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Posts for tag: Dental Implants

By Dr. Sung Yun
September 09, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

While in a perfect world, our teeth would last for a lifetime, accidents, decay and more happen. This can lead to one or more missing teeth. Each tooth lost not only creates a gap in your smile, it can also cause shifting in your dental alignment, affect your ability to speak clearly and impact how well you are able to chew foods. If you have experienced significant tooth loss, your jawbone may even start to recede, which can change your entire face shape.

While these facts are certainly the “bad” news, there is plenty of good news associated with how Dr. Sung Yun can help you replace your lost or missing tooth. Dr. Yun offers implant dentistry options where he collaborates with a local periodontist to permanently replace your tooth with a natural-looking option.

The basic premise of dental implants is to replace the natural structures of the lost or missing tooth with artificial ones. The implant itself is a titanium rod that is implanted into the jawbone. Once the bone grows around this implant, an anchoring device called an abutment is placed over the dental implant. After this, Dr. Yun creates an artificial replacement tooth known as a crown that is custom-made for your unique dental structure.

Dr. Yun attended a special two-year implant dentistry program from New York University (NYU). Topics covered in this extensive course include the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients who are missing one tooth to patients who are completely missing their teeth.

Dental implants are an excellent option for many Englewood dentist patients because they provide advantages over typical tooth replacement methods, such as dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants are sturdily implanted into the jaw, which encourages jawbone growth, preventing the teeth from shifting. Also, applying a single dental implant does not require making changes to surrounding teeth as dental bridges do.

If you are curious if a dental implant could be an option to replace your lost or missing tooth, Dr. Yun can perform an implant dentistry consultation at his Englewood dentist office. This includes looking at your overall dental health, your current amount of jawbone and what types of dental implant approaches could benefit you.

To learn more about implant dentistry options offered at our Englewood, NJ dentist office, please call (201) 569-5121 to make an appointment for a dental implant consultation. You can also click on “Appointment Request” on our website to request a particular date and time. Our office staff will contact you quickly to set up an appointment.