Having an ugly smile is not something you can hide forever, but your Leesburg dentist can help improve your confidence and self-esteem with dental veneers. That’s one reason why cosmetic dentistry has become so popular these days. And with the “instant orthodontic” effects of our dental veneers, you can quickly get a smile everyone will love.
Dental veneers are thin shells made from an enamel-like material, most often porcelain. They are placed on the front of your visible teeth, so whenever you smile, people will see the veneers instead. Any stains, cracks, or chips are covered by the lifelike veneers. Even if you have a tooth with an irregular edge or a small but noticeable gap between your teeth, the veneers can be made just a little bit bigger to cover both. That’s why they’re sometimes called “instant orthodontics.” They work so fast and create such a big difference, it’s like magically getting orthodontic and cosmetic work.
When you see celebrities smile on the red carpet, you can’t help but notice how great their smiles look. They undoubtedly had their teeth whitened. In the past, teeth whitening was too complicated and expensive for regular folk like you and me, but these days, our Leesburg, VA dentist office can give you a teeth whitening system sure to make your smile look amazing.
There are several products available without a prescription that claim to whiten your teeth, such as special toothpastes and gooey strips. They all work — to some degree. In order to be sold over the counter, the manufacturers have to dilute the whitening agents. That means you’ll probably end up having to buy the same product over and over again, wasting time and money just to get a few shades lighter. Professional-strength systems like the ones we offer at our Leesburg, VA dental office work much better and faster.
We offer two teeth whitening systems:
1. PureWhite is a take-home system that uses a gel in a series of mouthpiece-like trays. You fit them over your teeth and wait awhile before taking them out again.
2. KöR Whitening System can also be done at home, but we also offer an in-office KöR system that can get your teeth white again in just one visit. KöR can whiten your teeth up to 16 shades or more, tackling even deep stains from medication or tobacco.In fact, KöR Whitening is the only whitening of its kind. It not only removes your current stains, but it helps your teeth prevent future stains. Set up your appointment to get started as soon as possible!
Everyone knows that orthodontics are for teenagers, right? Think again with your Leesburg dentist. Yes, your teenage years are the perfect time for moving your teeth to where they should be, but your teeth don’t always stay put. Over time, your smile can slowly look uneven or crooked even if you had braces as a kid. That’s why many adults are joining teens in getting orthodontic treatments.
Your primary teeth serve as guides for your adult teeth to follow, and in a perfect world, those teeth would come in and look straight and evenly spaced. But how often is the world perfect? For almost everyone, at least some of the adult teeth come in crooked and uneven, leaving you with an unaligned, unattractive smile. But for some people, it’s more than just a cosmetic issue. Sometimes, your body doesn’t make all of the adult teeth you need. Your wisdom teeth could come in and push the rest of your teeth out of alignment. You could even have too many teeth, creating an overcrowded smile. Thankfully, orthodontic treatments from our Leesburg, VA dental office can help with all of that.
Tooth decay. Cavities. Just mentioning either conjures up images of something vague but painful. But the real pain comes from not doing something about it. If you try to ignore tooth decay, you’re not just going to be in a lot of pain. You could easily lose the tooth. Thankfully, the dentists at our Leesburg, VA dental office can use tooth-colored fillings to repair the damage.
The material used to fill in a cavity has changed over the years. In the past, most fillings were made of a combination of metals including silver and mercury, and that mix was called an amalgam. If you have a metal filling in a tooth, chances are it’s an amalgam filling. While effective, amalgam fillings certainly do not look nice in your mouth. At our Leesburg, VA dental office, we never use metal amalgam fillings. Instead, we use a composite resin material that matches the color of your teeth. The cavity is still taken care of, but it looks much better.
Staying active is important no matter how old you are. Kids need to burn off all that energy, and adults need to keep in shape. And we all enjoy making friends and winning! But sports always carry a certain amount of risk, which is why many require knee pads, helmets, and similar protective gear. At our Leesburg, VA dentist office, we offer Under Armour athletic mouthguards to help protect your smile.
If you’ve ever used a store-bought mouthguard, you might have noticed how it doesn’t fit very well. That’s because it’s generally one-size-fits-all, which means it doesn’t fit anyone properly. At our Leesburg dental office, we use Under Armour Performance MouthwearTM custom mouthguards. We make sure they are measured to fit your teeth in particular. This way, not only will they be comfortable to wear, but they also won’t slide around and can therefore keep better care of your teeth.
A dental implant is an attractive, long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Each implant has three parts: a titanium root that is implanted in your jawbone, a replacement tooth, and an abutment that connects the two. Since your jaw is supposed to have roots in there from your natural teeth, the titanium root helps keep your jawbone healthy while providing the same strength and durability as your natural tooth root.
When you smile or eat, you want a full set of teeth. Showing off a gap left behind by missing teeth is embarrassing to say the least. While a dental bridge is a great noninvasive treatment for this, dental implants are more permanent and durable. Your Leesburg dentist, Dr. Buro can help! And because dental implants are made to look and work like your natural teeth, no one can even tell they’re there.
Conventional dental implants have become commonplace in dentistry, but not everyone is a candidate for traditional dental implants. This is where mini dental implants can help. Dr. Buro is the only dentist in Leesburg, VA who has advanced training in mini dental implants, having devoted 100 hours of training to this specific treatment.
Mini dental implants are ideal for those who want to stabilize teeth but have too thin of a jawbone to support traditional dental implants. For patients with jawbone recession, most dentists will suggest extensive gum and bone grafting. This process is expensive and lengthy. Not here!
When you are missing only a few teeth, dental bridges or implants are a great solution. But when you’re missing a lot of teeth, there is an alternative treatment. Dentures have been around for a while, but there’s a reason — they work really well. Traditional full dentures are noninvasive, meaning there is no surgery needed. Our Leesburg, VA dental team will create a full arch of replacement teeth set in a gum-colored mold and make sure it has a tight but comfortable fit over your gums.
If you have a damaged tooth, chances are you know it. Toothaches can get really painful. And if the damage is on one of your front teeth, you might be able to see it in the mirror. You could even be missing a tooth entirely. To help repair damaged or missing teeth, our Leesburg dentists can use dental crowns and dental bridges.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What they mean is that putting some effort into things now can save you a lot of time, energy, and money years down the line. That’s why we offer regular dental cleanings and dental exams at our Leesburg, VA dentist office. By taking care of your teeth now, you can help make sure they stay healthy and beautiful.
Some people fear that because they haven’t been to the dentist in a while, they might get lectured or made to feel bad. Of course we want you to take care of your teeth, but at Family First Dental & Implant Center, we really do put you and your family first. That means we never lecture or judge you. All we want is to help you get the best teeth possible.
At our Leesburg, VA dental office, we always try to save your teeth. That’s why we have treatments like dental crowns and root canal therapy. But there are times when a combination of neglect and damage can make saving the tooth impossible. If a cavity was ignored for too long, or an infection allowed to grow unchecked, removing the tooth might be the only option left to keep your mouth healthy. Then again, sometimes teeth are removed because your smile is overcrowded.
Do you have a toothache? Don’t wait for it to get worse. At our Leesburg, VA dentist office, we can use root canal therapy to get rid of the inflammation, which gets rid of the pain and helps save the tooth. We may even be able to help you cover the cost by billing to your medical insurance! Bring your card to your next appointment, and we’ll see if you qualify.
One of the biggest myths in dentistry is that root canal therapy is painful. While our dentist will need to make a small hole in your tooth to remove the inflamed pulp, root canal therapy is no more painful than getting a regular cavity filled. Between local anesthetic and sedation, you will most likely not feel any discomfort during the treatment.