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Dr. Dan Ashouripour, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Dan Ashouripour is a Dentist practicing in Ashburn, VA. Dr. Ashouripour specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Dan Ashouripour, DDS
  • Ashburn, VA
  • Accepting new patients

What happens if you get a cavity under a filling?

Depending on the size, if left untreated, it can end up growing larger and hit the nerve and end up with a root canal.  

Can tartar buildup on dentures?

Yes, absolutely. 

How many implants are needed for full mouth?

This is difficult question to answer as patients differ and this depends on many factors: age, occlusion, quality and amount and health of the bone. In general terms, there is READ MORE
This is difficult question to answer as patients differ and this depends on many factors: age, occlusion, quality and amount and health of the bone. In general terms, there is a procedure called all on 4. Four implants and a bar are screwed in, in simple terms, over the denture that gets screwed in. 

How can I make my bone graft heal faster?

There is not much you can do, only keep it clean and be patient and let it heal. Typical time is 4 months. 

Can dental bonding fix crooked teeth?

In most cases, no. If there is a small space or a minor issue, bonding can only help for a short period of time as it stains over time. To correctly resolve crowding, orthodontic READ MORE
In most cases, no. If there is a small space or a minor issue, bonding can only help for a short period of time as it stains over time. To correctly resolve crowding, orthodontic treatment is always recommended.

Are there any side effects of dentures?

Dentures are the last resort to teeth replacement. Once you lose your teeth, the surrounding area and bone undergoes a change called resorption, or, in a simple view, you lose READ MORE
Dentures are the last resort to teeth replacement. Once you lose your teeth, the surrounding area and bone undergoes a change called resorption, or, in a simple view, you lose bone and start the shrinkage process so dentures should be looked at as the last option. 

Are crowns or veneers better for front teeth?

There is an indication for either one of them as only your doctor can determine in general veneers are more conservative, but in some cases, they won't work due to variety of reason READ MORE
There is an indication for either one of them as only your doctor can determine in general veneers are more conservative, but in some cases, they won't work due to variety of reason that should be determined by your doctor. 

Can dental bonding fix gaps?

It all depends on what you call Gaps ! That is if the distance is a minor area it can be camouflaged by small bonding however if there is an underlying issue such as bone loss READ MORE
It all depends on what you call Gaps ! That is if the distance is a minor area it can be camouflaged by small bonding however if there is an underlying issue such as bone loss that gad created this distance placing bonding could potentially create more issues and now loss . Please consult With your Doctor for the best solution to have Favorable results.

How often should I do scaling?

You have to have indications for scaling; unless you have periodontal issues, you don’t need it.

How do you use a dental scaler to remove tartar?

The use of a dental scaler takes many, many years of training and correct angulation with the right set of scaler for the specific tooth. Each tooth has its own anatomical scaler READ MORE
The use of a dental scaler takes many, many years of training and correct angulation with the right set of scaler for the specific tooth. Each tooth has its own anatomical scaler and even with that one needs a skilled provider to do it.  

How do I know if my dental implant is healing correctly?

You will know as it will start getting loose and move and create discomfort .

Can a crown be replaced with another crown?

Yes. We do that all the time. 

How can I straighten my teeth with implants?

You can't straighten the teeth with implants unless all your teeth are extracted, which is never recommended nor done. The solution, if your teeth are healthy and sound, is Orthodontic READ MORE
You can't straighten the teeth with implants unless all your teeth are extracted, which is never recommended nor done. The solution, if your teeth are healthy and sound, is Orthodontic treatment.

What's the difference between porcelain and zirconia crowns?

They are 2 different materials widely used in dentistry. They both have indications and when used in treatments they are indicated, they last for a long time. 

What to do if a piece of tooth breaks off?

It must be examined by a professional dentist before you lose the tooth.