Does Dental Insurance Cover Implants?

Does Dental Insurance Cover Implants?

Dental implants are the most technologically advanced tooth replacement option available. They are the most natural looking and functioning prosthetic in dentistry. As you may imagine, the high quality of dental implants comes at a cost. A single dental implant to replace one tooth can cost anywhere from $3,000-$4,500.  The first question many patients have is whether or not dental …

What to Expect at Kids' First Dental Visit

What to Expect at Kids’ First Dental Visit

There are so many milestones for kids as they grow – including their first visit to the dentist.  Since this is their introduction into the world of oral health, you want it to be a positive experience. But wait – once you have made the appointment for your child, don’t get the jitters. Knowing what to expect can keep you …

Should I Send My Kid to A Pediatric or a General Dentist?

Should I Send My Kid to A Pediatric or a General Dentist?

There is no denying that your young child should be making a trip to the dentist by the age of 12 months. Seeking early and regular dental care – despite the missing presence of a full mouth of teeth – is highly recommended in setting the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.  This leaves most parents with the question: …

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How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost in Rockland County, NY?

Dental crowns are used in both restorative dental care and cosmetic purposes. Crowns can be used to fix cracked or worn teeth, as well as supporting dental bridges,or to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They can be attached to dental implants as well, or used for restoration following a root canal. So, dental crowns are a key part of …

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What Can You Do for a Cracked Baby Tooth?

According to The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should visit a dentist by the time they are a year old. Why? Because good oral hygiene begins with your child’s first baby tooth. Although baby teeth fall out in a few years, these teeth serve as space holders for permanent teeth. And without good oral care, …

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What is Bone Grafting?

The jaw bone supports the teeth. When the teeth, gums and jaw are healthy, the tooth will be firmly in the bone. But infections or missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to recede or wear away. For example, in its advanced stages, periodontal (aka gum) disease can cause significant damage to the bone so it can no longer support …

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How Long After a Tooth Extraction Can I Eat?

When a tooth extraction is necessary, dentists are often asked just how long after that extraction a patient must wait until it’s all right to eat again.  The simplest answer? Follow the guidelines your dental team gives you for after care. This way you’ll know what to do and when, and reduce the possibility of any complications. Typically, the guidelines …

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When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth

By introducing teeth brushing in your baby’s life as soon as possible, you can help prevent the future onset of dental issues. Good pediatric dental care can set your child up for a lifetime of good dental care and a healthy smile.  When should parents start brushing their child’s teeth, and how should it be done? When Do Baby Teeth …

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How to Find The Best Special Needs Dentist in Brooklyn, NY

It can be difficult to find a dentist who is experienced in treating children with special needs. Special equipment or training may be required, depending on your child’s needs. Then there’s the disposition of the dentist: will they be patient and understanding? Or will they be a source of anxiety for your child? We know the process of finding a …

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What Are The Symptoms of TMJ Disorders?

Each side of your jaw is connected to the skull by temporomandibular joints, or TMJ. The TMJ function as sliding hinges whenever you open your mouth to eat, speak, and yawn. It’s easy to see how temporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain given how frequently you use these joints throughout the day! Chronic TMJ pain can have a negative impact …