February 23, 2016
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 90 and older has tripled since 1980, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, and is expected to increase to 7.6 million over the next 40 years. You can bet many of those nonagenarians will tell you that a happy outlook on life helped them live so long. And with that happy outlook, of course, comes a willingness to share a smile. But after 90 some years of smiling, what happens if there’s tooth loss? Are dentures the only answer? No. Research shows that dental implants are effective at restoring missing teeth in elderly patients and have the same predictable outcomes as when used to replace teeth in younger patients. For old and young alike in 07090, dental implants are expertly provided by Dr. David Weinman in Westfield, NJ.
December 18, 2015
For many years, edentulous (without teeth) patients had just one reliable tooth replacement option, removable dentures. In recent years, success rates for implant retained dentures have increased making them an attractive alternative to removable dentures. If you’re in need of dentures in Westfield, contact Dr. David M. Weinman and his dental team today. We offer patients skilled smile restoration with traditional or implant supported dentures.
June 23, 2015
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 76.4 million baby boomers. Boomers makeup nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population and these people born between 1946 and 1964 are known for enjoying, well… the finer things in life. And some of those finer things are their own teeth! So, if they should happen to need tooth replacement, then a bridge or denture simply will not do. They will expect a more lifelike alternative and fortunately there is one: dental implants. For Westfield implant dentistry, people in and around the area turn to Dr. David Weinman.
So, now that we know how many baby boomers there are, can we predict how many will need tooth replacement? Research from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that approximately 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth due to traumatic injury, failure of a root canal, gum disease or severe tooth decay. Those number are made even more significant by the fact that they’re not even baby boomer age! But by the age of 74, we can expect more than 25 percent of adults to lose all of their teeth. In 07090, dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for baby boomers and beyond.
Dental Implants for You
With a dental implant, Dr. Weinman surgically places a small titanium screw in your jawbone just beneath the exposed gum tissue where your tooth is missing. This screw does the job of a natural tooth root. As you heal from surgery, the screw and the surrounding bone tissue fuse together in a process known as osseointegration. The screw becomes firmly set in your jaw and as such forms a solid foundation for your eventual tooth restoration. In addition, the implanted screw stimulates healthy bone growth, an important step in avoiding bone and muscle deterioration that leads to the appearance of a sagging face that often happens to people who are missing teeth.
When you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our office for Dr. Weinman to attach a custom designed prosthetic. Whether your tooth restoration is a single crown or a specially created bridge or denture that is secured in place by your new dental implant, you will be able to smile, eat and speak with confidence.
Call Our Office Today
To learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinman in Westfield, NJ. We also extend service to our neighbors in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside and surrounding areas. Dr. Weinman and our team look forward to meeting you and making you smile.
September 16, 2014
Thanks in large part to advances in dental technology, today’s edentulous adults — or those who are missing all of their teeth — have a variety of restorative options from which to choose. Widely considered the best restorative option available today, dental implants are a versatile solution that allows for total tooth replacement in most cases. At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, Dr. Weinman and his staff believe that each and every one of our patients deserves to enjoy the full benefits of a complete, healthy smile. This is why we are proud to offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, including implant-retained dentures.
Why Choose Implant-Retained Dentures?
A chief complaint of patients who wear a mandibular denture is a general lack of retention. Dentures can be prone to slipping and sliding, making eating and speaking difficult and potentially embarrassing. An ill-fitting prosthesis can even cause a substantial amount of pain, particularly when the patient attempts to chew certain foods. Fortunately, dental implants make it possible to secure an overdenture to the jaw in a way that feels, functions, and looks like the patient’s natural dentition.
With tiny, biocompatible posts called dental implants, Dr. Weinman can firmly attach a custom denture to the gums and jaw to improve strength, comfort, and aesthetics. In addition to restoring your smile and your ability to enjoy your favorite foods comfortably, dental implants effectively mitigate the bone density deterioration that occurs following tooth loss. By stimulating the tissue in the jaw bone, your dental implants help your jaw maintain its shape. Many edentulous patients who have experienced problems with traditional dentures say that implant-retained dentures are the ideal tooth replacement solution for their needs.
Regain Your Smile and Your Confidence
Westfield, NJ implant dentist Dr. Weinman understands that each patient has complex, unique needs when it comes to tooth replacement. We’d love to be your trusted partners in your journey toward a fully functional and beautiful new smile with implant-retained dentures and our other restorative dentistry solutions. Contact our office in Westfield, NJ today to schedule your visit and to explore the possibilities afforded by implant dentistry. Our conveniently located dental practice proudly serves the oral healthcare needs of families from throughout Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Mountainside, Fanwood, and beyond.
May 20, 2014
Dental implants have rapidly become the vastly preferred restorative dentistry solution to missing teeth, offering unparalleled structural stability and a naturally attractive appearance. At the Westfield, NJ dental practice of Dr. David M. Weinman, we believe that every one of our patients deserves to enjoy the full benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile; this is why we offer comprehensive implant dentistry services, as well as valuable post-op diet information to help ensure successful treatment and happier patients.
Vital Dietary Information for Dental Implant Patients
While we understand that food may be the furthest thing from your mind following any kind of oral surgery, it is important to understand the relationship between post-op diet and successful healing. Your body is only as strong as the nutrients you give it to thrive, and the period following dental implant surgery is a critical time of healing. It is, therefore, critical that you consume the right kinds of foods while your dental implant is fusing with your jawbone, all without disrupting the recovery process. Nutritional recommendations for dental implant patients include the following:
- For the first week of your recovery process, a diet of mostly soft foods is advised. Any food that causes you discomfort should be avoided.
- Your body needs protein to heal, but meats can be difficult to chew at first. Choose high-protein alternatives like eggs, beans, tofu, milk, yogurt, and soft seafood instead.
- Hydration is key during the healing process, so increase your water intake to bolster your immune system and to facilitate a faster recovery. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as these are the most common offenders when it comes to dehydration.
- Find much-needed vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables of the softer variety, including bananas, peaches, tomatoes, melons, berries, and cooked vegetables like squash, broccoli, and carrots.
Just as is the case with any of our other cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments, you will be provided with accurate, up-to-date, and personalized information regarding proper aftercare following your implant procedure. Dr. Weinman and his team are here to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after the process, as well as to allay any concerns that may arise. We are here to help you achieve the complete, radiant smile you’ve always wanted!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Have missing teeth caused you to feel insecure about your smile in personal and professional endeavors? Do you find yourself wishing that you could eat, speak, and smile comfortably without the possibility of slipping dentures or other dental prosthetics? Dental implants may be the solution for you. We look forward to helping you rebuild your dentition and your smile in a way that fits your lifestyle.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Weinman and our team to discover what a dramatic difference this state-of-the-art restorative procedure can make in your daily life. Our conveniently located dental practice in Westfield, NJ also happily serves patients from throughout nearby communities in Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, and beyond.
November 4, 2013
Out of all the dental injuries a person can experience in their lifetime, tooth loss is often considered to be one of the devastating, both to your overall oral health and your sense of self. Many patients who suddenly find themselves with unsightly gaps in their smile often find it hard to even get out of bed in the morning, much less interact with their friends or coworkers due to their fear of being judged or embarrassed. Even worse, missing teeth can cause additional dental problems to crop up, such as sudden misalignments as other teeth twist and shift in order to fill the empty space, an increased risk of periodontal disease, and even additional tooth loss. Of course, traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges have been around for countless years, but many patients find themselves unsatisfied with their bulky and artificial nature – not to mention that they still have to struggle with the problem of jawbone deterioration as time goes on. While Dr. Weinman and his staff here in Westfield, NJ can’t rewind the clock on your smile, we can provide you the next best solution: dental implants. With the help of this revolutionary new restorative dentistry method, you can finally experience a truly healthy and happy smile again.
What is a dental implant?
Simply put, a dental implant is a complete replica of your original tooth! While many patients recover from the loss of their teeth with the help of dentures or bridges, these restorations only provide a replacement for the crown section of your tooth (the visible area), not the root beneath the gums. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that solves this problem by effectively replicating both the root and the crown of your lost tooth, which protects you from crucial jawbone deterioration and providing a sturdy foundation for your replenished smile.
First, you’ll have a small, titanium post placed in the socket where your new tooth will go. Then, once an appropriate amount of time has passed for you to heal from this procedure, you’ll return to our Westfield office, where Dr. Weinman will place a beautiful, customized crown on top of it. Your new tooth will look and feel so stable and lifelike that it’ll be hard to tell you ever lost your original one in the first place!
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Weinman and his team are committed to providing patients personalized dental care that puts their comfort first. In addition to Westfield, we also welcome patients from Scotch Plains, Farmwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.
June 26, 2012
In our last post, we talked about an extremely effective restorative dental service known as dental implants. Today we’d like to highlight the other restorative dentistry services you can find at Dr. David M. Weinman’s Westfield dental office.
Our restorative dental services include:
With each one, Dr. Weinman can provide patients from Westfield and beyond with effective care that helps them reclaim their oral health and overall health. But which one is right for you?
That all depends on your situation. In cases of mild to moderate decay you may only need fillings, or perhaps an inlay or onlay. In more developed cases, though, a porcelain crown may be needed to restore your smile’s strength and functionality. And for patients who have lost teeth, a bridge or a dental implant may be perfect.
But a simple blog post like this can’t tell you everything you need to know to make an informed decision. That’s why, if you’re considering a restorative procedure, we recommend that you call Dr. Weinman’s Westfield dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment. During your consultation, Dr. Weinman will thoroughly examine your smile in addition to talking to you about your smile and the results you’re looking for. Afterwards, we can recommend a service that’s right for you and begin putting together a customized treatment plan.
Call us today if you’re ready to begin transforming your smile. Dr. Weinman’s Westfield dental office serves patients from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and surrounding areas.
June 5, 2012
If you currently have a traditional crown, bridge, or denture, you may have wished at some point that there was a restorative solution that could give you back the kind of strong, permanent smile you once had.
The good news is that there is. At Dr. David M. Weinman’s dental office in Westfield, we can restore your smile’s appearance, structure, and function with dental implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Like traditional crowns, bridges, and dentures, dental implants work by replacing one or more missing teeth. But what sets them apart is the fact that they also replace any tooth roots you might be missing, too.
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants work by fusing with bone tissue in the jawbone, creating a firm foundation for your new smile. During the first phase of your dental implant procedure, your implant(s) will be placed in your jaw. Then, after that fusing process has been given time to happen, all that’s left is for Dr. Weinman complete your restoration by attaching your new crown, bridge, or denture.
What you’ll find afterwards is that your smile functions just like a natural smile, improving your confidence and your health in the process.
To learn more about how dental implants can help patients from Westfield and beyond enjoy improved oral and overall health, visit the dental implants page on our website or give us a call. Dr. Weinman serves patients from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.