Got a big event coming up? Weddings, graduations, and reunions only come around every so often — make sure you look your best by finally fixing those smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers correct multiple flaws in just one treatment, and they can last for decades after application. Your cosmetic dentist in Tysons Corner provides porcelain veneers in two to three visits to Avanti Dentistry.
July 30, 2016
May 26, 2015
Has the look and function of your smile changed? Cosmeticdentists in Tysons Corner, VA artfully replace missing teeth and improve the look of remaining ones with a great “tool box” of aesthetic dental services–including dental implants.
No 2 smiles are exactly alike; so dental needs and wants differ. Some people would like their tooth color refreshed with professional teeth whitening. Others may have minor cosmetic defects that bonding or porcelain veneers may address. Adults and children can get a straight smile from Invisalign clear aligners and Incognito hidden braces.
For individuals with large gaps in their smiles, dental implants are an individualized tooth replacement solution. Your cosmetic dentist at Avanti Dentistry can rebuild your smile dental implants personalized just for you.
May 15, 2015
Does the look of traditional orthodontic braces stop you from getting treatment for your teenager? Incognito Braces are concealed behind the teeth, presenting a hardware-free smile to the world.
You believe your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, but with so many different kinds of braces available today, you wonder what’s best. Traditional metal brackets and wires aren’t the most attractive treatment, especially for a teen. And, clear aligners–what if the patient forgets to wear them or just doesn’t want to?
February 22, 2015
Your smile is as unique as your personality, and it’s an important part of who you are. You share it with family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. If you feel that your smile is sending the wrong message due to aesthetic flaws, you’re certainly not alone. Millions of men and women feel insecure about their smiles, but today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry options make it easy to achieve the luminous, attractive look you’ve always wanted. At Avanti Dentistry, your Tysons Corner orthodontist offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and much more.
Get the Beautiful Smile You Deserve
Straight, healthy teeth serve as the basic foundation for an aesthetically pleasing smile. If your teeth are crooked, gapped, crowded, or otherwise oddly spaced, you may feel hesitant to share your smile with the world. With personalized solutions from your Tysons Corner orthodontist, it’s possible to correct misalignment problems in a way that suits your unique lifestyle. If traditional braces don’t sound appealing and you’re a candidate for clear aligner therapy, we may recommend Invisalign. These comfortable plastic aligners are virtually invisible, making it easier than ever to see results without metal brackets and wires.
Other cosmetic dentistry solutions that help perfect your smile include professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. The treatment that best works for you will depend on a variety of factors and our doctors will discuss each service in detail with you at your one-on-one consultation.
A Picture-Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Whether your concern is a crowded, crooked smile or deep discoloration that saps your self-confidence, our team wants to help. Contact us today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Tysons Corner, VA, and schedule your next visit with our capable, highly trained team. We’ll take the time to talk with you about your goals and expectations, and develop a special treatment plan just for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Tysons Corner warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Vienna, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Washington, D.C., and beyond.
January 22, 2015
If you are an adult with crowded, crooked, gapped, or otherwise misaligned teeth, you may feel that you missed your chance at a straighter smile as a child. Today’s advanced orthodontic options, however, now make it possible for even the most image-conscious adult to achieve healthier, straighter teeth without bulky, conspicuous metal braces. In fact, nearly half of orthodontic patients today are over the age of 18. At Avanti Dentistry in Tysons Corner, VA, our team specializes in providing patients of all ages with orthodontic solutions that suit their unique lifestyles.
Reveal Straighter Teeth Faster than Ever Before
When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they imagine a shiny mouth full of metal that can detract from overall appearance. While this may have been the only option for straighter teeth a few decades ago, dental technology has evolved considerably since most of us were in middle school or high school. Today, it’s possible to correct malocclusion issues in ways that are virtually invisible, almost entirely undetectable by others. With the Invisalign clear aligners system and Incognito Hidden Braces at Avanti Dentistry, only you and your Tysons Corner orthodontist have to know that you are undergoing treatment to straighten your smile.
The Invisalign system features a series of customized, clear plastic aligners that are worn every day for an average treatment time of about 18 months. These comfortable, custom-fit trays fit precisely over your teeth, gradually shifting them into their desired position. For adult patients whose orthodontic cases require the stability and capability of metal braces, we offer Incognito Hidden Braces. These lingual braces are attached to the lingual surfaces of your teeth; this means that they face inward, toward your tongue, rather than outward where they are visible to others. Now you can straighten your smile without any of the embarrassment or self-consciousness associated with traditional braces.
Your Trusted Tysons Corner Orthodontist
If you are curious as to how your smile can be improved with adult braces, please give us a call today to schedule your consultation. You may be a perfect candidate for invisible braces with Invisalign or Incognito Hidden Braces. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Tysons Corner, VA warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas of McLean, Vienna, Arlington, Washington, D.C., Fairfax, and beyond. Come see us today and discover why Avanti Dentistry is so widely known throughout Virginia as the most trusted and experienced Tysons Corner orthodontist.
December 22, 2014
The New Year is just around the corner, and people from around the world are preparing to welcome 2015 with resolutions of self-improvement. Why not take this opportunity to treat yourself to a healthier and more beautiful smile for life? We can help make that a reality with our comprehensive menu of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry solutions, each tailored to fit your lifestyle, your needs, and your budget. Make your resolution count this year with the help of your Tysons Corner orthodontist at Avanti Dentistry.
Benefits of Straighter Teeth with Avanti Dentistry
With Invisalign clear aligners, Incognito Hidden Braces, and traditional orthodontic treatment at Avanti Dentistry, our team can help you smile with complete confidence. When your teeth look great, you’ll find that you are more inclined to share a friendly smile with those who matter most. An open, attractive, and genuine smile is an invaluable asset in both your professional and personal life, allowing you to show off your real personality rather than focusing on hiding your teeth.
While straight, white teeth are certainly the building blocks of a luminous, confident smile, the benefits of orthodontic treatment extend beyond the realm of aesthetics. When your teeth are properly aligned, they are inherently easier to clean. This translates to a decreased risk of developing cavities and periodontal disease, two of the most common dental health issues in patients of all ages.
Correcting malocclusion problems also helps to reduce your chances of developing bite problems like temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ dysfunction. This condition causes damage to the delicate joints that hold your jaw in place, resulting in chronic pain, migraine headaches, and neck and shoulder aches. Orthodontic treatment can correct a variety of problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and teeth that are oddly spaced, gapped, and crowded.
Your Trusted Tysons Corner Orthodontist
If you would like to ring in the New Year with the promise of a straighter, more attractive smile, we encourage you to give us a call today to learn more about your Tysons Corner orthodontist and the extensive array of options we provide. We genuinely can’t wait to show you what a difference our orthodontic solutions can make in your smile, your oral health, and your overall sense of self-confidence. Our conveniently located Tysons Corner, VA dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including McLean, Vienna, Arlington, Fairfax, Washington, D.C., and beyond.
September 20, 2014
It’s estimated that over 30% of the population avoids dental care due to fear. Today, there are a variety of methods available with Sedation Dentistry that can get you through a dental treatment without any pain or anxiety. If you suffer from apprehension brought on by a dental phobia make an appointment today with Avanti Dentistry. The dentists at Avanti Dentistry always provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for their patients. Sedation Dentistry services are available for patients in Tysons Corner, VA, Washington, D.C., McLean, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna and surrounding areas.
Understanding Sedation Dentistry
It’s important to understand that sedation dentistry and anesthesia are two different procedures. General anesthesia, where patients are actually put to asleep, is typically only provided in the hospital. Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state, while maintaining consciousness. There are three methods the dentist may use to sedate you before a dental procedure:
- Nitrous Oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is one option the dentist may use to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It will not put you to sleep and you will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. You will be asked to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few minutes you will feel the effects of the nitrous oxide gas. You may feel light-headed or a tingling or heaviness in your arms and legs. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
- IV Sedation gives the dentist optimal control of the amount of medication administered and allows them to readily increase or decrease your level of sedation as needed, quickly and comfortably. The dentist may require that you don’t eat or drink eight hours prior to the appointment. IV Sedation provides a faster onset of the sedation medications, meaning you’ll be able to feel the effects of the medication rather quickly. IV Sedation can benefit you if you have a sensitive gag reflex or difficulty sitting in a dental chair for long periods of time. You’ll be unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office. Patients usually remember little if anything of their appointment by the next day.
- Oral Sedation is an increasingly popular treatment option for many people because it does not require the use of needles. The medications can be swallowed whole or crushed and administered by the dentist under the tongue. The type of sedative the dentist prescribes depends on the procedure being performed, the patient’s medical condition and any other drugs they take. In most cases the dentist uses a class of sedative medication called benzodiazepines. Examples of benzodiazepines include diazepam, lorazepam and triazolam. Sedative medication helps relax patients by slowing the action of the central nervous system. People remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli.
Sedation Dentistry in Tysons Corner, VA
In addition to sedation, the dentist will also administer a local anesthetic. This local anesthetic will temporarily block pain impulses from the affected teeth and gum tissue. However, this injection will only occur after you are already sedated and comfortable. The dentists at Avanti Dentistry offer Sedation Dentistry services that can help you overcome your dental phobias and get you started with the dental care you need. Make an appointment with Avanti dentistry today to experience the difference yourself. Avanti Dentistry serves all of Tysons Corner, VA, Washington, D.C., McLean, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna and surrounding cities.
September 12, 2014
You probably already know that smoking is bad for your health. But you may not know that it is also bad for your teeth and gums. Smoking can cause tooth decay, bone loss in the jaw, inflammation of the salivary glands and delayed healing from oral and other surgeries. Smokers are also more prone to oral cancers than nonsmokers. If you smoke, make an appointment with the experienced and gentle dentists of Avanti Dentistry. They can help you treat the effects of smoking and improve your overall oral health. Avanti Dentistry is conveniently located in Tysons Corner, VA, serving patients from nearby Washington, D.C., Arlington, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna.
Smoking and Gum Disease
Not only do tobacco products stain your teeth and give you bad breath, they can also lead to periodontal disease (gum disease). Smoking may be responsible for up to 75% of gum disease experienced by adults. If you choose to smoke, you are seven times more likely to develop gum disease than a nonsmoker. Smoking interferes with the normal function of gum tissue cells. This interference makes smokers vulnerable to infections and also impairs blood flow to the gums which may affect wound healing.
Smokeless Tobacco Products
Smokeless tobacco products like snuff and chewing tobacco are just as harmful as cigarettes to your teeth and gums. Smokeless tobacco can irritate your gum tissue, causing it to recede or pull away from your teeth. Once the gum tissue recedes, your tooth roots become exposed, creating an increased risk of tooth decay. Exposed roots are also more sensitive to hot and cold, making eating and drinking uncomfortable. Smokeless tobacco products contain at least twenty eight chemicals that have been shown to increase the risk of oral cancer and cancer of the throat and esophagus. Chewing tobacco actually contains higher levels of nicotine than cigarettes. In fact, one can of snuff contains more nicotine than sixty cigarettes.
Treatment for Smoking Related Oral Health Problems in Tysons Corner, VA
One of the cosmetic effects of smoking is staining on the teeth due to the nicotine and tar in tobacco. It can make the teeth yellow in a very short time, and heavy smokers often complain that their teeth are almost brown after years of smoking. If you use tobacco products, you should make an appointment with Avanti Dentistry today. The dentists at Avanti Dentistry can readily assess your oral health needs with their state of the art periodontal treatments. You can also take advantage of their teeth whitening promotions to combat the affects of tobacco staining. Avanti Dentistry proudly serves patients throughout Tysons Corner, VA, Vienna, McLean, Arlington, Fairfax, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding communities.
August 23, 2014
Studies show that your smile is among the first facial features that others notice about you; what is your smile saying to the world? If your teeth are flawed by discoloration, cracks, chips, or moderate misalignment, you may hide your smile from the people who matter most in your life. Fortunately, with cosmetic dentistry services from Avanti Dentistry, it is now possible to enjoy all the benefits of a gorgeous smile in as little as two visits to our office. Conveniently located in Tysons Corner, VA, our state-of-the-art dental practice offers an extensive array of cosmetic dental solutions, including porcelain veneers.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are used to mask a wide variety of common cosmetic issues, including stained teeth, chips in enamel, and gaps between teeth. These long-lasting, customized shells of dental porcelain are color-matched to fit seamlessly in with the rest of your smile, dramatically improving appearance without looking unnatural. Because the entire process typically requires only two visits to complete, it’s a cosmetic solution that fits into even the busiest lifestyles. You’ll love how radiant your smile is with porcelain veneers, and you’ll finally feel confident and secure in the knowledge that your pearly whites are making the right kind of impression wherever you go.
As with all of our restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, we’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options regarding porcelain veneers. Our goal is to provide you with the treatment you need to enjoy a healthy, luminous smile for years to come.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Visit Today
If you feel self-conscious about your smile and would like to explore the many possibilities afforded by cosmetic dentistry solutions, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Our team of experienced doctors and our friendly staff look forward to serving you, giving you the beautiful, confident smile you’ve always wanted. Our practice welcomes patients from Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Vienna, McLean, Arlington, Washington, D.C., and more.
July 10, 2014
For many image-conscious teens and adults, correcting misaligned teeth with traditional braces simply isn’t appealing. The thought of spending years with a mouth full of conspicuous metal is enough to deter most men and women, but thankfully, braces aren’t the only answer anymore. At Avanti Dentistry in Tysons Corner, VA, our team of experienced dentists offers a revolutionary solution to crooked teeth that actually fits your lifestyle: Invisalign clear aligners.
A Cosmetic Approach to Orthodontics
Invisalign clear aligners gradually shift misaligned teeth into their proper positions, giving you a smile that you can feel proud of without the need for metal brackets and wires. The clear, comfortable aligners are custom made to fit your one-of-a-kind dentition and are virtually invisible to others. You simply wear them day and night, removing them for cleaning and eating as needed. Over the course of your treatment, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners approximately every two to four weeks. At the end of your treatment, you’ll enjoy a dramatically improved smile, free from gaps, misalignment, crowding, and other common orthodontic concerns.
Invisalign can also help you improve your oral health in general. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to clean, increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. When your teeth are properly aligned, these risks are dramatically lessened. Talk to our doctors today about Invisalign and learn more about how this comfortable, aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution can change your smile and your life for the better.
A Straighter, More Beautiful Smile Can Be Yours
If you have spent years wishing that your teeth were straighter but you’ve put off seeking treatment because you don’t want braces, we’d like to help. Contact our office in Tysons Corner, VA today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with our doctors and friendly, caring staff. We can’t wait to join you on your unique journey toward a more confident, comfortable smile and improved oral health. Our state-of-the-art dental practice happily serves patients from throughout the entire Tysons Corner area, as well as nearby communities in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna, and beyond.