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

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
September 08, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

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: Uncategorized

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!

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
January 27, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Cosmetic dentistry has become so sophisticated that it is possible to pass off a set of dentures or dental crown replacements as natural dental implantsteeth, a little secret between patient and dentist. Traditional restorations like crowns, bridges and dentures do a great job in fixing the cosmetic and basic functions below the gums, but they do not address the problem of bone loss in the gums once a tooth falls out. Dental implants are a comprehensive dental restoration designed to replace both the root and crown of a missing tooth. The dentists at Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Reston, VA recommend dental implants for healthy adult patients missing one, several or all of their natural teeth.

Rebuild Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Implants in Reston, VA

Dental implants consist of a small, biocompatible titanium screw that replaces the root of the missing tooth. Once in place, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the gums, which can help to regenerate healthy new bone tissue and prevent bone loss in the future. After the implant has healed, a cosmetic crown is attached, completing the restoration. Bone loss in the gums can lead to oral health problems and even affect the stability of the surrounding teeth. Implants help to preserve bone density and offer the most secure and stable anchor for a replacement tooth.

Implants can support a single tooth, a bridge or even a set of dentures. They require vigorous oral hygiene and regular follow-up care with a dentist and feel and function exactly like natural teeth. Adults in good overall health with enough remaining bone density in the gums are generally good candidates for tooth replacement with dental implants.

Find a Dentist in Reston, VA

Missing teeth can do more than ruin a smile; they can also lead to oral and general health problems and complications in the future. For more information on the benefits of dental implants and whether they are the right tooth replacement option for you, contact Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (703) 437-5555 to schedule an appointment today.

By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
November 18, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

The dentists at Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Reston, VA advise patients to think about the big picture when considering how to dental implantsreplace missing teeth. Beyond the obvious cosmetic considerations and practical functions, like the ability to chew food and speak clearly, the visible portion (crown) of the tooth is part of an intricate framework that is responsible for keeping our oral and general health in balance.

Even with vast improvements to dental technology and preventive care against gum disease, many Americans are still at risk for losing at least one or more teeth as they age, according to the American Dental Association. Although gum disease is generally related to tooth loss and is associated with older age, everyone is vulnerable to tooth loss at any point in time.

Dental Implants in Reston, VA

Traditional methods for replacing missing teeth, like crowns and bridges, or dentures for full tooth loss, help to restore the cosmetic appearance and a large degree of function to a broken smile. Dental implants pick up where other tooth replacement solutions leave off, by replacing the root of the missing tooth as well.

Once a tooth is lost, the supporting bone tissue in the jaw begins to erode. Over time, bone loss can lead to a series of oral health problems, like infections and inflammation. It can also affect the health and stability of the surrounding teeth. Implants replace the root of the missing tooth, which then helps to maintain and grow healthy new bone tissue.

Implants are made of a small, biocompatible screw that fuses with the surrounding bone tissue, securely anchoring it in place. After the implant has fully healed, a cosmetic crown is attached to complete the restoration. Once in place, implants do not have to be removed for oral hygiene care or eating, and behave just like a natural tooth. If you are an adult in good general health with sufficient bone density in the gums, dental implants may be a good option for you.

Find a Dentist in Reston, VA

To learn more about the benefits of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, and to find out if the procedure is right for you, contact Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (703) 437-5555 to request an appointment today.