DENTURES, PROSTHODONTICS, DENTAL BRIDGES, CROWNS AND TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Serving San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Mountain
View, Saratoga, Los Altos, & Campbell
California Dental Specialty Group
provides complete Prosthodontic services, including
dentures, dental bridges and crowns, and tooth replacement,
as a part of the extensive dental specialty services
that we offer to our patients. Dr. Sung Hong is a highly
experienced and board certified Prosthodontist.
Replacing Lost Teeth
Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons including decay,
gum disease, injury, medical and congenital problems,
and even wear. The inability to enjoy certain foods
and feeling self-conscious when you smile may cause
a loss of self-esteem. Prosthodontists, experts
in recreating nature's balance, understand
that missing teeth have an immediate impact on a person's
quality of life.
As the American Dental Association recognized specialist
in tooth replacement and restoration, a prosthodontist
such as Dr. Hong can recommend and provide the best treatment
With the improvements in dental implants and other techniques
in recent years, dentures are not as common as they
once were. However, they can still be very effective
for many people, and Dr. Hong can provide high quality
new or replacement dentures for you. Success with dentures
depends on a good fit and a well-made denture, and on
following the advice of your dentist.
wearers gain confidence about how their dentures look
and feel as they adjust to them over time. They usually
learn to speak and eat more confidently than ever before.
With a good daily cleaning routine and regular visits
to the dentist, dentures can help you lead a healthy
and natural lifestyle. Of course, even with the best
of care, it may be necessary to have dentures remade
after a number of years. This is because the bony ridge
in the mouth that dentures rest on goes through natural
changes over time, causing dentures to fit improperly.
Whenever you sense any change in the way your dentures
work or feel, your dentist can tell you if it's time
for new dentures or if a relining or adjustment in fit
What Is a Prosthodontist?
are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement
of teeth. After completing four years of dental school,
prosthodontists receive three years of specialized training
in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate
education program. Prosthodontics is one of the eight
dental specialties recognized by the ADA.
Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with
the special understanding of the dynamics of the smile,
the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation
of tooth replacements.
Serving as the "architect" of a dental treatment plan, prosthodontists
collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other
health professionals to develop solutions to your dental
Protecting Your Teeth
Years of eating, chewing, and for many nightly "grinding"
can affect your teeth in many ways. For example, excessive
wear on teeth with large fillings or root canals can
lead to portions of teeth breaking off. To preserve
the remaining tooth and prevent breakage, a prosthodontist
may recommend various types of crowns or "caps" to restore
the tooth. Prosthodontists are experts in managing the
increased complexity of multiple tooth treatments, as
well as providing "state of the art" solutions to protect
and restore natural-looking smiles.
Prosthodontists Can Help in Many Ways
As dental experts in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques,
Dr. Hong is able to treat many different, diverse dental
conditions such as:
- Complex care management involving multiple specialists
- Post oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care
- Children born with missing teeth
- TMD - jaw joint problems
- Traumatic injuries
- Snoring and sleep disorders
Integrating natural-looking replacement materials with the patient's
original facial structure into a comfortable and pleasing
appearance is our goal.
Serving San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Saratoga, Los Altos & Campbell
Dental Implants, Dentures & Prosthedontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, CEREC One Visit, Crowns & Bridges