Our teeth go through a lot, and while they are built to be with us for life, decades of wear and tear can you leave you in need of repair. But damage, decay and tooth loss doesn't have to mean dentures. With dental implants from Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, you can have both functional and attractive teeth.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The procedure uses screw-shaped posts, which are implanted under the gums in your jaw to mimic the root of an original tooth. Placed on top of the implant is an artificial tooth, colored and shaped to match the rest of your natural teeth. Your Ormond Beach dentist can use dental implants to replace one or many teeth.
Because dental implants do not require removal, they are a much easier and more comfortable alternative to dentures. They won't shift in your mouth, affect your speech, or require you to purchase the adhesives and cleaning tablets you would need for dentures.
What is the process for dental implants?
Your Ormond Beach dentist will make sure the procedure is as comfortable as possible with either nitrous oxide sedation or by applying a local anesthetic to the area of the implant. After making an incision in your gum, the implant will be secured in the jawbone. As the bone starts to grow around the implant, it will keep it securely in place. An artificial tooth will then be attached to the implant. In some cases, guided surgery is necessary which is made possible by in-office state of the art technology such as cone beam CT and 3D printing.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Dental implants are just like regular teeth: they need brushing and flossing to stay healthy and white. You will also need to continue seeing your Ormond Beach dentist for regular examinations and cleanings.
Don't hesitate to ask our Ormond Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. if dental implants are right for you. Call (386) 672-2828 today!
Do you have a tooth with numerous fillings, or is a tooth oddly-shaped, ruining the appearance of the rest of your smile? At Yoon Dentistry, Dr. Brian Yoon solves those problems and more with beautiful dental crowns made of high-quality porcelain. At his family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, FL, this skilled dentist can help you decide if a crown is the right restoration for you.
Dental crowns have been around for years
Maybe your mom had one, or you remember your uncle felt better about his smile when he had a cracked front tooth crowned with gold. Today's dental crowns help people feel better about their personal appearance, and they aid oral function, strengthening teeth weakened by:
- Cracks, fissures, or chips
- Odd or weak shape
- Multiple fillings
- Dental abscess (usually treated first with antibiotics and root canal therapy)
Your Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist may use a porcelain crown to top off a tooth replacement called a dental implant, one of today's most popular and effective dental restorations. Fixed bridgework, which replaces one or more missing teeth may be anchored by crowns on either side of the appliance.
How crowns work
Dr. Brian Yoon will examine your tooth to determine its viability. X-rays look at bone and root structure. Your family dentist will take oral impressions, so the dental lab knows how to fashion this tooth-shaped and tooth-colored restoration.
After this evaluation, your dentist removes the damaged parts of your tooth and shapes it to accept the crown. Some teeth require additional support with a post. Then, your tooth will be covered with a temporary cap to protect it as you wait for the permanent one.
In a week or so, your new crown will arrive from the dental lab. The dentist removes the temporary restoration, checks the status of the tooth, and bonds the new crown over it with a special permanent cement. Dr. Yoon ensures the crown fills the space properly and bites well with the opposite arch of teeth.
Caring for a crown
Your best brushing and flossing is essential to the appearance and longevity of your crown. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states that your crown can last ten years or more, but you should be careful not to grind your teeth or bite down on hard foods as these practices can damage a crown.
Renewed health, oral function, and smile aesthetics--that's what realistic porcelain crowns from your friends at Yoon Dentistry deliver. When you come in for your consultation, ask about out durable and translucent E-MAX crown materials and processes. Call our Ormond Beach, FL, office today for an appointment: (386) 672-2828.
How your dentists in Ormond Beach, Florida can improve your smile
Are you happy with your smile, or does it need a little extra help? If you have been wanting to rejuvenate your smile a bit, you'll be happy to hear that there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure specifically designed to give you a custom-made, perfect smile: dental veneers! With veneers, Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, FL,can enhance your smile and help you look great!
More about Veneers
Dental veneers are so special a state-of-the-art procedure to turn ordinary smiles into unforgettable ones. Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain which are permanently cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are the perfect solution to cover unsightly issues, including:
- Chips and excessive tooth wear
- Cracks and fracture lines
- Blotches and discolorations
Veneers can also close small gaps between teeth, and they can even do a lot to hide the appearance of overlapped, tipped, or poorly-positioned teeth. During a consultation, your dentist can evaluate whether veneers are the best choice for alignment issues, or if orthodontic treatment is the best choice for you.
In addition to covering up dental flaws, veneers are popular because they are:
- Naturally beautiful; they are made of light-reflective materials that look just like tooth enamel
- Minimally invasive; very little tooth surface is removed, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers
- Easy to maintain; they resist stains so they will stay beautiful for years
You can have a beautiful new smile in as little as two to three appointments, including the consultation. Dental veneers are a great choice if you have a special event like a reunion, wedding, or even an important job interview in the future. You want to look your best, and a great smile makes a great first impression!
Interested? Give Us a Call!
If you need to rejuvenate your smile, you should consider dental veneers. For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic and restorative dental services, call Drs. Brian S. Yoon and Florence L. Yoon at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, Florida. Call (386) 672-2828 now and get started on your new smile!
Find out whether or not you could benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Most people don’t have perfectly straight smiles—some may have gaps between their teeth or their teeth may overlap one another. Often times, having a crooked smile not only can affect your appearance and your self-confidence, but it can also negatively impact the health of your teeth and gums, increasing your risk for cavities, cracks, and chips. So, when should you visit our Ormond Beach, FL, dentists Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon for an orthodontic consultation?
Braces might be the right option for you if you are dealing with,
- Crooked or twisted teeth
- Crowding or overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
By and large, if your teeth aren’t straight, braces can certainly fix these issues while also improving your oral health. That’s right; braces can actually improve the health of your teeth. “How?” you might be wondering.
Think about it: If teeth are overlapping or crowding one another this is the perfect place for bacteria to become trapped. Plus, it can be rather difficult to effectively brush and floss these areas, which can lead to cavities and other problems.
Furthermore, if you have a bad bite, or a malocclusion, such as an underbite or overbite, this means that the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together as they are supposed to. As a result, this can put added pressure on certain teeth, which can lead to excessive erosion as well as chips, cracks, and fractures. By getting braces to correct your bad bite, we can prevent these issues in the future.
When should I bring my child in for a consultation?
Are you wondering whether or not your child is of the right age to visit our Ormond Beach dentist for an orthodontic evaluation? A good time to bring them in is when they are around 7 years old. By this point, permanent teeth have started to come in and we can get a better sense of the overall shape and alignment of their smile and whether braces could correct certain issues.
Of course, braces aren’t just for children and teens these days—more and more adults are turning to orthodontic treatment to finally get a straighter smile! With more discreet options like porcelain braces and transparent aligners, we are making it easier for adults to achieve the perfect smile no matter what their age may be.
Are you ready to say “yes” to braces? If so, Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, has you covered. It’s time to find out how your smile could be improved with the help of braces. Call us today at (386) 672-2828 to schedule your no-risk consultation.
Preventive dentistry and your at-home hygiene work together to achieve and maintain your best oral health. That's right. You and your family dentists in Ormond Beach, FL--Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, partner in keeping teeth and gums clean and in looking for and preventing potential problems. No matter your age, you need the vigilance and diligence in-office and home care give your teeth and gums.
What happens at home
Patients of all ages have the following responsibilities in caring for their oral health:
- Eat a healthy diet which is low in sugar and high in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
- Brush twice a day with a quality fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Floss once a day with a flossing product you'll actually use consistently. Flossing removes bacteria-filled plaque and tartar and aids toothbrushing in combating decay and periodontal disease.
- Wear a mouth guard for sports and if you are a tooth grinder (bruxism).
- Be alert to changes in soft tissue and in how your teeth look, feel and bite together.
- Make routine semi-annual appointments at Yoon Dentistry.
What happens at the office
Examinations, X-rays and cleanings begin in toddlerhood and continue through the senior years. Your dental hygienist also scales your teeth, eliminating the plaque and tartar which you cannot remove at home. Your hygienist checks for gum disease and reports any issues to Dr. Yoon.
During your check-up, Dr. Yoon looks for signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer and deteriorating restorations. Your Ormond Beach family dentist also looks at your dental bite. As the American Academy of Periodontology advises, older teens and adults receive a periodontal examination, and the team tracks gum pocket depth, an indicator of gum health.
Finally, Dr. Yoon creates a treatment plan unique to patient needs and diagnostic findings. The dentist makes recommendations regarding the frequency of routine examinations and cleanings, outlines needed restorations and incorporates suggestions for cosmetic improvements. Plastic sealants often appear on treatment plans for children as an extra protection against tooth decay.
Working together toward great smiles
At Yoon Dentistry, we care for families just as if they were our own. Find out more about preventive dentistry and how it is the foundation of healthy teeth and gums. For your semi-annual appointment, please call our office at (386) 672-2828.
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