April 11, 2018
Whether you have dental phobia, need advanced dentistry services, or struggle with sensitive teeth, gums, and/or gag reflex, you may want to explore your dental sedation options. Many patients worry about the added cost of using sedation dentistry, but most dental practices provide affordable options to ensure you are completely comfortable, during even the most advanced dentistry treatments. Many dentistry offices offer several dental sedation options at various of price points to keep patients comfortable without blowing their budgets.
July 13, 2017
Finding a cosmetic dentist is a little different than finding a general dentist. You’ll need to consider a special set of skills that make specific dentists better suited to creating cosmetic dentistry plans. Before you choose a dentist to transform your smile, read this blog to find out what makes a dentist qualified to provide flawless cosmetic dental care.
November 28, 2016
Do you need to fill a smile gap but are unsure of what replacement option is best? Dr. Wayne Myles frequently advises dental implants in his Reston area practice. Versatile, stable and long-lasting, dental implants are today’s premier dental prosthetics. Learn all about dental implants and what they can do for your smile.
December 3, 2015
If you’re suffering from severely damaged teeth, or dealing with a smile that just hasn’t ever been all that great, you probably need more than one dental treatment to get the look you deserve. But there’s good news — needing a couple of procedures certainly doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a beautiful set of teeth in 2016! As we look forward to the New Year, why don’t you consider a full mouth reconstruction in Reston, VA? Learn more about how you can benefit from this dramatic solution today.
September 1, 2015
Millions of patients every year report skipping or avoiding dentist visits due to dental anxiety or phobia. This is among the most common fears in the US, and luckily, Dr. Wayne Myles and the outstanding Smiles by Myles dentistry team are here to help you learn to love vising the dentist. Our staff is dedicated to providing dental care in an environment free from discomfort and fear. We offer the latest in dental technology and techniques so patients experience the most comfortable, effective treatments, and work to ensure patient comfort from the moment they enter our dental practice. The Smiles by Myles team knows that not every patient is able to overcome dental anxiety even with our helpful staff and relaxing environment. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation to help patients with the most severe dental anxiety relax, and receive the dental treatment they need. Call to find out more about sedation dentistry Northern Virginia residents trust, or to schedule an appointment at our convenient Reston, VA dental practice today.
July 5, 2013
When a person suffers from many serious dental health issues, it will require multiple treatments and involved therapy in order to improve and restore overall dental health. Thankfully this can be achieved quite easily through full mouth reconstruction therapy, which combines a number of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments in order to restore overall dental wellness.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is essentially a combination of multiple dental treatments. They are combined in such a way to address major dental problems first down to minor dental health issues. They are a great option for people suffering from tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and other functional oral health problems.
Each Full Mouth Reconstruction is Customized to the Patient
No two patients are alike, and so no two full mouth reconstructions are identical either. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to overall dental wellness, a cosmetic and restorative dentist will tailor the treatment to meet the needs of the patient. Doing so will ensure that each guest at the practice achieves excellent dental health.
Below are some of the most common and popular full mouth reconstruction treatments.
A common treatment option for cavities and minor amounts of tooth decay, dental fillings are a staple of many dental care treatments and are relatively routine as far as dental restorations go.
Inlays and Onlays
When dental fillings are not enough to restore the tooth structure that's been damaged by decay or injury, inlays and onlays are the next best option. These dental restorations are similar to dental fillings in a number of ways, though they are larger and able to rebuild larger portions of a tooth.
When a tooth has suffered major damage or decay, the best option to save the tooth is to use a dental crown. Dental crowns are caps that fit over the damaged or decayed tooth, providing an aesthetically appealing cap while also restoring bite strength.
When patients are missing a tooth or a few teeth, dental bridges are a good option to consider. These sets of artificial teeth fill the gap left behind by a missing tooth. They are held in place by bracing around adjacent existing teeth.
When you are missing many teeth in a row, you may not have the necessary tooth structure remaining to support a dental bridge. In those cases, dentures will prove more ideal. Dentures are held in place by gripping onto a patient's remaining gumline and jaw structure.
In order to provide the best possible hold of dental bridges and dentures, many patients turn to dental implants. These are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone and gum tissue. When in place, dental implants provide a hold comparable to natural tooth roots.
Periodontal Care and Gum Disease Treatment
The gums are just as important to overall dental health as the teeth. For that reason, gum disease treatment is another common part of full mouth reconstruction therapies. These treatments will seek to get bacterial infection of the gums under control before restoring the gumline itself.
Schedule a Consultation for Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment
For more information about full mouth reconstruction treatment and your many other options for achieving advanced dental wellness, we encourage you to contact our Reston cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and discussing these matters in greater detail.
March 13, 2013
Reston, Northern Virginia – Cosmetic dentist Wayne Myles has announced the completion of a successful sedation dentistry and full mouth reconstruction case for a patient who had gone 10 years without visiting the dentist.
Dr. Wayne Myles and his staff recently received a glowing review from a patient who comfortably underwent a series of dental treatments to restore the health of her mouth, after neglecting dental care for more than 10 years. After this extended period without any dental care, this patient found it difficult to eat and sleep as a result of tooth pain; she was also embarrassed about the appearance of her smile. After making the call to his Northern Virginia cosmetic dentistry practice, Smiles by Myles, this patient was pleasantly surprised to receive a response that was both compassionate and understanding. Instead of the reprimand and judgment that she expected,this patient describes the care she received as being,
“So compassionate and understanding that I could actually feel my racing heart slow down.”
This combination of professionalism and friendliness, combined with the use of sedation dentistry, made it possible for this patient to receive the dental care she needed to improve her oral health and get her life back on track. Her experience with us was far more pleasant than she expected.
“Dr. Myles has been, quite simply, a joy. He is smart, funny, and totally dedicated to being the best in his field…. He made my physical comfort a top priority and thoroughly explained each procedure to maximize my mental well being as well. My anxiety was reduced to (almost) zero throughout the course of an extended dental process because I trusted this team on every level and knew exactly what to expect each step of the way.”
Dr. Myles was able to further alleviate this patient's fears with the use of sedation dentistry. At his Northern Virginia office in Reston, Dr. Myles will prescribe or administer the appropriate dosage of an anti-anxiety or sedation drug to put patients at ease for their dental appointments. These medications are taken at a pre-determined time before the dental appointment begins so patients feel relaxed before and during their appointments. With sedation dentistry, patients are able to reach a state of comfort and relaxation that lasts throughout the dental appointment. Some patients are even able to sleep during their dental treatments. Sedation dentistry may be a good option for patients who have experienced any of the following:
- Fear or anxiety regarding the dentist
- Neglected oral health care as a result of this fear
- Severe gag reflex
- Difficulty responding to local anesthetic
Depending on the severity of these symptoms, Dr. Myles can use sedation dentistry for general dentistry such as basic dental exams and cleanings, or for restorative dentistry procedures such as fillings, dental crowns, and dental bridges.
For the most recent case, the sedation dentistry experience was a complete success.
“I was respected and treated to what I believe is the best care in the area. Did I mention I never experienced any pain? Or had to wait? Unbelievable.”
Dr. Wayne Myles practice, Smiles by Myles, is located at:
11730 Plaza America Dr. #110
Reston, VA 20190
Those interested in learning more about sedation dentistry can contact Dr. Myles practice through his website, or by calling (703) 925-0800.