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By RICHARD HAMATY
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsOne of the many consequences of tooth loss is the deterioration of your jawbone. To offset this destructive effect, dental experts have long used dental implants as reinforcement, and your dentist in Yorba Linda, CA, knows firsthand both how beneficial this procedure can be and how to perform it!

Procedure

First, a local anesthetic is applied to the area that will undergo treatment. Next, any decayed tooth material is removed and a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. This titanium post then acts as the new tooth root (rest assured that titanium is biocompatible, so there is no worry of tissue rejection.

The doctor will then surgically close the area and allow it to heal for a period of 3 to 6 months while osseointegration takes its full course (this is the process where titanium fuses to the jawbone to provide reinforcement).

Finally, when you return, your Yorba Linda dentist will re-open the area, insert an abutment, and place a crown on top of it.

Advantages

  • They anchor dentures and fill gaps in your teeth.
  • You won't have to worry about being unable to bite into and chew your favorite foods.
  • They don't slip out of place like dentures, making them both comfortable and practical.
  • They provide your jawbone with the support it needs so that it doesn't shrink.
  • They look natural and give you a beautiful smile.
  • Dental implants are successful 95 percent of the time, making them more reliable as compared to other dental restorations.

Dental Implant Care

  • Get professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss at least once before bed
  • Use fluoride-containing products like toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent gum disease and tooth decay

Consultation

If you have questions or concerns, your dentists in Yorba Linda, CA, can help. Just call (714) 779-1313 to make an appoint today!

By Richard Hamaty
December 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  
NewYearNewSmile

As December brings the old year to a close, it’s a great time to set goals for the year to come. This might include a major life change, such as a new job—or even a new romance! If one of these items is on your list for 2019, a smile makeover may be just the thing to help you get there.

Having a great smile can give your self-confidence a real boost. It can also affect how you are perceived by others. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset and 96% believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. At the same time, three quarters of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.

If you aren’t pleased with your smile and want a new look, we can help you figure out which cosmetic dental treatments could be right for you. The answer might be something simple—like an overall brightening of the smile with professional teeth whitening, or fixing a small crack or chip in a single tooth with cosmetic tooth bonding. If you’re unhappy with worn-down or crooked teeth, dental veneers or orthodontic treatment might be the way to go. In fact, many adults find that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is a great way to get a beautiful, straight smile without drawing attention to the fact that a makeover is in progress.

Of course, it’s not only important for your smile to look good but also for your whole mouth to stay healthy. So if you are experiencing any tooth pain, unusual mouth sores or gum problems, it’s time for you to come in for an exam. And if it’s been a while since you’ve had a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, why not make an appointment for early in the year? Don’t start the new year with last year’s dental problems!

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments or preventive dentistry, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger” and “Dental Hygiene Visit.”

By RICHARD HAMATY
October 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Implant SmileIt’s time to find out more about this lifelong tooth replacement.

Are you an adult who is missing one or more teeth? If so, our Yorba Linda, CA, dentist Dr. Richard Hamaty is here to help restore your smile and improve your oral health for the long-term. One way in which we can replace missing teeth is through a dental implant, which is a small metal post that is placed into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth roots. Let’s find out more about how implants replace missing teeth and could last the rest of your life.

As we mentioned, implants need to be placed into the jawbone. Before this can happen our Yorba Linda, CA, dentist will need to drill a small hole into the jawbone. Once we have drilled a hole in the precise location where your missing tooth once was then we can place the implant into the hole and then stitch up the gums. This minor surgery is performed right here in our office under local anesthesia.

After surgery, we will give your mouth up to six months to fully heal. The healing process is crucial because something pretty amazing happens during these several months. As the jawbone and tissue begin to heal they grow around the implant and even fuse together with the metal post. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that the body will not reject the implant and will actually treat it like it’s a natural part of your mouth. Once the implant and jawbone fuse together the implant is permanent.

Dental implants boast a very high success rate. Of course, the health and longevity of your implant really rely on you. This means that you will have to maintain good oral health and hygiene. Remember to brush twice a day and floss daily. Treat your implant just like the rest of your natural teeth when it comes to maintenance and care. Furthermore, you will need to visit your Yorba Linda, CA, general dentist every six months for checkups to make sure your oral health is in the best possible shape.

Are you interested in getting dental implants? Want to find out if this is the best tooth replacement to meet your goals? If so, call our dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamaty.

By RICHARD HAMATY
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryHow cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Yorba Linda can improve your smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers you a wide range of options to improve your smile. Whether you just want to reverse what aging has done to your smile, or you want to remake a more beautiful smile than nature gave you, cosmetic dentistry can help. Dr. Richard Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA, wants to share just a few of the many cosmetic dentistry options available, which can have a big impact on your smile.

If you are living with a smile that shows your age or makes you look older than you are, you should consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening treatments are much more effective than any over-the-counter product you can buy, and treatment is safer too! You can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter, and the results are long-lasting, even up to 5 years! Professional teeth whitening treatments use materials that are rigorously tested for both safety and effectiveness, and approved by the American Dental Association.

For more information about professional teeth whitening, please click here: https://www.richardhamatydmd.com/library/7756/TeethWhitening.html

If you are living with small chips, fractures, and breaks in your teeth, you should consider dental bonding to restore the beauty and function of your damaged smile. A bonding treatment uses composite, which is a liquid resin that can be matched to both the color and shape of your teeth. The composite is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. The result is a treatment that makes your teeth look new again without being obvious. In fact, bonding blends perfectly into your smile.

For more information about dental bonding treatments, click here: https://www.richardhamatydmd.com/library/7761/CosmeticToothBonding.html

If you want to dramatically remake your smile, you should consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin laminates of translucent porcelain which reflect light, just like natural tooth enamel. They are permanently cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers make your teeth look perfect by hiding fracture lines, breaks, chips, and other cosmetic problems. Veneers can also lessen the look of gaps between your teeth or tooth overlap.

For more information about veneer treatment, click here: https://www.richardhamatydmd.com/veneers.html

Dr. Hamaty offers a complete range of cosmetic dentistry options guaranteed to give you back your smile. Don’t be satisfied with an ordinary smile when you can have an extraordinary one! Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA, today!

BaseballsFranciscoLindorShinesasMrSmile

At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”