Dr. Young Kim is the doctor of choice if you have a dental phobia because he used to have it himself. As a child in Korea, he did not have quality dental education or care. In his teens and early 20s, he received a variety of dental treatments to correct his smile. Because of his experience, he understands the state of mind of dental patients and understands that dental fear is not from the procedure itself but from HOW it is delivered.
Dental implants are modern, efficient and the most sensible alternative to natural teeth . A dental implant is a titanium post made to act as a tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone. Dental Implants serve a number of different purposes such as:
Zirconia implants are 100% metal-free treatment alternatives to titanium implants. Zirconia is an all-ceramic material that has been widely used in restorative and implant dentistry. The zirconia implant offers all the desired properties of titanium implants, including excellent strength, biocompatibility and osseointegration. The all-ceramic implant, abutment and crown also offer a highly esthetic treatment in which a metal collar will never be visible above or through the gum line. Whether due to a metal-allergy, sensitivity, a desire for a natural material and/or purely for aesthetics, we provide zirconia metal-free implants as a treatment option to our patients. Call us for a free consultation to find out if Zirconia implants may be the right choice for you.
This is an ideal if you are missing a single tooth. A single implant is placed and a crown restoration is then attached on top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. This is a full crown that is attached, not a tooth cap like what is normally used to cover a damaged tooth. A dental implant, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. It is a much more reliable option than a bridge or flipper.
Implant-supported bridges are similar to traditional bridges but are supported by implants rather than the patient\’s adjacent teeth. Implant-supported bridges are used when the patient is missing three or more teeth in a row.
Implant-supported bridges are stronger, more durable, and can withstand greater bite pressure than traditional bridges.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached securely to dental implants for added comfort and stability. We offer both removable implant-supported dentures that you can easily take out for cleaning, and fixed implant-supported dentures that are even more stable.
We can place as few as four implants (per arch) in strategic locations and angles. In some cases, we recommend six to eight implants per arch for additional stability.
We can extract irreversibly damaged teeth, surgically place dental implant posts, and provide you with functioning and natural-looking teeth in one day. Although remarkably expeditious, the procedure provides an effective, efficient, and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are made of durable titanium, a non-corrosive, body-friendly, long-lasting metal. Implants are subject to the same periodontic issues as natural teeth, however, and require good oral care (daily brushing and flossing) and regular professional cleanings.
Once an implant is placed, most patients can\’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. Not only do the implants blend-in with their natural teeth, they can eat with full chewing power, and can brush and floss normally, as well.
Bone in the jaw deteriorates where there is no tooth. This is because the bone requires the pressure and stimulation of chewing to maintain its density. Implants act as natural teeth and provide that necessary stimulation.
The gap caused by a missing tooth can destabilize adjacent teeth, causing them to shift towards the gap. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite and your ability to chew. Dental implants fill in the gap left by a missing tooth and prevent this from occurring.