Posts for tag: dental implants

By Smart Family Dental Care
October 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you unhappy with your smile? Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA can use cosmetic dentistry to transform your mouth. Our smile is how we communicate with the world, and it is often your first impression of someone. Having teeth that you feel insecure about can hinder that impression and leave you wishing for help. With cosmetic dentistry in Norcross, GA, and other practices, there is no need to hide your smile or feel embarrassed about your teeth or gums. Dr. Baek is an expert at whitening, replacing, straightening, and more. 

Cosmetic Dentistry options

  • Invisalign- This is a great option for those who are looking to straighten their smile. Invisalign is a wire-free, clear option that is often more affordable than traditional braces. It is done by taking an in-office impression of your teeth and turning that impression into a set of clear aligners that you wear until treatment is complete.
  • Porcelain Veneers- Veneers are thin layers of porcelain made to match each individual tooth. They cover the front of your tooth enamel in the instance of chips, cracks, or generally undesirable appearance, giving you a bright, clean smile no matter what.
  • Teeth Whitening- If you want the brightest smile in Norcross, GA, cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening services. A professional will assist you in-office by applying a hydrogen-peroxide gel to your teeth for one hour. Take-home options are also available but require more effort on the patient's part.
  • Dental Implants- In some instances, your teeth will need to be taken out due to cavity or decay. But with dental implants, you can stop worrying about a few troublesome teeth and be assured of long-lasting and great-looking implants.

Everyone deserves to have a smile that they are proud of, and with cosmetic dentistry, a new and improved smile is more than possible. Dial (770) 446-5700 to call Smart Family Dental Care for an appointment with Dr. Baek using cosmetic dentistry in Norcross, GA. A transformed smile is only one phone call away.

By Smart Family Dental Care
September 20, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you have lost a tooth, replacing it can restore the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can cause more trouble than just the way they look. The gap they leave behind can cause food to get stuck and can allow surrounding teeth to shift leading to problems with plaque and decay. You have options when it comes to restoring your smile, but dental implants represent the best option in matters of appearance, use, and longevity. Learn about dental implants in Norcross, GA, from your Smart Family Dental Care dentist, Dr. Orson Baek.

Improved Support

One of the major differences between dental implants and other treatments is the way they are supported.

Dental bridges are held in place by reshaping the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap. A crown is then attached to these teeth so that they can support the replacement tooth in between.

When restoring multiple teeth, removable dentures are the traditional solution. Many have complaints about shifting dentures at the time of eating and speaking. This happens because our mouth changes shape over time and dentures depend on suction to remain in place.

Dental implants do it all completely differently. They are held in place by a titanium post that is permanently bonded to the bone of your jaw which is possible thanks to a process called osseointegration. Both single dental implants and implant-supported dentures are supported the same way.

Dental Implants in Norcross, GA

Dental implants do require a larger initial investment of time, as compared to other treatments. But unlike these others, dental implants are made to be a complete and permanent restoration. The result is a tooth that looks just like any other, with comparable bite strength.

Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Norcross, GA, by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Baek of Smart Family Dental Care. You can dial (770) 446-5700 to book an appointment.

By Smart Family Dental Care
January 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Have you lost one or more teeth? Dental implants, a restoration option provided by your Norcross, GA, dentist, Dr. Orson Baek of Smart Family Dental Care, may be the perfect choice for you. Implants offer several important advantages for your oral health, including:

Natural feel

If you're like most people, you probably won't be able to tell the difference between your implant and your natural teeth. Just like natural teeth, implants are firmly rooted in your jawbone. During the first step of the dental implant placement process, your dentist adds a titanium post (the implant) to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The implant bonds to your jawbone in just a few months and is then topped with a dental crown, an artificial tooth that looks just like the visible part of your missing tooth.

Exceptional biting power

Your ability to bite hard, tough or sticky foods may decline if you choose a restoration option that doesn't replace your tooth roots. Roots give your teeth the power they need to tear, bite, grind and chew a variety of foods. Thanks to your dental implants, you won't have to give up certain foods or shred tough food into tiny pieces before you eat it.

Long-lasting results

In most cases, your dental implants will never need to be replaced. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the Norcross dental office will help you protect the health of your implants. Although the implants themselves won't need to be replaced, you will need new dental crowns every 10 to 15 years or longer.

Versatility

Unlike other tooth restoration options, dental implants can be used to restore any number of missing teeth. Whether you've lost one tooth due to an accident, infection or decay, or all of your teeth are gone, implants offer a comfortable, attractive solution to tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures and bridges provide all of the same benefits as single dental implants.

Easy care

Your oral hygiene habits won't have to change just because you have dental implants. Daily flossing and brushing will remove plaque from your teeth and gums and keep your implants healthy.

Are you ready to find out if dental implants are a good choice for you? Call your dentist in Norcross, GA, Dr. Orson Baek, at (770) 446-5700 to schedule your appointment.

By Smart Family Dental Care
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Nothing changes your smile more than losing a tooth. Fortunately, dental implants not only fill the gaps in your smile but also provide a few other advantages. Your Norcross, GA, dentist, Dr. Orson Baek of Smart Family Dental Care, can help you restore your smile with versatile implants.

How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Dental implants replace your tooth roots with synthetic posts that integrate with your jawbone. Made of titanium, the implants are biocompatible and bond easily to bone. They're added to your jawbone during a minor oral surgery procedure.

Implants are paired with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth. Crowns are artificial teeth that are connected to the top of dental implants with screws called abutments.

Important Benefits of Implants

There's no way to hide the fact that you lost a tooth. Every time, you laugh, smile or speak, the whole world sees that gap in your smile. Unfortunately, missing teeth can lower your self-esteem and even affect your career prospects. Thanks to dental implants, you won't have to live with gaps in your smile.

Dental implants aren't just for show. Implants are tough enough to handle biting and chewing with ease. Because your implants are firmly anchored to your jawbone, you'll be able to eat your favorite foods. In fact, most people don't notice any difference in their biting power.

Implants also keep your jawbone strong by constantly pressing on the bone just as your natural roots do. Without continual stimulation, the bone may begin to shrink, which can lead to sagging facial muscles and loose teeth.

Your other teeth will react to a gap in your mouth by drifting toward the opening. Unfortunately, drifting can affect your appearance and change your bite. Adding dental implants prevents your teeth shifting, preserving your appearance and your bite.

Dental implants offer an excellent restoration option whether you've only lost one tooth or need to replace multiple missing teeth. Contact Dr. Baek, your dentist in Norcross, GA, at Smart Family Dental Care, at (770) 446-5700 to schedule an appointment.

By Smart Family Dental Care
December 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsGeorge Washington wore primitive dentures made of ivory and human teeth. Today's tooth replacements are far more functional and attractive. Whether you need to replace one, two, or all of your teeth, dental implants from Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA, will rebuild your smile safely and comfortably! Smart Family's Dr. Orson Baek is the dentist with the skills and artistry to give you great oral function and smile aesthetics—read here about how his services can benefit you!

The Dental Implant

It's fashioned from top-notch materials:

  1. A titanium root (the actual implant itself)
  2. A metal alloy extension post
  3. A custom-made porcelain crown

Placed by your dentist during an efficient, in-office oral surgery at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA, your dental implant will bond securely to your jaw bone. The bonding process, called osseointegration, takes months, but when it is finished, the extension post and crown will readily accept the exceptional forces biting and chewing exert.
Osseointegration is exclusive to dental implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures. No other tooth replacement features this lifelike and bone-building bond with the jaw. However, the bonding process does take time, so patience definitely is essential to the dental implant treatment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
These state-of-the-art prosthetics feature many patient-friendly benefits. They include:

  • A fuller, stronger jaw bone and healthier gum tissue (these structures recede after tooth loss but are restored by implants)
  • Strong biting and chewing
  • Clear speech
  • Aesthetics which are natural-looking in color and shape (no one can tell that it's an implant)
  • Longevity (most dental implants last a lifetime according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
  • A wide range of tooth replacement scenarios, including full and partial dentures and bridgework using multiple implant devices
  • Ease of care (twice a day brushing and daily flossing, along with semi-annual preventive care with Dr. Baek and his team)

Find out more
Dr. Orson Baek and his professional team would love to tell you more about how dental implants can benefit your oral health and overall well-being. Contact them at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA, for an evaluation and explanation of the dental implant treatment. Call (770) 446-5700 today!