Posts for: April, 2018
When it comes to issues of smile aesthetics, there’s nothing quite as embarrassing as having to go through life with a missing tooth. It can change the way you eat as well as how you interact in everyday social settings. Dr. Robert Hoffmaster, a dentist serving patients in York, PA, can replace missing teeth and restore your smile with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
A tooth implant is a device that permanently replaces not only the outer tooth, but also the tooth root that’s hidden beneath the gumline. Through a natural process called osseointegration the bone tissue binds with the ridges of the implant, holding it firmly in the socket. After a few months, your York dentist will check to see if the implant is ready to receive an abutment (a connecting device) and crown.
Dental Implants—The Preferred Method
Dentures can slip, and bridges require the removal of dental enamel. After exploring the other options available for replacing missing teeth, patients usually opt for dental implants instead. Here are a few reasons why:
- A dental implant can’t move out of place accidentally. It is firmly integrated into the tissue of your jaw bone.
- A dental implant doesn’t require the support of other teeth, like bridges. Each implant stands on its own.
- The dental crown that will be attached to your implant can be designed to look exactly like your other existing teeth.
- Cleaning a dental implant is a simple matter of brushing and flossing.
A Smile Restored
A restored smile is whole and gives you the aesthetic appeal you’ve been desiring. Dental implants help restore your lost teeth so that you can carry on with your everyday activities with confidence. Treat your new implant with the same care and attention as your other teeth (daily brushing and flossing) to ensure it stays healthy and clean.
See if Dental Implants Are Right for You
Your dentist will need to do an exam and look at recent X-rays to find out if you have enough bone density for dental implants. Call (717) 846-9428 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffmaster at his office in York, PA.