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.

By Omni Dental Group
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cavity  

Tooth decay is one of the most common medical problems Americans are facing today. If left untreated, a cavity can cause serious medical issues and could require extensive dental procedures to correct. We fight tooth decay every day we brush and floss our teeth, but sometimes our efforts are overpowered by the natural causes of cavities. Consistent dental hygiene reduces the risk of cavities, along with regular visits to your dentist. Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, is here to help you if you suspect a cavity.

What is a Dental Cavity?

Cavities are holes or craters in our teeth caused by a build-up of plaque. Plaque is made up of acid and bacteria from food and saliva. This plaque is what erodes our tooth enamel to cause decay. When our enamel is weakened, plaque, bacteria, and food debris accelerate the decay-causing a cavity to form.

How Do You Know You Have a Cavity?

It is sometimes hard to tell if you have a cavity, but if you look for these symptoms you can handle it before serious complications occur. Symptoms of a cavity include a hole in a tooth, tooth pain, staining on a tooth, and tooth sensitivity.

If it hurts when eating hot food or drinking a cold beverage, that may be a sign your tooth is decaying. Those who often drink sugary drinks, don't floss and brush daily, or have dry mouth are more at risk for cavities. If you suspect you have a cavity, call your Bowie, MD, dentist: Omni Dental Group. Their dentists Dr. Siamak Aelemansour, Dr. Fariboz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, can offer the right treatment for you.

How Do You Treat a Cavity?

There are a variety of treatments available for cavities, depending on the severity of the decay. In the most extreme cases, an infection from the decay has damaged the tooth, nerves, or gums surrounding the infected area. A root canal or dental crown may be required to restore or replace the affected teeth. However, now that you know what to do if you do suspect a cavity, only minor forms of treatment may be necessary if handled early. The most common treatment is a tooth filling. This is when a dentist drills into your tooth and removes the decayed bits. Then, it is filled with resin, silver, or gold to stop the spread of the cavity.

The best offense against a cavity is a good defense. See your dentist twice a year and call them as soon as possible if you suspect a cavity. Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, can take care of any cavities or questions you may have. Call Omni Dental Group at (308) 809-0029!

By Omni Dental Group
December 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving your smile can be as simple as visiting your Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik, and Sherwin Esfandiari, for a cosmetic dentistry treatment. The dentists can help you whiten your smile, repair damaged teeth, and even restore lost teeth.

Brighten your smile with Zoom whitening

Whitening your teeth offers dramatic results and is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments. A hydrogen peroxide whitening gel bleaches stains caused by tobacco, foods, and beverages. Exposing the gel to the Zoom light activates the gel and speeds whitening.

Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants, the newest restoration option, replace missing teeth from top to bottom. Implants added to your jawbone become your new tooth roots and soon begin to bond to the bone. They're paired with crowns to restore the top parts of your teeth. Implants feel very much like your natural teeth may last your entire life, and won't decrease your biting power.

Repair damage or hide flaws with crowns, bonding, and veneers

During your visit to the Bowie dental office, your cosmetic dentist may recommend one of these options to enhance your smile:

  • Bonding: Bonding fills in small chips, improves the shape or length of teeth, and hides gaps, discolorations, and imperfections. Your dentist applies flexible composite resin to your tooth, then bonds it to your tooth with a curing light that hardens the material.
  • Crowns: Crowns are hollow inside and completely cover teeth. They're often used to restore broken or fractured teeth, strengthen weak teeth, hide discolorations and flaws, and change the shape and length of unattractive teeth.
  • Veneers: Veneers also hide flaws but are only attached to the fronts of your teeth. The thin porcelain or plastic shells conceal cracks, chips, and other imperfections, close slight gaps, whiten your entire smile, extend short teeth, or change the appearance of oddly shaped teeth.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign

Invisalign orthodontic treatment offers an alternative to traditional braces. Clear, removable aligner trays gradually improve the alignment of teeth. You'll receive a series of trays and wear each tray for about two weeks. Invisalign can be a good choice if you have crooked teeth, spacing issues, or a mild-to-moderate bite problem.

Renew your smile with a visit to your cosmetic dentists in Bowie, MD, Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik, and Sherwin Esfandiari. Call them at (301) 809-0029 to schedule your appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
October 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

Managing Your Gum Disease

You may be surprised to know that around 47% of American adults suffer from periodontal disease. If you want to prevent gum disease you need to maintain good oral hygiene and make regular dental visits. It’s also important to know the signs of gum disease so that if you do develop this condition, you can get it treated as soon as possible. Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari are family dentists at Omni Dental Group in Bowie.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is an advanced gum infection that can damage soft tissue and bone in your mouth. If it’s not treated promptly, it can lead to tooth loss. Bowie dental patients should lookout for the following signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Put around teeth and gums
  • Shifting teeth
  • Loose teeth

Managing Gum Disease

The aim of treatment for advanced gum disease is to clean out the pockets around the teeth to prevent bone damage. Treatment will begin with scaling to remove bacteria and tartar from beneath your gum line. Your dentist may also perform root planing to remove tartar from beneath your gums. A course of antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection. If your gum disease is advanced, you may require surgical treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery, soft tissue grafts, or bone grafts.

Remember, if you have gum disease, the sooner you get it treated the greater your chance of being able to save your teeth. If you live in or around Bowie, MD and you are looking for a family dentist, call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to request an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
June 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   Dental Crowns  

Do you have a tooth damaged by decay or infection? Has your tooth been restored several times and may fracture? At Omni Dental Group your Bowie family dentist uses porcelain crowns to breathe new life into weak teeth. Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, or Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari perform the entire treatment in their Bowie MD office.

Preserve natural teeth

That's the goal of your Bowie family dentist. We can't say that an extraction is never an option, but when possible, your dentist will do all he can to preserve the tooth structure, biting, chewing, clear speech, and strong jaw bone that nature intended.

You may need a dental crown

Just what is a dental crown? It's a jacket of medical-grade porcelain which is precisely made and fit to support and completely cover your weak tooth. The ceramic cap looks like a natural tooth and blends right in with its neighbors.

Your Bowie family dentist may advise a crown on a front tooth, back tooth, or anywhere in between. Once cemented in place, a crown withstands the incredible forces exerted by biting and chewing.

Additionally, your Bowie family dentist places crowns to secure bridgework and restore today's most successful tooth replacement, the dental implant. In short, a porcelain crown is very versatile.

The treatment

If your dentist wishes to pursue a crown, he'll examine your tooth carefully--both visually and with digital X-rays. If the tooth is a good candidate, he'll numb it and reduce its size and shape so the crown fits securely.

Also, he removes the damaged portions. Some teeth require root canal therapy to extract diseased interior pulp before crown placement. In either case, you may wear a temporary, or provisional, crown until your permanent one is ready.

Afterward, your mouth will adjust quickly to your new crown. Simply brush and floss as you normally do, and see your family dentist in his Bowie office twice a year for cleanings and check-ups. He'll examine that crown, its margins, and surrounding teeth and gums to be sure all is well.

Life with your dental crown

Enjoy your restored tooth, but avoid tartar build-up and the excessive stresses of teeth clenching, hard foods (peanut brittle or ice), or biting your fingernails. These forces could dislodge or fracture your crown.

Remember, while a crown is a reasonable facsimile of your natural tooth, its porcelain cannot flex as real enamel can. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) states that this relative rigidity makes crowns susceptible to fracture if abused.

Have confidence in your smile

A dental crown improves a smile in so many ways. Would you like to know more? Please contact Omni Dental Group in Bowie MD for more information on crowns and all the preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, or Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari deliver. Call (301) 809-0029.





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