Why Tooth Fillings Are Important

A dental filling is a tooth restorative material used to restore the functionality and morphology of a tampered tooth structure. The loss in tooth structure can occur from number of reasons including decay, trauma or natural shape of tooth structure that compromise hygiene.

Dental Filling
Dental Filling Alexandria Dentist

The dental filling process is an integrated procedure that needs the attention of a qualified dental expert. The decayed and compromised tooth structure is removed and replaced with a filling material.
Studies indicate that most individuals need at least one filling in their lifetime. In as much as dental fillings help in the restoration of a tooth, dental fillings are also crucial because they help in preventing any further decay of the affected teeth. The dentist can apply various measures to help you decide whether you have tooth decay that needs filling. Some of these include observation, use of cavity-detecting dye, X-rays, and Laser fluorescence cavity-detection aids among others.
So what are the different types of dental filling options available?
Various types of Dental Fillings
Presently, dentists approve many materials for use as dental fillings. Some of these include gold, composite resin, ceramic/porcelain and amalgam.


    An amalgam is an alloy of silver, mercury, tin, copper, and to some extent, zinc. Mercury is main reason that these fillings are being discontinued. Though there are no studies that prove any health hazard as concentration is very minimal in amalgam filling but most practices have stopped placing mercury fillings these days.

Gold dental fillings

    Gold is the primary component of this filling. This dental filling contains an average of gold with various other metals like silver and palladium among others. As the name suggests, this is the most expensive option available when it comes to tooth filling. Those individuals who desire to have a corrosion free and tarnish resistant tooth filling should consider to getting gold fillings. Although this filling option is very expensive, it is desirable.

Ceramic tooth fillings

    Also called porcelain fillings, this tooth filling option is not attached to the tooth like composite or amalgam fillings. The material utilized in covering up tooth cavity is made in a laboratory. This being the case, ceramic is often crafted to fit the precise shape of the cavity. The material is 100% identical with the tooth, and therefore blends perfectly. The durability of porcelain makes this filling option last longer as it is cemented onto the tooth. However, one may need to eliminate a greater portion of the healthy tooth before he or she can fill an existing decay using porcelain.

Composite tooth fillers

    This tooth filling option is fast rising to become the best tooth filling option. Especially after medical advancements were made to enhance their appearance and durability. To fit this filling properly, we do not need to scrap off a wide portion of the healthy tooth. Additionally, composite fillings do not darken or corrode as metals do, as it bonds to the tooth. It is also ideal for smaller tooth cavities.

Why People Need Fillings

      • Other than tooth decay, there are many reasons as to why a dentist may find it suitable to apply dental fillings. Decay ( cavity, caries ), fractured tooth, missing tooth structure, deep grooves and sometimes natural shape of tooth are some of the reasons.Some of these often exist because of our daily poor hygienic practices. Fractured tooth may be caused by falling or unexpectedly hitting the tooth on a hard surface. The tooth may also break because of inappropriate use. We do not recommend using your tooth to open things like soda bottles, nail biting or grinding.


Small cavities can be restored with fillings. If tooth cavity or decay is not treated then tooth might need RCT, crown or possible extraction. Cavities should be fixed before they become too big to avoid any complications in future.

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Trouble chewing your food?

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Trouble chewing your food? Get best dental health solutions under one roof

You have to be extra cautious about what to eat and what not when you have dental health problems. It’s not just bad breath but something more serious that can lead to multiple health issues. Not anymore! At Cosmos Smile Dental Center, we provide best dental care to our patients of all ages.

Some of the common dental health care services offered by our best team of dentists are given below:

Teeth Whitening

Primary reasons that cause teeth staining are irregular cleaning, aging, excessive caffeine intake, smoking, and dental plague. But fortunately, there are certain methods to whiten teeth. One of the most common and cost-effective ways of teeth whitening is bleaching. You can take professional help at our clinic for sparkling white teeth. We help you to get the best results at affordable prices.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are caps that are created to fit over damaged, broken or decayed tooth. It protects the remaining tooth from further damage, and helps in saving your tooth after root canal therapy.

Our highly-trained dentists provide you with same day crowning services, using computer-aided technology. It’s a simple process. You can walk in with a decayed tooth, and walk out with a big smile.

A dental bridge is a way to replace one or more adjacent teeth. In this process, your missing teeth are replaced with artificial teeth that are attached to porcelain crowns. In a couple of sittings, our experienced dentists will help in filling gaps between your teeth and get you the perfect smile that you have always wished for.

Premium Dentures

A denture is another way to fill in vacant space created by missing teeth. Our denture experts can fix custom-fit, natural-looking dentures that look and feel like natural teeth when placed onto your jaws. These dental fixtures can bring back your chewing power. However, you need to take good care of your dentures for longevity.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent way of replacing your teeth. In this process, titanium posts are placed in your jawbone to replace teeth that have been missing for years. It is a permanent restoration method to fix a crown, bridge or denture for improving overall oral health for a long term. However, your jawbone’s ability to fuse with titanium post gives this procedure 95 percent success rate. If you’re tired of visiting your dentist every second day, and looking for a permanent solution to bring back your long gone smile, then a dental implant is your best bet.


Cosmos Smile Dental offers different tooth replacement options under one roof. You might find many dentists in your area, but very few offer the best and affordable dental health solutions. We have a team of qualified and AACD accredited cosmetic dentists, who are at the ready to bring back your smile by carrying out successful dental treatments.   

For appointments and inquiries about our veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and other general and pediatric dentistry services, simply call 571-210-4747.  http://cosmosmilesdental.com and https://www.facebook.com/cosmosmiles/



Professional Teeth Whitening in Arlington VA

Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t want to have a great smile with beautiful teeth? At Cosmos Smile Dental we provide Teeth Whitening close to where you live. Our dentists aid you in achieving the look you have always dreamed of. What causes Teeth Staining?
There are various causes of dental discoloration. Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularity, while making regular dental visits teeth discoloration may still occur due to environmental factors.
Over time your teeth may become stained, especially if you consume processed foods regularly. Unnatural foods affect our teeth coloring by stripping them of their natural whiteness.
Below, here we’ll share with you the harmful things in our food and environment that cause the discoloration of your teeth.
Surface or internal stains/discoloration causes:
Extensive use of dark-colored beverages such as__ drinking cola, red wine, coffee, tea and also pigment colored food or fruits such as blueberries, cherry etc
Smoking or using tobacco
Trauma is basically a physical condition but also causes yellowish, brownish and grayish color of stains
Aging process
Extensive use of Tetracycline used in childhood
Fluoride ingesting in body extensively
Accumulation of dental plaque
Irregular cleaning

Most of us are guilty of having teeth discoloration occur due to one of the reasons mentioned above. But the good news is that there are some precautions you can take to prevent this from happening, these are:

Cut-Off harmful Foods: First of all, we’ve got to cut-off or avoid these foods as much as possible. Reduce the intake of coffee, sodas, processed foods, and drinks. Don’t smoke and reduce the intake of red wine or any pigment colored beverage.

Swirl Water Regularly: If you have consumed the harmful food, use a glass of water to swirl in your mouth regularly. This process is very helpful in order to avoid stains or acids damaging your teeth or causing discoloring.

Proper Dental Care: Proper consultation with your dentist can prevent you to face such problems and will help you to have healthy teeth for a lifetime. So brush your teeth with toothpaste and floss twice a day.

Teeth Whitening: Fortunately, there are many ways to teeth whitening from cheapest to high paid level. Bleaching teeth is a process can be done at home and by implementing our tips to prevent teeth discoloration. However, professional whitening with a laser treatment only can only be done at the dental clinic. So, before adopting any procedure you must know a little bit about our technique.

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Dental Implants Surgery

Dental implant is a artificial titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone and beneath the gum line to replace the tooth. A dental implant is a perfect treatment for those who have missing tooth from birth,broken tooth/teeth, lost tooth, missing tooth due to injury and some other diseases. Also Implants are permanent solution to loose fitting dentures. Basically you can get a strong tooth with metal root in case of missing a natural tooth for any reason.

Types of Dental implants:

There are many types of dental implants but two basic ones are:

  • Endosteal_ is placed into Jaw bone and one of the most common one in Modern Dentistry. It is like a small long cylinder or screw made up of Titanium. Other common types rarely used in dentistry these days are the blades and plates.
  • Subperiosteal_ is the secondary type of implanting treatment placed on the jawbone. This treatment consists of a metal framework to hold the upper side of jawbone but under the gum tissue to place prosthetic tooth. For patients where bone is thin or weak or medical condition leading to failure of Endosteal implants. So if you are the candidate with less height/thin/soft jawbone then the subperiosteal procedure is good for you.

Candidacy for dental implants:

Perfectly healthy oral cavity and healthy Individual is best for success of Implants. Oral health is most important in dental implanting because if you have periodontal diseases you are not the perfect candidate for dental implanting as you need adequate jawbone, healthy gum tissues to support implants. Patients with uncontrolled Diabetes, smokers are poor candidates for Implant placement and future success.

Cosmo Smile Dental Dentists are not only specialists but also ideal experts having special training, knowledge and facilities that you need. We are low cost competitive on Dental implants, state of the art Dental Clinic specializing in providing quality dental implants.

Dental implants procedure:

  • Evaluation of dental implanting _ in the first step, we will evaluate you to see if you are the right candidate for implanting or not because the good jawbone and clear periodontal gums are perfectly suitable for dental implanting but if you are not right one we will evaluate other treatment options so you should consult with us further like placing a bone graft to support implants in jawbone that is ultimately needed for the implanting process.
  • Implant inserting_ the second step is your Dentist will place dental implants in your jawbone. On the missing tooth, they will place a thin titanium rod beneath your gum line to attach with jawbone for processing. They will ask you to come after some passage of time when the titanium rod will fuse in the jawbone.

Note: In Aesthetic zone (visible area ) temporary crown will be placed on Implant to take the proper time to fuse into your jawbone for goodly fixing dental implants permanently.

  • Restoration of dental implants_ Lastly, the Dentist will place permanent crowns after evaluating if the titanium rod fused to the jawbone and temporary crown is not irritating the patient’s gum with pressure.

How long will a dental implant last?

A successful Implant will last you lifetime. Unlike teeth that are attached to tissue and muscles, Implants are attached to bone , a process called ankylosis. If proper oral hygiene is maintained Implants success rate is above 95-96%. Choose Cosmo Smiles Dental for success of Implant procedure.

Loose Dentures

People who have lost their teeth for any reason and are wearing dentures , it can be very uncomfortable. Who likes loose fitting dentures especially lower dentures. Good news is There is a solution to that. Implants placed along with dentures enhances stability of dentures and can turn out to be very Comfortable. You can enjoy eating, drinking, going out with friends without hesitation , improvement of life . You can enjoy simple pleasures of Life again. They say you LOOSE YOUR TEETH AND YOU LOOSE YOUR TASTE. But with good fitting dentures and getting rid and fixing of Loose fitting dentures, you get your Taste back as you enjoy your food again. Do not wait if you are suffering from Loose dentures, call Today to make an appointment.

Hybrid dentures/ All on 4

if you loose your multiple teeth or all your teeth and do not want dentures but something permanent that is Fixed, Hybrid dentures or Bridge is a Solution. 4 or more Implants are placed in Each Jaw to support Fixed bridge and that is Permanent. No need to get dentures out at night or to use Adhesive. You get strong, permanent dentition back without any worries and get years younger with Nice smile. Call today to Find out more about that

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Dental Cosmetics

Dr. Ajinder Kaur D.D.S.
Cosmo Smiles Dental

Techniques consist of a wide array of tools and cost effective. Nowadays cosmetic dentistry has gone more popular than ever before that is offering various treatments to enhance dental appearance and smile by whitening, reshaping, bonding, filling gaps, replacing missing teeth.
Before deciding about any procedure you should know some benefits, risks, cost and home maintenance procedures and the most of all you have to to know the traits to find a skilled or experienced cosmetic dentist. Because dentistry procedure related to your most sensitive part of body ‘the mouth’ so if you go through any cheap or untrained dentist your dental health and appearance are at risk, so go through some precautions and advice before initializing your Cosmetic Dentistry.

Benefits of cosmetic dentistry
The benefits of cosmetic dentistry will vary slightly depending on several procedures for dental appearance or enhancing teeth beauty. No matter what procedure you have chosen results are great with experienced dentists.

Treatment Traits:

    Teeth whitening
    Inserting porcelain veneers
    Dental bonding
    Gum contouring
    Smile makeover

Correction of several dental flaws:

Versatility is the biggest benefit of dental flaws, you can conceal or correct numerous dental flaws consisting of tooth decay, gum diseases, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, stain removal, reshaping, resizing and correction of discoloration of teeth.

Helpful procedures to prevent from future dental flaws:

You can prevent your teeth from having any sort of decay or damages due to already taken dental treatments. Take precautions, use proper OH, maintain regular cleaning and post maintenance visits recommended by your dentist.

Cosmetic dentistry boosts confidence to look younger:
Two main things to do in order to look younger than your age.

1. Natural aging process can be the cause of discoloration of your teeth. Often even by doing regular care of teeth, we find our teeth turning yellow, it’s the aging process to discolor your teeth so by the whitening treatment you can get a beautiful white appearance.

2. Dental erosion is also an aging effect therefore by adopting cosmetic treatment you can prevent from this flaw too.

Risks of cosmetic dentistry
Every effective thing has their risks too, so the better maintenance and good precautions can avoid these risks:

  • If you have a habit of grinding your teeth while sleeping or clinching during day time, it might damage your veneers covering your front teeth. It is very important to get a good night guard to protect veneers. Please discuss your options with your dentist.
  • Placing veneers improves the color of your teeth, so it’s necessarily important to whiten your adjacent, remaining teeth to match veneers according to their color.
  • Repairing is not possible if you have veneer treatment, you will repeat the procedure again even in the condition of little chips. Veneer can be bonded /cemented back again if comes out.

For more information, consult with our best Cosmetic Dentistry Northern Virginia dentists by calling 571-210-4747.  http://cosmosmilesdental.com and https://www.facebook.com/cosmosmiles/