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For our patients with multiple missing, cracked, or decayed teeth, dentures can offer an attractive option to repair and restore your teeth to achieve a beautiful smile. Traditionally, removable dentures were the best option, and offered a potential long-term solution for individuals. However, with new advances in technology and dental implants, a variety of options are now available.

At Federici Dental, we're proud to offer both removable and hybrid dentures to patients in Manahawkin,Stafford Township and Long Beach Island. Dr. Joe and Dr. Dave Federici have unmatched experience and expertise in providing hybrid dentures, making them a trusted provider for senior patients in the local community. Learn more about hybrid dentures, and our other treatment options, to discover which is right for you.

What's the Difference Between Hybrid & Removable Dentures?

Removable dentures are what most people picture when they think of dentures: a complete set of teeth that fits over the gums and is held in place using an adhesive. They have been in use for decades, and they offer a simple, effective option for many patients. 

Hybrid dentures take advantage of the power of dental implants to provide a new option for dentures. Instead of adhesive, hybrid dentures are held in place using a set of dental implants – usually 4 to 6 implants per dental arch. This means that instead of adhesive, hybrid dentures are held and supported directly by dental implants fused to the jawbone. Furthermore, hybrid dentures can be made either as removable or fixed (permanent) dentures. 

Who's a Good Candidate for Hybrid Dentures?

Most people make great candidates for hybrid dentures, but it is necessary to have enough jawbone structure to support the implants. Dr. Dave will perform a thorough evaluation of your jaw and bone structure during your evaluation, then talk with you about whether or not hybrid dentures are right for you. One advantage, however, is that hybrid dentures will prevent the continual bone loss that occurs with traditional dentures. Because traditional dentures are placed on the gums, they transfer bite force down onto the jawbone, which can cause bone loss over time. Implants fuse with the jawbone, distributing bite force evenly throughout the jaw. For this reason, while some patients may not be eligible for hybrid dentures, they're often recommended even for patients who've already experienced bone loss. 

Contact Your Manahawkin Dentist

Both hybrid and removable dentures make excellent options for tooth replacement, and Dr. Dave and our treatment team would be thrilled to help you make the right decision. Contact us today or schedule a consultation appointment to take the next step towards a beautiful, complete smile. We look forward to helping you achieve a new smile that lasts a lifetime!

With the most recent national case involving OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and the death of Carrie Fisher, more national attention needs to be focused on this life or death condition. Recent surveys show up to 70% of people snore. Snoring is recognized more as a nuisance but is a very indicative sign of a possible life threatening condition. OSA is when the airway, through relaxation of the airway tissues, is closed off.  A more severe case called Central Sleep Apnea is when the brain, sometimes due to head trauma/concussions, does not send a signal for us to breathe normally. Current research is that 40% of all snoring/OSA cases go untreated.  Leaving the person to sleep in another room does not fix the problem of snoring and the life threatening dangers of sleep apnea. In fact, if no one is there to hear someone gasping for air or stopping breathing, it goes further undiagnosed.  If someone's airway is totally closed off then the brain is oxygen deprived forcing your body to gasp for oxygen and awaken.  

Sleep studies, which are ordered through your medical insurance, are used to determine the level and extent your snoring and possible stopping breathing is occurring.  They measure through and index, how many times per hour you stopped breathing and or what level your brain is being deprived of oxygen.  

*We only connect you to the sleep study company, they provide the results which are then sent to your medical doctor and our office.  We then decide upon what mode of treatment would best fit your needs and comfort, CPAP machine or an oral appliance.

Pros and Cons of CPAP


  • Gold standard and best for severe and central sleep apnea

  • Easy coverage by insurance companies, although 40% don't comply and return the machine so insurance companies like not paying.


  • Foreign object on your face nose or mouth.

  • Hoses connecting to machine on nightstand and interfering with sleep

  • Continuous replacement and cleaning of hoses, tubes, masks, etc

  • Issue with portability if you travel

  • Dry mouth upon awakening due to constant air being forced into your mouth.

Pros and Cons of Oral Appliances


  • Small, light and least intrusive.

  • Cheaper due to no maintenance of new tubes/masks/filters regularly

  • No connection to a machine and noise associated and no issues with sleeping and turning with a hose connected to your face to a machine on your nightstand

  • Easy to take with you or wear anywhere such as an overnight flight or on vacation abroad etc as only weighs a few ounces and fits in a small orthodontic retainer plastic box.

At Federici Dental the following applies as well with our appliance:

  • Digitally made via a scan of your mouth, no impressions.

  • FDA approved and our appliance is made of surgical grade nylon with no metals involved


  • Lower jaw is repositioned forward to open airway so upon awakening jaw muscles may be fatigued for first 15 mins

  • Can only treat mild to moderate and is not indicated for Central Sleep Apnea which is brain telling body not to breath.  

  • Some insurances/Medicare make it complicated process for coverage.

But what price can we put on saving our lives or make it better by quality sleep, not being deprived of oxygen, not keeping our partners awake, keeping our blood pressure and heart stress down,  being more refreshed and focused at work or at home,  and many other reasons?

We are seeing more insurance companies want to cover oral appliances, especially the FDA approved ones like we provide, because they can save on paying out on new masks, tubing, filters, etc.  But most importantly, we all want patients to treat the situation and with the 40% non-compliance of CPAP,  those patients lives are being put at risk!  We have the solution to make your lives better and safer at Federici Dental.

If you or your spouse have been told or heard gasping and snoring at night, please contact us at (609) 597-1234 or complete our appointment request form to get started.

At Federici Dental, we want to ensure that our patients understand the vast benefits of keeping up with dental appointments and maintaining a healthy smile. You should take care of your teeth like you take care of the rest of your body, with dedication and care. More and more literature and articles have come out that support the benefits of having great oral health, and we recently discovered yet another!

For our patients in and around Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Stafford Township and Barnegat Township, feel free to contact us if you have any additional questonis. For everyone else, find out more about why your mouth matters more than ever.

The Benefits of Maintaining Great Oral Health

Of course, the biggest physical benefit of keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a beautiful smile! A smile is one of the first things your family, friends and colleagues notice about you, and keeping it in tip-top shape is an instant confidence boost! 

Another benefit the article points out is that healthy teeth will ensure that you can always eat whatever you want! You want to be able to eat your favorite foods for the rest of your life. If you're concerned about the health of your teeth, Federici Dental is a premier provider of dental implants and hybrid dentures for patients.

You can learn more about the benefits of oral health by following this link: 7 Benefits of Better Oral Health

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

We’re proud to present an event in the local Manahawkin, NJ community for our senior patients who want to learn more about implant dentistry options. This free informative seminar will be led by Dr. Kathy A. Banks, DMD, an ABOMS Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Dave Federici and Thurmond Price, CDT will also be in attendance to answer all questions regarding dental restoration procedures and implant dentistry options. You can find out more about this event below.

When: Wednesday May 24th, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn, 152 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM, a Complimentary Dinner will be served!
RSVP: Space is limited, so don’t wait! Please call (609) 488-2325 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/807883442702986/ (Feel free to share with friends and family that may be interested!)

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What You Need To Know About Dental Implants 

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At this event, you’ll learn about specific implant dentistry services such as: 

  • Dental Implants: Our implants are made to match your teeth, and are one of the longest-lasting tooth replacement procedures available. They don’t need to be removed and cleaned like dentures, and function exactly like natural teeth. 

  • Hybrid Dentures (Fixed-Detachable Dentures): Our office specializes in hybrid dentures, which are a cross between removable dentures and a fixed bridge. They consist of multiple dental implants that are placed in the jaw bone and screwed into place, creating a new smile that is fully functional and cosmetically pleasing. Often times, hybrid dentures are a great fit for patients with significant bone loss in their jaw.

  • Bridgework: Dental bridges are made up of at least two crowns, one on each side of the missing tooth or teeth.    

Why Choose Federici Dental?

Our practice works with an incredible team of oral surgeons to provide local and personalized implant dentistry procedures. In addition to performing the procedure, we provide regular maintenance cleanings of the implants and screwed appliance to keep them in the best possible condition for the rest of your life. We're with you every step of the way! Additional benefits of choosing Dr. Dave and Federici Dental include:

  • Local & Personalized Care: Nothing means more to Dr. Dave then building a caring and trusting relationship with each of his patients. He’s willing to spend plenty of time reviewing the procedure, answering questions and making each individual feel as comfortable as possible.

  • Experienced In-House Team: The Federici Dental team is very familiar with the procedure, as they know what happens and have watched the implant dentistry procedures. Our front desk staff, which includes Heather and Brenda, can provide additional insight for patients if they have other questions.

  • Pressure-Free Environment: We know that implant dentistry is a huge decision for each of our patients, so we’re happy to accommodate in any way possible. Dr. Dave has an open-door policy, and is always willing to discuss questions and concerns. 

If you have any additional questions after attending the seminar, feel free to contact our Manahawkin office at (609) 597-1234. Federici Dental is proud to provide a variety of implant dentistry services to patients of all ages living in the Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Long Beach Island and the surrounding New Jersey community. 

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Free Dental Implants seminar with Dr. Kathy A Banks & Dr. Dave Federici

dental educationAt Federici Dental, we want to provide our patients with the finest general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments available, while educating them on the latest in oral health research. Drs. Dave and Joe are always expanding their knowledge, and eager to learn more about how to improve their processes, techniques and advice to patients.

Recently, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center made a starting discovery. They found that around 26% of patients who had a type of oral bacteria found in their saliva experienced intracerebral hemmorhage, better known as a stroke. This study provides evidence that not only is maintaining a strong oral hygiene routine important for your oral and overall health, but also specifically for your brain health. You can find out more about this incredible discovery by reading this article: Oral Bacteria Linked To Stroke Risk.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Local Manahawkin Dentist Today!

If you have any questions about the connection between oral bacteria and stroke risk, or any other questions, feel free to contact our office at (609) 597-1234. We're always happy to help. Federici Dental is proud to service patients of all ages in Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Barnegat Township, Long Beach Island and other surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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