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.
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 is 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.
Am I a Candidate for Orthodontic Braces?
Who can benefit from braces?
- Overcrowded or crooked teeth
- Irregular spacing
- Jaw misalignment problems
More comfort, better results.
A root canal--you dread the idea, but should you? Actually, no one should fear this reliable restorative procedure. Your Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, 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.
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 achieve 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!
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