Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By JP Dental Care
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Do you feel self-conscious about your appearance after tooth loss? Improving your smile can be as simple as restoring missing teeth with dentures provided by your Reno, NV, dentist, Dr. Jintae Park of JP Dental Care.

What benefits do dentures offer?

The loss of your teeth may affect your self-esteem and have an impact on your social and professional life. If you're embarrassed by your smile, you might be less likely to accept social invitations or apply for a job or promotion. Replacing your lost teeth with full, immediate, partial or implant-supported dentures can offer a much-needed boost to your self-confidence and social life.

Dentures also provide several other benefits, including:

  • No Need for Dietary Restrictions: Eating becomes much more difficult if you've lost all or most of your teeth. Although you could eat soft or liquid foods only, restricting your diet to soup, yogurt, applesauce and pureed foods may quickly become monotonous.
  • Better Nutrition: You may not receive the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need for good health if you avoid certain foods due to tooth loss.
  • Healthier Remaining Teeth: Although you may have found a way to bite and chew with your remaining teeth, you might be putting those teeth at risk if you don't get dentures. Relying on just a few teeth to chew can result in damage or excessive wear to the teeth. Fortunately, partial dentures will limit excess stress on your remaining teeth and help them stay strong and healthy.
  • Clear Speech: Tooth loss may affect your ability to speak clearly. You may find yourself struggling to pronounce certain words or sounds and notice that your speech is slurred. Dentures, no matter what the type, will improve your speech and make communicating much easier.

Enhance your smile with dentures. Call your Reno, NV, dentist, Dr. Jintae Park of JP Dental Care, at (775) 853-0503 to schedule an appointment.

By JP Dental Care
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

When it comes to deciding the best option for replacing your missing tooth or teeth, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons to help you determine what will give you back the smile you want. Our dentist Dr. Jintae Park has been helping countless adults living in Reno, NV, get full smiles once again with the help of dental implants. Are dental implants right for you?

Here are some factors to consider when getting dental implants,

An implant is a small metal post that replaces tooth roots. In order to replace the roots, our Reno, NV, restorative dentist will need to place the implant in the jawbone. It can take as little as 30 minutes to place an implant and this minor procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

The Implant Process Takes Time

You won’t get your full implant right away. The implant is made up of three different parts: the metal post (which is placed into the jawbone), an abutment (which connects the implant with the false tooth) and the artificial tooth (usually a dental crown). Once the implant is performed we will need to give your gums and jawbone time to heal. It can take up to 6 months for the bone and implant to fully fuse together. Once that happens then we can place the abutment and finally the crown. It can take up to several months to get a dental implant.

You’ll Need to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

In order to preserve your oral health and properly maintain your dental implant you will need to brush twice a day, floss daily and keep up with seeing your dentist every six months for cleanings and care. Maintaining a dental implant is no harder than keeping the rest of your natural teeth clean and it won’t require special care; however, you will need to be dedicated to keeping your teeth and gums clean to prevent infection or other issues that could affect the health of your implant.

You Must Have a Healthy Jawbone

There also needs to be enough strong, healthy jawbone present to support the implant. If you’ve left tooth loss untreated for a while then you may have significant bone loss. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t an ideal candidate for implants. You may just need to first undergo bone grafting, a minor surgical procedure that helps rebuild the jawbone so that it can support an implant.

JP Dental Care in Reno, NV, is dedicated to restoring your smile and boosting your confidence. If you are ready to sit down with us and discuss your tooth replacement options then call our office today for a consultation.

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6795 S Virginia St Ste E Reno, NV 89511-1164