Are Receding Gums Permanent?

Receding gums are caused by a number of factors, including aging, brushing too hard, poor dental hygiene, or genetics. When the gums recede, they pull away from the tooth leaving the root area exposed and at risk. This space is also problematic as it leaves room for plaque to collect. Plaque is the sticky bacteria that collects and causes issues within one’s mouth, including more gum recession and bone or tooth loss. Unfortunately, gum tissue does not grow back. This is because the tissue one’s gums are made up of does not regenerate in the way other tissue in the body can. Is there such a thing as receding gums treatment?

As scary as receding gums may sound it’s actually a common dental problem. Oftentimes most people don’t even notice their gums are receding because it’s such a slow and gradual process. The warning signs of gum recession are tooth sensitivity or one’s teeth looking longer than normal. Also, if you can feel a notch near the gum line, your gums may be receding.

Receding Gums Treatment Options

While the gums may not regenerate or grow back, there are steps that can be taken and procedures that slow down the process. First and foremost, it is important to make an appointment with your dentist in Arcadia to understand the status of your gum recession. Dr. Young will assess the impact thus far and determine the next steps for receding gums treatment.

We often start with a deep clean to remove the bacteria and plaque from the space between the tooth and gums. This deep cleaning is known as scaling and root planing. During the procedure, Dr. Young will scrape away the tartar from your teeth and under your gum line with a scraper tool and an ultrasonic devise the vibrates and loosens the plaque. The receding gums treatment process is minimally invasive and virtually painless. In addition to this procedure, Dr. Young will advise you on how to maintain the results of the procedure. This usually involves brushing your teeth gently twice a day using a soft brush, flossing daily, and regular dental cleanings every six months.

Extreme Cases

In some cases, your dentist may suggest surgery. Sometimes the bacteria underneath the gum may be hard to reach which will warrant the need for a more invasive approach. There are various types of procedures, including flap surgery, gum graft, and bonding. Flap surgery involves the oral surgeon making a small cut into your gum tissue to lift and remove any plaque they were unable to reach with the deep clean. The gum is then secured, and the goal of the procedure is to prevent eventual bone loss.

A gum graft is where an oral surgeon takes tissue from another part of your mouth and places it around the receding area. The goal of this procedure is to reduce the appearance of receding gums in addition to protecting one’s teeth from future tooth or bone damage. Bonding involves placing resin over the roots of the affected teeth. This reduces the appearance of receding gums and protects the sensitive roots. These procedures are invasive and can be painful.

Receding Gums Treatment in Arcadia

As mentioned above, there are options for treating receding gums. The problem with those options is the pain and invasiveness that comes with them. One of the more modern approaches to gum recession that is less painful and highly effective is gum lifting in Arcadia. This procedure is less invasive, less painful, and the results are noticeable much faster than alternative treatments. The procedure is only one hour and the recovery time is fast. You can even go back to work the same day!

If you think you may need receding gums treatment, Premier Dental Esthetics specializes in this exact condition. Our staff provides a variety of services including veneers, dental crowns, dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and regular cleanings. Our goal is to get you to love your smile, increase your confidence, and benefit your overall quality of life. Remember that gum rescission is not something to ignore. If you feel like your gums are receding or you just need a dental checkup, contact Premier Dental Esthetics!


Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

affordable teeth bleaching Arcadia

One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS recommends each patient meet with us first for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.

While visiting with our team, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, state-of-the art technology provides methods to correct any dental issue you may have.

During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be.

Methods for Whitening

Office whitening: Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, we can usually enhance your teeth three to eight shades in just an hour. During your treatment, our team may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while we apply the bleaching agent. We will also use a laser to make the bleach work faster.

At Home whitening: An alternative is for us to prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many patients.

Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years. Whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS Dental Miracles

Affordable Arcadia Family DentistryCosmetic dentistry can not only upgrade your smile, it can improve the health of your teeth and make your face more pleasing and younger-looking. Our team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia can help you upgrade your smile.

What’s more, cosmetic dentistry is surprisingly fast and virtually pain-free. Why? Because of innovative dental technology and new oral sedation options.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, our team performs dental miracles everyday. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, we re-design smiles and corrects issues by skillfully performing cosmetic dental services.

Orthodontics are often the answer for misaligned teeth. Even if you have suffered with crooked teeth for years, a short time enduring braces will be well worth it.

If you have teeth that are decayed or otherwise damaged, there are numerous remedies. Porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, and veneers are some of the effective procedures available. What if a tooth is missing entirely? A dental implant is a complete restoration; including a new root!

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry OptionsThe team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS gets many questions about smile upgrades and makeovers. Have you ever thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many fantastic possibilities for Arcadia residents.

The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. The newest braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

If you are not happy with your smile, you’re probably not aware of the impact it has had on your self-confidence. Don’t hide behind an unattractive smile any longer. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Tooth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Arcadia Tooth Whitening For Whiter SmilesThe team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS wants to discuss tooth whitening. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Arcadia, tooth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding procedures.

Many of our Arcadia patients ask about tooth whitening. In fact it is one of our most popular dental procedures.

When it comes to teeth whitening, you do have a number of options available. This includes the use of over-the-counter products designed for teeth whitening at home.

Prior to using one of these, you should visit our team in Arcadia to find out what has caused it. Whether the problem is simple staining and discoloration or another underlying issue, such as tooth decay, we can offer advice on safe whitening.

You can also get your teeth professionally whitened at Premier Dental Esthetics.

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Veneers Transform Smiles

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDS In Arcadia

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS wants to discuss dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can transform your every-day ok smile into a magical one.

Have you ever wished your dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently affixed to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, our team doesn’t need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration.

We will use veneers alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be fabricated in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to our team.  We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look incredible!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable?
Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS

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Even people with top notch oral health want to improve specific parts of their smile. Our team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia can help. Though proper brushing is crucial for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a cracked tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be improved with diligent oral hygiene, call us to schedule a smile makeover consultation with our team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS. During your consultation, we will talk to  you about:

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate for your smile makeover.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. We will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your cosmetic dental smile makeover requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to look at sedation. Our team will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these troubles need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine required restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many people could improve their smile with braces, yet only a few of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people use for not getting orthodontic treatment is because they think you need to wear metal braces. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS can help set you (and your mouth) straight.

You don’t need metal braces for every tooth alignment issue, however. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer is often a great solution for people who need minimal adjustment to correct alignment (and don’t have an overbite or underbite).

Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less costly than conventional braces. Spring retainers can move teeth 1-2 mm in the desired direction, unlike traditional retainers. We often recommend them for orthodontic patients who didn’t wear their retainer after having orthodontic treatment in their teens.

Creating a spring retainer is not complicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. We use spring retainers  most frequently on the front teeth but sometimes use them for teeth farther back in the mouth

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those people who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS is here for you. We have been treating this common trouble since 1997.

The team has been treating this common problem for many years and is very experienced – as our family dentistry patients in Pasadena and Arcadia know.

TOOTH SENSITIVITY

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding—it’s pain).

Here in our Arcadia dentistry practice, our team can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

TIPS ON TREATING TOOTH SENSITIVITY

We usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps curb tooth pain after several applications. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. Our team can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.

Good dental hygiene including

  • brushing and flossing,
  • professional dental cleanings, and a
  • healthy, balanced diet help keep gums healthy and pain free.

For more  information on sensitive teeth treatment, to schedule a gum disease exam or even if you just need a routine dental cleaning or a cosmetic dentistry consultation in the Arcadia area, please call Premier Dental Esthetics today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Arcadia Pediatric Dentistry Wishing for a whither smile but not sure how to get it? At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile bleaching every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to get rid of the build-up and help restore the initial color.

When it comes to teeth whitening, you do have a number of options available. This includes the use of over-the-counter products designed for teeth whitening at home.

Prior to using one of these, you should visit our team in Arcadia to find out what has caused it. Whether the problem is simple staining and discoloration or another underlying issue, such as tooth decay, we can offer advice on safe whitening.

You can also get your teeth professionally whitened at Premier Dental Esthetics. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.

 

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007