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By Anderson Dental Center
May 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure

Most people have had at least one cavity by age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately, dental fillings fillingscan help resolve damage done by cavities. Drs. Bill Anderson and Austin Hoffner, your Findlay, OH, dentists, provide tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth.

More on Fillings

Fillings seal holes caused by cavities. A cavity results from bacterial plaque that produce acid and creates holes (cavities) in teeth. If not detected early on, serious issues may occur. Your Findlay doctor clean and disinfect the cavity. Then they seal it with the filling to protect the integrity of the tooth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are usually preferred by individuals who don't want visible fillings. They are also known as composite resin and made of plastic resin and a filler, finely ground glass-like particles. They fix issues, such as:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fractures
  • Decays
  • Discolored and stained teeth

Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite

After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural. Here are some other advantages:

  • Fillings won't give your teeth a gray tint over time and are safer
  • Teeth look natural, so you don't feel self-conscious while smiling
  • Composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy meals without worrying about applying too much pressure on your teeth and breaking them.

Maintaining your New Bonding

Dental fillings require the same care as all your teeth:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed
  • Floss at least once before bed
  • Maintain a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Drink water to help wash away debris

Need a Consultation?

If you have any questions about tooth-colored fillings, don't hesitate to call Drs. Bill Anderson and Austin Hoffner, your Findlay, OH, dentists. You can reach them at (419) 424-5850.

By Anderson Dental Center
April 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure

When gaps in your smile are an issue, dental implants offer an effective way to restore your smile. Findlay, OH, dentists Dr. Bill Andersondental implants and Dr. Austin Hoffner discuss the benefits of dental implants.

Dental implants offer a new way to restore missing teeth

If you happened to lose a tooth in the past, you were limited to three restoration options: bridges or full or partial dentures. Although these methods closed the gap in your smile, they completely ignored your roots. Roots not only support teeth but keep them firmly anchored in your mouth.

Comfort can be an issue when you choose restoration options that only focus only on the visible parts of teeth. Dentures can slip and slide, irritating your gums with every bite you take. Both dentures and bridges may reduce your biting power.

Dental implants prevent these problems because they act as replacements for your natural roots. Implants are small titanium posts that a dentist places in your mouth during minor oral surgery. Over the next three to six months, the implant begins to bond to your jawbone. At the end of bonding period, a dental crown is attached to the top of the implant in our Findlay office, which creates a complete new tooth.

Implants provide unique advantages

In addition to offering a more comfortable alternative to traditional restoration methods, dental implants also protect your jaw. Jaw resorption, a common problem after tooth loss, may affect the strength of your jaw. As your jaw recedes, it can't adequately support your facial muscles. Unfortunately, sagging facial muscles can make you look older than you actually are. Tooth loss, another potential consequence of jaw resorption, can occur if you experience a significant change in the strength or depth of your jawbone.

Implants are the only restoration method that can be used no matter how many teeth you've lost. If you've lost one tooth, your crown will be connected directly to your implant. Implant-supported dentures may be attached to a metal framework that's supported by as few as four implants.

Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants? Call Findlay, OH, dentists Drs. Bill Anderson and Austin Hoffner at (419) 424-5850 to schedule an appointment.

By Anderson Dental Center
March 06, 2017
Category: Dental Care

Missing teeth can totally change the look of your smile and, in some cases, even your facial structure. Leaving missing teeth untreated dental implantscan result in some nasty side effects, further damaging your oral structures. Luckily, dental implants can replace your missing teeth and more, giving you back your smile and building your self-confidence in the way you look. Find out more about dental implants and determining if they are right for you with Dr. Bill Anderson and Dr. Austin Hoffner at Anderson and Hoffner Dental Center in Findlay, OH.

How can dental implants help my smile? 
Dental implants give you back your smile by replacing your missing teeth. Implants are unique in that they are permanent and non-removable, a trait that is not available in other dental procedures aimed at replacing your teeth. Additionally, dental implants will last a lifetime with the proper care. Poor dental hygiene is generally the only reason behind an implant rejecting or failing. These strong and lasting restorations are surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath your gum tissue, acting as the tooth’s root. The implant then holds a porcelain prosthetic tooth securely in place.

Are dental implants right for me? 
Dental implants require an oral surgery, dictating that patients be in good dental and general health. Implants benefit a variety of patients, from those missing a single tooth to those with no remaining natural teeth at all. Depending on your situation, your dentist will suggest single tooth replacement using one prosthetic tooth, multiple tooth replacement using a dental bridge, or an implant-supported denture which fits onto four or more implants throughout the arch of the mouth.

Dental Implants in Findlay, OH 
If you think you could benefit from dental implants, your dentist can help you find the best course of treatment for you. While this procedure is often considered cosmetic in nature, it also restores the biting surface of the tooth, making eating easier, and gives the bone the stimulation it requires to stay healthy, preventing eventual side effects of missing teeth like sagging facial skin or bone atrophy.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Anderson and Dr. Hoffner at Anderson and Hoffner Dental Center in Findlay, OH. Call (419) 424-5850 to schedule your dental implant consultation with your dentist today!