Rebuilding Tysons Corner Smiles with Restorative Dentistry
Nearly everyone experiences some kind of dental problem over the course of their lives. If you’re suffering from oral pain or damage, don’t let it linger - contact Dr. Neil Flenniken and Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken here at Monarch Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. We offer a wide variety of restorative services that can treat decayed teeth, lost teeth, and virtually any issue in-between. Our office is located in Vienna, VA, and we also welcome new patients from Arcola, Mclean, Tysons Corner, Washington, D.C., and beyond.
Traditional Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crown and bridge treatment can be used to effectively rebuild damaged or missing teeth in a variety of cases, including structural injuries, severe decay, and even purely aesthetic concerns.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been used to replace teeth for hundreds of years, and today, our team still offers them as a convenient and affordable restorative solution.
A filling is a material that helps restore the normal function and integrity of a tooth that’s been damaged by tooth decay. When placing a filling, we’ll begin by getting rid of the tooth decay and cleaning the affected area. In the next step, the sanitized cavity is filled with the restorative material. Fillings not only restore a damaged tooth, but also help control further decay by sealing off any cracks where bacteria can enter.
Types of Tooth Fillings
A variety of filling materials are available today, including porcelain, plastic, silver, and even gold. Our dentists will help you decide which material is ideal for you based on multiple factors, including on the degree of restoration, where the filling is required in your mouth, and cost. Below is the brief explanation of each kind of filling material.
- Porcelain fillings, also used in inlays and onlays, are custom-made in a dental lab, which the dentist then bonds to the tooth. Porcelain fillings can be matched closely to the natural tooth color. They are durable, strong, and resistant to wear.
- Composite resins are also custom-made to precisely match the color of your existing teeth in order to deliver a more natural look. As they are not too strong, composite resins are not suitable for large fillings. Composite resins are also vulnerable to stains from tea, coffee or tobacco.
- Silver (amalgam) fillings are an inexpensive choice and very resistant to wear. Because of their dark color, however, they are easily noticeable when compared to composite and porcelain restorations and are not advisable for fillings in visible areas like front teeth.
- Gold fillings are made-to-order in a dental lab and then firmly cemented into place. Despite being the most expensive restoration material, many consider it as an excellent choice. Gold fillings are tolerated well by gum tissues.