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By EDWIN YEE
May 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

When tooth loss changes your smile, dental implants offer an excellent solution. Your Pensacola, FL, dentist, Dr. Edwin Yee, can help you decide if implants are a good choice for you.

Dental implants completely restore missing teeth

Implants offer the only way to replace the roots of lost teeth. Roots give your teeth the strength you need to bite and chew hard and tough foods. Although other restoration methods replace the crowns or visible parts of your teeth, only dental implants can restore your roots.

Dental implants are small posts made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to the bone. Bonding ensures that your new roots are firmly attached to your jawbone. You'll receive your implants during a minor oral surgical procedure in Pensacola, FL. Your implants will be securely attached to the bone in just three to six months.

Crowns attached to the tops of dental implants improve your appearance and restore your chewing ability. The restorations are made from an impression of your mouth and look completely natural.

Implant benefits

Dental implants offer these advantages:

  • Stronger Jawbone: Your jawbone may begin to shrink after tooth loss, due to decreased stimulation from tooth roots. Unfortunately, as the bone shrinks, it may not be able to adequately support your teeth or the muscles in your lower face. Loose teeth and sagging facial muscles can occur as a result of this condition, called resorption. Fortunately, dental implants provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to remain healthy.
  • Excellent Biting Power: Loss of biting power won't be a problem with your new teeth. Since your implants are firmly attached to your jawbone, they'll provide the power you need to eat a variety of foods.
  • Easy Care: You'll simply brush and floss your new teeth. Flossing around the base of the tooth is particularly important and will help you avoid an infection that could loosen your implants.
  • Versatility: There are no limits when it comes to dental implants. A single implant can replace one missing tooth, or you can choose to replace several or all of your teeth with implant-supported dentures or bridges.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Pensacola, FL, Dr. Yee, at (850) 479-3355 to schedule an appointment.

By EDWIN YEE
February 15, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Pensacola, FL can give you a strong, beautiful smile.

 

If you are struggling with an incomplete smile because of missing teeth, dental implants are the answer you’ve been waiting for! Dental implants offer the strength and beauty of natural teeth. Dr. Edwin Yee in Pensacola, FL offers a full menu of dental care services, including dental implants, to give you a strong, beautiful smile.

There are many reasons why you should consider dental implants to restore your smile. Just consider the fact that dental implants are the most successful surgical implant. The truth is, they boast a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

But, that’s only one reason why dental implants provide the best tooth replacement available today. Consider these additional advantages:

Dental implants provide a naturally-beautiful look, because dental implant crowns are made of light reflective materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel.

Dental implants are completely stable and will never move, because they are firmly embedded and surrounded by bone.

Dental implants are easy to maintain, because you can brush and floss dental implants just like your natural teeth.

You will also love the convenience of dental implants, because you never have to remove them. They become a permanent part of your smile.

They also help you maintain the bone in your jaws and face. This is important because more bone means a more youthful face, with less facial sagging. Youthful facial contours are restored, and you look better than ever, thanks to dental implants.

Whether you need to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth, consider restoring your smile with dental implants. To find out more about how dental implants can restore your smile and enhance your life, call Dr. Edwin Yee in Pensacola, FL at (850) 479-3355. Call now.

By EDWIN YEE
September 03, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are highly capable of accurately mimicking your real teeth that offer the best functionality and appearance among other teeth replacement options. From boosting self-confidence to giving you a gorgeous and functional solution to lost teeth, dental implants are among the most sought-after treatments that Dr. Edwin Yee uses here in our Pensacola, FL, office for restoring smiles. Aside from the instant benefits they offer, however, they likewise provide these long-term benefits.
 

Promote Jawbone Growth

Once you lose your teeth, the bones that support those teeth would start to deteriorate gradually. When the jawbone loses its density, you’ll notice your face appearing aged and shrunken in, and over time, cause issues with jaw misalignment. Luckily, implants effectively stimulate the jawbone to counteract all these negative effects.
 

Save You Money in The Long Run

Because implants could potentially last you your whole life, considering that you care for them properly, they’ll help save you money on potential replacements. You’ll only have to replace the crown, but crowns can last for decades.
 

Keep Your Real Teeth In Place

Shifting of teeth results from missing teeth because your body will need to compensate for the spaces by gradually shifting the neighboring teeth into the direction of the spaces. With implants, your teeth will remain in their proper places.
 

Make Eating Pleasurable Again

You won’t have to be worried about your replacement teeth falling out because dental implants are permanent restorations. Because they’re likewise very durable, you’ll be able to take pleasure in eating again.
 

Restore Your Confidence

Besides all the abovementioned physical benefits, dental implants likewise offer lasting benefits to your emotional health. Restoring your smile to its former glory, especially if you lost multiple teeth, will make you smile and engage in social situations more confidently.
 

Ready to Experience All The Benefits That Dental Implants Can Offer? Call Us

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Edwin Yee in Pensacola, FL, by calling (850) 479-3355.

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Ed Helms is best known for his role as the self-absorbed, Ivy League sales rep, Andy Bernard, on television's The Office. But to millions of fans he's also Stu, a member of a bachelor trip to Las Vegas in the 2009 movie The Hangover. In it, Stu and his friends wake up from a wild night on the Strip to find some things missing: the groom-to-be, their memories and, for Stu, a front tooth.

In reality, the missing tooth gag wasn't a Hollywood makeup or CGI (computer-generated imagery) trick—it was Ed Helm's actual missing tooth. According to Helms, the front tooth in question never developed and he had obtained a dental implant to replace it. He had the implant crown removed for the Hangover movie and then replaced after filming.

Helms' dental situation isn't that unusual. Although most of the 170 million-plus teeth missing from Americans' mouths are due to disease or trauma, a few happened because the teeth never formed. While most of these congenitally missing teeth are in the back of the mouth, a few, as in Helms' case, involve front teeth in the “smile zone,” which can profoundly affect appearance.

Fortunately, people missing undeveloped teeth have several good options to restore their smiles and dental function. The kind of tooth missing could help determine which option to use. For example, a bridge supported by the teeth on either side of the gap might work well if the teeth on either side are in need of crowns.

If the missing tooth happens to be one or both of the lateral incisors (on either side of the centermost teeth), it could be possible to move the canine teeth (the pointy ones, also called eye teeth) to fill the gap. This technique, known as canine substitution, may also require further modification—either by softening the canines' pointed tips, crowning them or applying veneers—to help the repositioned teeth look more natural.

The optimal solution, though, is to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant which then has a lifelike crown attached to it, as Ed Helms did to get his winning smile. Implant-supported replacement teeth are closest to natural teeth in terms of both appearance and function. Implants, though, shouldn't be placed until the jaw has fully developed, usually in early adulthood. A younger person may need a temporary restoration like a bonded bridge or a partial denture until they're ready for an implant.

Whatever the method, there's an effective way to restore missing teeth. Seeing us for an initial exam is the first step toward your own winning smile.

If you would like more information about restoring missing teeth, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants.”

By EDWIN YEE
April 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you dealing with tooth loss in Pensacola, FL? Want to find out how our dentist, Dr. Edwin Yee, can help? One tooth replacement option that many of our patients are turning to is dental implants. Of course, as you research different tooth replacement options you may have questions. Don’t worry—we have you covered when it comes to understanding implants!

 

What are dental implants and how do they work?

An implant is a metal post that is designed to replace the roots of your missing tooth. In order to do this, our Pensacola dentist will need to surgically place the implant into the jawbone where your missing tooth used to be. After surgery, the jawbone will grow around the implant and fuse with it to become one over the course of a few months. Implants can be used to support an artificial tooth such as a crown or even a full set of dentures.

 

How long does it take to get implants?

The length of treatment will vary from patient to patient based on certain factors such as how many implants are being placed, where on the jawline are they being positioned, and how quickly your body heals after surgery. It can take up to one year to get a dental implant and the length of time could be longer if you are getting more than one implant or it may be shorter if everything heals quickly.

 

How long do dental implants last?

Implants are long-lasting not only because they are made from tough, durable titanium, but also because they naturally fuse with the jawbone and tissue in the mouth. In fact, with the proper care, it is possible to maintain your new tooth for the rest of your life!

 

Interested? Give us a call!

Are you ready to take the first step in dental implant treatment? If so, then call our Pensacola office today at (850) 479-3355 to schedule a free consultation with our very own Dr. Yee.