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 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.
At our office, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. Our team of skilled professionals offer a wide spectrum of the latest and most advanced cosmetic options designed to take your smile to the next level.
For many patients with gapped, chipped or stained teeth, the ideal cosmetic solution may be porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin facings made of the highest-grade dental porcelain that, with minimal preparation to the involved teeth, can mask a range of dental imperfections to dramatically improve the look of your smile by blending seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a natural look.
What makes porcelain veneers so remarkably lifelike is that they reflect light in much the same way as do natural teeth. They have the added benefit of being highly stain-resistant and durable once bonded to the underlying teeth. Whether veneers are used to improve the look of a single tooth or multiple front teeth, they are an ideal solution for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile. Caring for your veneers involves the same oral hygiene routine as your natural teeth. By brushing, flossing and visiting our office for regular checkups, you can enjoy your veneers for years to come.
Committed to healthy, beautiful smiles
At our office, our experienced dentists provide a comprehensive selection of cosmetic services to help you achieve a great-looking smile. We provide gentle and compassionate care and strive to make every visit to our office a satisfying and stress-free dental experience. As soon as you walk through our doors you can expect the individualized attention you deserve. For more information on porcelain veneers, or any of the services we offer, give us a call today.
It’s a common affliction for both children and adults: tooth decay. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults over the age of 20 and 78 percent of children ages 17 or younger have experienced a cavity in their lifetime. At our office, our team of skilled professionals focuses on prevention and early intervention to help you and your loved ones maintain optimal oral health.
Cavities are caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously inside your mouth and harbors bacteria that are potentially harmful to your teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque metabolize the sugars in your food to produce acids and irritants that cause dental disease.
While limiting your intake of sugary foods brushing and flossing daily are important for combatting the effects of plaque bacteria, it’s also important to visit our office for an exam and teeth cleaning twice a year. With a professional teeth cleaning, we can thoroughly remove any residual buildup of plaque from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. We strive to make these visits a valuable learning experience as well, especially for our pediatric patients, who are beginning to learn the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. To further reduce a child’s risk for developing cavities, we can also provide dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments.
For patients of all ages, we will perform a comprehensive examination, using advanced digital radiography, as needed, to diagnose any tooth decay or other conditions in their earliest stages. To treat a cavity, we gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of durable, tooth colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for aesthetically pleasing results.
At our office, we keep pace with the most advanced approaches to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
At our office we pride ourselves on offering the most precise and gentle care, keeping you relaxed throughout every visit. We utilize advanced technology and methods to provide stress-free solutions for all your dental needs, including root canal, a procedure used to strengthen and preserve the teeth.
Underneath the outermost biting surface of each tooth is a layer of core tissues, blood vessels and nerves, which comprise the dental pulp. When a tooth has been compromised by decay or injury, bacteria can enter and infect the dental pulp, leading to the uncomfortable symptoms of a toothache. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when biting down, or any type of oral discomfort, it is important to contact our office immediately. We will promptly and accurately examine your teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure to determine an effective course of action, if root canal procedure or some other type of dental care is needed.
With a root canal procedure, a dental infection can be treated, the discomfort of a toothache alleviated and subsequent damage to your oral health prevented. Throughout the course of your root canal procedure our dentist and staff will keep you informed and at ease, addressing any anxiety or concerns that may arise during treatment. Following the procedure, we may recommend placing a dental crown over your treated tooth, to help strengthen and protect it, and to restore its function and appearance. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.
Whether you need a root canal or any kind of dental service, it’s important to find a dentist who prioritizes your comfort and tailors treatment to meet your particular needs. At our office, we provide the highest quality care, making it easier to maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. To learn more about root canal therapy and the other services we provide, give us a call today.
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