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By Cape Vista Dental
January 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

A healthier diet, better oral hygiene habits, and even drinking more water all contribute to strong, beautiful smiles. However, your Orangefillings City, FL, dentist, Dr. Andrew Yoon, recognizes that cavities can still happen even when we're vigilant. So he uses the finest in diagnostics, materials, and techniques to fully restore compromised tooth enamel. At Cape Vista Dental, you can trust that your teeth and gums will receive exactly the care they need.

What is a dental cavity?

Basically, it's a hole in your tooth enamel. As rock hard as this outer layer of your tooth is, it can wear out, and it can corrode because of acids secreted by an oral bacteria. This microbe lives in dental plaque and tartar. That's why removing these biofilms through brushing, flossing and professional cleanings is so important.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says that 91 percent of American adults ages 20 to 64 have cavities. That's a lot of decay, but fortunately, modern dental fillings can save those teeth from further damage, extensive restorations and extraction. Your Orange City, FL, dentist places natural-looking and durable composite resin fillings to return damaged teeth to their best form and function.

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling restores a decayed tooth with a durable material such as amalgam (a blend of metals) or composite resin. Because of its strength and natural-looking appearance, composite resin is the material of choice in most cases. A unique and tooth-colored mixture of glass particles and acrylic, composite resin bonds directly to healthy enamel, eliminating the need for extensive enamel reduction in order to place a filling.

What are the advantages of dental fillings?

There are many. Dental fillings stop the advance of decay. Left untreated, a cavity can deepen, invading interior tooth pulp and causing an abscess, or infection. Ultimately, untreated cavities weaken tooth structure and necessitate expensive and complex restorations such as root canal therapy, dental crowns and even dental implants or bridgework if tooth loss happens.

Additionally, a filling strengthens a weak tooth, allowing for normal bite, appearance and oral function. It eliminates any toothache pain and dental sensitivity from the decay, too.

Do you have a cavity?

Don't delay. See your Orange City, FL, dentist, Dr. Andrew Yoon, and his team for a restorative dentistry consultation. If you need a filling, rest assured Dr. Yoon will place one which optimizes the health and appearance of your tooth, allowing it to serve you for years to come. Call (386) 774-0125 for an appointment at Cape Vista Dental.

By Cape Vista Dental
December 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Could this restorative prosthetic be exactly what you need to regain your smile?dentures

Facing tooth loss of any magnitude can be stressful, to say the least. We know that no adult ever expects tooth loss to happen to them. Here at Cape Vista Dental, our Orange City, FL, dentist, Dr. Andrew Yoon, know it’s possible to restore your smile and improve your appearance, no matter if you are missing one or all of your teeth. Are you wondering if dentures could get your smile back on track after tooth loss? Let’s find out!

You may be right for dentures if:

You are looking for an inexpensive way to replace missing teeth: Dental implants can be rather expensive and while they can be a wonderful way to replace missing teeth we know that not everyone can afford them. Our Orange City restorative dentist believes that you should be able to replace your missing teeth without breaking the bank. If you want to restore your smile but you also don’t want to spend tons of money to do it then dentures may be the right fit for you.

You want to restore your smile quickly: We know that having gaps in your smile is anything but pleasant. Maybe you are ready to say goodbye to your incomplete smile and just get your new restoration quickly. Dental implants can take up to one year or more before you finally get your full replacement tooth. If you want your restoration sooner rather than later then you won’t get any more convenient than dentures.

You don’t want to undergo surgery: Not everyone feels comfortable going through oral surgery in order to replace their missing teeth. While we ensure that you don’t feel discomfort during your procedure we also know that this more invasive treatment isn’t always ideal for everyone. If you want to replace your missing teeth but don’t want to have to go through surgery then you may want to consider dentures.

Do you have questions about getting dentures in Orange City, FL? Want to find out if you are a good candidate for this oral prosthetic? Then it’s time you called Cape Vista Dental today to learn more.

By Cape Vista Dental
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Faced with tooth loss? Find out if you should be getting dental implants to replace your missing implants

Are you one of the millions of Americans who a missing tooth? Tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons, from severe decay to infections. If you didn’t come in for treatment right away our Orange City, CA, dentist, Dr. Andrew Yoon, may have recommended getting a tooth extraction. Once the tooth has been removed, it’s time to consider whether a dental implant is the best way to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

What is the purpose of dental implants?

When you lose a tooth you don’t just lose the crown, you also lose the roots that are hiding underneath. When this happens, the jawbone doesn’t get the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and strong. As a result, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. To prevent this, our Orange City general dentist will place an implant, a tiny metal post, into the jawbone where the tooth’s roots used to be. The implant’s job is to take on the same function as these tooth roots.

Should I get a dental implant?

Here are some reasons to consider getting a dental implant if you are missing one or more permanent teeth:

  • They function and look just like real teeth
  • They will preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss
  • They’ll provide support for the muscles and bones in the face to prevent changes to the shape of your face
  • They will fill the gaps in your smile and prevent teeth from shifting into these gaps
  • They are permanent restorations that are designed to last a lifetime
  • You won’t have to change your oral care routine or what you eat
  • You’ll have a restoration that stays in place and doesn’t need to be removed every night
  • You’ll improve your oral health
  • You’ll bolster your confidence

Cape Vista Dental in Orange City, CA, is ready to restore your smile for the long run. Let’s find out if your smile is right for dental implants. We know you won’t be sorry when you have a restoration that both looks and feels just like a natural tooth.

By Cape Vista Dental
December 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Orange City, FL wants you to know

You may know someone who has dental implants. You really like the way they look, but you might be worried about the procedure itself. dental implantsYou may be wondering if dental implants hurt. The truth is placing a dental implant has become a state-of-the-art procedure that is easily tolerated by just about everyone. Dr. Andrew Yoon at Cape Vista Dental in Orange City, FL wants to help you discover just how easy and comfortable dental implants can be.

Dental implants are placed through a simple in-office procedure, usually requiring only local anesthetic, however additional methods of anesthesia are available if you need them. The implant itself looks like a screw, and is made of titanium, a strong material that is gentle to soft tissue and bone; your body won’t reject it.

During the healing period, your body will produce more bone to fuse with the dental implant and lock it in place. After your implant is secure and fully healed, Dr. Yoon will place a beautiful, natural-looking crown on top of the implant. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful new smile! Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can also be used to support dental appliances like dentures.

Dental implants are the revolutionary new solution to tooth replacement. Before dental implants, your choices weren’t wonderful. You could choose from living with a large space in your smile, to having a removable partial or denture which can move around when you eat, to having a dental bridge which involves cutting into healthy adjacent teeth.

Now, thanks to dental implants, you can choose a natural-looking, beautiful, conservative method of tooth replacement. Dental implants also help to preserve your bone structure and help you keep the youthful contours of your face. That’s because dental implants actually help to create more bone. Dental appliances like dentures or partials can diminish bone over time, causing your face to sag and look older.

Don’t allow fear of discomfort to keep you from getting the smile you deserve. The dental implant procedure is well tolerated by just about everyone, and Dr. Yoon is committed to providing you with the best care possible before, during and after your dental implant treatment. To find out more about what dental implants can do for your smile call Dr. Yoon at Cape Vista Dental in Orange City, FL. Call today and start working on your new smile!

By Cape Vista Dental
September 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you considering getting dentures but have a few questions about the process? Dr. Andrew Yoon, your Orange City, FL dentist at ABF denturesDental, shares some information about the denture process.

What are types of dentures are available?

Several types of dentures are available, including:

  • Full Dentures: These dentures replace both your top and bottom teeth. They consist of a row of artificial teeth set in a pink base to match your gums. You will begin wearing these teeth when your mouth has healed fully.
  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth are pulled. In some cases, they may be used as temporary dentures until your mouth heals completely and you can begin wearing full dentures.
  • Overdentures: Overdentures fit over tooth remnants. Although you may only have a few teeth fragments of remaining, these remnants often have strong roots that can provide stability for your new dentures.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants that are placed in your jaw. Implants replace the roots of your teeth and bond to your jawbone. Luckily, you don't need an implant for every one of your missing teeth. Just two to four implants can support an upper or lower denture.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used if you have multiple missing teeth but don't need full dentures. These removable dentures feature tiny hooks that attach to the teeth on either side of the gap in your mouth.

How do I receive dentures?

Your Orange City dentist makes a mold of your mouth during the first step of the denture process. The mold is used to create dentures that fit your mouth exactly. If you will receive immediate dentures, your dentist places them in your mouth just after extracting your teeth. During the next few months, the fit of your dentures will need to be adjusted periodically to reflect the changes in your mouth as it heals.

When you're ready to receive permanent dentures, wax rims will be placed in your mouth first. Your dentist uses the rims to determine the correct bite and position of your artificial teeth. In a few days, you'll return to the office to test the fit of the dentures. Your new teeth will be temporarily attached to a wax base at this point. After your dentist makes any necessary adjustments, he'll send the base to your lab, and you'll receive your brand new permanent dentures two or three days later.

Are you ready to begin the denture process? Call Dr. Yoon, your Orange City, FL dentist at ABF Dental, at (386) 774-0125 to schedule an appointment.