Dental implants offer an effective, innovative way to replace missing teeth. Implants restore lost tooth roots and are paired with realistic-looking crowns for complete tooth replacement. Your Ormond, Beach, FL, dentist, Dr. Brian Yoon, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. of Yoon Dentistry helps you care for your smile with dental implants and many other dental services and treatments.
The dental implant difference
Implants are the only restoration method that restores roots. Roots are particularly important, as they give your teeth the strength they need to bite and chew the variety of foods necessary for a healthy diet.
Tiny titanium posts called implants to replace your natural roots. Titanium is used not only for dental implants but also for hip and knee replacements because of its bone-bonding capabilities. In just three to six months, your implants will fuse with the bone in your jaw, giving you strong, firmly attached new roots.
Dental implants are placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure in Ormond Beach. You'll receive a local anesthetic before treatment begins to ensure that you don't feel any pain during the procedure.
Dental crowns added to the tops of dental implants complete the restoration of your teeth. Once the crowns are added, your new teeth will function just like your old ones. In some cases, crowns can be attached when you receive your implants. In other others, you'll need to wait until your implants are fully bonded before you can receive the crowns.
Dental implant advantages
Thanks to the unique bonding ability of titanium, your dental implants will probably last your entire lifetime. Taking good care of your implants will help you avoid infections that could loosen the posts. Fortunately, implant care is easy and only involves daily brushing and flossing.
Your other teeth tend to shift when you have a gap in your smile. Drifting teeth cause appearance issues and may also affect your bite, the way your teeth fit together. Replacing your lost teeth with dental implants helps you avoid these issues. Implants also keep your jawbone strong by providing constant stimulation just like natural roots.
Dental implants aren't only an option if you've lost one tooth. Your dentist can help you replace multiple missing teeth with an implant-supported bridge or all your teeth with implant-supported dentures.
Enhance your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Ormond Beach, FL, Dr. Brian Yoon, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. of Yoon Dentistry, at (386) 672-2828 to schedule your appointment.