Should Alexandria Teens Whiten Their Teeth? October 18th, 2013
Getting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen’s priority list. However, you may want to talk with your Alexandria, or Mt. Vernon dentist before buying an at-home tooth whitening product.
As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening should be overseen by a professional. There are a number of factors that can affect results such as an existing crown or teeth that have not yet erupted. Some medical conditions can cause teeth to darken. Your Mt. Vernon dentist can determine if a teen’s tooth stains are a symptom of an underlying condition.
It’s always a good idea to stress prevention over treatments, especially with kids. Make sure your Alexandria teen is practicing proper oral health habits and help them understand that coffee, tea, cola, and energy drinks can stain their teeth. And if they need another reason not to smoke, remind them that tobacco products will destroy their beautiful smile along with their lungs.
If you or any member of your family decides to use an over-the-counter teeth whitener, be sure to follow the instructions exactly as the bleaching agents used can damage your mouth and gums.
We are Drs. Geren & Mady, child-friendly family dentists in Alexandria. Our passion is helping each of our patients achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile, regardless of their age. Our practice, Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, offers the following services:
And more! So, if you are in the Mt. Vernon or Alexandria area and are in need of cosmetic dental care or have a question about affordable smile makeovers, please give us a call at 703-996-4666.
Drs. Geren & Mady
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114
Successful Smiles in Mt. Vernon October 4th, 2013
Mt. Vernon professionals who are happy with the face they present to others have a greater level of confidence. Confident people in turn are more likely to be successful in their business and personal relationships. Simply put; if you feel better, you’ll probably do better!
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, our Alexandria cosmetic dentistry clients experience a significant boost of self-confidence whether they undergo complete smile transformations or a less extensive treatment.
Whether it is attractive or not, your smile is always with you. Every person you meet notices your smile immediately. Even if you never smile because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, your teeth still show every time you talk.
How do you feel about the smile you present to the world? Are you comfortable with the color of your teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth? Do have teeth with chips and cracks?
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, we are dedicated to patient satisfaction. Drs. Geren & Mady have years of experience developing customized treatment plans for creating brilliant symmetrical smiles. We treat patients of all ages in the Mt. Vernon and Alexandria areas. In addition to providing premium aesthetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive family dentistry as well.
If you are not familiar with the latest tooth bleaching techniques, veneers, or adult braces, call 703-996-4666 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Drs. Geren & Mady. We are located at 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114 in Alexandria. You can find more information about our cosmetic dental services at http://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/.
Are you ready to discover what smile satisfaction can do for your self-confidence?
Creating Memorable Smiles at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry September 13th, 2013
Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on esthetics. Alexandria and Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentists perform general dental procedures in addition to providing advanced cosmetic dental treatments. Alexandria cosmetic dentists have specialized training in the latest cosmetic dental procedures and techniques.
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry cosmetic dentists in Alexandria are knowledgeable about the processes used to fabricate crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, braces and dental implants. Advances in ceramic and composite materials have boosted the popularity of Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentistry but these miracle materials are worthless without a skilled cosmetic dentist to incorporate them into a healthy and beautiful smile.
When designing a dental treatment plan for a Alexandria patient, the client’s goals and expectations are discussed. The most skillful cosmetic dentists consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. The Virginia cosmetic dental client’s age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.
If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry at 703-996-4666. We have created memorable smiles for many of your friends and neighbors in the Mt. Vernon area.
Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer? July 19th, 2013
Alexandria cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Mt. Vernon area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.
A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.
Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.
It takes a team of experienced Virginia dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Alexandria dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at James D. Geren, DDS provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.
I am James D. Geren of James D. Geren, DDS. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and stunning. Call 703-996-4666 today!
Why You Need a Genuine Cosmetic Dentist July 5th, 2013
A Mt. Vernon cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many Alexandria general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures in the Mt. Vernon, Virginia area.
In many cases, Alexandria general dentists achieve excellent results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and incredible results. Alexandria cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely beautiful smiles.
You have probably seen attractive front teeth crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.
I am James D. Geren of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. I would love to tell you the specifics about my experience and specific training in the specialty of cosmetic dentistry. I can show you photos of mediocre cosmetic procedures performed by competent general dentists and you can compare them with photos of some of my actual Alexandria cosmetic dentistry patients.
For a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call 703-996-4666 today.
Your Unique Smile – Only Better! June 28th, 2013
Hello Alexandria! If you are unhappy with your smile, it’s time to change that.
I am Dr. James D. Geren. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Alexandria, Virginia since 1983. During my career, I have established a reputation for excellence while providing care for many fantastic Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, and Mt. Vernon residents. Performing extreme smile makeovers makes my profession extremely fulfilling.
When I design a smile, I carefully analyze the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape), and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, each Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry smile design is as unique as you are.
Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are procedures to fix your dental problems and give you a smile that you will be proud to show off.
A smile makeover in Alexandria at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: porcelain veneers, tooth implants, crown lengthening, dental bonding, and teeth bleaching. Of course, just one procedure such as tooth-colored fillings can make a world of difference.
Call Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry at 703-996-4666 today to schedule a smile design consultation.
Have A Large Cavity In Your Tooth? June 21st, 2013
When Dr. Geren or Dr. Mady of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, or Alexandria.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than dental crowns. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Alexandria and Mt. Vernon clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. James D. Geren and Dr. Zeyad Mady have the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of cosmetic dentistry to create an exact match.
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
Call 703-996-4666 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!
5 Smile Makeover Questions For Alexandria June 14th, 2013
If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive restorative dental work, here are five considerations:
All At Once Or Over Time?
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, our Alexandria smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. Dr. James D. Geren or Dr. Zeyad Mady will develop a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation.
Many Alexandria and Mt. Vernon cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Mt. Vernon folks. Some procedures are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many Alexandria residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages. Call us at 703-996-4666 to discuss dental financing options in Alexandria.
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the associated healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.
Call Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry today at 703-996-4666 to schedule a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation.
Is a Perfect Smile Possible In Alexandria? May 3rd, 2013
Are you considering a smile makeover in the Alexandria or Mt. Vernon area? Are you skeptical of promises of a ‘perfect smile’ a ‘celebrity smile’ or ‘a dazzling, youthful smile’? Let’s talk about the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and the results that can be expected.
The application of porcelain veneers at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry can remedy a multitude of aesthetic dental problems and is often a better cosmetic dental solution than dental bonding. Veneers can correct tooth chips, tooth cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While a veneer cannot fix a decayed tooth, it can turn an unsightly tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.
Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some cosmetic dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we only recommend tooth bleaching for clients that are good candidates for the process. If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not improve your smile.
Call 703-996-4666 to schedule a tooth-whitening consultation.
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings, you may be interested in tooth-colored fillings. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without metal, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that? Would you like to bring your smile back to its pre-filling appearance? It is possible with tooth-colored fillings at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry.
These are just a few of the cosmetic dental solutions that create perfect smiles for our Mt. Vernon cosmetic and family dentistry clients. You can see a complete list of our services at http://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/.
Mt. Vernon Wants Silver Screen Smiles April 12th, 2013
With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Mt. Vernon area dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.
Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Alexandria dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.
For missing teeth, most Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.
Porcelain veneers are especially popular in the Mt. Vernon area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Alexandria patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.
Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.
We’re Dr. James D. Geren and Dr. Zeyad Mady, trusted Alexandria dentists. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Alexandria or Mt. Vernon area, we hope you’ll give us a call at 703-996-4666.
We offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, and dental crowns.
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