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Car Accident Dental Reconstruction in Jersey City, NJ

Your Smile Is Our Priority

After a Car Accident, Dental Reconstruction Can Help Patients Restore A Comfortable, Attractive, And Functional Smile

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Dental Reconstruction Services Available at Journal Square Dental

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Common Dental Reconstructive Procedures

Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be in need of dental reconstruction or different procedures. Our team is here to help, no matter the situation. Common dental reconstructive procedures for victims of car accidents include: 

Dental Implants

The most common side effect of facial trauma is an avulsed tooth, or one that has been knocked out. In many cases, you are able to keep the tooth and have it successfully replanted. A periodontal splint will be used to stabilize it until the gum has been able to heal and the tooth is sturdy. If the avulsed tooth is unable to be saved, your dentist in Jersey City will likely recommend a dental implant. 

A reliable and potentially permanent solution to avulsed or extracted teeth, a dental implant is a post surgically placed into the jawbone. A dental implant cap will then be crafted to match the look, feel, and function of your other teeth and be attached to the post. Your dental implant can be treated exactly the same as your other teeth, meaning regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning is required. 

Dental Bridges

For individuals who have lost more than one tooth or even a row of teeth, dental bridges are a reliable way to restore the look and function of your mouth quickly. Using existing teeth or dental implants as anchors or abutment teeth, the crowns will be used to bridge the gap between the anchors. Bridges do not last as long as implants do as they are not directly connected to the jawbone, but are a cost-effective way to restore your smile and missing teeth. 

Similar procedures to a dental bridge include the All-on-4 and implant-supported dentures. 

Cosmetic Procedures

Mouth reconstruction can be broken down into two different sections: restorative and cosmetic. After the feel and function of the teeth and gums have been restored, you can undergo a series of cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the look you desire. For example, you can undergo whitening or professional cleanings to ensure your new implants are the exact shade and color as your natural teeth. Teeth straightening and gum contouring may also be required or desired, depending on the nature of your previous restorative procedures. 

Journal Square Dental has a Smile Makeover package that includes every cosmetic procedure you may need. For more information, you can speak with our skilled and compassionate team today.  

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How a Knowledgeable Dental Professional Can Help

When you have been in a car accident resulting in facial trauma, the process begins with an initial consultation and professional examination by your dentist. Using a variety of minimally-invasive tools and state-of-the-art equipment, your dentist will collect X-rays and other renderings to begin identifying the key problems and devising a plan of action to address the most pertinent of injuries first. 

Ultimately, this will likely involve a series of surgeries, with time allotted in between each to allow for proper healing. For example, if you need a dental implant due to an avulsed tooth, your dentist will first ensure the bone and gum is structurally prepared. Once that area has received clearance, the post will be placed and then the cap or crown will be connected. 

A dentist will work with you to discuss what you need and the best possible route of action for your budget and desired outcomes. 

Discuss Your Reconstructive Options Today

Having damage done to your smile can not only cause discomfort, but feelings of embarrassment as well. Journal Square Dental’s number one priority is your smile. When your smile is in need of major dental reconstructive work, our team of dental professionals, including National Dental Association member Dr. Rickerby, is up for the job. With the compassion and skill set necessary to provide you with unparalleled dental care and remedy your facial trauma, you’ll leave our office feeling confident, healthy, and happy. 

Trust us with your dental needs today by scheduling an initial consultation and examination through our contact form or by calling (201) 431-0288

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Dr. Haig Rickerby, DMD

October 3, 2023

Dr. Rickerby is currently an assistant professor at NYU’s School of Dentistry and has been a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, Commonwealth Dental Society, and the New Jersey Dental Association since 1987.

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