Good oral health is important for protecting your teeth, gums and mouth as well as preventing the risk of serious physical health. Without proper dental health care, you may be at risk of an infection that can also lead other conditions, such as cardiac problems. It is important to visit the dentist at least once each year and if you have a problem with your teeth or gum’s, it is important to see a Dentist in Manahawkin as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause a number of problems including difficulties chewing, speaking correctly and sunken facial features as well as cause low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.
There are several techniques a dentist can do to replace missing teeth, such as dentures, bridges and dental implants. When you see a Dentist in Manahawkin about dentures you will be give a full dental examination before being fitted for the dentures. A full set of dentures means either replacement for the top, bottom or both sets of teeth. A partial is dentures that are made to replace one or two teeth. A bridge is typically used for one missing teeth. The bridge is made to attach to a tooth on either side of the area where the missing tooth is.A Dentist in Manahawkin can also provide you with dental implants, which are the made to look and feel like your natural teeth.
The process of getting implants is typically done in several visits, depending on how many implants you are having installed. If you choose to have implants installed, during the first part of the process the dentist will install titanium screws into the jawbone. The second part of the process is not done until the area where the screws were installed has completely healed. After the area has healed the dentist will attach porcelain crowns to the titanium screws, so the teeth are permanent. Whichever option you are interested in, it is important to check with your insurance company to make sure the procedure is covered. Most insurance policies cover at least some of the cost for dentures and/or a bridge. However, many insurance providers will not cover the cost of an implant procedure.