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Ask the Expert: Han & Ahn

What does it mean to be a dental specialist? 
Do you need to see a specialist for cosmetic dentistry?

Not every Northern Virginia cosmetic dentist has the same level of knowledge, experience and training.  You should take care to examine their background and credentials.

After four years of dental school education, they must be accepted in and finish postdoctoral residency at an accredited school in order to become a specialist.  Dr. Han holds both periodontics /implants and fixed prosthodontics certificates.  This means he went through one of the toughest but most comprehensive postdoctoral residencies for cosmetic procedures that one can desire (4 years after dental school).  Every year only very few exceptional doctors are accepted into the program at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the true expert in dental implant surgery and cosmetic procedures that you are searching for.  As assistant professor at UPenn, he teaches future specialists these high level procedures.  I received my orthodontic certificate at UPenn (2 years after dental school) and was named the top orthodontist by the American Association of Orthodontists in 2010.  My extensive knowledge in Invisalign and dedication to personal care make our cosmetic dentistry even more complete and enjoyable.  I serve you as a true expert in your orthodontic treatment.

What sets you apart from other dentists in the field of dentistry?

We are not ordinary dentists but are certified dental specialists who make the one of a kind team for your cosmetic dentistry treatments.  We have both graduated from the top dental school in the nation and specialized in periodontics/implants, prosthodontics and orthodontics.  I focus on minimally invasive cosmetic implant treatments with all necessary adjunctive procedures and am recognized as one of the best prosthodontists known for my personal and detailed approach to cosmetic veneers.  Dr. Ahn confidently creates the ideal and functioning teeth alignment using the latest orthodontic techniques and procedures before patients are getting ready for me.  This is why patients love and trust us for all dental treatments.  We are well experienced, advanced and form a powerful team when it comes down to comprehensive dental care.

Smile Design

Everyone smiles but not everyone enjoys his or her smile.  Making sure that the smile is individualized but pleasing is not simple.  It requires a high level of training and understanding the esthetics of face, tooth shape, shade, gingival (gum) biotype and occlusion (bite).  Dr. Han and Dr. Ahn examine their patients very carefully in these aspects.  They then devise a truly comprehensive treatment plan for each of them.  All orthodontic and surgical implant procedures are reviewed and are simulated in a digital format before they are actually rendered.  All cosmetic procedures are planned and simulated on the diagnostic models.  For individualized result, Dr. Han selects a different master technician to fabricate one’s veneers.  This way, each patient’s desire and need are satisfied.  Although there are several ways to design your smile, it is very important to diagnose the issue properly.  Three dimension radiographs/tomographs like CT scan and cephalometric scan help them properly diagnose the issue. Diagnostic wax models and intra/extraoral photos aid Dr. Han and Dr. Ahn to develop the proper treatment plan before the actual treatment.

Services

  • Dental Implants
  • Teeth in one day with implants (Hybrid prosthesis)
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Cosmetic rehabilitation
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Invisalign

Before and After Photos

Smile Rejuvenation with all implant supported prosthesis in one day:

Before Prosthesis
Before Prosthesis

After Prosthesis
After Prosthesis

After smile rejuvenation with Lithium Disilicate Veneers with minor gingival modification:

Before Veneers
Before Veneers

After Veneers
After Veneers

Implant supported hybrid made of ceramic:

Before Ceramic
Before Ceramic

After Ceramic
After Ceramic

Han & Ahn, DMD PC

Dr. Daniel Han & Dr. Sooyeon Ahn

6845 Elm Street, Suite 450
McLean, VA

(703) 356-7001