Dental ImplantsAn Overview
If you have missing teeth or are faced with the prospect of losing your teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Shawna Hoffert completed a postgraduate residency program in implant dentistry. This enables us to provide complete care for dental implants from the surgical placement to the cosmetic restoration in our comfortable Asheville dentist office.
Dr. Hoffert is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and completed an intensive 12 month residency in implant dentistry. Her experience and training make her uniquely qualified dentist for placing dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have the highest long term success rate for replacing missing teeth. With dental implants, you can enjoy the same (or better!) quality of life that you had with your natural teeth.
Dental implants are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Patients who choose dental implants enjoy a diet without restriction. Implants support and promote a more stable bite and can last for many years.
After a lifelong struggle with weak teeth that could never be whitened and were increasingly crooked, Dr. Hoffert and her team excelled! I am so happy with my new smile! It's a pleasure to smile and not feel that embarrassment to show my teeth or to bear the brunt of…P.B.
Great treatment experience as usual - superstar team! Thank you!A.C.
Outstanding. Very impressed with competence level. Will bring in rest of family.J.C.
Dr. Hoffert is extremely careful & focused on patient comfort. I highly recommend her & Red Maple Dental. The staff is also friendly and goes the extra mile.H. B.
I am "over the moon" impressed with the quality of service at Red Maple Dental. As a new patient I have never been treated with such astounding care. Dr. Hoffert is incredibly talented & a wonderful dentist! Thanks for everythingC. S.
I have feared dentists for most of my life. Now I tell new residents where I live that I have never been hurt here. I am happy I can say this with Dr. Hoffert - It took courage, caring, and know how to do that. I am grateful!A.J.
Excellent Care! Dr. Hoffert was very kind, patient, and considerate during my visit. The Dental Assistant was as well. They did an excellent job with my crown and the shots did not hurt at all.H. D.
Dental Implants What to Expect
Dr. Hoffert will create a personalized treatment plan for dental implants:
- Implantation – The dental implant is a replacement tooth root, generally made of titanium, that is anchored into the bone. Placement of the implant is performed in our office, under local anesthesia. In some cases, Dr. Hoffert will place the final prosthetic on the implant during the implantation procedure. Other times, she will place a temporary restoration on the implant. It usually takes 3 to 6 months for the implant to become fully integrated with the bone.
- Implant Restoration – After the healing process is complete, Dr. Hoffert will uncover the implant and attach the dental crown, bridge or denture. Your restoration will look and function the same as natural teeth. You will be able to brush and floss your teeth normally. Routine preventive care visits with Dr. Hoffert will ensure the long term health and function of the dental implant.
Dental Implant Secured Dentures
If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, Dr. Hoffert may recommend implant dentures. Also called “all on four” or “teeth in a day”, this type of restoration uses as few as four dental implants to support a denture. Compared to a removable denture, implant supported dentures offer better retention, improved health and a better quality of life.