General Dentistry

General Dentistry

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General Dentistry

Here at Faktor DMD, we routinely provide you and your family with the best dental care in Manalapan, NJ and the surrounding area.
Cleaning – is a necessary precaution to remove calculus, plaque and other bacteria stuck to the surface of your teeth the hygienists scaling and then polishing your teeth. Your teeth should be cleaned twice a year by your dentist’s office staff. While there your dentist and his team will check your teeth for oral cancer and cavities.
Sealants- are used as a type of resin placed on your teeth on the biting surface to keep them from decay. Your back teeth are hard to get to for cleaning, and if they are not cleaned properly it can cause food particles and bacteria to accumulate, and this can cause cavities. If you apply sealants on your teeth’s surface, the depressions and grooves on your teeth will be sealed to keep this from happening. Sealants can be used on premolars, molars, and another area that are the most susceptible to cavities.
Fillings – used to rebuild a damaged tooth due to decay. Faktor DMD will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and then fill it with whatever type filling is decided upon. Filling material mostly used is Amalgam or Composite.
Composite fillings – are composed of a type of resin and are preferred when applied to more visible areas of your teeth because they are more the natural color of your teeth.
Amalgam fillings- these usually have mercury or silver in them. Much more resistant or durable to the wear and tear. They are darker on your tooth and more noticeable when in your tooth.

Root canal

Root canal- is used to save the entire tooth which is badly rotted and otherwise would have to be removed. The tooth will need to be drilled out, then the bacteria, infected nerve, and other decay will be removed and filled with some medicated dental material. When the root canal procedure is done, a cap or crown will be placed on the top of the tooth to keep it from breaking so it will be fully functional. In some cases, it might be better to extract the tooth, but a root canal can last a lifetime.
Periodontal therapy-effective in getting rid of any bacterial infection that will cause gum disease. It will help control the inflammation of the gums that might lead to tissue destruction that anchors your teeth to your jawbones. If it is not done the right way it can cause gingivitis and if you do not have it treated it might lead to periodontitis.
Bridge – an appliance to replace a missing tooth/teeth. It is a sort of combination of a crown and a false tooth which can be put over an existing implant or tooth. The implanted and natural teeth serves as the anchors for your bridge. The tooth replacement is known as your pontic and attaches to the crowns that will cover the implanted tooth or teeth or the natural teeth.
Dentures- a set of teeth that are artificial and it can be of two types: Full or partial and usually made to replace missing teeth.
Full Dentures – they are made of a flesh-colored base from an acrylic material that will fit over your gums. The support of your upper dentures will cover the roof of your mouth while your lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped so it will not interfere with your tongue. Once all your natural teeth have been removed, Faktor DMD will make an impression of your gums, and your dentures will be made from that impression.
Removable or partial dentures – made from a plastic or metal framework with plastic gums and teeth. It has metal or plastic clasps that will hold the dentures where they are placed.
Come to Faktor DMD for all your general dentistry needs. We are here for you and your family.

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