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Your D.C. & McLean Dentists for Patient-First Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Gary Kaihara, Dr. Benjamin Watkins, and Dr. Dan Pinto of Smiles International are committed to earning your trust. Caring for you drives our patient-first approach to dentistry in D.C. and McLean. Our facilities and our approach to each procedure are designed for you and your family’s lifetime of dental health, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and prosthetic tooth replacement with implant teeth, dentures, partials and dental bridges. Our cosmetic dental care renovates your smile with solutions for chipped teeth, crooked teeth and discolored teeth, including...
Answering this question is our guest Rick Bishop, a Certified Dental Technician Specializing in Dental Ceramics.
"It's a big advantage to have the lab in the office. I can go see the patient to do more than just pick a simple shade. I look at all aspects of the patient's natural teeth which in turn makes the final crown match that tooth. This personalized service that this office provides is key to the crowns success. Whether it's one tooth or many.
Working as a team and the great relationship that the lab and the Drs have, makes it possible for us to meet the patients expectations.
Do my teeth move? Absolutely, they can move anytime in any direction.
With orthodontics, we control how they move. Here are some reasons why they move on their own:
Here are some of the consequences:
Here are the remedies:
In our practice, we like to be proactive, advising patients to take care of issues before they require aggressive remedies.
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A 71 year old woman from Seattle told the docs that her formerly lovely smile didn't show her teeth anymore. She asked them what she should discuss with her dentist.
Without pictures, here are causes of a tired looking older smile
The docs advise that she discuss the following with her dentist
See you on the next episode. Send us your questions!
Can My Teeth Be Too White?
Everyone desires a whiter smile, but is there a such thing as "too white?" In this video, Doctors Ben & Gary not only answer this FAQ but dive right into the discussion of the different methods to whitening your teeth.
The Doctors elaborate on how achieving that much sought after "Hollywood Smile" is more than just having whiter teeth but more so having natural looking teeth.
Drs. Ben and Gary place emphasis on the common goal here at Smiles International. They suggest that your newly restored smile should compliment the patient in such a way that people think their teeth have been untouched - rather than warranting responses like "Hey, your veneers look great!"
The Doctors consistently aim to produce brilliant restorations that...
In this episode, the doctors discuss the diagnosis and repair of cracked and broken teeth.
A cracked tooth is where a tooth has incompletely splintered but no part of the tooth has yet broken off. Cracks may not be visible.
A broken tooth is where a portion of the tooth has chipped off.
There are several steps in the evaluation of cracked and broken teeth -
The restoration of cracked or broken teeth depends on the extent of the damage -
Th doctors always try to save the damaged tooth. If the crack or fracture damage goes below...
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