Missing teeth pose a number of serious oral health issues. When a tooth is missing, bite tension is altered – a factor that can result in uneven tooth wear, excessive damage to remaining teeth, and additional tooth loss. What’s more, teeth adjacent to those missing will eventually slide into the empty space, further altering bite tension and strength.
Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, Paramus and Oradell, New Jersey
As healthcare professionals we are fully complying with all ADA recommendations as well as any and all government executive orders. The health, safety and well being of our staff and patients is and continues to be our priority. Our office is open for emergencies only and we are operating on a shortened scheduled until further notice. We hope everyone remains safe during this time.
A six-year study conducted by the International and American Associations for Dental Research has found that patients taking SSRIs experience dental implant failure at more than twice the rate of those who are not. The study, conducted on 490 patients with a total of 916 dental implants, found the rate of implant failure just above 10.5 percent for patients taking some of the most common antidepressants. Among patients not taking SSRIs, the rate of implant failure was closer to 4.5 percent.