Lancaster Family Smiles Blog
October 21, 2021
You may be considering a tooth implant because you’re either missing teeth or your teeth are too weak to withstand chewing. You want the best for your mouth, and we understand that completely! But if your question is, “Is a tooth implant right for me?” we can give you some helpful information about implants and how they work. That way, when it’s time to decide whether or not an implant is an option for you, you’ll have all of the facts on hand!
What Is a Tooth Implant?
An implant is a dental restoration that can be used to replace teeth. Dental implants are one of the most successful and reliable treatments for tooth loss. They act as an anchor and replacement for natural teeth, so they offer stability and support where there were once teeth. If you have teeth missing or teeth that do not meet your needs, this article will help you decide if an implant is right for you!
When Is An Implant Not Right?
There are some situations where tooth implants may not be right for you. For example, if you have severe periodontal disease (gum disease) or your teeth and gums aren’t healthy enough to support a dental implant, this treatment won’t work well. Also, we don’t recommend that people under the age of 16 get an implant.
If you’re interested in getting teeth implants, the first thing we’ll do is take some x-rays and impressions. After that, we place a temporary restoration on your tooth to protect it while the implant heals into the bone. Once everything has healed properly and fully, then we can put on your final custom dental crowns!
First of all, dental implants can last a lifetime! The success rate for teeth implant treatments is very high, which means your teeth have the best chance of being stable and secure. Also, when it comes to maintenance or cleaning, they’re much easier because you won’t have to spend as much time on teeth brushing and flossing.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of teeth implants can vary depending on your specific treatment plan, but this is an investment in yourself and your teeth. It may be more costly than other treatments for tooth loss, but it’s well worth it if you want to keep teeth that are strong and sturdy!
We hope that you have a pretty good idea about whether teeth implants are right for you by now! If tooth implants aren’t the best option and there’s another way we can help, then we want you to know about it! For instance, it’s not surprising that teeth whitening is one of the most popular teeth-related topics on the internet. Millions of people are looking for teeth whitening options to help them get rid of stains, discoloration, and yellowing.
To know more on dental restoration or any other dental procedures, feel free to contact Lancaster Family Smiles. We’re always here to answer any more questions that you might have, so don’t hesitate to come in and see us.
September 10, 2021
Have you ever had a toothache that was so bad, it felt like your teeth were being drilled from the inside? It’s not just an inconvenience. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods can actually cause severe damage!
But no worries! Here are some of the best and most popular treatments for sensitive teeth.(more…)
August 18, 2021
Does sipping your morning cup of coffee cause a sudden tinge of discomfort? Maybe enjoying an ice cream cone makes you pucker your lips in pain? You’re likely suffering from tooth sensitivity. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, at least 1 in 8 adults experiences tooth sensitivity in Lancaster. Since the sensation isn’t constant, it may not seem concerning, but does it warrant a trip to your emergency dentist? Here’s what you need to know to safeguard your smile and stop your pain.
August 17, 2021
Do you know that flossing is just as important in your daily routine as bathing and eating? Flossing can get rid of plaque stuck between teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach it. And with proper use, once or twice a day will suffice!(more…)
August 4, 2021
Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding can be a frustrating issue for people and often leads to further dental problems. Occasional teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but it can damage your teeth and lead to other oral health concerns when the habit becomes regular.
So here are the top six ways to prevent this pesky habit.(more…)
May 18, 2021
Toothaches are one of the most common oral health issues because there are so many different types of dental pain. While most toothaches need prompt, but not urgent, dental care, some can warrant a trip to your emergency dentist. So how can you tell which category yours falls into? The best way to tell is to call your dentist. They’ll ask you more about your symptoms to determine if you need treatment right away. In general, if you experience any of the following seven types of tooth pain, you need to give your Lancaster emergency dentist a call right away!(more…)
March 30, 2021
Dental implant procedures are common oral surgical services that are used to correct or replace gaps caused by missing teeth among patients. While each case may present its own unique approach, in general, dental implants involve embedding a titanium screw into the jawbone in order to securely attach an implanted false tooth. The procedure can work wonders for a more permanent solution to correcting missing teeth, but it understandably brings with it a barrage of questions from patients. If you are considering dental implants, here are a few things to know first.(more…)
March 29, 2021
Choosing a reliable dentist isn’t as simple as choosing the first dental professional in the book or landing on one that’s the closest to you. The truth is your oral care is a critical portion of your overall health and requires the right dental professional to ensure you’re being properly cared for. So, how do you go about choosing the most reliable dentist for yourself and your family? Let’s take a look.(more…)
February 26, 2021
One of the more common oral procedures, many of our patients have questions about what to expect during their upcoming wisdom tooth extraction surgery. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare, as well as how to promote a quick healing and recovery process, can go a long way in helping patients go through the process seamlessly. So, just what should you know about your scheduled wisdom tooth extraction?(more…)
February 16, 2021
When it comes to your smile, if you’re like most of our customers, you want it to be bright and stain-free. Few things give off as strong a first impression as a radiant smile that has been well cared for, so it’s easy to understand why teeth whitening procedures are among our most popular services among patients. So, what do teeth whitening regimens look like, and do you have options? Let’s take a look.(more…)