Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and leave people feeling self conscious about their appearance. In addition, losing a tooth can affect the stability and health of your smile. Many people don’t realize how crucial replacing a missing tooth is for maintaining good dental health. Thankfully, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer a secure and natural looking method of tooth replacement. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists explain how dental implants can protect and preserve your smile.



Dental Implants

With dental implants, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can replace one or more missing teeth. For patients requiring dentures, dental implants offer a permanent and esthetically pleasing alternative to removable dentures. Dental implants are constructed from biocompatible materials, which means your body accepts them as natural teeth. Unlike many dental practices, at The Silverstrom Group every aspect of the implants process can be performed under one roof.  In some cases, the entire process can be completed in a single visit.

What Happens When a Tooth is Lost

When you lose a tooth, you should contact Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom immediately. Replacing missing teeth is essential to safeguarding the integrity of your smile. When a patient loses a tooth, the body stops supplying that area of the jawbone with necessary doses of calcium and phosphorus. Starved of nutrients, the bone begins to deteriorate, threatening the surrounding teeth. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth may start to drift toward the empty socket, leading to misalignment and increasing the risk of further tooth loss.

Receiving Dental Implants

The first step for receiving dental implants involves a consultation with your Livingston dentists. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will need to ensure your jaw contains the necessary bone density to support dental implants. If not, you may require a bone graft. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will place a titanium post into the socket, on top of which a custom-made crown will be attached. Once the process is completed, you will have a restored smile, returned to full function and appearance.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Do you need one or more missing teeth replaced? The talk to your Livingston cosmetic dentists today about our innovative dental implants. Schedule a consultation with your Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss our cosmetic procedures and your treatment options. 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.