• Blog

    How Long Do They Last? Dental Crowns in Arcadia

    cost of dental crowns Pasadena

    Pasadena endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

    Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic reasons: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

    Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

    1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
    2. Porcelain fused to metal
    3. Gold alloys
    4. Base metal alloys

    Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

    Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades.

    There is encouraging evidence that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

    At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, services include dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. We also offer gum disease treatment and family dentistry.

    1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014

    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

     


    Gum Disease In Arcadia

    treatment for bleeding gums South Temple City

    Do you know that the most frequent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news, whether you’re in Arcadia, Monrovia, or Pasadena,  is that gum disease is easy to treat with early detection.

    Regular check-ups are vital. But between visits, there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

    1. Gums that bleed frequently

    2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

    3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly

    4. Detached gums

    5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

    6. Loose or separating teeth

    If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, talk to us. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics, we take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles they can be proud of. In addition to treating gum disease, our practice specialties include cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, and family dentistry. Call for an appointment or consultation today.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

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

    626-249-0191

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
    Arcadia, California
    91007

     


    Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

    dental cleanings Arcadia

    Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home.

    The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health.

    Dr. Peter Young encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by:

    Brushing
    Flossing
    Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
    Regular dental cleanings
    Regular checkups

    Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate regardless of daily brushing and flossing. In fact, when plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.

    A hygienist will first use a vibrating ultrasonic tool to dislodge the largest pieces of tartar. This process may tickle a bit. The hygienist will then use tools with finer attachments to remove the smaller pieces of calculus. When all plaque and tartar is gone, polishing is the final step in the cleaning process.

    The goal is to make your tooth surfaces as smooth as possible, to prohibit food particles from lodging in little spaces that are difficult to clean. If you are having an exam during the same visit, your technician may take dental x-rays. X-rays can reveal cavities while they are small and can be easily filled.

    Let your hygienist know if your teeth are sensitive so he/she can make your cleaning as comfortable as possible. After the cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be given to help strengthen your teeth.

    Before your hygienist leaves, you may want to ask if there are areas you can improve. Your hygienist can tell you which tooth surfaces had the most build-up. If the back teeth are presenting a problem, you can talk to Dr. Young about sealants.

    If you have braces, you may want more frequent dental cleanings because food can easily lodge between the wires.

    Call Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS at 626-445-2536 to schedule a professional cleaning today! Your smile will thank you.

    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


    3 Smart Smile Solutions

    smile makeovers Arcadia

    In today’s post we will concentrate on three innovative procedures used in smile redesigns.

    1. Tooth Implants
    Tooth implants are changing the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

    When the final crown is set, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants have many critical advantages over dental bridges. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with dentist Young to learn more.

    2. Invisible Braces
    Invisible braces allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. There are a couple of different kinds of invisible braces including Damon Braces and Invisalign clear aligners.

    3. White Fillings
    If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly upgrading your smile without crowns.

    Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS has been providing quality dental care since 1997. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 626-445-2536.

    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


    It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

    how to prevent cavities Arcadia

    In 1997, Dr. Peter Young established Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia. Dr. Young is a reputable dental professional dedicated to preventative dentistry.

    The goal of preventative dentistry is to preserve oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes necessary. In other words, preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel wear. Dr. Young says, “Brushing your teeth and flossing is a good beginning to preventative dentistry. It is also imperative that you get bi-annual exams and dental cleanings. With little ones, dental sealants might be a good option.

    Dental sealants are a thin plastic covering, typically used on the very back teeth. These teeth are especially susceptible to trapped food particles, and at the same time tend to be the hardest ones to brush. The goal of a sealant is to guard a tooth against decay, which is always preferable to filling a cavity.

    Despite efforts to keep children’s teeth healthy, many Arcadia children develop several cavities during their childhood years. Since the rate of tooth decay ordinarily declines with age, if teeth remain intact during childhood, there is a better chance that these teeth can stay healthy for decades.

    Fillings, inlays/onlays and crowns do a great job at saving teeth from extraction, but they don’t last forever. When a 10 year-old gets a cavity in a brand-new permanent tooth, that tooth will probably need periodic attention throughout his life – even if no additional decay occurs. Once the enamel has been eaten away by acids, the tooth is forever weakened.

    Sealants act as a barrier between food particles, plaque, and the teeth. The good news is that sealants are easy to apply and last for years. After Dr. Young applies the sealants, they will be checked with each visit and re-applied as needed. If you are interested in sealants for your child (or yourself), check your dental insurance policy – they may be a covered benefit. Even if not covered by your dental insurance, sealants are a wise investment.

    Brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings help ensure that teeth are strong and clean and will last a lifetime. Changing your toothbrush every few months and using a toothpaste with fluoride are also essential components of proper oral care.

    Children should be taught how to properly brush while young. However, parents should still supervise brushing and go over the teeth after the child brushes. If your child struggles with flossing, a water irrigation tool may be useful. Floss picks can also be easier to handle than a string of floss. Traditional flossing done correctly, however, is the most effective way to clean between teeth.

    Don’t believe that dentures are an inevitably for people when they reach their golden years. We have some patients in their seventies with all teeth intact. Call Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS for an appointment. We can help you develop a plan to keep your teeth in top shape. Healthy, white, strong teeth are the foundation for a lifelong, beautiful smile.

    If your teeth and gums are healthy, but you don’t like your smile because of cosmetic issues, call 626-445-2536 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Dr. Young offers comprehensive dentistry, along with cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Come learn about revolutionary cosmetic dentistry available at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS.

    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


    Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

    Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Arcadia As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most Arcadia retirees do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

    Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

    Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Arcadia residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia area, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and dental implants.

    If you live in Arcadia, Monrovia, or San Gabriel, call 626-445-2536 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our Arcadia dental office.

    Give us a call at 626-445-2536 or find us on the Web at:

    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


    Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

    Arcadia Teeth Bleaching A Pasadena cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many Arcadia general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.

    Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures in the Pasadena, California area.

    In many cases, South Temple City general dentists achieve satisfactory results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and incredible results. San Gabriel cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely beautiful smiles.

    You have probably seen attractive front teeth crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

    If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, ask your dentist about his or her specialized training.

    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


    There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

    South Temple City tooth implants

    The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your health and well-being. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from a healthy mouth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

    The Drawbacks of Dentures

    While dentures are better than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-you’re-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they call for relines.

    Stop The Progression

    But there is reason for hope! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for men and women who have been wearing conventional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

    Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a secure base for an over denture.

    Restore Chewing Ability

    Did you know that some denture users retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more self-assured, and socialize more frequently.

    Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

    Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS provides innovative dentistry including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics. Our personable team is enthusiastic about improving the lives of our valued patients.

    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


    Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

    porcelain veneers cost Pasadena

    6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker
    Bacteria is constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces!

    5. Let Acid Rock It!
    Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing away surfaces. The perfect magnet for acid loving bacteria. So avoid gums with Xylitol and Recaldent and shoot for foods and beverages containing citric acid and the super duper sourest of candies.

    4. Enjoy an Overcast Day Every Day
    Lighting up and remaining in a tobacco fog is an efficient way to achieve the vibrant yellow hue we’re all looking for in tooth apparel.

    3. Toss out Toothbrush and Floss
    Avoid brushing after every single meal with a soft, gentle bristled toothbrush and fend off the urge to floss twice a day. This is critical if you want the bacteria to take over and result in gum disease and tooth decay.

    2. Use Your Teeth as Tools
    Hammer, wrench, screwdriver, scissors, bottle-opener. Use your imagination. Who needs a toolbox when you’ve got 32 solid options?

    1. Cancel Regular Check-Ups

    It is more difficult to ruin your smile if you have regular check-ups with your favorite Arcadia dentist. Best to avoid them altogether if your goal is pure chaos and painful destruction.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and walked away with a renewed desire to take care of those enamel-covered marvels that serve you faithfully day in and day out.

    I know many people throughout South Temple City and Monrovia have difficult struggles with oral health and lack smile satisfaction. That’s why I’m here. I am Peter Young of Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia. If you are experiencing dental problems, schedule a consultation today. I look forward to creating a plan to restore your oral health and the beauty of your smile.

    To find out the price of braces, the price of veneers, the cost of teeth whitening, or the cost of a dental crown, call my practice at 626-445-2536.

    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 Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

    Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDS Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

    I have been creating spectacular smiles at my Arcadia cosmetic dental practice since 1997. Each one of my Pasadena smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as I value their trust.

    My loyal patients, along with my dedicated dental team, have made my professional career particularly rewarding.

    Working as a dentist in Arcadia is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

    My Pasadena cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

    One of my South Temple City patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

    Hello, I’m Dr. Peter Young of Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth.

    Only need a cleaning? Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

    If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit our Arcadia cosmetic dentistry practice and discuss your dental goals. To schedule an exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 626-445-2536.

    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


    CLICK TO CALL

    HOW IT WORKS
    1. Enter your Phone Number, area code first
    2. Enter your Extension - if applicable
    3. Click "Call Now"
    4. You will receive a call, then you will be connected to our office
    Note: 800 Numbers are not allowedClose ClickToCall Button