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Manalapan Dentist, Dr. James Courey

Thursday, April 1, 2010

When considering a bridge versus dental implants we must take the following factors into account:• Jaw bone resorbtion - Treatment with a dental implant vs. bridges involves placing implants in areas where there are no teeth and by so doing, the bone area is stimulated again and this helps prevent long term bone loss in that area. If a bridge that connects two teeth is used instead of a dental implant, pressure is not applied on the jaw bone! Therefore the bone is not stimulated and begins to sh...Read More

Laser Gum Surgery for People with Gummy Smiles

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Healthy gum tissue compliments and frames your teeth. If your gums are well contoured, your teeth and smile will look healthier. If your gum tissue becomes red and swollen, this can make your teeth and smile look unhealthy and unattractiveIf your teeth look too small or too short because of the disproportionate size relationship between your teeth and gums, you may consider laser gum contouring. This can make your teeth look like they are out of line or give them a flat appearance. Laser gum...Read More

Team Approach Provides Better Care For Children With Cleft Lip And Palate

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Children with a cleft lip or cleft palate are more likely to receive recommended age-appropriate health care when that care is provided by an interdisciplinary team rather than an individual provider. In a study encompassing three states, Arkansas, Iowa and New York, 24% of participants were not receiving team care.The authors of the report, published in the January 2010 issue of the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, found that mothers of children with orofacial cleft were twice as likely to gi...Read More

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