You may not think it’s an absolute necessity, but your oral health is just as significant as your overall wellness. Fact is, this is one reason dentists never run out of business. The answer is pretty obvious – their services are not an option for people to ignore or else sooner than later you will be forced to pay the dentist a visit, either from incessant toothache, decay or social embarrassment from mouth odor. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), about 50% of Americans visit their dentists each year and most of them have excellent overall health status.
Robert Korwin DMD, MICOI, MAGD, is a gentle caring expert in every branch of dentistry practicing in the Middletown/ Red Bank/ Monmouth County, New Jersey area for over 30 years. A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice, and has received the David L. Drabkin Memorial Biochemistry Award, the Alumni Award from University Of Pennsylvania, a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a Mastership in the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a highest honors graduate of Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.
A dental bridge (or pontic) is a custom-made false tooth or teeth, that is permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of space to be filled.