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If trauma or disease has damaged or destroyed one or more of your teeth, then both your physical health and your oral health may have been adversely affected. Restorative dentistry can help you regain both the aesthetics and the functionality of your teeth, and it can boost your self-confidence as well. The skilled providers at our McLean office provide restorative dentistry services, so let us help you regain your beautiful smile and your self-esteem. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What’s the Purpose of Dental Fillings?
A tooth filling can repair a damaged tooth and restore both its function and its appearance. When you come to our McLean office for a filling, your dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth and then clean the area. We’ll fill the cavity with a material of your choice and your tooth will be restored to pain-free function. Not all types of fillings are suitable for all types of teeth, so your dentist will recommend the best type for your situation.
What’s the Purpose of a Tooth Crown or a Bridge?
A crown is used when the cavity or damage is too extensive to accommodate a filling. Also called dental caps because they cap the entire teeth, crowns are permanently attached to your teeth by a high-bond adhesive and they don’t require special maintenance. A bridge is a row of pontic teeth that has a crown at either end, and it’s attached to abutment teeth and secures the bridge. If abutment teeth aren’t available, then an implant can be used. If you need crowns for teeth or a bridge, call our McLean office for an appointment.
Where Can I Get Restorative Dentistry Procedures?
All general dentists can provide restorative dentistry, although not all of them do. We’re skilled in the provision of these types of dental procedures, so if you need bridges, crowns or fillings in the McLean area, then give us a call.
What’s the Cost of Restorative Dentistry Procedures?
The cost of each procedure is unique to the patient and yours will be unique to you. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with an estimate of your dental bridge cost, dental crown cost or tooth filling cost. If you can’t afford the procedures that you need, we’ll work with you to provide affordable financing or affordable payments, so call us to schedule your consultation.
What Type of Tooth Filling Do I Need?
Fillings are available in a variety of materials, but the most common are an amalgam, gold, porcelain or tooth-colored composite. Your dentist will recommend the type that’s best for your situation since not all fillings are suitable for all types of teeth.
What Type of Crown Do I Need?
Like fillings, crowns are available in several different materials. Usually, ceramic is used for the front teeth and gold or an amalgam is used for the back teeth, but your dentist will advise you of the best type for your needs during your consultation in our McLean office, so call us today to make an appointment.
What Type of Dental Bridge Do I Need?
Although we provide several different types of dental bridges, the most common are a traditional bridge and a cantilever bridge. A traditional bridge is comprised of a row of pontic teeth with a crown at each end, which is anchored to an abutment tooth. If abutment teeth aren’t available, an implant will suffice. A cantilever bridge is used when an abutment tooth isn’t available on one side, but they’re not recommended for back teeth.
What Happens When I Get a Crown Placed?
You’ll need two appointments to have a tooth crown installed and it involves three steps. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the affected tooth and shape it, then we’ll take an impression of it, which will be used to fabricate both the temporary and the permanent crown. We’ll install the temporary crown and you’ll wear it until we receive your permanent crown. When it arrives, you’ll return and we’ll adjust it so that it fits well and is comfortable, and then we’ll permanently place it using a high-bond adhesive. Each step takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Call our McLean office to schedule an appointment or for more information.
What Happens When I Get a Tooth Bridge Installed?
When you get a tooth bridge installed in our McLean office, you’ll need two office visits. During your first visit, we’ll prepare the abutment teeth and take impressions of the area, which will be the model for both the permanent and the temporary crowns. We’ll install the temporary and you’ll wear it until your permanent appliance arrives. When we receive it, you’ll return to our office and we’ll adjust it for comfort and fit, and then we’ll permanently install it using a high-bond adhesive.
If you need restorative dentistry in the McLean area, then call Silver Line Smiles of Tyson’s Corner at (571) 351-5626 for an appointment. We strive to maintain our excellent reputation in the local community, so you know you’ll be provided comprehensive services from a dentist you can trust. Call us today to regain your smile and your self-confidence.