Replacing a missing tooth helps preserve your smile. Many people don’t realize that once a tooth becomes lost, the body stops supplying the bone around the tooth with doses of calcium and phosphorus. Without these nutrients, bone loss can occur. The loss of jawbone density can threaten the stability of the surrounding teeth, increasing your risk of further tooth loss. Dental implants provide a strong, natural looking method of tooth replacement. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, discuss the implant process and offer some tips for patients who have just received their dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are custom-made crowns placed atop a special titanium post that is anchored into a patient’s jaw. Implants act as natural teeth, allowing your body to resume the flow of nutrients and prevent bone degradation. With dental implants, patients receive a lifetime of esthetically pleasing tooth restoration.
Receiving Dental Implants
Unlike most practices, at The Silverstrom Group every aspect of the implant procedure can be completed under one roof. The first step involves an oral examination to ensure implants are the right choice for a patient’s specific dental needs. Next, the post is placed into the socket of the missing tooth. Over a brief healing period, the bone bonds with the post, further strengthening the dental implant. An abutment is added to the top of the post. On this abutment a custom-made crown is placed. Now, the patient has a beautiful new restoration that blends seamlessly with his/her smile.
Following the Implant Procedure
Patients typically report very little discomfort following the implant procedure. You may experience some soreness that can be treated with ordinary over-the-counter pain relievers. Don’t forget, dental implants require the same care and attention as your natural teeth. Always maintain proper dental habits, such as brushing or flossing, and attend your six-month checkups with your Livingston dentists.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Are you interested in restoring your smile with our breakthrough implant procedures? Schedule a consultation with your Livingston cosmetic dentists, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss our cosmetic dental 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.