Did you know that studies show over 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one of their natural teeth? A variety of factors can lead to a person losing a tooth, including injury, tooth decay, or advanced gum disease. A dental bridge provides a popular and secure method of tooth replacement. At The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer more than just traditional bridges. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists explain the benefits of implant-retained bridges for preserving your smile.
Dental bridges allow your Livingston dentists to replace one or more missing teeth. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom use biocompatible materials for creating your bridges, providing strong and completely natural looking restoration. Typically, a bridge consists of a replacement tooth with crowns attached to both sides. These crowns are then placed on the teeth sitting on either side of the missing tooth. Attached to healthy teeth, the crowns anchor the new tooth into place. In order to place the crowns, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will first need to remove a portion of the tooth structure of the teeth on either side of the empty socket.
Advantages of Implant-Retained Bridges
Like traditional bridges, implant-retained bridges provide replacement for multiple missing teeth. But instead of anchoring the new teeth in with crowns, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom use dental implants to hold the new teeth into place. The surrounding teeth can remain intact, preserving more of your natural smile. Unlike regular dental bridges, implant-retained bridges actually promote bone growth. When a tooth is lost, the body stops supplying crucial nutrients to that area of the jaw. Soon, the jawbone begins to degrade, increasing the risk of further tooth loss. But dental implants are accepted by the body as a natural tooth. As a result, the flow of nutrients resume and bone density remains intact. Implant-retained bridges help your teeth maintain optimal appearance and function.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative implant-retained bridges? Schedule a consultation with your Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss dental implants or any of our cosmetic procedures. 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.