Dental Implants In Mt. Vernon January 4th, 2013
The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Mt. Vernon area people who are missing teeth are dental implants.
A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most Mt. Vernon implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.
Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. James D. Geren can determine if you do.
Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Mt. Vernon area people of all ages. Dr. Geren provides comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry for every member of the family.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. James Geren during your cosmetic dental consultation.
James D. Geren, DDS is located at 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114, Alexandria VA. Call 703-996-4666 to schedule an implant consultation.
Attention Mt. Vernon: Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose Teeth December 14th, 2012
While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Mt. Vernon dental patients, they are not problem free. Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.
Of course bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Mt. Vernon cosmetic dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.
That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most Mt. Vernon people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.
A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.
A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Mt. Vernon. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.
Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.
Dental implants have a far better track record in than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Mt. Vernon folks.
If you currently have a dental bridge, you might consider permanently replacing it with a dental implant before the adjacent teeth are threatened with decay.
At James D. Geren, DDS, dental implants can replace one or more teeth and can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, I invite you to call James D. Geren, DDS at 703-996-4666. I am Dr. James D. Geren. Call today to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation. A beautiful new smile can be yours with dental implants.
James D. Geren, DDS
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Alexandria December 7th, 2012
Each separate cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedure performed in Alexandria can address a specific dental problem. For example, a porcelain veneer can perfect the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.
Some Alexandria dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.
What is the difference between tooth whitening and bleaching? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.
Some Alexandria smiles have been gleaming for years by regular whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to your Alexandria dentist once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)
We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. They are available right here in the Alexandria area. Dr. James D. Geren has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.
Schedule a consultation at James D. Geren, DDS to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. Our phone number is 703-996-4666.
Missing Teeth In Alexandria? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles November 30th, 2012
If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our cosmetic dental team at James D. Geren, DDS can help you find the restorative dentistry procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.
A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. Our James D. Geren, DDS dental lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive, healthy teeth.
If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.
Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many Alexandria dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.
Another alternative for Alexandria people with missing teeth is to receive dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all Alexandria cosmetic dentistry patients are good candidates for implants. Call James D. Geren, DDS at 703-996-4666 for a dental implant consultation.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.
The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is being used successfully by many Alexandria dentists. It is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.
Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!
To learn more or to ask about dental financing options, contact our Alexandria office today!
Dr. James Geren
James D. Geren, DDS
At James D. Geren, DDS, we provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, and dental crowns.
This Is The Year For A New Smile! June 29th, 2012
Hello, I’m Dr. James Geren. Welcome to my Mt. Vernon family dentistry blog.
Because my chosen profession is cosmetic dentistry, I create total smile makeovers for my clients.
If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. We have dedicated our professional lives to creating perfect smiles. If you are not satisfied with your smile, or are embarrassed by the condition of your teeth, we hope you will call to schedule a consultation. Our phone number is 703-996-4666.
The truth is: you don’t have to go through life with an unattractive smile.
When I talk to a valued Mt. Vernon area patient who trusted me with their smile makeover earlier in my career, it is gratifying to see that their teeth still look terrific.
Because the art and science of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures advance with the speed of technology, the smile makeovers I perform now are even quicker and easier. The materials for fillings, crowns, veneers, and dental implants are incredibly strong, translucent, and beautiful in every way.
There are few investments in life that bring daily appreciation like cosmetic dentistry.
To book a cosmetic dental consultation today, call 703-996-4666 or visit http://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/about-us/. James D. Geren, DDS is located at 8101 Hinson Farm Road Suite 114, Alexandria, VA 22306.
We offer the full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures. You can read more about our smile makeovers and general dentistry procedures at http://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/.
Make this year special with a beautiful new smile!
What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You? May 18th, 2012
When you meet someone in Mt. Vernon who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?
Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.
Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:
I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”
A missing tooth can be a big deal.
Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are one of the procedures we routinely perform at James D. Geren, DDS to help our Mt. Vernon clients regain the beautiful smile they once had. Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.
Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Mt. Vernon clients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Mt. Vernon that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call James D. Geren, DDS at 703-996-4666 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry.
-Dr. James Geren, DDS
Are you a busy Alexandria resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? My name is Dr. James D. Geren and my staff and I at James D. Geren, DDS believe finding the time to restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth is the most important thing you can do with your time.
You may think that hiding your smile as you zip around Alexandria running errands or dropping kids off will make your cosmetic dental problems disappear. Think again. At James D. Geren, DDS we have been treating the residents of Alexandria since 1983 and have seen the results of neglected teeth and gums. Don’t let your smile deteriorate any longer, call me today at 703-996-4666 to begin restoring your smile.
One of our specialties at James D. Geren, DDS in Alexandria is dental implants. Whether you have damaged or lost your tooth due to injury or gum disease, we have custom treatment plans to restore it. Our happy Alexandria dental implant patients have discovered that implants look and feel like their own teeth.
Dental implants are great for producing a foundation for dentures, supporting a bridge, or replacing a damaged tooth without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Since dental implants interface into the anatomy of your jaw they help reduce bone loss and gum recession.
My staff and I at James D. Geren, DDS would love to have a consultation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Your smile is our number one priority, make it yours as well and you will be healthier and happier.
We provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, TMJ treatment and dental implants.
Full Mouth Reconstruction in Mt. Vernon February 10th, 2012
Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.
You have probably heard around Mt. Vernon about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used in Mt. Vernon for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for dental crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!
Every Mt. Vernon smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:
‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old Mt. Vernon patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.
To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns.
The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures! Afraid of the dentist? Ask us about sedation dentistry.
James D. Geren, DDS
Tooth Restoration in Alexandria October 7th, 2011
At James D. Geren, DDS Family Dentistry in Alexandria, we use a variety of techniques to restore damaged teeth. Most Alexandria dental clients are familiar with tooth colored fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations’ because they are applied to the tooth, shaped and polished in one visit.
Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restorations’ and is fabricated in an Alexandria dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.
When a tooth needs more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. At James D. Geren, DDS in Alexandria, we create strong, natural-looking dental crowns from a variety of materials.
What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of functional replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option.
Call 703-996-4666 to learn about the restorative dentistry options available. We have been improving smiles for Alexandria patients for over 20 years.
Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems, or natural wear; Dr. James D. Geren will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. James D. Geren, DDS is conveniently located at 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114 in Alexandria. We provide quality cosmetic dental care for Alexandria families.
Dr. James D. Geren
James D. Geren, DDS
Tooth-Colored Fillings in Mt. Vernon July 15th, 2011
Hello! Welcome to the James D. Geren, DDS blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.
My name is James D. Geren, DDS. I have been practicing dentistry in Alexandria for many years. James D. Geren, DDS is a full-service dental office located at 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114 in Alexandria. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for clients in the Mt. Vernon area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.
When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a restorative dentistry procedure is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.
If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible tooth colored fillings. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the ‘metal’.
Another reason some Annandale and Washington DC clients have had their old fillings replaced is because they are concerned about the possible heavy metal toxicity of the mercury in the silver.
If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call us at 703-996-4666 to schedule a consultation. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Mt. Vernon cosmetic dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.
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