For years, you have wanted a straighter smile, but the more years that go by, the more reluctant you are. How will your co-workers react to your mouthful of metal braces? Dr. Edward Dooley offers adults (and teens) just like you orthodontic options such as Invisalign aligners in his Wall Township office. There are many paths to a better looking and more attractive set of teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional braces.
December 23, 2016
May 23, 2016
Your crooked smile impacts your oral health and self-confidence, too. Pursue fast, comfortable and effective orthodontic correction with Invisalign clear aligners from Wall Township cosmetic dentist, Dr. Edward J. Dooley. (more…)
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.
November 3, 2015
The American Dental Association recognizes 9 dental specialties. According to the recognition requirements, the ADA recognizes specialty fields only if, “Advanced knowledge and skills are essential to maintain and restore oral health,” and the association asserts, “The needs of the public are best served if the profession is oriented primarily to general practice.” Dr. Ed Dooley is a general practice dentist, but has advanced training and experience in many of the recognized dental fields. In order for patients to determine the ideal course of treatment in situations where they may need advanced care, it’s important to understand the role of specialists in the dental profession.
November 2, 2015
At Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ, patients of all ages come to Dr. Edward J. Dooley for a healthy and beautiful smile. So, does having straight teeth make your smile more beautiful or healthier? The correct answer is both. Obviously, a straight smile is more attractive. But when your teeth are well aligned, you’re also better able to effectively brush and floss for optimal oral health. Thus, a straight smile is not only a matter of cosmetics. For those who want to straighten their teeth, Dr. Dooley and his staff offer several different methods of orthodontics. One is sure to match your smile goals, as well as your budget and schedule.