Cosmetic services and family dentistry under one roof in Arlington, VA

At Columbia Pike Family Dentistry, we understand how busy families in Arlington, VA are. We know that you don’t have time in your schedule for unnecessary extra appointments. We also know that you want nothing but the best for your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive range of top quality dental services for patients of all ages.

Putting big smiles on little faces

When it comes to treating children, making oral health fun is serious business. We work to educate children about good hygiene, nutrition, and healthy habits without boring, frightening, or intimidating them. Early dental care can lay the foundation for a person’s lifetime oral health. Unpleasant experiences in childhood can contribute to dental phobia in adulthood. On the other hand, positive experiences and an understanding of oral health can help establish good habits for life.

Customized care for everyone

Every person is unique, with individual dental needs. Factors that affect your oral health and dental care include:

  • Age – Every stage of life brings unique challenges, from early oral development to the increased risk of gum disease in mature adults.
  • Disease – Diabetes, HIV, chronic dry mouth, and many other health conditions have an impact on your oral health. Extra dental cleanings, special mouth rinses, nutritional guidance, and other measures may be needed to avoid cavities and gum disease.
  • Medication – Certain prescriptions increase a person’s susceptibility to infection or decay, and some medicines cause dry mouth as a side effect.
  • Mobility – Injuries or health conditions such as severe arthritis can make simple tasks like brushing and flossing nearly impossible. We can recommend appropriate techniques, and helpful tools to make this process easier. We may also recommend more frequent dental cleanings.
  • Esthetics – We perform all dental procedures with an artistic flair for a natural looking result. We also offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, so that you can truly love your smile. Cosmetic work is highly personalized, because each person has a unique concept of ideal beauty.
  • Lifestyle – We strive to schedule appointments at your convenience, and help you develop an oral hygiene routine that works for you.

Call 571-312-4111 and schedule an appointment at Columbia Pike Family Dentistry today.

Making cavities disappear with Cosmetic Fillings in Arlington

Tooth decay is a progressive problem. Once you have a cavity, it will keep growing until it is treated. For many years, the only solution available to most people was unsightly metal fillings. Today, we have a beautiful, healthy, natural-looking alternative to silver fillings. Cosmetic fillings can be color matched to the surrounding tooth enamel, so that no one will ever notice you had a cavity.

The differences in filling materials
Traditional fillings are made of a metal alloy (amalgam), which certainly does not resemble tooth enamel. At Columbia Pike Family Dentistry, we offer cosmetic fillings using advanced composite resin. It differs from old-style silver filling material in many ways:

  • Color matching – The resin base is naturally white, and it is tinted for a precise match with the surrounding tooth enamel. A properly applied composite filling is indiscernible, leaving your tooth looking beautiful and natural.
  • Tooth preparation – Amalgam does not bond with the tooth. Therefore, the dentist must enlarge and shape the cavity, so that the filling flares outward inside of the tooth, keeping it in place. Resin actually forms a strong bond with the tooth and it can accommodate any shape of cavity. Therefore, only the diseased part of the tooth is removed, and the healthy portion is left intact.
  • Thermal expansion – The design of a metal filling essentially traps it in the tooth, which is effective for keeping it in place. However, it has no expansion room when it is heated. This can cause undue stress on the surrounding tooth structure when eating or drinking something hot, risking tooth fracture. Composite fillings are as gentle on your teeth as they are beautiful.
  • Technical skill – Dr. Goel and Dr. Kohli have extensive training and experience in working with composite resin and other cosmetic materials. This type of filling is especially technique sensitive and therefore challenging for less skilled professionals.

Your smile is a work of art, and it should be restored with the same care and attention to detail as one would give to the restoration of a priceless painting. If you have cavities, turn to the dental artisans at Columbia Pike Family Dentistry in Arlington. Call 571-312-4111 and schedule your appointment today.