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A small imperfection in your smile can pack a big punch when it comes to feeling self-conscious. Luckily, your dentist can help you recover the smile you once had, repairing your teeth so you feel great about the way you look and can smile freely with cosmetic dental bonding. Find out more about dental bonding and how cosmetic dentistry can help your teeth with Dr. Tara Moshiri at Artiste Dentistry in Sterling, VA.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a treatment which provides fast, easy results in a single visit to your dentist. The procedure uses cosmetic resin materials bonded directly onto the tooth and molded into the appropriate shape to achieve the look the patient wants. The process takes only a few minutes and provides big results. Dental bonding is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures like crowns, bridges, or veneers.
How can dental bonding help my smile?
Though dental bonding is often used to correct small imperfections in the smile, it can also repair more complex issues. Some of the most common uses for dental bonding include:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- narrow teeth
- overlapped teeth
- uneven teeth
Dental Bonding in Sterling, VA
Your dentist must first correct any dental issues present before performing a dental bonding procedure. If necessary, your dentist may suggest a root canal, dental filling, or other dental procedures before your bonding treatment. The treatment itself will take about 15 minutes and, in some cases, may not even require your dentist to numb your mouth prior to the procedure. Your dentist first prepares the tooth with an etching solution to roughen its surface and ensure the bonding materials are permanently secured to the tooth. Then, your dentist places the moldable resin materials directly onto the tooth and forms them into the best shape for the tooth being repaired. Then, a special UV light directed at the tooth hardens and sets it permanently.
For more information on dental bonding, please contact Dr. Moshiri at Artiste Dentistry in Sterling, VA. Call (703) 434-3286 to schedule your appointment for dental bonding with Dr. Moshiri today!
Your dentist in Sterling, VA Dr. Tara Moshiri, knows her patients want to have better-looking smiles, but sometimes the cost can be too high. For that reason, Dr. Tara Moshiri suggests dental veneers.
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
Here are some things veneers can help with:
- Stained teeth or discolored, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco or even antibiotics containing tetracycline.
- Mishappened teeth, which includes: crooked, worn or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing, like overcrowdedness.
When you come into the Sterling office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If she decides it is, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first. Then a model of your teeth will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
Other advantages of veneers, besides them concealing the faults mentioned above, is that veneers last longer than dental bondings and have an impressive color stability which makes them highly resistant to staining. So you'll be able to sip your tea or coffee without any worries.
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque which may result in cavities and other serious issues.
For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in Sterling, VA, by calling (703) 434-3286. Dr. Tara Moshiri will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!
Congratulations—you’re engaged! It’s a stupendous (and hectic) time in your life as you plan your upcoming wedding.
You want to look your best for the big day—which means you may be dieting, exercising or making changes to your hairstyle and makeup. Be sure, though, to consider another important part of your appearance—your teeth and gums. Here are a few options that could help your wedding day smile shine even more.
Cleanings and whitening. While dental cleanings are primarily about removing disease-causing plaque and tartar they can also give your teeth that clean and polished look. And if you want an extra boost in brightness, consider whitening—we may be able to lighten up your teeth’s stain-induced dullness.
Bonding. If your teeth have slight imperfections—chipping, slight gaps or staining that doesn’t respond well to whitening, consider bonding techniques to repair or cover these defects. Composite resin is a dental material that can be shaped and bonded to teeth to reform a deformed tooth—and with color matching as well. For more extensive defects you can cover the front of imperfect teeth with bonded porcelain veneers or completely cap a tooth with a custom crown.
Tooth restorations. If you have missing teeth marring your smile, you have several options. The top choice: dental implants, which replaces the root of the tooth and will be able to have a crown attached to it. An implant can thus restore both better function and appearance. For more affordable options, you can also turn to fixed bridges or removable dentures. The latter can be custom designed to replace all the teeth on a jaw arch or just a few in different locations.
Gum enhancements. Teeth aren’t the only part of your smile that might need a helpful touch—your gums’ appearance might also be a problem. There are cosmetic procedures including plastic surgery and tissue grafting that can help correct overly prominent “gummy” smiles or, at the other end of the spectrum, longer appearing teeth because of gum recession.
Orthodontics. If you have extended time before the wedding date, we may be able to correct crooked teeth or a poor bite (malocclusion) that’s adversely impacting your smile. In some cases, you may be able to choose clear aligners, removable plastic trays that are hardly noticeable to others, over more visible braces to correct your bite.
Are you looking to brighten up your teeth?
Here at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Tara Moshiri has what you need. Forget those days of you covering up your smile because of yellow and/or stained teeth. With your Sterling, VA, dentist, your smile can become several shades whiter.
But how did they become yellow and stained anyway?
Part of the reason our teeth become discolored is because of age but some other reasons include lifestyle choices, such as:
- Chewing tobacco
- Drinking coffee and/or tea
- Eating certain foods, such a blueberries
So how will my Sterling dentist make my teeth whiter?
A device designed to keep your cheeks and lips open is placed in your mouth. This device will ensure that the sensitive tissue in your mouth does not come in contact with the gel the dentist will use to whiten your teeth. The doctor will then apply gel on the surface of your teeth.
The in-office procedure is convenient and doesn't take long. The gel is left on your teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a laser is used to speed up the process. Dr. Tara will remove the gel, then reapply the teeth whitening gel several times throughout the one-hour treatment.
Forget those over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. They don't contain high concentrations of vital components such as peroxide. Dr. Moshiri and her team, on the other hand, know exactly how to handle, use and oversee the effects of teeth whitening gels containing these materials. This will allow you to have whiter teeth in a shorter amount of time compared to the home kits, and you'll have the added benefit of it being in safe hands since dental experts will be taking care of you.
If your dental stains are severe, however, you may need more than one session. This decision will depend on what your doctor's assessment of your teeth is.
If you have you have any questions or concerns about getting a whiter smile, call your Sterling, VA, dental office today at (703) 434-3286.
If you weren't destined to have a naturally attractive smile, don't feel frustrated. You are not alone. According to Dentistry Today, about 25 percent of adults don't like their smile appearance, but modern dental techniques from your Sterling, VA cosmetic dentist can change all that. At Artiste Dentistry, Dr. Tara Moshiri applies her technical and artistic skills to enhance teeth and gums for patients of all ages. From offering simple bonding treatments to full smile makeovers, Dr. Moshiri can remake your smile into a true work of art, and you'll feel proud to show it off.
What bothers you about your smile?
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, many people dislike how their smiles have darkened and faded over the years. Or, perhaps, you personally have healthy teeth, but some are chipped, and there's a gap in between your two front teeth.
Yes, while concepts of what's attractive and what's not vary from person to person, what really counts is how you feel about your smile. If you feel self-conscious, you're likely to smile a lot less.
What can you do?
Here's a great idea, and it's simple to do. Think about how you would like your smile to change, and then contact your cosmetic dentist in Sterling for a smile analysis. Dr. Moshiri will examine your teeth and gums, make sure they are healthy and then talk about potential enhancements. Maybe you just want brighter tooth enamel. Or, perhaps you dislike the metal fillings that show when you smile. Whatever the case, Dr. Moshiri will devise a treatment plan that makes sense for your needs, wants and budget, too. You can do just some or all of the treatment plan at one time as you choose.
Cosmetic dental services at Artiste Dentistry
Dr. Moshiri offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments. They include:
- Composite resin bonding, using a blend of acrylic and glass particles to resurface chipped and pitted teeth or to fill gaps and smooth overcrowding
- Professional teeth whitening which uses a strong bleaching gel to brighten deeply stained enamel (both in-office and at-home versions are available)
- Porcelain veneers, permanently placed laminates made of dental-grade ceramic to disguise large cracks, chips and other flaws
- Lumineers, quick, easily placed and reversible veneers
- Cosmetic contouring to gently reshape tooth enamel and gum tissue for a more even look
Cosmetic dentistry really can help you
Why not improve your appearance and your outlook with award-winning dental treatments from Artiste Dentistry? Contact Dr. Moshiri's office team today to arrange your personal consultation in Sterling, VA. Phone (703) 434-3286.