How Do You Tell If You Need A Root Canal?

Pain in the tooth is often the first sign that tooth decay, or infection has penetrated the exterior of the tooth and is now in the pulp (interior) of the tooth. But you’ll need a dentist to confirm the source of the pain. Keep in mind that pain, although the most common, and often noticeable symptom of severe decay or …

How Long Does Scaling & Root Planing Take?

If you’ve been told you need scaling and root planing therapy by your dentist, you may be wondering just how long this treatment takes, and why it was recommended to you.  Gum disease affecting your oral health is not an uncommon condition, but it is one that can cause serious conditions. An infection that begins in the soft tissue around …

How Do You Diagnose TMJ?

TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint. This joint has the important job of connecting your jawbone to your skull. Think of it as a hinge that slides your mouth open and shut much like the hinges on a door or gate allow for opening and closing. The difference is that TMJ allows your jaw to move forward and back as …

Costs of Dental Bridge vs Implant

When you are missing a tooth, you have three options: a dental implant, a dental bridge, or doing nothing. We don’t recommend the third option—not replacing a tooth can change the shape of your face, affect your speech patterns, weaken your bite, and cause your remaining teeth to shift in place. That leaves us with dental bridges vs. implants. Which …

How Long Can You Put Off A Root Canal?

If you’ve been told by your dentist that you need a root canal, you should schedule the treatment as soon as possible. Root canals preserve teeth that otherwise may require extraction. Unfortunately, if you continue to delay your root canal therapy, you’re likely to experience worsening pain or a more severe infection that spreads throughout your mouth. Read on to …

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How Much is One Dental Implant?

There are many types of dental implant restorations, but one of the most common is the single tooth dental implant. An implant fixture is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth’s root, then a crown is used to replace the visible portion of the missing tooth, and an abutment piece connects the two. While dental bridges were once …

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What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Many of our patients are interested in learning more about mini dental implants, or MDIs. They’ve heard that mini dental implants are faster, less invasive, and don’t require bone grafting, and they wonder why they should bother with traditional implants when MDIs sound so promising! The reason we don’t give everyone mini dental implants is because they’re not the right …

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What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

At Champagne Smiles, we’re proud to be New Jersey’s Premier Dental Implant Team All Under One Roof. As dental implant specialists, we’re always happy to answer questions from our patients, and one we hear quite often is: What are dental implants made of?  Understanding Dental Implants Before we talk about what dental implants are made of, let’s clarify what we …

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How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

Dental implants are more complicated than traditional bridges and dentures, but the results are worth it. Dental implants are built to last a lifetime, and because they’re the only option for replacing the roots of lost teeth, you’ll have a more stable restoration, stronger bite, and protection against future jawbone loss. Implants must be surgically placed into the jaw, and …

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past century. What makes them such a big deal? Well, for starters, dental implants are the first and only option for replacing missing teeth that can restore the root. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the logistics of dental implants and answer, “How do dental implants work?” …