Atlantic Oral Surgery

Dental Implants versus Fixed Bridgework—Which Option is Best for You?

Dental Implants versus Fixed Bridgework—Which Option is Best for You?If you are about to have a permanent tooth extracted, understanding the options is critical as implants and bridgework both have their pros and cons. An implant is actually a root replacement; however, unlike the root of a tooth, the implant actually fuses to the jawbone with a permanent crown attached to it. Implants function and look just like natural teeth. By contrast, a fixed bridge is a restoration or prosthesis (replacement part) that is fixed in place by attaching it to adjacent natural teeth. Learn more in the side-by-side illustrative comparison by reading the article “Implants vs. Bridgework.”

What makes you get up in the morning?

Dr. Brousell's racecar… for Dr. Brousell it is the passion to give his patients the very best care available.  Besides being among the best in precision dental implant placement or complex wisdom tooth extractions, to name just a few of his favorite procedures, he likes to compete to be the first at the finish line with his race car.

View the video below or click this link before July 7th and watch Dr. Brousell race the ITC  Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park in his #10 Porsche Cayman.

Immediate Implants—See how they saved “Refrigerator Perry’s” Smile

Immediate Implants—See how they saved “Refrigerator Perry's” SmileFor anyone dealing with noticeable missing permanent teeth, you can feel like you are the only person in the world with this issue and that it is the only thing people see when they meet you. It can have a dramatic impact on your self-esteem that often limits your relationships, career choices—your life. However, when you discover that even well known personalities like NFL pro and Super Bowl champion William “the Refrigerator” Perry (“the Fridge”) suffered from the same challenges you may be dealing with, it can be inspirational. Thanks to the generosity of the Fridge, Dear Doctor magazine walks you through his life-changing treatment. From the initial assessment and his concerns to the dental team that worked together to restore his beautiful smile, you will be inspired by both the Fridge and the professionals that made it all possible. Get the facts and the motivation you need for your treatment by reading “How Immediate Implants Saved ‘Refrigerator’ Perry’s Smile.”

Atlantic Oral Surgery Receives 2013 Best of Red Bank Award

Atlantic Oral Surgery Receives 2013 Best of Red Bank AwardRED BANK May 21, 2013 — Atlantic Oral Surgery has been selected for the 2013 Best of Red Bank Award in the Specialized Dental Practitioners category by the Red Bank Award Program.

Each year, the Red Bank Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Red Bank area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Red Bank Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Red Bank Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Red Bank Award Program

The Red Bank Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Red Bank area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Red Bank Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Jaw Pain after a Fall…What You Should Do

Jaw Pain after a Fall…What You Should DoAre you experiencing persistent pain in your jaw after a fall that won’t go away or is getting worse? The first and most important tip is to schedule an appointment with our office! There are many reasons for jaw pain; however, you need a professional to understand what happened and evaluate your pain. By having a thorough exam, we can establish a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You might have displaced a tooth, traumatized your jaw joint, or even fractured your jaw—but you will never know without a proper evaluation. Learn more about the causes of jaw pain and its treatments by reading, “Jaw Pain.”

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!When it comes to permanently replacing a teenager’s missing tooth, timing is everything. As a parent or caregiver, of course you want what’s best, and an implant provides the highest quality of life in addition to being the best long-term solution…so why should you and your child have to wait? The most important reason for delaying is to ensure that your teen’s jaws and facial growth are complete. Until your adolescents have completed this phase of growth, their jaws and teeth are still changing. If a dental implant is placed during this time, it will not expand and grow with the jaws resulting in what appear to be “buried teeth” as natural teeth move and grow around it. Waiting until growth is complete is the best policy; thus, your child will need to see our office to determine when growth should be complete. Understand more about this procedure and timing in “Teenagers and Dental Implants.”

Can Dentists Rebuild Bone?

Can Dentists Rebuild Bone?It is very important today to maintain “bone volume” following removal of a tooth. This helps to ensure that future implants can be placed in the best possible position. Today, most dentists are in agreement that when considering an implant after the removal of a tooth, a bone graft should be placed into the extraction site to prevent problems. Sufficient bone volume for implant placement (the part that replaces the tooth root) is vitally important to proper crown placement (the part that attaches to the implant and that you see in the mouth), resulting in the most natural looking and properly functioning tooth.

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Understanding TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

Understanding TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)Temporomandibular Disorder or TMD as it is more commonly known, is a painful condition. Sometimes referred to as “the great imposter” the character or nature of the discomfort or pain can be the same for many different conditions. It occurs when there are problems with the temporo-mandibular or jaw joint and the muscles attached to it. The most common cause is from subconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. However, other common diagnoses that can cause TMD include underlying dental conditions leading to muscle pain, internal joint derangement, osteoarthritis or synovitis (inflammation of the lining membranes of the TMJ). Regardless of what causes the pain, obtaining the proper evaluation and treatment is vital and can only be made by a dental professional. Learn more in “TMD—Understanding the Great Imposter.”

The Latest Trailblazer in Dentistry—Lasers

The Latest Trailblazer in Dentistry-LasersNo longer reserved for science-fiction movies, lasers have revolutionized medicine and are now blazing new trails in dentistry. Ever since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of lasers in dentistry in 1991 for soft tissue surgery, their acceptance and use continues to grow. Now lasers are used for disease diagnosis; soft tissue (gums, lips, and tongue) procedures such as biopsies, reshaping gums, and removal of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) lesions; and hard tissue (enamel, dentin, and bone) procedures such as decay removal and cavity preparation of enamel and dentin of the teeth. Learn more about this revolutionary tool in “Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry.”