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!