The Most Common Dental Injuries that Occur in Sports

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The American Dental Association estimates that approximately 15 million Americans experience a sports induced dental injury each year. Here are three of the most common dental injuries that occur in sports.  1. Cracked Teeth A blow to the face may result in a cracked or fractured tooth. A cracked tooth may result in sharp pain, pain while eating or drinking, loss …

Are There Any Risks Associated with Getting Dental Implants?

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  While the dental implant process is a very safe and regular procedure, there are some risks associated as with any surgery. The risks are often very minor and easily treated. One risk is infection at the implant site. The day of your procedure, Dr. Erakat will discuss how to try to prevent this and ways to spot if an …

Raise Your Spirits and Boost Your Health

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Smiling is a natural mood booster. And now that it’s safe to get back out there, it’s important to seek out activities that will elevate your mood and nurture your physical health. As the pandemic eases, and mask requirements are rolled back, you’ll have more reasons to flash your pearly whites. Our dentist will get your smile looking its best …

My Dentures are Uncomfortable, What Other Options Do I Have?

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 Dentures are one option for missing teeth. Luckily, they are not the only option. If your dentures are bothering you or you are looking to try a different solution, check out these options for tooth loss!  Dental Implants The most common alternative to dentures is dental implants. Dental implants have a post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The implant …

How Long Does It Take To Get Dental Implants?

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 How long does it take to get dental implants? There really is no definitive answer other than it depends on the patient. That’s why at Prestige Oral Surgery we start with a consultation and x-rays to come up with a solution and time frame. Part of the answer depends on the health of your supporting bone. Bone is an integral part …

The Zoom Effect and Your Smile

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 The coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for dental cosmetic procedures as employees are front and center of their computer screen for several hours per week during virtual meetings.  According to Mohammed Erakat, DMD MD “we are being asked by our patients almost everyday to help them with their smile because they don’t like the way it looks onscreen.” Because …

Do Kids Really Need To Wear Mouthguards For Sports?

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Sure, your children wear helmets, knee pads, and chest protectors during sports, but what about mouthguards? As much as your kids may fight it, mouthguards are very important for protecting your children’s teeth, lips, mouth, and face!  Did you know that an estimated 3 million teeth are knocked out during youth sports each year? The American Dental Association estimates that …

Keeping Up With Your Dental Appointments

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 While many Americans avoided going to the dentist during the pandemic, care is now getting back to normal, according to Dr. Mohammed Erakat with Prestige Oral Surgery in Princeton, NJ. Regular dental visits are important because conditions can be treated before they become serious and involve more time and expense down the road. Dentists are health professionals that can not …

Bridge vs. Dental Implant

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Our goal at Prestige Oral Surgery is to educate our patients and give them the best solution for their situation. Let’s discuss bridges and implants. What Is a Bridge?A bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your …