Posts for: February, 2020

By Omni Dental Group
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Could your smile benefit from a makeover? Your Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, can help you enhance your smile with veneers and other restorations.

How do veneers work?

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain. The restorations are designed to conceal flaws and minor imperfections that mar your smile. They're attached to the fronts of your teeth, the area where flaws are most noticeable.

Although veneers completely transform the appearance of teeth, they don't require any major changes to your tooth structure. In fact, during your visit to the Bowie dental office your dentist will only need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable, natural fit.

How can veneers help my smile?

Veneers offer several benefits for your smile including:

  • Superior Whitening: Do you wish your teeth were as white as your favorite actor's? Celebrities and non-celebrities alike keep their smiles bright with veneers. Veneers are available in many shades of white and are resistant to stains from coffee, tea, cola, wine and brightly pigmented foods. Veneers are often used to hide discolored teeth.
  • Coverage for Imperfections: Even minor imperfections can draw unwanted attention to your smile. Thanks to veneers, no one has to know that you have a chip or shallow crack in a tooth. The restorations also keep uneven surfaces out of sight.
  • No More Gaps: Even slight gaps between teeth can be very noticeable. Veneers close gaps that may make you feel self-conscious. Although large gaps may require orthodontic treatment, small spaces can be concealed with veneers.
  • Shape and Length Enhancements: Teeth aren't always perfectly uniform. It's not unusual for a few to be a little crooked or oddly shaped. Veneers improve the shape of these teeth and enhance the symmetry of your smile. They're also a good choice if you have a tooth that's a little too short. Once your veneers are cemented to the fronts of your teeth, your smile will no longer look uneven.

Renew your smile with veneers. Call your cosmetic dentists in Bowie, MD, Drs. Aalemansour, Baik and Esfandiari at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
February 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dealing with tooth loss? Find out how dental implants can help.

Losing a tooth isn’t only for children. In fact, millions of American adults are also missing at least one tooth. After this tooth-loss occurs, patients are left wondering, "so now what is the best course of action?" The answer is dental implants, an amazing restoration that both looks and works just like a real tooth.

Here at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, your family dentists, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, offer these restorations to give their patients the best smile possible. Read on to learn what dental implants can do for you.

What are dental implants?

This restoration is designed to replace your missing teeth and is made up of three different parts,

  • A metal post or screw: a titanium post will be placed into the jaw where it will naturally fuse together with the bone over the course of 3-6 months
  • An abutment: an abutment is a connector that links up the metal post with the false tooth
  • A dental crown: an artificial tooth will be custom made and then cemented into place on top of the abutment to complete the restoration

What goes into getting a dental implant?

Getting an implant takes time, but once it is placed, this restoration is designed to give you a fully functional, beautiful smile that is designed to last for decades. In order to start the implant process our Bowie, MD, one of our family dentists will need to examine your mouth and run an x-ray screening to make sure that you are healthy enough for implants.

From there, the next step is to place the implant. This requires minor surgery in which our dentist will place the implant directly into the jawbone, an action that is completely pain-free thanks to the wonders of local anesthesia. Once this has been completed, the implant will integrate with the natural bone and tissue over a 3-6 month period. Following this time, the implant will remain a permanent structure within the jawbone.

After the implant has fused with your jawbone, the next step is to place the connector (i.e. abutment) over the implant, an action that requires another minor surgery as well as a two week healing period. Finally, once this has occurred, we can place the permanent crown over the abutment to finalize the restoration and give your new smile.

Interested? Give us a call

Do you want to find out if your smile is right for implants? If so, call Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, today at (301) 809-0029 to schedule a consultation with one of our family dentists.

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