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By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
April 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Could you benefit from a dental crown? Reston, VA, dentists Dr. Monica Neshat and Dr. Joy Jang of Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental crownsdiscuss crowns and explain how they're used.

What are dental crowns?

Crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are hollow in the center. They slide over a tooth after it has been prepared. Dental crowns are made of durable materials that look like natural tooth enamel, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin or ceramic. After your tooth is prepared, we'll make an impression of your mouth in our Reston office and send it to a dental laboratory for fabrication. You'll leave the office with a temporary crown, but return in about two weeks to receive your permanent crown.

When are crowns used?

Crowns are a very versatile restoration and are often used to:

  • Restore Damaged Teeth: Crowns offer an excellent way to restore teeth that have fractured. Breaks can occur due to cracks in teeth, or might happen if you experienced a blow to the mouth or have fragile or weak teeth. Crowns restore the full height and width of your tooth, improving your appearance and eliminating eating issues.
  • Protect At-Risk Teeth: Dental crowns also prevent fragile teeth from fracturing. Cracks can form in teeth after years of wear or tear, or if you happen to bite into a very hard food or object. Even the smallest cracks weaken teeth and may eventually lead to fractures if the teeth aren't covered with crowns. Teeth may also become brittle with age, or may weaken if you've had a large filling or root canal therapy.
  • Improve the Appearance of Teeth: Adding a crown to a tooth can completely alter its appearance. Crowns are often used to improve the appearance of oddly shaped or crooked teeth and hide discolorations. The restorations can also length a naturally short tooth or improve the height of a tooth worn down by grinding.
  • Replace Missing Teeth: Crowns are added to dental implants to create a brand new tooth. Your new implants bond to your jawbone, creating strong, effective root replacements. Once the implants are securely bonded, they're connected to crowns to complete the implant process.

Protect and improve your smile with dental crowns. Call Reston, VA, dentists Drs. Monica Neshat and Joy Jang of Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (703) 437-5555 to schedule your appointment.

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
January 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

What makes you look older? What makes you feel less confident? The answer to both is just this: a dingy, dull smile. Your dentists in teeth whiteningReston, VA, Dr. Monica Neshat and Dr. Joy Jang, provide the solution to deeply embedded dental stains. It's called Zoom! Whitening. Supervised, safe, fast and effective, this popular cosmetic treatment brightens tooth enamel by eight shades or more. Your friends at Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry have all the details.

Why do teeth stain?

Many factors play a role in dental discolorations:

  • Age
  • Some prescriptions, such as antihistamines or blood pressure medications
  • Dark foods such as curry, blackberries and soy sauce
  • Dark beverages such as colas, sports drinks, coffee and tea
  • Acidic foods such as tomato sauce and citrus fruit which soften enamel, making it more absorbent
  • Poor and inconsistent oral hygiene
  • Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco

In addition, tooth enamel is more porous than you may realize. As hard, calcified fibers make up the network we call enamel, they catch and hold food residues and other organic matter. Over time, stains result.

What's the solution?

If your teeth are free from decay and your gums free of periodontal issues, the professional staff at Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry may recommend Zoom! Whitening. Using a powerful peroxide gel, Zoom! processes bleach out the deepest of dental stains--without causing any tooth or gum sensitivity.

After a careful evaluation by Dr. Neshat or Dr. Jang, your lips and gums are protected with a synthetic dam. The dentist swabs the whitening gel on all tooth surfaces and allows to penetrate. A special light activates the gel--hence, the name "Zoom!" In just 45 minutes, the last of the gel is rinsed off, revealing a dramatically brighter smile.

If you choose, you may use custom-made whitening trays to perform the procedure in the privacy of your own home. This at-home Zoom! gel is less concentrated and takes seven days of applications for best results. However, the whitened smile is just as stunning. And, whichever method you choose, your teeth stay bright indefinitely with occasional touch-ups and by avoiding staining foods, drinks and tobacco products.

Want to know more?

Contact Reston Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Reston, VA for a cosmetic consultation. Your dentist will help you decide which kind of Zoom! Whitening is best for your smile. Call (703) 437-5555.

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
October 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you embarrassed to smile? Porcelain veneers are thin, customized shells that bond directly to the front of teeth. These porcelain shells veneershave become very popular due to their versatility. Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, which is located in Reston, VA, offers a complete range of dental services, including veneers. Dr. Monica Neshat and Dr. Joy Jang are some of the finest dentists in Reston, VA. Read on to learn about the versatility of veneers.

1. Cover Crooked Teeth

Porcelain veneers are effective in covering up flaws and giving patients the appearance of a perfect smile. Crooked teeth can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem. Dentists use porcelain veneers to improve teeth that are crooked. 

2. Whiten Stained Teeth

Pigments from dark-colored foods and beverages and tobacco use can cause permanent stains on your teeth. Other things that can affect tooth color include environmental factors, infections, and diseases that are present at birth. Dental veneers can give you a whiter, brighter smile. This approach allows you to improve the color and shape of your teeth at the same time.

3. Fix Gapped Teeth

Gaps usually appear between the two upper front teeth. However, a gap can occur between any two teeth. Many people feel self-conscious about the gaps in their smile. Porcelain veneers are routinely used to fix spaces between the teeth. These porcelain shells fit snugly over the surface of your front teeth to create an evenly-spaced smile.

4. Restore Chipped Teeth

Falling or biting down on something hard can cause a tooth to chip. If you discover you have chipped a tooth, don't panic. Your Reston, VA, dentist can use a porcelain veneer to restore your chipped tooth. A porcelain veneer can make your chipped tooth look whole and healthy again. 

5. Cover Worn-Down Teeth

Friction, wear and tear, stress, and corrosion causes erosion of the tooth surface. Chewing, brushing aggressively, and teeth grinding can wear your teeth down. Your dentist can repair your worn-down teeth through the use of porcelain veneers. These shells essentially replace tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are less likely to wear down than real teeth.

Porcelain veneers have helped many people enhance their smiles, boosting their self-esteem and enhancing their lives. And it will do the same for you! Don't wait another minute- call Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (703) 437-5555 now to schedule a consultation in Reston, VA. It's never too late for a beautiful smile.

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
September 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you need to replace missing teeth? Dental implants could be what you’re looking for.dental implants

When you are faced with tooth loss it can often feel really stressful and unpredictable. Maybe you’ve tried doing some online research to figure out what option you should choose but it ended up just really confusing you and making you feel even more frustrated. If so, don’t fret; our Reston, VA, general dentists Dr. Monica Neshat and Dr. Joy Jang are here to make sure that you know a little bit more about dental implants and how they replace missing teeth.

Here are just some reasons to consider getting dental implants:

A Restoration for Life

Implants are made from durable titanium and can last several decades or longer. Dentures and bridges have to be replaced about every 8 to 15 years (and often repaired more frequently) but some patients could maintain their dental implant for the rest of their lives.

Preserve Your Jawbone

Tooth loss doesn’t just leave a gap in your smile but it also causes the jawbone to deteriorate, which in turn can affect the shape of your face and lead to premature wrinkles (yikes!). The only way to prevent bone loss and other aesthetic complications is to get a dental implant. This is because an implant acts like a tooth root and when placed into the jawbone by our Reston, VA, dentist will fuse together with the jawbone and provide it with the complete stimulation it needs to prevent bone loss and to even produce healthy, new cells.

A Tooth You Can Trust

Some people don’t realize the cons of dentures until they get them and realize that these false teeth can shift and move around in your mouth, often when chewing or speaking. This can be terribly frustrating and embarrassing, especially if the problem happens when out in public. If you want a restoration that you don’t have to worry about shifting out of place then you’ll want to choose dental implants.

Restore Your Smile’s Functionality

As we just mentioned, dentures often still pose a challenge for the wearer. Don’t you want a restoration that functions as close to a real tooth as possible and can also completely restore chewing and speaking? We thought so. Don’t get us wrong; bridges and dentures certainly have their benefits. But if you want to fully restore chewing strength then an implant is your best bet.

Whether you need to replace one or all of your teeth, find out how getting dental implants in Reston, VA can help you do just that. Call Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with us.

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
July 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

No one wants smile gaps. They're unsightly and unhealthy, too. The jaw bone and gum tissue naturally recede after tooth loss, affecting how dental implantsa person speaks, looks and chews. How can you improve your gapped smile? The most effective way is through state-of-the-art dental implants from Dr. Neshat and Dr. Jang at Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. They're the next best thing to real teeth because they reside right in the jaw bone. Learn more here about today's best tooth replacement in Reston, VA.

The details on dental implants in Reston

Dental implants from Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry truly mimic the appearance, durability, and function of natural teeth. The single-tooth implant has three parts:

  • A titanium implant screw surgically inserted into the jaw
  • A metal alloy extension post
  • A realistic porcelain crown

During a simple in-office procedure, the implant is placed in the jawbone under the gumline. After closing the site with sutures, the patient goes home. As the site heals, the implant bonds to the jaw through osseointegration. The jaw bone literally melds to the titanium implant, creating a secure foundation that only strengthens with time. Osseointegration is unique to dental implants and cannot be achieved with traditional partial dentures or bridgework.

When the site has healed properly, the dentist attaches an extension post and a crown to finish the restoration. The patient enjoys natural oral function and maintains the prosthetic tooth with simple daily flossing and daily brushing, twice a day, as recommended by the American Dental Association. This everyday routine, combined with check-ups and cleanings at Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, keeps the implant site free of harmful plaque and tartar, avoiding gum disease and an implant site infection called peri-implantitis.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If your jaw bone is dense enough and your oral and overall health is good, you are likely a candidate for implants. Dr. Neshat or Dr. Jang will do a thorough oral exam, including X-rays, to ensure the procedure can succeed. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says dental implants are highly successful and the procedure is straightforward and predictable for the healthy patient.

Additionally, if you have lost several or all of your teeth to gum disease, decay or oral trauma, your dentist may place multiple implants to support bridgework or full or partial dentures.

Learn more about dental implants in Reston, VA

Please contact Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to arrange an implant consultation with Dr. Neshat or Dr. Jang. Both are highly qualified to provide the restorative, cosmetic and preventive services your oral health requires. Call today!





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