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If you’re missing teeth or you have teeth that have been damaged due to trauma or decay, then restorative dentistry can help you regain the full function of your teeth. Although everyone wants a beautiful smile, your teeth serve purposes other than aesthetics. They’re the first step in your digestive process and they help to maintain the structural alignment of your jaw and your face. Without teeth, you can develop premature wrinkles and distorted facial features. If you need restorative dentistry, then call us today and let us help you.
What’s Meant by Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings are FDA-approved substances that restore the function of your teeth and protect them from further damage. When you come to our McLean office for a tooth filling, your dentist will remove the damaged part and clean the area, then we’ll fill the tooth. Our most popular materials are amalgam, gold, porcelain, and some others. Your dentist will recommend the type that’s most appropriate for your needs since not all fillings are suitable for all types of teeth. Call our McLean office if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment for a tooth filling.
Why Are Bridges and Crowns Used?
Bridges and crowns are permanently installed dental prosthetic devices that restore full function to your teeth. They’re affixed with high-bond cement, so you don’t need to remove them for maintenance or worry that they’ll fall out. In fact, they can only be removed by a dentist, so they function like your natural teeth. Crowns are often referred to as dental caps because they cap the entire tooth. Bridges are usually comprised of a row of pontic teeth that are flanked by caps that attach to abutment teeth. If abutment teeth aren’t available, then implants can be used. If you need this type of dentistry, then call our McLean office for an appointment.
Where Can I Find a Restorative Dentist?
All dentists are licensed to perform restorative dentistry although not all do. Our McLean office has dentists experienced in providing types of dental procedures, so if you need fillings, crowns or bridges in McLean, then call our office for an appointment.
Can I Afford Restorative Dentistry?
Truthfully, you can’t not afford it. Your teeth serve several functions other than providing a beautiful smile and you’ll have better physical health as well as better oral health when you have a full set of functional teeth. During your initial consultation in our office, we’ll provide you with an estimate of your tooth filling cost, dental bridge cost or dental crown cost, so you’ll know exactly what your financial obligation will be. If you need restorative dentistry but can’t afford it, we’ll work with you to ensure that you receive the treatment you need at a price you can afford. The type of work you need, the materials you need, and your insurance coverage will all impact your final cost, so call us today and let us help you obtain the dental work that you need.
How Many Types of Fillings Do You Offer?
We provide several types of dental fillings, so that we can accommodate the preferences of all of our patients. However, our most popular fillings are an amalgam of metals, gold, porcelain, and tooth-colored composite. Your dentist will recommend the best type of filling for your needs, because not all fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth. If you have questions about tooth fillings, call our McLean office and we’ll be happy to help you.
How Many Types of Crowns for Teeth Do You Offer?
Like fillings, we offer a variety of crowns so that we can accommodate the preferences of all our patients. Our most popular dental crown materials are ceramic, which is usually used for front teeth, and gold, which is usually used for the back teeth.
How Many Types of Dental Bridges Do You Offer?
We offer several types of bridges so that we can accommodate all of our patients’ needs, but the most common types of tooth bridges are traditional and cantilever. A traditional tooth bridge is a row of pontic teeth that’s flanked by crowns that are attached to abutment teeth. If abutment teeth aren’t available, then implants can be used. A cantilever bridge is used when there’s an adjacent tooth on only one end of a bridge, but a cantilever bridge isn’t recommended for molars.
What Will Happen When I Have a Tooth Crown Installed?
When you come to our office for a tooth crown, you’ll need two appointments and three steps. During the first appointment, your dentist will shape the tooth that’s to receive a crown and then take an impression of it. This will be used to fabricate both your temporary and your permanent crowns. We’ll install a temporary crown that will protect the tooth until your permanent crown arrives. When that happens, you’ll return to our McLean office and we’ll place the crown, then adjust it for comfort and fit, and then we’ll secure it using a high-bond cement. Each step will require between 30 and 60 minutes.
What Will Happen When I Have a Tooth Bridge Installed?
When you need a bridge installed, you’ll need two office appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth and then take impressions of them. This will serve as the mold for both your temporary and your permanent bridges. We’ll install the temporary bridge before you leave the office and you’ll wear it until we receive the permanent bridge. When that happens, you’ll return to our McLean office and we’ll install it after we adjust it for fit and comfort.
If you need restorative dental procedures in McLean, then call Silver Line Smiles of Tyson’s Corner at (571) 633-9455 and let us help you. We have an excellent reputation in the local community and we strive to maintain our reputation, so you know you’ll receive the best dental treatment we can provide. Call us today and let’s get started on restoring your beautiful smile.