Dr. Jerry Strauss shares the aesthetic and functional benefits patients can experience with dental implants as a missing teeth replacement option.
Fairfield, NJ – According to the American Academy of Dental Implants, three million people currently have dental implants and hundreds of thousands of patients each year decide to undergo the treatment. Dr. Jerry Strauss, a Fairfield cosmetic dentist, says he frequently performs dental implant restoration procedures at his practice, Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey. He notes that dental implants have proven to be a revolutionary advance in the treatment of missing teeth, and they can serve as an ideal alternative to traditional dentures.
Dental implants use a titanium post to replace the original tooth root. The post is designed to fuse to the patient’s jawbone in the area of the missing tooth, thereby becoming a permanent part of the mouth. Once this has occurred, a customized dental crown is affixed to the post. The crown is made to be nearly indistinguishable from the patient’s surrounding teeth, giving them a replacement tooth that both looks and feels as natural as possible.
Dr. Strauss says patients who are missing one or more teeth and have enough bone density in the treatment area to support a dental implant are often good candidates for the procedure. He notes that dental implants can also provide anchoring support for dentures, reducing the potential for slippage and movement along the gums. The cost of dental implants varies among each individual patient’s needs, Dr. Strauss says; however, some dental insurance plans offer partial coverage for the treatment, and there are healthcare financing companies that offer monthly payment plans to qualified applicants.
In addition to functioning like natural teeth, Dr. Strauss outlines the following key benefits patients may receive from this restorative procedure:
- Improves the patient’s ability to eat, chew, and speak
- Preserves the health and strength of the patient’s jawbone
- Does not move or slip along the gumline
- The implants can last for decades
- No additional maintenance is necessary aside from regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups and cleanings
- Renews and revitalizes the appearance of one’s smile
Dr. Strauss stresses how important it is for patients to be aware that there are many advanced solutions other than traditional dentures that can effectively replace missing teeth. He suggests that individuals who are looking for replacement options consult a dentist with extensive experience in reconstructive or restorative dentistry to see if dental implants are a good option for their needs.
About Jerry Strauss, DMD
Dr. Jerry Strauss has been practicing general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Graduate Dentistry, where he also earned a master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry. Dr. Strauss completed his general practice residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse NY, where he then became a clinical instructor. Dr. Strauss has also pursued additional training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier post graduate dental education center. He achieved both Mastership and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) status from the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor achieved by less than 1% of all dentists, by completing more than 1600 hours of continued education and over 100 hours of volunteer service, both locally and abroad. Dr. Strauss is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Society, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is available for interview upon request.
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Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey
389 Passaic Ave #1
Fairfield, NJ 07004
336 Union Blvd.
Totowa, NJ 07512