Replacing a missing tooth is something that most adults will have to consider at some point. It's estimated that about 70 percent of Americans will have lost at least one permanent tooth by the time they're 35 years old. When it comes to replacing these missing teeth, Dr. Nainesh Desai, your prosthodontist in East Brunswick, New Jersey, highly recommends dental implants. Here are a few reasons why.
Whether it's the color, shape, or accessories, false teeth can look... well, false. But with dental implants from your East Brunswick prosthodontist, only you'll know that you're wearing a tooth replacement. The crown will be carefully matched to the color of the rest of your teeth, and will be painted, polished, and shined to look just like a natural tooth. And as we discussed above, all the hardware associated with dental implants is hidden underneath the jawbone, making the realistic porcelain restoration the only part of the implant that anyone will see.
Ease of care
Another reason that dental implants are the best choice for replacing missing teeth is that it is easy to maintain them. They don't require removal or special cleaning products; they can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. Although they can't develop cavities, caring for the gum tissue and the teeth surrounding your implants is vital to their success and durability. It's also important to check in twice a year with your East Brunswick dentist to make sure everything is stable.
Most dental restorations have a fairly predictable expiration date. Normal wear and tear over time means that fillings, crowns, and other appliances will need adjustment or replacement after some time. Dental implants, however, are designed to be completely permanent. Proper care, as your East Brunswick prosthodontist discussed above, can help you maintain your dental implants for a lifetime.
To make an appointment with Dr. Nainesh Desai about dental implants or other dental restorations, contact Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, New Jersey today by calling (732) 254-2550.
There are many reasons why you may be dealing with a toothache but most of them require immediate care.
Dealing with a toothache is not something to ignore. There are many reasons why your tooth may be hurting you, and no matter if the pain is mild, comes and goes or is persistent, it’s important that you turn to our East Brunswick, NJ, prosthodontist Dr. Nainesh Desai right away for treatment. Why the rush? Because a toothache is usually a sign of,
Decay is the most common cause of a toothache. Over time, poor hygiene and our diet can erode tooth enamel and lead to cavities. As the decay spreads throughout the hard, outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) into the dentin layer, this can lead to tooth sensitivity and pain. Since a cavity will continue to spread further into the tooth, it’s important that it’s treated as soon as possible.
Inflamed Dental Pulp
Even though tooth enamel is incredibly strong even this outer layer of the tooth can become damaged. When this happens, bacteria are able to get inside and infect the dental pulp, a soft tissue structure responsible for the development of the tooth. Once the pulp is inflamed or infected the only option is to perform a simple root canal treatment to remove the pulp, disinfect the tooth and preserve the natural tooth. If an inflamed pulp isn’t treated this can lead to an abscess, a serious dental infection.
Everything from eating hard foods to playing sports can also put our teeth at risk for injury. If you crunched down on a popcorn kernel or someone hit you in the face while playing ball and you suddenly developed a toothache you could have a broken or cracked tooth. It is possible to have a cracked tooth without any visible signs of damage. If you suddenly notice pain and tooth sensitivity, particularly to extreme hot or cold, you could have a broken tooth.
If your wisdom teeth are coming in then you may be more likely to experience a little pain or discomfort; however, if your wisdom teeth are impacted this can also lead to damage to neighboring teeth and also infections, abscesses and cavities. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth and you’re suddenly dealing with redness, swelling or gums that are hot to the touch (all signs of infections) it’s important that you visit our prosthodontics here at his East Brunswick, NJ, office as soon as possible.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ, will be temporarily closed to all non-emergency dental checkups and appointments. Once we open our offices again, we would be happy to schedule your next appointment with our prosthodontist; however, if you are dealing with a dental emergency please call us at (732) 254-2550.
Crowns and bridgework are an option for restoring your smile when you are missing several teeth. In addition to replacing lost teeth, another reason to consider crowns and bridges is that they help reduce the unwanted side effects associated with gaps in your smile, such as facial sagging. Dr. Nainesh Desai, your prosthodontist at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, can have crowns and bridges custom created for you.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used in conjunction with one another to securely replace lost teeth and fill in the gaps in your smile. The bridge contains artificial teeth, and is anchored by either a dental implant or an existing tooth on either side. These replacement teeth all appear natural, allowing your bridgework to readily blend into your smile. You can be fitted for custom crowns and bridges at our office in East Brunswick, where the prosthodontist can ensure a perfect fit.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridgework
There are many reasons to choose crowns and bridgework. One of the primary reasons, which is also a major benefit, is the restoration of your smile. Once your custom crowns and bridgework are ready, the gaps in your smile where teeth are missing will be eliminated. Another reason to choose crowns and bridges is that some of the side effects that occur following tooth loss can be minimized or reversed.
For example, the face can appear saggy and droopy when there are not enough teeth to support facial muscles. Crowns and bridges provide the additional support needed to reduce or reverse sagging. Another benefit of crowns and bridgework is improved speech, which can be altered by the gaps in your smile where there are no teeth. When speaking, the tongue can slip into the gaps and change the way your speech sounds. Finally, when you have a full smile, biting and chewing functions are more evenly distributed so there is less strain on the remaining natural teeth, which can be worn down more quickly when teeth are missing.
Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call
There are many reasons to consider crowns and bridgework. Not only do they restore your smile, but they can also resolve many of the unwanted side effects that occur when teeth are missing. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai, call Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick at (732) 254-2550.
No dental injury or imperfection is too big (or too small) for cosmetic dentistry to fix. Whether your teeth are stained, broken, or missing, there are a number of procedures available to improve your smile and oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Nainesh Desai, offers general and cosmetic dentistry services at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics, LLC, in East Brunswick, NJ.
Cosmetic Dentistry from our East Brunswick Office
Cosmetic dentistry solutions like porcelain veneers can change the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth and generally improve your smile if you're unhappy with your teeth for any reason. Veneers are custom designed and consist of a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the surface of the tooth.
With healthy oral hygiene habits and regular up dental care, porcelain veneers can generally last between five-to-ten years, but often last much longer. Porcelain veneers are a good option for whitening stained and discolored teeth, fixing mild-to-moderate chips and fractures, closing gaps and spaces, and making your teeth look more even and symmetrical.
Other cosmetic and restorative dentistry services include:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Cosmetic bonding
- Crowns and bridgework
- Dental implants
- Tooth-colored fillings
Dr. Desai will perform a comprehensive dental exam and make recommendations depending on your circumstances and the changes you'd like to make to your smile. If you have any oral health issues like cavities or gingivitis (early gum disease), Dr. Desai may recommend treating them first depending on the situation and the treatment you need.
Protecting Your Smile
A beautiful smile starts with good oral health. In order to protect your teeth and gums from the effects of your diet, lifestyle factors like smoking, medications, genetics, and the aging process, the American Dental Association recommends a dental exam and cleaning every six months for most people.
Find a Prosthodontist in East Brunswick, NJ
For more information about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services available to you, contact Central New Jersey Prosthodontics, LLC, by calling (732) 254-2550 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai today.
If you lost a tooth in a car accident, would you replace it? Or, how about extraction due to decay or infection--would you replace that tooth? The answer is no matter the circumstance, replace the tooth or teeth as soon as possible with dental implants from Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick. Dr. Nainesh Desai uses implants to restore smiles to full health and appearance. You could be a candidate for these marvelous prosthetics, too.
What is a dental implant?
In every way, a dental implant placed by your East Brunswick dentist is a true artificial tooth. It has a titanium root, an extension post, and realistic ceramic crown.
A dental implant is as stable and secure as a healthy tooth because the jaw bone adheres to the titanium screw or cylinder through amazing osseointegration. This natural process creates an inseparable bond and also improves bone strength and density.
Additionally, if your smile has sustained extensive damage through trauma, gum disease, cancer treatment, or tooth decay, Dr. Desai can rebuild it with implant-supported dentures. Whether you need a few teeth replaced, or an entire arch, implant-supported dentures can help you bite, chew and smile amazingly well.
Evaluation and treatment
It takes place at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics. Dr. Desai will look at your overall health, the condition of your teeth and gums and the density of your jaw bone. After all, your jaw anchors your teeth; so, it must be strong enough to accept the titanium implant device. If X-rays and other kinds of imaging show it to be thin or weak, your dentist may recommend bone grafting before proceeding with the implant procedure.
Regarding implant placement, most patients find it:
In other words, the treatment is no harder than most crown procedures. However, after implant placement, you must wait several weeks before Dr. Desai can complete the tooth with the extension post and crown. Healing and osseointegration is time well-invested, practically guaranteeing a dental implant which lasts for decades (according to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness).
Caring for your dental implants
Registered Dental Hygienist emphasizes how important home care is. Experts recommend:
- Twice daily brushing with a low abrasive toothpaste
- Flossing daily with the product your hygienist says is best for you
- Using a Waterpik or other water flosser as desired
- Using interproximal brushes to reach hard to clean areas of the mouth
- Exercising gum tissue with a rubber-tipped stimulator
- Seeing Dr. Desai semi-annually for an examination and cleaning
- Stopping all tobacco usage as it causes a dreadful infection called peri-implantitis
Ready for a great smile?
Then, contact Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ, for your implant consultation. You'll be amazed at how natural-looking and feeling dental implants are. Phone us at (732) 254-2550.
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