Dental Implants – Bringing New Life To A Dead Tooth

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As things tend to get spooky this month, my Lewisburg dental office wants you to know that living with a dead tooth can be a thing of the past thanks to dental implants. These extremely durable and natural looking replacements are specifically designed to bring life back to your smile.

Implant Magic

The curative power of a dental implant is almost magical. Not only can an implant make a smile look whole again, it can also restore function as if the natural tooth and its root never even left. The implant post, made of titanium, actually mimics your tooth root and helps to prevent facial bone loss. Implants are anchored to the bone, creating a solid foundation for a porcelain crown, bridge, or even a set of dentures.

Beware of the Bite

When a tooth is not operating to its full capacity, surrounding teeth may suffer due to the fact that they have to pick up the extra slack when it comes to the rigors of everyday function. Some people tend to chew only one side of their mouth, which could cause an imbalanced bite that is potentially damaging. This is where the titanium posts come into play.

Titanium Has:

  • Super Strength – Titanium is a silver transition metal with low density and high strength that is resistant to corrosion.
  • High Acceptability – It turns out our bodies are highly likely to welcome the titanium post and integrate it neatly within the jaw bone for a delightfully durable, permanent pairing.

After the post is set, a porcelain dental crown can be custom created and placed capping the post. The crown is strong, looks natural, and is very good at restoring full biting force.

Goodbye Bad Teeth. Hello, Implants!

Are you missing teeth? Do you have a tooth that’s doing more to harm or hurt your smile, rather than boost its beauty? You should know that you’re not alone. My dental office in Lewisburg is always available to speak with you about how a dental implant may be able to restore your smile.

Your Lewisburg dentist will be able to assess your individual needs and decide whether an implant could bring your dying tooth back from the dead. It’s a great way to help you enjoy a more comfortable bite, lessen the chances of gum disease, boost confidence, and improve speech. Ask us how implants can restore life to your smile.

Accepting new patients from Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Williamsport.

We’re Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month


October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at my dental office in Lewisburg, we’re dedicating this blog to hygienists and celebrating the variety of services they provide to patients on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the things hygienists do and how they become qualified to do so.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Dental Hygienist?

Hygienists work alongside the dentist to not only treat teeth, but also to provide patients with valuable oral health education. It’s a win-win situation. Because laws and regulations differ from state to state, a hygienist’s specific duties can vary. But here’s a glimpse at some of the fun stuff they can do daily:

  • Getting to Know YouHygienists are usually responsible for talking with patients to get an oral health assessment, reviewing health history, performing an oral cancer screening, and taking blood pressure.
  • Cleaning TeethTo get teeth looking and feeling great, most hygienists will give your smile a good cleaning by scraping away tartar and plaque from surface of all teeth.
  • Preventive PerformanceDuring a checkup and cleaning, hygienists may also apply fluoride or sealants to teeth to help keep acids, bacteria, and cavities from damaging teeth.
  • Good Health TipsHygienists are also really good at speaking with patients about the importance of good nutrition and how it relates to maintaining excellent oral and overall health.
  • A Lasting ImpressionSometimes an impression needs to be made of a patient’s teeth so we can better evaluate and diagnose what treatment someone may need. Hygienists are skilled at getting good impressions to help create healthy smiles.

How Do You Become a Dental Hygienist?

At my Lewisburg dental office, we are pleased to work with talented hygienists. Most receive training and certification through local community colleges, technical colleges, dental schools, or university programs. Hygienists who take community college courses generally finish school in about two years with an associate degree. With a degree in hand, hygienists are then eligible to complete license testing that generally occurs at the state, regional, or national level. Some universities even offer four-year degrees, along with master’s degree programs for extra hygienist schooling.

When you visit the dentist in Lewisburg, you’ll see the important role dental hygienists play in helping keep teeth clean and your body healthy. We would like to take a moment and say “thank you,” to all dental hygienists for all that they do. We hope you will do the same too!

Accepting new patients from Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Williamsport.