Millions of Americans currently suffer from tooth loss. In fact, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As patients grow older, this trend may continue until they are missing all of their teeth. Thankfully, at The Silverstrom Group, we provide durable and natural looking dentures to address tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, discuss how dentures can restore your smile. Dentures Quiz 1. True or False: Missing teeth may lead to uncomfortable misalignment. 2. True or False: Your dental prosthetics will be custom-made. 3. True or False: Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists offer partial dentures. 4. True or False: Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom can secure dentures with dental implants. Answer Key 1. True. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth may drift towards the empty socket. This causes uncomfortable and unsightly misalignment. Dental misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, providing places for harmful bacteria and stray food particles to hide. This increases the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and potentially, further tooth loss. 2. True. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will take an impression of your smile. Using lifelike dental materials, a set of dentures will be crafted. Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists will then check the fit for comfort and accuracy. 3. True. For patients who don’t yet require a full set of dentures, partial dentures can replace multiple teeth. Partials are a set of multiple replacement teeth with metal clasps on each end. The clasps attach to the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, anchoring your dentures into place. 4. True. Using dental implants, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can place a full set of fixed dentures. Implant dentures don’t slip and don’t require the use of adhesives. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists Do you suffer from multiple missing teeth? In order to return your smile to optimal health and appearance, your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists may recommend dentures. To learn more about our restoration options, talk to Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom today. 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.