Absolutely everyone needs a little restorative dentistry from time to time, even those who take great care of their teeth. So, if you have one or more decayed, chipped, or missing teeth, the team at NaLa Smiles will skip the lecture and simply discuss how we can help you. Thanks to Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Barakat’s decades of experience and use of the latest techniques, they’re able to help even the most compromised smile look and feel like new again. To learn more about your options for restorative dentistry in Alexandria, VA and schedule an appointment, give us a call today.
Minor cavities can be quickly and easily repaired using a tooth-colored filling, and afterward, it will look like the cavity was never there in the first place! Unlike traditional silver fillings, these are made of a composite resin material, which is plastic-based. It can be shaded to completely blend with any patient’s enamel, and its flexibility allows us to place fillings while preserving as much of a patient’s tooth as possible, leading to a much more durable result overall.
If you have a severely decayed or broken tooth, then you may be a good candidate for a dental crown. These restorations are designed to fit directly over damaged teeth and bring back their original appearance and function at the same time. They can even be bonded to prosthetic teeth to literally bridge the gap left by one or more missing teeth. No matter which type of restoration you need, you can trust it will be made of strong, lifelike materials, and designed by our staff just for your particular smile.
Missing teeth can affect much more than someone’s ability to chew and speak comfortably—they can also really impact a person’s confidence. Fortunately, the right denture can easily restore all of this at the same time. Our dentures are custom-made from the finest materials to fit each patient’s particular needs, so whether you have a few remaining teeth or none at all, we can ensure you’ll walk out of our dental office with a full smile you’ll be eager to show off.
If you have a tooth that is hurting so bad that it’s all you can think about, then you probably need root canal therapy. It’s designed to repair teeth that have developed an infection or damage in the dental pulp, which is the inner nerve of the tooth. For this procedure, the pulp is simply removed, and then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled. Thanks to our team’s experience and use of the latest analgesics, most patients report feeling practically nothing both during and after the treatment.
While our care is always personalized, we have the same basic goal for each patient: to help them preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, there are still some situations in which removing a problem tooth is simply the best solution, as if the enamel is so decayed or broken that it cannot be trusted to support a restoration. Combining a gentle touch with sedation dentistry, we’re able to make this procedure virtually pain-free from start to finish, and if needed, we can help a patient replace their tooth as quickly as possible.