At our Vienna dental office, we provide comprehensive restorative services to help patients regain their healthy smiles. Restorative dental treatments are dental services that help refresh the look, feel, and function of your smile. Dr. Matthew Gerald works with local surgeons to help provide many types of restorations to his patients.
For example, he will use a trusted oral surgeon to surgically insert implant posts into the jawbone for dental implants and implant-secured restorations. Patients with severe gum disease may require a periodontist to remove infected gum tissue, so we help you decide which one is best for your needs.
Dr. Gerald is a SPEAR-trained dentist that specializes in treating patients with TMJ disorders. He thoroughly checks the temporomandibular joint and the form of the bite in order to properly diagnose and treat patients. With his expertise in the temporomandibular joint as well as continuing education, Dr. Gerald aims to provide thorough restorative options.
Restorative Dentistry in Vienna, VA
We provide restorative dental care to replace missing teeth, remove gum infections, relieve jaw pain, and more. The following are the restorative services that we offer in our Vienna dental office.
A dental bridge restores consecutive missing teeth. Fixed bridges are the best option for patients with missing teeth. Your dentist can secure them using dental implants or crown-capped teeth. When securing a bridge using dental implants, bridges offer a more stable and long-lasting result. To learn about our dental bridge services, see Dental bridge.
Our dental crowns are porcelain ceramic, which the dentist can color-match to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Porcelain ceramic also provides strength for weakened or worn teeth. Patients with damaged or stained teeth also benefit from crowns. To learn about getting a dental crown at our office, see Dental crown.
Tooth implants are single dental prosthetics that can replace one or many missing teeth. An oral surgeon surgically places them in your jawbone. They also blend in with the natural smile because your dentist caps them off with porcelain ceramic dental crowns. Implants are a versatile restoration that can also support bridges and dentures. To learn more about our dental implant services, see Dental implants.
Full and Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures benefit patients with rows or arches of missing teeth. Traditional removable dentures require messy adhesives and can slip around the mouth. Our modern implant-secured dentures retain the bite function and feel like natural teeth. To learn more about replacing your teeth using dentures, see Dentures and Partials.
Temporomandibular joint disorders cause jaw and facial pain and may lead to tooth damage. Any misalignment in the jaw or the bite can increase patients’ risk of developing a TMJ disorder. For patients who clench their jaw and grind their teeth as a result of a TMJ disorder, we recommend oral appliances which can protect the teeth and alleviate jaw pain. To learn more about our TMJ therapy services, see TMJ treatment.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the effect of a buildup of bacteria on and around the gums. We can reverse mild to moderate cases of gum inflammation with antibacterial rinses as well as scaling and root planing. We may refer patients with severe periodontal concerns to local oral surgeons. To learn how we can help you treat gum disease at our dental office, see Periodontal disease treatment.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Our experienced dental care team will help you restore your oral health and achieve the best treatment results. Learn more about the details of our restorative dental treatments with the following questions and answers.
Why are my teeth chipped and cracked?
A variety of factors can cause chipped and cracked teeth including poor dental hygiene, trauma, grinding or clenching your teeth, and certain medical conditions. Dental injuries, TMJ, and bruxism can also chip and crack your tooth enamel. Many patients with TMJ may not realize that they have it as they unconsciously exert jaw pressure and grind their teeth when they are sleeping. We can treat TMJ and provide veneers, tooth bonding, and crowns to address the damage.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent restorations. This is because they are strong titanium posts that fuse with the jawbone. We ensure that implants do not fail by checking for signs of infection before implant treatment. You need healthy gums and bone tissue for implants to last a lifetime.
Does insurance cover the costs of restorative dental care?
Insurance coverage for restorative dental care can vary depending on the type of plan you have and what services it covers. In general, most insurance plans will cover basic preventive care such as cleanings and checkups, but may not cover more extensive treatments such as dental implants or dentures. It’s important to check with your dental insurance provider before beginning any restorative dental procedures to check what costs they can cover.
Contact Our Dental Office
At our Vienna dental office, we provide comprehensive restorative services to help patients regain their healthy smiles. Call Dr. Gerald for restorative care today at (703) 721-4796. You can also request a dental consultation on our website. We offer a wide range of solutions, such as tooth replacement, gum infection removal, and jaw pain relief. We serve patients in Oakton, Vienna, Fairfax, Falls Church, and Northern Virginia.