What Are Dental Implants?

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. In fact, studies show that over 35 million Americans have lost all of their teeth, which makes eating and communicating difficult. With dental implants, patients can replace one or more missing teeth. Your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer innovative dental implants to return smiles to full function and beauty.Implant DentistryUnlike other methods of dental replacement, such as dental bridges and dentures, implants are inserted directly into the jawbone. There, the bone tissue bonds with the biocompatible titanium post, anchoring the implant for decades to come. Your Livingston dentists may prescribe implants to replace one tooth or even secure a full or partial set of dentures. With our onsite labs and team of dental professionals, your Livingston dentists can handle each step of the implant process, completely rejuvenating your smile under one roof.Quality Restorative DentistryFirst, you will undergo a thorough examination. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will ensure your have the necessary amount of bone tissue to support the implants. If not, you may need to receive a bone graft. Otherwise, our team will place the implants. As the area heals, our lab will fabricate your implant restorations. The restoration may be in the form of a custom-made crown or even a lifelike set of dentures. After checking the fit, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will place the restorations, completing your implants.To maintain your new implants, always practice good dental habits. You should care for your implants as you would your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once. Always attend routine checkups and dental cleanings, as well. These visits allow Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to assess the strength and state of your implants and dental health, safeguarding your smile against tooth decay and gum disease. Common dental issues, such as gum disease, can lead to implant failure. To learn more about our implant procedures, talk to The Silverstrom Dental Group today.About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.