Dr. Pooya Aflatooni has been a resident of Virginia for the last fifteen years. He graduated with suma cum lauda honors from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science and was inducted to Tau Sigma honor society. Dr. Aflatooni successfully attended dental school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry (VCU School of Dentistry).
He has been practicing the full scope of dentistry for adults and children throughout his successful career.
Dr. Aflatooni has devoted his professional career to all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, with special interest in placement of dental implants, Clear Orthodontic therapy, surgical extraction, and bone graft. He highly believes in customized individual treatment plan and strong doctor-patient relationships and communication.
Dr. Aflatooni is also a talent in his own right when it comes to cosmetic dentistry ( click the ‘before & after’ tab on the website to check out the pictures of some of his patients). Dr. Aflatooni is amongst a select group of dentists in Northern Virginia who specializes in both general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Aflatooni Aflatooni is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and Virginia Dental Association (VDA).
Dental implants are the most commonly used treatment option these days while replacing the missing natural teeth with the best possible results. Dental implant is placed within the jaw bone and it functions as an artificial root. After its healing it is loaded with the abutment and an artificial crown.
Other than tooth replacement, the most important reason for implant placement is preservation of the underlying bone. Whenever a tooth falls off or extracted, the bone in its vicinitystarts resorbing as it is not in function. The progressive resorption ofthe bone reduces its height. This becomes even more significant in multiple teeth loss. Extra-orally, the facial structure and muscles gets collapsed giving older appearance. Dental implants placement preserves the resorption further or rather slow down the process. Along with artificial crown placement, it can even restore the missing gum portion providing the proper contours in the cheek area.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that fully covers the entire visible portion of a tooth lying at and above the gum line. Its purpose is to strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance by restoring its shape and size. Your dental crown is customized according to your exact specifications in terms of shape, size, color, and fit..
Root canal is the treatment of choice due to different clinical reasons, but there are also numerous practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice. Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, give you the full freedom to continue eating the foods you love. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment has shown a very long lifespan.