A chipped tooth, excess spacing, stains, and other cosmetic issues can stop you from smiling. Cosmetic dentistry can transform the appearance of problem teeth and give you the confidence to share your beautiful new smile.
Dr. Kamran Nikseresht and Dr. Khashayar Changi, the highly skilled dentists at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chantilly, VA, can recommend specific treatments and procedures to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help
When we are unhappy with the appearance of our smile, we sometimes shy away from sharing it with others. Cosmetic dentistry can help you build your confidence with a smile makeover. Once you have the smile you’ve always wanted, you’ll want to flash those pearly whites all the time.
There are many issues that can be corrected with the right cosmetic dental treatment or procedure, such as:
- A dull smile
- A chipped tooth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crowded or overlapping teeth
- Crooked or oddly-shaped teeth
- Excess spacing between teeth
- A gummy smile
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
A variety of cosmetic dentistry services are available for transforming your smile. One of the experienced dentists at our Chantilly, VA, family and cosmetic dentistry practice can help you achieve the smile you desire by recommending specific services to address your concerns. Examples of some of our many cosmetic dentistry services include:
Crown Lengthening: A procedure for correcting a gummy smile in which the teeth are covered by excess gum tissue.
Teeth Whitening: A treatment for brightening dull teeth and erasing stains or discolorations.
Cosmetic Fillings: An alternative to silver or gold metal fillings made from tooth-colored porcelain and composite resins that discreetly blend in with the natural teeth.
Veneers: Thin tooth-like laminate covers affixed to the front of teeth with cosmetic flaws, such as stains or discolorations, to dramatically improve their appearance.
Dental Crowns: Hollow tooth-like caps made from porcelain or similar materials that fit directly over teeth with cosmetic issues to create a more pleasing appearance. Once in place, the natural tooth is completely encased inside the crown.
Bonding: A method for repairing broken, chipped, or cracked teeth by applying a tooth-colored resin material to the affected area. Bonding can also be used to minimize small gaps between teeth or to conceal stains and discolorations.
Contouring and Reshaping: A procedure for reshaping teeth that are misshapen, crooked, or crowded together by removing small amounts of enamel until the desired look is achieved.
Having a smile you love can make you feel more confident. Dr. Nikseresht and Dr. Changi offer cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve the smile you desire. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chantilly, VA, at (703) 961-0707.
Once you lose your baby teeth and your adult teeth come in, you might figure that’s that – they’re in for life. Not so! Studies show that by age 50, a large majority of adults will have lost one or more teeth due to disease or injury. With today’s dental technologies, there’s no need for anyone to suffer with troublesome or missing teeth. At our skilled professionals use state-of-the-art techniques to restore the look, feel and function of your teeth.
Beyond appearances, missing teeth can have a negative effect on oral function, in addition to weakening the support of the natural contours of your face. Once placed, dental implants can be used to secure custom crowns, fixed bridges or implant-retained dentures, and can even be placed to support an entire set of upper or lower teeth. Dental implants can also be placed to restore missing teeth.
Our office combines state-of-the-art dental technology with the personal touch — a knowledgeable and compassionate staff that will work to restore your smile and your self confidence. We’ll give you the individualized attention you deserve, and educate you on ways to get the most out of your dental implants.
From a routine exam and cleaning to full-mouth rehabilitation, the state-of-the-art office consistently offers the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on dental implants or to find out about the many services we provide, give us a call today.
Did you know that according to statistics, more than 90% of adults ages 20-64 have had a cavity in their lifetime? And, tooth decay doesn’t just affect grownups. Cavities also affect the youngest members of the population; with 78% of children having had a cavity by the time they’re 17 years of age. While these percentages are alarmingly high, tooth decay is an almost entirely preventable condition. With routine checkups and care, our dentist can help reduce your risk of dental disease. We utilize the most advanced technology and methods of care to help patients of all ages enjoy optimal oral health.
Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which is a sticky biofilm that gathers continuously on your teeth. The problem is that plaque harbors thousands of colonies of bacteria, some of which are responsible for cavities and gum disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar, are important steps for preventing any buildup of plaque and protecting your teeth from cavities, it’s also important to see your dentist for routine care. Plaque can gather in the difficult to reach areas between the teeth and gums where it can only be reached with a professional teeth cleaning. As part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we thoroughly remove any residual plaque and tartar, and offer guidance as to how you can improve your daily oral hygiene at home. As an added level of protection against tooth decay, we offer pediatric patients periodic fluoride treatments, and dental sealants.
For patients of all ages, our team of dentists and hygienists perform a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. In this way, we can monitor the ongoing oral health of our patients. If a cavity is detected, our dentist will gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. At our practice, we utilize the latest generation of tooth-colored restorative materials, for the most natural looking and seamless results of care.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate dental care. For more information on our practice and the various dental services we provide, give our office a call today.
You’ll know, and your dentist certainly will, when you have tooth decay. It is a real problem that can lead to serious complications if not attended to. That’s why, with early detection, our knowledgeable staff can offer you ways to prevent or stop tooth decay. We use state-of-the-art technology and ways to keep your teeth cavity-free right from the start, and to identify tooth decay early, when it is easiest to treat.
Cavities are small holes that form in the teeth produced by the bacteria found in plaque. This sticky film is where harmful bacteria that feed on sugar tend to reside. The acids produced by the bacteria wear away at the hard outer surface of your tooth. In order to prevent cavities from forming, plaque must be removed before it builds up to cause damage to the teeth.
It can’t be stressed enough that daily brushing and flossing are ways to maintain a clean mouth, free of plaque. But plaque can also be present in areas that only a dental healthcare professional can reach. A tooth cleaning by a professional, who administers a complete oral hygiene routine, is important for preserving a cavity-free smile. Children are especially prone to developing cavities due to their eating habits, and protecting their teeth with dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and checkups prevent the onset of tooth decay.
We will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure. In treating a cavity, we make use of the most cosmetically pleasing and durable tooth-colored fillings made of the highest quality composite resin materials. These fillings look natural and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a smile you can be proud of.
We are committed to helping you and every member of your family enjoy problem-free mouth problems and a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Count on us to provide the highest quality care for all of your dental needs. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.
The entire world doesn't have to know that you're straightening your teeth, thanks to Invisalign. The orthodontic treatment method offered by your Chantilly, VA, dentists, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht and Zaher Aymach of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, improve your smile discreetly.
How Invisalign works
Constant pressure is the key to realigning teeth during orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces use metal wires to exert pressure while the Invisalign system relies on removable aligner trays.
The clear trays fit snugly over your teeth and are barely noticeable. You'll receive a series of trays, each designed to accomplish a specific goal in your orthodontic treatment. During your first Invisalign appointment at the Chantilly dental office, your dentist will create a 3D image of your mouth by combining digital X-rays, impressions, and photographs. Manipulating the image makes it easy to plot your treatment and create your custom aligner trays.
Wearing your trays
Although Invisalign trays are removable, they should be worn for about 22 hours on most days. You'll remove the trays when you eat, drink, brush and floss but can also take them out occasionally if you have a special event planned or will be playing sports. After wearing your trays for about two weeks, you'll remove them and begin wearing the next set in the series.
Invisalign is a good option for many types of orthodontic issues. The trays can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, and eliminate spacing issues. Do you have a bite problem? Invisalign treatment also corrects mild-to-moderate bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.
Age is no barrier to treatment. Invisalign is a good option for children and teenagers but is just as effective in correcting orthodontic issues in adults. If your teeth have shifted as you've gotten older, or your family couldn't afford orthodontic treatment when you were a child, Invisalign can help you improve your smile subtly.
Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is a good choice for you? Call your dentists in Chantilly, VA, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht and Zaher Aymach of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, at (703) 961-0707 to schedule your appointment.
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