What Are Veneers?

By Dr. Nahlah | November 18, 2020

A: Veneers are a very thin layer of porcelain that we bond to the outside tooth surface that makes up your smile. It helps change the color and the shape of your teeth. So, if you have worn down teeth due to age or some other condition, we can get you back to a normal, […]

Are Dental Implants Cost Effective?

By Dr. Nahlah | October 19, 2020

A: Yes they are—dental implants are cost-effective treatments. We are not touching any of the adjacent teeth to do any bridge or root canals on the adjacent teeth. We are replacing only the missing teeth which makes it very cost-effective. Plus, when we are replacing a full arch of teeth, we are replacing them with […]

What Is The Recovery Time For An All On Four?

By Dr. Nahlah | September 14, 2020

A: The patient recovery time is usually immediate and they’re able to go back to their daily life. We do ask the patient not to do any strenuous activities for at least the first 48 hours following surgery. After that period, they can resume their normal work activity levels and gradually resume exercise. Additionally, patients […]

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

By Dr. Nahlah | August 18, 2020

A: Dental implants are made of titanium. Titanium is a very biocompatible material, so the bone integrates with the implant and heals well. We’ve never had any reported cases of rejection of the titanium dental implants in DC due to biocompatibility. Why Is A Healthy Smile Important? What’s the first physical trait you notice about […]

How Long Does An All On Four Last?

By Dr. Nahlah | July 15, 2020

A: All On Four is a procedure that will last many many, years—in most situations, it will last a lifetime. Sometimes, depending on their situation, they may need some maintenance from time to time. But, in general, it lasts for many, many years to a lifetime. All On Four in DC is recognized as the […]

What Is The Process For An All On Four?

By Dr. Nahlah | June 1, 2020

A: The first step is taking a record of the patient’s mouth, taking some pictures of their face so we can start designing their smile. Once we get the smile design and the teeth ready, we schedule them for their transformation day. On their transformation day, they come in the morning, we put them to […]

What Are The Benefits Of An All-on-Four?

By Dr. Nahlah | March 12, 2020

A: The benefits of All-on-Four is the patient gets the experience of having fixed teeth on the same day of the procedure.  So, they will never walk out with dentures or missing teeth in their mouth—we get to restore their smile in the same day.  Plus, these implants are activating the bone of the jaw, […]

Advances in Prosthodontics – New Findings & Best Practices for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

By Dr. Nahlah | October 21, 2019

Advances in Prosthodontics™ New Findings & Best Practices for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Do You have a Patient With Periodontal Disease? Here’s the story of a patient who was referred from another dental professional… If you have a patient with several missing, broken or severely worn teeth – or periodontal disease – they may be […]

Extractions Don’t Have to Be a Pain

By Dr. Nahlah | June 20, 2019

Extractions are necessary for many reasons. By following some simple tips, you can avoid many post-op complications and lessen your healing time to get back to normal as quickly as possible. If a tooth is cracked below the gum, has a root fracture, or is periodontally involved and can’t be saved, an extraction might be […]

When Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good: Calcium-Rich Alternatives for Strong Teeth and Bones

By Dr. Nahlah | June 18, 2019

Calcium is an important mineral essential for the development and maintenance of strong teeth and bones. The FDA recommends getting between 1,000-1,200 mg of calcium every day depending on your age and activity level. In the past, cow’s milk was touted as the be-all and end-all way to get the calcium your body needed. But […]