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Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Vital Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Manassas, VA

Enhance the look of your teeth so you feel confident brandishing a wide, welcoming smile. At Vital Dental Care, the cosmetic and family dentists provide high-quality services that improve the look and function of missing, broken, or painful teeth. If you live in Manassas, Virginia, or the surrounding area of Prince William County, call the office or book a consultation online to learn how you can improve your smile today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of any oral diseases. It also involves treatment of teeth that are decayed, chipped, discolored, or cracked, as well as addressing gaps where teeth are missing. Vital Dental Care offers tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, root canals, dentures, and implants to help you smile again with confidence. Restorative dentistry improves both the function and look of your teeth.  

Who is a candidate for restorative dentistry?

Anyone who desires an improvement in the function and appearance of their teeth may be a candidate for restorative dentistry. If you have missing teeth, restorative dentistry functionally fills the gap with a crown or bridge to prevent changes in your bite that can occur as your teeth shift.

The dentist may also recommend crowns to restore the look of teeth that are oddly shaped or cracked to improve their appearance and health. A crown discourages bacteria from infecting cracks or deep grooves in a compromised tooth.

Is restorative dentistry expensive?

Many options for dental restoration exist, and the dentists discuss your options and the cost. They do their best to preserve your natural teeth first, before considering implants, crowns, or full or partial dentures.

What if I need a tooth extracted?

Tooth extraction is a procedure performed when your tooth is damaged beyond repair or severely decayed and threatening other structures in your mouth. Damaged teeth can cause a tremendous amount of pain, so the dentists make an effort to see you the same day. Once they extract the tooth, they can discuss options to fill the missing space to prevent alterations in your bite and improve the appearance of your smile.

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings offer an alternative to metal fillings because they blend in with the look of your natural teeth. They’re made from resins that match your existing tooth color and act more like your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings use an adhesive bonding, so less of your natural tooth needs to be removed when they’re put in. You’ll get better chewing function and a more natural smile with this restorative procedure.

When you desire a more aesthetically-pleasing and functional smile, visit the providers at Vital Dental Care. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn about options for restoring your smile.