Posts for tag: dental implants
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!
Nothing changes your smile more dramatically than the loss of one or more teeth. Luckily, dental implants can improve your appearance and make chewing easier. Our Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon of Yoon Dentistry, explain how you can benefit from this long-lasting restoration option.
Dental implants offer complete tooth restoration
If you've only lost a few teeth, you may be considering a bridge to replace your teeth. When you've lost all of your teeth or expect to lose them soon, full dentures offer a time-tested restoration option. Although both of these options restore missing teeth, they only replace the visible part of the tooth.
Dental implants are different. They're designed to restore your entire tooth, root included. Implants are firmly attached to your jaw, just like natural roots, and connected to a dental crown that appears above the gum line. During a process called osseointegration, your titanium implants fuse to your jawbone. Osseointegration is necessary for a successful implant and ensures that your new root will be securely attached to your jawbone.
Osseointegration may take up to six months. After the process is completed, you'll visit our Ormond Beach office for an impression that will be used to create your new dental crown.
Implants are versatile
Implants restore any number of missing teeth, from just one to a whole set of teeth. Although you'll need one implant to replace a single missing tooth, that's not the case if you choose to replace all of your teeth. Implant-supported dentures only require four to eight implants per arch. Unlike removable dentures, you won't experience a significant change in your biting power when you choose implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants keep your jaw strong
Roots don't just hold your teeth in place but also stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong. After tooth loss, the underlying section of bone may start to shrink. Shrinking can cause a variety of problems, ranging from loose teeth to a change in your bite to sagging facial muscles. Your new roots take over for your missing roots, providing the steady pressure your jawbone requires for optimum strength. Thanks to implants, you won't have to worry that you'll lose healthy teeth due to jawbone resorption or look older than you are because your face starts to sag.
Are you ready to find out if dental implants are a good choice for you? Call our Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon of Yoon Dentistry, at (386) 672-2828 to schedule an appointment.