General & Cosmetic Dentist Leesburg VA
Lansdowne Dental Care "We Change Lives By Creating Beautiful Smiles"
Award Winning Cosmetic Dental Services
Lansdowne Dental Care is conveniently located in Leesburg, Virginia, where we offer a wide variety of family, cosmetic, and state-of-the-art laser dentistry services to meet your every need. As the first dental facility in Northern Virginia to offer laser dentistry, Lansdowne Dental Care stays on the cutting edge of the newest dental technologies to ensure your comfort, convenience, and health.
Our talented team of dedicated and experienced professionals recognize the unique smile portfolio of each patient. We work diligently to help you achieve a smile that is true to you and makes you feel confident! Customer service is paramount to us, and we treat every patient like a member of our family.
A dental bridge is a way to bridge a gap in your teeth. Dental bridges are good for keeping your bite from shifting into being uncomfortable and avoiding having a lot of discomfort in general. Our dentists can guide you through the whole process of custom dental bridges that will bring back your best smile.
Sometimes a tooth is severely damaged, to the point where a mere filling is simply not enough. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Dental crowns are custom, specially designed porcelain, gold or metal alloy crowns that can extend your tooth, and bring it back to the correct shape to chew and smile wonderfully. Your mouth will feel like its own self again.
Dental implants can turn a gap between your teeth into a gorgeous, extremely sturdy new tooth that works just as well as the original did. Our dentist will begin by inserting a titanium post into your jawbone and will follow up later with a custom made, titanium tooth that will look and perform amazingly for life. A titanium post acts like an artificial tooth root that bonded with your natural bone. It becomes a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
Total Mouth Disinfection
Our patients with active periodontal disease are placed into our program of non-surgical periodontal therapies. Pocket measurements are done at each visit, and the condition of the gum tissue itself is assessed. Ultrasonic instrumentation, hand instrumentation and use of antibacterial medications are used at each visit. Six weeks after completion of therapy, each pocket is re-measured. If all pockets are four millimeters or less, the patient will return to maintenance at intervals that are appropriate. If only a few areas are still showing signs of active disease, the use of chemotherapeutics such as atridox or arestin may be prescribed. We will also determine if medium to high risk patients should be considered for the use of Periostat, the state of the art enzyme suppression therapy that stops periodontal bone loss in many cases. In the small percentage of patients that do not respond to the many therapies available in our program, a referral to our periodontist is then indicated. This closely monitored program has been a key to success in the periodontal care of many of our patients.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. Complete dentures replace all teeth and removable partial dentures replace some teeth. By matching each individual’s unique smile and bite, dentures can improve facial appearance and self-confidence. Dentures may also improve speech problems caused by missing teeth and will improve chewing. Dentures allow you to restore your smile in a way that is durable but replaceable and have the feeling of a full set of teeth and gums once again. Our dentists will measure your mouth, determine what your denture needs are, and then custom build your set. Your smile and your bite will be rejuvenated once again.
When bacteria, decay, injury or something else is too extreme for even a root canal and crown to fix, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary. This is a drastic procedure and not to be taken lightly. However, often removing one tooth can save the rest of your mouth and improve your overall oral health. Talk to one of our dentists about your options first.
It is natural for many people to be somewhat nervous when it comes to seeing the dentist. This can lead to avoiding dental checkups, which can be detrimental to your smile. Getting into family dentistry helps you stick with regular dental checkups, as well as helping the rest of your family maintain great dental health and lovely smiles. We provide a full service health care provider capable of handling all your dental care needs under one roof. From baby to grandparent and all ages between, we can take care of all your needs and your entire family at our location.
Sometimes, the same bacteria that creates cavities can become worse. When it enters the pulp or inner nerves of your tooth, it requires more aggressive treatment. An endodontic treatment saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when its pulp (the soft inner tissue inside a tooth's root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth abscess (infection) results. Endodontic treatment is also known as a "root canal."
As time goes on, the processes of wear and tear, staining and discoloration happen to teeth. However, this natural process can be reversed relatively easily. Cosmetic dentistry is the all-encompassing term that describes tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other procedures that make your teeth look their best.
When your teeth develop small chips and cracks in them, dental bonding may be just what you need. Direct composite bonding is used to recreate a smile in an additive manner, where little or no tooth reduction is needed. Dental bonding provides patients with cosmetic benefits. Bonding can repair a broken or chipped tooth or close gaps between teeth without the need for lengthy orthodontic treatments. Our dentists can use dental bonding to improve the appearance of your smile in just one visit to the dentist office. Using a resin material that goes on as a gel and hardens under a special light, this is one of the fastest ways to transform your smile. Strengthening your smile can also help it look amazing once again.
Dental bonding is a comparable alternative to dental veneers and ideal for young patients looking for a less permanent option for improving the aesthetics of their smile. Dental bonding is typically more cost-effective than dental veneers for patients looking to treat cosmetic concerns on a budget. Dental bonding requires less tooth enamel removal than porcelain veneers. Dental bonding allows patients to revisit their cosmetic concern at a later date when they are ready for a permanent dental veneer.
Invisalign is a treatment plan that reshapes your smile from its base. Using a clear appliance that resembles a mouth guard, your teeth are slowly moved in the same way as braces. Invisalign looks better than braces due to being clear, and you can take off to brush, floss or eat. Braces without the metal commitment.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Our dentists will start with a smile analysis to determine what steps are necessary to achieve the smile you desire. In addition, we may create a diagnostic mock-up that will allow you to “try on” veneers and other procedures to see if the final result is actually what you’re looking for. Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems.
Having a brilliantly white smile is a cornerstone of looking your best. When you have a great smile, you can smile confidently and frequently. Our dentists will help you have your whitest and brightest smile with teeth whitening. This process is painless, simple and can change the entire look of your smile and face in a short period of time.
Our dentists will work with you to build a cosmetic treatment plan that will effectively address your dental concern and meet your cosmetic goals. Professional teeth whitening offers highly effective and safe results. Professional teeth whitening gels are designed to minimize side effects like tooth sensitivity often associated with over-the-counter whitening products.
Children's Airway Health
Dr. Tracey Nguyen is one of the dental experts of the Sleep and Airway group, which addresses specific issues of breathing and the form and function of the upper airway that affect your total health and wellness. It is documented that mildest form of Sleep Disorder Breathing, SNORING impairs neurobehavioral development! Based on the wellness model, our team of highly trained and experienced medical and dental professionals, will evaluate your body as a whole, treat the underlying causes, restore your body’s optimal breathing and sleep habits, improve your overall health and elevate your quality of life.
Children's airway health is crucial because a child's development can be hindered by poor quality sleep or a lack of air during the night. By treating this problem early on, your child will have the best chance of getting a great start to their lifelong health. Anatomic features of the immature airway, age-related developmental issues, and general health susceptibilities lead to increased risk for severe airway restriction in pediatric patients.
It is essential to get your children started on a lifelong path of excellent oral health. One of the best ways to do this is through regular dental checkups. Children's dentistry makes the process of going to the dentist pleasant and keeps brushing and flossing fun activities that will become healthy habits for life.
Injured gums and broken teeth happen, and they do not have time to wait for an appointment to see your dentist for a checkup. When something occurs, it is essential to get in quickly, in order to minimize the long-term damage. Our dentists are often available for dental emergencies, so your mouth can stay healthy even when accidents happen.
Using a special laser, our dental team can perform many different procedures without anesthesia. The laser is able to “blast away” decay, without causing painful or damaging heat buildup. Our dental lasers remove very precise amounts of tooth, without damaging or cracking the rest of the tooth! And because it is so precise, you will rarely need anesthetic!
As well, the high-speed water and laser combination does not arouse nervousness. This is a comfortable way to have even otherwise complicated procedures done easily.
It is easy to skip a dental visit if you are concerned that something might be wrong. After all, some dental tools can look downright intimidating. Luckily, now there is sedation dentistry.
Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed for you under intravenous sedation, if you so desire. Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” (twilight sedation) is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep – a “twilight sleep”.
If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your, IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by a certified dental anesthesiologist along with our dentists, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.
Many dental issues come about when you grind or clench your teeth. This is officially called bruxism, and it can cause bone loss, pain and even wear away your teeth. Our dentists can help you with custom fitted night guards that will protect your teeth. This type of oral appliance can also reduce morning pain from bruxism.
The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws. Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the underlying causes of crooked teeth and uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth. Myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been practiced by Orthodontists and Dentists around the world for over 50 years. This is done through the use of a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
A myobrace is a type of orthodontia that can stop a lot of problems before they become bad. By intercepting bad habits early on, your child's facial development can progress as it is supposed to. This is an early and non-invasive form of orthodontia that may prevent having to have Invisalign or braces later on in life.
Sleep Disordered Breathing Obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea can both cause poor sleep, as well as other health disorders. Our doctors work closely with your sleep physician on managing your sleep disordered symptoms. Dr. Tracey Nguyen founded the Sleep and Airway Group. The Sleep & Airway Group provides comprehensive sleep and airway care for your entire family.
Together, the providers within the sleep and airway group work in collaboration to provide services to people of all ages suffering from sleep disorders.
From preventative solutions, to complete reversal of sleep disorders, The Sleep & Airway Group providers are here to help you.
Our dentists go further than tending to your teeth and gums, being able to identify as well as work to treat both types of sleep apnea. In some cases, an oral device can be used to prevent obstruction. In other cases, we can refer you to better sleep specialists with numerous treatment options.
During your dental evaluation, we may reveal a dental issue that may be triggered by a compromised airway. This dysfunction is magnified when you go to sleep. Many patients present with this dental condition. As one might expect, the treatment is not the same for every patient. It must be tailored for your particular needs. We must test different control strategies using temporary appliances to find the one that is right for you. That is why we have recommended a systematic procedure designed to alleviate your dental problem by improving your ability to breathe more efficiently during sleep.
Oral appliances may be helpful in the treatment of snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and sleep apnea. Oral appliances are designed to assist breathing by increasing the volume of your oral cavity and/or keeping the jaw and tongue forward, thereby opening the airway space in the throat.
TMJ & TMD
In some cases, head and neck pain can come from TMJ or TMD. While finding the cause of these problems can be challenging, our dentists are up to helping you identify and eliminate these problems. By treating the issues of your muscles and joints, you can live without these pains, including eliminating bruxism.
A dental crack can begin small and quickly progress into a serious structural issue with your tooth. Dental fillings are a good way to prevent a crack from getting any broader or more profound, which can prevent significant infections that can spread. Our dentists can quickly treat cracks and chips, restoring your tooth's strength.