Ask Keith Silverman: Dental Implants and Crowns
Am I good candidate for dental implants?
Missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed smiling or even talking in public. Dental implants allow you to get your smile back. Family photos, job interviews, and meeting someone new are all more stressful when you’re thinking about your appearance. We understand.
To decide if dental implants are right for you, a consultation appointment is a good place to start. Dr. Silverman will carefully examine the area involved and take a digital x-ray to determine whether your gums are healthy enough for the procedure and if you have adequate bone to support the implant.
What exactly is a dental implant?
Strong and stable, a dental implant fills the gap left by a lost tooth and looks and feels like one of your natural tooth. Most dental implant patients say the procedure doesn't hurt and the discomfort is minimal. Dr. Silverman uses titanium screws to replace the roots of missing teeth. Crowns (the parts of the teeth you can see in the mouth) are attached to them. Dr. Keith Silverman has over 25 years experience placing dental implants and restoring those fixtures with crowns that perfectly match the rest of your teeth.
Are dental implants permanent?
The beauty of dental implants is that they become integrated solidly into your jaw over a period of just a few months. A crown, however, is rated to last about 10 to 15 years before normal wear can cause the tooth to require replacement, although excellent dental hygiene could extend its life. Mouth location is also a factor in the expected longevity of a dental implant. Dental implants can be a long-lasting and dependable tooth replacement solution.
Dr. Silverman is a dental implant expert
If you are missing teeth and would like a smile you can be proud of, you can trust that you are in good hands with Dr. Silverman. He has done many dental implant procedures and updates his training continuously. Dr. Silverman completed his formal dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He also completed a hospital General Dentistry residency at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. He received a diploma for a post-graduate course of formal study in Dental Implantology at New York University Dental School.
Call our office for a consultation visit
Dental implants require deep experience and surgical skill and you should insist on the highest quality of care. Make an appointment with Dr. Silverman for a consultation visit to find out if this solution is right for you.