Dental implants are an innovative procedure that allows Livingston dentists, Dr. David and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, to replace one or more of a patient’s missing teeth. Implants help restore the function and appearance of your teeth, and provide a secure alternative to traditional dentures. In today’s blog, Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom explain how dental implants offer the esthetics and stability of natural teeth in as little as one day.
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
When a patient loses a tooth, the body responds by restricting the doses of calcium and phosphorus normally sent to bone surrounding it. Over time, the jaw begins to lose bone density. Bone loss can soon affect the stability of adjacent teeth. As your teeth drift towards the empty socket, your bite becomes weak, and in some cases, the face takes on a sunken look. Replacing a missing tooth is vital to safeguarding your dental health and appearance.
Secure Smile Restoration
Dental implants are biocompatible. Your body accepts the implants as natural teeth, and bonds with them. This prevents bone loss, and allows your smile to remain intact. For patients who may require dentures, dental implants offer unrivaled security. With dental implants, dentures can no longer slip when the patient is eating or talking, and there is no need for messy adhesives. In some cases, the entire procedure can be completed in a single day.
Placing Dental Implants
The first step in receiving dental implants is a consultation with Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom. After a thorough oral examination, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will decide if dental implants offer the best method for tooth replacement. At The Silverstrom Group, the entire process of placing dental implants can be completed in our office by our on-site staff of talent dental professionals. Dental implants require titanium posts anchored into the sockets of the missing teeth. Once the posts are in place, three to six months of healing will be required. In that time, the bone and gum tissue bond with the posts in a process known as osseointegration. The next step involves placing custom-made, natural-looking porcelain crowns on top of the posts. Whether a patient needs a single tooth replaced, or a full set of dentures, dental implants provide beautiful smile restoration.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Dentists
Are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants? Schedule a consultation with your Livingston dentists today to discuss 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.