General Dentistry in Tyson’s Corner
General and Restorative Dentistry
Like many things, prevention is the key to your dental health so you don’t need a tooth replacement. We continue to learn more about the link between poor dental care and serious health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Good dental care isn’t just important for healthy teeth and gums. It is important to your overall health and well-being.
We encourage our patients’ participation in their dental care by getting a dental cleaning. Another way our dental office helps you is to use tiny intraoral cameras to let you see images of your teeth and any problems such as plaque or tiny cracks at the same time we do.
Our restorations are metal-free and we use only the most current materials and technology to place:
- Tooth-colored fillings that are healthier for your teeth
- Porcelain inlays and onlays for more extensive restorations
- Metal-free crowns and bridges
Why Metal-Free is Important
Metal amalgam has been the standard for filling cavities since the mid-1800s; however, the body absorbs the mercury contained in amalgam fillings. Even though the amount of mercury is very small, it is still toxic and a risk to your health. If you currently have metal fillings, we can replace them for you, including porcelain inlays and onlays if you need more extensive restoration. Call us at 703-356-9700 to become a patient at our Tyson’s Corner pediatric dentist office.