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By Hoffmaster Dental
November 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

You don't have to choose between a smile that is beautiful and one that is healthy. A cosmetic dentist bridges the gap between preventive care and a smile you're proud to show off. To find out how it can help your specific case contact Dr. Robert Hoffmaster of Hoffmaster Dental in York, PA.

Whitening

Perhaps what's most commonly associated with cosmetic dentistry is professional tooth whitening. Your dentist will achieve better faster results in an office visit than you can with over the counter products.

Chips, Cracks, and Cavities

Your cosmetic dentist may employ a composite resin bonding to sculpt your teeth back to their natural look. This is also useful in fillings for the same reason, avoiding that traditional silver appearance.

Deeper cavities can also be repaired through the use of inlays and onlays, a treatment for restoring the tooth with lab-made materials. They fill in the gap between regular fillings and complete crowns.

Full Smile Makeovers

Full smile makeovers can be achieved with cosmetic dentistry through the use of veneers. These bonded onto your teeth in a similar way to crowns, but these are thinner caps that don't require as much of your tooth to be reshaped.

But the result is a complete smile makeover. Perfect if you have a smile with a few imperfections.

Tooth Replacement

Dental implants can replace an entire tooth, or a full denture, in a very permanent way. By fusing titanium posts onto the bone of your jaw, your dentist can attach a crown that will act and look, and feel, just like your natural teeth.

Your cosmetic dentist can help you with all those smile imperfections through a variety of treatments. Call today to find out which is best for you. Contact Dr. Hoffmaster of Hoffmaster Dental in York, PA, by dialing (717) 846-9428.


By Hoffmaster Dental
November 16, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth? Dental implants offered by your York, PA, dentist, Dr. Robert Hoffmaster, provide several benefits that make implants an excellent choice.

5 reasons to choose dental implants

Dental implants can:

  • Improve Your Appearance: Do you feel as if there's nothing left to smile about since you've lost one or more teeth? Dental implants replace your lost teeth, restoring your sparkling smile. Implants consist of titanium posts implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery in York. Implants bond to your jawbone and replace your tooth roots. As soon as the implants bond to your bone, they're topped with dental crowns, synthetic restorations that replace the tops of teeth.
  • Make Eating Easier: Tooth restoration options that only restore the visible parts of teeth may cause your biting power to decrease. Since dental replace the crowns and roots of your teeth, they provide the strength you need to bite, chew and grind soft, hard, tough and chewy foods easily.
  • Keep Your Jaw Strong: Your jawbone may begin to shrink after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost multiple teeth. The problem occurs due to a loss of stimulation from the tooth roots. Eventually, the muscles in the lower half of your face may begin to sag or your teeth may become loose. Dental implants constantly stimulate your jawbone, preventing it from shrinking or weakening.
  • Offer an Alternative to Traditional Dentures: Dental implants are a good option no matter how many teeth you've lost. They can even be used with dentures. As few as four implants can be used to attach an implant-supported upper or lower denture. Dentures may be attached directly to dental implants or to a metal framework that is attached to the implants.
  • Provide a Comfortable Restoration Option: Strong roots not only make it possible to eat a variety of foods but also make dental implants a comfortable option. In fact, your new tooth will probably feel very much like your natural teeth. Since your crown is connected directly to the implant, you won't have to worry about uncomfortable gum irritation either.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants. Call your dentist in York, PA, Dr. Robert Hoffmaster, at (717) 846-9428 to schedule your appointment.