At its core, restorative dentistry aims to restore, repair, and regain.
When patients experience tooth damage of any sort, it can lead to a more complex dental issue. Repairing damage and equipping patients with the knowledge needed to maintain a healthy smile is imperative to the condition of their long term dental health.
With restorative dental care, we focus on helping our patients regain full function of their smile. The teeth serve many purposes, all of which are important. Healthy, functional teeth allow you to speak, chew, and laugh confidently. When you don’t address damaged or missing teeth, it can cause disharmony between the jaw, teeth, joints, and muscles. When all the parts of the mouth are not working in harmony, you are more likely to experience tooth damage and tooth loss.
Repairing damage and regaining full function of your teeth are all important parts of restoring your dental health and improving your overall quality of life. Herndon, VA restorative dentist Dr. Mark Jefferies offers advanced restorative dental care to address damaged and missing teeth. As a Dawson Academy trained dentist, Dr. Jefferies has the knowledge and expertise needed to diagnose and treat complex dental concerns and bite problems. If you are dealing with a complex bite disorder, TMJ, or other advanced issues, we can work with you to alleviate your symptoms and restore health and function to your smile. Our team delivers personalized care to help you get one step closer to a more functional and stable smile.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Herndon, VA
A missing tooth can affect your speech, bite, and chewing function. When it comes to replacing missing teeth it is important to explore all of your options. Our office offers a full range of tooth replacement options for patients missing one or more teeth. Dr. Jefferies will perform a complete dental evaluation and discuss your goals, dental history, and medical history.
It can be challenging to determine what to do after you’ve lost a tooth. Dr. Jefferies and our dental team can help you find the best solution for your smile. There are several tooth replacement options to choose from. Our team will recommend the most appropriate solution for your cosmetic goals, dental needs, and budget.
- Dental Implant: If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants are a viable solution to address your needs. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. They are used to support a bridge, denture, or dental crown. Patients choose implants because they offer a stable, long-lasting solution for lost teeth.
- Dental Bridge: A bridge can replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Traditionally, a bridge is secured using two adjacent teeth. Although a traditional bridge can be a great option for lost teeth, an implant secured bridge offers several advantages over a traditional bridge. An implant secured bridge does not need to rely on neighboring teeth, which helps protect more of the natural tooth structure.
- Dentures: If you are missing all of your teeth or a full arch of teeth, dentures and partials can restore your smile. For a more stable, comfortable solution for tooth loss, we may recommend implant secured dentures. Implant secured dentures allow you to eat and speak without worry of slippage.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
Tooth damage can be the result of poor oral hygiene, gum disease, bite disorders, or trauma. Understanding the root cause of your tooth damage can help us create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. We take a comprehensive approach to addressing tooth damage. This allows our team to treat tooth damage as well as prevent further damage. After a thorough evaluation, we may recommend one or more of the following solutions to treat damaged teeth.
Repairing damaged teeth is only one part of improving your smile. We take a comprehensive approach to your restorative dental care, including looking for any underlying dental problems and taking the necessary steps to prevent further damage to your teeth. For instance, if your tooth damage is the result of teeth grinding or clenching, we may also rccomend a custom fit mouth guard to reduce your risk of worn, chipped or cracked teeth. By taking this approach to your care, we are able to provide predictable, effective, and long lasting results.
Schedule An Appointment To Restore Your Smile
Dr. Jefferies is a trusted dentist in Herndon, VA. If you would like to discuss your treatment options for missing teeth, tooth repair, and any restorative concerns, visit our dental practice. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 570-1152 or request an appointment online.