Liz M.

Liz M.

I live in Germany where my dental insurance isn’t accepted so I took the opportunity during my visit to Connecticut to get myself and my 2 boys a check up. I was nervous about finding a dentist because I happen to be of the belief that many dentists are crooks. I’ve had dentists tell me that I needed work done that wasn’t necessary (2nd opinions are always a good idea) and knowing that my insurance only covers cleanings and xrays I don’t exactly want to pay out of pocket for any other procedures.

Well, I called this office and right away I realized that the lady in the office was more than willing to work with me, understood my situation (I needed 3 appts within a week and that I have somewhat limited insurance) and very friendly. She understands what it is to give great customer service. She made our appts for the following day (that’s the fastest I’ve EVER gotten a dental appt) and told me what I needed to bring. I showed up and as I expected everyone was VERY professional and knowledgeable. The lady at the front desk (sorry, I wish I knew her name) even knew what my insurance would cover and was sure tell the hygeniest. The dental hygeniest was excellent as were the 2 that cleaned my boys teeth. The dentist, Dr. Vincent Cianciulli, was very professional. He did a thorough exam and made sure to address my concerns and explain them in a way that I understood them. Also a huge plus…He didn’t make us wait. He came in shortly after our cleanings 🙂

I will be back…whenever I’m back visiting in CT.

Betty D.

Betty D.

DR. GOETZ! just ask yourself, Why would you go anywhere else? I had to have a procedure done and I decided to shop around and get other opinions. Yet, I could not stray away from what my instincts were telling me. That this dentist and staff were the right choice from the get go. Knowledgeable, caring, understanding and friendly. This dentist knows exactly what he is doing and what is best for you. What I like most, is he pure honesty and he is not pushy, nor will he try to frighten you. Pure comfort, even when he is working on you. You won’t even know it. That is how gentle and concerned for your well being he is. I refer my family, friends and anyone I speak with in general if we are discussing dentistry. I believe in leaving honest reviews without the fluff. This isn’t fluff. When I say he is unmatched, I know this to be true because like I mentioned, I shopped around. Should be able to give 10 stars.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry consists of the improvement of the appearance of the teeth through straightening, shade lightening, reshaping, and repair of defects. There are many tools available for achieving the desired results and very often combinations of treatments such as gum recontouring, orthodontics, crowns, veneers, bleaching, bondings, and cleanings are necessary to achieve the desired results. The staff at Waterford Dental Associates will be happy to address your individual concerns and design a personal program for you to achieve the smile that you desire.

Whitening

Whitening

Over 10 million patients have had their smiles brightened by a Zoom treatment. We understand that patients have different needs when it comes to whitening—that’s why we’ve designed a full line of whitening products that allow you to choose a whitening experience that fits your lifestyle.

For incredible results fast, our Zoom treatment is a great option. It’s clinically proven to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in less than an hour with little to no sensitivity. You also have the option of using professional strength Zoom Take Home Whitening at home at your convenience. Talk with the professionals at Waterford Dental Associates to customize a whitening treatment based on your individual needs and lifestyle that allows you to whiten your way.

Implants

Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (made of titanium) that is surgically anchored into your jaw. An abutment or precision attachment is locked into the implant and acts to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. The benefits of using implants include the fact they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support, they appear more natural and are easier to clean when selected over a convential bridge, they don’t decay and can tighten the fit of a denture or partial. Strategically placed, implants can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture all together. Implants are one of the true miracles of modern dentistry.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

The doctors at Waterford Dental Associates are trained in extraction of all broken and most impacted teeth using local anesthetic or nitrous oxide sedation in conjunction with local anesthetic. Patients who wish to have general anesthesia or have situations too complicated to be dealt with in our office will be referred to an Oral Surgery specialist.

Endodontics

Endodontics (root canal)

Underneath your tooth’s outer enamel and within the dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp, which carries the tooth’s nerves, veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Root canals are very small, thin divisions that branch off from the top pulp chamber down to the tip of the root. A tooth commonly has between one and four root canals. When the pulp becomes infected due to a deep cavity or fracture that allows bacteria to seep in, or injury due to trauma, it can die. Damaged or dead pulp causes increased blood flow and cellular activity, and pressure cannot be relieved from inside the tooth. Pain in the tooth is commonly felt when biting down, chewing on it and applying hot or cold foods and drinks.

Root canal therapy consists of cleaning out the pulp contents and filling the cleaned canals with a material to prevent further infection. In this way the tooth can be retained and restored, usually with a new core and crown.

A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about 3 months after all the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed. Partial and full dentures can also be retained by implants or in the case of partials – specially designed crowns.

Periodontics

Periodontics

Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue, is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Periodontics is the science of treating these diseases. After evalutation, mild to moderate disease conditions are treated by the hygienist with scaling and root planing in conjunction with other services. More severe periodontal disease will be treated by the doctor.

Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position, usually retained by metal clasps engaging remaining teeth. A denture can either be “conventional” or “immediate.”

A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about 3 months after all the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed. Partial and full dentures can also be retained by implants or in the case of partials – specially designed crowns.

Crowns

Crowns

A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining, support a root canal treated tooth, or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced so the crown can fit over it. An impression of teeth and gums is made and sent to the lab for the crown fabrication. 

A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent crown onto the tooth. Depending on the position in the mouth of the tooth to be crowned, aesthetic concerns and the biting stresses it will be exposed to, the crown can either be made out of tooth colored porcelain, cast gold, or a combination of both.