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By Park Dental Solutions
March 06, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

It’s time you found the solution for your tooth loss. We are here to help.

We know that tooth loss doesn’t just affect your oral health, but also your appearance and self-esteem. Luckily, we live in a world where dental implantsdental technology is pretty amazing and offers realistic-looking restorations, such as dental implants that both look and act just like a real tooth. From your Roanoke, VA, dentists Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim find out how dental implants could restore your smile.

Dental Implants Function Like Real Teeth

When it comes to replacing your missing tooth or teeth, you want only the best. Dental implants are an artificial restoration that resembles a real tooth. In fact, it is the closest you can come to real teeth, which makes it an amazing alternative when you have to have a tooth extracted.

Feel the Confidence

In order for implants to do their job, your dentist will need to surgically place the implant into the jawbone. The number of dental implants you receive will depend on the severity of your tooth loss. For example, if you are only missing a single tooth, then just one implant will need to be placed; however, if you are looking to support a full set of dentures, multiple implants can be placed along the jawbone to hold your artificial teeth firmly in place.

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods

One complaint of denture wearers is that their teeth may shift or move around while they're trying to eat. This makes it a challenge to enjoy a lot of different foods such as a delicious steak. Since dental implants naturally meld together with the jawbone and oral tissue, you’ll enjoy a permanent stable tooth replacement. From there, we can attach your false teeth to the implants to hold your smile firmly in place. Now, you can go out to lunch with colleagues or that dinner date and never have to worry about your smile ever again.

Have Your Smile for Life

Dental implants are made from titanium, an amazingly durable material. Not only that but the implant becomes part of the jawbone; therefore, once the implant is placed, it’s there for life. Of course, you still need to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for routine checkups, but with the proper care, you could have your new implant for several decades.

Park Dental Solutions provides comprehensive dentistry to the Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, areas. If you are interested in what dental implants can offer to your smile, then call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation with us.

By Park Dental Solutions
January 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants do a whole lot more than just restore your missing teeth.

Dental ImplantsDental implants are an amazing solution for replacing one or more teeth in adults. Are you interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can help you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentists Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim are happy to offer dental implants. Here’s what a dental implant can do for you.

A Realistic False Tooth

We know that you want a false tooth that looks and feels just like the real thing, and nothing is as close to natural teeth as dental implants. This is because implants are designed to replace your missing tooth roots, which offer a variety of benefits including a permanent and durable foundation from which to support an artificial tooth such as a dental crown. You’ll be amazed how much a dental implant actually looks just like the rest of your smile.

A Lifelong Restoration

Longevity is also important when it comes to choosing the right tooth replacement option for you. We know that it’s important for our patients to get restoration that is going to last. Luckily, with the proper oral care and maintenance, you could end up having your dental implant for the rest of your life. Take care of your implant and it will take care of you!

Prevent Bone Loss

Bone loss is a common complication of untreated tooth loss. This is why it’s so important to visit our Roanoke, VA, general dentist as soon as possible after tooth loss. The sooner you seek treatment the better; however, dental implants are the only restoration that is able to preserve the jawbone and to prevent bone loss. How? The implant is placed into the jawbone where it naturally melds together with the implant to become one solid unit. Just like the rest of your tooth roots, the implant will provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and to prevent deterioration.

If you are living with tooth loss in Roanoke or Rocky Mount, VA, and want to find out if dental implants are right for you then call Park Dental Solutions today to schedule a consultation with our dental team.

By Park Dental Solutions
October 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Learn more about this long-term tooth replacement that can restore your smile.

When a tooth falls out or needs to be extracted it isn’t just the crown of the tooth that is gone but also the tooth’s roots. While they might not seem as important since this is the part of the tooth you don’t see, they are crucial to your oral health. These roots are responsible for providing your jawbone with the stimulation it needs to continue to produce new bone cells. As our Roanoke, VA, dentists Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim will tell you, if you don’t treat your tooth loss you will also face bone loss.

Luckily, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that can actually take the place of your missing tooth roots and maintain the health of your jawbone. “How?” you might be wondering. Well, our Roanoke, VA, restorative dentist will place the very small implant into a pre-drilled hole in the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Once the implant is secured within the hole the gums are stitched up.

Over the course of 3-6 months, the jawbone and tissue will heal around the implant, making the implant a permanent structure within the tooth. Once this naturally occurring process happens you can trust that the implant will not move around or go anywhere. This provides the most reliable and long-term foundation from which to support a false tooth.

Do you need to replace multiple teeth? Don’t worry; implants can still be the right option for you. In fact, all we have to do is place a few implants along the arches of your jawbone to support and stabilize your dentures. If you haven’t been satisfied with your dentures because they have been moving or shifting around in your mouth when eating or speaking, implants can fix this common problem.

Placing an implant not long after losing a tooth will also prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting into the gap where your missing tooth was. As you might imagine, once teeth begin to shift around this can lead to crookedness, gaps between teeth and crowding that can only be fixed with braces.

Are you ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants? If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth, then it’s time to call Park Dental Solutions today. We offer dental offices in Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, to serve you better. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

By Park Dental Solutions
March 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants. You've heard of them. You know they really help people restore their smiles. However, what exactly are they, and how do dental implantsthey work? Your Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentist, Dr. Young Park, places single-tooth implants and implant-supported overdentures. These premiere tooth replacements recreate lifelike smile appearance and oral function. Are they right for you?

Tooth loss

Losing even one tooth changes how well an individual bites and chews, and of course, a smile gap impacts personal appearance and self-confidence. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states that the world notices a smile before any other physical attribute, and if it's an attractive smile, the owner is perceived as confident, personable and even smart.

Additionally, tooth loss weakens the teeth surrounding the gap. Speech slurs and bone and gum tissue recede, changing bite height and aging facial appearance. Yes, the effects of tooth loss are wide-ranging.

Enter the dental implant

For generations, dentists have replaced missing teeth with conventional bridges and dentures. While these assist oral function and personal appearance, they do nothing to maintain gums and bone.

However, back in the 1960s, a physician named Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark developed and placed the first dental implant. Decades later, modern implants have restored millions of smiles for patients of all ages and walks of life.

What Branemark discovered was a process called osseointegration, says the American Dental Association. It's the means whereby the titanium implant screw melds to the jaw bone where the natural tooth previously resided. Research shows that human bone and titanium have a natural attraction for each other, and so dental implants anchor strongly and permanently to a jaw that's sufficiently sized and dense.

Once placed and healed, a dental implant will stay in the jaw and function for years--even decades. The patient just brushes and flosses it just like his or her natural teeth. Plus, Dr. Park asks his implant patients come to Park Dental Solutions every six months for check-ups and hygienic cleanings to keep the implant sites clean and healthy.

The treatment in Roanoke and Rocky Mount

Could you qualify for a dental implant or an implant-supported prosthetic? Dr. Park can tell you if your oral health is good enough and if you have adequate jaw bone density to receive the implant device.

If all is well, expect the implant process to take several weeks to months. It's not painful--most patients do fine with local anesthetic--and the initial treatment involves a simple insertion of the titanium implant screw into the jaw. As the implant site heals, or osseointegrates, it strengthens, allowing for placement of the metal extension post and crown which complete this artificial tooth.

Learn more

Change your smile aesthetics and oral function for the better. Contact your Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentist, Dr. Park, for a one on one consultation. He'll give you all the details and help you decide dental implants are right for you. Call today. For the Roanoke office, phone (540) 563-9398, and for Rocky Mount, call (540) 483-7577.

By Park Dental Solutions
June 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If you are looking for a way to replace your missing teeth, it’s time you learned more about how dental implants could help.dentures

While dentures are a quick solution to your tooth loss problem and certainly boast a more attractive price tag than other tooth replacement options, a lot of people realize that dentures aren’t exactly what they expected. Sometimes it can be challenging to stop dentures from shifting around in your mouth when trying to enjoy meals or when speaking. If dentures aren’t what they are cracked up to be, then it’s time you turned to our Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentists, Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim, to find out if implants could help keep your dentures in place.

How do dental implants support dentures?

Complete dentures are designed to stay in place thanks to suction (and sometimes a little dental adhesive). However, this doesn’t always mean that they stay in place. If you want dentures to be more reliable, then you may want to consider getting dental implants. Implants, the small metal posts used to replace tooth roots, are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implants naturally integrate with the jawbone and tissue over time to become a permanent structure in your mouth. In essence, implants are designed to last the rest of your life with the proper oral care.

Once the implants are placed and fully bond with the jawbone, the next step is to attach structures called abutments on top of the implants. Abutments are designed to connect the implant with the restoration that will be used to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Once the abutments are placed, then your dentures can be secured into place. Of course, you’ll still have to remove your dentures every night before bed, but when you wear your implant-supported overdentures, you’ll know that you have a set of teeth that won’t move around in your mouth. Implants provide the reliable and resilient support your new teeth need.

How long does it take your Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentists to complete your implant procedure?

While dentures may have sounded pretty great because you could get your new teeth rather quickly, sometimes they don’t always work out for everyone. Implants closely mimic real teeth, but it’s important to note that it can take several months and up to one year or more from start to finish. Of course, it can very much be worth it when you have a restoration that lasts a lifetime.

Are you interested in what implant-supported dentures can offer? If so, call Park Dental Solutions in Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, today to learn more.