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Dr. Edwin Yee, your cosmetic dentist in Pensacola, FL, loves to see patients get a boost of confidence with a beautiful smile. There are many cosmetic dental services that can improve the aesthetics of your smile. Dental bonding and cosmetic contouring can help with several cosmetic concerns, and we are happy to help you get to your best smile! If you have cosmetic concerns and want to start putting your best face forward, contact your cosmetic dentist in Pensacola, FL.

Bonding and Contouring

The appearance of chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps in teeth can be improved with dental bonding and cosmetic contouring. Dental bonding is material that can replace tooth structure, and contouring is any filing or shaping of the existing tooth structure. With these two methods, you can change the shape of any tooth and improve your smile.

The composite resin material used for dental bonding is strong and designed to match your natural teeth. When you get dental bonding, the tooth is first etched with a solution that prepares it for the bonding material. Your dentist sculpts the material directly onto the tooth, and it is cured with a special light until it hardens. Then the bonding can be trimmed and polished to blend in with your smile. Dental bonding can change the shape of a tooth to correct chips and small gaps in teeth.

Contouring of a tooth can be done at your cosmetic dentist in Pensacola, FL, for several reasons. In the case of a chip or crack, the tooth can be filed and reshaped. Crooked and overlapping teeth can also benefit from being reshaped. Contouring and bonding are both quick and painless appointments that can improve your smile and your confidence!

Bonding and contouring can help address several cosmetic issues in a smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Pensacola, FL, Dr. Edwin Yee transforms smiles with cosmetic dental services. If you want to improve the look of your smile, contact us for an appointment at (850) 479-3355.

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
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Filling   Cracked Filling  

Dental fillings help strengthen and restore teeth affected by infection or decay. Several types of fillings are available. Each type is durable and could potentially last for many years. However, fillings can be damaged. If that happens, a dentist can determine the best method for fixing it. Dr. Edwin Yee, the experienced dentist at our office in Pensacola, FL, can repair or replace cracked, broken, or loose fillings.

Types of Dental Fillings

Several types of filling materials exist for treating cavities and other oral health issues. Silver-colored amalgam fillings have been a popular choice for many years. Amalgam fillings are composed of a blend of metals, including silver, copper, and tin, as well as mercury which binds all the metals together. Cast gold is another type of metal filling that can be used to treat teeth with cavities. Amalgam fillings are the less expensive option, but they do require more drilling and undercuts than other types of dental fillings, which means more tooth structure is lost.

Tooth-colored or white fillings are becoming an increasingly popular choice for treating cavities since they blend in with the surrounding tooth. Once the filling material is dry, it just looks like part of the natural tooth. Tooth-colored dental fillings can be made from various materials, including porcelain, glass ionomer, and a composite mixture of glass and plastic. Composite fillings are commonly used because the material readily bonds with the natural tooth so less drilling is needed to place them, which means more healthy tooth structure can be spared.

Signs a Filling is Damaged

Fillings can last for many years with proper care. However, chewing on ice or biting into hard candies and foods can potentially crack or damage a filling. Habits such as chewing on the end of a pen or pencil can also crack a dental filling. Another way fillings can be damaged is due to an injury, such as sustaining a blow to the mouth while playing sports. Fillings can also just wear down over time and become more susceptible to damage.

Some signs that you have a cracked or damaged filling include:

  • Experiencing sudden pain when biting into food
  • Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Feeling a hard object in your mouth after biting into food
  • Feeling a crack or hole in your tooth when running your tongue over it
  • Hearing a cracking sound when biting into or chewing food

Repairing a Cracked Filling

If you have a cracked filling, the skilled dentist at our office in Pensacola, FL, can determine the best way to fix it. In some cases, it is best to simply remove the damaged filling and replace it with a brand new one. Another option is to place a crown over the affected tooth, which will prevent further damage to the tooth or filling. If the damage is minimal, it might be possible to repair the cracked filling without completely replacing it. The dentist can identify and recommend the best course of treatment.

If you think you might have cracked a filling, see the dentist right away. A damaged filling can leave your tooth more vulnerable to decay and other oral health issues. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yee, our exceptional dentist, call our office in Pensacola, FL, at (850) 479-3355.

By EDWIN YEE
October 26, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

How dental crowns from your dentist in Pensacola, Florida can improve your smile.

There are many things that can damage your smile. Trauma, experiencing a sports injury involving your teeth, or being in an accident can all cause damage. Everyday habits like chewing on ice cubes, pencils, or other hard objects can also chip your teeth.

The good news is, dental crowns can do a lot to repair your smile and make it more attractive. Dr. Edwin Yee in Pensacola, Florida offers a wide range of dental services, including dental crowns, to improve your smile.

One of the main benefits of dental crowns is its superb strength. A dental crown works differently than a large filling. Large fillings can divide your teeth into sections, weakening them. A dental crown covers the entire surface of your tooth above the gumline. The overall coverage means that when you bite down, the stress is spread out over the entire surface of your tooth, protecting the tooth from breaking.

Another excellent benefit you will enjoy when you choose dental crowns is how natural they will look. That’s because one of the most commonly used dental crown materials is porcelain, which has some unique properties. Porcelain is:

Stain-resistant, so your crowns will look white and beautiful for years

Light-reflective, which gives your crown a translucent, lifelike quality

Porcelain resembles a natural tooth structure so closely that once your porcelain crown is placed, it will be virtually identical to a natural tooth.

For back teeth, your dentist may recommend a PFM crown, which is beautiful porcelain that has been fused to a strong metal underlay. PFM crowns are beautiful AND strong, so they are the perfect choice for back teeth which do most of the chewing.

Dental crowns can do a lot for your smile. They provide the strength you need and the beauty you want. To find out more about how crowns can help improve your smile, call Dr. Edwin Yee in Pensacola, Florida at (850) 479-3355. Call today.





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