Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By Omni Dental Group
March 03, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentist  

Beginning good dental hygiene habits at an early age is crucial to your child’s oral health throughout their life. However, many parents may not be fully aware of what their child’s dental hygiene routine should consist of. Your dentist can help you and your child understand the best practices for a daily and long-term dental hygiene routine. Find out more about pediatric dentistry and what makes a solid at-home oral care routine important with Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD.

How often should my child see their dentist? 

The American Dental Association says that all dental patients, regardless of their age, should see the dentist twice a year for routine examinations with their dentist and cleanings performed by a dental hygienist. These regular visits allow dentists to keep track of a child’s growth and development and find and treat any issues like cavities quickly to stop them in their tracks.

How will my dentist help me instill good dental habits in my child? 

Seeing the dentist regularly from an early age has proven to instill good oral hygiene habits and reduce the chances of developing dental anxiety or dental phobia. We go above and beyond to establish a good relationship with your child, with a happy, fun environment and a kid-friendly, show-tell-do approach to introducing your child to the dentist’s office and routine check-ups.

What should my child’s daily oral care routine consist of? 

Good dental care begins before a child has any teeth at all. As an infant, children’s parents should wipe their gums with a damp, soft cloth after feedings. When their first tooth erupts, brushing twice a day with a child’s toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste will keep teeth decay at bay. As the teeth grow close enough together to touch, begin helping your child floss between each tooth at least once a day.

Children’s Dentistry & You

Starting good oral hygiene habits early will benefit your child for the rest of their life. For more information on ensuring that your child is confident about their dental visits and caring for their teeth, please contact Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD. Call 301-809-0029 to schedule your child’s appointment with your dentist today!

By Omni Dental Group
January 18, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Who doesn’t want a perfect smile? If you’ve recently suffered an injury causing a tooth to be knocked out, or you have a missing tooth for another reason, it can feel difficult to be proud of your smile and to share it with the world.  If you’re ready to fix a missing tooth, then Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD can help you determine the best way to fix a gap caused by a missing tooth.

How Can I Make My Smile Appealing with a Missing Tooth?

Missing teeth can happen for many reasons, ranging from sports injuries to car accidents, to just losing a tooth due to gum disease or myriad other reasons. It doesn’t matter how you lost your tooth or teeth, you just want to fix them! Fortunately, there are many remedies for a missing tooth or several missing teeth.

How Can a Missing Tooth Be fixed?

A missing tooth or teeth can be fixed in a number of ways:

  • Dental implants: Dental implants are manufactured teeth that are screwed into your jaw bone for greater functioning and to improve your smile. 
  • Veneers: Veneers can be placed over one or more teeth to create the illusion of a full smile.
  • Dentures: Both partial and full dentures can replace missing teeth.
  • Bridge: A bridge is a way to create a false tooth that is anchored to neighboring teeth to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

If you think that you might be able to improve your smile with a dental implant, bridge, veneers, or dentures, you don’t need to wait for your regular dental check-up to find out.

To schedule a dental appointment to see how you can fix a missing tooth, contact Dr. Aalemansour, Dr. Baik, and Dr. Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, at 301-809-0029. Your best smile can happen when you fill in the gap caused by a missing tooth or missing teeth.

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.

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.

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