Your Expressions Family Dentistry

A BEAUTIFUL PRACTICE FOR ALL YOUR DENTAL NEEDS
DENTIST IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ

New Patient Special

Teeth Cleaning, X-rays and Dental Exam – $99.00

For a limited time come in as a first-time patient and get your teeth cleaned, x-rayed an exam for only $99.00.

This offer is exclusive for first-time patients without dental insurance. Exclusions apply, see office for details.

About us

The finest dental professionals are ready to take care of you and your family!

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

Let the Dentist in North Brunswick, NJ serve you.

Meet the Team

General & Cosmetic Dentistry in North Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Pallavi Chellur, DMD

Pallavi Chellur is a detail-oriented and caring dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry and serving patients in North Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Chellur can communicate with her patients in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Dental Association. Dr. Chellur offers a number of services, including implants, aesthetic restorations, crowns and bridges, and RCTs. She welcomes patients to her practice who are experiencing wisdom tooth problems, TMJ, broken teeth, and halitosis. Dr. Chellur received her dental degree from Boston University. She strives to continue her education through various conferences, including the Yankee Dental Conference, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, and the Garden State Dental Expo. When she is not working, Dr. Chellur enjoys cooking, reading, listening to NPR, and travelling. She is dedicated to her family and caring for her young son. Dr. Chellur also enjoys giving back to her community. She had volunteered in Indian schools, elderly care facilities, and various associations to spread literacy and oral health.

Dr. Pallavi Chellur, DMD

Pallavi Chellur is a detail-oriented and caring dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry and serving patients in North Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Chellur can communicate with her patients in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Dental Association. Dr. Chellur offer a number of services, including implants, aesthetic restorations, crowns and bridges, and RCTs. She welcomes patients to her practice who are experiencing wisdom tooth problems, TMJ, broken teeth, and halitosis. Dr. Chellur received her dental degree from Boston University. She strives to continue her education through various conferences, including the Yankee Dental Conference, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, and the Garden State Dental Expo. When she is not working, Dr. Chellur enjoys cooking, reading, listening to NPR, and travelling. She is dedicated to her family and caring for her young son. Dr. Chellur also enjoys giving back to her community. She had volunteered in Indian schools, elderly care facilities, and various associations to spread literacy and oral health.

Connie, Office Manager & Registered Dental Hygienist

Connie grew up in Southern California. She has been involved with dentistry since high school in a number of capacities. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California, and practiced in the local area for a many years before moving to Santa Cruz. She brings a solid and well rounded approach to both the hygiene and business side of our practice, resulting from her many years of experience in both business and dentistry. Her number one priority is providing the highest quality patient care available in a patient centered ethical practice. She has three children, and enjoys exercise, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.

Chelsea, Patient Care Coordinator

Chelsea is the first face patients see when they walk through our doors. She has been making patients feel welcome, cared for, and first class since she started working at Five Gables Family Dentistry. She is our patient’s biggest advocate and nothing brings her more joy than knowing someone felt special in our office. Chelsea values each and every opportunity to create a warm, friendly and caring environment for every patient. She also is an Esthetician, Designer of Chelsea Nichole Collections Jewelry, and is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business at Chapman University.

Kelly, Registered Dental Assistant

Kelly grew up in Boulder Creek, and graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School. After graduation she attended Dental Assisting School in the local area. Since she enjoyed helping people and making them smile, she felt dental assisting could fulfill these objectives. She has been working as a Registered Dental Assistant ever since. Her considerate and supportive manner makes even the most nervous guest feel at ease. Our guest’s comfort is her greatest concern and her main focus during treatment. Kelly is married, and has a son.

Alexandra, Dental Assistant

Alexandra first came to our office as an intern and won the hearts of our team and a full time position for herself. The combination of high tech dentistry with a strong focus on patient care is what first attracted Alexandra to Five Gables Family Dentistry. Her degrees and experience range from a degree in Dental Assisting, to helping run a family business in Mendocino. Her passion for learning has made her a valued member of the team at Five Gables Family Dentistry.

Liliana, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Debby, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Jane Doe, DDS

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Why Choose Us?

  • Adults and kids are seen under one roof
  • High Quality, Ethical dentistry
  • General & Specialty Care under one roof
  • Invisalign (clear braces) & professional whitening
  • Restorative and cosmetic dentistry
  • Consultations Complimentary
  • Interest free payment plans* *for approved patients only

Our Services

Dental Hygiene

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Endodontics

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. Read More…

Rotary Endodontics
Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. Read More…

Bridges
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Read More…

Crown
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. Read More…

Dentures
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please.
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Bonding
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
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Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

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Invisalign

Invisalign braces is a clear aligner system design to straighten and fix your teeth. They are better fitting and more comfortable than the standard braces.

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Patient Forms

Cancellation:

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

Financial:

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, any major credit card, or care credit.

Patient Relationships

Testimonials

reviews-iconAs in the past, I have had another professional experience at Your Expressions Family Dentistry.  The staff and Dr. Chellur are truly professionals and have always provided the appropriate care, concern, consideration and service whether providing cosmetic services or regular routine exams.

Lonn Trost

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5-stars

The doctor is very kind, pleasant and gentle. She is also very skilled and competent. A 10/10!! I recommend her highly.

Dr Lois Shulman

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5-stars

Ilgaz Soykal

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reviews-iconI’ve been here 5 times. 3 of them were routine cleanings and 2 were fillings.. not once did I wait more than 5 minutes. Each procedure went quickly and painlessly The receptionist is extremely pleasant, as is the assistant who took me to the room and took my information. Asks about my day and genuinely seems to care. Great conversation. The dentist is very pleasant and professional. She makes sure you’re comfortable and most importantly, she answers your questions without rushing you out. Basically taking the time that you need.

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5-stars

Dr. Chellur is extremely kind and professional. She has good bedside manners. The staff is nice and friendly. They are there to help you with any questions that you may have. I would highly recommend Dr. Chellur office if you are looking for a GREAT DENTIST.

 Miguel

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5-stars

Dr. Pallavi is excellent at her job, she made me feel like family. I recommend her to all my friends and family members..Kudos

 Shashi

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reviews-icon I was honestly a bit nervous to go to the dentist. However, there was no reason to be. The staff at the front desk was extremely friendly and welcoming. I was explained everything in detail that was being done to me by both the assistant and the doctor . The dentist, Dr. Pallavi Chellur was very warm-spirited. I truly trusted her with my teeth. I will be back, and am happy knowing I will be going somewhere I can trust as well as feel welcomed.

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5-stars

 I recently had my bi-annual teeth cleaning at Expressions Family dentistry. This is my 3rd visit and the staff are consistently friendly and warm. Dr. Chellur is extremely professional and super nice! You cannot ask for a better experience.

Sterling

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reviews-icon Great experience! Friendly staff and doctor. Would deff recommend to family and friends! 🙂

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reviews-icon Dr Pallavi Chellur’s office is like a second home to me. She and her staff have been extraordinarily kind and gentle considering the fact that my case was complex. Very disciplined and organized office thanks to Sandra and Anna
Dr Chellur’s focus is to give personal attention and study the case in depth
I would strongly recommend her

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5-stars

Excellent

Micheal

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reviews-iconIt was great staff was friendly and fast

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5-stars

Jacqueline Treadwell

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Contact us

Your Expressions Family Dentistry

Dr. Pallavi Chellur

2864 Route 27, Suite B
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Phone: (732) 297-6111

Fax:(732) 297-7177

Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Your Expressions Family Dentistry

 

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Periodontic

You have probably heard of Gingivitis and know that it is a mild disease of the gums that can be reversed through professional treatment. What you may not know is that if Gingivitis is left untreated, it can become a very serious gum disease called Periodontitis. When you have Periodontitis, plaque and bacteria have developed below the gums, collecting in pockets next to the roots of your teeth. If severe enough, you could even lose a tooth, or many of your teeth. At (company name) we offer treatments to help repair Periodontitis and hopefully prevent the loss of your teeth.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is a comfortable alternative to braces.  Like braces, you will gradually have your teeth adjusted through gently applied pressure, but unlike braces, you will not have to give up popcorn, candy, gum, or any of your favorite foods!  With Invisalign, you wear clear, customized appliances called aligners.  The aligners are almost undetectable and can be popped in and out easily, virtually eliminating any interference to your daily life.  Every few weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners that will move your teeth ever so slightly, until at the end of treatment, your teeth will be exactly where they should be.  

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Implants

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

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Restorative Dentistry

 

  • Veneers
  • Dentures/Partials
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns/Bridges
  • Laser Gum Treatments
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Occlusal Guards
  • Sleep Apnea Appliances
  • Snore Guard Appliances
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    Bridges

    Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
    The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

    We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.

    The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.

    If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

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    Crowns

    If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

    Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

    The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

    The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.

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    Dentures

    Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.
    Conventional Full Dentures – This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
    Immediate Full Dentures – Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.

    Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.

    Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don’t have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.

    Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don’t drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

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    Bonding

    Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.



    A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.



    Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.

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    Rotary Endodontics

    Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain.

    Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.

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    Endodontics

    The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

    “Root canal” has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less “scary”. Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

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