At The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, provide dental implants as an alternative to traditional dentures. Dental implants offer several advantages over removable dentures. In today’s blog, Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom test your knowledge about our innovative dental implants.



Test Your Knowledge

1. True or False: Losing a tooth doesn’t affect the surrounding teeth.

2. True or False: Dental implants require adhesives.

3. True or False: Dental implants offer permanent dentures.

4. True or False: Dental implants don’t cause slippage.

5. True or False: Dental implants don’t look natural.


1. False: When a patient loses a tooth, the body immediately stops providing that area of the jawbone with vital doses of calcium and phosphorus. Without these necessary nutrients, the jaw begins to lose bone density. This bone loss threatens the stability of surrounding teeth, boosting the risk of further tooth loss.

2. False: Unlike traditional dentures, dental implant-retained dentures don’t require the use of messy adhesives. Instead, dental implants are anchored firmly into the jaw just like your natural teeth.

3. True: When placing dental implants, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will place a titanium post into the socket of a missing tooth. Typically, they place four to eight posts per set of dentures, depending on a patient’s needs. The body accepts the posts as natural teeth and bonds with them. After placing the replacement teeth on the posts, you will have a permanent set of lifetime restorations.

4. True: Patients with removable dentures often endure slippage. When chewing or talking, the dentures slip, causing embarrassment and leaving the patient feeling self-conscious. Since dental implant-retained dentures are permanently attached to your jaw, slippage is impossible.

5. False: Your Livingston dentists will create a set of custom-made crowns to replace your missing teeth. Placed on top of the posts, these natural looking replacements return your smile to full function and appearance.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Interested in dental implants? Make an appointment with your Livingston cosmetic dentists today to discuss your options for cosmetic repair. Contact the Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey today. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.