Implants Specialist

Fresh Dental Care

Jae S. Yoon, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Fairfax, VA

Thanks to dental implants, it’s possible to replace your natural permanent teeth with long-lasting restorations. At Fresh Dental Care, cosmetic and general dentist Jae Yoon, DDS, and the team boast years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Don’t wait to transform your smile. To make an appointment at the practice in Fairfax, Virginia, call the office today or schedule online.

Implants Q & A

What are implants?

Implants are synthetic tooth roots made of titanium. Dr. Yoon inserts them into your jaw during an outpatient procedure.

Following the placement procedure, the implants integrate with your natural bone structure. After the integration is complete, implants provide a supportive base for dental restorations like crowns, a bridge, or fixed dentures.

What are the benefits of implants?

Implants provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • Easier eating
  • Improved biting and chewing
  • Confidence
  • Durability
  • Improved facial structure

Dental implants also reduce the risk of more serious oral health problems. By replacing missing teeth, you’re less likely to experience gum recession or bone loss.

How do I prepare for implants?

Before you can receive implants, Dr. Yoon and the team make sure you qualify. To do that, they conduct an oral exam, ask about the medications you regularly take, and review your health history. 

Let Dr. Yoon know if you have a potentially serious health problem like kidney disease or diabetes. It’s important that these conditions and other health issues are in check before undergoing oral surgery.

What does getting implants involve?

At Fresh Dental Care, getting implants involves at least three appointments.

First visit

If Dr. Yoon determines you’re a candidate for implants, he administers a local anesthetic and inserts a number of posts into your jaw. Following the placement procedure, he prescribes pain medication and antibiotics and provides care instructions.

Second visit

Several months later, when the implants finish integrating with your jaw, you return to the office. Dr. Yoon takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory that manufactures your custom restoration.

Third visit

When the dental lab completes your restoration, you visit Dr. Yoon for the final time. He administers a local anesthetic and attaches your restoration to your implants. Afterward, Dr. Yoon polishes your teeth and explains how to care for your implants.

How do I care for implants?

Caring for implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Yoon and the team recommend:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Visiting Fresh Dental Care every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning
  • Avoiding bad habits like nail-biting
  • Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity

To see if you can benefit from implants, make an appointment at Fresh Dental Care by calling the office today or scheduling online.