Remember those childhood photos your mom cooed over that showed off your two missing front teeth? That stage of your life should be left buried in the picture boxes in the hall closet. If you ever find yourself facing either one or more lost teeth, consider some of the options that Dooley Dental can offer you including dental implants in Wall Township or dentures. Our dental implants and denture options will allow you to feel self-assured again. They can also improve your speech, allow you the freedom once again to eat what you want when you want, and restore good oral health.
January 25, 2017
April 1, 2016
Your dentist in Spring Lake knows excellent dentists don’t ever stop learning. Dr. Edward Dooley is committed to continuing education, and that’s why he’s currently undergoing an 8-month dental implants program at Columbia University! The weekend program wraps up this month, and Dr. Dooley is excited to complete the course with a greater understanding of implantology to better serve our Spring Lake patients. Keep reading to learn more about the program and how you’ll benefit from Dr. Dooley’s experience with the Columbia University implantology department.
November 13, 2015
Patients with one or more missing teeth have to deal with damage not just to their oral health, but their self-confidence as well. People with missing teeth are perceived in US society as being poor, uneducated, or unhealthy. Additionally, a recent employment poll revealed that those with missing teeth were much less likely to be hired than people with a full smile, and those who had jobs received significantly less money compared with others in similar roles. If the social stigma attached to tooth loss isn’t enough to spur patients to replace missing teeth, the oral health risks should be. Patients with one or more missing teeth often experience uneven dental wear due to the excess force placed on surrounding teeth, gaps and misalignment as teeth shift to fill in the empty space, changes in facial shape, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) caused by excess strain to the jaw. One of the most detrimental effects of missing teeth is the loss of gum and bone tissue, but most tooth replacement options don’t protect patients from tissue loss because they only replace the visible portion of teeth. Dental implants are the only restoration that replaces the entire tooth from the roots up preserving gum and bone tissue.