Restorative Dentistry In Arlington, Virginia
Our practice strongly believes in comprehensive treatment. Our goal is to restore your mouth to optimum health so that you enjoy dental health for the rest of your life (not just the next six months or year). We believe that excellent oral health allows you to enjoy a healthier emotional and physical state of well being.
Restorative dentistry takes on many forms. We elect to restore each tooth with the most conservative yet, proactive approach that is scientifically available. The most common types of restorative dentistry include:
Crowns are coverings that are placed over the majority of the tooth to restore its full functioning. Crowns can be made with many materials (porcelain, porcelain over metal, or gold) in restorative dentistry. Various teeth on the same patient can require different materials.
Veneers: Porcelain veneers are one of the most aesthetically pleasing restorations used in creating a more beautiful smile through restorative dentistry. Veneers consist of thin shells made from porcelain, which are custom-fitted and then bonded to the tooth (they can be thought of as similar to an “artificial fingernail”). Veneers can be made of various types of porcelain, which are all dependent upon the thickness required. Lumineers, for instance, (a brand of thin veneers) require very little preparation.
The most important element of veneers is that they appear natural and, patients enjoy the benefits of this restorative dentistry modality whether for improved health and/or esthetics for many years.
Under Composite Veneers: Composite veneers are faster than porcelain veneers to place because of the lack of lab fabrication time. They can be set and fixed within one visit and cost less money. In fact, the composite resin used will expand and contract with natural fluctuations in tooth size, which, combined with the additional volume the resin takes up, makes it the perfect choice for repairing fractured teeth.
Our ultimate goal through restorative dentistry is to care for your Mouth, Mind, and Body. We are located in Arlington, VA close to Rosslyn, Lyon Park, Fort Myer, Cherrydale and Virginia Square. Call us at 703-525-5901 to schedule a consultation.