Our Lincoln, NE Dental Services
How Dr. Hoffman Can Help Your Smile
At Family and Implant Dentistry, we’re dedicated to creating your best smile. That’s why Dr. Hoffman offers a variety of services under one roof. He’ll take the time to get to know your desires for your smile, so he can make them a reality.
Learn about all the ways Dr. Hoffman and our incredible team can help you.
Our Dental Services
Your smile is a crucial part of your appearance — it’s often one of the first things people notice when meeting you. Improving your smile’s aesthetics can make a better first impression and also boost your self-confidence. The benefits of a beautiful smile can be life-changing.
Learn more about our cosmetic services to see how we can improve your smile.
General dental services are the backbone that supports your smile’s health and appearace. While cleaning your teeth at home is your first line of defense against oral disease, even dentists like Dr. Hoffman need professional dental cleanings. There are hard-to-reach areas that can be prone to decay and cavities — your hygienist can clean these areas for you and make sure they stay in great shape.
But bacteria don’t take breaks. Nearly everyone experiences tooth decay and oral disease in some way. If you do, don’t worry. Dr. Hoffman can treat your teeth with amalgam-free fillings or your gums with easy gum disease treatments. If your case is more severe, he can save your tooth with root canal treatment and protect it with a beautiful porcelain crown.
Learn how general dentistry can prevent oral health issues and fix them when they do affect you.
Losing teeth can have a drastic effect on your appearance and the health of your smile. If you hesitate to smile because of the gap in your teeth, dental implants can help. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, Dr. Hoffman can restore your smile using dental implants.
Other tooth replacement options may improve your appearance, but they’re no match for the benefits of dental implants. In addition to a beautiful smile, the dental implants process restores your jawbone strength and helps you maintain the shape of your face.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, we encourage you to learn more about dental implants and if you’re a candidate.
Dr. Hoffman and our team will treat your smile with expert care while you’re at our office. But we only see most of our patients twice a year for their regular six-month checkups and cleanings. The rest of the year, your smile care is in your hands.
The oral health routine you follow at home makes the biggest difference in your smile’s health. It’s crucial that you take care of your smile every day to prevent plaque from building up in your mouth and leading to disease.
Learn from Dr. Hoffman how you can take care of your teeth properly to prevent oral health issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should you visit a dentist?
You should visit a dentist every six months, or twice a year, for regular checkups and cleanings. At these appointments, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth to get rid of plaque and tartar buildup. We’ll also examine your teeth and gums for any signs of cavities or infection.
If you attend these regularly scheduled appointments, we’ll be able to better help you protect your smile. Our goal is to detect oral health issues while they’re easy to treat — a small cavity requires much less invasive treatment than a tooth infected down through the root canals.
Why are dental visits important?
Dental visits are important to protect the health and appearance of your smile. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily at home, it’s possible for plaque buildup to hide in the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.
If these areas aren’t cleaned, they can be susceptible to disease and decay. At your dental visits, we can identify these areas and pay special attention to them. Your hygienist will clean every area of your teeth thoroughly to make sure your entire mouth is healthy. We’ll also make sure you haven’t developed any cavities or signs of gum disease, among other issues.
While it’s common for cavities to hurt, pain isn’t a reliable sign for tooth decay. Sometimes, tooth decay can infect an entire tooth before it hurts. Our dental team can detect cavities even if you haven’t noticed them and provide the least invasive treatment option possible.
What happens if you never go to the dentist?
If you don’t go to the dentist, you’re more likely to experience severe oral health issues. Your dentist can detect oral health issues you didn’t even notice. Cavities do often hurt, but there are many times they don’t. This can cause them to go undetected until your tooth is severely infected.
Going to the dentist protects your smile from infections by cleaning every area of your teeth. Even if you take meticulous care of your teeth at home, there are parts of your teeth that can be difficult to clean regularly. We’ll make sure those areas are taken care of so they don’t develop issues.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Dental Services
Dr. Hoffman and our Lincoln team are dedicated to providing the best dental care for our patients. To us, you’re not a file in our system — you’re a person with individual needs. We’ll take the time to get to know you and listen to your concerns about your smile.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can call us by dialing (402) 486-0825 or by sending us a message through our online contact form. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your questions and schedule a convenient time for you to visit us.