Wouldn’t it be great to work with a dentist who you know is committed to continuing education and providing the highest level of service and care possible for their patients? Patients of Virginia Dentistry By Design can enjoy these benefits because Dr. Sonia Dilolli was recently awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). What does it mean to earn a fellowship? What are the requirements for this prestigious award? Read on to learn more about how Dr. Dilolli, your dentist in Reston, earned this honor.
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July 24, 2018
July 9, 2018
While we would like to think that they’re permanent, most dental restorations do have a life span, and it is likely they will break down at some point. The good news is that your emergency dentist in Reston can easily replace your broken or lost filling and restore your smile once again. There are also some steps you can take to prolong the life of your dental restorations, so read on to learn more.
If Your Restoration Breaks or Falls Out
If you have metal or amalgam silver fillings, it is natural for them to break down over time because metal expands and contracts with the temperature changes in your mouth. This causes your filling to separate from your tooth and often bacteria gets in that causes decay under the filling. If you notice that your tooth is looking darker or gray in color, your restoration may be broken down and it’s a good time to contact your dentist for an examination.
June 21, 2018
Your smile says a lot about you! Did you know that’s it’s one of the first features people notice when they meet you? Is your smile giving the right impression, or do you find yourself hiding it when you meet someone new? If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, a smile makeover may be the solution and your cosmetic dentist in Reston can help.
What is a Smile Makeover?
Because every patient is unique, their needs differ greatly when it comes to their smile and oral health. This is also true of their cosmetic needs. Some patients may suffer from wear and tear over the years that has caused chipping or fractures, while others may need better alignment for their teeth. This is why each smile makeover treatment is tailored to the patients’ individual needs.
June 19, 2018
Straightening your teeth is an exciting time, and you will love your new smile when you’re done with orthodontic treatment! If you are wearing traditional braces, they may cause discomfort or even come off of your tooth from time to time resulting in a minor orthodontic emergency. There are also some rare circumstances when you may encounter an acute orthodontic emergency that requires immediate attention. The good news is that Dr. Sonia Dilolli, your dentist in Reston, is well equipped to handle either type of emergency since she offers comprehensive orthodontics at her practice. Here’s what you should know about handling orthodontic emergencies.
May 10, 2018
When you meet someone new, do you give them a big smile? Or do you tend to smile with your lips closed tightly? If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you may tend to hide your smile, which might make you seem unapproachable. Even small chips on your teeth can diminish your smile and make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent solutions for enhancing your teeth, and porcelain veneers in Reston may be an excellent option for you. Here is everything you should know in order to decide if dental veneers are right for you.
May 2, 2018
When your tooth gets knocked out during the company soft ball game, your first instinct might be to head to the emergency room. However, in order to have the best chance of saving your tooth, the ER is not the place you should go. Your dentist in Herndon is the first place you should call for a dental emergency, and here’s why.
Why You Shouldn’t go to the ER
The emergency room is helpful in a lot of situations, unfortunately dentistry is not one of them. The ER is not equipped to perform the necessary treatment that can preserve or remove a tooth.
April 25, 2018
It finally happened. You were told you need a root canal, and you’re not sure which is worse, the sensitivity in your tooth or the anticipation of the procedure. What do you need to know about root canals? And how should you care for your tooth afterwards? Your dentist in Reston has the answers, and you might be surprised to learn that a root canal may not be as bad as you think it is.
Why do I need a Root Canal?
A root canal is recommended for teeth that have been fractured, cracked, or decayed beyond what a dental filling can repair. The good news is that it will preserve your natural tooth structure, but the bad news is that your tooth will not be as strong as it once was before your root canal. This is why your dentist will restore your tooth with a permanent crown or filling after it heals from root canal therapy.
April 14, 2018
When your teeth are misaligned, it diminishes your smile and takes a toll on your confidence. However, many people live with crooked teeth because the idea of wearing metal braces for many months or years does not appeal to them. If this is how you feel, your cosmetic dentist in Reston has other solutions that can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile in a matter of weeks!
A Faster Alternative
Believe it or not, porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic option that can help with slight misalignment issues, and they can typically be completed in a couple of appointments over 2 to 4 weeks.
March 15, 2018
It’s an exciting time when you decide you’d like to change the appearance of your smile! It may also feel a little scary because you’re not sure who you can trust to help you achieve your desired results, and what treatment they will recommend. It’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with a few prospective dentists to determine who is the right fit for your needs. You can arrive to your consultation armed with questions that will give you a feel for each dentist, and here are a few ideas to get you started.
March 5, 2018
Emergency situations are stressful, and when it’s a dental problem it can be even more frightening if there is blood or tooth knocked out. The first thing to do is to remain calm because your emergency dentist in Reston is here to help. Here are some helpful tips on handling common dental emergencies until you can get to your dentist so you don’t feel so overwhelmed.