Dental Implants in Lewisburg By Lawrence Winans DMD

Do you have a missing tooth or missing teeth? Are you tired of wearing full or partial dentures? If so, I encourage you to learn about dental implants in Lewisburg.

Dental implants are permanent replacements for both the tooth and tooth root, and restore your mouth to a natural appearance, total comfort and optimal function.

If you want to be able to eat, smile and speak without any worries or discomfort . . . if you’re tired of taking care of dentures every night . . . dental implants are for you. Dental implants don’t require any special care; you just brush and floss like you do your natural teeth.

The process involved with getting dental implants does take some time, but it’s straightforward and simple, and at NO time will you be left without teeth. First a titanium root is surgically implanted into your jaw. When the site has healed and the gum and surrounding tissues have attached to the root, an abutment post will be placed on the titanium root. Finally, a porcelain crown is custom made and permanently seated on the post.

Implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth and can even be used to securely hold implant-retained dentures in place.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, call my Lewisburg dental practice today.


Composite Resin Fillings in Lewisburg By Lawrence Winans DMD

Are your teeth filled with metal amalgam fillings? Are your teeth turning gray and discolored? Talk to me about white composite resin fillings.

In my Lewisburg dental practice, I don’t restore cavities with anything but metal-free composite fillings. Not only are they aesthetically more appealing than silver amalgam fillings (they virtually disappear in the tooth), they’re a safer, stronger choice than metal fillings.

Like metal outside your mouth, the metal fillings in your mouth react to temperature changes. They expand when exposed to heat (think coffee, tea, soup) and contract when exposed to cold (ice water, ice cream, iced tea). All this movement can cause your tooth to fracture or break. It also creates space between the filling and the tooth wall, allowing bacteria to get in and cause even more decay.

Composite resin fillings are biocompatible and non-reactive to temperature. They require far less tooth drilling to be placed in the tooth, thus allowing much more natural tooth structure to remain intact. It’s also a stronger restoration; a white composite filling can actually strengthen your tooth by 75 percent!

Don’t put your teeth at risk. Insist on tooth-colored composite resin fillings in the future. If you would like to replace existing metal amalgam fillings with composite fillings, I welcome you to call my Lewisburg dental practice today.