Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we offer tooth replacement for the 21st century. Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not the best tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can stop many important mouth functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than old-school dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system.

  • With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Moreover, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.)   Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.
  • Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved stability
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not necessary
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive required

Getting implants from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia will make you smile with a real toothy grin. 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

 

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Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. This post from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia looks at bone recession.

Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is ordinarily the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth. When a tooth and its root is lost, the blood supply and stimulus required for maintaining healthy bone is taken away.

Let’s look at the most common causes of jaw bone recession:

Extracted Teeth
Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy and retain its size and density. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed. A dental implant provides stimulation similar to the natural tooth and can prevent bone recession.

Gum Infection
A gum infection can result when gum inflammation goes untreated and progresses to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets which provide the perfect breeding ground for the detrimental infection.

Gum infections can progress undetected, though there are usually warning signs. Swollen, painful gums, loose teeth, and gums that bleed when brushed are symptoms of periodontitis. The infection dissolves bone as the gums pull away from the tooth. Inadequate oral hygiene increases the risk of gum disease but other factors can compromise gum health. These include smoking (no surprise here), hormone levels, diseases that lower immune system effectiveness, medications that cause dry mouth, and genetic predisposition.

Abscessed Tooth
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket of infection that occurs in the nerve and roots of a tooth. As the infection attacks the tooth and bone tissue it creates a space that fills with pus. There are several treatments for a tooth abscess including antibiotics to kill the infection, a root canal, or extraction, if needed.

If you would like to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, but don’t have enough bone at the implant site, you might be a candidate for bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like major oral surgery but it is really a routine procedure. Call us at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. Services include family dentistry. Make an appointement 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

 

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Replace a Missing Tooth with a Durable Dental Implant

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Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Arcadia area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental issue. Dr. Peter Young, considered one of the best dentists in California, has the ability with cosmetic and optimal restorative care.

In the past, if a patient in Arcadia had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, California dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, unprecedented dental implants in Arcadia have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most dental patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.

Dental implants in Arcadia provides many essential advantages over a dental bridge or dentures, such as:

Longevity – Dental implants are durable and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size, and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic troubles, these can usually be repaired with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is needed.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.

If you want to determine if dental implants in Arcadia are right for you or if you desire specifics about smile redesigns, call Premier Dental Esthetics for more details. We look forward to meeting 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


Great Achievements in Dentistry

Dental implants are one of the greatest advances in the field of dentistry. They are an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. The implant, in turn, can support an artificial tooth. Dental implants are available from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia.

The idea of a dental implant actually goes back at least a thousand years. But implants as we know them today date back to the early 1950s. One of their great benefits is that they help to prevent bone loss, which is common in people who have lost one of their natural teeth.

In practical terms, the great thing about implants is that they function like a natural tooth. Implants are typically made of titanium, and they fuse to the patient’s jaw. They integrate so well with the bone that the body does not recognize them as a foreign object, and try to reject them.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used as anchors for dentures. Dentures may be more affordable, but because they are removable, most patients find that they can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation 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


5 Smile Makeover Questions For Arcadia Smiles

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Arcadia

If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive cosmetic dentistry, Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia suggests these four considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
You can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. We develop a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most people. Some procedures are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many Arcadia residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages. Call us to discuss dental financing options in Arcadia.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the necessary healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Schedule a consultation with Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia to find out more. We also provide family dentistry. Make 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

 


Get The Royal Treatment At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS

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In need of a crown? At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we can provide the outstanding experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth repaired. Receive one vital procedure or full smile makeovers. Your wish is our command.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures designed solely to enhance the looks of your smile, as opposed to procedures that repair a structural problem. However, there is much overlap.

For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the transformation that comes from cosmetic dental services handled by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we provide CEREC Same Day Crowns. 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

 


How Long Do They Last? Dental Crowns in Arcadia

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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

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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:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


We Look Forward To Meeting You | Implant Dentistry in Arcadia

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Welcome to the dental blog of Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia. We provide general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. Our services include:

Something New and Exciting

At our practice, we maintain a clean, comfortable, and friendly dental atmosphere to make your experience as pleasant as possible One of our most popular services is implant dentistry in Arcadia. If you are interested in getting a tooth implant, call Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS at 626-445-2536 to schedule a tooth implant consultation. Dr. Young practices in the greater Pasadena area from Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia. Dr. Young will carry out an exam, take x-rays and guide you through the procedure. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.

How It’s Done with Implant Dentistry in Arcadia

Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. Dr. Young will accurately place the titanium implant, which looks like a dark screw, into the bone of your jaw. Over the next couple of months, the bone and implant will bond together to form a new root for your new tooth.

After the required time has passed for bonding of the bone and implant, an extension is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is then capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will tailor your new, permanent crown. Dr. Young will then put the attractive permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create a phenomenal new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups needed.

Schedule an Appointment

Our practice is located at 301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217 in Arcadia, California. We have been practicing advanced dentistry since 1997 and am a member of Crown Council. By working with an experienced dentist, anyone can have a smile they want to show off. Perhaps your smile is beautiful and healthy and you only need a cleaning. Our talented Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS dental hygienists perform thorough deep cleanings to remove plaque and tartar and keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you don’t currently have a dentist or are not happy with your current dentist, we invite you to visit Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS for an informative consultation and examination. We can also provide you with more information about implant dentistry in Arcadia.

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