Do you have one or more missing teeth? A variety of factors can lead to a person losing a tooth, including tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. In fact, research by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reveals that 69% of adults over the age of 35 have lost at least one of their teeth. But many people don’t realize that missing teeth threaten the stability of their smiles. Thankfully, a dental procedure exists that provides natural looking tooth replacement. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain the benefits of dental implants.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Question: Does delaying dental care for a missing tooth really increase the risk of further tooth loss?
Answer: Yes! When you lose a tooth, the body responds by suspending the supply of crucial nutrients, such as calcium and phosphorus, to the surrounding jawbone. Deprived of nutrients, the bone begins to dissolve. Over time, loss of bone density can lead to tooth loss and affect your facial structure, in some case causing jowls, sunken cheeks, and a ptotic, or witch’s, chin.
Question: Do dental implants prevent bone loss?
Answer: Yes. The body accepts an implant as a natural tooth. The body then resumes the flow of nutrients, preserving bone structure. The bone tissue bonds with the implant, providing a secure restoration.
Question: Do dental implants look like natural teeth?
Answer: Yes, each implant is placed into the socket of the missing tooth and topped with a custom-made dental crown. Our crowns are designed to blend with your smile, giving you a completely natural looking replacement.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Did we answer all of your questions about dental implants? If not, then don’t hesitate to contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists for more information on this breakthrough dental procedure. Schedule a consultation with your Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss whether dental implants are the best choice for restoring your smile. We offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.