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Dental Emergency? Call Your Dentist!

May 2, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 3:19 pm

A woman in pain. 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. read more

Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals

April 25, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 4:10 pm

Woman hiding her smile.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. read more

Living With Crooked Teeth? Here’s a Fast Alternative to Braces!

April 14, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 11:27 pm

Smiling woman in dental chair.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. read more

6 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist

March 15, 2018

Filed under: Blog — tntdental @ 4:43 am

Woman with a beautiful smile.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. read more

Are You Having a Dental Emergency? Here’s What You Should Do

March 5, 2018

Filed under: Blog — tntdental @ 4:36 am

Man experiencing dental pain.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.

Reston Teeth Whitening is One of the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

February 22, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 3:37 pm

A beautiful smile.If you’ve found yourself feeling self-conscious about your smile, or hiding it when you meet someone new, it may be time for a smile upgrade. Depending on your needs, there are a lot of great cosmetic options for enhancing your teeth. Reston teeth whitening, for example, is a fast and cost-effective way to make a huge impact on your smile, and it can even be completed from the comfort of your own home. Here are some other popular options for cosmetic dental procedures.

Tooth Colored Fillings read more

Your Herndon Dentist Offers an Excellent New Patient Special!

January 30, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 5:39 pm

Smiling woman in dental chair. Are you tired of being rushed through your dental visits? Do you have to get to know someone new every time you visit your dentist? Are you often referred to other practices for certain procedures? If you’re sick of being just another number at your current dental office, and you’re ready to start building a relationship with a dentist who has your best interest at heart, you need to hear about the new patient special that your Herndon dentist is offering!

Here’s the Deal

Dr. Sonia Dilolli is offering patients who are new to her practice a $99 special. This includes: read more

What is All-on-4?

January 20, 2018

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 5:29 pm

A happy senior couple.Living with multiple compromised teeth can be frustrating and devastating. Your nutrition suffers because you aren’t able to properly chew the healthy foods you once enjoyed. Your self esteem suffers because you feel embarrassed about talking or smiling because of your smile. At this point, your situation can start to feel hopeless. However, you should know that there are solutions, and implant retained dentures in Herndon may be exactly what you need.

What are Implant Retained Dentures?

In many cases, dental implants can be used to support a denture. This process is known as “All-on-4” because it only takes 4 small implants to support a denture that can restore an entire arch of teeth. After 4 implants are strategically placed into your jawbone, your dentist will customize a denture that will attach to the implants, holding it securely in place. read more

Your Cosmetic Dentist in Reston Accepts PPO Insurance

December 30, 2017

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 5:35 pm

Woman with beautiful smile in the dental chair.With 2018 right around the corner this might be the year to focus on your smile! Your smile makes an impact and a first impression on everyone you meet. What is yours saying about you? Are you smiling with confidence, or hiding your teeth when you meet someone new? If you’re ready to make some improvements to your teeth, you’re in luck because your cosmetic dentist in Reston is accepting most major PPO insurance plans and is in network with Delta Dental. Here are some of the cosmetic services that may benefit you. read more

Are You Tired of Your Gap? Here Are Some Options to Enhance Your Smile

December 20, 2017

Filed under: Blog — SoniaD @ 5:00 pm

Man hiding his smile.You used to think the gap in between your front teeth was cool. It made you stand out in photos and you felt unique. But lately you’ve been hiding your smile in photos, and you find yourself feeling more and more self conscious about the space between your teeth. The good news is that your cosmetic dentist in Reston has solutions and you may be surprised to learn that you have choices!


Invisalign is an innovative form of orthodontic treatment that can align your teeth with clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Aligners are a comfortable and discreet alternative to braces. read more

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