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Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuing your desired smile improvements may feel like an intimidating goal, but our team at Purple Plum Dentistry wants to help put your mind at ease right away. Below, we’ve compiled several of the questions we receive most often from patients in one convenient location so that it’s easier than ever to find answers. Do you not see the information you want? That’s not a problem either – simply contact our Falls Church, VA location to discuss the matter with us directly.

What exactly is whole-body dentistry?

It’s simple – your mouth is a gateway to the rest of the human body, and research has demonstrated a clear link between oral health and overall health. That’s why Dr. Kiani prioritizes total wellbeing through her treatment recommendations! This whole-body (holistic) approach includes minimally invasive services that preserve natural dental structure whenever possible, biocompatible materials that fit in well with the body’s natural chemistry, and safe, proven technologies.

Why are dental implants the best choice for replacing missing teeth?

Dental implants are the only reconstructive solution that actually rebuilds the ENTIRE natural tooth, including the root that’s typically well-hidden beneath the gum tissue. By recreating the root, the jawbone’s health is preserved and the new “tooth” has the support it needs to flourish, leading to exceptional function, aesthetics, and longevity.

Do I need to see a separate specialist for dental implants?

Not at all – we’ve brought the specialist to you instead. Dr. Prokopets is our talented in-house periodontist, and she and Dr. Kiani will work together throughout the dental implant process so that patients never have to leave our office.

My gums are bleeding when I floss. Should I be worried?

Bleeding of any kind is usually not a good sign. The most likely explanation is that there is a periodontal infection present that needs our attention. If you are noticing blood in your saliva on a regular basis, don’t hesitate to contact Purple Plum Dentistry and schedule a checkup. Our team can assess the health of your gum tissue and recommend therapy as needed to revitalize your smile’s wellbeing.

I want to straighten my smile, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there an alternative?

Yes! Our practice offers Invisalign® Clear Braces, which forego the traditional orthodontic model for a sleeker, more aesthetically friendly approach. Instead of brackets and wires, patients will wear clear aligners that fit comfortably over their teeth and are hardly noticeable in everyday life. This means you can continue to smile confidently while still achieving the dental improvements you’ve always wanted!

I’m not happy with how my smile looks. What are my options?

Cosmetic dentistry is one of Dr. Kiani’s passions, and she looks forward to helping you determine the ideal smile makeover plan for your unique personality, self-image, and personal goals. We offer several services to choose from, including teeth whitening, direct bonding, metal-free restorations, porcelain veneers, and aesthetic gum recontouring.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Of course! Dr. Kiani and her team do their best to accommodate urgent dental injuries and/or pain on the same day as your initial call, whether you are new to Purple Plum or a current patient of record.

Do you take my dental insurance?

We work with most major PPO dental insurance plans! To learn more about your financial options, please visit our new patients page or contact us directly here in Falls Church.