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By ParkLin Dental, PC
March 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

People are reluctant to wear dentures. Of course, natural teeth are best, but, if your own teeth are cracked, shifting, painful and heavily decayed, it may be time to consider these tooth replacements. At ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Mouth DenturesLin, craft and place lifelike and highly functional dentures. Have the facial appearance and oral function you deserve.

Get Healthy

Your oral health impacts the rest of your body. Sometimes, oral injury severely compromises dentition. Cracked teeth are subject to decay and abscess, and missing teeth create unsightly gaps which weaken any remaining teeth.

Unfortunately, dental extraction may be the only alternative. If so, partial or full dentures can restore oral function and appearance to your smile. Plus, your health will improve significantly.

How Dentures Work

Your Katonah, NY, dentist will help you arrive at a workable denture solution. Whether you are missing just a few teeth or even all of them, Dr. Park or Dr. Lin will evaluate your situation and give you the best choices for your smile.

Creating and fitting dentures always involves X-ray imaging and oral impressions. Dr. Park or Dr. Lin will consider your bite and overall facial appearance. Then, they can offer the following denture types when appropriate:

  • Full conventional dentures replace a complete arch of teeth. Crafted from realistic tooth and gum-colored acrylic, these prosthetics stay in place when crafted and fitted accurately.
  • Immediate dentures, as the name indicates, are placed immediately after tooth extractions. They actually help heal the gums and bone because of the pressure they exert on these tissues and allow a patient to leave ParkLin Dental with a complete smile. Immediate dentures lose their fit over time, however, they must be relined or remade.
  • Partial dentures fill smile gaps the way a puzzle piece completes a jigsaw puzzle. Composed of acrylic teeth on a metal frame, a partial clips to remaining natural teeth.
  • Implant-supported dentures provide excellent smile appearance and optimal biting and chewing. No slippage, no adhesives, and no sore spots make implant dentures the best option for many people who have substantial tooth loss. The prosthetic itself is anchored into the jaw with two, four or more titanium implants as needed.

Know What's Right

Your smile is uniquely yours. If you need restoration or tooth replacement, see Dr. Park or Dr. Lin at ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, for premium quality dentures. Call (914) 232-8182 to schedule a consultation today!

By ParkLin Dental, PC
April 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Would you like to join millions of people around the United States who have complete smiles? Yes, these individuals benefited from state-dental implantsof-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.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
March 06, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

Have a cavity? Then you’ll need to get a tooth-colored filling from us!fillings

According to the CDC, back in 2011-2012 about 91 percent of US adults between the ages of 20 and 64 had a cavity. This is a pretty startling statistic, especially since all adults have some degree of decay and some have cavities but don’t even know it. By visiting our Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin, for regular dental exams we are more likely to catch decay before it turns into a full-blown cavity. Of course, we can also detect and treat cavities before they wreak more serious havoc.

So, you have a cavity. What next? First thing’s first, we need to remove the decay. If decay is left untreated it will just continue to spread throughout the tooth until it breaks through the hard enamel and dentin layers and enters the inside of the tooth. The goal of our Katonah general dentist is to catch and treat the cavity before it ever reaches the inside of the tooth.

As most people already know, in order to remove decay we have to use a dental drill. While we know the idea isn’t pleasant the process is completely painless. Before removing decay we apply a local anesthesia to completely numb the area. We will continue to monitor you throughout the course of your treatment to make sure you are comfortable and that you don’t feel any discomfort.

Once the decay has been fully removed it is time to restore the tooth. After all, no one wants visible holes in their teeth. Plus, believe it or not, these little holes can actually make your teeth weaker. In order to ensure that your teeth are as strong as they can be after a cavity we will need to place a dental filling.

Fortunately, no one will ever be able to tell that you have a dental filling. This is because the filling material we use is first matched to the shade of your tooth to make sure that it blends in and isn’t visible. From there, we apply the first layer of the resin, molding and shaping it over the hole. Once the first layer is set we will shine a dental laser over it to harden it over the tooth. Now, we will apply the next layer. We will continue to apply layer after layer until the tooth has been fully restored.

ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, is ready to provide you with the dental care you need to keep your smile healthy. No matter whether you are dealing with a toothache or you just need to schedule your next dental cleaning, we are here for you.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
January 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

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 denturesdentures. 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!

By ParkLin Dental, PC
September 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Sometimes something as simple and straightforward as professional teeth whitening treatment is enough to dramatically improve and dental proceduresmakeover your smile. But in addition to common cosmetic dental problems like stained, chipped, or crooked teeth, an alarming number of Americans are living with tooth decay and tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), as many as 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million are missing all of their teeth. When it comes to cavities and tooth decay, over 90% of American adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had at least one cavity (perhaps a little surprisingly, the number jumps to 96% for people over age 65). To help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, the dentists at ParkLin Dental, PC, in Katonah, NY, recommend going to the dentist every six months to year for a check up and professional dental cleaning.

Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Katonah, NY

There have been a number of advancements and improvements in dental technology and procedures in the last few decades, and there are no issues too large or small for your dentist. The most common treatments include:

Professional Teeth Whitening

Over the counter products can help a little, but in order to get noticeable and lasting results, getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is the best way to eliminate the stains and discolorations that can ruin your smile.


Dentures have come a long way in recent years, and have been modernized to offer a number of options for people suffering from full or partial tooth loss (at any age).

Root Canal Therapy

Contrary to their reputation, root canals are not a painful or traumatic procedure. In fact, they are very similar to getting a dental filling, and actually help to relieve tooth pain and decay by removing damaged nerve tissue inside the tooth. Root canal therapy can actually save a tooth from permanent nerve damage and extractions.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a good option for healthy adults missing one, several, or all of their natural tooth. The implant is made of a titanium biocompatible screw that fuses with the bone tissue in the gums to replace the root, which is then attached to a cosmetic dental crown or set of dentures (also known as implant overdentures).

Find a Dentist in Katonah, NY

Many people let fear of the dentist get in the way of their oral health and the cosmetic appearance of their teeth, but putting off preventive and restorative dental care can be more traumatic and expensive in the long run. Take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile today by calling (914) 232-8182 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin.