Losing a tooth can be embarrassing and hinder the health of your smile. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer a procedure that allows our team to replace one or more missing teeth. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, answer a few frequently asked questions about our how our dental bridge procedures can return your smile to full function and appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
Question: What happens when I lose a tooth?
Answer: After losing even a single tooth, the surrounding teeth often begin drifting towards the empty socket. Soon, the patient develops unsightly misalignment. Over time, misalignment increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Question: What is a dental bridge?
Answer: A dental bridge is a procedure that allows your Livingston cosmetic dentists to replace one or more missing teeth. A replacement tooth will be created with crowns on each side. The crowns will be placed onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The crowns anchor the artificial tooth into place, restoring your smile.
Question: Will my dental bridge look natural?
Answer: Yes. At The Silverstrom Group, we use biocompatible materials that mimic the look of gum and tooth enamel. Our bridges will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Question: How long do dental bridges last?
Answer: On average, a dental bridge provides between 10 and 15 years of quality smile restoration.
Question: What are implant bridges?
Answer: Instead of using crowns to anchor the bridge into place, which require the loss of tooth structure, we will use dental implants. An implant post is inserted into the empty socket and a crown is then attached to the post. Implant bridges preserve the tooth structure of surrounding teeth and make your smile whole again.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Interested in improving the health and appearance of your smile with a dental bridge? 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.