Dentistry in Ashburn
Restorative dentistry involves treatments to complete your smile and increase its functionality. With our broad range of services, we can correct your smile imperfections and get you back to living life behind a healthy smile in no time. Our dentists, Dr. Alexander and Dr. Kiangsoontra, have completed additional training to treat you with a higher level of precision. Schedule your consultation with us today!Restore Your Smile
Fillings are one of the most common dental treatments and are used to treat cavities. The process of getting a cavity filled entails a few steps. The affected area will be numbed with a local anesthetic and the decayed area will be removed.
Once our team is certain there is no remaining decay, we will match the composite filling to your tooth color and apply it in layers. Once we are happy with the shape of the filling, we will harden the material using a blue curing light.
Then, we’ll inspect your bite to ensure maximum comfort. With its discreet appearance and enhanced comfort, you won’t even notice a difference between the treated tooth and your natural teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth is severely infected, a root canal may be performed to save it from extraction. Despite its reputation, this treatment is extremely common and relatively simple.
First, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area and create a small hole into the top of your tooth.
Next, the infected pulp will be removed and the root canal will be cleaned.
Once we’ve done this, your tooth will be sealed and the procedure is complete. If the structure of your natural tooth needs additional support, a dental crown may be placed over it.
Crowns are used for a number of restorative purposes. Whether you need to protect an at-risk tooth, restore a tooth that’s already broken, or change the appearance of your tooth, dental crowns may be an option for you.
During your initial consultation, impressions will be taken and the best crown material for your smile will be chosen.
Next, we’ll send these impressions off to a lab where they will customize your crown. Once we’ve received the final restoration, we’ll bring you in for placement.
If you’ve been left with a gap after losing teeth, dental bridges can help you fill in the empty space. Bridges consist of two or more dental crowns that are permanently attached to the teeth or dental implants surrounding your gap.
The process for making and placing your bridge is almost exactly the same as the dental crown process. The materials will be matched to your natural tooth shade and optimal fit and comfort will be ensured.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a trusted method for tooth replacement. Whether you’re missing a full row of teeth or just a few, we offer full and partial dentures to accommodate you. Dentures consist of a gum-like acrylic base with false teeth attached to it.
The traditional way to secure a denture is with dental adhesives, but it can also be permanently secured with dental implants. Your desired attachment method changes the full process slightly, but the development of your custom dentures is relatively similar.
Our team will take several impressions of your mouth and create models for you to try on. We’ll make any necessary changes to the fit and appearance of your dentures, then create the final model.
If you’re looking to secure a restoration or replace a missing tooth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. These small, titanium posts act as replacement tooth roots to secure a natural-looking restoration.
The process of getting dental implants occurs over an extended timeline. First, we will schedule an initial consultation to inspect your oral health and determine if implants are the right treatment for you. If so, we’ll move forward with placing your dental implants into your jawbone.
Once these have fused with the bone, we can attach a connective structure (the abutment) to the implant and place your restoration on top. Implants may serve as a foundation for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.
While we always exhaust all other options before resorting to an extraction, sometimes it’s the best option for preserving your oral health. There are several reasons you may need a tooth extraction, including overcrowding, severe infection, or wisdom teeth removal. During this procedure, we will thoroughly numb the area and pull the tooth as gently as possible.
If your tooth is impacted, we will make an incision in your gums to gain access to the tooth in order to remove it. Once all pieces of the tooth are removed, we’ll pack the area with gauze and send you home with detailed aftercare instructions, including pain management, oral hygiene care, and dietary restrictions.