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Alzheimer’s Dementia

It is estimated that by the year 2020, twelve million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Ten percent of people over 65 are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia. By age 85 that number increases to 50% and those 85 and older are the fastest growing segment of the population. If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s Dementia, you know how forgetful they can be. They require a caregiver all the time to help them with the even the smallest daily needs. It becomes the caregiver responsibility to seek a dentist that is specialized and knowledgeable in treating patient with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

Dr. Pham and her team are well trained and committed to treating patients with physical and mental health. We are well known for treating patient with Alzheimer. Alzheimer patient have difficulty; with daily dental care and accepting help for other people. This makes them high risk for cavities and dental health problems in Alzheimer’s patients can lead to pain, unmanageable behavior and extensive dental treatment. Yet, the dental needs of Alzheimer’s patients are often overlooked, usually for very understandable reasons: the patient’s forgetfulness results in unintentional dental neglect; medications may cause chronic “dry mouth” or Symptoms of Xerostomia, which causes a reduction in the healthy flow of saliva that can lead to tooth decay. They will needs twice the number of yearly cleaning and prescription toothpaste is required. In the event that extensive dental work is required, it is done under I.V. sedation because the patient unpredictable behavior, gagging disorders and it is hard for them to sit in the dental chair for long duration which is often the byproduct of medications or other medical conditions... We will create a calming setting in which a sedation it is administered and monitored by a physician specialist, a board certified Anesthesiologist and Dr. Pham take care of the dental treatment.

 

Autism

Taking all children and even some adults to the dentist can be a very stressful experience. For those parents and caregivers who have a child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) these appointments can be even more traumatic. Taking adult and children with ASD to the dentist can trigger large amounts of anxiety, which is understandable. Mouths are extremely sensitive places and for a person with an ASD someone putting cold instruments into their mouth could be very painful. In addition, the noise of the drills and cleaning instruments could be a problem. We will need help from the parents or caregiver to get ASD patient to get familiar with the dentist office. It can be through role play at home by breaking down the visit using visual supports. It may be useful to try and produce a sequence of pictures or photos to show the stages of going to the dentist. This allows you to explain the different steps so they know what is coming next and when it is finished. It is their lack of understanding that makes them nervous like everyone else who visit a foreign place. The important thing is to get them in for a dental visit. They need to be stress and point out the importance of having healthy teeth and gums and the consequences of not having regular dental appointments. Dr. Pham and her team experience in treating patients with autistic spectrum disorder are extensive. We have many cases of ASD patients, children and adults alike. The treatment will be easier if the patient get gradually accustom to the dental office thru regular dental cleaning which is less stressful. But most of the ASD patient we see initially required comprehensive dental work because these individuals receive psychotropic medications which can cause Xerostomia (dry mouth) and they have a known desire for sweet foods. Therefore, these patients are at increased risk for increased dental caries and periodontal disease. We have much success with ASD patient because we are experience and anticipate the situations that might create emotional or physical discomfort.

 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not a single disease, but a group of disorders that occur when a baby’s brain is damaged. There are more than 100,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. who have cerebral palsy. Control of the oral musculature, involuntary muscular activity, and an inability to perform oral hygiene procedures contribute to the increased incidence of gingival disease, dental caries and periodontal disease is common. In cerebral palsy patients with a seizure disorder, the potential for gingival problems is further complicated. The anti-seizure medications have a strong association with gingival overgrowth. The gingival overgrowth in turn, complicates oral hygiene procedures, making control of dental plaque more difficult. Frequently, the cerebral palsy patient will also have a hyper-active gag reflex, and a high percentage of young children with cerebral palsy suffer enamel hyperplasia (incomplete calcification) of the primary teeth, reflecting an early disturbance in the development of enamel and dentin. Bruxism is common in people with cerebral palsy, especially those with severe forms of the disorder. Bruxism can be intense and persistent and cause the teeth to wear prematurely. Seizures may accompany cerebral palsy, but can usually be controlled with anticonvulsant medications. The mouth is always at risk during a seizure: Patients may chip teeth. With all these dental risk, cerebral palsy patient will need more frequent dental visit then the average person. A personal oral hygiene home care regimen, tailored by the Dr. Pham, specifically for the cerebral palsy patient, is an essential component of a comprehensive oral health care program. Good oral hygiene, accompanied by early and regular dental examinations and treatment will enhance good dental health in the cerebral palsy patient. We have treated many Cerebral palsy patients in office thru regular visits and our sedation sessions. We anticipate the non voluntarily movement and the common dental condition that we mention above. Our expertise’s, in treating patients in this population, have distinguished us from the rest. We will do everything to make our office wheel accessible to cerebral palsy patients.

 

Down Syndrome

Our experience with down syndrome patient us taught us that early to severe periodontal disease is often seen with onset in the mid to late teen years. Some studies report an incidence of periodontal disease to be between 90 and 96% of adults with Down syndrome. This is related to a compromised immune system in Down syndrome. The teeth most affected are the mandibular incisors and maxillary molars. Good oral hygiene and semi-annual cleaning appointments may not be enough to prevent the progression of periodontal disease in these patients. More frequent cleaning is needed and as well as early, aggressive treatment. These patients may need to be seen as often as every three months for deep cleaning and may also benefit from the use of chlorhexedine mouth rinse and possibly systemic antibiotic therapy. Parents and care giving need to realize the importance of proper daily home care because the child with Down syndrome may be resistant to tooth brushing. Our approach to Down Syndrome patients is first to carefully gaining their trust. We will assure them that they will not be hurt, restrained or harmed in any way. In most cases, I.V. sedation is required for patient with Down Syndrome for the comprehensive treatment because gagging reflex due to their often enlarged tongue and it is hard for them to sit in the dental chair for long duration. We will take great care of them during their comprehensive dental treatment. For the most part of the treatment, they will be a sleep and will remember very little of the treatment. We will be vigilant of factoring their compromised immune system and they are prone to periodontal disease into our treatment. We will treat that aggressively and get them to a dental healthy state. At the end, we will show them and the parent the proper brushing technique and ways to getting them brushing daily because we stress home prevention is the most important part of dentistry.

 

Parkinson's Disease

Our team understands Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative, progressive neurological disorder that affects the way you move. Parkinson's disease is a condition which results from the loss of a substance called dopamine. It affects 1% of people aged over 50 years, and sometimes affects younger people. In most cases the cause is unknown. The three main problems in Parkinson's disease are usually tremor, stiffness (rigidity), and slowness of movement (akinesia). Due to decreased mobility as a result of PD symptoms, it is possible that the patient is no longer sufficiently able to thoroughly maintain his dental hygiene. This can cause dental carries to be formed. The side effect of medications used to treat the disease can cause dental problems for.

Some patients because a common side effect of these drugs is Xerostomia, (drying of saliva). This reduces antibacterial and cleansing actions, and may predispose the patient to a greater risk of periodontal disease and cavies. To avoid these problems, patients should pay greater attention to brushing, use an electric toothbrush, use mouthwashes, and pay more frequent visits to the dentist. When a Dental treatment is needed PD patient often require care beyond that provided by a regular dentist because of their medical condition. It is imperative that a PD patient or caregiver find a dental team to have the knowledge and can take the appropriate medical safeguards in treating PD patients. For the comprehensive treatment I.V. sedation is required for patient with PD because of the non-voluntarily movement these patients exhibits. Dr. Pham and her team are well verse in treating PD patient together with our staff anesthesiologist can anticipate medical complication as it arises. PD patient have many medical complication as the patient and caregiver observe the progression of the disease, let’s not let a dental complication add to that list and let our team help you with that.

 

Sedation Dentistry

At Reston Sunrise Dentistry, Dr. Hanah Pham’s office, we specialize in Sedation Dentistry but we do general and cosmetic dentistry for children and adults of all ages. Dr. Hanah Pham and her team are areas leader in delivering compassionate dental care to people suffering from dental phobias and for the population with the special needs. With years of experience treating this patient population, we proudly relate success stories of patients who come to us from all over the region.

Our patients can attest that dental phobia is paralyzing fear that keeps people from obtaining regular dental care. Our patient population ranges from as young as two years old to as old as 79 years old. We know that an estimated 9-15% of all Americans avoid regular dental care due to fear surrounding the dental visit. This translates to some 30 - 40 million people so afraid of dental treatment that they avoid it altogether.

If you or someone you love has a dental phobia, you know how shame and embarrassment about one's teeth and smile can dramatically affect a person's quality-of-life, social life and self-esteem. When you finally gather the inner courage to make the first call to a dentist, you are half way there. Let our specially trained staff complete the second half for you. You will be greeted by dental professionals who understand the very real nature of your fears and without judgment.

Our team supports your unique needs as a phobic patient from the moment you make the first call. We ask about your dental history, your particular concerns, and any history of trauma to the mouth. We listen to your story and appreciate the magnitude of your fear. We then discuss the easiest and safest way to bring you the comfort and care you need.

We design a treatment plan in which all treatment can be completed in as few as one comprehensive visit using optimal sedation options that are tailored to individual needs. If you choose the option of Intravenous Sedation (know as I.V. Sedation), it is administered and monitored by a board certified Anesthesiologist on staff. This way Dr. Hanah Pham can focus on delivering excellent dental treatment and the Anesthesiologist will provide the safest sedation environment possible. The way IV Sedation is administered at this office is above any standards of sedation options you can find. At this office, mainly for safety reasons, IV Sedation is not administered by a dentist or a nurse anesthetist and it is not general anesthesia (general anesthesia requires a breathing tube, a ventilator, and much more drugs used and most need to be administered in a hospital settings). Although, Dr. Hanah Pham is certified to deliver I.V. sedation to patients and is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), she prefers to focus on delivering the best dental care possible during this IV Sedation.

Children and Infant Care

Dr. Pham has trained with some of the world's most prominent infant and child dental teachers.

She is rapidly becoming known as the Reston area's leading dentist for families who want comfortable, safe and friendly care for their children.

 

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you'll want replacements that are as natural as possible. If dentures don't work for you, you may want to consider dental implants at Reston Sunrise Dentistry in Reston. Unlike dentures, which can be removed, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself.

You are a good candidate for dental implants if you have jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissues. When the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant.

With dental implants, you get a perfect fit, and they will look and feel as good as (or better than!) your original teeth. Experience quality implant dentistry with Dr. Pham in the Reston area.

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things people notice is your smile. If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are "hiding" the real you, it's time for a smile make over with Dr. Pham, a top cosmetic dentist in the Reston area.

A beautiful smile can brighten your life every day, professionally and socially. And unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry isn't a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two and emerging with the smile you've always wanted...no pain, no strain, no time taken away from your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic.

For a cosmetic dentistry consultation call us at Reston Sunrise Dentistry in Reston. There are many ways we can give you a youthful, attractive, natural looking smile!

Brighten teeth that have lost their sparkle.

We can treat discolored, stained or aging teeth with our state-of-the-art whitening process. The treatment can be completed in just a few treatments. A dazzling smile isn't just for celebrities any more. It's for you, because you're worth it.

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Cover problem teeth with ultra-thin porcelain veneers.

Think of this treatment as a manicure for your smile. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom fit over your natural teeth. We can change the shape, color and length of your teeth in only two visits. It looks so good you'll wonder why you waited so long.

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Porcelain Crowns

When the size of a "filling" exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a "cap," also called a "crown." Porcelain crowns look very natural and don't have a dark metal line.

Porcelain crowns reflect light with a natural healthy glow.

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Go natural with dental implants.

Implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw. Because there is always a perfect fit, implants are almost the same as having your natural teeth back again. To qualify for implants, you'll need healthy oral tissues and jawbone ridges that are in good shape. If you're suffering from tooth loss, let's discuss whether implants are an option for you.

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Dental Bonding

Bonding is similar to sculpting individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing.

Bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries.

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Turn "Metal Mouth" into a natural smile.

Replace old crowns and bridges with metal-free restorations. There's a huge difference between metal fillings and our new porcelain restorations that reflect the translucence of natural teeth. Your new metal-free crowns, inlays and bridges won't show wear or cause opposing teeth to erode, and fitting the crown or bridge is a breeze.

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Fearful dental patients can choose sedation dentistry

 

At Reston Sunrise Dentistry, Dr. Hanah Pham’s office, we specialize in Sedation Dentistry but we do general and cosmetic dentistry for children and adults of all ages. Dr. Hanah Pham and her team are areas leader in delivering compassionate dental care to people suffering from dental phobias and for the population with the special needs. With years of experience treating this patient population, we proudly relate success stories of patients who come to us from all over the region.

Our patients can attest that dental phobia is paralyzing fear that keeps people from obtaining regular dental care. Our patient population ranges from as young as two years old to as old as 79 years old. We know that an estimated 9-15% of all Americans avoid regular dental care due to fear surrounding the dental visit. This translates to some 30 - 40 million people so afraid of dental treatment that they avoid it altogether.

If you or someone you love has a dental phobia, you know how shame and embarrassment about one's teeth and smile can dramatically affect a person's quality-of-life, social life and self-esteem. When you finally gather the inner courage to make the first call to a dentist, you are half way there. Let our specially trained staff complete the second half for you. You will be greeted by dental professionals who understand the very real nature of your fears and without judgment.

Our team supports your unique needs as a phobic patient from the moment you make the first call. We ask about your dental history, your particular concerns, and any history of trauma to the mouth. We listen to your story and appreciate the magnitude of your fear. We then discuss the easiest and safest way to bring you the comfort and care you need.

We design a treatment plan in which all treatment can be completed in as few as one comprehensive visit using optimal sedation options that are tailored to individual needs. If you choose the option of Intravenous Sedation (know as I.V. Sedation), it is administered and monitored by a board certified Anesthesiologist on staff. This way Dr. Hanah Pham can focus on delivering excellent dental treatment and the Anesthesiologist will provide the safest sedation environment possible. The way IV Sedation is administered at this office is above any standards of sedation options you can find. At this office, mainly for safety reasons, IV Sedation is not administered by a dentist or a nurse anesthetist and it is not general anesthesia (general anesthesia requires a breathing tube, a ventilator, and much more drugs used and most need to be administered in a hospital settings). Although, Dr. Hanah Pham is certified to deliver I.V. sedation to patients and is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), she prefers to focus on delivering the best dental care possible during this IV Sedation.

Candidates for sedation dentistry

 

People who have...

= high fear

= traumatic dental experiences

= difficulty getting numb

= a bad gag reflex

= very sensitive teeth

= complex dental problems

= limited time to complete dental care

People who...

= hate needles and shots

= hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care

= are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth

Answers to questions about sedation dentistry

 

Will I feel any pain?

Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

How long will I be relaxing?

Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

The facts of sedation dentistry

 

It Really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.

It Is Safe! You take a small pill at the office for Oral Sedation. If it is IV Sedation, an Anesthesiologist will be present to give you the required medication. You will have little or no memory of the experience. You won't remember any sounds or smells.

You can relax for up to five to six hours. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you relax. People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

Sedation dentistry information

 

You are given a small pill at the office for Oral Sedation. If it is IV sedation, medication will be given by an Anesthesiologist. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive you will be very drowsy.

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable Dr. Pham and the experienced clinical team at Reston Sunrise Dentistry will take care of your dental needs.

When your treatment is completed your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

Baby teeth decayed - Bottle caries

 

Signs and appearance of teeth displaying bottle caries:

= Brown teeth with fragmented edges

= Upper front teeth that break easily

Children who have erupted teeth or are past the age to be weaned are highly susceptible to rotted front teeth when being put to bed with a bottle containing milk, juice or other sugar-containing liquids. There is decreased salivary flow during sleep and clearance of the liquid from the teeth is slowed. Call us at (866) 798-0832 for more details.

The liquid pools around the upper front baby teeth and creates an excellent environment to promote the growth of decay-causing bacteria. Removing the bottle before the first tooth appears and wiping the child's gums and teeth with a soft cloth before being put to bed can help prevent decay.

At 18 months of age, parents should bring their child into Reston Sunrise Dentistry for examination by Dr. Pham and recommend home care.

Dental decay and cavity prevention

 

Fluoride has been a great benefit to patients of all ages in helping prevent dental decay. Regular brushing and flossing lowers the chance of developing "cavities."

At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we know that the most decay-prone areas of teeth are the grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, which require further preventive care.

To prevent decay, a plastic-like coating called a sealant should be painted on the chewing surfaces of all the back teeth. Studies have shown that sealants can reduce tooth decay by as much as 90% to 100% in the Reston area and nation wide.

The American Dental Association recommends, and Dr. Pham agrees, that sealants be placed as soon as the first adult back teeth come in at age 6 or 7. Sealants should continue to be used as each adult back tooth comes into the mouth. All back teeth that need to be sealed are present by age 13. Sealant application is simple, fast, and painless.

Please call Reston Sunrise Dentistry with any questions you may have about the benefits using a sealant in preventing dental decay.

Mouthguards - Uses and types

 

"Dr. Pham, why should you wear a mouthguard?"

While mouthguards are not mandatory equipment in all sports, their worth is indisputable. Mouthguards cushion blows to the face and neck. A mouthguard should be part of every athlete's gear, no matter the sport. Even adults or weekend athletes need to protect their smile and preserve their health.

Do: At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we feel that you should wear a mouthguard at all times when playing sports. Wear a mouthguard custom-fitted by a dentist, especially if you wear bridges or braces.

Don't: Wear removable appliances like retainers when playing sports.

There are two types of mouthguards:

Custom-made: Designed by a dentist and made on a cast of your teeth. These cause very little interference with speaking or breathing. They provide the best protection and fit over braces and fixed bridges. They also cost more.

Ready-made: Purchased at most sporting goods stores. They are the least expensive, the least effective, and least comfortable.

Please call our office at (866) 798-0832 if you would like to "play it safe!" and wear a comfortable mouthguard and protect your teeth.

Prevention of tooth decay

 

Fluoride, in proper dosage, has been shown to significantly reduce dental decay. When fluoridated water has less than the ideal amount or is not available, fluoride supplements are recommended. (A call to your local water district is all that is necessary to determine whether your water has fluoride or not.)

When supplements are needed, the administration of fluoride supplements should begin shortly after birth and continue through the time of eruption of the second permanent molars (approx. 12 years of age).

Regular dental check-ups at Reston Sunrise Dentistry should begin no later than 18 months of age.

If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to contact our office at (866) 798-0832.

Dental implants are a perfect fit

 

If you are missing one or more teeth, you'll want replacements that are as natural as possible. If dentures don't work for you, Dr. Pham may consider dental implants. Unlike dentures, which can be removed, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself.

Generally, Dr. Pham feels you are a good candidate for implants if you have jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissues. When the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant.

With implants, you get a perfect fit, and they will look and feel as good as (or better than!) your original teeth.

The above photo illustrates the technique we often use at Reston Sunrise Dentistry.

Choose dental implants to replace a missing tooth

 

If you are missing one or more teeth, you'll want replacements that are as natural as possible. If dentures don't work for you, Dr. Pham may consider dental implants. Unlike dentures, which can be removed, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself.

Generally, Dr. Pham feels you are a good candidate for implants if you have jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissues. When the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant.

With implants, you get a perfect fit, and they will look and feel as good as (or better than!) your original teeth.

The above photo illustrates the technique we often use at Reston Sunrise Dentistry.

Dental implant FAQs

 

"Dr. Pham, if you have lost a tooth, is it best to replace it with a dental implant?"

Before you decide a course of action, we should consider answering these simple questions:

= What is a dental implant?

= What is the dental implant process like?

= How many dental implants should be placed?

= Who should you see about getting dental implants?

= Are there different types of dental implants?

When you are more knowledgeable about your implant treatment, you will be able to have more input to give us and better your chances of a successful treatment outcome with Reston Sunrise Dentistry.

Dental implants - What are they?

 

A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.

As the body heals for approximately two to six months after the surgery, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called osseointegration.

After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants are the most natural replacement for a missing tooth. For more information call us at (866) 798-0832.

The dental implant process

 

At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history, and a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam should also include specific X-rays.

After assessing the patient, a comprehensive treatment plan can be devised. From that point, implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia.

The length of the healing time is based on the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. After adequate healing is allowed to occur, the implant can be used to support a crown, bridge, or denture.

For more answers about dental implants call us at (866) 798-0832.

Number of dental implants recommended

 

This is a question that should be determined during the treatment plan. A good rule-of-thumb is to place one implant for each tooth replaced.

Other decisive factors for the number of implants needed for success is the quality and quantity of the patient's bone. Equally as important are the existing anatomy of the bone and the financial resources of the patient. (At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we try not to let money get in the way of good dentistry.)

Placing enough implants to restore teeth is vitally important to the long-term success of the restoration. Simply stated, the most costly mistake is to have an implant fail because not enough implants are placed to support the teeth. If the number of implants is limited due to financial constraints of the patient, then the implant treatment should be avoided or the type of restoration must be altered.

For more answers about dental implants call us at (866) 798-0832.

Finding a dental implant dentist

 

When getting dental implants, you should select a dentist or dental team with in-depth knowledge and prior experience with all aspects of the treatment. At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we have this expertise.

It is also important to know that implant treatment consists of two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase.

Traditionally, a dental surgeon, like an oral surgeon or a periodontist, performs the surgical component. A general dentist, or prosthodontist and laboratory technician performs the restorative component. However, as implant dentistry has become more sophisticated, sometimes a dentist who specializes in restorative dentistry conducts the entire procedure.

Call us at (866) 798-0832 for more information about dental implants and if they are right for you.

Types of dental implants

 

Yes, several types are available. The American Dental Association considers both the endosteal and the subperiosteal implants to be acceptable. An important factor for selection is to determine whether your jawbone can adequately support the implant. Most dental implants placed today are endosteal root form fixtures (similar to a man-made tooth root).

Call us at (866) 798-0832 for more information about dental implants and if they are right for you.

Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants

 

"Well, you know Doc, it's just a back tooth. No one will see it so I'll just get rid of it. It's not going to make a difference." Unfortunately we hear this type of comment at Reston Sunrise Dentistry more often than you would think.

The plain truth is that it will make a difference. At Reston Sunrise Dentistry we know the loss of just a single tooth can set a course that can destroy an entire mouth. "Well, if that's true, tell me more. I sure don't want to lose the front ones that I smile with."

Dr. Pham often answers with an explanation that teeth will drift and tip into a space that is created by missing teeth. Just like two gears of a car that are not properly aligned, pretty soon you've got a whole lot of problems.

"Well, I don't like that. What can I do?" If it sounds like I've heard this conversation a few times, you're right. If I'm going to keep a patient happy, I need to provide options at this point.

One of the options we often discuss at Reston Sunrise Dentistry would be a dental implant. This is the replacement of a tooth with a false root that is surgically placed. Dr. Pham then carefully constructs a dental crown to replace the missing tooth, to prevent teeth from shifting and thereby causing further tooth loss.

If you have any questions about missing teeth and possible implant treatment, please call our office at (866) 798-0832.

Technology facts concerning dental implants

 

"Dr. Pham, how long has dental implant technology been available and what is the success rate?"

The technology has been around for decades. In fact, some patients have had dental implants for more than 40 years.

Hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted with more than a 90% success rate. All other metal implants in the body (including hips and knees) are the result of the dental implant technology.

Call us at (866) 798-0832 for more information about dental implants and if they are right for you.

 

 
 
 
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12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ste 330

Reston, VA 20191