Replacing a missing tooth is essential to ensuring a beautiful smile and a lifetime of good dental health. Dental implants provide patients with a secure method of smile restoration. At The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer our patients the latest in implant technology. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists answer a few frequently asked questions about the dental implant process.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who qualifies for dental implants?
Answer: Patients with one or more missing teeth usually qualify for dental implants. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will perform a thorough oral examination to decide if dental implants best address your dental needs. Some patients may not have enough jawbone density to support dental implants. In that case, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom might recommend a bone graft before proceeding any further.
Question: Once I lose a tooth, how soon should I seek treatment?
Answer: Immediately! Once a tooth is missing, the body deprives that area of the jawbone of calcium and phosphorus. Without these nutrients, bone loss occurs. This threatens the stability of surrounding teeth, further damaging your smile. Dental implants are accepted as natural teeth by your body, which promotes bone growth and prevents loss of bone density.
Question: Will people be able to tell I have dental implants?
Answer: No, our goal is for people to notice a beautiful smile, not that the patient has undergone dental work. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom believe in applying an artistic touch to our dental restorations. Our dental implants look and function just like natural teeth.
Question: Will receiving dental implants require several procedures and office visits?
Answer: Unlike many practices, The Silverstrom Group can complete every step in the implant process under one roof. In some cases, the entire procedure can be finished in a single visit. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom realize how valuable your time is, and we work hard to offer quality restorations in a convenient timeframe.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
If you have any questions regarding dental implants that we didn’t address, please don’t hesitate to contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists today. 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.