We are a dental practice located in McLean VA. We have provided more than 10 years of service to McLean Virginia (VA) residents. We believe that the most well informed patients are the happiest patients! Please familiarize yourself with the many services that we offer.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.
In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of decay, cracking.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, root canal therapy is needed. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks.
Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of designing wonderful smiles. It involves all aspects of general dentistry with a special emphasis on individual teeth and their overall harmony and balance in your smile.
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a detailed and scientific way of restoring teeth to their optimal bite. When your bite is uncomfortable or out of proper alignment, the muscles surrounding the jaw have to work harder.
Sleep apnea is a common, life-threatening condition that prevents airflow during sleep. This occurs when tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway and reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the organs throughout the body.
Dr. Farahi uses the latest in state of the art technology when it comes to 3D dental imaging. This assists our dental practitioners in providing exceptional care and quality.
Diagnodent is a new way to find smaller areas of tooth decay. With its revolutionary technology, Diagnodent can target and treat all of the small problematic areas in the mouth.
Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty of dentistry involving comprehensive dental care for children from birth to age 16. We also see patients older than 16 if they have special needs such as cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome