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7255 Joshua Lane Suite B, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
When a tooth becomes heavily decayed, damaged or cracked, a filling will no longer suffice to keep the tootalive. To save it from further damage and prolong its life, a crown is fitted over it as a permanent cover. Crowns are made of variety of materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic or a mixture of the prior. Upon initial examination, the dentist will determine the material best suited for your crown.
A bridge is a dental device which is used to fill the space where a tooth was removed or had fallen out. It is a false tooth that is held in place by being attached to the teeth next to it, like a bridge. The bridge preservethe integrity of your existing teeth by preventing the shifting of teeth and jaw issues. It is recommended that a patient waits 3 months after a tooth iextracted before placing a bridge. While crowns are made to look like real teeth, they are more easily damaged thana natural tooth. To extend the life of thcrown, it is crucial to thoroughly clean the crown of plaque and food residue. Other activities to avoid are teeth-grinding and consuming harfoods. Overall, Crowns and Bridges ensure that your smile remains healthy and attractive. Proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is mandatory tmaintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. With proper care, a crown can last a lifetime.
Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth. They can reshape teeth, change tooth color, close spaces, and fix worn or chipped teeth to create a white, beautifuland uniform smile. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatilityWhen bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually ndetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. Fostrength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Placing custom veneers requires high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Dr. Chun takes extra care to design each case individually to match anenhance the characteristics of each patient's smile.
Our cosmetic dentists provide a full range of techniques to restore the appearance of your teeth and improve your smile. These procedures include crowns, veneers, bonding, white composite fillings, amalgam replacement, and teeth whitening.
If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older.
If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, lifetime! An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looksbjust like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implanttakes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With periodontal treatment, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect replacement tooth. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you hnatural-looking smile.
A root canal results in the saving of the tooth instead of extracting it. In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Inside each tooth is both the pulp and the nerve. The nerve is the vestige of the tissue that originally formed the tooth. Once the tooth has been in the mouth for a time,the functioning of the nerve is no longer necessary. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp. Germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming a "pus-pocket" called an abscess. An abscess can cause the pulp tissue to die. When the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result. Certain by-products of the infection can injure your jawbones and your overall health. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed. Most of the time a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort, involving one to two visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
When many of your teeth are loose or painful, they may be beyond saving. This condition is usually caused by advanced periodontal disease. If you are not a good candidate for implants, then removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the best way to eliminate the infection and restore the health of your mouth. Periodontal disease causes bone to be lost; if it's not caught in time, there's so little support for the teeth that they have to be removed. A Full Denture replaces all the missing teeth in the upper and lower jaw. When the entire procedure is completed in one day, it's called an Immediate Denture. A Partial Denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. It can be attached to the teeth with clasps (metal or tooth colored) or it can be attached to the teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps). An Implant Overdenture is a denture that has some sort of direct connection to dental implants. The connection helps secure the Full Denture into place, while overcoming the instability and lack of retention of a common complete denture. This is a good treatment option for an individual who requires a full denture, but wants to achieve a more stable and less bulky type of restoration.
Cosmetic Dentistry & Digital Dental Implants
Dr. Chun graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. As one of the top of the class dentists in patient care and clinic performance, he received a best clinician award presented by attending faculties upon graduation.
The school was so impressed with the extent of his knowledge and skills, they invited Dr. Chun to become a clinic professor at the University Dental School. He has been teaching and preparing dental students to become skilled and caring dentists. He's also been practicing in the Morongo Basinand is well respected in the community. He has traveled the country and spent hundreds of hours in seminars, study clubs and other continuing education courses in order to stay current on advances in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Chun has dedicated himself to the art and science of cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He is an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Chun is a proud father of two sons, Braden and Jordan. His wife, Bora, and he enjoy spending quality time with their families, and his personal hobbies are basketball, swimming and soccer.
“As a dentist, I understand that most people don’t look forward to receiving dental care. I have made it my mission to alleviate their fears, make their experience painless, and provide a quality of care that I would be proud to offer my own family. Creating a trusting relationship with each one of my patients is always my greatest goal. I enjoy working in the dental field because it has given me a chance to help people improve their overall health.” -Dr. Chun
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