Dr. Badawy loves being a dentist. He appreciates that dentistry incorporates both art and science and that each smile is unique, and each patient has different desires, goals, and circumstances. He especially appreciates the opportunity to help people in his community while enjoying a variety of challenges. “It’s never boring, and it allows me to impact patients’ lives positively and create healthy and beautiful smiles.”
Dr. Badawy parents taught him the value of compassion and doing well by the people who entrust us with their health. He lost his sister to lupus when she was just 19, and that inspired him. It’s a cause that’s close to his heart.
- Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Top Invisalign Dentist 2019
- Virginia Dental Association’s 40 under 40
- 2018 Top Dentist, Coastal Virginia Magazine
Dr. Tarek Badawy recently received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. This award recognizes the commitment to excellence in dental education. The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining knowledgeable and current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Dr. Badawy completed 500 hours of continuing dental education with the AGD.
As a recipient of this award, Dr. Badawy is joining an elite group of dental professionals who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
- My favorite sports team is Liverpool FC. (Go Reds!)
- My favorite sports are swimming, tennis and soccer!
- I used to study political science.
When someone experiences the permanent loss of a tooth, it brings with it a myriad of emotions. Sometimes the loss is a direct result of poor oral hygiene, but teeth can also be lost because of a physical injury, poor genetic oral health, and even just general age. Unfortunately, losing a tooth has numerous adverse effects.
When someone is missing teeth, their jawbone begins to weaken, and they might experience facial collapse. There is also an emotional toll, as patients often feel like those around them are judging them for having a missing tooth. This leads to poor self-confidence and even withdrawal from normal social behaviors.
At WestLake Dental Care in Sterling, we care about our patients and want to help. This is why we currently offer dental implants as a potential solution.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth that is installed directly through the gums and into the jawbone, creating a permanent solution to tooth loss. The implant is composed of a root and a crown. The root is made of titanium or similar metal and is the part that rests in the jawbone. It is durable and sturdy, designed to withstand the rigors of chewing, speaking, and biting. The crown is made of porcelain or precious metal fused to porcelain.
What Are the Benefits?
Dental implants are designed to have all of the functions of a healthy tooth. The porcelain is durable and doesn’t succumb to plaque or tooth decay, meaning patients don’t need to worry about infection. The material is not prone to chipping or cracking, and all patients need to do to care for the implant is brush and floss regularly.
In terms of personal wellbeing, WestLake Dental Care in Sterling enjoys using implants because they have a positive effect on self-confidence and esteem. The implant can complete a smile, encouraging patients to actively engage in social behaviors like eating, chewing, smiling, and talking with others. We care about our patient’s mental health as well as physical health and want to provide the solutions necessary to recover from permanent tooth loss.