Are you missing a tooth? Missing teeth often leave embarrassing gaps in our smiles and even endanger the stability of surrounding teeth. According the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults over 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. Thankfully, at The Silverstrom Group, we offer the treatment necessary to restore your smile. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, discuss how dental implants can provide natural looking and durable tooth replacement.
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
When you lose a tooth, the body responds by suspending the flow of vital nutrients, such as calcium and phosphorus, to the surrounding jawbone. Deprived of these essential nutrients, the bone begins to degrade. This increases the risk of further tooth loss. Loss of jawbone density also affects a patient’s facial structure, causing many to develop sunken cheeks, jowls, a ptotic chin, and an aged appearance. Missing teeth also cause adjacent teeth to drift towards the empty socket, causing unsightly misalignment.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible posts inserted into the jaw. A dental implant can be used to replace a single tooth or secure a full set of dentures. Once placed into the jaw, the bone tissue will bond with the post, anchoring it into place. An abutment will be added to the top of the post and used to hold the replacement crown. Once complete, you will have an esthetically pleasing restoration.
Advantages of Dental Implants
The body accepts dental implants as natural teeth, causing the body to resume the flow of nutrients and stop bone loss. In addition, dental implants provide over 25 years of quality restoration, while alternative procedures such as dental bridges only last between 10 and 15 years.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to learn more about our dental implants, then talk to your Livingston cosmetic dentists today. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles. 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.