By Omni Dental Group
November 03, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Which cosmetic option should you choose: bonding or veneers?

You want to improve and enhance your smile and you’re looking to turn to our Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari for cosmetic dentistry. To achieve your dream smile you may be considering either dental veneers or bonding. Here’s what you should know about these two popular cosmetic options,

About Dental Bonding

This non-invasive cosmetic procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin directly to one or more teeth and then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to improve the appearance of a tooth. Our Bowie, MD, dental team may recommend dental bonding if you are dealing with more minor dental flaws that impact just one or two teeth rather than your whole smile. This is particularly effective for treating front teeth. With the right care, bonding can last up to a decade.

About Dental Veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain layers that are adhered permanently to the front of your teeth. They are often used to cover all teeth that are visible when you smile, which makes it a great option for someone looking to get a full smile makeover. Alternatively, veneers can also be placed on a couple of teeth to improve their appearance rather than your whole smile. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment that is designed to last years before needing to be replaced.

Should I get veneers or bonding?

Whether you want to get veneers or bonding, our Bowie, MD, dental team will be able to better assess your needs and determine which cosmetic option is better suited to your goals during your consultation. Here are some factors you’ll want to consider to help you determine the best cosmetic option for you,

Longevity: Veneers are considered permanent and can last up to two decades or longer with the proper care. Of course, you’ll still want to be careful when caring for your veneers so you don’t break or damage them. While bonding utilizes durable resin, medical-grade porcelain tends to be a bit more durable.

Cosmetic goals: Your smile goal is probably the biggest determining factor as to which cosmetic option is ideal. For example, those with minor chips, stains, or unevenness may get the results they want with bonding while those with more widespread issues that impact the majority of their smiles may benefit from veneers.

Procedure: While neither procedure is invasive, bonding is considered a more minimal procedure than dental veneers. Veneers do require our dental team to shave off some tooth enamel from the tooth to make room for the veneers. The good news is that this is typically performed without needing anesthesia. Bonding also rarely, if ever, requires anesthesia.

If you are looking to sit down with our Bowie, MD, dentists to discuss veneers or dental bonding, all you have to do is call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an initial consultation with our team.

By Omni Dental Group
October 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

When you have a family, seeing a family dentist is a good option. In Bowie, MD, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group offer services to every member of the family.

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is a practice that treats patients of all ages, from small children to the elderly. It is intergenerational. The whole family is treated at the same practice instead of having the children at a pediatric dentist. You get all your treatments, cleanings, fillings, ex-rays, and examinations in one office. Your dental practice knows your whole family and it makes your medical and dental information easier to access. Knowing the family dental history makes treating the members easier.

Having a family dentist is convenient

Everyone has a busy life and trying to schedule multiple appointments at multiple locations can get complicated. When you have a family dentist, all the appointments are at one location. You can have multiple appointments one after the other and your Bowie, MD, family dentists have hours to suit most people's schedules, including Saturday mornings.

Setting a good example for children

Children learn from what they observe. Many children are anxious when they have to visit the dentist. Seeing their parents get regular dental care at the same dental office where they go eases anxiety. It is comforting to go into a dental office where the entire staff knows the whole family.

Building a strong relationship with your dentist

When your dentist knows not only your name but the names of your family members, it leads to a stronger relationship and greater trust. Your dentist will be able to observe firsthand any dental issues that may run in the family.

Educating patients

Family dentists are uniquely qualified to help the entire family to understand the benefits of good dental hygiene and regular dental examinations and preventive treatments. They will discuss the need for brushing and flossing and fluoride treatments.

Procedures they perform

Depending on the family dentist, they may also do more complex procedures like root canals, implants, teeth whitening .and tooth extractions. They provide all the routine services you would expect as well as emergency procedures as needed. When you have a family, having a family dentist can make getting your routine cleaning and exams a more enjoyable occasion for every member of the family from the youngest to the senior citizen.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Bowie, MD, Dr. Aalemansour, Dr. Baik, and Dr. Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group offer a wide variety of services for all the family members from youngest to oldest. Call (301) 809-0029 for an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
July 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Many people skipped out on their routine dental visits last year. Getting a checkup twice a year is essential for your oral health, even if you don’t have any concerns. Your dentists can prevent many dental issues from developing or fix them while they are still minor because they are caught early.

Your Bowie, MD, family dentists at Omni Dental Group provide preventive care to keep your smile healthy.

Avoid Dental Issues

Your dentist will give your teeth a professional cleaning to reach all of the areas that you can’t with your toothbrush and floss. This ensures that there is no plaque or tartar built up on your teeth and prevents cavities from forming. It also keeps your teeth whiter for longer.

Catch Dental Concerns Early On

Dental problems don’t get better on their own, so you should never ignore them. Feeling pain in a tooth means that a problem has already advanced. Your dentists can check your teeth for signs of decay and gum disease. By fixing these issues as soon as they develop, you avoid bigger problems in the future. Leaving them untreated can result in infections, costly treatments, more invasive treatments, or even tooth loss.

Cancer Screening

Your dentists also use your preventive care visit to screen for oral cancer. They take a look at your gums and the other soft tissue in your mouth for any signs of cancer. Catching cancer in the early stages makes it much easier to treat and can save your life.

Has it been a while since your last appointment? Don’t wait until you feel pain or have a dental emergency. Schedule your next visit with your Bowie, MD, family dentists to keep your smile in perfect health.

Call (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment with your Bowie, MD, family dentists of Omni Dental Group today.

By Omni Dental Group
July 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Have you ever lost one tooth or more? Do you want to get your perfect smile back? This is now possible using dental implants. Contact your Bowie, MD, dentists at Omni Dental Group to know more about this procedure.

What are dental implants?

The dental implant is a minor outpatient surgery. During this procedure, your Bowie, MD, dentists will replace the tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts. Also, they will replace the missing tooth with an artificial one that resembles the original tooth in its function and appearance. That will improve your speech, comfort, self-confidence, and overall oral health.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

After the posts, which will substitute the roots of your missing teeth, are placed in your jawbone, the titanium in them will fuse with your jaw bone. That will help in preventing the implants from slipping, making noise, or causing any bone damage.

Also, the material can’t decay, which is considered an added benefit. Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on the place of the original tooth. In general, if proper brushing and flossing are maintained, the success rates may reach up to 98%.

What are the risks of dental implants?

Like any other surgery, dental implants may pose some risks. But most of the time, they are not dangerous and can be treated easily.

The risks may include any of the following:

  • Infection at the implant site
  • Damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Pain or tingling in the oral cavity caused by nerve damage
  • Sinus problems, if the implants placed in the upper jaw near the sinus cavities

If you think that dental implants are the solution for your teeth problems, don’t hesitate to visit your Bowie, MD, dentists at Omni Dental Group to figure out if you are a good candidate for this medical intervention. Call (301) 809-0029 and make your appointment today.

By Omni Dental Group
April 15, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign provides a simple solution if you're unhappy with your crooked smile. Your dentists at Omni Dental Group offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment at their Bowie, MD, office.

Invisalign corrects smile issues discreetly

Metal braces were the only option for orthodontic treatment for many years. Today, Invisalign offers a much more subtle way to correct orthodontic problems. During your treatment, you'll wear clear, removable aligner trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth snugly. Gentle pressure is exerted on the teeth from the trays to gradually realign your teeth, eliminating the need for wires and brackets.

Invisalign treatment starts when you visit our Bowie, MD, dental office and smile for the camera. In addition to taking digital photographs, your dentist will also make a virtual impression of your teeth and take some digital X-rays. All three types of images are combined to make a 3D representation of your teeth. Manipulating the 3D image to simulate the results of your treatment plan makes it easy to design a series of trays that will slowly correct your orthodontic concerns.

4 benefits of Invisalign orthodontic treatment

Invisalign treatment offers these amazing benefits:

  • Discreet Appearance: Your transparent aligner trays are designed to blend in with your teeth and won't call unwanted attention to your smile.
  • No Adjustments Needed: You won't need any uncomfortable adjustments when you opt for Invisalign. Swapping your trays for a new set every two weeks will ensure that your teeth are moving in the right direction.
  • Convenience: You'll remove your trays when you eat, drink, brush, or floss, making food restrictions and oral hygiene changes unnecessary. You can also remove your trays for a few hours if you'll be attending a special event or playing sports.
  • Effective Treatment for Many Smile Issues: Invisalign can straighten crooked teeth, relieve crowding, close gaps and treat overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites. In fact, it's an excellent treat for mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues.

Are you ready to improve your smile with Invisalign? Call your Bowie, MD, dentists of Omni Dental Group, at (301) 809-0029 to schedule your appointment.

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Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029