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Dental implants might be right for you if you need to replace missing or extracted teeth and have sufficient bone in the jaw area to support placement of the implants. Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement option that can last for years with proper care. One dental implant can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple implants can be used to support bridgework or overdentures when replacing several missing teeth. At ParkLin Dental, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin are your dentists for dental implants in Katonah, NY.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are hypoallergenic metal titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone and used to support artificial teeth. The dental implants act as roots for those teeth and can be topped with dental crowns when individual teeth are being replaced or they can be topped with bridgework or overdentures when replacing multiple teeth. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure and will eventually fuse with the bone over time through a natural process known as osseointegration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits. They restore your smile, whether you need to replace a single tooth or several teeth. Additionally, since dental implants are placed in the jawbone and permanently fuse with it over time, they securely anchor replacement teeth in place so there is no concern that those teeth will come loose or slip out of place. Another benefit of dental implants is that they are durable and can last for many years. They are also made from a hypoallergenic metal so they can be safely worn by anyone with enough bone to support them.
Other benefits of dental implants include restoration of both speech and normal biting and chewing functions. Speech can be altered when teeth are missing as the gaps from missing teeth affect tongue placement when speaking. Filling in the gaps with dental implants can improve speech. Normal biting and chewing functions are also restored as the work of biting and chewing food can be distributed equally across a full set of teeth, which reduces wear and tear on the natural teeth that were previously taking on all the work.
Your dentist for dental implants in Katonah can provide further details about how dental implants can benefit you based on your specific needs and concerns.
A dentist can help you decide if dental implants are the right option for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Park or Dr. Lin, call ParkLin Dental at (914) 232-8182.
For a balanced, natural-looking smile, ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY offers custom-crafted partial and full dentures. If you're missing teeth, learn here about the types of dentures which Dr. Eyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin offer.
No more gaps
A gapped smile impacts oral function, bone structure, self-confidence and nutrition. At ParkLin Dental, the dentists and their caring team believe optimizing oral health and function means tooth replacement as needed for some of their patients.
The ParkLin Dental team in Katonah offers many tooth replacement options, including single-tooth dental implants. For people with more extensive tooth loss, they deliver innovative denture options to fill gaps and enhance smiles.
What kind of denture is right for you?
Much depends on your overall oral health and the extent of your tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 percent of Americans have lost at least one tooth to accident, decay or gum disease by the age of 17. As age advances, so do the number of teeth missing, degrading oral function and smile aesthetics in a big way.
So, Dr. Park or Dr. Lin look carefully at a patient's oral health, remaining teeth, supporting gums and bone and other factors to decide which kind of tooth replacement to offer. People with sufficient bone in their jaws often qualify for single- tooth implants when they have lost a limited number of teeth.
Other people, however, have multiple and extensive smile gaps. or they are fully edentulous. In other words, they have no teeth whatsoever. Whatever the case, the experts at ParkLin Dental help individuals decide which denture will look, feel and perform most like natural teeth.
Partial dentures act much like jigsaw puzzle pieces, filling spaces with artificial teeth crafted from dental-grade acrylic. These pontics, as dentists call them, rest on a metal frame and attach to natural or crowned teeth with u-shaped clasps. Partials last for years with good care and are removable for hygiene and at night to allow the gums to rest.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth on either the top or bottom or both. They require a precision fit to stay in place without slippage or need for adhesive. When appropriate, full dentures may be supported by multiple dental implants which provide excellent stability and also improve jaw bone integrity with use.
Finally, you and your dentist will consider if you should have immediate or conventional dentures. Immediate dentures are placed directly after tooth extraction, allowing for a natural looking smile and quicker gum and bone healing. The dentist places conventional dentures after extraction sites complete the healing process.
It's up to you and your doctor
Call ParkLin Dental to arrange a denture consultation. You don't have to put up with embarrassing smile gaps any longer. Learn about your options! Contact us at (914) 232-8182.
Would you like to join millions of people around the United States who have complete smiles? Yes, these individuals benefited from state-of-the-art dental implants, the modern solution to unsightly and unhealthy smile gaps. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin offer in-office dental implant placement at ParkLin Dental in Katonah. You can close the gaps in your smile and feel and look your very best.
Millions lost, millions restored
Each year, millions of Americans lose at least one tooth to gum disease, accident, cancer therapy or extensive decay. On the upside, about three million people annually in the United States undergo tooth replacement procedures involving dental implants, says the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
What's special about dental implants? Why choose these prosthetics over traditional bridgework or conventional dentures? The answer is simple: dental implants are lifelike. They look like real teeth. They have roots. They keep gum tissue and bone healthy just as natural teeth do.
Dental implants have three distinct parts: a titanium implant screw (which the dentist inserts into the jaw), an abutment, or extension post, and a porcelain crown. The titanium in the implant itself is key to dental implant success because human bone bonds exceptionally well to titanium.
This bonding process is called osseointegration, and while it takes time to complete, the result is an artificial tooth that is just as strong and functional as a natural tooth. Also, your dentist may use implants to support bridgework or full dentures, eliminating the denture slippage and reduced jaw bone density resulting from extensive tooth loss.
The implant procedure
Come to ParkLin Dental for a personal dental implant consultation. You'll meet with Dr. Park or Dr. Lin for a complete oral examination, including X-rays, to confirm your oral health is good and that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to support dental implants. Also, you'll discuss your smile goals and learn all about the implant process.
With a care plan in place, the treatment can proceed. Most implant surgeries require simple local anesthetic. The dentist numbs the area around the empty socket and places the screw-like titanium device. The gums are sutured closed, and healing begins.
After a period of healing and osseointegration, you'll return to ParkLin Dental where your dentist will re-open the implant site. Then, the doctor bonds on the abutment post and porcelain crown. That's it. That gap is gone.
In the long run...
Your dental implant can last the rest of your life. Just brush and floss as you normally would, and get routine exams and cleanings every six months.
Come see us
At ParkLin Dental, we love to see gapped smiles transformed. To arrange your consultation, please call the office at (914) 323-8182.
Do your missing teeth make you feel as though your smile is lacking? Luckily, the gaps in your smile are no match for your dentist and dentures. Are you a candidate for this important and powerful dental treatment? Find out more about dentures and what they can do for you and your smile with Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY.
What kinds of dentures does Parklin Dental offer?
Dentures can help a variety of people in many dental situations. When you think of a denture, you may envision an entire arch of teeth which fit onto the gums and replace a whole row of teeth. However, there are other types of dentures available. Partial dentures utilize any healthy teeth remaining in your smile. The denture fits on or around the teeth to incorporate them into the new smile. Immediate dentures, worn immediately after an extraction surgery, allow patients to have their teeth replaced the same day as they are removed, allowing them to go about their daily lives with a smile they feel good about.
How are dentures made?
A dental laboratory creates each denture by hand and customizes it especially for your mouth. This ensures the best fit and a natural look. The lab technician uses a mold of your mouth as a model to create the denture. The fit of the denture is especially important as this affects how the denture stays in the mouth and allows you to eat, chew, and speak. The laboratory creates a temporary denture to ensure the look and fit are up to par. With the denture approved, the laboratory creates a final prosthetic.
Dentures in Katonah, NY
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment for you and decide which type of denture is right for you. For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Park and Dr. Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY. Call (914) 232-8182 to schedule your consultation for dentures with your dentist today!
Teeth whitening services from your Katonah, NY dentists at ParkLin Dental alleviate the stains that naturally accumulate on the surface of your enamel. If you see yellow, brown or grayish discolorations on any or all of your teeth, find out if you're a candidate for this safe, effective and budget-friendly service. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin see patients of all ages and walks of life become proud of their smiles again.
Just what is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening in Katonah is a very popular cosmetic dentistry service. Accomplished at the dental office or in the privacy of your own home, whitening lifts deeply embedded organic matter out of the mineralized matrix we call tooth enamel. Dental stains come from a variety of sources such as cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, coffee, soy sauce and other darkly-pigmented and/or acidic foods and beverages.
While there are many over the counter whitening products on the market today--things such as whitening strips, mouth rinses and toothpastes--nothing is as effective or as safe as the procedures used by your cosmetic dentist. Why is that so?
Frankly, drugstore whitening products aren't powerful enough to dramatically enhance tooth color. However, if their active ingredient--hydrogen peroxide--is applied incorrectly, it can produce substantial irritation of the gums, lips and other soft oral tissues. Teeth may become sensitive, too.
The best whitening comes from ParkLin Dental. Dr. Park or Dr. Lin carefully evaluate their prospective whitening patients to ensure they are decay-free and that their gums are healthy, too. Then, each patient can choose whatever whitening process fits their needs and convenience best.
Who is most interested in teeth whitening treatments? Millions of people are. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that nearly 90 percent of people who want their teeth straightened also want them whitened.
The whitening process
The in-office treatment takes about an hour. The patient comfortably sits in the treatment chair as the dentist swabs on the powerful peroxide gel. A protective dam keeps the cheeks retracted and away from the bleaching agent. Then, the gel penetrates the tooth surfaces over the course of an hour. At the end, the gel is rinsed off and teeth are noticeably brighter--by eight shades or more in most cases.
If someone chooses at-home whitening, he or she applies a less concentrated whitening gel via custom-made acrylic trays. These appliances accurately place the bleaching gel on the teeth so there's no seepage onto gums or other tissues. When consistently worn for the prescribed length of time daily, patients have dramatically whiter smiles in about a week.
To keep a whitened smile bright, try to avoid tobacco and limit staining foods and beverages. Brush and floss according to American Dental Association guidelines, and see your dentist twice yearly for a thorough cleaning and oral examination.
Get that great smile
Find out more about teeth whitening at ParkLin Dental in Katonah. You'll enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence, too. Call (914) 232-8182 today for a whitening consultation