Dr. Jeffrey Rubino helps patients in Hagerstown restore their smiles with dental implants when teeth are missing.
HAGERSTOWN, MD, January 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dental implants are one of the most popular and requested dental services that Hagerstown, MD dentist Dr. Jeffrey Rubino D.D.S. offers at his practice. Though it is often classified as a cosmetic procedure, it can also be crucial for general dental health. If you're missing teeth, explore dental implants as a simple and permanent way to restore your smile as well as your ability to comfortable eat and speak.
"A patient's natural teeth are firmly rooted into the bone beneath the gums. In a normal case, the root is usually about a half an inch below the surface. When a tooth goes missing in some cases the jaw bone that used to support it can still be used to anchor a new artificial tooth. A dental implant is the new "root" where the artificial tooth can be securely anchored. The implant is made of a ceramic or metal material and looks similar to a small screw," said Dr. Jeffrey Rubino, Hagerstown dentist.
After administering sedation dentistry for a pain-free procedure, Hagerstown, MD dentist Dr. Rubino installs the implant into the jawbone and allows time to heal into place. During the healing process, which could take a few months, the dentist outfits the patient with a temporary tooth or flipper. When it's ready, the dentist then applies what is called an abutment to the implant where he can then attach the replacement tooth.
Hagerstown dental implant dentist, Dr. Rubino, has to evaluate each individual case to determine if a patient is a good candidate for a dental implant. The determination is commonly made with X-rays and an initial dental exam to examine the amount of bone under the gums and also the overall condition of the teeth and gums. Before putting in an implant it is important that the patient has good oral health.
You may be surprised to learn that dental implants can last as long as your other natural teeth with proper care and maintenance. You can't continue with the same poor oral health habits that may have caused the initial tooth lost if you want the dental implant to last for years. This is an investment in your oral health as well as your general comfort and quality of life. Think about it -- you use your teeth for talking, chewing and smiling to make a good impression.
Dr. Rubino was trained in general and cosmetic dentistry at West Virginia University and did his residency at the United States Naval Dental Corps. He's a popular Hagerstown dental implants dentist who has lived in the area since he was a young child. His goal is to provide his patients who come in for implants with as seamless, fast and comfortable an experience as possible.
About Dr. Jeffrey Rubino: Dr. Jeffrey Rubino is a lifelong resident of Hagerstown. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University and has been practicing in Hagerstown since 1991. His practice offers a variety of services including dentures, whitening, veneers and dental implants in Hagerstown. Dr. Rubino is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Maryland State Dental Association and the Washington County Dental Society. Each year, Dr. Rubino participates in a variety of continuing education programs to ensure that he is offering the most up to date and effective treatment to his patients in Hagerstown.
Jeffrey Rubino, DDS
19414 Leitersburg Pike Suite A
Hagerstown, MD 21742
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