Family Dentistry & Implant Center Blog
March 30, 2018
This is a second part of the previous blog which will go over the last two key points of what to expect when getting dental implants. Read the first part of this blog here.
4. Implant Placement: When the day to start the implants arrives, we will create a slender opening in the bone and place the finely-machined titanium implant. Titanium is used for dental implants, as well as joint replacements, because it bonds more thoroughly to human bone than any other metal. We will then attach a temporary tooth to the implant and allow time for the area to heal thoroughly. From time to time, we will examine the areas that have received implants to ensure they are healing well.
March 22, 2018
Dental implants allow us to provide our patients with the best, longest-lasting and most beneficial method of tooth replacement available. If you are missing teeth, read on to learn the steps involved in receiving these beautiful replacements.
1. Consultation: We must first determine if your gums and bone are in the proper condition for implants. Your bone must possess enough mass to stably anchor implants and your gums must be healthy. A free consultation with Dr. Sabharwal and x-rays will enable us to determine your readiness.
February 21, 2018
This is the second half of our previous blog which will go over the last two crucial reasons to replace missing teeth. Read our the first half of the blog here.
3. Ability to chew: With each missing tooth, your ability to chew food properly deteriorates. If you’re missing teeth on only one side, you’ll find yourself chewing on the other side which means those teeth are subjected to extra wear and tear. Missing teeth on both sides? You’ll be unable to chew your food effectively. It will be harder to digest and you will miss some of the nutrition you should be getting.
February 15, 2018
When a tooth is lost, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. With highly visible front teeth, many people rush to the dentist. But when it’s near the back of the mouth, that job may be put off for years or forever.
Before you come to any decision about missing teeth, you should know the reasons missing teeth need replacement, no matter where they occur.
May 13, 2018
Invisalign: It Does Much More Than Straighten Your Teeth
Patients with misaligned or overcrowded teeth often complain to me about their smiles. They’re self-conscious about their teeth and lack self-confidence at work and in social situations. I feel for these patients, especially in today’s celebrity culture, where appearances seem to matter most.
February 6, 2018
When a missing tooth is visible in a patient’s smile, they’re typically embarrassed about their smile. And that is certainly understandable. But some patients may be unaware a missing tooth does more than detract from one’s appearance; it also jeopardizes one’s oral health. I’ll explain why.
Your teeth are rooted in your jawbone. The pressure caused by biting and chewing stimulates the bone and keeps it healthy. When a tooth is lost but not replaced, its underlying bone mass lacks stimulation and begins to break down. To make matters worse, the adjacent teeth, now without support, may shift and even loosen, requiring extraction. Finally, accumulated jawbone loss alters your facial appearance, making you look older than you are.
October 16, 2017
You may just use mouthwash to give you fresh breath, but did you know that certain mouthwashes offer additional benefits for your oral health? Did you also know that not all mouthwashes are the same? While many often believe that mouthwashes only provide fresh breath, certain mouthwashes can protect your oral health and even prevent certain complications. But, which mouthwash is the best?
As your local dentist, we are here to clear the air about mouthwashes. We have everything you need to know to choose the best mouthwash for your specific needs.
September 7, 2017
When you first meet someone, what’s the first thing that stands out? Their smile! After seeing so many celebrities with “blingy” teeth, you must wonder—what would your dentist say about bedazzling your teeth? What happens when a mouth full of teeth features a small section of gold?
It’s true that the eyes are drawn directly to it, but is the attention worth it health wise? Gold crowns and decked-out caps for the teeth have been a way socially categorize someone. What do you think of the style? Would you wear a decorated tooth cap for fun?
Let’s explore different types of dental crowns and how they have contributed to the world of dentistry.
August 3, 2017
Nowadays, people want results and they want them now. Over-the-counter products from your local drugstore just won’t cut it when you consider whitening your teeth. Not to mention, it’s not always the safest nor the longest lasting way to shed the stains on your teeth. Dr. Aman Sabharwal offers professional grade teeth whitening in Ashburn both in the office and at home for the most effective, swift results.
June 17, 2017
With so many whitening products available at your local grocery store, or through your dentist, it’s easy to achieve a whiter and brighter smile. Many patients wonder though, how safe teeth whitening is for the health of their teeth and enamel? Dr. Aman Sabharwal wants to assure you that today’s whitening products are very safe for your teeth, especially when you whiten you teeth under the supervision of your dentist. Here are some of the whitening services you’ll find at Family Dentistry & Implant Center, and why they’re safe for you.