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By Yoon Dentistry
March 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Stop dreaming of a beautiful smile and turn to veneers to make it happen.

Getting a smile that is just as perfect as the ones you see on the big screen doesn’t have to be that difficult. Anyone can enjoy a smile that veneersis red carpet-worthy. “How?” you might be wondering. Well, with dental veneers. Our Ormond Beach, FL dentists, Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, are here to tell you more about these popular tooth-colored cosmetic restorations and how they could help your smile.

What are dental veneers?

It’s important to understand what veneers are so you know what they can do for your smile. These thin, porcelain shells are customized to cover the entire front surface of a tooth to improve the overall shape, color, and alignment of your smile. Once the veneers are made they will be bonded to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections and to enhance your appearance.

What goes into getting dental veneers?

It’s also important to understand the process to better decide whether this is the right cosmetic treatment for you. First of all, our Ormond Beach general dentists need to examine your mouth to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong enough to support veneers. We will also sit down and discuss your treatment goals to make sure that they align with what veneers can offer. From there, here are the steps to getting veneers.

Step 1: We need to prepare the teeth for your new restorations. This requires us to remove some enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. Depending on how much enamel must be removed, we will determine whether or not local anesthesia will be needed. Most of the time this can be done without anesthesia, but this will depend on your level of tooth sensitivity.

Step 2: Now it’s time to take impressions of your teeth. These molds will provide the dental lab with the exact replica it needs to help build and create veneers that will fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. It can take up to a week for a dental lab to create your veneers. In the meantime, we will determine whether you will need temporary veneers to provide your teeth with some protection.

Step 3: You will come back to the office for your dental veneer fitting! Once we ensure that you are happy with the results we will apply a resin to the front of the teeth, apply the veneers and then harden the resin into place using a dental laser. With a final polish of your veneers, your new smile is good to go!

Do you have questions about dental veneers? Ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for this cosmetic treatment? Then it’s time to call Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, to learn more.

By Yoon Dentistry
March 05, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Am I a Candidate for Orthodontic Braces? 

Orthodontic braces are used to correct malocclusion, or “bad bites.”  When teeth are unevenly spaced, crooked and crowded, they are difficult to clean and maintain. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Other problems, such as ineffective chewing, problems speaking and misalignment of the jaw joints can also result from a poorly aligned bite without treatment. That’s why it is important to consult with a trained dentist or orthodontist about the best treatment options for moving your teeth to their optimal position. 
 

Who can benefit from braces?

For many teens, braces are a rite of passage. But you don’t have to be an adolescent to benefit from braces.  Both adults and children can undergo orthodontic care to correct a wide range of dental problems. Common reasons for getting orthodontic braces include:
  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Irregular spacing
  • Overbite
  • Jaw misalignment problems
 

More comfort, better results.

Thanks to advancements in modern dental materials and technologies, today’s dental braces are much smaller, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing than in years past. One popular option for adults—Invisalign—may also be a good choice for improving moderate teeth misalignment. Invisalign appliances are clear and removable, giving adults the convenience and comfort to improve their smile without anyone knowing they are even undergoing treatment. 
 
If you or your child desires a straighter smile and an improved bite, talk to your [location] dentist or orthodontist. The best orthodontic option will depend largely on the severity of dental problems. [Name of Practice] can help you determine the best course of action. 
 
By Yoon Dentistry
January 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

A root canal--you dread the idea, but should you? Actually, no one should fear this reliable restorative procedure. Your Ormond Beach, FL, root canaldentists, Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, use root canal therapy to save decayed, injured, and abscessed teeth from extraction. If you needed root canal therapy, how would you know? Trust the experts at Yoon Dentistry for reliable, comfortable restorative dentistry and fear-free root canals.

What is root canal therapy?

It's been around literally for generations. Also called endodontic therapy, a root canal procedure removes diseased pulp from the interior chambers inside an ailing tooth. After disinfection of these root canals and smoothing with some specialized files, the tooth is sealed and crowned to protect it from further injury or bacterial invasion.

Dr. Yoon visually examines a sickly tooth and also uses X-rays it to determine the cause and severity of its problem. Then, the Ormond Beach, FL, dentist numbs the area surrounding the tooth so the patient is completely comfortable during the one-hour procedure. At Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, your dentist uses the Dental Vibe technique, a painless method of injecting a local anesthetic.

After the cleaning and disinfecting process, Dr. Yoon adds gutta-percha to each canal. Gutta-percha is a biocompatible putty that supports the tooth and keeps it free from bacteria. The tooth also receives a temporary filling or crown to protect it during the healing process. After one to two weeks, the patient returns to Yoon Dentistry for placement of a realistic porcelain crown.

Signs you may need a root canal

Dental symptoms which indicate you need a root canal can be quite severe. Others may go unnoticed but are obvious on examination by the dentist. The American Association of Endodontists cite these symptoms which show you need this well-respected restoration:

  • Severe, throbbing toothache
  • Bad tasting drainage
  • Enamel discoloration
  • Pain upon chewing
  • Sensitivity to sugar, cold and heat
  • Constant bad breath (halitosis)
  • Redness and/or a pimple at the gum line
  • Swelling of the gums and/or jaw

Any of these symptoms warrant a call to Yoon Dentistry. Root canal therapy is superior to tooth extraction and replacement, and it is easier on your wallet, too.

Living with your restored tooth

Teeth restored with root canal therapy can last for decades. However, studies show that the sooner you seek treatment for any of the above symptoms, the more likely it is that your root canal procedure will succeed and can last even longer. In general, front teeth, with their single roots, fare better than larger back molars.

Additionally, your dentist recommends your usual daily flossing and twice daily brushing to keep your tooth healthy and gum tissue viable over time. See Dr. Yoon twice a year for oral exams and hygienic cleanings, too.

Contact us

If you think you have a problem tooth, don't delay. Contact Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, for a consultation right away. We want your teeth as strong as healthy as possible! Call (386) 672-2828.

Restoring your smile may seem like a complex and drawn out task, especially if you feel like you need several different procedures to dental crownsachieve the final result you envision. Luckily, dental crowns can help your smile look great and function better in just two dental appointments. Find out more about dental crowns with Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, FL.

Why would I need a dental crown? 
While dental crowns are perhaps most well known for covering a tooth which has undergone a root canal, they have many other uses. Dentists can also use crowns in the cosmetic sense, such as to improve the appearance of a discolored tooth or rework the shape of an unsightly tooth. Additionally, crowns can cover a dental implant or secure a dental bridge in place to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Crowns also stabilize a damaged tooth and help protect a compromised tooth from future damage.

What is the process for a dental crown like? 
Dental crowns require the help of a dental laboratory, which customizes the crown based on an impression of your mouth. Thanks to the laboratory’s quick turn around time, about two weeks, most dentists require two appointments to complete the crowning process. The first appointment will involve preparing the tooth by forming it to fit into the crown, taking an impression of your mouth, and, if necessary, placing a temporary crown while the laboratory creates the final restoration. The second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and fitting and placing the permanent crown.

Dental Crown sin Ormond Beach, FL 
Dental crowns benefit patients with a variety of dental issues. If you think you need a crown, you should talk with your dentist to see if this is the best treatment plan for you. For more information on dental crowns in the Ormond Beach, FL, area, please contact Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon at Yoon Dental. With years of experience and a friendly staff, Yoon Dental can help you restore and rejuvenate your smile. Call (386) 672-2828 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Yoon Dentistry
April 25, 2017
Category: Dental

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Dentist

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.





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