - Practical Periodontist and Aesthetic Dentistry.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Why Full Mouth X-Rays
A full mouth set of X-rays is one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available to our dental team. With a full mouth series we are able to look at all of your teeth from a number of angles. This helps us see tooth decay while it is still in its early stages, preventing the need for root canals. Remember, root canal therapy is 98% preventable.
We also use these x-rays to check the level of bone remaining around your teeth. This way if your gum disease has spread to the bone underneath, we can see this and begin to clear up your gum disease before gum surgery is needed or teeth need to be pulled.
Full mouth x-rays are the only way we are able to look for impacted teeth, which many times are wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth have the potential to develop cysts or tumors around them. We can pick these up on x-rays and remove them before they become harmful.
We can use these x-rays to see the position of your sinuses, to check to make sure your existing dental restorations have no problems, and to insure that the roots of the teeth and the area immediately around them are in ideal health.
We will work with an implant specialist to create an implant for a missing single tooth, missing multiple teeth, or replace a removable appliance.
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
Crowns and Veneers
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns (empressed material) on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal.
Tooth-colored fillings that are light cures to match your teeth. Amalgam: Silver-colored fillings, more durable material.
We perform root canals on anterior and premolar teeth.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.